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Duty performed gives clearness and firmness to faith, and faith thus strengthened through duty becomes the more assured and satisfying to the soul.

Duty performed is a moral tonic; if neglected, the tone and strength of both mind and heart are weakened, and the spiritual health undermined.

England expects every man to do his duty.

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

Every duty which we omit, obscures some truth which we should have known.

Every hour comes with some little fagot of God's will fastened upon its back.

Exactness in little duties is a wonderful source of cheerfulness.

God always has an angel of help for those who are willing to do their duty.

He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.

I believe that we are conforming to the divine order and the will of Providence when we are doing even indifferent things that belong to our condition.

I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.

It is one of the worst of errors to suppose that there is any path of safety except that of duty.

It is surprising how practical duty enriches the fancy and the heart, and action clears and deepens the affections.

It is thy duty oftentimes to do what thou wouldst not; thy duty, too, to leave undone that thou wouldst do.

Know thyself and do thine own work, says Plato; and each includes the other and covers the whole duty of man.

Knowledge of our duties is the most essential part of the philosophy of life. If you escape duty you avoid action. The world demands results.

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.

Let us do our duty in our shop or our kitchen; in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depended on our bravery, strength, and skill. - When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.

Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

Let us never forget that every station in life is necessary; that each deserves our respect; that not the station itself, but the worthy fulfillment of its duties does honor to man.


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