Duty Quotes

"Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possib...

"Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes." - Judge Learned Hand
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"When a stupid man is doing something...

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty." β€” George Bernard Shaw
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"Duty does not require any person to submit to the...

"Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way." - Napoleon Hill
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"It's every citizen's duty to challen...

"It's every citizen's duty to challenge their leaders, to keep them honest, and hold them accountable if they're not."
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β€œAll the great things are simple, and many c...

β€œAll the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”-Winston Churchill
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"We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some ...

"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
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"Sometimes the first duty of i...

"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious." - George Orwell
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"Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This ...

"Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. You are born for this only; all other duties are self-created and self-imposed owing to ignorance." –Swami Sivananda
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β€˜Because I remember, I despair....

β€˜Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.’ - Elie Wiesel
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"Love is the death of duty. What is honor compared to a woman'...

"Love is the death of duty. What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother's smile? " -George R.R. Martin
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As powerful as fear is, it...

As powerful as fear is, it is no match for what compels me. Duty.' - Steven Erikson.
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The first duty ...

The first duty of love is to listen. β€” Paul Tillich
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"Evil when we are in its power ...

"Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty." ~ Simone Weil
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"The first duty...

"The first duty of love is to listen."-Paul Tillich
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"It is the duty of the human understandin...

"It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand..." --SΓΈren Kierkegaard
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All I have is a sense of duty toward all...

All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate. - Albert Einstein
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"A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive ...

"A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation." β€” Bertrand Russell
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β€œYou have no enemies, you say? Alas, my friend, the boast is poor. He wh...

β€œYou have no enemies, you say? Alas, my friend, the boast is poor. 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
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Those who have the priv...

Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act. -Albert Einstein
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"When a stupid man is doing something...

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty." - George Bernard Shaw
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"When you go into court you are putting your f...

"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." β€” Norm Crosby
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The reward of one du...

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. George Eliot
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"Ten years I devoted to the duty you charged me. Ten years I loo...

"Ten years I devoted to the duty you charged me. Ten years I looked after those who'd died at sea. And finally, when we could be together again, you weren't there. Why weren't you there?" - Davy Jones
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β€œWhen injustice bec...

β€œWhen injustice becomes law duty becomes law.” -Thomas Jefferson
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" Remember, your work may be only to sweep a railway cros...

" Remember, your work may be only to sweep a railway crossing, but it is your duty to keep it so clean that no other crossing in the world is as clean as yours." - M. Viswesariya
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Only enemies speak the truth; fr...

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. Stephen King
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The whole art of government consists in the art of being hone...

The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail." β€”Thomas Jefferson "Suggestions for the King (1775)
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"A king's duty is to hi...

"A king's duty is to his people. Without them he is no king at all!" Ling Yao
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"Duty does not require any person to submit to th...

"Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way." -Napoleon Hill
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I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble ta...

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller
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β€œTo keep the body in good health is a...

β€œTo keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
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"There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the...

"There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." - Sherlock Holmes
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"When you go into court you are putting your f...

"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." β€” Norm Crosby
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"Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out ...

"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
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There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involv...

There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve. – William S. Burroughs
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β€œWhen dictatorship is ...

β€œWhen dictatorship is a fact, revolution is a duty”.” ― Armadeu de Prado
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"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, ...

"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. " β€” Helen Keller
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"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price,...

"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life." - Theodore Roosevelt
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"Why do they say I hate my country? And what does that even mean? Am I supposed to hate my to...

"Why do they say I hate my country? And what does that even mean? Am I supposed to hate my town, am I supposed to hate all English people, or my government? And if I do hate my government, does that mean I hate my country? It's a democratic duty to criticize the government." - Ken Loach
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'It is the duty of the Patr...

'It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his country from its government.'- Thomas Paine
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"I believe that every right implies a respon...

"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty." -John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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"To keep the body in good health is a ...

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."- Buddha
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"Killing is killing whether done for d...

"Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit, or fun. Men murdered themselves into this democracy." - Richard Ramirez
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β€œHappiness is as contagious as gloom. It shou...

β€œHappiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.” – Maurice Maeterlinck
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It is not the novelist's...

It is not the novelist's job to preach; it is his duty to show. -Anthony Burgess
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"Love is the death...

"Love is the death of duty." - Maester Aemon, Game of Thrones
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"We have now sunk to a depth at which...

"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men" -George Orwell
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He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from ...

He who 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, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809)
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"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price,...

"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
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"Good stewardship of the environment is not just a personal responsibility, it is a public val...

"Good stewardship of the environment is not just a personal responsibility, it is a public value... Our duty is to use the land well, and sometimes not to use it at all. This is our responsibility as citizens, but more than that, it is our calling as stewards of the earth." -George W. Bush
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β€œThe duty of youth...

β€œThe duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” ― Kurt Cobain
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"As a Christian, I have no duty to allow mysel...

"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." -- Adolph Hitler, 1922
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"Did is a word of achievement. Won't is a word of d...

"Did is a word of achievement. Won't is a word of defeat. Might is a word of bereavement. Can't is a word of defeat. Ought is a word of duty." β€” Gerard Hargraves
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"It is the soul's duty to be loyal t...

"It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion." - Rebecca West
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"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, ...

"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
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β€œThe first duty of...

β€œThe first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― JosΓ© MartΓ­
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Happiness is the ...

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. ~ Phillips Brooks
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β€œIf something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it is your...

β€œIf something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it is your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.” - Charles Bukowski
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