Duty Quotes

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Benjamin Franklin
“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
Benjamin Franklin

Jane Austen
“Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Non nobis solum nati sumus.

(Not for ourselves alone are we born.)”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

John Stuart Mill
“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”
John Stuart Mill, Inaugural Address Delivered to the University of St Andrews, 2/1/1867

Theodore Roosevelt
“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Joyce Meyer
“Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.”
Joyce Meyer

Albert Einstein
“If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.”
Albert Einstein

John F. Kennedy
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

[Inaugural Address, January 20 1961]
John F. Kennedy

Salman Rushdie
“A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

George Washington
“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”
George Washington

“To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it's an absolute duty.”
Stieg Larsson

G.K. Chesterton
“Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”
G.K. Chesterton

Audre Lorde
“I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain.”
Audre Lorde

Abraham Lincoln
“Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.”
Abraham Lincoln

Mark Twain
“Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”
Mark Twain

Haruki Murakami
“We survived. You and I. And those who survive have a duty. Our duty is to do our best to keep on living. Even if our lives are not perfect.”
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. Know what the first rule of flying is?
“Ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. Know what the first rule of flying is? Well I s'pose you do, since you already know what I'm 'bout to say.

I do. But I like to hear you say it.

Love. Can know all the math in the 'verse but take a boat in the air that you don't love? She'll shake you off just as sure as a turn in the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down...tell you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens...makes her a home.”
Joss Whedon

George S. Patton Jr.
“Do your duty as you see it, and damn the consequences.”
George S. Patton Jr.
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Helen Keller
“One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.”
Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

Hermann Hesse
“An enlightened man had but one duty - to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope his way forward, no matter where it led.”
Hermann Hesse, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

Chester Nimitz
“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless.”
Chester Nimitz

Abraham Lincoln
“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.”
Abraham Lincoln
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Swami Sivananda Saraswati
“Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. You are born for this only; all other duties are self-created and self-imposed owing to ignorance.”
Sivananda

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Criss Jami
“Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Kailin Gow
“We are meant to be.” He pressed his lips to mine again; against myself, against my worry, I once again succumbed to the power of his kiss. “I know that now. Our love is stronger than magic, stronger than the laws of all Feyland. It will survive this...whatever the future brings.” - Prince Kian, Silver Frost.”
Kailin Gow, Silver Frost

“I don’t believe him,” said Hermione in a very unsteady voice, the moment they were out of earshot of Hagrid. “I don’t believe him. I really don’t believe him. . . .”
“Calm down,” said Harry.
“Calm down!” she said feverishly. “A giant! A giant in the forest! And we’re supposed to give him English lessons! Always assuming, of course, we can get past the herd of murderous centaurs on the way in and out! I — don’t — believe — him!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Ben Stein
“I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it sis my duty ... This is my highest and best use as a human.”
Ben Stein

Pierce Brown
“It is my duty as a free man to read so I'm not blind being lead around by my nose”
Pierce Brown, Iron Gold

Cinda Williams Chima
“Do not
forget duty. But choose love when you can.”
Cinda Williams Chima, The Gray Wolf Throne

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