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Obligation Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Obligation are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

 

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

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

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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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

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved -
it's the citizen who changes things.
- Jose Saramago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the
obligation of the federal government to step in when
the states failed and to monitor these programs.
- Robert Scheer

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

I know for certain of only one commandment,
one obligation, that God imposes upon us,
and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings.
- Theodore Bikel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God primes the pump of obligation.
- A. P. Martinich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you don't like the way the world is,
you change it.
You have an obligation to change it.
You just do it one step at a time.
- Marian Wright Edelman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
- Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

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


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