Obligation Quotes

The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.

Steve Buyer

We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged, than those who have obliged us

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Mark Twain

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

Mario Cuomo

Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.

Jose Ortega Gasset

Politics is the art of putting people under obligation to you.

Jacob L. Arvey

It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies.

Henry Fielding

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.

John Tillotson

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it.

Dennis Potter

I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.

Nick Cave

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.

Wayne Dyer

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The first thing I see is the obligation to serve peace.

Gustav Heinemann

Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation

Samuel Johnson

Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent

William Gilmore Simms

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.


The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.

Jean Rostand

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

I think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer.

David Guterson

Some laws are wrong, and we have an obligation to speak out against those laws wherever they are.

Julian McMahon

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles, and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort

Humphrey Davy

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

Woody Allen

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