Duty Quotes

I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty.

Ellen Sturgis Hooper

In common things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.

James Anthony Froude

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

Swami Vivekananda

Where there is plenty, charity is a duty, not a courtesy

Owen Feltham

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Phillip Brooks

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Albert Camus

Duty cannot exist without faith.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Where there are no rights,there are no duties.

Henri Benjamin Rebecque

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

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

Thomas Carlyle

The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill another.

George Eliot

Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together.

Joseph Joubert

There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.


We are progeny of not just the Earth, but of the cosmos. And as its progeny it is our duty use the best of our ability and continue that.

Vanna Bonta

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.

John Fowles

Never step over one duty to perform another.

English Proverb

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

Indian Proverb

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Perish discretion when it interferes with duty

Hannah More

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Updated On : May 13, 2013
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