Obligation in life quotes:

  • You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't live up to your obligations. -- Robert Mapplethorpe
  • My mother was Protestant, and in her mind life was more about work and obligations and responsibilities. -- Sylvia Kristel
  • Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life. -- Elie Wiesel
  • The beauty of life is in people who feel some obligation to enhance life. Without that, we're only half alive. -- Ralph Waite
  • I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life. -- Michael Jordan
  • If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees - at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes. -- John L. Lewis
  • As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it. And he also reminded us to be givers in this life, and not takers. -- Phil Crane
  • Form is, in a way, death. A novelist's obligation is to break free from the form, even though he knows that this will also be seen as artificial and distanced from life. -- Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Honest pioneer work in the field of science has always been, and will continue to be, life's pilot. On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation. -- Wilhelm Reich
  • 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. -- Humphry Davy
  • Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God. Your second is to your family. And your third is to your community. And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life. -- Dick Murphy
  • I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life. -- Andrew Jackson
  • I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. -- Muhammad Ali
  • I feel a big obligation to the audience, almost in a moral sense, to say something useful. If I'm going to spend a year of my life on these things, I want something that I feel that strongly about. -- Harold Ramis
  • In so many ways, a lot of the drive I've had to do certain things has been because of this sense that I have both the opportunity and in some sense the obligation to ratify that my parents' life had purpose. -- Marco Rubio
  • On top of the insult of destroying the geographic places we call home, the chain stores also destroyed people's place in the order of daily life, including the duties, responsibilities, obligations, and ceremonies that prompt citizens to care for each other. -- James Howard Kunstler
  • He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections. -- Samuel Adams
  • There's this really good line in 'Women in Love' where Ursula says, 'I always thought it was a sin to be unhappy.' And actually I think that's very common, it's what a lot of people feel - that you have an obligation to life to be happy if you can. -- Rachel Cusk
  • When I'm in management meetings when we're deciding my future, those decisions are left up to me. I'm the one who has to go out and fulfill all these obligations, so I should be able to choose which ones I do or not. That's the part of my life where I feel most in control. -- Taylor Swift
  • I guess what I'd like to say is that people in Sierra Leone are human beings, just like Americans. They want to send their kids to school; they want to live in peace; they want to have their basic rights of life just like everyone else. I think we all owe an obligation to support people who want to do that. -- Ishmael Beah
  • Life's only obligation, afterall, was to be interesting. -- Jeff Lindsay
  • Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. -- Margaret Mitchell
  • God is not an obligation or burden. God is the joy of my life! -- Mychal Judge
  • On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation. -- Wilhelm Reich
  • When you're making a film, you have an obligation to fill the frame with life. -- Joss Whedon
  • To carry adequate life insurance is a moral obligation incumbent upon the great majority of citizens. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • My life is a gift not an obligation and I Get To make the most of it. -- Jon Gordon
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  • Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery have a moral obligation to share their good fortune. -- Dick Gephardt
  • We have a moral obligation to be interesting, for our gospel is loaded with life-and-death interest for people. -- Halford Luccock
  • I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation. -- William J. Clinton
  • Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths . . . ? -- George Washington
  • Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. -- James Cromwell
  • I consider it to be the meaning of my whole life and my obligation to serve my fatherland and our people. -- Vladimir Putin
  • If there's even one thing we can do - even one life we can save - we have an obligation to try -- Barack Obama
  • We want to take action out of the desire to contribute to life rather than out of fear, guilt, shame, or obligation. -- Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • I wouldn't say that comedy brought me away from it.I think that my idea of faith was another obligation in my life. -- Jim Gaffigan
  • Every life is worthy and every life is capable of greatness. We have an obligation to make sure that opportunity for greatness is there. -- Condoleezza Rice
  • The gift of life is so precious that we should feel an obligation to pay back the universe for the gift of being alive. -- Ray Bradbury
  • Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it's no worse than it is. -- Margaret Mitchell
  • Somewhere there's a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can. -- Bill Murray
  • A man should live his life a certain way not because of some divine authority, but because of a personal moral obligation to himself and others. -- Jodi Picoult
  • For years, I've felt an obligation to harvest an animal, since all my life I've so mindlessly consumed them. But that was from the safety of my desk. -- Rosecrans Baldwin
  • Health care is an essential safeguard of human life and dignity and there is an obligation for society to ensure that every person be able to realize this right. -- Joseph Bernardin
  • Life does not have meaning through mere existence or acquisition or fun. The meaning of life is inherent in the connections we make to others through honor and obligation... -- Laura Schlessinger
  • There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape. -- Oriana Fallaci