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A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
~ Joseph Fort Newton

 

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A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
~ Bertrand Russell

 

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Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
~ Thomas p Kempis

 

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But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

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Consult duty not events.
~ Walter Savage Landor

 

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Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
~ Pierre Corneille

 

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Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty --the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Duty cannot exist without faith.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.
~ Robert E. Lee

 

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Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
~ John Fowles

 

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Duty. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
~ John D. Rockefeller

 

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For many years I was a self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and did my duty faithfully, though I never received payment for it.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.
~ Edward Gibbon

 

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I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty.
~ Ellen Sturgis Hooper

 

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