Duty is not collective; it is personal
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.
The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.
He who defines duty for himself is his own master.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfil another.
In common things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
What is possible is our highest duty.
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Love can do much, but duty more.
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
Do your duty and leave the rest to the gods.
Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
Never step over one duty to perform another.
The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.
The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
Perish discretion when it interferes with duty
Where there is plenty, charity is a duty, not a courtesy
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.†
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.
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.