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"Nobility has its obligations." - Pierre Marc Gaston de Levis

"Obligations may be universal or particular." - Tom G Palmer

"I have a lot of obligations." - Isaac Mizrahi

"When you understand your obligations to God then you can understand your obligations to society." - H Rap Brown

"Ethics may be defined as the obligations of morality." - Lajos Kossuth

"There is no growth except in the fulfillment of obligations." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

"Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations." - Michel De Montaigne

"Everything about morality and obligations I owe to football." - Vidal Sassoon

"We do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies." - Martin Dempsey

"Every man has obligations which belong to his station. Duties extend beyond obligations, and direct the affections, desires, and intentions, as well as the actions." - William Whewell

"To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted as persons by our particular obligations, and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice." - Tom G Palmer

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

"Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met - obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty." - Lyndon B Johnson

"The freedom to do your own thing ends when you have obligations and responsibilities." - Lou Holtz

"Saying "I love you" makes a demand, but creates no obligations." - Mason Cooley

"Make tawba not just for sins you've committed, but also for obligations you haven't fulfilled." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"The precepts of the Gospel were universally the obligations of Masonry." - William Howard Taft

"I only want an easy mind, sir; not crushed by crowded obligations." - Charlotte Bronte

"The study and practice of law ... does not dissolve the obligations of morality or of religion." - John Adams

"The love of individual freedom has stood in the way of the appreciation of social obligations." - Goparaju Ramachandra Rao

"When the Reich could no longer pay its obligations, Germany would go bankrupt." - Edwin Black

"The land-relation is still strictly economic, entailing privileges but not obligations" - Aldo Leopold

"One of the first obligations of art is to make all useful things beautiful." - Edith Wharton

"Though a man declares himself an atheist, it in no way alters his obligations." - Henry Ward Beecher

"We cannot hope to scale great moral heights by ignoring petty obligations." - Agnes Repplier

"Corporations are reneging on pension obligations. Social Security is under attack." - Dennis Kucinich

"I don't want people to love me. It makes for obligations." - Jean Anouilh

"The meaning of your life comes through your obligations to others." - Laura Schlessinger

"NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations." - Donald Trump

"Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily." - Robert A Heinlein

"Although I have a variety of obligations, the climate crisis is my central concern." - Al Gore

"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives." - John Adams

"True material welfare is never inconsistent with performance of religious obligations." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Streetlife serenaders Have no obligations Hold no grand illusions Need no stimulation." - Billy Joel

"A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations." - William Feather

"Divorced men are more likely to meet their car payments than their child support obligations." - Susan Faludi

"Hey, we have obligations. We all work for a living now." - Michael Irvin

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

"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. - John Adams" - David Mccullough

"I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, no matter how comical." - Herman Melville

"Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude." - Sallust

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

"Romania will continue to fulfil its obligations in Afghanistan and Iraq." - Traian Basescu

"We do not think clearly about our moral obligations to animals." - Gary L Francione

"Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails to fulfill its obligations." - Martin L Gross

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

"For many women, the on-time payments of domestic support obligations are essential to economic survival." - Elizabeth Warren

"I have always thought music as a way out of the ordinary mundane obligations of life." - Martha Reeves

"All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football." - Albert Camus

"It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"... education fails in so far as it does not stir in students a sharp awareness of their obligations to society and furnish at least a few guideposts pointing toward the implementation of these obligations." - Mary Barnett Gilson

"All men - whether they go by the name of Americans or Russians or Chinese or British or Malayans or Indians or Africans - have obligations to one another that transcend their obligations to their sovereign societies." - Norman Cousins

"We're very proud to be part of the eurozone. But this comes with obligations and it is crucial we show the world we can live up to those obligations." - Georgios A. Papandreou

"Everybody takes pleasure in returning small obligations; many go so far as to knowledge moderate ones; but there is hardly any one who does not repay great obligations with ingratitude." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Being a moral realist I see normative ethics as a search of the truth about our obligations and a search of explanation; the idea is that moral principles can help us to a moral explanation of our particular obligations." - Torbjorn Tannsjo

"We're very proud to be part of the eurozone. But this comes with obligations and it is crucial we show the world we can live up to those obligations." - George Papandreou

"Culture arises only when the individual fulfills his cycle of obligations. If everyone recognizes and fulfills his cycle of obligations, genuineness emerges. The culture of a whole nation can in the final analysis be built upon nothing else." - Kathe Kollwitz

"Tragic experience indicates that the most sacred obligations are utterly disregarded when their observance means losing the war." - Kirby Page

"Sharing our meals should be a joyful and a trustful act, rather than the cursory fulfillment of our social obligations." - M F K Fisher

