Quotes and Sayings about Duty



"I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Cause, Clients, Duty, Loyalty)

"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
(Related: Authority, Custom, Duty, Influence, Liberty, Man, Opinion)

"Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will."
- John Acton
(Related: Being, Conscience, Duty, Free will, Liberty, Safety, Sin)

"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
(Related: Authority, Country, Duty, Man, Right, Spirit, State)

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Constitution, Country, Duty, Freedom, Worth)

"Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

"It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Lie, Country, Duty, Man)

"The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Duty, Mind)

"Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

"One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance."
- King Albert II
(Related: Vision, Duty, Independence)

"But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices."
- King Albert II
(Related: Duty, May, Will)

"After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Soul, Duty, Smile, Solution, Sun, Will)

"The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Life, Desire, Duty)

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
- James Allen
(Related: Duty)

"If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Religion, Morality, Christ, Consideration, Duty, Preaching)

"I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty, so I am against alcohol... But we need the tax money."
- Walter Allen
(Related: Money, Christian, Church, Alcohol, Duty, Tax)

"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
(Related: Duty, Will)

"Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Duty)

"My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety."
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Related: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

"It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)

"Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)

"Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Mother, Father, Duty)

"No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Duty, Nothing)

"In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Duty, Praise)

"Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Music, Applause, Duty)

"We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Duty, Neglect)

"In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can."
- William Barclay
(Related: Time, People, Duty)

"We are all one - or at least we should be - and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Challenge, Duty, Fight, Job)

"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
(Related: Duty)

"If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Education, Burden, Duty, State, Taxation)

"It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Education, People, Duty, Right, State)

"An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Artist, Duty, May, Right)

"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
(Related: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

"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
(Related: Truth, Duty, Guilt, Reward, Sense)

"My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Beauty, Cinema, Duty, Emotion)

"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

"Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Business, Duty, Reading)

"Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Desire, Direction, Duty, Profit)

"Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)

"People aren't as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent."
- Bob Black
(Related: People, Duty, Politicians, Vote)

"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, People, Duty, Press)

"I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Duty, Poor, Results)

"In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: African, Countries, Duty, Solidarity)

"My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

"Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

"You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Trust, Duty, Want)

"Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Peace, Time, Duty, Help, Law, Public, Safety)

"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
(Related: Life, Actor, Dedication, Duty)

"Last year, the Assembly of the League, as a result of the initiative taken by the Scandinavian nations, further limited and clarified all the provisions of the clause prescribing the duty of states to participate in sanctions."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Duty, Nations, Result, states)

"There are 40,000 Iraqi police on duty around the country. If they detect an attack about to happen, the police are the ones who are supposed to stop it."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Country, Duty, Police)

"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
(Related: Idea, Duty, First)

"Happiness is the natural flower of duty."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Happiness, Duty)

"I think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Duty, Emotions, Writer, Writing)

"We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Work, Being, Duty, Future, Saying)

"The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Government, Performance, Act, Duty, Enjoyment, Exercise, Rights, states, United, Will, Word)

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."
- Buddha
(Related: Health, Body, Duty, Mind)

"The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them."
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Related: Duty, Justice, Living)

"This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Fear, Duty, Effort, Fact, Germany, Russia, Worth)

"Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: War, People, Duty, Independence, Heroism, Right, Safety, Sea, World)

"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 G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Time, Being, Duty, Fancy, Luck, Name)

"For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Constitution, Country, Desire, Duty, Spirit, Will)

"Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Work, Care, Classroom, Compassion, Duty, Future, Montana, Sense, Teachers)

"My duty is clear and at all costs will be done."
- John Burns
(Related: Duty, Will)

"Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Leadership, Time, Character, Country, Duty, Honor, Listening)

"I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, American, Duty, President, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

"It is seldom very hard to do one's duty when one knows what it is, but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Duty)

"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
(Related: Children, Duty, First, May)

"To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, American, Duty, Extreme, Liberty, Right)

"I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty."
- George Byron
(Related: Life, Beauty, Duty)

"When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Men, Soul, Greatness, Duty, Man, Prayer)

"He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it, not cause any trouble. In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel, and it's more heroic to speak up."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Time, Cause, Duty, Trouble)

"I know of only one duty, and that is to love."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Love, Duty)

"I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler."
- Wilhelm Canaris
(Related: Country, Duty, Folly)

"It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born; that they are properly nourished, and are reared in that environment most likely to develop in them their full capacity and powers."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Duty, Environment, Future)

