Quotes by duty
Quotes 31 till 45 of 235.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
As a poet there is only one political duty, and that is to defend one's language against corruption. When it is corrupted, people lose faith in what they hear and this leads to violence.
French writer and criticus 1823-1892
As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
Daniel S. Loeb
American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist 1961-
As stewards of our assets you are charged with a duty to place stockholder interests above personal gain or other motives.
Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
American comic book writer, animator and artist 1915-1998
Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.
Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.
American statesman 1743-1826
Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.
American president 1856-1924
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Walter Savage Landor
British poet 1775-1864
Consult duty not events.
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.Source: Documentary Mandela (1994)
British Methodist theologian 1762-1832
Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to read the Holy Scriptures.
American attorney and politician 1948-
Defending the Constitution is always important. That duty is even more vital today, when the president and top administration officials argue that the executive branch may break the law whenever the president deems it to be necessary in a time which he declares to be wartime.
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
British Writer, Reformer, Philanthropist 1745-1833
Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
Sir John Lubbock
British statesman and banker 1834-1913
Do not look on your work as a dull duty. If you choose you can make it interesting. Throw your heart into it.Source: The Use of Life