Quotes by duty
Quotes 76 till 90 of 235.
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.
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.
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.
John D. Rockefeller
American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession, a duty.
American professor, writer
I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty...This is my highest and best use as a human.Source: E! Online, 12-20-03
French film director and screenwriter 1958-
I feel I have a political duty to reach out to the general public. I want to make films that the people want to see. So if the people want to see Johnny Depp or Tom Cruise, then it is really my job to incorporate them into my films.
American politician and 17th US president 1808-1875
I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
Lois McMaster Bujold
American speculative fiction writer 1949-
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
American stand-up comedian, actor and author 1937-2008
I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
American statesman 1757-1804
I think the first duty of society is justice.
British author 1713-1768
I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.
Mary Wortley Montagu
English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.
Australian basketball player 1996-
I'm the best PlayStation player you'll ever see. I'll play anything. 'Call of Duty,' 'NBA2K,' 'Grand Theft Auto.'
American actress 1923-1985
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.