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Obligation Quotes


"Rank imposes obligation." - Anonymous

"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

"The main obligation is to amuse yourself." - S J Perelman

"Art has an obligation to offend" - Edward Albee

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

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

"An obligation to feel can freeze feelings." - C S Lewis

"God primes the pump of obligation." - Aloysius Martinich

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

"God primes the pump of obligation." - A P Martinich

"We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. Our obligation is to make money." - Don Simpson

"Relationships based on obligation lack dignity." - Wayne Dyer

"Perhaps it is our obligation to be noble before it is our obligation to be happy." - Kathleen McGowan

"All moral obligation resolves itself into the obligation of conformity to the will of God." - Charles Hodge

"Our obligation to the will of God is our obligation to the laws of practical reason." - Joseph Alexander Leighton

"It's not your client's obligation, or your obligation, to prove your client's innocence. It is the prosecution's obligation to - to prove you're client's guilt." - Anderson Cooper

"Every nation has a moral obligation to safeguard the future." - Al Gore

"No obligation to do the impossible is binding." - Cicero

"Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation...." - Samuel Johnson

"People have an obligation to live up to their potential." - Bette Midler

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

"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

"It's my obligation to take out all the 'wrong' pictures." - Jay Maisel

"Islam is under obligation to gain power over all nations." - Ibn Khaldun

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

"It is our obligation to stop Hillary Clinton now." - Chris Christie

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

"There is no legal obligation to perform impossibilities." - Publius Celsus

"There's an obligation to try every route to happiness." - Martin Firrell

"Government has an obligation to protect its citizenry." - Carl Kruger

"Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation." - Samuel Johnson

"When you make an observation, you have an obligation." - M. K. Asante

"To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation." - Paulo Coelho

"Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution." - Ursula K Le Guin

"I always felt a weird obligation to be adventurous." - Bonnie Jo Campbell

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

"Life's only obligation, afterall, was to be interesting." - Jeff Lindsay

"The function of art is to struggle against obligation." - Amedeo Modigliani

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

"Teaching civility is an obligation of the family." - Stephen Carter

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

"I think you have an obligation to be honest." - Charles Barkley

"I've always had an obligation to creation, above all." - Nick Cave

"No obligation to do the impossible is binding." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity." - George Meredith

"The obligation to endure gives us the right to know." - Rachel Carson

"Children are not a right, they are a privileged obligation." - Laura Schlessinger

"I believe the artist has an obligation to society." - Marina Abramovic

"The clearest actions come from truth, not obligation." - Gerard Way

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect." - Margaret Mitchell

"Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions." - Edward R Murrow

"When you take out a loan, what's your obligation other than paying it back? You have no other obligation." - Marine Le Pen

"I have an obligation to do press, but I don't have an obligation to stay out dancing until 3 A.M." - Joss Whedon

"We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective." - Michael Eisner

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

"It would not be correct to say that every moral obligation involves a legal duty; but every legal duty is founded on a moral obligation." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Our obligation to the world is, primarily, our obligation to our own future. Obviously, we cannot develop beyond a certain point unless other nations develop, too." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"It would not be correct to say that every moral obligation involves a legal duty; but every legal duty is founded on a moral obligation." - John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge

"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

"He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else." - Shel Silverstein

"The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government." - Stephen Harper

"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

"We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments, we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage we promised to provide to these people." - Bob Ney

"I suppose a child's first obligation is to become a stranger to his parents." - Judith Kelman

"If people won't spend any money, the government has this moral obligation to do it." - Ron Paul

"To place yourself under an obligation is to sell your liberty." - Decimus Laberius

"Old men, imagining themselves under obligation to young paramours, seldom keep any thing from their knowledge." - Samuel Richardson

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

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

"Your highest obligation to other people is to be your highest self." - Rory Vaden

"The consultant's first obligation is to the patient, not to his brother physician." - Burton J. Hendrick

"An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act." - Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

