Quotes of Charge

“ 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

“ Let us 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

“ There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ We should not be cutting taxes by borrowing,... We should be cutting taxes by reducing the level of spending and that's an issue that I think is critically on the table. ”

- Alan Greenspan

“ In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Our tax law is a 1, 598-page hydra-headed monster and I'm going to attack and attack and attack until I have ironed out every fault in it. ”

- Vivien Kellems

“ Every subject's duty is the king's, but every subject's soul is his own. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; Do thou but thine. ”

- John Milton

“ It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox. ”

- Soren Kierkegaard

“ A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing. ”

- John Tillotson

“ The first duty of love is to listen. ”

- Paul Tillich

“ Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them! ”

- Margaret Mitchell

“ But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life. ”

- Merle Shan

“ Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is — I could be just as proud for half the money. ”

- Arthur Godfrey

“ Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not. ”

- Sir John Lubbock

“ Without duty, life is soft and boneless. ”

- Joseph Joubert

“ An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy. ”

- Daniel Webster

“ I slept and dreamed that life was happiness. I awoke and saw that life was service. I served and found that in service happiness is found. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“ Not once or twice in our rough island story, The path of duty was the way to glory. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ I praise loudly, I blame softly. ”

- Catherine II of Russia

“ For many years I was a self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and did my duty faithfully, though I never received payment for it. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less. ”

- Robert E. Lee

“ Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort. ”

- Humphry Davy

“ The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. ”

- George Eliot

“ He who excuses himself, accuses himself. ”

- Gabriel Meurier

“ Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others. ”

- Mencius

“ There are a lot of empty seats that are about to be filled with corporatists surrounded by corporate hospitality suites funded by $13 million of taxpayers money. That's a pretty sickly witches' brew for a private convention where corporations have poured $100 million into it… ”

- Ralph Nader
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