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Obligations Quotes

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Gifts freely given are never obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest obstacle to a Joyful Life
is your "story" about your life.
Your story is filled with perceives needs and obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

In my afternoon walk I would fain forget
all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
- Henry David Thoreau

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social
setting and a framework of obligations which transcend
the principle of intelligence.
- Michael Polanyi

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I have other obligations now - the show,
my family, my life...
though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn't have any of those things.
- Rob Lowe

To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted
as persons by our particular obligations,
and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice.
- Tom G. Palmer

If I were to agree to write the music for your beautiful poem,
it would tie your poem up for some years as I have
agreements and obligations which I must respect.
- Jules Massenet

Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations,
at least under normal circumstances,
must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
- Tom G. Palmer

But the Western countries that link their partnership
with the poorest countries with respect for democracy
also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.
- Omar Bongo

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
impose obligations on others,
for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
- Tom G. Palmer

The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily,
yet we are prepared for the alternative.
- George W. Bush

The Hamas organization is unwilling to honor the obligations
that the Palestinian Authority has signed.
- Moshe Katsav

Romania will continue to fulfil its obligations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Traian Basescu

I also believe that member states of the United Nations
should live up their obligations to pay their dues.
- Alex Morrison

Hey, we have obligations.
We all work for a living now.
- Michael Irvin

We have, unlike many of our competitors,
continued to meet our various financial obligations.
- Gerard Arpey

Obligations may be universal or particular.
- Tom G. Palmer

The nations must be organized internationally and induced
to enter into partnership,
subordinating in some measure national sovereignty
to worldwide institutions and obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails
to fulfill its obligations.
- Martin L. Gross

The intrusions of the white race and the non-
compliance with treaty obligations have been followed
by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit.
- Nelson A. Miles

I have always thought music as a way out of the ordinary
mundane obligations of life.
- Martha Reeves

I have family obligations and all that stuff.
I get my kids six weeks in the summer,
which is a real intense period of time.
I'm with them every minute of the day.
- Tom Berenger

It makes no sense to talk of the social obligations
of the corporation without reference to its economic obligations.
The two are intertwined.
- Lee R. Raymond

Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human
society it is requisite that the highest obligations
possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.
- Isaac Barrow

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
- Michel de Montaigne

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations.
I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Divorced men are more likely to meet their car payments
than their child support obligations.
- Susan Faludi

You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't
live up to your obligations.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I have a lot of obligations.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I was little impressed with this rough and ready way
of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided
that I was now quite free of any obligations.
- Pietro Mascagni

Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful;
the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
- William Gilmore Simms

Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought.
It must be born with men, or else all the obligations
in the world will not create it.
- Edward F. Halifax

Confidence...
thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations,
on faithful protection and on unselfish performance.
Without them it cannot live.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We have obligations towards the innocent,
the dead, towards the living, towards our children and their children.
- Ricardo Lagos

It is time in the West to defend not so much human
rights as human obligations.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the
obligations of gratitude.
- Sallust

A man must not deny his manifest abilities,
for that is to evade his obligations.
- William Feather

Even without reforms, the Social Security fund will
be able to meet 100 percent of its obligations until 2042.
- Grace Napolitano

Parents today are under a lot of stress,
sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet.
They're trying to find day care for their kids and
elder care for their own parents.
The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries
by not living up to its obligations.
- Barbara Mikulski

The international community and Israel have the same
opinion regarding the Hamas government.
We don't say we are going to boycott it forever.
We say the Hamas government must abide by the obligations
the Palestinian Authority has signed.
- Moshe Katsav

Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may
depend upon treaty stipulations,
or upon the rules of international law,
or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the
circumstances of a particular case,
or upon disputed facts.
- Elihu Root

And of all illumination which human reason can give,
none is comparable to the discovery of what we are,
our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of,
and what are the means of attaining it.
- Adam Weishaupt

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans,
and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our
sacred obligations to our veterans and their families
who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
- Dan Lipinski

The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads'
upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station
owners either play by the rules or pay.
In other words, if they don't want to be subject to
local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations,
they should pay to support public broadcasters who
will operate on behalf of the local community.
- Mark Lloyd

Of course the EU and member states must work to ensure
that people moving from one country to another understand
their obligations and their rights in areas like health,
road safety and further education.
- John Bruton

I jumped off the wheel of fortune because I wanted to simplify things.
Now I've fulfilled my obligations to myself by making my new record.
I'd like it to sell millions of copies,
but my self - worth is not based on chart positions.
- Roland Gift

In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations
to settle international disputes peacefully are now
so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost
impossible for a state to resort to war without violating
one or more solemn treaty obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

Insofar as international law is observed,
it provides us with stability and order and with a
means of predicting the behavior of those with whom
we have reciprocal legal obligations.
- J. William Fulbright

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is,
or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country.
There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country,
who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations
in his private connections.
- Samuel Adams

Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into
depression because it was the only rightful protest
I could throw in the face of a world that said it was
alright for people to come and go as they please,
that there were simply no real obligations left.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

This is not a change of career for me.
Just an expansion of it.
I have contracts and obligations and business partners who are counting on me.
And I would only want to do another movie if it's as good as this one.
- Claudia Schiffer

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives
in Washington are to protect our liberty,
not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars,
while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
- Ron Paul

The United States have fulfilled in good faith all
their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes,
and have in every other instance insisted upon a like
performance of their obligations.
- Martin Van Buren

Because of their low earnings and family obligations,
Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts.
An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of
dollars under this proposal.
- Grace Napolitano

The obligations of our representatives in Washington
are to protect our liberty,
not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars,
while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
- Ron Paul

Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish
talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious,
'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk.
Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know
that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives,
except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
- Richard Dooling

It is high time that the international community tell
Saddam Hussein and his regime that this is not an issue
of negotiation with the U.N.
about obligations that they undertook in 1991.
- Condoleezza Rice

Your ability as republican volunteers,
to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments
and others cannot easily hide from their obligations
and their responsibility to resolve these problems.
- Gerry Adams

I went to America on holiday when I was 17 and,
before I knew it, I'd been signed up by an agency and
had these obligations I didn't understand,
but which I couldn't say no to.
This industry chose me.
But I did choose to make it fulfilling.
- Elle Macpherson

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties,
but of little things, in which smiles and kindness,
and small obligations given habitually,
are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
- Humphry Davy

For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking
for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations
imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful,
compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.
- Robert Welch

George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a
full-scale assault on civil liberties,
human rights and the rule of law, walking away from
his international obligations,
tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
- Bianca Jagger

Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer,
conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot
of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort
of long-term commitments and obligations.
- Gunther Schuller

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

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

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

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


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