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Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. (Richard Bach)

So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. (John S. Bonnell)

The strange thing is everyone is born with no intention to serve but to be served. (Chew Nai Chee)

Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country. (Cicero)

A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. (William Feather)

A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. (William Feather)

Think of these things: whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account. (Benjamin Franklin)

Duty and obligation are often synonymous. (Max J. Harnish)

Nothing makes me more pessimistic than the obligation not to be pessimistic. (Eugene Ionesco)

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. (Henry James)

The trouble with our age is all signposts and no destination. (Louis Kronenberger)

Being an artist carries with it a great potential and a great obligation... In a culture made up of images, sound, and the stories created by artists who do not hold themselves accountable for that very culture, we have a set-up for destruction. (Suzanne Lacey)

I worked a great deal then, as you can only do on a set theme, absolved from the obligation to find a new fact, a new subject every day. (Rico Lebrun)

We have an obligation to try and increase the availability of beauty and truth, not merely enter the marketplace. (Nakona Macdonald)

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint. (Rene Magritte)

Those who perceive in themselves... the artistic vocation as poet, writer, sculptor, painter, musician, and actor feel at the same time an obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it to service of their neighbour and the humanity as a whole. (Pope John Paul II)

If my attention is wandering, there is somewhere it wants to go, so obviously it does not want to be where I am holding it in the name of some self-styled obligation. (Hugh Prather)

You have no obligation under the sun other than to discover your real needs, to fulfill them, and to rejoice in doing so. (Francois Rabelais)

Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try and paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can't do it. I just can't do it! And that is why I am just a little crazy. (Rembrandt)

When we feel an obligation to test the things we say and to find the boundaries within which what we say has validity, then we are contributing to a real inner consolidation of our human feeling for existence. (Rudolf Steiner)

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

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