Obligation Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Obligation

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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.
~By Shinichi Suzuki ~


Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into depression because it was the only rightful protest I could throw in the face of a world that said it was alright for people to come and go as they please, that there were simply no real obligations left.
~By Elizabeth Wurtzel ~


Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.
~By Elihu Root ~


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


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


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 international community and Israel have the same opinion regarding the Hamas government. We don't say we are going to boycott it forever. We say the Hamas government must abide by the obligations the Palestinian Authority has signed.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


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.
~By Ricardo Lagos ~


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


We have, unlike many of our competitors, continued to meet our various financial obligations.
~By Gerard Arpey ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Gloria Estefan ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Phil Crane ~


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 ~


Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


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 ~


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


As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
~By John Trumbull ~


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


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 ~


And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.
~By Adam Weishaupt ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there.
~By Judge Mills Lane ~


The personal thing is something I have never talked about. And I never will. That is prohibited. My job is public. But that's it. When you're not working, you don't have an obligation to be public.
~By Javier Bardem ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Richard Perle ~


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


Because of their low earnings and family obligations, Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts. An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of dollars under this proposal.
~By Grace Napolitano ~


I jumped off the wheel of fortune because I wanted to simplify things. Now I've fulfilled my obligations to myself by making my new record. I'd like it to sell millions of copies, but my self - worth is not based on chart positions.
~By Roland Gift ~


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


I have a lot of obligations.
~By Isaac Mizrahi ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails to fulfill its obligations.
~By Martin L. Gross ~


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.
~By Marian Wright Edelman ~


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.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
~By Alexander Solzehnitsyn ~


The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations.
~By Arthur Henderson ~


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.
~By Sibel Edmonds ~


The decision came from the publisher. It certainly was cleared by Chicago. And then they come out with these fine sounding words about relation to readers and their obligation. It has nothing to do with that.
~By Robert Scheer ~


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 ~


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


Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply impose obligations on others, for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


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


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


I was little impressed with this rough and ready way of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided that I was now quite free of any obligations.
~By Pietro Mascagni ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.
~By Simon Wiesenthal ~


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


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


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 ~


Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944 in which the UK government accepted the maintenance of employment as an obligation of governmental policy.
~By James Meade ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By John W. Snow ~


The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong.
~By James Monroe ~


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.
~By Sarah Palin ~


I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I'm with them every minute of the day.
~By Tom Berenger ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
~By Sallust ~


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.
~By Samuel Alito ~


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


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


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


We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished.
~By Bob Filner ~


Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations.
~By Gunther Schuller ~


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 ~


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.
~By Bruce Babbitt ~


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 ~


Given the choice, children who don't want for anything will not save... We have an obligation as parents to give our children what they need. What they want we can give them as a special gift, or they can save their money for it.
~By Barbara Coloroso ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one.
~By Sidney Poitier ~

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