Quotes by duty
Quotes 61 till 75 of 235.
American statesman 1809-1865
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
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
American politician and actor 1911-2004
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
First president of the US 1732-1799
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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.
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 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
English essayist, poet, author and academic 1862-1925
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
British radio astronomer 1924-
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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