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Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-1832+2
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
American speaker, lifestyle coach, and author 1935-0
''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.
American writer, businessman 1888-180
A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.
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
French essayist and philosopher 1533-15920
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Edward F. Halifax
British Conservative Statesman 1881-19590
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.
British politician (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) 1881-19590
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)
Russian Novelist 1918-20080
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.
British historian 1737-17940
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.
French writer 1897-19770
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.