Quotes by duty

Quotes 61 till 75 of 235.

  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
    James Russell Lowell
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    Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
    Ronald Reagan
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    Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
  • Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
  • 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 shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.
  • 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.
  • Arthur Christopher Benson
    Arthur Christopher Benson
    English essayist, poet, author and academic 1862-1925
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    I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
    Source: The Temple of Death
  • Antony Hewish
    Antony Hewish
    British radio astronomer 1924-
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    I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.
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