"There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty." - William Rounseville Alger

"Modern science is under no obligation to satisfy the expectations of your five senses." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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

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

"No State shall pass any law impairing the [natural] obligation of contracts." - Lysander Spooner

"To be a heretic to-day is almost a human obligation." - Jane Ellen Harrison

"We should feel grateful instead of entitled. We have a moral obligation to give back." - Bill Courtney

"Ethical obligation has to subordinate itself to the totalitarian nature of war." - Karl Brandt

"We must never try to escape the obligation of living at our best." - Janet Erskine Stuart

"When some men discharge an obligation, you can hear the report for miles around." - Mark Twain

"Honor puts us under an obligation as binding as necessity is for other people." - Pliny the Younger

"You don't change the world out of obligation, but you will out of glorious obsession." - Brian Houston

"There is a moral obligation, I think, not to ally oneself with power against the powerless." - Chinua Achebe

"If one could look this fabulous, one had an obligation to." - Cassandra Clare

"The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you" - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Those accept an obligation lightly who feel lightly about letting it drop." - Rainis

"Too great a hurry to discharge an obligation is a kind of ingratitude." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A trust is an obligation of conscience of one to the will of another." - Francis Bacon

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

"It is a species of agreeable servitude, to be under an obligation to those we esteem." - Queen Christina

"There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty." - William R Alger

"An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act." - Francis Jeffrey

"Being an atheist is a matter not of moral choice, but of human obligation." - John Fowles

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

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

"You do what you want to for Passion, you do what you have to for Obligation." - Christine Caine

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

"I believe it's a cook's moral obligation to add more butter given the chance." - Michael Ruhlman

"Man always travels along precipices... His truest obligation is to keep his balance." - Pope John Paul Ii

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

"This obligation to move can be a burden to a player without strategic vision." - Garry Kasparov

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

"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

"It is not a government's obligation to provide services, but to see that they are provided." - Mario Cuomo

"Let honor be to us as strong an obligation as necessity is to others." - Pliny The Elder

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

"Reality may avoid the obligation to be interesting, but ... hypotheses may not." - Jorge Luis Borges

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

"Nobody is bound by any obligation unless it has first been freely accepted." - Ugo Betti

"Is it the obligation of great art to be continually interesting? I think not." - Susan Sontag

"Men will believe anything at all provided they are under no obligation to believe it." - Thomas Gray

"Parenting meant that whether or not your children understood you, your obligation was to understand them." - Nora Ephron

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

"Being imposes some kind of obligation to find out what's going on." - Terence Mckenna

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

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

"You have a moral obligation to finish the job you said you would do." - Viggo Mortensen

"There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation." - Margaret Thatcher

"We have a moral obligation to act happy even if we don't feel it" - Dennis Prager

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

"We are born with only one obligation - to be completely who we are." - Mark Nepo

"... the future is under no obligation to wait patiently while we get ready for it." - John Michael Greer

"As a corporation, you cannot let the desire for unanimity override your obligation for fairness." - Leo Hindery

"Growing other leaders from the ranks isn't just the duty of the leader, it's an obligation." - Warren G. Bennis

"We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be." - Michelle Obama

"Living at peace with not an option, it's an obligation." - Alistair Begg

"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

"The president has an obligation to serve all the people of America." - Karl Rove

"My obligation is to release the music the way Frank [Zappa] released it." - Gail Zappa

"Where I'm coming from is that nothing I do is from a sense of obligation." - Mike Vallely

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

"We have a right to speak our minds, not an obligation to do so." - Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

"With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation." - Edison Haines

"Too great an eagerness to discharge an obligation is a species of ingratitude." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Violence is a concession to human weakness, satyagraha is an obligation." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The search of knowledge is an obligation laid on every Muslim." - Elijah Muhammad

"Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law." - Jean Anouilh

"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

"I think most actors feel an obligation to do right by the people they're playing." - Kyle Maclachlan



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