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Obligation Quotes

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Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think we'll build a consensus for action on Social
Security reform which will reduce that long-term unfunded
obligation and put the system on a sustainable basis.
- John W. Snow

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I think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer.
- David Guterson

My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations.
- Louis Freeh

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
- Margaret Mitchell

My obligation as president, and what I promise the country,
is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure.
- Ricardo Lagos

The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away
whatever obligation or interest we have as regards
the neutrality of Belgium.
We could not entertain that bargain either.
- Edward Grey

I believe that every right implies a responsibility;
every opportunity,
an obligation; every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation,
with our capital...
with God's creation.
And we need to administer and work that very carefully.
- Bruce Babbitt

A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation.
If you die before the dinner takes place,
your executor must attend.
- Ward McAllister

I think we have a moral obligation to our children
that can be easily summarized:
number one,
protect them from harm.
- Tom Allen

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible,
but the mark of a fake messiah.
- Richard Bach

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak
ill requires only our silence,
which costs us nothing.
- John Tillotson

Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
- George Meredith

Scripture makes it clear to me that there is an obligation
to speak out on behalf of those being persecuted.
- Frank R. Wolf

No obligation to do the impossible is binding.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I'm concerned about the cost, just like everybody else.
There's no question that we have an obligation to help
the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild.
- Saxby Chambliss

If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days,
I don't.
And I don't think about it.
It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
- Jonathan Carroll

So I think we have an obligation with our size to make
sure that we are open to what people have to say to
us because the people who criticize us,
they're not all mean-spirited.
- Lee Scott

Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God.
Your second is to your family.
And your third is to your community.
And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life.
- Dick Murphy

Art exists for the human species.
I think that all of the people who love art,
those who teach art, and all of you should burn with
the obligation to save the world.
- Shinichi Suzuki

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence
against women becomes a government's obligation,
not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch

The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom.
We have an opportunity - and an obligation -
to help them turn this desire into reality.
- Condoleezza Rice

Every right implies a responsibility;
Every opportunity,
an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into
that and how can we best capitalize on that to make
sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people.
- Tom Brokaw

Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is
important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves
of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
- Cat Stevens

It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader.
Even when - perhaps especially when -
you don't feel like being a leader.
- Bill Owens

I am very proud of the quality of public education in Nebraska,
but I believe we have an obligation to continually
assess whether our system is meeting 21st Century education needs.
- Dave Heineman

Where we have been incorrect in what we have done,
then I think we have an obligation to settle.
- Lee Scott

Hollywood has an obligation to watch what they put out there.
Kids do imitate what they see - good or bad.
- Morgan Brittany

The BBC has the obligation to think big.
And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
- Phil Donahue

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct
from the government and for that stipend we had an
obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers

Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery
have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
- Dick Gephardt

You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved
with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit.
But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.
- Kevin Costner

A democratic government is the only one in which those
who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die.
You have an obligation to value it -
not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits.
- Anthony Bourdain

We have no more fundamental obligation in government
than to ensure the safety of our citizens.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments,
we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage
we promised to provide to these people.
- Bob Ney

Basketball is in my blood.
It is my obligation to try.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

The first thing I see is the obligation to serve peace.
- Gustav Heinemann

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being
not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance
of coming to his assistance.
- Simone Weil

I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation,
they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
- Helen Reddy

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty,
embodied in our nation's parks, rivers,
and breathtaking landscapes.
- Dave Reichert

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton

My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.
- Jude Law

To impose taxes when the public exigencies require
them is an obligation of the most sacred character,
especially with a free people.
- James Monroe

We've had it very clear to the Bosnians that our obligation
to equip and train their forces is completely conditional
on the foreign forces being gone.
- Warren Christopher

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz.
You teach the young ones.
So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable,
they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
- Dave Van Ronk

I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.
- Clay Aiken

National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement.
A government that will not perform the role of a government
forfeits the rights of a government.
- Richard Perle

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey,
who is born with the right to command?
- Tom G. Palmer

To know that everything we say and do to this new little
human being may have a profound effect on him or her
is a daunting obligation.
- Gloria Estefan

A coldly rationalist individualist can deny that he
has any obligation to make sacrifices for the future.
- Garrett Hardin

Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate
discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so.
- Bobby Rush

I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense.
Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to
provide for the common defense of our nation.
- Joe Lieberman

We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional
obligation and public responsibility to oversee these
issues and the Department of Justice's operations.
- Sibel Edmonds

If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt,
I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation
to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.
- David Hackworth

He has the obligation to society that any human being has.
I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation
to society than a bricklayer or anybody else.
- Shel Silverstein

Social Security represents an $11 trillion unfunded obligation.
And when I say unfunded obligation, I mean we have
to come up with $11 trillion at some point to make the system whole.
- John W. Snow

There are events which are so great that if a writer
has participated in them his obligation is to write
truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
- Ernest Hemingway

If there is to be peace in our industrial life let
the employer recognize his obligation to his employees -
at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes.
- John L. Lewis

Of course it's why you want to become a writer -
because you have the liberty to do that,
but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it.
- Tobias Wolff


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