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Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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.
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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
American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American Novelist 1811-1896
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.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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
American writer 1822-1905
The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
'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.