The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.

Herbert Spencer

Let everyone regulate his conduct . . . by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him.

William Wilberforce

Duty is not collective; it is personal.

Calvin Coolidge

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 is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.

Woodrow Wilson

We only know of one duty, and that is to love.

Albert Camus

We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

Ronald Reagan

I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.

William R. Alger

How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An off-duty officer should be able to carry weapons anywhere. We're an asset to public safety.

James Duffy

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.


It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.

Albert Einstein

It is the duty of all those who value the Constitution to state that no one, not even a president, is above the law.

Arsalan Iftikhar

I started my career on General Duty in Fort St. John.

Tim Schewe

The risk to be percieved defines the duty to be obeyed.

Benjamin Cardozo

Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.

Simone Weil

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.

George Carlin

The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.

James A. Froude

There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.


Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Duty is ours, results are God's.

John Quincy Adams

He flagged down the Miami Beach officer on duty there, and the officer was able to apprehend the subject.

Bobby Hernandez

The anti-dumping duty of 56.2 per cent will put an end to exports from that Chinese enterprise to Europe.

Sun Huaibin

Almost from the moment she was born, she has done her duty without flinching and without complaint. That's one reason there is deep and abiding affection for her.

Robert Lacey

We will continue to c in the US Congress to get duty free access of Bangladeshi garments into the US markets.

Annisul Huq

It is my duty to come to Nepal during elections. I will help create an atmosphere for polls.

Manisha Koirala

He had a sense of duty right from the get-go.

Dan Gilligan

People of faith and conscience will continue . . . because that is the nature of our faith and our moral duty.

Stuart Taylor

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

Teilhard De Chardin

Our duty is now...for the future.

Rick Colby

They will be charged with misconduct and dereliction of duty.

Haz Iwendi

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

Aneurin Bevan

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.

George Eliot

There are some employee who will go above and beyond the call of duty. Mr. John was one of them.

Cynthia Green

There is a lot more detail now around our expectations. This lays out clearly that entertainment should not interfere with duty to the customer.

Mary Schapiro

If there is one important duty it is to yourself.

Andrew Ridings

Duty: A Father, His Son and the Man Who Won the War.

Bob Greene

I felt I had a duty to warn the prosecutor.

Robert Mclaughlin

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

The writer's duty is to keep on writing.

William Styron

He probably could have gotten out of going just because he has a newborn son. But he said, 'No, I have a job to do, I have a duty to do for my country'.

Paul Montgomery

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

Anyone who were found guilty of dereliction of duty will be harshly dealt with.

Li Yizhong

There is a fiduciary duty here. It's really inconceivable to us.

Henry Silverman

We are monitoring. That's our duty.

Generoso Senga

Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.

Hannah More

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.

Lord Melbourne

When you don't have to pull double duty, it frees you up, and that does allow (Clem) to play her game.

Michelle Salomon

Perform your obligatory duty, because action is indeed better than inaction.

Bhagavad Gita

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Abbie Hoffman

It's your duty when any witness testifies to decide if they're credible.

John Pecchia

Our duty was to assist anyone in need.

John Rhodes

A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscious and his sense of duty.

Anton Chekhov

We feel that it's an important duty.

Linda Jorgenson

Our Muslim brothers from Dagestan have asked us for help, and it is our duty to help them.

Shamil Basayev

They give them to someone who has done something inspirational and beyond the call of duty.

Farah Ahmedi

There is nothing in the Constitution that authorizes or makes it the official duty of a president to have anything to do with criminal activities.

Sam Ervin

This lawsuit is about duty, this lawsuit is about accountability, this lawsuit is about responsibility.

Geoffrey Fieger

The town board shirked its duty.

Patricia Myers

Duty is ours; consequences are God's.

Thomas Stonewall Jackson

Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.

Thomas Carlyle

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.

Guy De Maupassant

I believe it is our greatest duty to bring about a situation where the Cabinet cannot submit the bill.

Takeo Hiranuma

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

It was call of duty.

Jason Jacobs

The duty of the new pope will be to introduce the church into the third millennium.

