Duty Quotes

Quotes tagged as "duty" (showing 1-30 of 390)
Jane Austen
“Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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

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

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Non nobis solum nati sumus.

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

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

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

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

Stieg Larsson
“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

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

Bertrand Russell
“Love can flourish only as long as it is free and spontaneous; it tends to be killed by the thought of duty. To say that it is your duty to love so-and-so is the surest way to cause you to hate him of her.”
Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

Abraham Lincoln
“Lets 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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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 Saraswati

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

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

J.K. Rowling
“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

“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.”
Anonymous, Qurʾan / القرآن الكريم

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

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

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The most difficult challenge an honest man will ever face is having to choose between duty and love.
One creates a man of honorable character―a life worth dying for.
The other creates a vulnerable soul that madly yearns for either death or immortality.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Return of a Queen

George MacDonald
“What honest boy would pride himself on not picking pockets ? A thief who was trying to reform would. To be conceited of doing one's duty is then a sign of how little one does it, and how little one sees what a contemptible thing it is not to do it. Could any but a low creature be conceited of not being contemptible? Until our duty becomes to us common as breathing, we are poor creatures.”
George MacDonald, The Wise Woman and Other Stories

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