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  1. Picture quote by Ronald Reagan about duty

    The government's first duty is to protect the people. ⏤ Ronald Reagan

  2. Picture quote by Soren Kierkegaard about love

    Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself. ⏤ Soren Kierkegaard

  3. Picture quote by Pope John Paul II about dignity

    It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman. ⏤ Pope John Paul II

  4. Picture quote by Thomas Paine about patriot

    The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government. ⏤ Thomas Paine

  5. Picture quote by Thomas Paine about patriot

    The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government. ⏤ Thomas Paine

  6. Picture quote by Ronald Reagan about duty

    Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. ⏤ Ronald Reagan

  7. Picture quote by Kurt Cobain about corruption

    The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. ⏤ Kurt Cobain

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The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Kurt Cobain

The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.

Thomas Paine

Duty is heavy as a mountain but Death is lighter than a feather.

Japanese Proverbs

Admittedly, it is really our duty, as artists, to hold up a mirror to our own era; but, on the other hand, these works have lives of their own, and they're still alive today.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.

Calvin Coolidge

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

George W. Bush

There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.

Robert Louis Stevenson

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

P. J. O'Rourke

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.

Albert Einstein

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.

George Orwell

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.

Augustine of Hippo

Never step over one duty to perform another.

English Proverbs

The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.


Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

George Washington

Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.

Iris Chang

Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Mark Twain

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

Pierre Corneille

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

Swami Vivekananda

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.


Love can do much, but duty more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.

Thomas Carlyle

To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.

Rutherford B. Hayes

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.

Saint Augustine

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Stephen King

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen

Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together.

Joseph Joubert

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.

Thomas Jefferson

Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.

Thomas Kempis

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

Robert Green Ingersoll

If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.

George S. Patton

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.

Theodore Parker

You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.

Joseph Conrad

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.

Earl Wilson

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

George Bernard Shaw

For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.

George Santayana

The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision.

Henry A Kissinger

Let's just say that I think any person who aspires, presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has a built-in sense of duty.

Patti Smith

The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.

Lord Acton

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Phillips Brooks

The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Consult duty not events.

Walter Savage Landor

I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.

Edward Gibbon

Duty cannot exist without faith.

Benjamin Disraeli

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

George Orwell

The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.

Victor Hugo

Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.

James Harvey Robinson

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller

I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.

George Byron

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.

Andrew Carnegie

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Dave Barry

Duty is ours; consequences our God's.

Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson

The difference between goals and mission is reflected in the difference between I want to get married and I want to have a successful marriage.


The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.

William R. Alger

How do you know if your mission in life is finished? If you're still alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine

We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.

Robert Baden-Powell

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance.

King Albert II

The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair.

Herbert Bayard Swope

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

Bertrand Russell

I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.

Zachary Taylor

Rank imposes obligation.


That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together.

Jeff Miller

Killing someone is the ultimate crime, while on the other hand, killing someone in uniform is fulfillment of duty.

Ramman Kenoun

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.

Thomas Jefferson

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

Thomas Jefferson

We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral.

James Larkin

When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.

Frank Herbert

Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service.

John Sergeant Wise

It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom a responsible argument could be made.

Lloyd Norton Cutler

She had her reward! - that reward of which no enemie could deprive her, which no slanders could make less precious - the eternal reward of knowing that she had done her duty.

Ernestine L. Rose

I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well; not simply as a body of legislators, but more importantly as a community of friends, neighbors, parents and Americans.

Jim Walsh

And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.

Donald Cargill

Make your life a mission-not an intermission.

Arnold Glasgow

Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.

Oscar Wilde

It is the duty of man to raise up man.

Jose Marti

Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill another.

George Eliot

National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people.

Kim Jong Il

If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.

Edmund Barton

It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education.

Edmund Barton

There are 40,000 Iraqi police on duty around the country. If they detect an attack about to happen, the police are the ones who are supposed to stop it.

Paul Bremer

Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.

John James Audubon

When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown, it is the duty of the university to produce weavers.

Gordon Gee

The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.

Clarence Budington Kelland

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.

Zell Miller

The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain.

Fiona Shaw

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.

William Weld

But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices.

King Albert II

He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions.

James Hogg

The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so.

George Whitefield

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.

Hugh Jackman

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

Thomas Jefferson

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

Albert Camus

In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.

Omar Bongo

Justice is the sum of all moral duty.

William Godwin

The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

They held it their duty to live but for their country.

William Godwin

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