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"Obligation is thraldom, and thraldom is hateful." - Thomas Hobbes

"Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility" - Grant Cardone

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

"Doing what you love isn't a priviledge; it's an obligation." - Barbara Sher

"Love should be an inspiration, not an obligation." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"We're under obligation to love - that's the commandment." - Dorothy Day

"When we work for Christ out of obligation, it feels like work. But when we truly love Christ, our work is a manifestation of that love, and it feels like love." - Francis Chan

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

"The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is bearing arms." - George S Patton

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

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

"You can't organize people if you don't love them. And however hard it can be to love the racist you come in contact with; doing so is the first obligation of a white antiracist." - Tim Wise

"Love and hatred don't take turns; they exist side by side at the same time. And one's duty, one's obligation every day, is to choose to follow the nobler one." - Jamaica Kincaid

"That's why I want you there, he said. You're unpredictable, and that can be the difference between success and failure. Most people make decisions in anger, fear, love, or obligation. You make decisions to irritate people." - Kim Harrison

"Love is at once the most creative and yet simultaneously destructive force in the world, and thus, in our lives. And I don't mean the Hallmark sentimental type of love, although that is part of it. But a deeper obligation that we have to each other: the obligation to reflect our humanness at each other, to reflect back the things others show us and we, them." - Chris Abani

"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

"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

"The committee has an obligation to give you a choice. The members have the obligation and the right to make that choice." - Bill Vaughan

"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

"Morality rests upon a sense of obligation; and obligation has no meaning except as implying a Divine command, without which it would cease to be." - James Anthony Froude

"Different is not deviant, no matter what the world may say. You have the moral obligation to love yourself." - Charles M Blow

"It is every Americans' right and obligation to read and interpret the Constitution for himself." - Thomas Jefferson

"We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools." - Barack Obama

"Friendship, obligation and greed are not good enough reasons to write anything." - Stephen Sondheim

"My only obligation is to my characters. And they came from where I have been." - Quentin Tarantino

"That conscience approves of and attests such a course of action, is itself alone an obligation." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"Alas! the scientific conscience had got into the debasing company of money obligation and selfish respects." - George Eliot

"The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation." - William J Clinton

"From the right to know and the duty to inquire flows the obligation to act." - Sandra Steingraber

"Football is a religion and Saturday is the holy day of obligation." - Bob Ufer

"The job of a storyteller is to tell stories, and I have concentrated on that obligation." - James A Michener

"The three basic material rights - continuity, mutual obligation, and the pursuit of happiness." - David Brin

"To owe an obligation to a worthy friend is a happiness, and can be no disparagement." - Pierre Charron

"Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility." - Ellen Page

"Every citizen, scientists included, has some obligation to be involved in public affairs and politics." - Rush D Holt Jr

"You have an obligation to challenge your fans and your viewers." - Dana Gould

"I think marriage is a boring and fault-ridden contractual obligation." - Henry Rollins

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

"As Christians, we have an obligation and responsibility to abide by the principles of the Bible." - S Truett Cathy

"Your obligation as a base runner is to try and be safe within the rules. OK?" - Pete Rose

"A nation has its first obligation to its own workers and its own poor." - Richard Lamm

"We do have an obligation to deter conflict and to prepare for it should it occur." - Martin Dempsey

"You're making the grant of affection, forbearance, mercy, out of your own experience and, of course, out of cultural tradition. You're saying, to use the well-worn analogy, if I love my children, that puts me under obligation to assume that other people love theirs." - Wendell Berry

"God's love for us is uncoerced and so freely given that it does not demand a response. But so freely is it given that it creates freedom in the recipient, so that our response is not one of obligation or duty, nor the returning of a favor, but uncoerced love." - Mark Galli

"I do feel the weight of being the steward of the greatest sport the world ever came up with. I grew up with a love and admiration for it, so I feel an obligation to portray it as electric and terrifying and exciting and beautiful, and all these sometimes contradicting things that make hockey what it is." - Jay Baruchel

"It is a dangerous experiment to call in gratitude as an ally to love. Love is a debt which inclination always pays, obligation never." - Blaise Pascal

"Rank imposes obligation." - Anonymous

"Animals do feel like us, also joy, love, fear and pain but they cannot grasp the spoken word. It is our obligation to take their part and continue to resist the people who profit by them, who slaughter them and who torture them." - Denis de Rougemont

