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.
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
I have learned that to do one's next duty is to take a step toward all that is worth possessing.
Man is saved by love and duty, and by the hope that springs from duty, or rather from the moral facts of consciousness, as a flower springs from the soil.
Never to tire, never to grow cold; to be patient, sympathetic, tender; to look for the budding flower and the opening heart; to hope always; like God, to love always--this is duty.
Everything you have, whether it's money or stuff, is an obligation. It is as much your duty to care for and nurture any object you own as it would be if that object were your child. All possessions come with responsibilities. More possessions equals greater responsibility.
Not liberty but duty is the condition of existence.
Duty grows everywhere--like children, like grass.
Thus is man made equal to every event. He can face danger for the right. A poor, tender, painful body, he can run into flame or bullets or pestilence, with duty for his guide.
There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.
The brave man, inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
I think it's your duty to overcome what you inherit in life.
I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Do the duty which lies nearest to thee.
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
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