Duty Quotes

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

Reinhold Niebuhr

To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when we are not well.

Samuel Johnson

To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.

Buddha

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

Albert Camus

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller

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

We must do our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies

Thomas Jefferson

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.

Thomas Carlyle

We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

Albert Einstein

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

God always has an angel of help for those who are willing to do their duty.

T. L. Cuyler

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble

Helen Adams Keller

It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.

Soren Kierkegaard

The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.

Theodore Roosevelt

Isn't the fulfillment of our duty towards our neighbor an expression of deepest desire?

Dag Hammarskjold 1905

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

Samuel Smiles

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

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty

Helen Rowland

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

Jimmy Carter
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