"Because you have no memory for things that happened ten or twenty years ago, you're still mouthing the same nonsense as two thousand years ago. Worse, you cling with might and main to such absurdities as 'race,' 'class,' 'nation,' and the obligation to observe a religion and repress your love." - Wilhelm Reich

"To be risen with Christ means not only that one has a choice and that one may live by a higher law - the law of grace and love - but that one must do so. The first obligation of the Christian is to maintain their freedom from all superstitions, all blind taboos and religious formalities, indeed from all empty forms of legalism." - Thomas Merton

"One can say this in general of men: they are ungrateful, disloyal, insincere and deceitful, timid of danger and avid of profit...Love is a bond of obligation that these miserable creatures break whenever it suits them to do so; but fear holds them fast by a dread of punishment that never passes." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"It's scary to realize that the only thing holding our friends to us isn't our performance, or our lovability, or their guilt, or their obligation. The only thing that will keep them calling, spending time with us, and putting up with us is love. And that's the one thing we can't control." - Henry Cloud

"It's scary to realize that the only thing holding our friends to us is' our performance, or our lovability, or their guilt, or their obligation. The only thing that will keep them calling, spending time with us, and putting up with us is love. And that's the one thing we ca' control." - Henry Cloud

"I suppose the story of my life is a search for love, but more than that, I have been looking for a way to repair myself from the damages I suffered early on and to define my obligation, if I had any, to myself and my species." - Marlon Brando

"It's scary to realize that the only thing holding our friends to us isn't our performance, or our lovability, or their guilt, or their obligation. The only thing that will keep them calling, spending time with us, and putting up with us is love. And that's the one thing we can't control." - Henry Cloud

"The magnanimous know very well that they who give time, or money, or shelter, to the stranger-so it be done for love, and not forostentation-do, as it were, put God under obligation to them, so perfect are the compensations of the universe." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We can exaggerate about many things; but we can never exaggerate our obligation to Jesus, or the compassionate abundance of the love of Jesus to us. All our lives long we might talk of Jesus, and yet we should never come to an end of the sweet things that might be said of Him." - Frederick William Faber

"Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"When we're true to ourselves, we become instruments of truth for the planet. Because we're all connected, we touch the lives of everyone around us, who then affect others. Our only obligation is to be the love we are and allow our answers to come from within in the way that's most appropriate for us." - Anita Moorjani

"There's this really good line in 'Women in Love' where Ursula says, 'I always thought it was a sin to be unhappy.' And actually I think that's very common, it's what a lot of people feel - that you have an obligation to life to be happy if you can." - Rachel Cusk

"We have a legal and moral obligation to rid our world of nuclear tests and nuclear weapons." - Ban Kimoon

"It's just what we love doing. I don't feel like we have some kind of obligation to... It's really just a natural thing." - Faris Badwan

"We are all musicians in a great human orchestra, and it is now time to play the Save the World Symphony. You are not required to play a solo, but you are required to know what instrument you hold and play it as well as you can. You are required to find your place in the score. What we love we must protect. That's what love means. From the right to know and the duty to inquire flows the obligation to act." - Sandra Steingraber

"We are all musicians in a great human orchestra, and it is now time to play the Save the World Symphony. You are not required to play a solo, but you are required to know what instrument you hold and play it as well as you can. You are required to find your place in the score. What we love we must protect. That's what love means. From the right to know and the duty to inquire flows the obligation to act." - Sandra Steingraber

"As a citizen, you have an obligation to the countrys tax system, but you also have an obligation to yourself to know your rights under the law and possible tax deductions - and to claim every one of them." - Donald Alexander

"Our obligation is to ourselves and obligating to ourselves the job of defending and protecting America is how we serve other people around the world, not by letting this country go to hell. We are under no such obligation." - Rush Limbaugh

"Since the women are the ones who bear the babies and there's nothing we can do about that, our laws and customs then make it the financial obligation of the husband to provide the support. It is his obligation and his sole obligation. And this is exactly and precisely what we will lose if the Equal Rights Amendment is passed." - Phyllis Schlafly

""We have a responsibility and an obligation to do everything we can to try to make this work."" - John Hickenlooper

"If you are in a meeting and you disagree mentally then you have an obligation to disagree verbally!" - Perry Noble

