intellectual or emotional state of being bound to complete or accomplish some task or goal
- For other uses, see Commitment (disambiguation).
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- I believe in individual freedom; that's my primary and complete commitment—individual liberty. That’s what it's all about. And that's what socialism was supposed to be about, or anarchism was supposed to be about, and tragically has been betrayed. … I feel much safer in your company.
- The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
- Arthur Miller, Introduction, Section 1, Collected Plays (1958).
- It takes two things to change the world, and you'd be surprised how many people have good ideas, but—commitment? true commitment?—that's the hard one. It requires sacrifice.