Duty Quotes

Perish discretion when it interferes with duty

Hannah More

The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.

Indian Proverb

Never step over one duty to perform another.

English Proverb

That the General Assembly of Virginia, doth unequivocally express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this State, against every aggression either foreign or domestic ... That this Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the federal government, as resulting from the compact, to which the states are parties; as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting the compact; as no further valid than they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that in case of deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.

James Madison

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.

John Fowles

Do your duty and leave the rest to the gods.

PIERRE CORNEILLE

Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.

Horatio Nelson

Love can do much, but duty more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

George Washington

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Kurt Cobain

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.

Lao Tzu

Love is a better teacher than duty.

Albert Einstein

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

Thomas Jefferson

What is possible is our highest duty.

William E. Mclaren
Social Media
Our Partners