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)
  • In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations.
  • Bill Flores
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    It is indefensible that IRS Commissioner Koskinen has not been held accountable for failing to meet his legal obligations. This is exactly what the American people are tired of when they say that our government is on the wrong track.
  • It is the indispensable duty of those, who maintain for themselves the rights of human nature, and who possess the obligations of Christianity, to extend their power and influence to the relief of every part of the human race...
  • 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.
  • Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
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    The cocktail party... is a device either for getting rid of social obligations hurriedly en masse or for making overtures toward more serious social relationships, as in the etiquette of whoring.
  • The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations.
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