Duty Quotes

  • A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
    Joseph Fort Newton
  • Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
    John Fowles
  • Duty. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
    Ambrose Bierce
  • Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
    John D. Rockefeller
  • For many years I was a self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and did my duty faithfully, though I never received payment for it.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • Duty cannot exist without faith.
    Benjamin Disraeli
  • Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.
    Robert E. Lee
  • He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.
    Henry Ward Beecher
  • Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.
    Oscar Wilde
  • The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  • The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.
    Edward Gibbon
  • Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
    Thomas p Kempis
  • But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.
    Oliver Goldsmith
  • No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
    St. Augustine
  • Oh! Duty is an icy shadow. It will freeze you. It cannot fill the heart’s sanctuary.
    Augusta Jane Evans
  • There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • What is possible is our highest duty.
    William E. Mclaren

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