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Life is not so important as the duties of life.

Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.

No human being, man or woman, can act up to a sublime standard without giving offence.

No man's spirits were ever hurt by doing his duty. - On the contrary, one good action, one temptation resisted and overcome, one sacrifice of desire or interest purely for conscience's sake, will prove a cordial for weak and low spirits far beyond what either indulgence, or diversion, or company can do for them.

No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty.

Not once or twice in our rough island story, The path of duty was the way to glory.

Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.

Perish discretion when it interferes with duty.

Practice in life whatever thou prayest for, and God will give it thee more abundantly.

Reverence the highest; have patience with the lowest; let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion.

So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man. When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can.

The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, the last duty well done.

The brave man wants no charms to encourage him to duty, and the good man scorns all warnings that would deter him from doing it.

The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected, will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.

The duty of man is plain and simple, and consists but of two points; his duty to God, which every man must feel; and his duty to his neighbor, to do as he would be done by.

The path of duty lies in what is near, and men seek for it in what is remote; the work of duty lies in what is easy, and men seek for it in what is difficult.

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.

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