40 Quotes For When Duty Calls

Do you have a duty or obligation to carry out in life? Some of us provide for our families. Some of us have duties to our companies or organizations. Others have civic duties.

Whatever your duty is, we hope that you are able to carry them out well and receive some happiness in their completion.

Quotes For When Duty Calls

We have to make a special shoutout to the men and women who help keep peace and defend our countries when needed. Theirs is one of the heaviest of duties.

If your duty weighs heavily on you sometimes, read 40 duty quotes you might relate to.

A man who neglects his duty as a citizen is not entitled to his rights as a citizen. – Tiorio

He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound… to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil. – William Goodwin

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When duty calls, that is when character counts. – William Safire

It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live. – John Legend

Honor is no phantom. Duty doesn’t melt away, no matter how much we might wish it to. – Claudia J. Edwards

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We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral. – James Larkin

Do your duty and leave the rest to Providence. – Stonewall Jackson

Attend to your duties and be inwardly detached, knowing that nothing, no one belongs to you. – Dada J.P. Vaswani

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Do well the duty that lies before you. – Pittacus of Mytilene

For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it. – Martin Van Buren

Every duty that is bidden to wait comes back with seven fresh duties at its back. – Charles Kingsley

It is not enough to be ready to go where duty calls. A man should stand around where he can hear the call! – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Do your duty and leave the rest to the gods. – Pierre Corneille

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. – Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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Fulfil all your obligations, attend to your daily duties, be attached to nothing, no one – and ever ready to depart when the call comes! – Dada J.P. Vaswani

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. – Phillips Brooks

Never mind your happiness; do your duty. – Will Durant

Maintain your post: That’s all the fame you need; For ’tis impossible you should proceed. – John Dryden

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It was my duty whether I wanted it or not. – Precious Dikko, To Catch a Rebel

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – James Allen

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. – Kurt Cobain

There is no duty we underrate so much as the duty of being happy. – Robert Louis Stevenson

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It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord. – Swami Sivananda

Do you duty, faithfully, sincerely, honestly. Then find a little time to be with yourself – to dream your dreams, to do your spiritual thinking, to wonder at the leela of the Lord! – Dada J.P. Vaswani

Duty is that mode of action on the part of the individual which constitutes the best possible application of his capacity to the general benefit. – William Godwin

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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

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. – Thomas Jefferson

The duty of man is not a wilderness of turnpike gates, through which he is to pass by tickets from one to the other. It is plain and simple, and consists but of two points–his duty God, which every man must feel; and, with respect to his neighbor, to do as he would be done by. – Thomas Paine

We all have the duty to do good. – Pope Francis

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise quote

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.

The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another. – George Eliot

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. – Cicero

Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer. – Thomas Carlyle

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Every one regards his duty as a troublesome master from whom he would like to be free. – Mazo de la Roche

Do your duty as you see it, and damn the consequences. – George S. Patton Jr.

Who escapes a duty, avoids a gain. – Theodore W. Parker

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