Quotation Explorer - 'Duty'

There are no snares more dangerous than those which lurk under the guise of duty or the name of relationship. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
It's every American's duty to support his government but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed. - Thomas C. Mann
Two hot, close rooms thus became my world; and a crippled old woman, my mistress, my friend, my all. Her service was my duty - her pain, my suffering - her relief, my hope - her anger, my punishment - her regard, my reward. - Charlotte Brontë
There is no possible line of conduct which has art some time and place been condemned, and which has not at some other time and place been enjoined as a duty. - William Lecky
Duty performed gives clearness and firmness to faith, and faith thus strengthened through duty becomes the more assured and satisfying to the soul. - Tryon Edwards
DISOBEY, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity of a command. His right to govern me is clear as day, My duty manifest to disobey; And if that fit observance e'er I shut May I and duty be alike undone. Israfel Brown - Ambrose Bierce
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government. - Thomas Paine
A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last. - Joseph F. Newton
If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself. You have a duty to worship God, not because He will be imperfect and unhappy if you do not, but because you will be imperfect and unhappy. - Fulton J. Sheen
Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of misguided notions of duty, people surrender themselves--their convictions and their aspirations--every day. There is nothing noble about it. It takes far more courage to fight for your values than to relinquish them. - Nathaniel Branden
A writer's duty is to draw a picture that expresses more inner beauty, deeper anxiety, and more complex tragedy than a real character ever can. - Debasish Mridha
Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act, and in that action are the seeds of new knowledge. - Albert Einstein
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
If God has really done something in Christ on which the salvation of the world depends, and if He has made it known, then it is a Christian duty to be intolerant of everything which ignores, denies, or explains it away. - James Denney
Since the beginning, the Fates determined which souls would be born, what kinds of lives they would live, and for how many days. They did this out of duty, out of destiny, and without emotion. - Nicole Y. Walters
When you go into court, you're putting your fate in the hands of 12 people not smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby
Death is lighter than a feather, duty heavier than a mountain.
Faith is the flower that unfolds its own beauty without knowing how it will fulfill life's duty. - Debasish Mridha
In truth, ideas and principles are independent of men; the application of them and their illustration is man's duty and merit. The time will come when the author of a view shall be set aside, and the view only taken cognizance of. This will be the millennium of Science. - Edward Forbes
It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. - Rebecca West
The duty imposed on intellect by Life is not to suppress, but purify emotions. - Raheel Farooq
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. - John Viscount Morley
I know of only one duty, and that is to love. - Albert Camus
A true writer has a moral duty to uplift humanity. - Debasish Mridha
Love is not just an ecstasy, not just an intense feeling. It is a driving force. It is something that carries us through our life of joyful duty.
It is the common peoples duty to police the police. - Steven Magee
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
Duty without love is deplorable. Duty with love is desirable. Love without duty is Divine.
I felt that I had done my duty. Nothing drove me now. I had run out of causes and was as close as I might ever be to peace. With all this behind me, I felt that if I had to die now, it was all right. I would not protest quite so loudly as I would have at any other time.
