Quotes: obligations

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  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
  • Barbara Sher
    Barbara Sher
    American speaker, lifestyle coach, and author 1935-
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    ''Doing your own thing'' is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource.
  • William Feather
    William Feather
    American writer, businessman 1888-18
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    A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.
  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
  • Edward F. Halifax
    Edward F. Halifax
    British Conservative Statesman 1881-1959
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    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.
  • Lord Halifax
    Lord Halifax
    British politician (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) 1881-1959
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    I am of an Opinion, in which I am every Day more confirmed by Observation, that 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. An outward Show may be made to satisfy Decency, and to prevent Reproach; but a real Sense of a kind thing is a Gift of Nature, and never was, nor can be acquired.

    Source: Works (1912)

  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
  • Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    The urgent consideration of the public safety may undoubtedly authorize the violation of every positive law. How far that or any other consideration may operate to dissolve the natural obligations of humanity and justice, is a doctrine of which I still desire to remain ignorant.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    We are not naïve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job.
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