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71 Duty Quotes to Inspire Success (COMMITMENT)

Top 10 Encouraging Duty Quotes

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”

Marie Curie
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it. - Robert Baden-Powell
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it. – Robert Baden-Powell
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Winston Churchill
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. – Winston Churchill
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery. - Maxim Gorky
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery. – Maxim Gorky
I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty. - Lord Byron
I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty. – Lord Byron

“We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.”

Barack Obama
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be. - Thomas A. Kempis
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be. – Thomas A. Kempis
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty. - John D. Rockefeller
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty. – John D. Rockefeller
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. - Saint Augustine
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. – Saint Augustine
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

15 Wise Duty Quotes on Obligation and Responsibility

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.”

Ann Landers
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. - Samuel Adams
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. – Samuel Adams
Let men of all ranks whether they are successful, or unsuccessful, whether they triumph or not; let them do their duty, and rest satisfied. - Plato
Let men of all ranks whether they are successful, or unsuccessful, whether they triumph or not; let them do their duty, and rest satisfied. – Plato

“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter – for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.”

Nikola Tesla
Do your duty and leave the rest to Providence. - Stonewall Jackson
Do your duty and leave the rest to Providence. – Stonewall Jackson
Every duty, even the least duty, involves the whole principle of obedience. - Henry Edward Manning
Every duty, even the least duty, involves the whole principle of obedience. – Henry Edward Manning
Do well the duty that lies before you. - Pittacus of Mytilene
Do well the duty that lies before you. – Pittacus of Mytilene

“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
I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future. - Elon Musk
I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future. – Elon Musk
Let's have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. - Abraham Lincoln
Let’s have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. – Abraham Lincoln

“As God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt from this duty, and small though it be, I too have a mission to fill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellowmen.”

Jose Rizal
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. - Douglas MacArthur
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. – Douglas MacArthur
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. - Andrew Carnegie
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. – Andrew Carnegie
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our power. - Henri Frederic Amiel
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our power. – Henri Frederic Amiel

4 Promising Duty Quotes on Bravery

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”

Ellen G. White
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism. - Robert Green Ingersoll
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism. – Robert Green Ingersoll
He who has mingled in the fray of duty that the brave endure, must have made foes. If you have none, small is the work that you have done. - Charles Mackays
He who has mingled in the fray of duty that the brave endure, must have made foes. If you have none, small is the work that you have done. – Charles Mackays

“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

3 Duty Quotes on Justice

The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. - Lois McMaster Bujold
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. – Lois McMaster Bujold
Justice is the sum of all moral duty. - William Godwin
Justice is the sum of all moral duty. – William Godwin
I think the first duty of society is justice. - Alexander Hamilton
I think the first duty of society is justice. – Alexander Hamilton

8 Profound Duty Quotes on Leadership and Politics

“Freedom isn’t free. It shouldn’t be a bragging point that ‘Oh, I don’t get involved in politics,’ as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn’t insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.”

Bill Maher
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. - George W. Bush
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. – George W. Bush
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People. - Benjamin Disraeli
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People. – Benjamin Disraeli

“I think I’m basically a liberal Conservative – I believe in low tax, spirit of free enterprise, and in making sure that we as politicians create the framework for business to produce the dosh that we’re going to need to pay for the poorest. And the longer I live, the more I think that we all have a duty to each other.”

Boris Johnson
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. - Ronald Reagan
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. – 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. - Thomas Jefferson
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. – Thomas Jefferson

“We have a duty to show up in the world with meaning and purpose and commitment to doing good. And to use any privilege that we have to make positive change and to disrupt oppressive systems.”

Meena Harris
Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

5 Inspirational Duty Quotes that Will Make You Smile

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer. - William R. Alger
After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer. – William R. Alger
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. - George Washington
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. – George Washington
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. - James Allen
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – James Allen
Happiness is the natural flower of duty. - Phillips Brooks
Happiness is the natural flower of duty. – Phillips Brooks
One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier. - Helen Keller
One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier. – Helen Keller

5 Touching Duty Quotes On Love

“Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.”

Petrarch
Do not forget duty. But choose love when you can. - Cinda Williams Chima
Do not forget duty. But choose love when you can. – Cinda Williams Chima
Love is a better teacher than duty. - Albert Einstein
Love is a better teacher than duty. – Albert Einstein
I know of only one duty, and that is to love. - Albert Camus
I know of only one duty, and that is to love. – Albert Camus
The first duty of love is to listen. - Paul Tillich
The first duty of love is to listen. – Paul Tillich

3 Enriching Duty Quotes for the Youth

Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty.”

Colin Powell
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. - Kurt Cobain
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. – Kurt Cobain

“For a young person, it is almost a sin, or at least a danger, to be too preoccupied with himself; but for the ageing person, it is a duty and a necessity to devote serious attention to himself.”

Carl Jung

14 Duty Quotes that Will Make You Think

“What is the use of such terrible diligence as many tire themselves out with, if they always postpone their exchange of smiles with Beauty and Joy to cling to irksome duties and relations?”

Helen Keller
To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it's an absolute duty. - Stieg Larsson
To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty. – Stieg Larsson
There is no moment without some duty. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is no moment without some duty. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Who escapes a duty, avoids a gain. - Theodore Parker
Who escapes a duty, avoids a gain. – Theodore Parker

“As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.”

Jack Kevorkian
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. - Thomas Paine
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. – Thomas Paine
The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire. - William Rounseville Alger
The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire. – William Rounseville Alger
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. - George Orwell
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. – George Orwell
Vision looks inward and becomes duty. - Stephen Samuel Wise
Vision looks inward and becomes duty. – Stephen Samuel Wise
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. - Chanakya
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. – Chanakya
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. - Stephen King
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. – Stephen King
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty. - W. C. Fields
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty. – W. C. Fields
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist. - Robert Schumann
To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. – Robert Schumann
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. - George Eliot
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. – George Eliot

4 Duty Quotes that Will Make You Laugh

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
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
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty. – Norm Crosby
Never mind your happiness; do your duty. - Peter Drucker
Never mind your happiness; do your duty. – Peter Drucker
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. - George Bernard Shaw
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. – George Bernard Shaw

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