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Wise Quotes about Obligation

May you find great value in these Obligation quotes and sayings.

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

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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

 

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

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

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

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

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
- Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

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

A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case.
The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation -
is to the rule of law.
- Samuel Alito

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
- Steve Buyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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