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  Love is a better teacher than duty.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  I think the first duty of society is justice  
 -  Alexander Hamilton
  

  Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties  
 -  Alexander MacLaren
  

  Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.  
 -  Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
  

  It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  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.  
 -  Bhagavad Gita
  

  He who defines duty for himself is his own master.  
 -  Dick Cheatham
  

  Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men  
 -  George Orwell
  

  I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt.  
 -  Harriet Beecher Stowe
  

  Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.  
 -  Henri-Frederic Amiel
  

  Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles, and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort  
 -  Humphry Davy
  

  Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men  
 -  George Orwell
  

  I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt.  
 -  Harriet Beecher Stowe
  

  Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.  
 -  Henri-Frederic Amiel
  

  Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future  
 -  John Ruskin
  

  Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.  
 -  Jose Ortega Y Gasset
  

  You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Do your duty today and repent tomorrow  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power.  
 -  Mary Worley Montagu
  

  Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.  
 -  Maurice Maeterlinck
  

  Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.  
 -  Mencius
  

  Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  The first duty of love is to listen  
 -  Paul Tillich
  

  Happiness is the natural flower of duty.  
 -  Phillip Brooks
  

  I think a man's duty is to find out where the truth is, or if he cannot, at least to take the best possible human doctrine and the hardest to disprove, and to ride on this like a raft over the waters of life  
 -  Plato
  

  Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.  
 -  Rebecca West
  

  The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.  
 -  Reinhold Niebuhr
  

  Duty is the sublimest word in our language.  
 -  Robert E. Lee
  

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

  I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.  
 -  Rose F. Kennedy
  

  A son has no greater duty, no higher good, than serving his parents.  
 -  Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  

  It is a right and duty of the wise ones to purify the strong by teaching them their duties and to strengthen the weak by teaching them their rights.  
 -  Subrahmanya C Bharati
  

  Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.  
 -  Sydney Smith
  

  Missing you is my hobby, caring for you is my job, making you happy is my duty and loving you is my life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The important thing for you as a mom is to be there for your daughter as a trusted source of information. That is the duty of all parents, to be there for their children.  
 -  Unknown
  

  After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefensible duty is to be of good cheer  
 -  Unknown
  

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

  Be sure to do your duty today, and let God Take care of the outcome.  
 -  Unknown
  

  With every great relationship comes a great burden and the strength to carry it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Not only the worst of my sins, but the best of my duties speak me a child of Adam  
 -  William Beveridge
  

  Straight is the line of duty; Curved is the line of beauty; Follow the straight line, thou shalt see The curved line ever follow thee  
 -  William McCall