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Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.

There are not good things enough in life, to indemnify us for the neglect of a single duty.

There is no evil we cannot face or fly from, but the consciousness of duty disregarded.

There is no mean work, save that which is sordidly selfish; no irreligious work, save that which is morally wrong; in every sphere of life the post of honor is the post of duty.

There is not a moment without some duty.

There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it.

This is the feeling that gives a man true courage - the feeling that he has a work to do at all costs; the sense of duty.

This span of life was lent for lofty duties, not for selfishness; not to be whiled away in aimless dreams, but to improve ourselves and serve mankind.

To do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.

To what gulfs a single deviation from the path of human duties leads!

We all know our duty better than we discharge it.

We are apt to mistake our vocation in looking out of the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and stepping over the ordinary ones which lie directly in the road before us. When we read we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act we find we cannot bear a provoking word.

We do not choose our own parts in life, and have nothing to do with those parts. - Our duty is confined to playing them well.

When the soul resolves to perform every duty, immediately it is conscious of the presence of God.

Whether your time calls you to live or die do both like a prince.

Who escapes a duty, avoids a gain.


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