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"The beauty of life is in people who feel some obligation to enhance life. Without that, we're only half alive." - Ralph Waite

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

"I wouldn't say that comedy brought me away from it.I think that my idea of faith was another obligation in my life." - Jim Gaffigan

"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

"I've got enough money in my life to retire now and do nothing. But I've got a duty and obligation to see if we can create more jobs in this state, and the government's got an obligation to approve projects and to assess them for the benefit of the people of Queensland." - Clive Palmer

"Life does not have meaning through mere existence or acquisition or fun. The meaning of life is inherent in the connections we make to others through honor and obligation..." - Laura Schlessinger

"I worry about a culture that devalues life and believe as your president I have an important obligation to foster and encourage respect for life in America and throughout the world." - George W Bush

"Our Congresses consist of Christians. In their private life they are true to every obligation of honor; yet in every session they violate them all, and do it without shame. Because honor to party is above honor to themselves." - Mark Twain

"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." - Muhammad Ali

"If there is to be peace in our industrial life, let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees - at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes." - John L Lewis

"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." - Muhammad Ali

"If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees - at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes." - John L Lewis

"To carry adequate life insurance is a moral obligation incumbent upon the great majority of citizens." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"God is not an obligation or burden. God is the joy of my life!" - Mychal Judge

"On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation." - Wilhelm Reich

"When you're making a film, you have an obligation to fill the frame with life." - Joss Whedon

"Destiny commands... and imposes a sacred obligation to show up in the face of one's desire for a normal, casual life... there are other forces afoot of which consciousness has only the dimmest of understandings..." - James Hollis

"We must always meet our obligation to those who fall behind without our assistance. But let's remember, without a race there can be no champion, no records broken, no excellence - in education or any other walk of life." - Ronald Reagan

"There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape." - Oriana Fallaci

"In ordinary life, the action of a third party does not free the contractor from an obligation; but the advantage of making a contract with heaven is that intentions are valid currency." - Machado de Assis

"For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life." - Joyce Brothers

"I feel blessed to be in the broadcast business for 20 years. I believe that when you're this blessed, you have an obligation to pay it forward. That's what life is all about ultimately." - Tavis Smiley

"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." - Harold Ramis

"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." - Phil Crane

"Form is, in a way, death. A novelist's obligation is to break free from the form, even though he knows that this will also be seen as artificial and distanced from life." - Karl Ove Knausgaard

"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." - Wilhelm Reich

"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." - Andrew Jackson

"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." - Dick Murphy

"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

"America's commitment to collective defense under Article 5 of NATO is a sacred obligation in our view - a sacred obligation not just for now, but for all time." - Joe Biden

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

"My obligation is to do the right thing. The rest is in God's hands." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation." - Stephen Crane

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

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

"Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself." - Richard Bach

"We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens." - Bob Ehrlich

"Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try." - Hakeem Olajuwon

"To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism." - G. Edward Griffin

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

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

"For those who lead, they have an obligation to create a better life for the people around them." - Daniel A. D'Aniello

"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths . . . ?" - George Washington

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

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

"If there's even one thing we can do - even one life we can save - we have an obligation to try" - Barack Obama

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

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

"Just as a person is commanded to honor and revere his father, so he is under an obligation to honor and revere his teacher, even to a greater extent than his father; for his father gave him life in this world, while his teacher instructs him in wisdom, secures for him life in the world to come." - Maimonides

"Rank imposes obligation." - Anonymous

"In social life, in the family government, in the Church, and in the State this is an acknowledged and invariable law. The debtor would be incapable of appreciating the clemency which cancelled the debt, so long as he denied either the existence or the justice of the claim. Unconscious of the obligation, he would be insensible to the grace that remitted it." - Octavius Winslow

"War is a biological necessity of the first importance, a regulative element in the life of mankind which cannot be dispensed with... But it is not only a biological law but a moral obligation, and, as such, an dispensable factor in civilization." - Friedrich von Bernhardi