"We have a moral obligation to be interesting, for our gospel is loaded with life-and-death interest for people." - Halford Luccock

"If people disagree with me and want to articulate it, that's not only their right but almost their obligation." - David Cross

"Your first obligation as a writer is to tell the truth and to tell a good story." - Lena Waithe

"The most fruitful and elevating influence I have ever seemed to meet has been my impression of obligation to God." - Daniel Webster

"Industry is a Christian obligation, imposed on our race to develop the noblest energies, and insures the highest reward." - Elias Lyman Magoon

"No vicarious charity can substitute for justice which is due as an obligation and is wrongfully denied." - Pope Pius XI

"If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind." - Aaron Sorkin

"Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God." - Evelyn Waugh

"I think there is an obligation on the part of all of us to stay informed and aware." - Robert Kennedy

"Inherent in the ordination to be bishop is both the right and the obligation to be directed by inspiration." - Boyd K. Packer

"I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation." - William J Clinton

"Religious liberalism affirms the moral obligation to direct one's effort toward the establishment of a just and *loving* community." - James Luther Adams

"Servants think of ministry as an opportunity, not an obligation. They enjoy helping people, meeting needs, and doing ministry." - Rick Warren

"Everyone is given one gift, a reason for being, and it's our obligation to do something with it." - Melissa Rosenberg

"My life is a gift not an obligation and I Get To make the most of it." - Jon Gordon

"I don't owe no one no obligation, and no one owe me none so every 'ting is fine." - Peter Tosh

"We have a moral obligation to be interesting, for our gospel is loaded with life-and-death interest for people." - Halford E. Luccock

"We each have a moral obligation to conserve and preserve beauty in this world; there is none to waste." - Robert A Heinlein

"I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation." - Hillary Rodham Clinton

"Families, doing everything for each other out of imagined obligation and always getting in each other's way, what a tangle." - John Updike

"We have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories." - Neil Gaiman

"If our business is successful and achieves excessive profits we're under no obligation to share that with our workers." - John Schnatter

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Shareholders have the right and obligation to set the parameters of corporate behavior within which management pursues profit." - Eliot Spitzer

"While the feds ... leave Social Security off their books, the government's obligation to make benefit payments to current and near-term Social Security recipients is certainly no less real than its obligation to pay interest on its Treasury bonds." - Laurence Kotlikoff

"There may be a legal obligation to obey, but there will be no moral obligation to obey. When it comes to history, it will be the people who broke the law for freedom who will be remembered and honoured." - Tony Benn

"Why not coincidentally? From religion comes hope for the future and a sense of societal obligation (i.e., a non-hedonistic worldview). No faith, no hope. No hope for the future, no sense of obligation - hence, no children." - Don Feder

"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." - Jay Alan Sekulow

"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

"A contract is an ask game, and if it asks for an hour, and I submit to an hour, then it's an hour. When I look at a contract, I look at the obligation - where, when, how long, the compensation. If I agree to it, that's the way it is. I have an obligation. They have an obligation." - Chuck Berry

"I think every leader has an obligation - the absolute obligation - to treat everyone fairly. But they also have the obligation to treat everyone differently. Because people aren't all the same, and the last thing you ever want to do, in my opinion, is let the best in your organization be treated like the worst in your organization. It does nothing for your future." - Jack Welch

"Freedom without obligation is anarchy. Freedom without obligation is democracy." - Earl Riney

"Obligation is the bitterest thraldom." - Suzanne Curchod

"Happiness is a moral obligation" - Dennis Prager

"Every claim creates an obligation." - William James

"Today I detach from other people's dramas. I love them and pray for them. I am a role model of peace for them. But I no longer rescue them, or put my own needs last. It is my right to be happy and to help others as I feel lovingly guided instead from guilt or obligation. I respect my feelings and expect others to do so too. And so it is!" - Doreen Virtue

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs ...[they] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty." - James Herriot

"Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs. Yesterday is about experience; tomorrow is about hope; today is about transitioning from one to the other. The happiest people on earth don't have the best of everything... they make the best of everything I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates

"I think now that being free is not being powerful or rich or well regarded or without obligation but being able to love. To love someone else enough to forget about yourself even for one moment is to be free." - Jeanette Winterson

