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1. “And don’t you say that it is very kind and obliging of him, sir, like Jessamy, because if you don’t like a person, you don’t wish to be obliged to him!”

Tags : Obligation Obligations
Source : Frederica

2. “She cannot escape marriage; it is her sacred Hindu duty, just as giving her away in marriage was her father’s sacred Hindu duty. Like Indian Independence, marriage is her ultimate ‘Tryst with Destiny,’ and it is not in her hand to escape her preordained and compulsory fate. A marriageable daughter is the lowest common denominator in the giant scheme of things.”

Tags : Choice Indian Daughters Indian Marriages Lowest Common Denominator Marriage Life Marriage Quotes Marriageable Obligation Obligations Preordained Fate Tryst With Destiny
Author : Chandana Roy
Source : A Good Girl

3. “As much as I had always longed to be freed of my duties and obligations, being released from such bonds was as much a severing as an emancipation.”

Tags : Bonds Duties Duty Emancipation End Freedom Obligation Outcome Reality Release Responsibilities Responsibility Sever Ties Truth
Author : Robin Hobb
Source : Fool's Errand

4. “Forcing your love on someone who doesn't love you is an emotional rape, because your victim's heart was not aroused, you jumped into it without foreplay.”

Tags : Bully Defilement Destroyers Dictator Emotional Emotional Abuse Feeling Feelings Force Foreplay Horny Imposition Infatuation Intimidation Kindle Love Phony Rape Rude Sensitive Simulation Unatural Victim
Source : The Infinity Sign

5. “The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion. That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right. These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do otherwise. To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to someone else. The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.”

Tags : Ethics Force Happiness Harm Harm Principle Law Liberty Morality Obligation Prevention Principle Rights Sovereignty
Source : On Liberty

6. “Commitment is a curse if it interferes with righteousness.”

Tags : Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Amit Kalantri Writer Commit Commitment Curse Inspirational Quotes Interfere Morals Motivational Quotes Obligation Philosophy Promise Right Righteous Righteousness Wisdom
Author : Amit Kalantri

7. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”

Tags : Honesty Honor Integrity Moral Courage Obligation Truth

8. “The aim is to love God because the pure heart loves loving God and because the true mind knows He deserves it. Unlike the accusations and beliefs of the critics and skeptics, it is neither an obligation of duty; nor a fear of damnation; nor a wish for power; nor a desire to appear more righteous than others; nor because God needs it; but because through all love, truth, reason, faith, honesty, and joy in and beyond oneself and the universe, He is worthy.”

Tags : Accusation Beautiful Belief Christ Criticism Damnation Faith Fear Glorification God Heart Hell Holiness Holy Honesty Insincerity Jesus Jesus Christ Love Mind Obligation Power Purity Reason Relationship With God Understanding Universe Worship Worthiness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

9. “People like us, we think differently, don't we? We are different. We do all the things that others do. But when it comes down to it, we don't need anyone else. We're happy doing what we do and having obligation interferes with that. And sometimes I think we don't even need ourselves. What's most important is to find out whether we're right or not.”

Tags : Life Philosophy Obligation Reflection Righteousness Self Discovery Self Esteem Selfishness Way Of Thinking
Author : Simon Morden
Source : Equations of Life

10. “A promise made is a debt unpaid”

Tags : Debt Obligation Promise
Source : The Cremation of Sam McGee

11. “If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind.”

Tags : Artist Obligation Writing
Author : Aaron Sorkin

12. “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.”

Tags : Liberty Obligation Solitude Writer Writing
Author : Tobias Wolff

13. “No child, no matter what path they may have chosen, should be abandoned by the people who should love them the most. When two people come together and make the conscious decision to create a life, they have an obligation to protect and love that child until death.”

Tags : Abandoned Child Love Obligation Parents Protect
Author : S.L. Jennings
Source : Dark Light

14. “Some families are an odd melting pot of strangers with the occasional offering of obligation.”

Tags : Families Family Obligation

15. “Takamasa Saegusa: 'Seigen, a mere member of the Toudouza, had the effrontery to sully the sacred dueling ground. For that reason, our lord had already decided to subject him to tu-uchi before long. Cut off his head immediately, and stick it on a pike!'Gennosuke could hardly believe his ears. Such an insult to Irako Seigen was unwarranted. It was pride. For Gennosuke, Irako Seigen was pride itself.Takamasa Saegusa: 'Fujiki Gennosuke! It is the way of the samurai to take the head of the defeated enemy on the battleground. Do not hesitate! If you are a samurai, you must carry out the duty of a samurai!'Samurai...Saegusa, Lord of Izu, continued shouting, but Gennosuke did not attend. That word 'samurai' alone reverberated through his body.If one aims at the juncture between the base of the skull and the spine, decapitation is not that difficult, but Gennosuke could muster no more strength than a baby. He grew pale and trembled with the strain. He could only hack with his sword as if he were sawing wood. He felt nauseated, as if his own cells one after another were being annihilated. But this...Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga: 'I approve.'Takamasa Saegusa: 'Fujiki Gennosuke, for this splendid action you have received words of thanks from our lord. As a sign of his exceptional approval, you shall be given employment at Sunpu Castle. This great debt will by no means be forgotten. From this day forward you must offer your life to our lord!'Prostrating himself, Gennosuke vomited.”