"The risk to be percieved defines the duty to be obeyed."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Duty, Risk)

"And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Christ, Duty, Forget, Mercy, Merit, Sin)

"I've watched my duty, straight an' true, an' tried to do it well; Part of the time kept heaven in view, An' part steered clear of hell."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Time, Duty, Heaven, Hell)

"The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Fear, Act, Duty, First, Man)

"Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Duty, Lies, Will)

"Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Care, Duty, Future, Will)

"The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Society, Possibility, Destiny, Duty, First)

"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
(Related: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

"You can't 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
(Related: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

"Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Duty, Jury)

"An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Inspiration, Artist, Duty, Information, Open, State)

"And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Friendship, Country, Duty, Necessity, Poverty)

"And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Being, Court, Duty, Living, Reputation, Understanding, Wit)

"The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Artist, Dignity, Duty, Lies, Sense, Sleep, Wonder, World)

"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
(Related: Men, People, Duty)

"Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune."
- Chanakya
(Related: Wife, Friend, Adversity, Difficulty, Duty, Misfortune)

"Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Duty, First, Writer)

"Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward."
- Carol Channing
(Related: Applause, Duty, Laughter, Reward)

"He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Life, Duty, Effect, Present, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Duty, Loyalty, Theater)

"Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Creation, Duty, Limits)

"It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Men, Women, Duty, Limits)

"Having said that, I believe we must not compound the natural disaster of Katrina by creating a fiscal disaster in Congress - it is our duty to ensure that we reign in other government spending in any event, and especially in this time of national emergency."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Time, Congress, Disaster, Duty)

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Hope, Duty, Freedom, Honor, Justice, Mercy)

"Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Fear, Duty)

"I didn't volunteer; they asked me. I felt a duty to testify."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: Duty)

"Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to read the Holy Scriptures."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Duty, Interest)

"No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Duty, Mind, Obscurity, Questioning, Simplicity)

"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Challenge, Corruption, Duty, Youth)

"From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power to leave his country as good as he had found it."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Age, Power, Country, Duty, Man, Opinion)

"And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Character, Country, Duty, Loyalty, Open, Study)

"It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Men, Burden, Danger, Difficulty, Duty, Responsibility, Result, Support)

"You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Care, Duty, Integrity, Man, Morals, Sound)

"Duty is not collective; it is personal."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Duty)

"We found what we could at that time - the truth. If somebody else can find something else which we didn't find, that, of course, is a duty on their part, as is the truth. It will be the truth."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Time, Truth, Duty, Will)

"For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: History, Duty, Study)

"Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Duty, Heaven, Rest)

"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
(Related: Absence, Children, Duty)

"I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Country, Disgrace, Duty, Gain, Ruin, Self, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Court, Duty, Fate, Jury)

"But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you - that whatever talents you have, it... I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it's your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know?"
- Tim Curry
(Related: Duty, May, Sound, World)

"And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences, from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People, then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: People, Duty, Voice)

"It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom a responsible argument could be made."
- Lloyd Norton Cutler
(Related: Argument, Duty)

"God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple."
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Related: God, Temple, Body, Care, Duty)

"I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Care, Desire, Duty, Teachers, Word)

"Every Christian will allow that sin is an evil, and that it is our duty not to commit sin."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Christian, Duty, Evil, Sin, Will)

"In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year."
- Larry David
(Related: Acting, Army, Duty, Obligation, Service, Years)

"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication."
- James Dean
(Related: Life, Actor, Dedication, Duty)

"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
(Related: Duty, Energy, Light, Potential, Universe)

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children, Duty, Reading)

"Admittedly, it is really our duty, as artists, to hold up a mirror to our own era; but, on the other hand, these works have lives of their own, and they're still alive today."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Artists, Duty, Today)

"Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Power, People, Duty, Welfare)

"Duty cannot exist without faith."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Faith, Duty)

"Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Authority, Distrust, Duty, First)

"Never mind your happiness; do your duty."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Happiness, Duty, Mind)

"That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Power, Duty, Office)

"Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Happiness, Duty, Shadow, Will)

"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
(Related: Patriotism, Dissent, Duty, Hell, Rebellion)

"Love is a better teacher than duty."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Love, Duty)

"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another."
- George Eliot
(Related: Power, Duty, Reward)

"Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course."
- George Eliot
(Related: People, Duty)

"Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love, Marriage, Children, Duty, Symbol)

