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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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It is not enough for us to prostrate ourselves under the tree which is Creation, and to contemplate its tremendous branches filled with stars. We have a duty to perform, to work upon the human soul, to defend the mystery against the miracle, to worship the incomprehensible while rejecting the absurd; to accept, in the inexplicable, only what is necessary; to dispel the superstitions that surround religion --to rid God of His Maggots.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
~ Theodore Parker

 

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Let us do our duty, in our shop in our kitchen, in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depends on our bravery, strength, and skill. When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.
~ Theodore Parker

 

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Love can do much, but duty more.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Never step over one duty to perform another.
~ English Proverb

 

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

 

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Oh! Duty is an icy shadow. It will freeze you. It cannot fill the heart's sanctuary.
~ Augusta Jane Evans

 

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Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.
~ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

 

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Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
~ George Meredith

 

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Rank imposes obligation.
~ Motto

 

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Sufficient to each day are the duties to be done and the trials to be endured. God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.
~ Theodore L. Cuyler

 

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The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

 

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The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
~ William R. Alger

 

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The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.
~ Indian Proverb

 

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The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill another.
~ George Eliot

 

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The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

 

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The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty.
~ Abraham Lincoln

 

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