Tags : Betrayal Class Class Distinction Conflict Disgrace Dishonor Duty Execution Following Orders Guilt Honor Inner Conflict Insult Morality Obedience Obligation Regret Samurai Service Soldier Tradition Warrior
Source : シグルイ 15

16. “Why am I impatient I am unsure for what is patience? And why should I ultimately feel that I am lacking in it. Is it timing? Waiting? Abstaining? Obligation? Longing? Torture? Perseverance? Discipline? Wanting? Someone recently referred to it as a staring contest between yourself, fate, god and chance. He also referred to it as a tease, a flirt. It's staring at her image when you want to hear her voice, feel her breath, taste her skin. Patience is the recovery from a really hot dream interrupted by the damn alarm clock. Patience is a hard cock with bound hands.”

Tags : Abstaining Breath Discipline Flirt Longing Obligation Patience Perseverence Staring Taste Tease Timing Torture Waiting Wanting
Source : The Bed and the Bookcase

17. “Respect is tendered with pleasure only where it is not exacted.”

Tags : Education Obligation Respect
Source : The Turgot Collection

18. “She was like a queen who beholds the virgin soil of her kingdom invaded and wasted by a traitor.Any other thing she would have pardoned: infidelity, indifference, cruelty, any sins of manhood's caprice or passion, but who should pardon this? The sin was not alone against herself; it was against every law of decency and truth that ever she had been taught to hold sacred; it was against all those great dead, who lay with the cross on their breasts and their swords by their side, from whom she had received and treasured the traditions of honor and purity of race.It was those dead knights whom he had smote upon the mouth and mocked, crying to them: 'Lo! your place is mine; my sons will reign in your stead. I have tainted your race forever; for every my blood flows with yours!'The greatness of a race is a thing far higher than mere pride. Its instincts are noble and supreme. Its obligations are no less than its privileges; it is a great light which streams backward through the darkness of the ages, and if by that light you guide not your footsteps, then are you thrice accursed, holding as you do that lamp of honor in your hands.So she had always thought, and now he had dashed the lamp in the dust.--"Wanda”

Tags : Betrayal Duty Honor Obligation Pride Race
Author : Ouida

19. “True respect comes when we fend for ourselves without the aid of anyone, and when we owned something and say, 'this is my own'! Not necessarily as a way of boasting of our abundance and grace, but having a feeling that we can use it without obstruction, or being asked to return the favor.”

Tags : Abundance Aid Believe In Yourself Boasting Favor Feeling Grace Independence Obligation Obstacle Ownership Payback Possession Prerogative Respect Return Self Reliance Use
Source : The Infinity Sign

20. “In the violent scorn of her revolted pride, of her indignant honor, had she forgotten a lowlier yet harder duty left undone?In her contempt and dread of yielding to mere amorous weakness had she stifled and denied the cry of pity, the cry of conscience?To suffer woes which hope thinks infinite. To forgive wrongs darker than death or night. To defy power which seems omnipotent. To love and live to hope till hope creates from it's own wreck the thing it contemplates. Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent.This had been the higher, diviner way which she had missed, this obligation from the passion of the past which she had left unfulfilled, unaccepted.Now the misgiving arose in her whether she had mistaken arrogance for duty; whether, cleaving so closely to honor she had forgotten the obligation of mercy.”

Tags : Duty Honor Love Mercy Obligation
Author : Ouida

21. “I just don't see why having these powers makes it necessary for all of us to become politicians, warriors, social workers, whatever. We would have tried it before if we really wanted to do it. None of us chose to spend our lives helping people before we got our powers - why should we do it now? Because comics say we should?”

Tags : Comics Doing Good Obligation Powers Superheroes
Author : Samit Basu
Source : Turbulence

22. “Optimizing your strength is not optional, it's an obligation.”

Tags : Good To Great Mandatory Maximize Your Potential Must Not An Option Obligation Optimize Optimize Your Talent Optimizing Option Potential Power Strength
Author : J.R. Rim

23. “Outside the Apothecary, Hagrid checked Harry's list again. 'Just yer wand left -- oh yeah, an I still haven't got yeh a birthday present.' Harry felt himself go red. 'You don't have to --' 'I know I don't have to. Tell yeh what, I'll get yer animal.”

