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Duty Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Duty

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

Related topics: Values Gratitude

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

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

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

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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

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

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


 

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

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

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother,
for the homeland is our earthly mother.
I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in
this sublime and difficult moment.
- Pope John Paul II

As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the
situation with as much data as I can gather and as
much expertise as I have and as much experience as
I have to determine whether or not the wish of the
patient is medically justified.
- Jack Kevorkian

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

The essence of all religions is One.
Surrender is the main duty of everyone.
Surrender means the feeling of oneness,
I and God are One. Why?
The reason is that the One
who is present in you is present in me.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love.
To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone -
even to himself.
- Andre Malraux

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it;
seek for duty,
and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.
- Tryon Edwards

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since
the ancient time when the president's power was constrained
by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
- Peter Drucker

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
- Pierre Corneille

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

There is only one basic human right,
the right to do as you damn well please.
And with it comes the only basic human duty,
the duty to take the consequences.
- P. J. O'Rourke

We have to be thankful to the Czechs that they did their duty.
The Czech Republic won, I can't believe it.
It was a huge party with all the people here.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end,
may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
- Blaise Pascal

I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty,
so I am against alcohol...
But we need the tax money.
- Walter Allen

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

For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature:
Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with
the good of our neighbor.
- William Ames

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

When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our
voices in behalf of our ideals.
- Clara Zetkin

It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was
within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare
a Bill better than the Remedial Bill.
- Charles Tupper

Vision looks inward and becomes duty.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

If you have more money than you need,
you have to give it away.
It's a duty.
I get to choose whom to sponsor, and I like to give
to the areas that I know something about.
- Gordon Getty

Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend
America and uphold our values when duty called.
- Bill Shuster

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes
a man when he has occasion for it;
courage which arises from a sense of duty acts;
in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison

THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest
ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour,
the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government.
- Charles Inglis

It is the duty of the Umpire to determine all questions
submitted to him according to these laws,
when they apply, and according to his best judgment when they do not apply.
- Howard Staunton

It is not easy to be sure that being yourself is worth the trouble,
but we do know it is our sacred duty.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

If it is the duty of the State to educate,
it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education,
namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.
- Edmund Barton

I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon
frugality in the expenditure,
and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
- Andrew Johnson

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

The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently
unfitted one for doing anything else.
- Edith Wharton

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

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

There is nothing in the universe that I fear,
but that I shall not know all my duty,
or shall fail to do it.
- Mary Lyon

My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers.
- Niklaus Wirth

Poland is an ally of the United States of America.
It was our duty to show that we are a reliable,
loyal, and predictable ally.
America needed our help, and we had to give it.
- Adam Michnik

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

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though
the limits of our abilities do not exist.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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.
- Samuel Smiles

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

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

Duty is the most sublime word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more.
You should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely.
I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings,
but with the powers of observing.
- Mary Oliver

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

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


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