"And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me."
- Black Elk
(Related: People, Fear, Vision, Duty, Man, Memory)

"The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Civilization, Values, Culture, Duty, Principles)

"The queen and I always got on well, still do; I uphold everything Her Majesty represents, has given up her life for. It's her duty. For her country, she's selfless to the grave."
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Life, Country, Duty, Grave, Queen)

"When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Duty)

"Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Duty, England, Honor, Importance, Justice, Mercy, Old, Voice)

"When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Death, Life, Hope, Disgrace, Duty)

"I engaged upon those activities because I believed that, in the dangerous circumstances which have been created in South Africa, it was my duty to do so."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: Circumstances, Duty)

"To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Dreams, Duty, Literature, Prosperity, Terror)

"We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Decisions, Duty, Right)

"Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty."
- Henri La Fontaine
(Related: Belgium, Country, Duty)

"Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical."
- John Fowles
(Related: Duty)

"By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think I have earned punishment just as little as the tens of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties."
- Wilhelm Frick
(Related: Legal, Duty, Fulfillment, Now, Punishment)

"September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift. Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Life, Purpose, America, Duty, World)

"It is our duty and our privilege to keep America moving forward."
- Bill Frist
(Related: America, Duty, Privilege)

"The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Duty, First)

"In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Sacrifice, Positive, Duty, Law)

"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
(Related: Work, Idea, God, Duty, Mission, Nation)

"And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Business, Devil, Duty, Law)

"Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Duty, Infinite, Man, Reward)

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

"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Cooperation, Duty, Evil)

"Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Duty, Rights, Worth)

"I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Work, People, Duty, Nothing, Talk, Water)

"The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Duty)

"Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Life, Duty, Man)

"When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown, it is the duty of the university to produce weavers."
- Gordon Gee
(Related: Duty, Universe, University)

"If you have more money than you need, you have to give it away. It's a duty. I get to choose whom to sponsor, and I like to give to the areas that I know something about."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Money, Duty)

"The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Work, Duty)

"The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Society, Being, Duty, First, Job, Right)

"It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Government, People, Duty, Right, Wrong)

"He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound... to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil."
- William Godwin
(Related: Life, Men, Duty, Evil, Liberty, Right)

"Justice is the sum of all moral duty."
- William Godwin
(Related: Duty, Justice)

"They held it their duty to live but for their country."
- William Godwin
(Related: Country, Duty)

"Love can do much, but duty more."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Love, Duty)

"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Faith, Duty, Opinion, Painting, Public, Public opinion)

"This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Life, Work, Duty, Pleasure, Slavery)

"I think it's your duty to overcome what you inherit in life."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: Life, Duty)

"Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Work, Duty, Pleasure, Taste)

"We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Idea, Knowledge, Beliefs, Books, Duty, May, Observation, Order)

"Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?"
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Duty, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Chicago, Country, Duty, Right, Voting)

"The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Act, Denial, Despair, Duty, May, Right, Silence)

"We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Love, God, Duty, Mind, Sin)

"It is not only our duty to pray for others, but also to desire the prayers of others for ourselves."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Desire, Duty)

"The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Life, Christian, Duty)

"I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to. That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty. I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers to consider more deeply who they are."
- David Guterson
(Related: Duty, First, Unconscious)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Health, Duty, Sexes)

"I think the first duty of society is justice."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Society, Duty, First, Justice)

"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
(Related: Life, Being, Duty, Living, Right)

"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
(Related: Duty, Integrity, Man, Responsibility)

"It is our duty to be faithful, not with eye service as men pleasers."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Men, Duty, Eye, Service)

"Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Action, Consequences, Duty, May, Voice)

"In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Action, Duty, Future, Past)

"To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Performance, Debt, Duty, Vote)

"The highest duty of the man is not to his father, but to his wife; and for the sake of that woman he abandons all other earthly ties, should any of these happen to interfere with that relation."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Father, Wife, Duty, Man, Woman)

"There was very little suicide among the men of the North, because every man considered it his duty to get killed, not to kill himself; and to kill himself would have seemed cowardly, as implying fear of being killed by others."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Men, Fear, Being, Duty, Man, Suicide)

"A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Government, People, Duty)

"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
(Related: Religion, Duty, Law, United)

"I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way."
- Antony Hewish
(Related: Work, Ideas, Challenge, Duty, Excitement, Pleasure, Public, Scientists)