Tags : Birthday Gift Obligation
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

24. “Responsibility is our moral obligation to do what is right, to responsibly co-create our reality.”

Tags : Co Create Fair Honest Moral Morality Obligation Reality Responsable Responsibility Right Righteous Sincere Truth
Author : Joseph Rain

25. “If you walk around proudly when someone greets you with respect or says, ‘welcome, welcome’, you will suffer a loss, right? Here, it was the other person’s duty [social obligation] to welcome you, but you shouldn’t fall short. So you should immediately check your balance-sheet (of karma) to find out where you sustained a loss!”

Tags : Karma Loss Obligation Proud Respect Spiritual Spiritual Quotes
Author : Dada Bhagwan

26. “Respect is not an obligation nor a favour, it takes a bigger person to give or show some whether it is returned or not.”

Tags : Character Favour Friendship Leadership Obligation People Relations Relationships Respect Responsibility

27. “I felt that it was getting very late indeed, but I did not say anything, for I felt under obligation to meet my host's wishes in ever way.”

Tags : Dracula Obligation Prisoner
Author : Bram Stoker

28. “I didn't find out until I became a father. You don't just LOVE your children. You FALL in love with them.”

Tags : Affection Emotion Individuality Obligation Parenthood
Author : Frasier Crane

29. “Ones there is a demand, it is our obligation to supply the answers, give the right responses for us to fully enjoy life”

Tags : Answers Demand Enjoy Fully Give Is It Life Obligation Our Responses Right Supply

30. “Nature serves all living beings and ecosystems gracefully and unconditionally; not out of obligation, but to execute and fulfill the expressions of the Absolute.”

Tags : Absolute Ecosystem Execute Expression Fulfil Grace Nature Obligation Serving Unconditional Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

31. “Sincere giving and serving are not obligations per se; they are a form of responsibility that stems from our freedom to do what is right.”

Tags : Form Freedom Obligation Responsibility Right Serve Sincere Sincerity Stem Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

32. “Sometimes you have to risk life, in order to live, and gamble death, to sacrifice life.”

Tags : Action Death Duty Endanger Endure Forfeit Gamble Harm Jeopardize Life Loss Moral Obligation Offering Risk Sacrifice Suffer Take Chances

33. “I mean No is power. No says, "I'm in charge." Think about how many times you've said yes in the past year, and how many times you would've liked to have said no instead. Maybe being able to say no is the one thing that keeps us sane. Some people go through their whole lives saying yes over and over again--yes to things they don't want to do but feel obliged to; yes to things that allow other people to take advantage of them, just because that's the way things are, the way things have always been. Some people need to learn how to say no. Because every time they say yes, they say no to themselves.”

Tags : Introspection Obligation Power Thoughts Yes And No
Author : Danny Wallace
Source : Yes Man

34. “In this life or the next, I hold you to your promise Mikhail Ivelitsch.”

Tags : Devotion Obligation Pledge Promise Reincarnation Undying Love
Author : Travis Luedke
Source : The Shepherd

35. “You can do the right thing that seems wrong to others, or the wrong thing that seems right, and its actually puerile to await recommendation when what you are about to do doesn't concerns anyone.”

Tags : Bad Habit Bad Habits Difference Differences Dislike Disobedience Grudge Grudges Habit Hate Instruction Instructions Irritation Nonconformity Obedience Obligation Order Orders Presence Puerility Recommendation Right Wrong

36. “Peace is achieved when our conscience rests in the fact that we’ve engaged in ‘right’ living, verses believing that living is a ‘right.”

Tags : Conscience Entitlement Life Living Obligation Peace Rights

37. “Sentences like the following are found in many mystical and reactionary writings though not as clearly formulated as by Hutten:''Kulturbolschewismus is nothing new. It is based on a striving which humanity has had since its earliest days: the longing for happiness. It is the eternal nostalgia for paradise on earth . . . The religion of faith is replaced by the religion of pleasure.''We, on the other hand, ask: Why not happiness on earth? Why should not pleasure be the content of life? If one were to put this question to a general vote, no reactionary ideology could stand up.The reactionary also recognizes, though in a mystical manner, the connection between mysticism and compulsive marriage and family:''Because of this responsibility (for the possible consequences of pleasure), society has created the institution of marriage which, as a lifelong union, provides the protective frame for the sexual relationship.''Right after this, we find the whole register of "cultural values" which, in the framework of reactionary ideology, fit together like the parts of a machine:''Marriage as a tie, the family as a duty, the fatherland as value of its own, morality as authority, religion as obligation from eternity.''It would be impossible better to describe the rigidity of human plasma!”

