Duty Quotes

He who defines duty for himself is his own master.

Dick Cheatham

The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.

Frank Herbert

Duty is not collective; it is personal

Calvin Coolidge

Duty is ours; results are God's

John Quincy Adams

The first duty of a government is to give education to the people

Sim█n Bol╠var

It is the duty of children to wait on elders, and not the elders on children

African Proverb

We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men

George Orwell

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

Do your duty today and repent tomorrow

Mark Twain

He said that permitting private judgments to turn my duty in the smallest matter would be just like getting a little bit pregnant that the consequences would very soon get beyond me.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation ˝ enlightened as it is ˝ if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men

Sam Adams

Such humble talents as God had given me I will endeavour to put to their greatest use; if I am able to amuse, I will try to benefit too; and when I fell it my duty to speak unpalatable truth, with the help of God, I will speak it, through it be to the prejudice of my name and to the detriment of my reader's immediate pleasure as well as my own.

Anne Bront

If I go out of public life with one feeling, with one conviction, it is this : a deep regret for many bitter words I have used in my life, deep sincere repentance for my violence of language. But I hope they will be forgiven me by God and man, because not once in all my life have I attacked anybody unjustly from my point of view, and without believing it was my duty to do so.

Joseph-Napolon-Henri Bourassa

When a house is on fire, the neighbors' duty is to put it out.

Habib Bourguiba

So much of political philosophy throughout history has consisted of concocting reasons why people have a duty to be tame animals in politicians cages.

James Bovard

Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.

Barbara Levy Boxer

Did is a word of achievement Won't is a word of defeat Might is a word of bereavement Can't is a word of defeat Ought is a word of duty Try is a word each hour Will is a word of beauty Can is a word of power

Gerard Hargraves

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.

Albert Einstein

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.

Ernst Fischer

The duty of literature is to note what counts, and to light up what is suited to the light. If it ceases to choose and to love, it becomes like a woman who gives herself without preference.

Anatole France

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.

Chanakya

I feel it my duty to plod on while daylight last.

William Carey
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