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety. - Tryon Edwards
If you’re a writer, your first duty, a duty you owe to yourself and your readers, and to your writing itself, is to become wonderful. To become the best writer you can possibly be. - Theodora Goss
The duty of the one who wants to be silent is to be silent, period! Give little thought to the cacophony of the masses when silence is the best option and silence will speak for itself - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Life is a duty and an eternal journey in search of beauty. - Debasish Mridha
You are the God. You are the embodiment of God. The moment you start to love everyone and everything, you are doing your divine duty. - Debasish Mridha
There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve. - William S. Burroughs
True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle. - Hugh Blair
[Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner belonged to] that small army of brave people who made it their duty, without thought of themselves or hope or expectation of reward, to strive for unpopular causes.[ on the death of noted freethinker and peace advocate Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner] - Chapman Cohen
Nature! I think it my duty to serve its beauty. - Tanmaya Guru
Now that I’ve reached the ripe old age of retirement, I feel it my duty to teach you everything I’ve learnt about love, so listen closely. Love is like… That’s as far as I’ve gotten I’m afraid. - Ben Mitchell
The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. - Abbie Hoffman
We only know of one duty, and that is to love. - Albert Camus
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature. - Ernst Fischer
When love and duty are one then grace is within your soul. - Shannon L. Alder
Our sacred duty is to proclaim and preach the gospel of salvation to all people from every nation. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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
There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness. - Cicero
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. - George Bernard Shaw
If we can learn anything from Lord Ganesha, it is: Be sincere and care no one in the line of duty. - Mohith Agadi
We all have our demons, it is not anyone else's duty to validate them. - Sara Secora
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
The right to search for the truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be the truth. - Albert Einstein
It's a date, not a duty - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty. - Simone Weil
Responsibility and duty are different things, you can sacrifice your responsibility for your duty but you cannot sacrifice your duty for your responsibility. - Amit Kalantri
I don’t want fame, money, or duty. I want to close my eyes and see your loving beauty. - Debasish Mridha
I’m not attached to anything.I’m attached to what it feels it's my duty, to do my duty.I think that I will die with the boots on. - Fidel Castro
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
And now, like the old soldier of 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 light to see that duty. Good-bye. - General Douglas MacArthur
The sacred duty of every soul is to fear God. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs. - Albert Einstein
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. - Oscar Wilde
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgement when we have not. - John Lubbock
Sacrifice demands the surrender of things we cherish above all else. Only out of the agony of those loses can a new resolution be born. An undying devotion to a cause greater than one’s self, and a moral duty to see a journey through to its absolute completion. - Emily Thorne
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward- your destiny-are here and now. - Dag Hammarskjold
Sometimes, on duty, if one trusts a stranger, one’s nerves are on edge. What if I am making a mistake! - Anuradha Bhattacharyya
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
Thank God, I have done my duty. Kiss me, Hardy.
God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty! - William Shakespeare
I think it is the duty of all human beings, as intelligent and communicative beings, to learn all the ideas thought up before ours and use them as a means to think up new ones. - Jonathan Culver
Peace is a butterfly Flying flower to flowerWith a song in her heartBut a great love for the beautyWith a great purpose and duty. - Debasish Mridha
The first duty of love is to listen. - Paul Tillich
Dominance. Control. These things the unjust seek most of all. And so it is the duty of the just to defy dominance and to challenge control. - Robert Fanney
It' like he has the ability to take on some of my pain. I feel so much better around him. Stronger. And he is willing to take my pain. He wants to bear it with me. I can see it shining in his eyes. I'm more than a duty to him. I'm more than his literal dream girl. I'm so much more. - Cynthia Hand
There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Those who believe that liberal democracy and the free market can be defended by the force of law and regulation alone, without an internalised sense of duty and morality, are tragically mistaken. - Jonathan Sacks
If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life. - Charles Bukowski
Thank God I have done my duty.
Giving back with love is our duty. - Debasish Mridha
Our most important duty in life is to love. Our most important success in life is happiness. - Debasish Mridha
I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it sis my duty ... This is my highest and best use as a human. - Ben Stein
Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy. - Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty. - John Ruskin
Majesty: when a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares it as his duty. - George Bernard Shaw
You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight. - Elizabeth Gilbert
You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times. - Nina Simone
I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately. - George Carlin
Unity! Duty! And destiny! - Greg Farshtey
An ideal marriage is a true partnership between two imperfect people, each striving to complement the other, to keep the commandments, and to do the will of the Lord ["Our Sacred Duty to Honor Woman," Ensign, May 1999). - Russel M. Nelson
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage, and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than to simply fight for it. - Ernest Hemingway
Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents. - Shannon L. Alder
On my honor, I will do my bestTo do my duty To God and my country - Boy Scouts of America
Compromise where you can. Where you can't, don't. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say 'No, you move'. - Christopher Markus
It is the duty of every citizen /resident of any country , nationals as well as expatriates to know the basics of the governing laws of the country one resides.Ignorance of the law or unawareness cannot be pleaded to escape liability. - Henrietta Newton Martin
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. - George Eliot
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful. - Charles Simmons
Remember that it is nothing to do your duty, that is demanded of you and is no more meritorious than to wash your hands when they are dirty; the only thing that counts is the love of duty; when love and duty are one, then grace is in you and you will enjoy a happiness which passes all understanding. - W. Somerset Maugham
Give with love, give with smile, give freely, it is our duty and responsibility to humanity. - Debasish Mridha
Death is as light as a feather; duty as heavy as a mountain.
