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Obligation And Responsibility Quotes


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

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

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

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

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

"Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation" - Dan Millman

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

"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 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

"All critics have the responsibility to tease out the social ideas and social problems in a movie. I don't feel an obligation to do that because I'm black." - Wesley Morris

"If people are being downtrodden and mistreated, it's our obligation, it's our responsibility to speak out, not just for ourselves but for others." - Alveda King

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

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

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

"When you're in the public eye - whether it be entertainment, sports, medicine, politics, whatever way - you have an opportunity, and I think also an obligation and a responsibility, to disseminate good information." - Ed Begley Jr

"The responsibility to seek learning by faith rests upon each of us individually, and this obligation will become increasingly important as the world in which we live grows more confused and troubled." - David A Bednar

"It is the foremost responsibility of the United States, having been the predominant nuclear power, to take the lead in scaling this back and making good on its signed and sealed and ratified obligation in Article 6 of the non-proliferation treaty going back to '68 to eliminate this nuclear arsenal. That's a serious international obligation." - George Lee Butler

"We are here to assist our Father in His work and His glory, 'to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man' (Moses 1:39). Your obligation is as serious in your sphere of responsibility as is my obligation in my sphere" - Gordon B Hinckley

"There are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there's an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived." - Barack Obama

"I'm thankful for the ability to share my faith in a lot of different places. It's something that I take as a responsibility and an obligation to handle as best as I can." - Tim Tebow

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

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

"Within your sphere of responsibility you have as serious an obligation as do I within my sphere of responsibility. Each of us should be determined to build the kingdom of God on the earth and to further the work of righteousness." - Gordon B Hinckley

"To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation." - Mrs Hubbard Davis

"I believe strongly in an author's moral responsibility. But his first obligation is to write good books." - Orhan Pamuk

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

"This church does not belong to its President. Its head is the Lord Jesus Christ, whose name each of us has taken upon ourselves. We are all in this great endeavor together. We are here to assist our Father in His work and His glory. . . . Your obligation is as serious in your sphere of responsibility as is my obligation in my sphere. No calling in this church is small or of little consequence." - Gordon B Hinckley

"I came to the United States in the early '80s and was welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to pursue my dreams. God has been very kind to us. My family and I are fortunate enough to be successful and we feel a tremendous responsibility and obligation to give back to our great country." - Naveen Jain

"I believe that I am a child of God, endowed with a divine birthright. I believe that there is something of divinity within me and within each of you. I believe that we have a godly inheritance and that it is our responsibility, our obligation, and our opportunity to cultivate and nurture the very best of these qualities within us." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Reports to the Surgeon General... represent the final word upon the efficient and devoted sense of responsibility of our people in this obligation to our fellow citizens. Overwhelmingly they confirm the fact that the general mortality rate, infant mortality rate, epidemics, the disease rate-are less than in normal times. There is but one explanation. That is, that through an aroused sense of public responsibility, those in destitution and their children are receiving actually more adequate care than even in normal times." - Herbert Hoover

"The natural world is a gift that we have the obligation to treasure and use carefully. It is our moral responsibility to protect it from damage, and to pass it on to our heirs in good condition. To do less is to dishonor the Giver and the gift." - Frederick Victor Grey Wymark

"We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible." - Barack Obama

"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

"They just want to continue playing their little game of power. And I feel that us people have the responsibility and also the obligation to demand to our leaders to give us the pacifist solutions. To give us a world in peace." - Shakira

"When caring for your neighbor becomes a compulsory obligation imposed by government instead of voluntary, charity turns to confiscation and freedom to achieve to involuntary servitude. To liberals, compassion seems to be defined by how many people are dependent on the government; to conservatives, it's defined by how many people no longer need help. One promotes dependence, the other freedom, responsibility and achievement." - Star Parker

"Everything you have, whether it's money or stuff, is an obligation. It is as much your duty to care for and nurture any object you own as it would be if that object were your child. All possessions come with responsibilities. More possessions equals greater responsibility." - Brad Warner

"Men and women who live in America...have a responsibility greater than that yet borne by any other people. Theirs the duty, the obligation to preserve not only the Constitution of the land but the Christian principles from which sprang that immortal document." - David O Mckay

"I think that when you are in the limelight it is part of your obligation to be a good role model. A lot of kids look up to you, and you are given a God-given talent, so it is your responsibility. It isn't hard to deal with. I never have to think twice about doing anything." - Curtis Joseph

"But there are a couple of places where it is clear to me that there should be no ambiguity of corporate responsibility - the environment and civil rights, .. As a corporation, you cannot let the desire for unanimity override your obligation for fairness." - Leo Hindery

"There is a Party of fiscal responsibility... economic responsibility... social responsibility... civic responsibility... personal responsibility... and moral responsibility. That party is the Democratic Party." - Howard Dean