"The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul."
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Power, Soul, Wealth, Duty, Man, Needs)

"Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world."
- Etty Hillesum
(Related: Peace, Will, World)

"As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Truth, Christian, Duty, Justice)

"The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Duty, First)

"He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions."
- James Hogg
(Related: Life, Anxiety, Duty, Forget, Old, Sheep)

"The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Duty, Joy, Law)

"The duty of the individual farmer, at this time, is to increase his production, particularly of food crops."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Time, Duty, Production)

"The book which you read from a sense of duty, or because for any reason you must, does not commonly make friends with you."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Duty, Friends, Reason, Sense)

"As a German citizen, as a German professor, and as a political person, I hold it to be not only my right but also my moral duty to take part in the shaping of our German destiny, to expose and oppose obvious wrongs."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Destiny, Duty, Obvious, Right, Wrongs)

"The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: People, Duty, Rights)

"It is, and long has been my opinion, and I have heard honourable members in this House declare it to be theirs - that it is the duty of Parliament equally to protect all the different interests in the country."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Duty, Opinion, Parliament)

"With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should have every man in the country fully fed and happy, instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists - distress of our own producing."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Duty, Man, Open, Present, Trade)

"National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: People, Defense, Duty)

"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)

"IT may be proper to observe further, that this Duty is not confined to those who live under any one particular Form of Government: It extends to the Subjects of all regular States, lawfully established."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Duty, May, states)

"To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government, Happiness, Wisdom, Duty)

"THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour, the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government, Duty, Fame, Interest, Security)

"A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: War, Failure, Duty, Nation, Rebellion)

"The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Affliction, Duty, Open, Solitude, Sorrow)

"Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Duty, Emotions, Want)

"The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Country, Danger, Duty, Man, Worth)

"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Legal, Business, Commerce, Credit, Duty)

"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Power, People, Duty, Right, states)

"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
(Related: War, Duty, Fire)

"No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Duty, Man, Right, Trying)

"Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Credit, Duty, Mankind, Will)

"With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Faith, Discipline, Devotion, Duty, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Time, Islam, Muslim, Duty, Past, Responsibility, Will)

"I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Duty, Economy)

"The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Compassion, Duty, Principles)

"I'm duty-bound to follow the law and apply to the law to the facts as I find them."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Duty, Facts, Law)

"And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Policy, Alcohol, Bed, Being, Drugs, Duty, Responsibility, Training)

"I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry my people were led this time by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge."
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner
(Related: Men, Time, People, Knowledge, Duty, Laws, Soldiers)

"Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done."
- John Keegan
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)

"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
(Related: Success, War, Women, Children, Duty, Troops, Will)

"The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast."
- Clarence Budington Kelland
(Related: Contrast, Duty, Will)

"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
(Related: Duty)

"I have sometimes been haunted with the idea that it was an imperative duty, knowing what I know, and having seen what I have seen, to do all that lies in my power to show the dangers and the evils of this frightful institution."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Power, Idea, Duty, Lies)

"Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Duty)

"And I definitely wanted to be a writer, but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources, I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Church, Duty, Now, Parents, Writer)

"I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Love, Work, Duty, Profession, World)

"Killing someone is the ultimate crime, while on the other hand, killing someone in uniform is fulfillment of duty."
- Ramman Kenoun
(Related: Crime, Duty, Fulfillment, Killing)

"As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Experience, Medical, Duty, Evaluate, Expertise)

"My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Life, Duty, End, Ending, Suffering)

"Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Duty, Fidelity, Liberty, Observation)

"The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Time, Work, Family, Duty, Future, Hard work, Income, Property, Right)

"Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty."
- Stephen King
(Related: Truth, Lie, Duty, Enemies, Friends, Lovers)

"All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens."
- Steve King
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Duty, Nation, Security)

"The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Experience, Vision, Duty, Nation)

"It is my duty to voice the suffering of men, the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Men, Duty, Suffering, Voice)

"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
(Related: Life, Duty, Road, Will)

"IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: War, Army, Duty, Trying)

"Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before, I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife, in order to report for duty. As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Wife, Colors, Day, Duty, Order, Years)

"May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committee's conferences!"
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Committee, Devotion, Duty, May, Spirit)

"Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Money, Being, Duty, Injustice, Job)

"Consult duty not events."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Duty, Events)

"We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral."
- James Larkin
(Related: God, Danger, Duty, Faults, Mistakes)