Be eager to fulfill the smallest duty and flee from transgression for one duty includes another and one transgression induces another transgression. - The Talmud
Desires to which we cling closely can easily prevent us from being what we ought to be and can be; and on the other hand, desires repeatedly mastered for the sake of present duty make us richer.Lack of desire is poverty. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A person who does not get attached to anything, and never forgets to do his duty, will achieve everything. - Debasish Mridha
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller
The artist has a duty to be calm. He has no right to show his emotion, his involvement, to go pouring it all out at the audience. Any excitement over a subject must be sublimated into an Olympian calm of form. That is the only way in which an artist can tell of the things that excite him. - Andrei Tarkovsky
The primary duty of every minister is to lead people into the Promised Land. - Sunday Adelaja
Teaching is a Creative profession, it is our duty as School Leaders and Education Influencers to offer the right climate to foster innovation and support Innovative Teaching practices within our schools, and that's what will make our students succeed in the 21st century - Samer Chidiac
Duty has a trick of behaving unexpectedly -- something like a heavy friend whom we have amiably asked to visit us, and who breaks his leg within our gates. - George Eliot
Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all. - Margaret Fuller
...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you. - Woodrow Wilson
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profiteth others and ourselves.
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. - Bertrand Russell
Love is a better master than duty. - Albert Einstein
A great leader fights with great adversity, suffers greatly, but courageously, and never forget to help others is his ultimate duty. - Debasish Mridha
It is a friend's duty that he does not leave his friend in a difficult position but provide intimacy and support to him. In difficulty who leaves is a false and the one not quitting is a true friend. - Acharya Mahapragya
self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
What is the death of a soldier even off duty of an occupying army walking in an occupied territory against the death of a little boy screaming in terror in his father's arms Where is the equivalence - Linda Grant
Fear is never a good counselor and victory over fear is the first spiritual duty of man. - Nikolai A. Berdyaev
Great," Shane said. "Look i'd rather not be on janitorial duty. I have allergies to cleaners.""And to cleaning," Michael said."Look who's talking, Didn't the do one of those Animal Planet documentaries about the roaches in your room? - Rachel Caine
Killing is killing, whether done for duty, profit or fun - Richard Ramirez
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form. - Albert Einstein
To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. - Buddha
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. - Marie Curie
The first duty of a man is to think for himself - José Martí
Perfection is something we should all strive for. It's a duty and a joy to perfect one's nature... The most difficult thing is love. A loveless, driving person that just competes in the rat race is far from perfection in my book. - R.D. Laing
The scripture talks about man managing, ruling the earth, as the sole duty of man. - Sunday Adelaja
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts--such is the duty of the artist. - Robert Schumann
It is our duty and our joy to communicate our hearts to each other. Words assist us in this task. - Kate DiCamillo
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 paths of glory at least lead to the grave, but the paths of duty may not get you any where. - James Thurber
Our heroes are those... who... act above and beyond the call of duty and in so doing give definition to patriotism and elevate all of us.... America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. - David Mahoney
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. - Robert Louis Stevenson
The highest duty of the writer is to remain true to himself and let the chips fall where they may. In serving his vision of the truth the artist best serves his nation. - John F. Kennedy
To care is our endless sense if duty. - Debasish Mridha
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less. - Robert E. Lee
Put it down in capital letters: SELF-DEVELOPMENT IS A HIGHER DUTY THAN SELF-SACRIFICE. The thing that most retards and militates against women’s self development is self-sacrifice. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A mother is an irreplaceable gift that God has given every mankind. Your (a child's) duty is to honour, adore, respect and serve her. Your blessings are tied in how honour she felt. - Wisdom Kwashie Mensah
Ordinary men earns responsibility towards their family, extraordinary men earns duty towards their nation. - Amit Kalantri
To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself--that is the first duty of the educator. - Maria Montessori
There is no greater duty in this world than to serve others with deep compassion and love. - Debasish Mridha
The real duty of a motivational speaker and an inspirational writer must be to inspire lives to live and leave distinctive footprints which shall qualify such lives to eternal eternity in the Kingdom of God notwithstanding how minute or great the footprints might be - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Maybe nature is like you and me. It works like all of us. If the weather changes all the time,then it must be on duty. On this cold day winter has started it's shift therefore let us leave it to do it's job. - Paballo Seipei