"We have a greater responsibility to act than those who live in ignorance. Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it." - Ron Paul

"He provides a vision. He often reminds countries of their responsibilities in a way that makes it seem not only like a legal obligation but a moral responsibility." - Ian Fleming

"And with privilege goes responsibility." - John F Kennedy

"Liberty and responsibility are inseparable." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"Freedom and power bring responsibility." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Third, and finally, the educated citizen has an obligation to uphold the law. This is the obligation of every citizen in a free and peaceful society-but the educated citizen has a special responsibility by the virtue of his greater understanding. For whether he has ever studied history or current events, ethics or civics, the rules of a profession or the tools of a trade, he knows that only a respect for the law makes it possible for free men to dwell together in peace and progress." - John F Kennedy

"There is no such thing as society, there is a living tapestry of men and women and the beauty of that tapestry, and the quality of our lives, will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and to turn round and help, by our own efforts, those who are unfortunate. There's no such thing as entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation" - Margaret Thatcher

"What must be addressed in the most immediate sense is the threat that the emerging police state in the United States poses not to just the young protesters occupying a number of American cities, but also the threat it poses to democracy itself. This threat is being exacerbated as a result of the merging of a war-like mentality and neoliberal mode of discipline and education in which it becomes difficult to reclaim the language of obligation, social responsibility and civic engagement." - Henry Giroux

"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

"RTE was set up by legislation as an instrument of public policy, and, as such is responsible to the government. The government have overall responsibility for its conduct, and especially the obligation to ensure that its programmes do not offend against the public interest or conflict with national policy as defined in legislation. To this extent the government rejected the view that RTE should be, either generally or in regard to its current affairs programmes, completely independent of government supervision." - Sean Lemass

"When God put everybody here, I don't think that he had a master plan of a pecking order. That's not what you see in the Bible. I disagree with that notion, so in my estimation, we've all been put on this planet to share it. It is our duty and our obligation and our responsibility to make sure that we've done so in the proper fashion." - Corey Feldman

"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

"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

"Divide responsibility and nobody is responsible." - W Edwards Deming

"My responsibility is to truth and beauty." - Amiri Baraka

"Power invariably means both responsibility and danger." - Theodore Roosevelt

"With awareness come responsibility and choice." - Amanda Lindhout

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

"It is the church's responsibility, the government's responsibility, and the personal responsibility of every one of us to love." - Shane Claiborne

"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

"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

"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

"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." - Bob Filner

"You want to come in and prove yourself early. Obviously, it is a responsibility being drafted that high to come in and play well and to make an impact. If not, youre going to get cut. So you have to come in, make the team, have an impact and do something special. And I feel that, obviously, internally. I feel an obligation to myself to do that but obviously the organization, the fans, this community. I mean, they dont want to see a first-round draft pick be a bust, so I feel I have to come in and hopefully make an impact early." - A. J. Hawk

"Rank imposes obligation." - Anonymous

"Businesses should be focused on business and social responsibility should be government responsibility." - Terry Gou

"Businesses should be focused on business, and social responsibility should be government responsibility." - Terry Gou

"It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute." - William Pollard

"We can be confident that action which is in accord with a few basic beliefs cannot be wrong and can at least testify to the values we will need to cultivate. These are the beliefs that the human race is a family that has inherited a place on the earth in common, that its members have an obligation to work toward sharing it so that none is deprived of the elementary needs for life, and that all have a responsibility to leave it undegraded for those who follow." - Gilbert F. White

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

"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

"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

"Companies have a responsibility to train and retrain their employees." - Gregory Balestrero

"Accept complete responsibility both for understanding and for being understood." - Brian Tracy

"Take responsibility for the things you build and invent." - Bill Joy

"Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power." - J. G. Holland

"Better guilt than the terrible burden of freedom and responsibility." - Ernest Becker

"Building awareness and responsibility is the essence of good coaching." - John Whitmore

"Love can only exist where freedom and responsibility are operating." - Henry Cloud

"I take complete and sole responsibility for my present situation," - Brad Delp

"Society works by putting opportunity and responsibility together." - Tony Blair

"Responsibility and commitment are key elements in meeting obligations." - Zig Ziglar

"I trust people, and I respect their areas of responsibility." - Harry West

"Privilege is here, and with privilege goes responsibility." - John F Kennedy

"I take responsibility for myself and what I do now." - Paul Gascoigne

"Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power." - Seth Berkley

"Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I." - Julie Christie

"I take complete and sole responsibility for my present situation." - Brad Delp

"It's a fantastic responsibility and a wonderful moment." - Daniel Libeskind

"I take full responsibility for my life and my career." - Mark Fuhrman

"I act with full responsibility and after extensive reflection." - Asger Jorn

"Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility." - Alan Rickman

"Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together." - Napoleon Hill

"Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power." - Josiah Gilbert Holland



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