Quotes: duty

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  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    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.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    American speculative fiction writer 1949-
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    The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    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.
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller
    American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
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    Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
  • St. Ambrose of Milan
    St. Ambrose of Milan
    Bishop of Milan 340-397
    St. Ambrose of Milan
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    No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    American writer 1822-1905
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    The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    '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.
  • Joseph Fort Newton
    Joseph Fort Newton
    American Baptist minister 1876-1950
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    A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations.
  • Dag Hammarskjöld
    Dag Hammarskjöld
    Swedish diplomat 1905-1961
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    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.
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscious and his sense of duty.
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
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    Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
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