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them. - Lois McMaster Bujold
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority. - Lord Acton
A true leader is still a leader even when he takes up servants' duty, provided he maintains a human face and added integrity to his self-retained qualities. - Israelmore Ayivor
sing the song and let people do the interpretation. It is your duty to sing the unsung songs and it is their duty to do the interpretation - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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
The thing for us to do is just to do our duty, and not worry about whether anybody sees us do it or not. - Mark Twain
The smile is civilization’s finest adornment. It signifies the willpower and duty to fashion mankind’s coexistence as quietly and agreeably as possible so that it will always appear friendly. For it is all a matter of appearance. The smile is culture’s diploma: it is the diplomat’s badge. - Iwan Goll
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can! - J.R.R. Tolkien
Trees are the earth's example of beauty, duty, wisdom and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
I believe it is the duty of each of us to act as if the fate of the world depended on him. Admittedly, one man by himself cannot do the job. However, one man can make a difference. We must live for the future of the human race, and not for our own comfort or success. - Hyman G. Rickover
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. - George Washington
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. - Albert Einstein
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country? - George Washington
This is the world. Half of it is lit by the sun and the other half remains in darkness. It is the same with life. There is good and bad and it's our duty to remain in the light, be good. - Anita Nair
Duty is heavier than a mountain, death lighter than a feather.
Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord. - Arthur W. Pink
I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain. - Audre Lorde
We live in a day of abounding vagueness and indistinctness on doctrinal subjects in religion. Now, if ever, it is the duty of all advocates of clear, well-defined, sharply-cut theology, to supply proof that their views are thoroughly borne out by Scripture. - J.C. Ryle
There was a long hard time when I kept far from me, the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. But, since my duty has not been incompatible with the admission of that remembrance, I have given it a place in my heart. - Charles Dickens
It is the duty of every generation of writers and artists to find fresh ways of expressing the habitual circumstances of the human condition. To serve up the lukewarm remains of yesterdays dinner is easy, profitable and popular, (for a while). It is also wrong. - Jeanette Winterson
We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow. - Henry John Temple Palmerston
True wealth, success, and happiness can only be achieved by balancing our business life with the duty we have to our self and to our family. - Joseph C. Kunz Jr.
The artist's duty is to defend the exceptional: the imagination. - Marty Rubin
People are attracted more towards bad things because being good has been turned into a boring duty. No adrenaline & dopamine rush, no rewards! - Saurabh Sharma
Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money. - Alain de Botton
If only, we could stop taking our job as an OPPORTUNITY and work honestly as a DUTY, this world would be a much better, peaceful and loving place to live in. - m.ralte
An action, to have moral worth, must be done from duty. - Immanuel Kant
We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. - Theodore Roosevelt
There is no duty we so much underrate as the as the duty of being happy. - Robert Louis Stevenson
We speak for those who cannot speak. We have a duty to tell the stories for those who do not have the advantages that we have to tell stories. We must not speak falsely. The stories that we are entrusted to tell are stories of our tribes, or the tribes into which we have been initiated. - Billy Marshall Stoneking
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. - Albert Einstein
When a man comes out of great danger, he is apt to be a little deaf to the call of duty. - John Buchan
What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man I owe to sport. - Albert Camus
It is the moral duty of every US voter to guarantee that Barack Hussein Obama is a one-term president. - Michel Templet
The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship. - Martin Luther
We live in a world full of duplicity.We are surrounded by people with duplicitous nature.They will be shooting arrows to question our honesty at every step we make.Therefore,it is our duty to protect ourselves by using our integrity as an armor and march forward, victoriously. - Indy Bissessur
Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, it is our duty to furnish it well. - Peter Ustinov
When we are kind to animals, they become loving and kind to us. It is our sacred duty to love the creator and the creations. - Debasish Mridha
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs. - Albert Einstein
When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty. - Woodrow Wilson
Their long years together had shown him that it did not so much matter if marriage was a dull duty, as long as it kept the dignity of duty: lapsing from that, it became a mere battle of ugly appetites. - Edith Wharton
Friendship is not an obligation or duty. It is a sweet responsibility. - Debasish Mridha
It is one of the worst of errors to suppose that there is any path for safety except that of duty.