"It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Finance, Government, Country, Duty, Responsibility, Sound)

"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Quality, Development, Growth, Being, Duty, Potential)

"Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Duty, Language, Word)

"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Duty, Language, Word)

"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Duty)

"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
(Related: Thought, People, Discovery, Duty, Remarkable)

"Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Life, Faith, Encouraging, Church, Contradiction, Duty, Influence, Laws, Mission, Responsibility)

"Lets 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: Faith, Duty, End, Right)

"The consequence was, that the most sudden and visible good effects were perceived from the use of oranges and lemons; one of those who had taken them, being at the end of 6 days fit for duty."
- James Lind
(Related: Being, Duty, End, Lemons)

"I just finished Narc, which was a really heavy duty, raw, independent."
- Ray Liotta
(Related: Duty)

"I still held fast to my determination to become a minister; it still seemed to me that that was my duty. I had pledged myself, in my prayers I had given my word to God. How could I therefore break my vow?"
- Pierre Loti
(Related: God, Determination, Duty, Vow, Word)

"Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Character, Duty, Luck)

"Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Duty, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Fear, Duty, Nothing, Universe)

"Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Country, Duty, Honor, Will, Words)

"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
(Related: God, Career, Duty, Military, Now, Old, Sight)

"Like the old soldier of the 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. Goodbye."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: God, Career, Duty, Goodbye, Light, Military, Now, Old)

"The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Duty, Future, Preparation, Present)

"He who has mingled in the fray of duty that the brave endure, must have made foes. If you have none, small is the work that you have done."
- Charles Mackay
(Related: Work, Duty)

"It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Government, Duty)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Duty, First)

"The members of such a society consider that the transgression of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties, and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the delinquent to divine correction."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Society, Correction, Duty, Religious)

"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
(Related: Love, Leader, Duty, First)

"There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Happiness, Duty, May)

"Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Duty, Living, Man, State)

"It is the duty of man to raise up man."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Duty, Man)

"Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck."
- Guy de Maupassant
(Related: Government, War, Duty, Shipwreck)

"I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Design, People, Act, Argument, Contradiction, Duty, Now, Office, Public)

"I feel it's a person's duty to participate in the governing of the country in which he lives."
- David McCallum
(Related: Country, Duty)

"It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important."
- Ian Mcewan
(Related: Successful, Duty, First, Opposition)

"Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Hope, Blood, Duty, Freedom, Yield)

"Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Duty, Rest)

"The payment of taxes is an obvious and insistent duty, and its sanction is usually punitive."
- Joseph McKenna
(Related: Duty, Obvious, Taxes)

"It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: Hope, America, Duty, Effort, Ireland, Liberty, states, Succeed, Support, United)

"The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Sacrifice, Duty, Guilt, Treason, Will)

"I have done what I felt to be my duty."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Duty)

"The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts."
- Lord Melbourne
(Related: Government, Crime, Duty)

"Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others."
- Mencius
(Related: Duty)

"Poland is an ally of the United States of America. It was our duty to show that we are a reliable, loyal, and predictable ally. America needed our help, and we had to give it."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: America, Duty, Help, states, United)

"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
(Related: Nature, Duty, Man, Respect)

"That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Values, Country, Duty, Future, Loyalty, Self, Sense)

"I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny."
- Zell Miller
(Related: America, Democrats, Duty, Fight, Freedom, Tyranny)

"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
(Related: Consequences, Duty, Right)

"Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: People, Dream, Duty)

"The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them."
- Moliere
(Related: Men, Comedy, Duty)

"Priests, she insisted, could not sin. It was a thing impossible. Everything that they did, and wished, was of course right. She hoped I would see the reasonableness and duty of the oaths I was to take, and be faithful to them."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Duty, Right, Sin)

"To do my duty, I must obey God."
- Roy Moore
(Related: God, Duty)

"Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty."
- Hannah More
(Related: Discretion, Duty)

"It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders."
- John H. Morgan
(Related: Duty, May, Writing)

"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
(Related: Crime, Duty, Laws, Pretty, Sun, Worship)

"To escape jury duty in England, wear a bowler hat and carry a copy of the Daily telegraph."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Duty, England, Jury)

"When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why."
- Dinah Maria Mulock
(Related: Faith, Love, Action, Hope, Charity, Duty, Heaven, Will)

"Besides, I always thought that one of the great attractions of practising law was what I like to call the collegiality of the profession and I think that duty of collegiality applies even when we are retired."
- Len G. Murray
(Related: Thought, Duty, Law, Profession)

"Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation. Unfortunately, the Bush administration and congressional Republicans have not lived up to this duty."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Caring, Duty, Nation, Republicans, Veterans)

"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
(Related: Country, Duty, Will)

"Force is the duty of the state, not Hizbullah."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Duty, Force, State)

"Well I was on the jury duty on the Deauville Film Festival, a few years ago."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Duty, Film, Jury, Years)

"Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Trust, God, Opportunity, Cause, Duty, Events, Justice, Now)

"England expects that every man will do his duty."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Duty, England, Man, Will)

"Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Business, Duty, May, Sea)

"The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Politics, Duty, Justice, World)

"We have to be thankful to the Czechs that they did their duty. The Czech Republic won, I can't believe it. It was a huge party with all the people here."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: People, Duty, Party)

"No nation ought to keep a navy larger than is necessary to do police duty."
- George William Norris
(Related: Duty, Nation, Navy, Police)

"Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty."
- Ann Oakley
(Related: Duty, Nothing)

"The march to our duty here, not merely to ourselves, but to our surroundings, must proceed. God wills it."
- William H. O'Connell
(Related: God, Duty, March)

"I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing."
- Mary Oliver
(Related: Love, Feelings, Duty, Writers)

"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
(Related: Consequences, Duty, Right)

"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
- George Orwell
(Related: Men, Duty, First, Now, Obvious)

"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious."
- George Orwell
(Related: Men, Duty, First, Obvious)

"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
(Related: Duty, Enemy, Liberty, Oppression, Will)

"The reason the government sells the census as your ticket to getting goodies - rather than as your civic duty - is that distributing goodies is now all the government does."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Government, Duty, Now, Reason)

"People in positions of power and privilege have a duty to perform at a higher level. If not them, then who?"
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Power, People, Duty, Privilege)

"Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Time, Sacrifice, Desire, Duty, Eternity, Will)

"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
(Related: Trust, Truth, God, Duty, End, May, Providence)

"Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, Fear, Battle, Being, Competition, Duty, Sense)

"The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Church, Celibacy, Christ, Dignity, Duty, Expression, Maturity, Proof, Vow, Word)

"I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Kiss, Mother, Duty)

"Every state has not only the right but the duty to make adequate provision for its own defense in the way it thinks best, providing it does not do so at the expense of any other state."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Defense, Duty, Right, State)

"The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats."
- Frances Perkins
(Related: Women, Time, Duty, Geography, Right, Woman)

"During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland."
- Augusto Pinochet
(Related: Heart, Discipline, Deep, Duty, Service, Today, Years)

"There are people who help you in life. I've been given a helping hand, and that's why I feel it's my duty to help younger artists."
- Hugo Pratt
(Related: Life, People, Artists, Duty, Help)

"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
(Related: Anxiety, Duty, Old)

"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."
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Faith, Duty, End, Right)

"Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves."
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Government, Accusations, Destruction, Duty)

"We all know our duty better than we discharge it."
- John Randolph
(Related: Duty)

"We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Life, Duty)

"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, People, Duty, First)

"The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Trust, Abuse, Conservative, Duty, Job, Media, Party, Responsibility)

"For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Thought, Duty, Ethics, Understanding)

"Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other."
- James Harvey Robinson
(Related: Duty)

"Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life because those are my roots."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Life, Will)

"It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Virtue, Credit, Duty, Laziness, Timidity)

"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Duty, Obligation, Possession, Responsibility, Right)

"Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Duty, Obligation, Possession, Responsibility, Right)

"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
(Related: Duty, Giving, Privilege)

"We must make it an imperative duty of our government to protect the gifts which Nature has bestowed on America and to insure the maintenance of a clean, healthy, wholesome environment for our people."
- George Lincoln Rockwell
(Related: Government, Nature, People, America, Duty, Environment, Gifts)

"If we are to attract private investment, if we are to be able to make the legislature feel the moneys from taxpayers are being used properly, we must be ever vigilant of the duty to efficiently use all funds we receive."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Being, Duty, Investment)

"I expect that on the 1st of August, the SA will be once more ready for duty."
- Ernst Rohm
(Related: Duty, Will)

"It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Congress, Duty, President, Privilege)

"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Life, Love, Peace, America, Duty, Living, Prosperity, Safety, Theory, Will)