Stefan Wyszynski

These are dedicated doctors, who take care of very sick patients. It's a doctor's duty to care. Care in the field doesn't change.

Girish Tyagi

We want the athletes to be fit all time than when called upon they just go for national duty.

Namayo Mawerere

I have come back to my country. It is my duty, ... I am not scared. I am concerned for the safety of my followers.

Sam Rainsy

I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty, so I am against alcohol, ... But we need the tax money.

Walter Allen

Who escapes duty, avoids a gain.

Theodore Parker

The numbers have gone up marginally. But we have a lot more individuals on active duty.

Lt. Col. Pamela Hart

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

George Bernard Shaw

If this bill passes... as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare definitely for a separation, amicably if they can, violently if they must.

Josiah Quincy

She will now go for the $5 million Duty Free, that's been the plan all along.

Mike De Kock

Their duty as a citizen is to vote, and to vote properly.

Sam Reed

We would be able to use federal money to pay our staff, which is on duty 24 hours a day.

Marcy Anderson

We have a duty to prevent the consequences of assault.

Jillian Garza

We have a duty to get back in the Olympics.

Aldo Notari

We must educate these kids, and it is our duty as a nation to do so.

William Evans

These brokers were duty-bound to keep information about large customer orders confidential and to use it to benefit the customer.

Mark Schonfeld

I'm just glad that all the boys came back fit and well from Ireland duty.

Mark Mccall

They didn't abandon their duty. This is the call of firefighters everywhere. Every call you answer can be your last.

Jim Lee

She takes her duty very seriously. She's an advocate.

Bev Schryver

It should be the damned duty of a friendly nation to inform their partner.

Rudolf Scharping

Policeman's duty is no joke.

John Leech

We are part of the community of Europe and we must do our duty as such.

Lord Salisbury

The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian.

William Gurnall

Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.

David O. Mckay

We all have a civic duty, but money seems to motivate some people.

Chris Palmer

She's an incessantly hard worker who goes way beyond the call of duty.

Maureen Thompson

I get paid $50,000 a year, but I've taken in anywhere from $80,000 to $90,000 because I'm on duty all the time.

Joseph Frank

I think that's absolutely fair game. Why is he intoxicated if he's on duty?

Howard Bass

The day he was supposed to report to college, he reported to duty instead.

Peggy Smith

It's a collateral duty. These guys don't just fly. They do other stuff.

Patrick Nichols

I feel it's my duty as a student [to experience other cultures].

Sargent College

This was a case where force was used above and beyond the call of duty.

Jerry Mondesire

Anytime somebody wants to sell an adult product, they're going to get a lot of complaints, ... It's our duty to comply.

Mark White

She didn't do any of it out of a sense duty. She did it with joy.

Helen Sonner

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

Joseph F. Newton

Their dedication and devotion to duty has been, to say the least, epic.

Philip Teel

He should have had a seamless transition from active duty to the VA. There was a disconnect. The VA should have been aware of his case and awarded him a disability. It shouldn't have happened until a decision was made.

Steve Robertson

The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.

Clarence B. Kelland

We all know our duty better than we discharge it.

John Randolph

If that lawyer believes that this DA engaged in this conduct then she has a duty to report it.

John Gleason

Mike said he was already thinking of going on active duty, but after 9/11, he felt that he had to do it.

Judy Taylor

Duty measures the distance between the animal and the divine.

R. Scott Bakker

In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.

Omar Bongo

Faithful, below, he did his duty; / But now he's gone aloft.

Charles Dibdin

They lost everything and they're still on-duty, still working.

Joey Rollins

England expects that every man will do his duty.

Horatio Nelson

It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.

Thomas Paine

I intended to do my duty. Not murder.

Jack Kevorkian

They did their duty, and got screwed -- the government didn't treat them very well.

John Rowan

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.

Ann Oakley

It's like they said let's put a Post-it note on a turtle and then sit back and say we did our duty.

Jon Adler

That's my duty as a foster parent. And I can tell you, we won't foster again.

Elizabeth Fein