Duty Quotes

The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.

George Bernard Shaw

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Obstinacy is the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Do your duty, and leave the rest to heaven.

Pierre Corneille

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.

Albert Einstein

We do not regard it as acceptable that those of us who regard it as our duty to challenge any legislation which may have the effect of detracting from the civil rights and individual liberties if any citizen if the UK should be traduced in this way.

Sir Menzies Campbell

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

General George S. Patton

It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine - a gun - which could by its rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a large extent supersede the necessity of large armies, and consequently, exposure to battle and disease [would] be greatly diminished.

Richard Jordan Gatling

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.

George Eliot

Infinite striving to be the best is mans duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in Gods hands.

Mahatma Gandhi

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Benjamin Franklin

Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Devotion to duty is a fire that warms us but worldly ambition is a fire that consumes us.

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May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committees conferences!

Gustav Krupp

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committee's conferences!

Gustav Krupp

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.

Thomas Francis Meagher

Where there is plenty, charity is a duty, not a courtesy

Owen Feltham

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

Swami Vivekananda

In common things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.

James Anthony Froude

The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.

Ellen Key

Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.

St. Francis of Assisi
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