"Everything I"ve ever gotten in life is largely due to the fact that I was born in this country, America, at this time with these opportunities for its citizens. It is the primary obligation of our generation to turn over a similar America to our kids." - Thomas Friedman

"Everything I've ever gotten in life is largely due to the fact that I was born in this country, America, at this time with these opportunities for its citizens. It is the primary obligation of our generation to turn over a similar America to our kids." - Thomas Friedman

"War is a biological necessity of the first importance, a regulative element in the life of mankind which cannot be dispensed with. . . . But it is not only a biological law but a moral obligation, and, as such, an dispensable factor in civilization." - Friedrich von Bernhardi

"They will never allow, that a Child is under any Obligation to his Father for begetting him, or his Mother for bringing him into the World; which, considering the Miseries of human Life, was neither a Benefit in itself, nor intended so by his Parents, whose Thoughts in their Love-encounters were otherwise employed." - Jonathan Swift

"I guess what I'd like to say is that people in Sierra Leone are human beings, just like Americans. They want to send their kids to school; they want to live in peace; they want to have their basic rights of life just like everyone else. I think we all owe an obligation to support people who want to do that." - Ishmael Beah

"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

"In so many ways, a lot of the drive I've had to do certain things has been because of this sense that I have both the opportunity and in some sense the obligation to ratify that my parents' life had purpose." - Marco Rubio

"Every life is worthy and every life is capable of greatness. We have an obligation to make sure that opportunity for greatness is there." - Condoleezza Rice

"Natural Giving: Anything we do in life which is not out of that energy, we pay for and everybody else pays for. Anything we do to avoid punishment, everybody pays for. Everything we do for a reward, everybody pays for. Everything we do to make people like us, everybody pays for. Everything we do out of guilt, shame, duty, or obligation, everybody pays for." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"We cannot stop every act of senseless violence. We cannot know every evil that lurks in troubled minds. But if we can prevent even one tragedy like this, save even one life, spare other families what these families are going through, certainly we've got an obligation to try." - Barack Obama

"When something in life occurs that is troubling, we are supposed to not dwell on the thing itself. Instead, the focus should be on our obligation to turn this bad thing into something beautiful. It's not easy. But, if you focus your creative energy away from self-torture and onto "how you can turn this into something beautiful" pretty remarkable things start to happen." - Matt Smith

"The indictment knocked me on the head. First of all, I hand no idea at all about 90 per cent of the accusations in it. The crimes are horrible beyond belief, if they are true. Secondly, I don't see how they can fail to recognize a soldier's obligation to obey orders. That's the code I've live by all my life." - Alfred Jodl

"I believe that God plays this enormous role in my life. And I believe that it's my obligation to give back and to follow the rules that were set. And it also gives me an enormous sense of my own place." - Ronald Perelman

"When something in life occurs that is troubling, we are supposed to not dwell on the thing itself. Instead, the focus should be on our obligation to turn this bad thing into something beautiful. It's not easy. But, if you focus your creative energy away from self-torture and onto 'how you can turn this into something beautiful' pretty remarkable things start to happen." - Matt Smith

"As someone who's spent time with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on USO tours and met wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda, I feel a deep obligation to the men and women who have risked life and limb on our behalf." - Al Franken

"I would consider myself to be a moderate Republican, but more important than that, I believe our system of government is the best system there is... and while I have no illusions of changing the world, I've had good opportunities in life, and I believe there's an obligation to give something back by participating." - Pat Meehan

"Under the common law, one of the more controversial rules is the 'no duty to rescue rule' that says that, if you were not responsible for placing someone in danger or risk, you have no obligation to help them, even when it would cost little to save their life." - Jonathan Turley

"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." - Claude Vorilhon

"In life I learned that you should not brag, until you've done it And even worse than that.. Could you do it again?? That's why I'm always humble, humbleness is a brave man's obligation, since he knows what it takes to accomplish a great deed" - Renzo Gracie

"And so I believe that God plays this enormous role in my life. And I believe that it's my obligation to give back and to follow the rules that were set. And it also gives me an enormous sense of my own place and an enormous sense of stability." - Ronald Perelman

