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Positive Quotes about Obligation

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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

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I came up in a family oriented towards the sick,
so I always felt an obligation for doing something.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each of us knows that we have an obligation to care for the old,
the young and the sick.
We stand strongest when we stand with the weakest among us.
- Sarah Palin

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

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

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

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


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