Quotations on Obligation

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I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Act, Obligation, Public)

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Government, Job, Obligation, Teaching, Years)

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
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)

All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Time, Giving, Obligation, Will)

The personal thing is something I have never talked about. And I never will. That is prohibited. My job is public. But that's it. When you're not working, you don't have an obligation to be public.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Job, Obligation, Public, Will)

In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Fear, Being, Feeling, Homosexuality, Man, Obligation, Restraint, Woman)

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government's obligation, not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch
(Keywords: Women, Idea, Government, Effort, End, Rights, Human rights, Obligation, Violence)

The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Defense, Nation, Obligation, Old)

Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.
- Stephen Carter
(Keywords: Family, Obligation, Teaching)

I'm concerned about the cost, just like everybody else. There's no question that we have an obligation to help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild.
- Saxby Chambliss
(Keywords: People, Help, Obligation, Question)

Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Nature, Fear, American, Consequences, Heroes, Obligation, Reality)

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Integrity, Obligation, Right, Voting)

We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: Government, Trust, People, Opportunity, Benefits, Help, Obligation, Today)

Our mother was a very religious and observant Jew, our father less so. She was kind of driving the religious education, so for us it was more a burden and an obligation when we were kids at that age.
- Joel Coen
(Keywords: Age, Education, Mother, Father, Burden, Driving, Kids, Obligation, Religious)

Given the choice, children who don't want for anything will not save... We have an obligation as parents to give our children what they need. What they want we can give them as a special gift, or they can save their money for it.
- Barbara Coloroso
(Keywords: Money, Children, Choice, Obligation, Parents, Want, Will)

While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland.
- George Combe
(Keywords: Morality, Character, Gentlemen, Law, Obligation, Scotland)

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Keywords: Strength, Folly, Labor, Obligation, Vice)

Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.
- Jon Corzine
(Keywords: Legal, Care, Deeds, Genocide, Obligation, Right, Sense, Words, Wrong)

You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Heart, End, Obligation, Want)

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
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Obligation, World)

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
- James Cromwell
(Keywords: Life, Care, Obligation, Pets, Responsibility)

The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act.
- Andrew Cuomo
(Keywords: Government, People, Act, Independence, Obligation, Right, State)

In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.
- Larry David
(Keywords: Acting, Army, Duty, Obligation, Service, Years)

When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country's interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety.
- Byron Dorgan
(Keywords: Men, Women, American, Country, Fight, Interest, Obligation, Question, Safety)

Every day President Bush and Congress refuse to fulfill their obligation to special ed is another day Wisconsin property taxpayers are stuck with the bill. It's unfair, irresponsible and must stop.
- Jim Doyle
(Keywords: Congress, Day, Obligation, President, Property)

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: Dignity, Obligation, Relationships)

If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: Living, Obligation, Sense)

If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Keywords: Change, Time, Obligation, World)

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
(Keywords: Congress, Justice, Obligation, Public, Responsibility)

We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens.
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Keywords: Government, Obligation, Safety)

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
(Keywords: Society, Congress, Justice, Laws, Obligation, Responsibility, Victims)

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
(Keywords: Policy, Obligation, Sound)

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
(Keywords: Government, Leader, Obligation, Opposition, Parliament, Reason)

It's the government's obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: Government, Obligation, Support)

I am very proud of the quality of public education in Nebraska, but I believe we have an obligation to continually assess whether our system is meeting 21st Century education needs.
- Dave Heineman
(Keywords: Education, Quality, Meeting, Needs, Obligation, Public)

There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
- Ernest Hemingway
(Keywords: Events, Invention, Obligation, Writer)

Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
- Audrey Hepburn
(Keywords: Injustice, Nothing, Obligation, Question, World)

When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?
- Patricia Ireland
(Keywords: Family, Wife, Discipline, Values, Children, Effort, Man, Obligation, Right)

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
(Keywords: Life, Soul, May, Obligation, states)

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Gratitude, Inferiority, Benefits, Obligation, Pain, Pleasure, Revenge)

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Trust, Despair, Facts, Future, Heir, Obligation, Past, State)

My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure.
- Ricardo Lagos
(Keywords: Country, Job, Obligation, President, Pressure, Promise, Will)

But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there.
- Judge Mills Lane
(Keywords: Society, Direction, Help, Judges, Obligation, Right)

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others - how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee
(Keywords: Honesty, Being, Obligation, Sexuality)

I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation.
- Joe Lieberman
(Keywords: Development, Defense, Nation, Obligation, Support)

The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man's increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.
- Seth Low
(Keywords: Brotherhood, Dependence, Man, Obligation, Sense, University)

We have a responsibility as a state to protect our most vulnerable citizens: our children, seniors, people with disabilities. That is our moral obligation. But there is an economic justification too - we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet.
- John Lynch
(Keywords: People, Children, Justification, Needs, Obligation, Responsibility, State)

Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
- Jose Marti
(Keywords: Talent, Obligation, World)

Some laws are wrong, and we have an obligation to speak out against those laws wherever they are.
- Julian McMahon
(Keywords: Laws, Obligation, Wrong)

Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.
- John Stuart Mill
(Keywords: Experience, Feeling, Obligation, Pleasure)



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