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"Die never for a god, Nikodemos who should know better -- not your soldiers' god, nor any other." Janet Morris

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"Volunteer for what?" Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Wanting neither too much to live, nor too much to die." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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“Niko, you’re halfway to where... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
“Niko, you’re halfway to where you need to go. It’s the most dangerous time. And all the gods and forces have a stake in you, Hero. Or do you want to be just a memory, a cult somewhere, with people sacrificing horses to your name?” Janet Morris

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"Fury from the heavens; fury at the gods – inseparable." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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No eulogy is due to him who si... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more. Augustine of Hippo

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Duty. That which sternly impel... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Duty. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire. Ambrose Bierce

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He who is false to present dut... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About 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. Henry Ward Beecher

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"To the death with honor, shoulder to shoulder, and no one gets closer to a Stepson than his partner." Janet Morris

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"You know you're fated. Nothing matters as much as the fate of the city. As you said, you've lived on the sword's point all your life...." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"If the gods sent you to fight here, then the gods are fools." Janet Morris

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"The gods want to bring a better day, and you are their messengers. Trust not in all you see. Trust only in your hearts. And in us, who love you both." Janet Morris

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“We fouled up. I did. He got... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
“We fouled up. I did. He got hurt. Badly, maybe. And the god…is not helping him today.” Janet Morris

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Time to unite the Sacred Bands... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Time to unite the Sacred Bands, Thebans and his people: one unit, one heart, one swing through life. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Your honor blinds you, Tempus, to what’s right and wrong these days." Janet Morris

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Love can do much, but duty mor... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Love can do much, but duty more. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Do your duty and leave the res... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven. Pierre Corneille

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The reward of one's duty is th... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill another. George Eliot

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Do the duty which lies nearest... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer. Thomas Carlyle

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Our duty, as men and women, is... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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When one has come to accept a ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty. Charles Cooley

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How can we know ourselves? Nev... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Do that which is assigned to y... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Duty cannot exist without fait... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Duty cannot exist without faith. Benjamin Disraeli

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"You're not one to take lightly, to love of for an evening and leave of a dawn." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Possession without obligation ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity. George Meredith

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Sometimes a man does what he'd... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Sometimes a man does what he'd most like to avoid. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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I sighed as a lover, I obeyed ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son. Edward Gibbon

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The first requisite of a good ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight. Theodore Roosevelt

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There must be a corps that wil... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
There must be a corps that will battle for righteousness, for there are endless battalions who serve unrighteousness. Janet Morris

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The rule of joy and the law of... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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There is no duty we so much un... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy. Robert Louis Stevenson

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It is easier to do one's duty ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish. Thomas Szasz

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For many years I was a self-ap... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
For many years I was a self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and did my duty faithfully, though I never received payment for it. Henry David Thoreau

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The sense of obligation to con... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty. Abraham Lincoln

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Do something every day that yo... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain

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Consult duty not events. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Consult duty not events. Walter Savage Landor

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The first duty of life is to b... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered. Oscar Wilde

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But in his duty prompt at ever... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. Oliver Goldsmith

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It is not enough for us to pro... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
It is not enough for us to prostrate ourselves under the tree which is Creation, and to contemplate its tremendous branches filled with stars. We have a duty to perform, to work upon the human soul, to defend the mystery against the miracle, to worship the incomprehensible while rejecting the absurd; to accept, in the inexplicable, only what is necessary; to dispel the superstitions that surround religion --to rid God of His Maggots. Victor Hugo

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Activate yourself to duty by r... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be. Thomas à Kempis

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Every right implies a responsi... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. John D. Rockefeller

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Duties are not performed for d... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty --the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself. Mark Twain

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Duty is the sublimest word in ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less. Robert E. Lee

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Rank imposes obligation. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Rank imposes obligation.

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Let others laugh when you sacr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in. Theodore Parker

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Let us do our duty, in our sho... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Let us do our duty, in our shop in 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 depends 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. Theodore Parker

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The most beautiful things in t... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.

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A sense of duty is useful in w... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation. Bertrand Russell

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Without duty, life is sort of ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quotes About Duty
Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together. Joseph Joubert