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Picture quote by Ronald Reagan about duty

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

Picture quote by Soren Kierkegaard about love

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

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

Picture quote by Thomas Paine about patriot

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

Picture quote by Ronald Reagan about duty

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

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, musician

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

Thomas Paine, writer

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, musician

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

George W. Bush, president

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

Calvin Coolidge, president

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

Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

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

Robert Schumann, composer

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

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, comedian

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

George Washington, president

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

Augustine of Hippo, philosopher

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.


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, author

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

George Orwell, author

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

Pierre Corneille, dramatist

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

Iris Chang, historian

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

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

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

Buddha, monk

Love can do much, but duty more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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, clergyman

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

Stephen King, author

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

Saint Augustine, philosopher

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

Rutherford B. Hayes, president

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, president

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

Joseph Joubert, writer

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

Thomas Kempis,

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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

Earl Wilson, athlete

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, lawyer

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

Theodore Parker, theologian

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

George S. Patton, soldier

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen, author

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

John D. Rockefeller, businessman

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, historian

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

George Santayana, philosopher

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

Edward Gibbon, historian

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Phillips Brooks, clergyman

Consult duty not events.

Walter Savage Landor, poet

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., judge

Duty cannot exist without faith.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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

Joseph Conrad, novelist

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

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

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, historian

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

John D. Rockefeller, businessman

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, musician

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, author

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

George Byron, poet

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

George Orwell, author

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, journalist

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.


Duty is ours; consequences our God's.

Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson,

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

William R. Alger, writer

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

Robert Baden-Powell, soldier

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

Andrew Carnegie, businessman

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

Richard Bach, writer

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, writer

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, clergyman

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, author

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,

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

Lloyd Norton Cutler, lawyer

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

Ramman Kenoun,

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Make your life a mission-not an intermission.

Arnold Glasgow,

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, clergyman

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

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, activist

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

George Eliot, author

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

Kim Jong Il, leader

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, writer

It is the duty of man to raise up man.

Jose Marti, activist

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

Herbert Bayard Swope, editor

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, royalty

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, politician

Rank imposes obligation.


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, philosopher

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

Zachary Taylor, president

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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, politician

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.

Hugh Sidey, journalist

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.

Bob Black, activist

Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.

Hugo Black, judge

It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move: to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles.

Nathalie Sarraute, lawyer

Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and has the potential to become an inexpensive source of energy for neighborhoods, light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry.

Charlie Dent, politician

I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.

Ava Gardner, actress

I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty.

Simon Wiesenthal, activist

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.

Dick Gregory, comedian

It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born; that they are properly nourished, and are reared in that environment most likely to develop in them their full capacity and powers.

Arthur Capper, politician

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.

George Haven Putnam, soldier

My husband is a former Air Force pilot and my son is an active duty Army surgeon, recently returned from Iraq, so my pride in our military is passionate... and personal.

Robyn Carr, author

We went to church every Sunday. I do think it's my duty to give back. That's why I'm involved with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Jesse McCartney, musician

Waterpolo is my life. Our relationship is that of predetermination I'll never be better at anything than waterpolo and that is why it is my duty to pursue this sport as long as I can, and to the best of my abilities.

Tibor Benedek, athlete

To do my duty, I must obey God.

Roy Moore, judge

The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.

John Ruskin, writer

The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.

Mortimer Adler, philosopher

I believe it is my duty as a performer to raise issues in the world of things we're afraid to look at.

Samantha Morton, actress

I beat Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in one day.

Chloe Moretz, actress

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