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Positive Quotes about Duty

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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

Related topics: Positive Government Political

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall
be protected in doing what he believes is his duty
against the influence of authority and majorities,
custom and opinion.
- John Acton

Getting out of jury duty is easy.
The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
- Dan Castellaneta

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

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

If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it,
it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.
- Lord Milner

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty,
there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the
history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

It is our duty to be faithful, not with eye service as men pleasers.
- Jupiter Hammon

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil,
but as a necessity, even a duty.
- Simone Weil

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the
pledge that assures fidelity.
- Ellen Key

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

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

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires
but according to our powers.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Once imbued with the idea of a mission,
a great nation easily assumes that it has the means
as well as the duty to do God's work.
- J. William Fulbright

You can not 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

My duty is clear and at all costs will be done.
- John Burns

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

Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe,
and has the potential to become an inexpensive source
of energy for neighborhoods,
light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry.
- Charlie Dent

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

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations.
People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
- Bertrand Russell

Do the duty which lies nearest to you,
the second duty will then become clearer.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

Vision looks inward and becomes duty.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

Whenever I found out anything remarkable,
I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper,
so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Government's first duty is to protect the people,
not run their lives.
- Ronald Reagan

It is the duty of the State to educate,
and the right of the people to demand education.
- Edmund Barton

When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown,
it is the duty of the university to produce weavers.
- Gordon Gee

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard
farther than the loudest call to duty.
- Earl Wilson

I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis.
I am also the bad conscience of the Jews.
Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty.
- Simon Wiesenthal

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

The sexes were made for each other, and only in the
wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of
health and duty and happiness to be expected.
- William Hall

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

Well I was on the jury duty on the Deauville Film Festival,
a few years ago.
- Liam Neeson

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

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

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it
to be an essential part of that integrity which alone
entitles a man to assume responsibility.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.
- Jose Marti

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

Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work.
- Robert James Graves

I believe that every right implies a responsibility;
every opportunity,
an obligation; every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station,
can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe.
- William Kingdon Clifford


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