Quotes by duty
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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.
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.
Indian politician 1917-1985
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Lois McMaster Bujold
American speculative fiction writer 1949-
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Sir John Lubbock
British statesman and banker 1834-1913
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.
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.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
Is born for perfection
And each shall attain it
Will he but follow
His nature's duty.
American writer 1924-1987
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.
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.
English essayist 1775-1834
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
German writer and poet 1749-1832
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.
I am against an adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause of an adjournment: if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.
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.
St. Ambrose of Milan
Bishop of Milan 340-397
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
American author and political activist 1941-
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
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