duty

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on duty and horses

Everything--a horse, a vine--is created for some duty...For what task, then, were you yourself created?

A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Krishna on action and duty

No one should abandon duties because he sees defects in them. Every action, every activity, is surrounded by defects as a fire is surrounded by smoke.

Krishna

Source: The Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by Krishna on duty and grief

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It is better to perform one's own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another. By fulfilling the obligations he is born with, a person never comes to grief.

Krishna

Source: The Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by Zoroaster on duty, good, happiness, health, and joy

Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.

Zoroaster (c.628 - c.551)

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on duty, god, happiness, and heart

When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on duty and men

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Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on duty and enemies

The Battle of Britain. . . . The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the was. . . . Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth, last for a thousand years, man will say, "This was their finest hour."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: quoted in Battles Lost and Won by Hanson W. Baldwin

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on animals, decisions, destiny, duty, learning, mankind, time, and world

The destiny of mankind is not decided by material computation. When great causes are on the move in the world . . . we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that something is going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Broadcast to US on receiving honorary degree,Doctor of Laws Univ of Rochester NY June 1941

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on charity and duty

The primal duties shine aloft, like stars; The charities that soothe and heal and bless Are scattered at the feet of man like flowers.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book ix.

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A Quote by William Tyler Page on adoption, america, belief, constitution, country, democracy, duty, enemies, equality, fortune, freedom, government, humanity, justice, laws, life, love, nations, people, principles, respect, sacrifice, and support

The American's Creed adopted by the House of Representatives, April 3, 1918 I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom; equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend if against all enemies.

William Tyler Page (1868 - 1942)

Source: The American's Creed was a result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed

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