Quotation Explorer - 'Obligation'

The only obligation any artist can have is to himself. His works means nothing, otherwise. It has no meaning. - Truman Capote
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing. - John Tillotson
The Universe had no obligation to create anything at all, yet life managed to make a grand entrance on at least one tiny pale blue dot in a truly spectacular way. - Mathew Anderson
Your responsibility is to not question God’s actions or what looks like a lack of action. Your obligation is to count on God’s character. - Jim George
Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation - Dan Millman
When we neglect our Bible study we often feel guilty. When you skip a meal do you feel guilty? No, you feel hungry. The Bible is food for our soul. When we fail to read it we should not feel guilty, we should feel hungry. Guilt is fueled by obligation hunger is fueled by desire. - Tyler Edwards
The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal; it is the discharge of a moral obligation. - John Dalberg
I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation. - Hillary Rodham Clinton
With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation. - Edison Haines
There are very few professions in which people just sit down and think hard for five or six hours a day all by themselves. Of course it's why you want to become a writer because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it. - Tobias Wolff
The obligation to endure gives us the right to know. - Jean Rostand
Human beings feel an obligation to have a definate opinion on issues they can never truly know. They need to learn to be satisfied with "I don't know". - Nathanie Randall
We have a right to speak our minds, not an obligation to do so. - Uffe Ellemann-Jensen
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. - John D. Rockefeller
If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind. - Aaron Sorkin
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. - Henry James
We can fill our lives with ‘stuff,’ but as we do we’re concurrently filling our lives with the obligation to maintain that ‘stuff. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but that mark of a fake messiah. - Richard Bach
I feel how little she can like being told of her owing me anything. No woman ever enjoys such an obligation to another woman. - Henry James
A vow is a heavenly created obligation in motion that only ends when fully completed. - Lizelle DuPlessis
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 H. Hackworth
foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon. - Michael Lewis
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
Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. - Margaret Mitchell
Friendship is not an obligation or duty. It is a sweet responsibility. - Debasish Mridha
I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing."[The Guardian, 15 October 2013] - Neil Gaiman
Self-esteem is something you have to earn! The only way to achieve self-esteem is to work hard. People have an obligation to live up to their potential. - Bette Midler
Respect is not an obligation nor a favour, it takes a bigger person to give or show some whether it is returned or not. - Unarine Ramaru
Truth... has no obligation to console you. - Osho
Optimizing your strength is not optional, it's an obligation. - J.R. Rim
To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation. - Paulo Coelho
When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed. - Kurt Vonnegut
The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. - Justice Anthony Kennedy
The only obligation which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time what I think right. - Henry David Thoreau
You have an obligation to this world. That is to love it and make it more joyful. - Debasish Mridha
Some families are an odd melting pot of strangers with the occasional offering of obligation. - Donna Lynn Hope
Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation. - André Gide
It is easier to set a limit for yourself, but if you do so you will never reach your true potential. You have an obligation to live up to your potential. - Debasish Mridha
Ish #211 "Your child is your parental obligation, not friend. - Regina Griffin
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.
There is no legal obligation to perform impossibilities. - Publius Celsus
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. - Thomas Jefferson
It is vital that parents have the courage to speak up and intervene before Satan succeeds. President Boyd K. Packer has taught that when morality is involved, we have both the right and the obligation to raise a warning voice. - Larry R. Lawrence
To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation. - Paulo Coelho
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