Quotes containing word "duty"

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Sell also: obligation, responsibility, tariff

Definitions and meanings of word "duty"

• Noun: work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; example: "the duties of the job"

• Noun: the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr; examples: "we must instill a sense of duty in our children", "every right implies a responsibilit"

• Noun: a government tax on imports or exports; example: "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "duty"

Mahatma Gandhi
4 quotes about duty
Indian Leader
Saturday 2 October 1869 - Friday 30 January 1948
Lao Tzu
2 quotes about duty
Chinese Philosopher
Robert E. Lee
3 quotes about duty
American Soldier
Monday 19 January 1807 - Wednesday 12 October 1870
Douglas MacArthur
3 quotes about duty
American Soldier
Monday 26 January 1880 - Sunday 5 April 1964
Thomas Jefferson
4 quotes about duty
American President, Author
Saturday 13 April 1743 - Tuesday 4 July 1826
Charles Inglis
4 quotes about duty
Canadian Clergyman
1734 - 1816
Horatio Nelson
3 quotes about duty
British Soldier
Friday 29 September 1758 - Monday 21 October 1805
P. J. O'Rourke
2 quotes about duty
American Writer, Author, Journalist, Comedian
Born Friday 14 November 1947
Robert Louis Stevenson
2 quotes about duty
Scottish Writer, Novelist, Poet
Wednesday 13 November 1850 - Monday 3 December 1894
William Godwin
3 quotes about duty
English Writer, Philosopher, Novelist, Journalist
Wednesday 3 March 1756 - Thursday 7 April 1836
John Ruskin
3 quotes about duty
English Writer, Critic, Architect
Monday 8 February 1819 - Saturday 20 January 1900
George Eliot
3 quotes about duty
British Writer, Novelist, Author, Journalist
Monday 22 November 1819 - Wednesday 22 December 1880

It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.

Lao Tzu

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Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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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

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And I definitely wanted to be a writer, but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources, I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest.

Thomas Keneally

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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.

Edmund Barton

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

Iris Chang

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

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That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.

Philip Pullman

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If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.

Lao Tzu

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

George S. Patton

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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

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We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing.

Gordon Brown

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The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.

Alexis Carrel

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Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.

Robert E. Lee

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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

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And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.

Douglas MacArthur

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We still have people in the active duty, and if people are feeling ill, if they're experiencing various symptoms and they're still in the active duty, they're less likely to come forward because that could result in their medical discharge.

Bernard Sanders

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Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.

Robert E. Lee

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Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.

Douglas MacArthur

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