With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relative, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the Army.— Robert E. Lee
Practical Devotion To Duty quotations
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty;
it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.
People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.
I was there. I saw your sons and your husbands, your brothers and your sweethearts. I saw how they worked, played, fought, and lived. I saw some of them die. I saw more courage, more good humor in the face of discomfort, more love in an era of hate and more devotion to duty than could exist under tyranny.
Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement.
You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage, fortitude and determination you bring to it.
Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.
Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making.
Always there comes an hour when one is weary of one's work and devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
The government's first duty is to protect the people.
Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God.
We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.
We have devoted ourselves to the government and extension of the Church, and, among other objects, we have conceived it to be our duty to foster especially literature and the fine arts ... next to knowledge and true worship of the Creator, nothing is better or more useful to mankind than such studies.
The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise.
It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.
Keep yourself simple, good, pure, serious, and unassuming;
the friend of justice and godliness; kindly, affectionate, and resolute in your devotion to duty.
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
We should be seeking the approval of God, not the approval of people.
The people are as severe toward the clergy as toward women;
they want to see absolute devotion to duty from both.
When we are not too anxious about happiness and unhappiness, but devote ourselves to the strict and unsparing performance of duty, then happiness comes of itself - nay, even springs from the midst of a life of troubles and anxieties and privations.
All the time that he can spare from the adornment of his person, he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.
Bravery and devotion to duty hath no greater reward than to see the cat get into trouble.
Men equally honest, equally devoted to their fatherland, are momentarily separated by different conceptions of their duty.
I deem it the duty of every man to devote a certain portion of his income for charitable purposes; and that it is his further duty to see it so applied and to do the most good for which it is capable.
It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.
For a young person, it is almost a sin, or at least a danger, to be too preoccupied with himself; but for the ageing person, it is a duty and a necessity to devote serious attention to himself.
How necessary it is to cultivate a spirit of joy.
It is a psychological truth that the physical acts of reverence and devotion make one feel devout. The courteous gesture increases one's respect for others. To act lovingly is to begin to feel loving, and certainly to act joyfully brings joy to others which in turn makes one feel joyful. I believe we are called to the duty of delight.
What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
God helps those who help those in need.
September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift.
Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11.
Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors.
A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties.
May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committee's conferences!
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Until I was about eighteen, yes [I didn't want to get married].
But not because I felt like a suffragette, but because I wanted to devote all my energies to the struggle to free India. Marriage, I thought, would have distracted me from the duties I'd imposed on myself.
Tony Bennett is still giving concerts, still singing.
It's keeping him alive. He's in his late 80s now and he keeps going and going. I maintain, God bless him, it's this devotion to duty and working and being in front his audience.
The effectiveness of an inspired bishop, adviser, or teacher has very little to do with the outward trappings of power or an abundance of this world's goods. The leaders who have the most influence are usually those who set hearts afire with devotion to the truth, who make obedience to duty seem the essence of manhood, who transform some ordinary routine occurrence so that it becomes a vista where we see the person we aspire to be.
Life is a seducer, it seeks to get our attention and devotion.
whatever devotion to something else there was in him had been made impure by church taken as a weekly, dutiful thing.
When the life of the nation was attempted, when the cause of liberty and human rights called for their aid, they rushed forth to rally under the banner they loved, with grand singleness of purpose and heroic devotion--leaving all behind them, to meet toil and danger, hunger, sickness, wounds, and death, for nothing but the sublime satisfaction of doing their duty to their country and to mankind.
When we ... devote ourselves to the strict and unsparing performance of duty, ihen happiness comes of itself.
Hear Mass daily; it will prosper the whole day. All your duties will be performed the better for it, and your soul will be stronger to bear its daily cross. The Mass is the most holy act of religion; you can do nothing that can give greater glory to God or be more profitable for your soul than to hear Mass both frequently and devoutly. It is the favorite devotion of the saints.
In the life of the Indian there is only one inevitable duty-the duty of prayer-the daily recognition of the Unseen and Eternal. Our daily devotions were more necessary to us than daily food.