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OBLIGATION
[ Also see Borrowing Debt Duty Freedom Gratitude Necessity Promises Responsibility Stewardship Thankfulness ]

There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty.
      - William R. Alger

It is no great misfortune to oblige ungrateful people, but an unsupportable one to be forced to be under an obligation to a scoundrel.
      - Philip James Bailey

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

Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a secret, 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

A tender conscience is a stronger obligation than a prison.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

Obligation is thraldom, and thraldom is hateful.
      - Thomas Hobbes

An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act.
      - Lord Francis Jeffrey

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged than those who have obliged us.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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 to ask himself often.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

Obligation is the bitterest thraldom.
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Base natures ever judge a thing above them, and hate a power they are too much obliged to.
      - Thomas Otway

We are solemnly obliged to the children of those who have loved us.
      - Achille Poincelot

Trifling favors are readily acknowledged, though cheaply esteemed; but important ones are most rarely remembered.
      - Giovanni Ruffini

Some pretend want of power to make a competent return; and you shall find in others a kind of graceless modesty, that makes a man ashamed of requiting an obligation, because it is a confession that he has received one.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

You find in some a sort of graceless modesty, that makes them ashamed to requite an obligation.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

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 simply to admit that our selfishness is superior to our pride. Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful for them. The proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
      - William Gilmore Simms

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.
      - Elie Wiesel


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