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Duty Quotes

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If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Values Government Political

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

 

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- James Allen

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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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 Keller

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

To keep the body in good health is a duty...
otherwise we shall not be able
to keep our mind strong and clear.
- The Buddha

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

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

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong,
easy to do right.
- William E. Gladstone

Lebanon is caught in a cycle of threats.
And it is our duty to be strong and capable of defending our country.
But we will not clarify or explain what we do or do not possess.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a
country might have to undergo under the system which
we seek to establish here,
that country ought to do its duty.
- Henri La Fontaine

The payment of taxes is an obvious and insistent duty,
and its sanction is usually punitive.
- Joseph McKenna

The first duty of society is to give each of its members
the possibility of fulfilling his destiny.
When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
- Alexis Carrel

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering
the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

My duty is clear and at all costs will be done.
- John Burns

The cholera most forcibly teaches us our mutual connection.
Nothing shows more powerfully the duty of every man
to look after the needs of others.
- Titus Salt

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt,
has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government
has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.
- William Weld

Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

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

I'm duty-bound to follow the law and apply to the law
to the facts as I find them.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

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

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Most reporters who come to me get their stories directly from press releases.
Very few do what one would consider to be their professional duty.
- Joey Skaggs

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
- George Eliot

I wish either my father or my mother,
or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it,
had minded what they were about when they begot me.
- Laurence Sterne

I expect that on the 1st of August, the SA will be
once more ready for duty.
- Ernst Rohm

Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking
care of his own integrity.
It is his clear duty.
- Joseph Conrad

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit,
along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce

The first duty of government is to see that people have food,
fuel, and clothes.
The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
- John Ruskin

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

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty,
to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
- Marlon Brando

The word democracy has no meaning.
Duty has gone.
Only rights remain.
- Fiona Shaw

A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened
by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it,
is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
- Anthony Trollope

The first duty of love is to listen.
- Paul Tillich

I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients,
so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial,
but the cause was the same.
- Floyd Abrams

The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor,
to end their suffering.
Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases,
ending of the life.
- Jack Kevorkian

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
- Norman Douglas

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
- Alan Watts

A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation
in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.
- Charles Inglis

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and
emotions within yourself you don't want to do,
but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
- Hugh Jackman

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly,
caught in the web of duty.
- Stephen King

In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
- James Anthony Froude

The real duty of man is not to extend his power or
multiply his wealth beyond his needs,
but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession:
his soul.
- Gilbert Highet

The great thing about our system of democracy is when
they call you for jury duty,
you have to come...
It's an honor and a privilege.
I was called and I've got to be here.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

The reason the government sells the census as your
ticket to getting goodies -
rather than as your civic duty -
is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.
- Tom G. Palmer

Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe,
and has the potential to become an inexpensive source
of energy for neighborhoods,
light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry.
- Charlie Dent

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
- Saint Augustine

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty,
if they will.
You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
- Theodore Parker


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