I am sure it is one’s duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one’s own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers.
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
Writers and intellectuals have a duty to humanity. It is to insist that the human entity remains the primary asset in overall development; thus, it must be safeguarded.
In the world of literature, I see prizes as more of a duty to the craft itself, rather than as something for the individual.
The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
Every American has the duty to obey the law and the right to expect that the law will be enforced.
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
We all have the duty to do good.
Political systems are run by self-selecting politicians. We don’t draft people; it’s not jury duty.
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.
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.
It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.
The maternal duty of suckling her own children, prescribed to mothers by hygienists, is based on a physiological principle: the mother’s milk nourishes an infant more perfectly than any other.
The respect and protection of woman and of maternity should be raised to the position of an inalienable social duty and should become one of the principles of human morality.
Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
It is the duty of every thoughtful Indian not to marry. In case he is helpless in regard to marriage, he should abstain from sexual intercourse with his wife.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion.
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
Love can do much, but duty more.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
I feel it is my first duty to make an unprecedented compact with my countrymen. Not an inaugural address, not a fireside chat, not a campaign speech – just a little straight talk among friends.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
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