Duty Quotes

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

James Anthony Froude

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.

Joseph Addison

Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.

Robert E. Lee

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

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

Mahatma Gandhi

I think the first duty of society is justice

Alexander Hamilton

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety

Arnold Schwarzenegger

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

Robert Green Ingersoll

I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.

Theodore Roosevelt

When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied.

John Woolman

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.

William Jennings Bryan

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

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