All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry my people were led this time by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge.
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.
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Let him who gropes painfully in darkness or uncertain light, and prays vehemently that the dawn may ripen into day, lay this precept well to heart: "Do the duty which lies nearest to thee," which thou know to be a duty! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
High hearts are never long without hearing some new call, some distant clarion of God, even in their dreams; and soon they are observed to break up the camp of ease, and start on some fresh march of faithful service.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
There is no moment without some duty.
The first duty of man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
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.
The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
What then is your duty? What the day demands.
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.
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