Quotes of Duty

“ We only know of one duty, and that is to love. ”

- Albert Camus

“ It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ 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

“ I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty...This is my highest and best use as a human. ”

- Ben Stein

“ 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

“ The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. ”

- Cicero

“ There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment. ”

- Cicero

“ There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness. ”

- Cicero

“ 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

“ Majesty: when a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares it as his duty. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

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

- George Eliot

“ 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

“ The paths of glory at least lead to the grave, but the paths of duty may not get you any where. ”

- James Thurber

“ The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty. ”

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

“ 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

“ Duty is ours, results are God's. ”

- John Quincy Adams

“ Life is not so important as the duties of life. ”

- John Randolph

“ 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

“ When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first. ”

- Josiah Quincy

“ Attention to our duties provides far greater rewards than beauty and wit. Self-control is what differentiates us from the beasts. Without it, we are merely animals. ”

- Laura Moncur

“ I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself. ”

- Lois McMaster Bujold

“ The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them. ”

- Lois McMaster Bujold

“ 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 first duty of love is to listen. ”

- Paul Tillich

“ 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

“ There is no duty we so much underrate as the as the duty of being happy. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ Be eager to fulfill the smallest duty and flee from transgression for one duty includes another and one transgression induces another transgression. ”

- The Talmud

“ Property has its duties as well as its rights. ”

- Thomas Brummond
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