Quotations on Duty

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But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it's not enough.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Duty, Fact, May, Security, Today)

I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Cause, Clients, Duty, Loyalty)

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Authority, Custom, Duty, Influence, Liberty, Man, Opinion)

Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Being, Conscience, Duty, Free will, Liberty, Safety, Sin)

The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Authority, Country, Duty, Man, Right, Spirit, State)

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
(Keywords: Constitution, Country, Duty, Freedom, Worth)

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Lie, Country, Duty, Man)

Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance.
- King Albert II
(Keywords: Vision, Duty, Independence)

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
(Keywords: Soul, Duty, Smile, Solution, Sun, Will)

If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, Christ, Consideration, Duty, Preaching)

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
(Keywords: Money, Christian, Church, Alcohol, Duty, Tax)

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)

Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels.
- William Henry Ashley
(Keywords: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)

We are all one - or at least we should be - and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Challenge, Duty, Fight, Job)

If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.
- Edmund Barton
(Keywords: Education, Burden, Duty, State, Taxation)

It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education.
- Edmund Barton
(Keywords: Education, People, Duty, Right, State)

An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Artist, Duty, May, Right)

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter
(Keywords: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Truth, Duty, Guilt, Reward, Sense)

My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.
- Roberto Benigni
(Keywords: Beauty, Cinema, Duty, Emotion)

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
- A. C. Benson
(Keywords: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
- Aneurin Bevan
(Keywords: Business, Duty, Reading)

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Desire, Direction, Duty, Profit)

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.
- Bob Black
(Keywords: People, Duty, Politicians, Vote)

Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Government, People, Duty, Press)

In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: African, Countries, Duty, Solidarity)

My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it.
- Erskine Bowles
(Keywords: Trust, Duty, Want)

Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Duty, Help, Law, Public, Safety)

There are 40,000 Iraqi police on duty around the country. If they detect an attack about to happen, the police are the ones who are supposed to stop it.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: Country, Duty, Police)

My first duty to write a gripping yarn. Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel. Only third comes the idea.
- David Brin
(Keywords: Idea, Duty, First)

We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing.
- Gordon Brown
(Keywords: Work, Being, Duty, Future, Saying)

The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Government, Performance, Act, Duty, Enjoyment, Exercise, Rights, states, United, Will, Word)

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Health, Body, Duty, Mind)

This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: Fear, Duty, Effort, Fact, Germany, Russia, Worth)

Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: War, People, Duty, Independence, Heroism, Right, Safety, Sea, World)

There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Time, Being, Duty, Fancy, Luck, Name)

For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Constitution, Country, Desire, Duty, Spirit, Will)

Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation.
- Conrad Burns
(Keywords: Work, Care, Classroom, Compassion, Duty, Future, Montana, Sense, Teachers)

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, Character, Country, Duty, Honor, Listening)

I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: People, America, American, Duty, President, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

The first duty to children is to make them happy. If you have not made them so, you have wronged them. No other good they may get can make up for that.
- Charles Buxton
(Keywords: Children, Duty, First, May)

To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: People, American, Duty, Extreme, Liberty, Right)

When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer.
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Keywords: Men, Soul, Greatness, Duty, Man, Prayer)

He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it, not cause any trouble. In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel, and it's more heroic to speak up.
- Eddie Campbell
(Keywords: Time, Cause, Duty, Trouble)

I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler.
- Wilhelm Canaris
(Keywords: Country, Duty, Folly)



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