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Obligation Quotes


These are some of the best 'Obligation' quotations and sayings.

An extraordinary haste to discharge an obligation, is a sort of ingratitude.

In some there is a kind of graceless modesty that makes a man ashamed of requiting an obligation, because it is a confession that he has received one.

It is safer to affront some people than to oblige them; for the better a man deserves, the worse they will speak of him; as if the professing of open hatred to their benefactors were an argument that they lie under no obligation to him.

It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies.

Man owes not only his services, but himself to God.

Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.

Obligation is thraldom, and thraldom is hateful.

To feel oppressed by obligation is only to prove that we are incapable of a proper sentiment of gratitude. - To receive favors from the unworthy is to admit that our selfishness is superior to our pride.

To owe an obligation to a worthy friend, is a happiness, and can be no disparagement.

We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged, than those who have obliged us.

We are under solemn obligations to the children of those who have loved us.

What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.