Take no duty of the Guard lightly. Friends must not be enemies Just as enemies must not be friends.Discerning the two is a life's work. - David Petersen
Never ever seek for gratefulness from mankind, you shall always see ungratefulness. Do what you must do as a solemn duty and that is what you have to do! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
God always has an angel of help for those who are willing to do their duty.
God is omniscient; He knows precisely what He is doing and what He will accomplish. He doesn't need our help. God is Sovereign. Our duty is to be careful, eager and faithful to enter into God’s rest, not our own rest. - Pazaria Smith
It is the duty of youths to war against indiscipline and corruption because they are the leaders of tomorrow. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
What do we see when we look at our Earth from the space? We see a giant present given to us by the evolutionary processes! To love and to protect this cosmic present is the most supreme duty of every living person! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries in life. - Henry Ward Beecher
No more important duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
The most important duty of a person is to love himself wholeheartedly. - Debasish Mridha
Duty is sinless. - Amit Kalantri
The first duty of a man is to love himself. When someone loves himself, he is loving the universe. This universe is existing because of you. - Debasish Mridha
To find joy in life, it is our responsibility and duty to love and serve others. - Debasish Mridha
There are persons whom in my heart I despise, others I abhor. Yet I am not obliged to inform the one of my contempt, nor the other of my detestation. This kind of dissimulation...is a necessary branch of wisdom, and so far from being immoral...that it is a duty and a virtue. - John Adams
I love you not because you are deserving of my love but because it is my number one duty as a Christian.There is no Christianity without true love! - Dr. Bien Sufficient
Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. Health is the primary duty of life. - Oscar Wilde
Our task is to carry the Lord's peace into every situation, into every duty. - Davis Bunn, Janette Oke
I’ll take a shower.Want company?Enough, Blake. Ayden stood and backhanded the big guy’s chest.Just trying to do my Hexy Knight duty. How about we carpool tomorrow, babe? You could sit on my lap. I make a great seat belt.Shut up, Blake, Ayden and I said in unison. - A&E Kirk
Who escapes duty, avoids a gain. - Theodore Parker
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness. - Maurice Maeterlinck
The Holiness of God is something more and other than moral perfection: His claim upon us is something more and other than the claim of moral duty. - C.S. Lewis
You must however pay attention to the fact that we don’t only lose time to lateness. We also lose time to jokes, gossip, empty talks, sleep on duty, social media etc. - Sunday Adelaja
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscious and his sense of duty. - Anton Chekhov
A lion is stronger than a man, but it does not enable him to dominate the human race. You have neglected the duty you owe to yourselves and you have lost your natural rights by shutting your eyes to your own interests. - Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. You are born for this only; all other duties are self-created and self-imposed owing to ignorance. - Sivananda Saraswati
The world might stop in ten minutes; meanwhile, we are to go on doing our duty. The great thing is to be found at one's post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years. - C.S. Lewis
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. - Kurt Cobain
To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it's an absolute duty. - Stieg Larsson
Duty is ours, results are God's. - John Quincy Adams
You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage, fortitude and determination you bring to it. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
A poet has a sacred duty. He has to hear unsung songs and see unseen beauty. - Debasish Mridha
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. - John D. Rockefeller
Stab me if you can enjoy it - but not if it feels like a duty. Stab me vertically if I’m lying down and horizontally if I’m running - Steve Aylett
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is it's own reward. Everything else is in God's hands. - Mahatma Gandhi
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future. - John Ruskin
The sweet spot is where duty and delight converge. - Thomas Mann
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Sir Winston Churchill
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 a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. - Cicero
The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure. - Albert Einstein
It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is. - John Marshall
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. - Reinhold Niebuhr
What is Divine duty compared to the kiss of a women...what is Destiny compared to the soft touch of a lady....what is the will of a God compared to the eyes and voice of the one you love. - Takini
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. - George Orwell
The greatest duty of life is to find the ultimate purpose of life. The second greatest duty is to put a laser focus on it and take action. - Debasish Mridha
Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer. - Thomas Carlyle
The first duty to children is to make them happy, If you have not made them so, you have wronged them, No other good they may get can make up for that. - Charles Buxton
ACKNOWLEDGE, v.t. To confess. Acknowledgement of one another's faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth. - Ambrose Bierce
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