Quotes by 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.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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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.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    American speculative fiction writer 1949-
    Lois McMaster Bujold
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    The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
  • Sir John Lubbock
    Sir John Lubbock
    British statesman and banker 1834-1913
    Sir John Lubbock
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    Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.
  • 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.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    All mankind
    Is born for perfection
    And each shall attain it
    Will he but follow
    His nature's duty.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty - necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.
  • 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.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty,
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
  • Stephen King
    Stephen King
    American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-
    Stephen King
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    Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
    Source: The Gunslinger (1982) 145
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