"When we ask we are owning our needs. Asking for love, comfort or understanding is a transaction between two people. You are saying: I have a need. It's not your problem. It's not your responsibility. You don't have to respond, but I'd like something from you. This frees the other person to connect with you freely and without obligation. When we own that our needs are our responsibility we allow others to love us because we have something to offer. Asking is a far cry from demanding. When we demand love, we destroy it." - Henry Cloud

"If we wait for some people to become agreeable or attractive before we begin to love them, we will never begin. If we are content to give them a cold impersonal 'charity' that is merely a matter of obligation, we will not trouble to understand them or to sympathize with them at all. And in that case we will not really love them, because love implies an efficacious will not only to do good to others exteriorly but also to find some good in them to which we can respond."" - Thomas Merton

"Our obligation to others and a gift to ourselves is to acknowledge and authentically express genuine appreciation for courtesies, caring and concern others have given us." - Michael Josephson

"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

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

"Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal." - Louis K Anspacher

"As believers we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance." - Queen Noor of Jordan

"We all have an obligation as citizens of this earth to leave the world a healthier, cleaner, and better place for our children and future generations." - Blythe Danner

"As the wealthiest nation on Earth, I believe the United States has a moral obligation to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition, and to partner with others." - Barack Obama

"I remind myself of the power of thought and how it's my obligation as a citizen (and student) of humanity to propel compassion." - Alyssa Milano

"My obligation is to focus on the priorities of classroom instruction, parental involvement and student safety, targeting student performance and eliminating unnecessary administrative costs." - John R. Leopold

"The first obligation I have is to be funny; it's my first impulse and an instinct. I like being funny and finding the jokes." - George Carlin

"When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlighenment and comfort at top speed" - Kurt Vonnegut

"I have an obligation to use what I know to try to bring real, usable medical science to every doctor and bedside and patient." - Patrick Soon-Shiong

"Individual faults and frailties are no excuse to give in - and no exemption from the common obligation to give of ourselves." - Edward Kennedy

"Ay, and Ratolorum too; and a gentleman born, Master Parson, who writes himself Armigero, in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation - Armigero!" - William Shakespeare

"Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the loftiest kind thereof comes only of a religious stock, - from consciousness of obligation and dependence upon God." - Theodore Parker

"As disciples of Christ, we have a sacred obligation to uphold His laws and commandments and the covenants which we take upon ourselves." - Robert D. Hales

"Mind's requirements and expectations cannot be fulfilled. Existence has no obligation to fulfill mind's requirements and demands. You have to accept existence as it is." - Rajneesh

"Our nation has both an obligation and self-interest in facing head-on the serious environmental, economic and national security threat posed by global warming." - John Mccain

"Patriotism is the admission that people who share a land, a place, and a history have a special obligation to that place and to each other." - David Ehrenfeld

"I consider it to be the meaning of my whole life and my obligation to serve my fatherland and our people." - Vladimir Putin

"I feel that it is our moral obligation to stand and to be courageous with these families, and particularly Cindy, that have become the conscience of this nation." - Al Sharpton

"Every talent is unearned, however, and with it comes a solemn obligation to use it as fully and as wisely as possible." - Dean Koontz

"The president-elect [Donald Trump] has a duty and obligation to abide by the law. And he's except from most all of these laws." - Jason Chaffetz

"A lot of people think of political activism as some grim duty, and I think we do have an obligation to be citizens - to be informed and engaged." - Rebecca Solnit

"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

"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

"I got married very early, and in no time at all, we had three children. And it seemed to me I had an obligation to support them." - E L Doctorow

"Chefs have a new opportunity - and perhaps even an obligation - to inform the public about what is good to eat, and why." - Rene Redzepi

"Every writer loves the idea of being able to go in and fix a problem and then leave without obligation. It's fun!" - Joss Whedon

"I have an obligation to use what I know to try to bring real, usable medical science to every doctor and bedside and patient." - Patrick Soonshiong

"I feel like it's my responsibility and my obligation to stand up and to say that which I believe to be the truth." - Jimmy Swaggart

"A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all." - John F Kennedy

"Im concerned about the cost, just like everybody else. Theres no question that we have an obligation to help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild." - Saxby Chambliss

"I feel an obligation to myself to entertain myself and if other people get something out of it, I'm like, right on." - RuPaul

"We hold the moral obligation of providing for old age, helpless infancy, and poverty is far superior to that of supplying the invented wants of courtly extravagance." - Thomas Paine



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