Obligation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old obligation quotes, obligation sayings, and obligation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


People have an obligation to live up to their potential.     

Bette Midler

You have no obligation under the sun other than to discover your real needs, to fulfill them, and to rejoice in doing so.     

Francois Rabelais

The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.     

Steve Buyer

Nobody is bound by any obligation unless it has first been freely accepted.      

Ugo Betti

It is as much our obligation not to cooperate with evil as it is to cooperate with good.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to bind you to physical things or specific actions.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.     

Albert Einstein

We all have a moral obligation to leave this world a better place than the world that we've found.     

Tim McIlrath

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 the mark of a fake messiah.     

Richard Bach

Perhaps it is our obligation to be noble before it is our obligation to be happy.     

Kathleen McGowan

We have a moral obligation to act happy even if we don't feel it.     

Dennis Prager

We have an obligation to help people that cannot help themselves. The mentally retarded, the physically retarded, et cetera.     

Lou Holtz

All moral obligation resolves itself into the obligation of conformity to the will of God.     

Charles Hodge

We have obligations towards the innocent, the dead, towards the living, towards our children and their children.     

Ricardo Lagos

Ethical obligation has to subordinate itself to the totalitarian nature of war.     

Karl Brandt

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.     

Edward R. Murrow

If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave.     

Wayne Dyer

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.     

Simone Weil

We all have some basic obligation to one another.     

Richard N. Haass

It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.     

Desmond Tutu

It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader. Even when - perhaps especially when - you don't feel like being a leader.     

Bill Owens

Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.     

Jean Anouilh

We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.     

Michelle Obama

To place yourself under an obligation is to sell your liberty.     

Decimus Laberius

Obligation is a more effective weapon against the Will than any penalty, threat or act of force.     

Ashim Shanker

An obligation to feel can freeze feelings.     

C. S. Lewis

One of the first obligations of art is to make all useful things beautiful.     

Edith Wharton

An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act.     

Francis Jeffrey

The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.     

Rachel Carson

We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens.     

Bob Ehrlich