Quotes About Duty

One has two duties—to be worried and not to be worried.
E. M. Forster

If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it, it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.
Alfred Milner

That dull, laden, soul-depressing sensation known as the sense of duty.
O. Henry

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

A sense of duty is moral glue, constantly subject to stress.
William Safire

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The burning conviction that we have a holy duty toward others is often a way of attaching our drowning selves to a passing raft.
Eric Hoffer

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.
Helen Keller

It is seldom very hard to do one’s duty when one knows what it is, but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out.
Samuel Butler

What’s a man’s first duty?   The answer’s brief: to be himself.
Henrik Ibsen

Duty is what one expects from others.
Oscar Wilde

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

The service we render others is really the rent we pay for our room on earth.
Wilfred Grenfell

Make it a point to 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

Let us have faith that right makes right, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Abraham Lincoln



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