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Alfred North Whitehead
The fixed person for the fixed duties who in older societies was such a godsend, in future will be a public danger.
Keep we to the broad truths before us; duty here; knowledge comes alone in the Hereafter.
Now if we only knew what it means to know, we would be conscious.
I did not come into this Army to serve one man, to serve a friend.
Logic and ethics are fundamentally the same, they are no more than duty to oneself
Lailah Gifty Akita
The duty of a Christian is to obey Jesus Christ.
I am not free and independent; I am a traveler with duties.
Perish discretion, when it interferes With duty!
Michel De Montaigne
Antigonus, having taken one of his soldiers into a great degree of favor and esteem for his valor, gave his physicians strict charge to cure him of a long and inward disease under which he had a great while languished, and observing that, after his cure, he went much more coldly to work than before, he asked him what had so altered and cowed him: “Yourself, sir,” replied the other, “by having eased me of the pains that made me weary of my life.
It is my duty as a free man to read so I'm not blind being lead around by my nose
A common currency imposes on us a duty to cooperate more on policy.
There are 40,000 Iraqi police on duty around the country. If they detect an attack about to happen, the police are the ones who are supposed to stop it.
Of my death, tell them i have done my duty
We have duties to others, and duties to ourselves, and we cannot shirk either.
The will is conceived as a faculty of determining oneself to action in accordance with the conception of certain laws. And such a faculty can be found only in rational beings.
You’re making assumptions.” “Deductions; and of course I am. It’s my duty, as your friend.
The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.
Dada J. P. Vaswani
Do not distinguish between superior and inferior work. What matters is not where you work but how you work.
The nation's non-co-operation is an invitation to the Government to co-operate with it on its own terms, as is every nation's right and every good government's duty.
I'm duty-bound to follow the law and apply to the law to the facts as I find them.
There may come a time in the career of every sociologist when it is his solemn duty to raise hell.
Nobody is bound by any obligation unless it has first been freely accepted.
John Stuart Mill
No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead.
The duties of religion, sincerely and regularly performed, will always be sufficient to exalt the meanest and to exercise the highest understanding.
Then you must decide whether you're going to marry for love or for duty, because the only one who can decide that is you.
Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord.
I know that not only is Swaraj our birthright, but it is our sacred duty to win it.
Duty does not have to be dull. Love can make it beautiful and fill it with life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Meeting the needs of the moment is a necessary endeavour.
Parenting role-play change every ten years from affection to duty to responsibility, and then the cycle must reverse with next generation playing the same in the reverse sequence.
It is a duty we owe to posterity to see that our children shall know the virtues, and rise worthy of their sires.
Not only virtue, but also insight, not only sanctity but also wisdom, are the duties and tasks of mankind.
Death brings with it a duty and devotion that cannot be explained to those who don't know it.
Your fear is, that if you marry Adèle, you will love her. If you have children, you will love them more than anything else in the world, more than patriotism, more than democracy. If your children grow up, and prove traitors to the people, will you be able to demand their deaths, as the Romans did? Perhaps you will, but perhaps you will not be able to do it. You’re afraid that if you love people you may be deflected from your duty, but it’s because of another kind of love, isn’t it, that the duty is laid upon you?
In Kant’s description, ethical duty functions like a foreign traumatic intruder that from the outside disturbs the subject’s homeostatic balance, its unbearable pressure forcing the subject to act “beyond the pleasure principle,” ignoring the pursuit of pleasures. For Lacan, exactly the same description holds for desire, which is why enjoyment is not something that comes naturally to the subject, as a realization of her inner potential, but is the content of a traumatic superego injunction.
One's duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and not accept all the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.
What a fearful object a long-neglected duty gets to be
Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.
You have a right to be treated professionally at work, and it's your supervisor's job to make sure all their employees can perform their duties comfortably and safely.
The scripture talks about man managing, ruling the earth, as the sole duty of man.
There is no God in Buddha’s teachings. There is no religious ritual in Buddha’s teachings. All that there is, is simple “Karma” or “Work” – that is the “Dhamma” or “Duty” or “Religion” he preached.
He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
Sathya Sai Baba
Do your duty and think about God all day from morning to evening. See everything as God.
And we must still try or we would be leaving our friends to fight without us. I think this is what you have meant by duty, all along; I do understand, at least this much of it.
Every duty we omit obscures some truth we should have known.
TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.
Thus we arrive at the problem of the relation of religion to the negation of sexual desire. Sexual debility results in a lowering of self-confidence. In one case it is compensated by the brutalization of sexuality, to maintain sexual repression, in the other by rigid character traits. The compulsion to control one's sexuality, to maintain sexual repression, leads to the development of pathologic, emotionally tinged notions of honor and duty, bravery and self-control. But the pathology and emotionality of these psychic attitudes are strongly at variance with the reality of one's personal behavior. The man who attains genital satisfaction, is honorable, responsible, brave, and controlled, without making much of a fuss about it. These attitudes are an organic part of his personality. The man whose genitals are weakened, whose sexual structure is full of contradictions, must continually remind himself to control his sexuality, to preserve his sexual dignity, to be brave in the face of temptation, etc. The struggle to resist the temptation to masturbate is a struggle that is experienced by every adolescent and every child, without exception. All the elements of the reactionary man's structure are developed in this struggle. It is in the lower middle classes that this structure is reinforced most strongly and embedded most deeply. Every form of mysticism derives it's most active energy and, in part, also it's content from this compulsory suppression of sexuality.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.