"In my relationship with God, I've learned that if I follow a 'formula' for how I spend my time with Him, then I'm just accomplishing a checklist of things I feel obligated to do to please Him. This makes my spiritual life more about doing what I need to do to fulfill an obligation than something meaningful." - Joyce Meyer

"Shouldn't atheist have an equal obligation to explain pleasure in a world of randomness. Where does pleasure come from?" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Anyone in a free society where the laws are unjust has an obligation to break the law." - Henry David Thoreau

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

"Sir,' I said to the universe, 'I exist.' 'That,' said the universe, 'creates no sense of obligation in me whatsoever." - Douglas Adams

"You find in some a sort of graceless modesty, that makes them ashamed to requite an obligation." - Seneca the Younger

"You find in some a sort of graceless modesty, that makes them ashamed to requite an obligation." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

"It is the obligation of the ruler to continually renew himself in order to renew the people by his example." - Confucius

"In...the book of Egoism, it is written, possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity." - George Meredith

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

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

"I think I have an obligation to be kind to people in general, otherwise I'll feel crappy about myself." - Charlyne Yi

"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

"We were not born with guilt nor obligation. When you give in to guilt, you endorse it." - Anita Moorjani

"In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society." - Desmond Tutu

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

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

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

"Once you have become the centre of a conflict in a complex governmental enterprise you have the obligation to resign." - Camille Paglia

"If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet." - Joseph Brodsky

"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

"We want to take action out of the desire to contribute to life rather than out of fear, guilt, shame, or obligation." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"The gift of life is so precious that we should feel an obligation to pay back the universe for the gift of being alive." - Ray Bradbury

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

"For years, I've felt an obligation to harvest an animal, since all my life I've so mindlessly consumed them. But that was from the safety of my desk." - Rosecrans Baldwin

"A man should live his life a certain way not because of some divine authority, but because of a personal moral obligation to himself and others." - Jodi Picoult

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

"Somewhere there's a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can." - Bill Murray

"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

"What little recognition the idea of obligation to the public obtains in modern morality is derived from Greek and Roman sources, not from Christian; as, even in the morality of private life, whatever exists of magnanimity, high-mindeness, personal dignity, even the sense of honor, is derived from the purely human, not the religious part of our education, and never could have grown out of a standard of ethics in which the only worth, professedly recognized, is that of obedience." - John Stuart Mill

"I think there are a lot of people who are involved in the Tea Party who have very real and sincere concerns about spending that's out of control or generally philosophically believe that the government should be less involved in certain aspects of American life rather than more involved. And they have every right and obligation as citizens to be involved and engaged in this process." - Barack Obama

"Let it simply be asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in the Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the opposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." - George Washington

"In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war; we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint." - Lyndon B Johnson

"If you don't put the spiritual and religious dimension into our political conversation, you won't be asking the really big and important question. If you don't bring in values and religion, you'll be asking superficial questions. What is life all about? What is our relationship to God? These are the important questions. What is our obligation to one another and community? If we don't ask those questions, the residual questions that we're asking aren't as interesting." - Larry Brilliant

"The writer's job is to write with rigor, with commitment, to defend what they believe with all the talent they have. I think that's part of the moral obligation of a writer, which cannot be only purely artistic. I think a writer has some kind of responsibility at least to participate in the civic debate. I think literature is impoverished, if it becomes cut from the main agenda of people, of society, of life." - Mario Vargas Llosa

"If it be asked, Why does God not bestow the same or equal blessing upon all people? we can only answer, that has not been fully revealed. We see that in actual life He does not treat all alike. For wise reasons known only to Himself He has given to some blessings to which they had no claim...and has withheld from others gifts which He was under no obligation to bestow." - Loraine Boettner

"Because I'm a performer I can justify and sometimes sell the things about me that offend and shock the conventional world. I need to live life in the fast lane. I need to do things to excess. I need to go over the edge. I have an obligation to experience the things most people can't experience. The taboos. The things you're not supposed to know or do. That's part of my job. That's why I do it. I would probably do it anyway." - Elizabeth Ashley

