Quotes by duty
Quotes 91 till 105 of 235.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
If each one does their duty as an individual and if each one works in their own proper vocation, it will be right with the whole.
Irish writer 1854-1900
If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation.
Benjamin N. Cardozo
American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
If the nature of a thing is such that it is reasonably certain to place life and limb in peril when negligently made, it is then a thing of danger. Its nature gives warning of the consequences to be expected. If to the element of danger there is added knowledge that the thing will be used by persons other than the purchaser, and used without new tests, then, irrespective of contract, the manufacturer of this thing of danger is under a duty to make it carefully.Source: MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co.
In an age of unscrupulous and shameless book-making, it is a duty to give notice of the rubbish that cumbers the ground. There is no credit, no real power required for this task. It is the work of an intellectual scavenger, and far from being specially honorable.
James A. Froude
British Historian 1818-1894
In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
B. H. Liddell Hart
British soldier and military historian 1895-1970
In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future.
American politician and attorney 1869-1950
It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days of the United Nations. The first was Ole Bakke, a Norwegian member of the United Nations guard detachment, shot and killed in Palestine in 1948. The toll since then has included colleagues at all levels.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.
American psychiatrist 1920-
It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.
American president 1856-1924
It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
It is not enough to be ready to go where duty calls. A man should stand around where he can hear the call!
English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
French christelijk mysticist, writer 1881-1955
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
American activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army (BLA) 1947-
It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.Source: Assata: An Autobiography (1987) 67