Quotes for: duty
Freedom has been wholly interpreted as a right, as a thing which people are entitled to claim, whereas what it really is above all is an obligation and a duty.
It is much easier to obey your superior than to command yourself; and when you can do whatever you want, it's not easy to want only what you have to.
The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
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.
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.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
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