Duty Quotes

Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.

Thomas Carlyle

Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Mark Twain

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is it's own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

Mahatma Ghandi

Duty cannot exist without faith.

Benjamin Disraeli

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

Henri Frederic Amiel

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Phillip Brooks

I think the first duty of society is justice

Alexander Hamilton

What is Meditation?' Excerpt from Meditation: God's Duty and Man's Beauty

Sri Chinmoy

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.

Edward

Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty

Ulysses Simpson Grant

It's every American's duty to support his government, but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed.

Thomas Clifford

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

James Madison

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

Grover Cleveland

Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt for jury duty.

George Bernard Shaw

This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community /the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.

Andrew Carnegie

England expects that every man will do his duty.

Horatio Nelson

The world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, And if we did our duty, it might be as full of love.

Gerald Massey

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

Buddha

It is the duty of every one to strive to gain and deserve a good reputation.

Francis Atterbury

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.

Samuel Smiles

Pregnant women! They had that weird frisson, an aura of magic that combined awkwardly with an earthy sense of duty. Mundane, because they were nothing unique on the suburban streets; ethereal because their attention was ever somewhere else. Whatever you said was trivial. And they had that preciousness which they imposed wherever they went, compelling attention, constantly reminding you that they carried the future inside, its contours already drawn, but veiled, private, an inner secret.

Ruth Morgan

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption

Kurt Cobain

The enjoyment of the choicest natural scenes in the country and the means of recreation connected with them is a monopoly...of very few rich people...For the same reason that the water of rivers should be guarded against private appropriation and the use of it for the purpose of navigation and otherwise protected against obstruction, portions of the natural scenery may therefore properly be guarded and cared for by government...The establishment by government of great public grounds is thus justify and enforced as a public duty.

Frederick Law Olmsted
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