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Obligation Quotes

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To state the facts frankly
is not to despair the future nor indict the past.
The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies
and gives a faithful accounting
to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
- John F. Kennedy

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

I think you have an obligation to be an optimist.
Because if you're not, nothing will change.
- Ron Silver

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

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

It's the government's obligation to look really to
the third parties to get the support to govern.
- Stephen Harper

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

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

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing
so to overcome the passive,
indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

Some laws are wrong, and we have an obligation to speak
out against those laws wherever they are.
- Julian McMahon

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

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

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

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel,
without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary,
is that it be interesting.
- Henry James

I've always had an obligation to creation,
above all.
- Nick Cave

Besides, there were 50,000 fans or more there,
and they wanted to see the best you've got.
There was an obligation to the people,
as well as to ourselves, to go all out.
- Carl Hubbell

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

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

Pets are humanizing.
They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility
to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
- James Cromwell

If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave.
- Wayne Dyer

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

In other words, 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

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

Honest pioneer work in the field of science has always been,
and will continue to be, life's pilot.
On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility.
This puts us under an obligation.
- Wilhelm Reich

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

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

As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the
world better than how you found it.
And he also reminded us to be givers in this life,
and not takers.
- Phil Crane

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

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

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

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

I was given talent, and if you are given it,
it is your obligation to use it.
- Dennis Potter

We cannot cut and run.
If we are to ensure freedom and democracy,
it is essential that we follow through on our obligation
to bring about stability in Iraq.
- Richard Shelby

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

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

The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long,
and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.
- Thomas Hobbes

Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world,
and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
- Jose Marti

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

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

We English are good at forgiving our enemies;
it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
- P. D. James

The United States government has the obligation to
educate all young people in this country.
- Al Sharpton

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

I believe that if you are elderly, physically or mentally
handicapped we have an obligation too you,
but if you are able-bodied, you should be working.
- Alphonso Jackson

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

I know I have the mental capacity of a thousand bloggers,
but because of that, my obligation to serve God is
also that of a thousand bloggers.
- Mickey Kaus

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

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.
- Stephen Carter

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

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

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


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