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Duty Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Duty are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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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

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

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

 

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- 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

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


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

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

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

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

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

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war;
but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on,
we must defend ourselves.
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether
it was fired from within or without,
we must try to extinguish it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
- Lord Melbourne

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

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

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

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

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Your position never gives you the right to command.
It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life
that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was
the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.
- Zell Miller

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

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

The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good,
riches being another word for power.
- Mary Wortley

When law and duty are one, united by religion,
you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself.
You are always a little less than an individual.
- Frank Herbert

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose
the criminal folly of Hitler.
- Wilhelm Canaris

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

Today nearly every combat brigade located within the
United States would report that they are not ready for duty.
They are at the lowest levels of readiness.
- Ike Skelton

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

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

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

To vote is like the payment of a debt,
a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

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

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
- Andrew Carnegie

It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services.
We need all our manpower for defence.
For the military and...
we need a quarter of a million men.
- Eamon de Valera

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy!
When work is a duty, life is slavery.
- Maxim Gorky

My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my
absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear
children is a laborious one and a responsible one.
- Ezra Cornell

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

Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life
because those are my roots.
- Smokey Robinson

What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws,
but a reformed society, an educated public opinion
which will teach individual duty in these matters.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

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 profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness
and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
- Walter Scott

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature
as in respect to the nature of all other things,
namely not to follow it but to amend it.
- John Stuart Mill

I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages,
and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in
case they notice any movement of these people against us.
- Samuel de Champlain

The writer's duty is to keep on writing.
- William Styron

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 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

Anyway I will go same road because I,
I was born in gymnastics.
This is my, how to say, my life and my duty.
- Olga Korbut

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

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

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


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