obligation

A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on islam, knowledge, and obligation

The search of knowledge is an obligation laid on every Muslim.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on certainty, duty, humanity, justice, life, men, obligation, plants, and respect

. . . there is nevertheless a certain respect, a general duty to humanity, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants. We owe justice to men, and graciousness and benignity to other creatures . . . there is a certain commerce and mutual obligation betwixt them and us.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Marshall Field on character, dignity, duty, economics, improvement, influence, joy, kindness, obligation, patience, perseverance, pleasure, power, simplicity, success, talent, time, value, virtue, wisdom, and worth

Twelve Priceless Qualities of Success: 1. The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The power of kindness. 7. The influence of example. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. The wisdom of economy. 10. The virtue of patience. 11. The improvement of talent. 12. The joy of originating.

Marshall Field

Source: notes

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A Quote by Mark Twain on men and obligation

When some men discharge an obligation, you can hear the report for miles around.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mario Cuomo on government and obligation

It is not a government's obligation to provide services, but to see that they are provided.

Mario Cuomo

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on change, justice, obligation, time, and world

If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

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A Quote by Josiah Quincy on duty, obligation, preparation, and separation

If this bill [for the admission of Orleans Territory as a State] passes, it is my deliberate opinion that it is virtually a dissolution of the Union; that it will free the States from their moral obligation; and, as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, definitely to prepare for a separation, - amicably if they can, violently if they must.

Josiah Quincy (1744 - 1775)

Source: Abridged Congressional Debates, Jan. 14, 1811. Vol. iv. p. 327.

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A Quote by Jose Ortega Gasset on balance and obligation

Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.

Jose Ortega Gasset

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A Quote by John Trumbull on obligation, posterity, and trust

As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?

John Trumbull (1750 - 1831)

Source: McFingal. Canto ii. Line 121.

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on obligation

The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

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