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The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

Never step over one duty to perform another.

English proverb


Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

John D Rockefeller (1939-1937) American industrialist and philanthropist.

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.