Obligation Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Obligation

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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.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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.
~By Helen Reddy ~


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


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.
~By Wilhelm Reich ~


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


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


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.
~By Cat Stevens ~


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.
~By Isaac Barrow ~


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


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


All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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.
~By Edward Grey ~


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


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.
~By Warren Christopher ~


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


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.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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


Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
~By Anna Julia Cooper ~


We have a responsibility as a state to protect our most vulnerable citizens: our children, seniors, people with disabilities. That is our moral obligation. But there is an economic justification too - we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet.
~By John Lynch ~


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


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.
~By 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.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards.
~By David Soul ~


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


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


You have to give access to people with disabilities but there is no requirement to hire them. What I mean by affirmative obligation is that producers must take the necessary steps to include opportunities for people with disabilities and a vast majority of them do.
~By Richard Masur ~


When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country's interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety.
~By Byron Dorgan ~


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.
~By Condoleezza Rice ~


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.
~By John Bruton ~


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.
~By Shel Silverstein ~


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.
~By Nelson A. Miles ~


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.
~By 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.
~By R. D. Laing ~


The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government.
~By Stephen Harper ~


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.
~By Edward F. Halifax ~


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


I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


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.
~By David Hackworth ~


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


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


For the Archivist, this role is a result of his obligation to preserve and assure timely and maximum access to our governmental records in the evolving historic saga of the American people.
~By Allen Weinstein ~


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.
~By Ron Paul ~


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.
~By Kevin Costner ~


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


When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?
~By Patricia Ireland ~


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.
~By Richard Bach ~


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


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.
~By Claudia Schiffer ~


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


Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.
~By Jon Corzine ~


I don't feel the obligation to have a big explosion in the first 20 seconds so the audience doesn't turn on another channel. We are trying to make something that looks like a feature film that was bought for television and I think we are succeeding.
~By Tom Selleck ~


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.
~By Dick Murphy ~


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


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.
~By Richard Shelby ~


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.
~By Jules Massenet ~


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


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.
~By Dave Van Ronk ~


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.
~By Lee Scott ~


To live forever should not be an obligation. In fact, eternal life should only be for those who wish for it, because if we are depressed and unhappy with our lives, just the idea of living forever is an unbearable source of suffering.
~By Claude Vorilhon ~


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


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.
~By Omar Bongo ~


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.
~By Gerry Adams ~


While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland.
~By George Combe ~


December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
~By Phil Donahue ~


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.
~By Ang Lee ~


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


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


Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


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.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


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.
~By Saxby Chambliss ~


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


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


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


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


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


Obligations may be universal or particular.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
~By Simone de Beauvoir ~


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.
~By Samuel Adams ~


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


The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act.
~By Andrew Cuomo ~


God primes the pump of obligation.
~By A. P. Martinich ~


Russia under President Putin is less democratic and less free today than when he assumed office. If Russia cannot fulfill its obligation to the G-8 and maintain a high standard of democratic governance then its membership should be suspended.
~By Vito Fossella ~


All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.
~By Christian Bale ~


Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future.
~By Alberto Moravia ~


There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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.
~By Richard Dooling ~


Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
~By Moustapha Akkad ~


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.
~By Mark Lloyd ~


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


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.
~By Dan Lipinski ~


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


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.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


The president does not have any obligation to make a consensus appointment here. What the president's obligation is, is to pick a judicial conservative, and I believe that's what he's gonna do.
~By Jay Alan Sekulow ~


Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.
~By Stephen Carter ~


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.
~By Tom Brokaw ~


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.
~By Dave Heineman ~


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.
~By Josef Albers ~


A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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.
~By Carl Hubbell ~


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.
~By Mickey Kaus ~

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