Inasmuch as the domestic household is antecedent, as well as in idea as in fact, the family must necessarily have rights and duties which are prior than those of the Community and founded more immediately in nature.
Pope Leo XIII (1810 - 1903)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)
Source: 1993, Address at the Cato Institute
It is our duty as men and women to behave as though limits to our ability do not exist. We are collaborators in creation of the Universe.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955)
Christianity knows no truth which is not the child of love and the parent of duty.
Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)
Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children.
Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one duty is to furnish it well.
Peter Ustinov (1921 -)
The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)
Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make.
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)
If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's coversation.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to be all one.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: Speech at Bar Association Dinner, Boston, 1900
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