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.

  • 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
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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
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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.

  • '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.

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