"She had her reward! - that reward of which no enemie could deprive her, which no slanders could make less precious - the eternal reward of knowing that she had done her duty."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Duty, Reward)

"Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet. We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad, because they had attacked us there with six carriers, three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers, and about 20 destroyers."
- Barney Ross
(Related: Duty)

"Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Gratitude, Duty, Right)

"Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Marriage, Kiss, Duty, Pleasure)

"My vision is that our country should be integrated in the EU, to transfer a part of our independence there. It is also our duty to do it, if we want to establish trade and a sound economy. This is the vision that I am working on and I will continue to work in the future."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Work, Vision, Country, Duty, Economy, Future, Independence, Sound, Trade, Want, Will)

"The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Discretion, Duty, First, State, Years)

"The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Education, Government, Food, People, Clothes, Duty, First)

"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
(Related: Duty, First)

"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
(Related: Work, People, Duty, Resignation, Sense)

"I got put on jury duty, which is where I learned how to write."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Duty, Jury)

"The cholera most forcibly teaches us our mutual connection. Nothing shows more powerfully the duty of every man to look after the needs of others."
- Titus Salt
(Related: Connection, Duty, Man, Needs, Nothing)

"We still have people in the active duty, and if people are feeling ill, if they're experiencing various symptoms and they're still in the active duty, they're less likely to come forward because that could result in their medical discharge."
- Bernard Sanders
(Related: Medical, People, Duty, Feeling, Result)

"For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep."
- George Santayana
(Related: Death, Duty, Man, Sleep)

"It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move: to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Art, People, Attention, Duty, Musicians)

"It is long overdue for parents to realize they have the right and duty to protect our children against the intolerant evolutionists."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Children, Duty, Parents, Right)

"Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Gratitude, Duty, Man)

"A common currency imposes on us a duty to cooperate more on policy."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Duty)

"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
- Robert Schumann
(Related: Men, Artist, Darkness, Duty, Light)

"Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Government, Duty, First, Obligation, Public, Safety)

"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
(Related: Duty, Friends)

"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
(Related: Purpose, Strength, Boldness, Duty, Energy, Will)

"It is not easy to be sure that being yourself is worth the trouble, but we do know it is our sacred duty."
- Florida Scott-Maxwell
(Related: Being, Duty, Trouble, Worth)

"May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Duty, Justice, May)

"The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain."
- Fiona Shaw
(Related: Democracy, Duty, Rights, Meaning, Word)

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Duty, Man)

"I think I have a duty as a recovering guy to help, to make my knowledge of what I went through accessible."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Knowledge, Duty, Help)

"But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty, to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school, I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Duty, First, School)

"There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Thought, Duty, Earth, Forget, Nothing, Poor)

"U.S. corn exports to CAFTA countries will benefit from reduced tariffs and duty-free access for corn products."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Countries, Duty, Will)

"Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Values, America, Duty, Responsibility, Veterans)

"The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Politics, Duty, Want)

"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
(Related: Habit, Attention, Duty, Energy, Fortune, Influence, Manners, Reputation, Usefulness, Will)

"Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord ."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Love, Duty)

"Most reporters who come to me get their stories directly from press releases. Very few do what one would consider to be their professional duty."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: Duty, Press)

"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
(Related: Duty, states, Today, United)

"The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Work, Men, Difficulty, Duty, Suffering)

"The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Duty, Neighbors, Self, Sense)

"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
(Related: Civilization, Conquest, Duty, England, Question)

"Let's just say that I think any person who aspires, presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has a built-in sense of duty."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Artist, Duty, Sense)

"When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Poetry, Thought, People, Duty)

"I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport and trying out perfumes - I can never resist a new scent."
- Lisa Snowdon
(Related: Duty, Trying, World)

"Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian, and there are many ways to do this."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Christian, Duty, News)

"The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Health, Morality, Duty)

"Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy."
- John Spratt
(Related: Duty, Troops)

"Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Truth, Duty, Man, Occupation)

"Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Science, Control, Wealth, Creation, Duty, Economy, First, Nation, Theories, Writers)

"An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible."
- Henry Morton Stanley
(Related: Difficulty, Duty, Want)

"I know General Grant better than any other person in the country can know him. It was my duty to study him, and I did so day and night, when I saw him and when I did not see him, and now I tell you what I know, he cannot govern this country."
- Edwin M. Stanton
(Related: Country, Day, Duty, Night, Now, Study)

"Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Duty, Self)