"The writer's job is to write with rigor, with commitment, to defend what they believe with all the talent they have. I think that's part of the moral obligation of a writer, which cannot be only purely artistic. I think a writer has some kind of responsibility at least to participate in the civic debate. I think literature is impoverished, if it becomes cut from the main agenda of people, of society, of life." - Mario Vargas Llosa

"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." - Thomas Jefferson

"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the highest virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." - Thomas Jefferson

"Never before was it as incumbent upon every members to restate loyalty and exemplify fraternal obligation by consistent life and unimpeachable character. But these must be reinforced by a growing consciousness of the responsibilities that Alpha Phi Alpha faces in the world today, where, if ever the problems which beset us are to be solved and a way of deliverance discovered, it must be by the application of those principles upon which we are founded." - Jewel

"That, in part, is why the Constitution's framers gave justices life tenure ? to enable them to rule wherever the law and the Constitution led them, without obligation or fear of political reprisal. Former Republican president Gerald Ford recently paid tribute to John Paul Stevens, his only appointee to the Supreme Court, who is also far more liberal than Republicans expected. He has served his nation well, ... with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns." - Gerald R Ford

"True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One's inner voices become audible... In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives." - Wendell Berry

"People who make films don't think they have any obligation to help bring (perpetrators) to justice, they are only interested in art, not in justice." - Efraim Zuroff

"No one can long worship God in spirit and in truth before the obligation to holy service becomes too strong to resist." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"As a Christian, part of my obligation is to alleviate suffering. Explicit recognition of that in the Methodist tradition is one reason I'm comfortable in this church." - Hillary Clinton

"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." - Alexis De Tocqueville

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

"Anybody has a right to evade taxes if he can get away with it. No citizen has a moral obligation to assist in maintaining his government" - J P Morgan

"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

"I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history - it is a moment for action." - Leonardo Dicaprio

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

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

"My religion recognizes no obligation to resolve doubt other than through rational means; and it commands no mere faith in eternal truths" - Moses Mendelssohn

"THEY FOUGHT TOGETHER AS BROTHERS-IN-ARMS. THEY DIED TOGETHER AND NOW THEY SLEEP SIDE BY SIDE. TO THEM WE HAVE A SOLEMN OBLIGATION." - Chester W Nimitz

"It is the obligation of each person in Israel to raise up the Fallen Bride from the dust into which She has fallen." - Moshe Chaim Luzzatto

"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

"The reason for misreckoning in expected returns of gratitude is that the pride of the giver and receiver can never agree about the value of the obligation." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

"If someone doesn't fit in your company, you have an obligation to get rid of them, because you're holding them back from excelling elsewhere." - Barbara Corcoran

"It used to be that if you stood in front of a painting you didn't understand, you'd have some obligation to guess. Now you don't," - Dave Hickey

"A man is not moral because he is obedient through fear or ignorance. Morality lives in the realm of perceived obligation..." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"We are in a privileged and sometimes happy position. We see a great deal of the world. Our obligation is to pass it on to others." - Margaret Bourke-White

"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

"The obligation to receive reduces our ability to choose whom we wish to be indebted to and puts that power in the hands of others." - Robert Cialdini

"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

"Fate is an obligation I don't understand-the reasons that random beast passed over her deserving soul in favor of mine." - Andrew X. Pham

"When we free ourselves we are not freed into a void. When we free ourselves we are freed into a dimension in which Art is an obligation." - Terence Mckenna

"As an older person, I do feel an obligation to tell the story about what was really happening in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, as I saw it." - Grace Paley

"If you've been fortunate enough to live out your dream in the profession of your choice, then you have an obligation to send the elevator back down." - Jack Lemmon

"A man said to the universe: Sir I exist! However, replied the universe, The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation." - Stephen Crane

"I at least felt the obligation to speak clearly [in 'The last Tycoon']. This is pre-Brando and pre-James Dean. Nobody mumbled back then." - Matt Bomer

"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



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