"Our society is obsessed with personal rights, but it will survive only if we adopt personal obligations." - Dennis Prager

"Along with voting, jury duty, and paying taxes, goofing off is one of the central obligations of American citizenship." - Sarah Vowell

"I always wanted to be a cowboy. But alas! I was burdened early with certain inescapable obligations to world literature." - Edward Abbey

"We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity." - Barack Obama

"You can awaken each day to obligations you never chose - or you can decide now to choose them." - Robert Breault

"Iran has to live up to its international obligations. . . . The president has said that our patience is not unlimited." - Barack Obama

"The United States are under peculiar obligations to become a holy people unto the Lord our God." - Ezra Stiles

"All of us will be more safe and secure if everyone fulfills their obligations the way they are supposed to." - Donald Trump

"I will return to Libya and undertake my duties and obligations to bring equality within the chaos." - Al-Saadi Gaddafi

"I also believe that member states of the United Nations should live up their obligations to pay their dues." - Alex J. Morrison

"First fulfill your academic obligations and then you will have the right to call yourself a leader of the left." - Salvador Allende

"You can awaken each day to obligations you never chose - or you can decide now to choose them." - Robert Brault

"I have also reviewed my own financial obligations, which have puffed up recently like a hammered thumb." - Woody Allen

"(Present) it is a culture that strictly ignores present obligations and places itself entirely at the service of eternity" - Max Frisch

"We have obligations towards the innocent, the dead, towards the living, towards our children and their children." - Ricardo Lagos

"Even without reforms, the Social Security fund will be able to meet 100 percent of its obligations until 2042." - Grace Napolitano

"In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society." - Henry David Thoreau

"My mother was Protestant, and in her mind life was more about work and obligations and responsibilities." - Sylvia Kristel

"RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me. Embrace the opportunity for service based in love." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence." - Michael Polanyi

"I delight in my family obligations, but they leave little time for breaks let alone quick trips across the country." - Carre Otis

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

"There is a pleasure in meeting the glance of a person whom we have lately laid under some obligations." - Jean De La Bruyere

"I also believe that member states of the United Nations should live up their obligations to pay their dues." - Alex Morrison

"Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose." - Ulysses S Grant

"One great thing about getting old is that you can get out of all sorts of social obligations just by saying you're too tired." - George Carlin

"Our privileges can be no greater than our obligations. The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibilities." - John F Kennedy

"To me, teamwork is a lot like being part of a family. It comes with obligations, entanglements, headaches, and quarrels. But the rewards are worth the cost." - Pat Summitt

"Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent." - William Gilmore Simms

"Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it." - E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

"Let the carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education." - Benjamin Rush

"The truth of the matter is we have become more interested in designer jeans and break dancing than we are in obligations and responsibilities." - Clarence Thomas

"Our land of new promise will be a nation that meets its obligations, a nation that balances its budget, but never loses the balance of its values." - William J Clinton

"A good marriage ... is a sweet association in life: full of constancy, trust, and an infinite number of useful and solid services and mutual obligations." - Michel De Montaigne

"Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it." - Edward F. Halifax

"Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated, and scientists are beginning to learn their social obligations." - Anne Roe

"When we clutter our lives with imagined obligations, unnecessary activities, and distractions that only kill time, we dilute the power of our lives." - Anne Katherine

"I took my obligations from white men, not from negroes. When I have to accept negroes as brothers or leave masonry, I shall leave it" - Albert Pike

"Our Lord has created persons for all states in life, and in all of them we see people who who achieved sanctity by fulfilling their obligations well." - Anthony Mary Claret

"Masonry superadds to our other obligations the strongest ties of connection between it and the cultivation of virtue, and furnishes the most powerful incentives to goodness." - Joseph Fort Newton

"No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution." - Joseph Story

"There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless, heedless of social customs and obligations. It is, hopefully, true for they are in another world altogether." - Mary Oliver

"Obligations, hatreds, injuries; what did I expect my memories to be? I was forgetting remorse. Now I have a complete past." - Jean Anouilh

"What kills us isn't one big thing, but thousands of tiny obligations we can't turn down for fear of disappointing others." - Alain De Botton

"Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations." - George Crabbe

"Everyone has sorrow. Everyone has obligations. Everyone keeps going. You lean on the people who love you. You do the best you can, and you keep going." - Jennifer Weiner

"In the true married relationship, the independence of husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal." - Lucretia Mott

"Its objects are CONTRACTS with foreign nations which have the force of law, but derive it from the obligations of good faith." - Alexander Hamilton

"We are not naive enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job." - Jean Rostand

"I am under obligations to most of those advisers for the pains and interest they took in my case; but only to one for an effectual remedy." - William Banting

