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No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

Tags: Thankful, Thanks  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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

Tags: Him, Simply  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Love is a better teacher than duty.

Tags: Love, Teacher  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Tags: Great, Small  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.

Tags: Art, Old  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

It is always the unreadable that occurs.

Tags: Fiction, Painful  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

Tags: Child, Life  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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.

Tags: Power, Times  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Fail, Try  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler.

Tags: Country, Tried  ✍ Author: Wilhelm Canaris

The risk to be percieved defines the duty to be obeyed.

Tags: Defines, Risk  ✍ Author: Benjamin Cardozo

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.

Tags: Fear, Teacher  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Duty is not collective; it is personal.

Tags: Collective, Personal  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

Every Christian will allow that sin is an evil, and that it is our duty not to commit sin.

Tags: Christian, Evil  ✍ Author: John Nelson Darby

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.

Tags: Power, Social  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Duty cannot exist without faith.

Tags: Cannot, Faith  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

Tags: Happiness, Mind  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.

Tags: Apt, Painful  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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

Tags: Another, Power  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.

Tags: Conditions, Hold  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

Tags: Rights, Worth  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.

Tags: Life, Simply  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown, it is the duty of the university to produce weavers.

Tags: Universe, Unknown  ✍ Author: Gordon Gee
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Love can do much, but duty more.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander in chief.

Tags: Good, Him  ✍ Author: Nathan Hale

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Tags: Justice, Society  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

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

Tags: National, Young  ✍ Author: Kim Jong Il

IT may be proper to observe further, that this Duty is not confined to those who live under any one particular Form of Government: It extends to the Subjects of all regular States, lawfully established.

Tags: Government, May  ✍ Author: Bob Inglis

Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor.

Tags: Film, Powerful  ✍ Author: Peter Jackson

Consult duty not events.

Tags: Consult, Events  ✍ Author: Walter Savage Landor

Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.

Tags: Evidence, Judgment  ✍ Author: John Lubbock

The members of such a society consider that the transgression of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties, and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the delinquent to divine correction.

Tags: Religious, Society  ✍ Author: Henry James Sumner Maine

Lebanon is caught in a cycle of threats. And it is our duty to be strong and capable of defending our country. But we will not clarify or explain what we do or do not possess.

Tags: Country, Strong  ✍ Author: Hassan Nasrallah

Force is the duty of the state, not Hizbullah.

Tags: Force, State  ✍ Author: Hassan Nasrallah

Well I was on the jury duty on the Deauville Film Festival, a few years ago.

Tags: Few, Film  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

England expects that every man will do his duty.

Tags: England, Expects  ✍ Author: Horatio Nelson

My topics are timely. When an event is happening is when I want to be there... I think it is our duty to challenge the status quo.

Tags: Challenge, Status  ✍ Author: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Political systems are run by self-selecting politicians. We don't draft people; it's not jury duty.

Tags: Political, Run  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

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.

Tags: Human, Please  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.

Tags: Families, Idolatry  ✍ Author: Paul Oakenfold

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

Tags: Men, Sometimes  ✍ Author: George Orwell

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

Tags: Intelligence, Men  ✍ Author: George Orwell

I don't think I should penalize people who were doing their duty.

 ✍ Author: Leon Panetta

People in positions of power and privilege have a duty to perform at a higher level. If not them, then who?

Tags: Level, Power  ✍ Author: Graham Parker

We all know our duty better than we discharge it.

Tags: Discharge  ✍ Author: A. Philip Randolph

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

Tags: Obligation, Possession  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

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

Tags: Obligation, Possession  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.

Tags: Congress, President  ✍ Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

Tags: Expect, Gratitude  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.

Tags: Architecture, Goodness  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.

Tags: Government, Public  ✍ Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Tags: Ashamed, Stupid  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.

Tags: Happy, Sow  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.

Tags: However, Special  ✍ Author: Kenzo Tange

But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it.

Tags: Path, Shall  ✍ Author: Benjamin F. Wade

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.

Tags: Children, Innocent  ✍ Author: James T. Walsh

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

Tags: Happiness, Moral  ✍ Author: George Washington

When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.

Tags: Men, Silent  ✍ Author: Clara Zetkin

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

Tags: Desires, Useful  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

If I am going to pick and choose the laws I defend, I wouldn't be doing my duty as attorney general.

