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The reward of one’s duty is the power to fulfill another.
George Eliot
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
Saint Augustine
Duty. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
Ambrose Bierce
Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.
Robert E. Lee
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Thomas Jefferson
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Thomas Carlyle
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.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Albert Einstein
Duty is heavy as a mountain but
Death is lighter than a feather.
Japanese Proverb
To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Knowledge is the hill which few may wish to climb; Duty is the path that all may tread.
Lewis Morris
Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself. 
Oscar Wilde
God has entrusted me with myself. 
It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.
Thomas Szasz
What’s a man’s first duty? The answer’s brief: to be himself.
Henrik Ibsen
Do your duty today and repent tomorrow.
Mark Twain
Maintain your post: That's all the fame you need; For 'tis impossible you should proceed.
John Dryden
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
Edmund Burke
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.

We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty.  It is the other side of rights. 
Pearl Buck
Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Phillips Brooks
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
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
Theodore Parker
Duty is not collective; it is personal.
Calvin Coolidge
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
It is humankind's duty to respect all life, not only animals have feelings but even also trees and plants.
Michael de Montaigne
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
Never step over one duty to perform another.
English Proverb
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
The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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