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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 Thomas Paine about patriot

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

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

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

Calvin Coolidge, president

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

George W. Bush, 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

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

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

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

Augustine of Hippo, philosopher

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

George Orwell, author

Never step over one duty to perform another.

English Proverbs,

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

George Washington, president

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

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

Iris Chang, historian

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

Pierre Corneille, dramatist

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

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

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

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

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

Saint Augustine, philosopher

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

Stephen King, author

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

Rutherford B. Hayes, president

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

Joseph Joubert, writer

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen, author

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, businessman

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

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

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

Earl Wilson, athlete

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

George S. Patton, soldier

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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

Joseph Conrad, novelist

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

Theodore Parker, theologian

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

Edward Gibbon, historian

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Phillips Brooks, clergyman

Duty cannot exist without faith.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., judge

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

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

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

George Santayana, philosopher

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

Consult duty not events.

Walter Savage Landor, poet

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

Richard Bach, writer

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.


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

George Orwell, author

Duty is ours; consequences our God's.

Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson,

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

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

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

Andrew Carnegie, businessman

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

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

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

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

John D. Rockefeller, businessman

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

Make your life a mission-not an intermission.

Arnold Glasgow,

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

It is the duty of man to raise up man.

Jose Marti, activist

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

Lloyd Norton Cutler, lawyer

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

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

Herbert Bayard Swope, editor

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.


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

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

Ramman Kenoun,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

George Eliot, 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,

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

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

Kim Jong Il, leader

Oh! Duty is an icy shadow. It will freeze you. It cannot fill the heart's sanctuary.

Augusta Jane Evans,

It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.

John H. Morgan,

Sufficient to each day are the duties to be done and the trials to be endured. God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.

Theodore L. Cuyler,

When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty.

Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist

It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.

Bainbridge Colby, public servant

I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary.

Jonathan Mayhew, clergyman

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, philosopher

The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Duty. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character.

Bainbridge Colby, public servant

Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty --the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.

Mark Twain, author

For many years I was a self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and did my duty faithfully, though I never received payment for it.

Henry David Thoreau, author

He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

When we can say no not only to things that are wrong and sinful, but also to things pleasant, profitable, and good which would hinder and clog our grand duties and our chief work, we shall understand more fully what life is worth, and how to make the most of it.

Charles A. Stoddard,

Care not for time and success. Act out thy part, whether it be to fail or to prosper.

Ghose Aurobindo,

We are all one - or at least we should be - and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation.

Roy Barnes, politician

Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty.

Henri La Fontaine, lawyer

The consequence was, that the most sudden and visible good effects were perceived from the use of oranges and lemons; one of those who had taken them, being at the end of 6 days fit for duty.

James Lind, scientist

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