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A Quote by John (Jay) Davison Rockefeller, IV on belief, duty, obligation, opportunity, possessions, and responsibility

I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity an obligation, every possession, a duty.

J.D. Rockefeller (1937 -)

Source: quoting his grandfather

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A Quote by James Herriot on animals, children, cruelty, dependence, hope, kindness, needs, obligation, people, responsibility, and trust

I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs ...[They] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty.

James Herriot (1916 -)

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A Quote by Jacob L. Arvey on art, obligation, people, and politics

Politics is the art of putting people under obligation to you.

Jacob L. Arvey

Source: quoted in a New York newspaper, 1990

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A Quote by IBM on aggression, belief, business, community, company, conviction, decisions, desires, employees, guidance, ideas, improvement, individuality, intelligence, investment, management, managers, obligation, play, principles, progress, respect, s

IBM'S Basic BELIEFS AND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES Our beliefs, which should be well known to every IBMer, are: 1. Respect for the individual. 2. A desire to have the best customer service of any company in the world. 3. The conviction that an organization should pursue all tasks with the idea that they can be accomplished in a superior manner. In addition to these, there is a set of fundamental principles which guide IBM management in the conduct of the business. Each manager should consider them as a basis for his decisions. They are: 1. To provide intelligent, aggressive capable management. 2. To serve our customers as efficiently and effectively as possible. 3. To continually improve our products and our technology. 4. To provide a maximum degree of satisfaction on the part of our employees in their assigned tasks. 5. To recognize the obligation to our stockholders to provide an adequate return on their investment. 6. To play our part in furthering the progress of the communities in which our facilities are located.

IBM

Source: IBM Management Training

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on certainty, god, names, obligation, time, and worship

God is not limited to the manner in which He is epiphanized for you and makes Himself adequate to your dimension {to receive Him}. And that is why other creatures are under no obligation to obey the God who demands your worship, because their theophanies take other forms. The form in which He is epiphanized to you is different from that in which He is epiphanized to others. God as such transcends (munazzah) all intelligible, imaginable, or sensible forms, but considered in His Names and Attributes, that is, His theophanies, He is, on the contrary, inseparable from these forms, that is, from a certain figure and a certain situs in space and time.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 310

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on certainty, enemies, friendship, men, and obligation

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.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

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A Quote by Hayward Keniston on individuality, obligation, problems, science, society, spirit, and time

An obligation rests upon each one of us to analyze the intellectual problem of his time and to attempt to formulate his statement of its significance, for the impact of modern science affects the individual as well as society. Each one of us must answer to himself what place it will find in the mansions of his spirit.

Hayward Keniston

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A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on achievement, day, obligation, opportunity, privilege, sacred, time, and work

Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

Source: The Book of Positive Quotations

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A Quote by Eric G. Anderson on assumptions, christmas, dedication, duty, failure, fear, leadership, learning, life, limits, obligation, responsibility, schools, seriousness, sports, strength, present, and trust

Climbing is a unique sport, presenting mental and physical stress that you learn to overcome by operating close to your limits. Sometimes your limits are higher than you realize. "Of course, you recognize your limits in climbing by falling off the rock," says Alan Czenkusch [leader of Whistepig Climbing School of Del Norte, Colorado]. "However, you're safe because you're on belay." The belay anchor system is the crux of climbing. It allows falls with impunity - almost. The person running the rope does so to protect the climber. There is a great responsibility and obligation to this concept and Czenkusch explains it solemnly. The belayer protects himself by the use of pitons and other devices which give him fail-safe redundant protection. When the belayer calls out to the climber below "On Belay" it means he is set up correctly and has assumed a serious duty and would even give up his own life to protect the climber. Such dedication should allow the person below to ascent with no fear of falling. The mutual trust which allows belaying is part of the camaraderie, the intimacy, the mystique of mountaineering. Belaying has brought Czenkusch his best and worst moments in climbing. Czenkusch once fell from a high precipice, yanking out three mechanical supports and pulling his belayer off a ledge. He was stopped upside down 10 feet from the ground when his spread-eagled belayer arrested the fall with the strength of his outstretched arms. "Don saved my life," says Czenkusch. "How do you respond to a guy like that? Give him a used climbing rope for a Christmas present? No, you remember him. You always remember him."

Eric G. Anderson

Source: “The Vertical Wilderness," Private Practice, Nov. 1979, p. 21.

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on individuality, life, and obligation

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Source: My Day, newspaper column, August 7, 1941

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