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
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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
    Bertrand Russell
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bernhard von Bulow
    Bernhard von Bulow
    German diplomat and politician 1849-1929
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    Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    American writer 1822-1905
    William R. Alger
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    The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
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