"France must not be the only country to have a high level of welfare protection and few obligations incumbent on those who receive benefits." - Nicolas Sarkozy

"Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor even the market economy will function properly." - Vaclav Havel

"Cocktail parties ... are usually not parties at all but mass ceremonials designed to clear up at one great stroke a wealth of obligations ..." - Phyllis Mcginley

"The mind which can totally and inanely forget its work and obligations is often also the mind which can, at the proper time, give them the fullest attention." - Robert Grudin

"Rights are a protection from society. But only by fulfilling their obligations to society can the individual give meaning to that protection. (V - From Ideology Towards Equilibrium)" - John Ralston Saul

"It's time for the Americans to say they're going to live up to their obligations and return the dollars that have been illegally taken from Canadians." - Gordon Campbell

"I feel like writing about a time when I was probably, and think all of us are, the happiest before the obligations start in." - Neil Simon

"[American Citizenship] captures the enduring idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations" - Barack Obama

"Counting obligations under Medicare and Social Security, the real debt of the United States is more than 10 times the reported national debt." - Addison Wiggin

"When you run for president you have certain obligations. One of them would be to avoid even the appearance of conflicts of interest." - Charles Schumer

"The Refugee Convention of 1951 was a major breakthrough, outlining the rights of those displaced across borders as well as the legal obligations of states to protect them." - Kofi Annan

"Sex is where you find it. I say take it and enjoy it. Give and receive freely, without fear, without guilt and without contractual obligations." - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"In permitting gambling enterprises to flourish in the United States and abroad, the United States undermines global socio-economic stability in contravention of its international obligations" - John Warren Kindt

"It takes an extraordinary amount of attention to manifest any ambition. But life intervenes - distractions and obligations pull us away from the ambition we originally had." - Brendon Burchard

"Do not abandon your prayers intentionally for surely the obligations of Allah and His Messenger cease to cover one who forsakes his prayers intentionally." - Muhammad

"In the true marriage relation, the independence of the husband and wife is equal, the dependence mutual and their obligations reciprocal." - Lucretia Mott

"Obligations, hatreds, injuries - What did I expect memories to be? And I was forgetting remorse. I have a complete past now." - Jean Anouilh

"We believe that a company's obligations extend far beyond its bottom line and its shareholders - to a wider constituency that includes employees, customers, suppliers, and the community." - John A. Byrne

"Until I see proof of this reincarnation or cloning, I'm gonna live up this life. That was kinda the path I took. But I fulfilled my obligations." - Daniel Tosh

"Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations win and preserve the heart." - Humphry Davy

"Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. - Mrs. Whatsit" - Madeleine L'Engle

"Everyone takes pleasure in returning small obligations, many people acknowledge moderate ones; but there are only a scarce few who do not pay great ones with ingratitude." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Remember that rights are moral principles which define and protect a man's freedom of action, but impose no obligations on other men." - Ayn Rand

"We would be deliberately violating the fundamental obligations we assumed in the Act of Bogota establishing the Organization of American States." - J William Fulbright

"Time is short, your obligations are infinite. Are your houses regulated, your children instructed, the afflicted relieved, the poor visited, the work of piety accomplished?" - Jean Baptiste Massillon

"Maybe this is pathetic, but I still dread producing a book that doesn't earn back its advance. I hate obligations that are financially foggy." - Helen Garner

"Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it." - E F L Wood 1st Earl O

"Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply impose obligations on others, for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated." - Tom G Palmer

"Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others." - Tom G Palmer

"There are no new cash payments or obligations here. This is an accounting reflection of the deal they announced on Monday. It`s all by the books." - Marc Cohn

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

"It's a Cyprus of misery and soup kitchens and a state which cannot meet basic obligations. It can only cause me grief." - Nicos Anastasiades

"I am and will remain a tax resident in France and in this regard I will, like all French people, fulfill my fiscal obligations." - Bernard Arnault

"Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men." - Isaac Barrow

"I come out of an academic background, and I'm aware that what I'm doing is simultaneously research and fiction. I want to meet both those obligations." - Emma Donoghue

"I am pleased to be part of Promontory's steady efforts to assist banks and other financial firms in meeting legal and regulatory obligations and challenges." - Laurence D Fink

"In the medium and long term. Spain is solvent and able to pay its high debts. In the short-term, we have the capacity to meet our obligations." - Luis De Guindos

"The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations." - Arthur Henderson

"I have so many friends and obligations, and I want to go out and support people. But we eat at home." - Waris Ahluwalia

"I want to say that maybe I've made some wrong decisions, but I'm still an honorable person, and I intend to take care of all of my obligations." - Harmon Killebrew



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