Tags : Authority Family Fatherland Freedom Happiness Human Humanity Ideology Marriage Mysticism Obligation Pleasure Reactionary Politics Religion Responsability Sexual Freedom Sexuality Striving Ties
Author : Wilhelm Reich
Source : The Mass Psychology of Fascism

38. “We do not owe any soul, except that which played the most vital role in our lives.”

Tags : Accountability Burden Commitment Compulsion Credit Debt Duty Bound Gratitude High Priority Honour Bound Love Obligation Onus Priority Responsibility Role Task Thank You

39. “We should feel grateful instead of entitled. We have a moral obligation to give back.”

Tags : Coach Entitled Feel Give Grateful Instead Moral Obligation Power Team
Author : Bill Courtney
Source : Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love

40. “Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation.”

Tags : Anger Catharsis Obligation Release River
Source : A Farewell to Arms

41. “The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.”

Tags : African American Dedication Determination Obligation Pride Service Success

42. “BASIC LIFE ATTRIBUTESFour purusharthas or goals of the life be,So very crystal clear in life undisputedly;1Artha getting useful wealth and prosperity,Finding the meaning for living herein truly;2Kama fulfilling desires, acting repeatedly,It the physical, material desire fulfillment be;14Dharma – the foundation of all human goals be,Refers to obligations, conduct, moral duties;25Moksha – the liberation from the web of maya be,Freedom from the cycles of birth and death clearly;33As all the rivers must lead to the sea eventually,All spiritual paths leading to the same goal finally;43And all of the variety of life are created certainly,By combination of the three Gunas undisputedly.44”

Tags : Artha Conduct Death Desire Dharma Duty Goals Kama Liberation Life Maya Moksha Moral Obligation Wealth
Source : Goals of Life

43. “[I]f you don't feel or look rich, you don't necessarily feel the same sense of obligation that a traditional rich person does or should: Noblesse oblige is, after all, dependent on a classical idea of who is and is not the nobility. As that starts to fall away, obligation--to culture, to the future, to each other--begins to disappear too.”

Tags : Charity Class Culture Future Noblesse Oblige Obligation Philanthropy Wealth
Author : Ellen Cushing

44. “It is a friend's duty that he does not leave his friend in a difficult position but provide intimacy and support to him. In difficulty who leaves is a false and the one not quitting is a true friend.”

Tags : Difficulty Friends Friendship Initmacy Jainism Life Moral Obligation Support Wisdom

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

Tags : Authority Duty Free Will Quotes Milgram Obedience Obligation Self Betrayal Suppression Willpower
Author : Ashim Shanker
Source : Sinew of the Social Species

46. “Life is duty and obligation, therefore love, too, is a duty. It's as if God sent it to me,' she said, looking up at the sky, 'and told me to love.'p. 265”

Tags : Duty Goncharov Life Love Obligation Oblomov
Source : Oblomov

47. “No one tape her deepest gifts through shame, guilt or anger. In fact, if you come from obligation, others smell the sadness in your blood and they will run the other way,”

Tags : Anger Gifts Guilt Obligation Shame Work
Author : Tama Kieves
Source : Inspired and Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in your life's work

48. “When you make a deal you stick to it. Rock-hard rule. You don't renege, you don't sell out. You hold up your end and expect the other party to do the same. If the other party doesn't, you're entitled to deal with every man of it as you see fit in order to set things right. No--you're more than entitled. You're obligated. Or the rule would mean nothing.”

Tags : Honor Obligation Rules
Source : The Rules of Wolfe

49. “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.”

Tags : Debasish Life Mridha Obligation Philosophy Potential

50. “A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not.”

Tags : Honor Liars Lies Lying Obligation Right Action

51. “The worst feeling when speaking with someone or receiving a gift from them is knowing they feel obligated to.”

Tags : Feelings Obligated Obligation

52. “He used to say that he never felt the hardness of the human struggle or the sadness of history as he felt it among those ruins. He used to say, too, that it made one feel an obligation to do one's best.”

Tags : History Obligation Ruins Sadness Struggle
Author : Willa Cather
Source : The Song of the Lark

53. “Today, one of the brothers asked me: Is it a terrible prison, not to be able to move from the place where you're standing?You answered...I told him that I am now more free than he is. The inability to move frees me from the obligation to act.You who speak languages, you are such liars.”

Tags : Languages Liars Obligation
Source : Xenocide

54. “the weekly thirty minutes of sexual stress was a chronic but low-grade discomfort, like the humidity in Florida”

Tags : Discomfort Irony Marriage Obligation Sex
Source : Freedom