Tags: Choose, General  ✍ Author: Kelly Ayotte

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

Tags: Deserve, Praise  ✍ Author: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.

Tags: Education, State  ✍ Author: Edmund Barton

It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education.

Tags: Education, State  ✍ Author: Edmund Barton

An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.

Tags: Artist, May  ✍ Author: Jacques Barzun

Presidents have the right to nominate their own cabinet secretaries. But their nominees don't have a right to confirmation. Senators have a constitutional duty to advise and consent to the appointment of all Cabinet officials. They should take that duty seriously.

Tags: Advise, Seriously  ✍ Author: Gary Bauer

I like stirring the pot - I think it's part of my duty, to shake people up a bit - make them look at things in a different way.

Tags: Bit, Pot  ✍ Author: Nina Bawden

The duty of a historian is simply to understand and then convey that understanding, no more than that.

Tags: Simply, Understand  ✍ Author: Antony Beevor

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

Tags: Business, Reading  ✍ Author: Aneurin Bevan

I'd be derelict in my duty if I didn't go and continue to use every advantage that I can to promote New York's cause.

Tags: Advantage, Cause  ✍ Author: Michael Bloomberg

In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.

Tags: Among, Short  ✍ Author: Omar Bongo

In my teens, I joined the Parachute Regiment. I jumped out of lots of airplanes, as much as the Government budget would allow us to. I did two active tours of duty: Northern Ireland, and then the Falklands war.

Tags: Government, War  ✍ Author: Mark Burnett

My duty is clear and at all costs will be done.

Tags: Clear, Done  ✍ Author: John Burns

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

Tags: Care, Future  ✍ Author: Andrew Carnegie

I see it as my duty in some way is to be out in the world as an Australian putting forward what I consider to be authentic Australian music.

Tags: Forward, Music  ✍ Author: Nick Cave

Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.

Tags: Almost, Laughter  ✍ Author: Carol Channing

He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled.

Tags: False, Present  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

I didn't volunteer; they asked me. I felt a duty to testify.

Tags: Asked, Felt  ✍ Author: Ramsey Clark

You have to be true to what you believe in and do your duty.

Tags: True  ✍ Author: Wesley Clark

For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.

Tags: History, Study  ✍ Author: Nicolaus Copernicus

My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one.

Tags: Children, Minds  ✍ Author: Ezra Cornell

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.

Tags: Authority, Distrust  ✍ Author: Norman Douglas

When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.

Tags: Done, Enough  ✍ Author: Henry Fielding

I engaged upon those activities because I believed that, in the dangerous circumstances which have been created in South Africa, it was my duty to do so.

Tags: Africa, Dangerous  ✍ Author: Bram Fischer

I don't regard James Bond precisely as a hero, but at least he does get on and do his duty, in an extremely corny way.

Tags: Bond, Hero  ✍ Author: Ian Fleming

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.

Tags: Critical, Pretending  ✍ Author: John Fowles

We all have the duty to do good.

Tags: Good  ✍ Author: Pope Francis

By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think I have earned punishment just as little as the tens of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties.

Tags: Legal, Moral  ✍ Author: Wilhelm Frick

The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.

Tags: Against, Guard  ✍ Author: James Anthony Froude

The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.

Tags: Work  ✍ Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

They held it their duty to live but for their country.

Tags: Country, Held  ✍ Author: William Godwin

Justice is the sum of all moral duty.

Tags: Justice, Moral  ✍ Author: William Godwin

I think it's your duty to overcome what you inherit in life.

Tags: Life, Overcome  ✍ Author: Kelsey Grammer

As a writer you have a duty to be a messenger.

Tags: Messenger, Writer  ✍ Author: Bede Griffiths

What's important for my daughter to know is that... if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.

Tags: Daughter, Sure  ✍ Author: Kamala Harris

A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.

Tags: Government, Protect  ✍ Author: Brad Henry

I vote and I do jury duty.

Tags: Jury, Vote  ✍ Author: Christopher Hitchens

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Tags: Away  ✍ Author: Abbie Hoffman

The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.

Tags: Brilliant, Succeeding  ✍ Author: Sibel Kekilli

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