quote by Cecil Rhodes

Africa is still lying ready for us it is our duty to take it. It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory and we should keep this one idea steadily before our eyes that more territory simply means more of the Anglo-Saxon race more of the best the most human, most honorable race the world possesses.

— Cecil Rhodes

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Duty and honor quote A King only bows down to his Queen.
A King only bows down to his Queen.

"Duty, Honor, Country" - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Duty and honor quote No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken.
No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken.
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Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

Honor, justice, and humanity, call upon us to hold, and to transmit to our posterity, that liberty which we received from our ancestors. It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children, but it is our duty to leave liberty to them.


I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping.

Duty and honor quote Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.
Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.

Do your duty and leave the rest to Providence.

The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training - sacrifice.

Duty and honor quote The government's first duty is to protect the people.
The government's first duty is to protect the people.

Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.


There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done--the honor of the integrity of principle.

I'm trying to take culture and put it onstage, demonstrate it is capable of sustaining you. There is no idea that can't be contained by life: Asian life, European life, certainly black life. My plays are about love, honor, duty, betrayal - things humans have written about since the beginning of time.

Duty and honor quote The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.
The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.

There is a way of losing that is finding.

When soul overmasters sense. When the noble and divine self overcomes the lower self. When duty and honor and love immortal things bid the mortal perish. It is only when a man supremely gives that he supremely finds

All the great things are simple.

I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country.

My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I've always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it's possible to support the warrior and be against the war.

Duty and honor quote The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.
The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.

However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind.

The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character.

A person less fortunate than yourself deserves the best you can give.

Because of duty, and honor, and service. You understand those words? You should do your job right, and you should do it well, simply because you can, without looking for notice or reward.

Duty and honor quote It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.
It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.

Liberal education develops a sense of right, duty and honor;

and more and more in the modern world, large business rests on rectitude and honor as well as on good judgment.

The WWII generation shares so many common values: duty, honor, country, personal responsibility and the marriage vow " For better or for worse--it was the last generation in which, broadly speaking, marriage was a commitment and divorce was not an option


Abortion raises moral and spiritual questions over which honorable persons can disagree sincerely and profoundly. But those disagreements did not then and do not now relieve us of our duty to apply the Constitution faithfully.

Duty and honor quote Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Nothing is more incumbent on the old than to know when they should get out of the way and relinquish to younger successors the honors they can no longer earn, and the duties they can no longer perform.

The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast;

ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace.

A real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood.

Duty and honor quote Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother's smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.


It is the duty of a prudent minister of God to hold his ministry in honor and to see to it that it is respected by those who are in his charge. Moreoever, it is the duty of a faithful minister not to exceed his powers and not to abuse his office in pride, but, rather, to administer it for the benefit of his subjects.

The only force that can sustain true and consistent courage is some form of spiritual belief that values like honor, duty, loyalty and integrity above the status, power, money and even security.

Duty and honor quote Be honest. Be kind. Be honorable. Work hard.And always be awesome.
Be honest. Be kind. Be honorable. Work hard.And always be awesome.

I will do my duty no matter what the price, I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice. Oh, and I don't want to die for you, but if dying is asked of me, I'll bear that cross of honor cause freedom don't come free.

The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now.

The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things which matter for a nation -- the great peaks we had forgotten, of Honor, Duty, Patriotism, and clad in glittering white, the great pinnacle of Sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to Heaven.

Duty and honor quote The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

I love my own culture. I love my African-American culture very deeply, and I know it deserves to be honored. You have to be aware that people are suffering unjustly, and given our own history we have a duty to stand for the people who are being treated like our parents and grandparents and children were treated.

Honorable industry always travels the same road with enjoyment and duty, and progress is altogether impossible without it.

True courage is the result of reasoning.

A brave mind is always impregnable. Resolution lies more in the head than in the veins, and a just sense of honor and of infamy, of duty and of religion, will carry us farther than all the force of mechanism.

To their duty to God, youth should realize their duty to our country.

They should love and honor the Constitution of the United States, the basic concepts and principles upon which this nation has been established. Yes, they need to develop a love for our free institutions.

Who-only let him be a man and intent upon honor-is not eager for the honorable ordeal and prompt to assume perilous duties? To what energetic man is not idleness a punishment?

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