The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety
I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People
Dominance. Control. These things the unjust seek most of all. And so it is the duty of the just to defy dominance and to challenge control
The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.
Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.
I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit
The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government
It's every American's duty to support his government, but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed.
Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty
It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.
What is Meditation?' Excerpt from Meditation: God's Duty and Man's Beauty
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption
The first duty of love is to listen.
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
Devotion to duty is a fire that warms us but worldly ambition is a fire that consumes us.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen,
Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
To know the Truth, to love the Truth, and to live the Truth is the whole duty of man.