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Duty Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Duty.

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

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Rights that do not flow from duty
well performed are not worth having.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

You cannot divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between
God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

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

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

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying
as to put the right man in the right place.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense
involves the helping of one's neighbors.
- Samuel Smiles

And like the old soldier in that ballad,
I now close my military career and just fade away,
an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave
him the sight to see that duty.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

May be is very well, but Must is the master.
It is my duty to show justice without recompense.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore,
a duty.
It should be offered as a gift.
- Kate DiCamillo

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

IN trying to recall my impressions during my short
war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army,
I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused.
- Fritz Kreisler

Only when the voice of duty is silent,
or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think
of the consequences of a particular action.
- Augustus Hare

It is long overdue for parents to realize they have
the right and duty to protect our children against
the intolerant evolutionists.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian,
and there are many ways to do this.
- Nicholas Sparks

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
- Moliere

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

In short, we have, among African countries,
a duty of solidarity.
- Omar Bongo

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

I have done what I felt to be my duty.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

My first duty to write a gripping yarn.
Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel.
Only third comes the idea.
- David Brin

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

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

That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young.
And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.
- Philip Pullman

Killing someone is the ultimate crime,
while on the other hand, killing someone in uniform is fulfillment of duty.
- Ramman Kenoun

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

The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
- William R. Alger

Partisanship is our great curse.
We too readily assume that everything has two sides
and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
- James Harvey Robinson

All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social
Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens.
- Steve King

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've watched my duty, straight an' true,
an' tried to do it well; Part of the time kept heaven in view,
An' part steered clear of hell.
- Will Carleton

Laughter is much more important than applause.
Applause is almost a duty.
Laughter is a reward.
- Carol Channing

Now our job, our duty, our responsibility to ensure
the safety and security of our citizens cannot be complete
unless we guarantee health care security for our citizens.
- Thomas Vilsack

Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to
read the Holy Scriptures.
- Adam Clarke

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

Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.
- Mencius

The troops are therefore empowered and are in duty
bound in this war to use without mitigation even against
women and children any means that will lead to success.
- Wilhelm Keitel

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

Justice is the sum of all moral duty.
- William Godwin

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out,
to share your love or pain with others.
- James Taylor

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise,
because it is our duty.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

Defending the truth is not something one does out of
a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes,
but is a reward in itself.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Lets 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

I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty.
Some of the cops were even friends of ours.
But a cop can go both ways.
- Martin Scorsese

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

He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it,
not cause any trouble.
In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel,
and it's more heroic to speak up.
- Eddie Campbell

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man;
its publication is a duty.
- Madame de Stael


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