"Government lawyers have a duty to disclose evidence of wrongdoing in the government."
- Ken Starr
(Related: Government, Duty, Lawyers)

"It is the duty of the Umpire to determine all questions submitted to him according to these laws, when they apply, and according to his best judgment when they do not apply."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Duty, Judgment, Laws, Questions, Umpire)

"I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Mother, Father, Duty)

"There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: People, Idea, Duty, May, Neighbors, Saying)

"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
(Related: Being, Benefits, Duty, World)

"The writer's duty is to keep on writing."
- William Styron
(Related: Duty, Writer, Writing)

"The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair."
- Herbert Bayard Swope
(Related: Duty, First)

"It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Duty, Self)

"I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Architecture, Development, Duty, Mission, Planning)

"I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others."
- James Taylor
(Related: Love, Duty, Musicians, Pain, Responsibility)

"I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me."
- Zachary Taylor
(Related: Duty, Friends, Regret)

"If you want to understand Jesus, you have to study the whole Bible. Christian duty is not defined solely by the words in red."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christian, Bible, Duty, Study, Want, Words)

"If my duty does involve heralding His law in every arena, then the Church in America is failing radically today."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Church, America, Duty, Law, Today)

"It's come to the point where you have people saying it's our Christian duty to embrace the homosexual movement. This is absurd."
- Randall Terry
(Related: People, Christian, Duty, Saying)

"It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them."
- Tiberius
(Related: Duty, Sheep, Skin)

"The first duty of love is to listen."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Love, Duty, First)

"Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had done their duty."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Country, Duty, France, Germany)

"A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Marriage, Love, Difficulty, Duty, Feeling, Man, Pursuit)

"It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare a Bill better than the Remedial Bill."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Power, Time, Duty, Waste)

"If the Great Way perishes there will 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
(Related: Love, Morality, Knowledge, Cleverness, Confusion, Duty, Lies, Relatives, states, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Duty, May)

"Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Duty, Mind, Prison)

"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
(Related: Men, Duty, Military)

"Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: People, Democracy, Duty, Office, Right)

"Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Brothers, Conviction, Duty, Freedom, Future, Generations, Ideals, Now, Order, Suffering)

"The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here."
- Antonio Villaraigosa
(Related: Democracy, Duty, Honor, Jury, Privilege)

"Now our job, our duty, our responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our citizens cannot be complete unless we guarantee health care security for our citizens."
- Thomas Vilsack
(Related: Health, Care, Duty, Job, Now, Responsibility, Safety, Security)

"Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Time, Truth, Idea, Duty, Struggle)

"But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Duty)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Society, Duty, Laws, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Abuse, Children, Duty, Exploitation, Mankind)

"I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well; not simply as a body of legislators, but more importantly as a community of friends, neighbors, parents and Americans."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Americans, Body, Community, Congress, Duty, Friends, Legislators, Neighbors, Parents)

"My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein."
- George Washington
(Related: Duty, Observation)

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."
- George Washington
(Related: Happiness, Duty)

"It is our duty to watch over the actions and activities of this government and to insist that, in words as well as in deeds, the interests of our constituency primarily and of the Nation ultimately are served."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Government, Actions, Deeds, Duty, Nation, Words)

"The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity."
- Alan Watts
(Related: God, Idea, Duty, Infinity, Religious)

"Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Books, Duty)

"Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Power, Duty, Evil, Necessity)

"I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum."
- William Weld
(Related: Government, Duty, Taxation, Theft)

"It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Soul, Duty, Passion)

"The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else."
- Edith Wharton
(Related: Duty)

"The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Heart, Actions, Appearance, Duty, Evil, First, May)

"Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Despair, Duty)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Duty)

"Let everyone regulate his conduct... by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him."
- William Wilberforce
(Related: Circumstances, Duty, Will)

"What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Art, Duty, Lying, Old)

"Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Duty, Fiction)

"Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Duty, Temptation, Whisper)

"My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Duty, Future)

"Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Duty, Needs, Ownership, Sense, Service)

"Vision looks inward and becomes duty."
- Stephen Samuel Wise
(Related: Vision, Duty)

"When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied."
- John Woolman
(Related: Family, Men, Religion, Society, Appetite, Disorder, Duty, Feeling, Neglect, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Power, Being, Duty, May, Word)

"Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty - to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Victory, Islam, America, Battle, Countries, Duty, Earth, Sons)

"When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Men, Duty, Ideals)