Obligation Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Obligation

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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 ~


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


We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I feel a big obligation to the audience, almost in a moral sense, to say something useful. If I'm going to spend a year of my life on these things, I want something that I feel that strongly about.
~By Harold Ramis ~


Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations.
~By Barbara Mikulski ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It has been, after all, 11 years, more than a decade now, of defiance of U.N. resolutions by Saddam Hussein. Every obligation that he signed onto after the Gulf War, so that he would not be a threat to peace and security, he has ignored and flaunted.
~By Condoleezza Rice ~


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 ~


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


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


Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Simone Weil ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative.
~By George W. Bush ~


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 ~


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


The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man's increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.
~By Seth Low ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 makes no sense to talk of the social obligations of the corporation without reference to its economic obligations. The two are intertwined.
~By Lee R. Raymond ~


In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations.
~By Arthur Henderson ~


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.
~By Tobias Wolff ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Our mother was a very religious and observant Jew, our father less so. She was kind of driving the religious education, so for us it was more a burden and an obligation when we were kids at that age.
~By Joel Coen ~


Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
~By Hillary Clinton ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful, compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.
~By Robert Welch ~


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 ~


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.
~By Joe Lieberman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
~By Audrey Hepburn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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


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.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


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 ~

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