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True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence on the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient

Seneca Quotes

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To do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.

Book of Common Prayer Quotes , Source: Catechism

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

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. VI, ch. XLVI)

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Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is it's own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

Mahatma Ghandi Quotes

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I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty:-- Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?

Ellen Sturgis Hooper Quotes , Source: Duty

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England expects that every man will do his duty.

Lord Horatio Nelson Quotes , Source: Life of Nelson (ch. 9)

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Thy sum of duty let two words contain, (O may they graven in thy heart remain!) Be humble and be just.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Solomon on the Vanity of the World (bk. III)

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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 Quotes

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Do your duty today and repent tomorrow

Mark Twain Quotes

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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 MacCall Quotes , Source: Duty

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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

Humphrey Davy Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

George Orwell Quotes

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It is the duty of children to wait on elders, and not the elders on children

African Proverb Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Thanks to the gods! my boy has done his duty.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

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In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

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He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes , Source: Life Thoughts

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Not aw'd to duty by superior sway.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Eleonora (l. 178)

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Maintain your post: That's all the fame you need; For 'tis impossible you should proceed.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: To Mr. Congreve, on his Comedy "The Double Dealer"

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And rank for her meant duty, various, Yet equal in its worth, done worthily. Command was service; humblest service done By willing and discerning souls was glory.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Agatha

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So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man. When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Voluntaries (st. 3, l. 13)

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When I'm not thank'd at all, I'm thank'd enough: I've done my duty, and I've done no more.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 3)

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