Duties Quotes

Duties Quotes by Charles Dance, Langston Hughes, Eric Liu, Eric Holder, Laurence Sterne, Johnny Weir and many others.

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Runners are the lowest of the low in film units. They’re paid very, very minimal wages – probably below the national average. And runners are now being asked to drive actors about, as well as their runner duties. It’s kind of the same as taking advantage of nurses – it’s appalling.
Charles Dance
To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering ‘I want to be white,’ hidden in the aspirations of his people, to ‘Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro – and beautiful!’
Langston Hughes
In the end, a new Americanization movement can’t just be about listing our privileges and immunities, which we catalog in our laws. It also has to be about reinforcing our duties, which we convey in our habits.
Eric Liu
As the brother of a retired law enforcement officer, I know firsthand that our men and women in uniform perform their duties in the face of tremendous threats and significant personal risk. They put their lives on the line every day, and they often have to make split-second decisions.
Eric Holder
Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
Laurence Sterne
I’m going to be a happy housewife. I’m going to be washing boxers and cooking and doing all those sorts of housewife duties. I just want to be happy and proud of every single day.
Johnny Weir
A society – any society – is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on.
Robert Reich
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
Alfred North Whitehead
I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation.
Joe Lieberman
The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their President. They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties demanded of the office, and they deserve to have full transparency on the mental state of their highest elected leader.
Ronny Jackson
My duties are wider than those of the Pope. The Pope is only concerned with the spiritual welfare of his flock.
Aga Khan IV
From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents have invoked God’s name in the performance of their official duties.
Linda Chavez
When children are conceived, both parties have duties and obligations toward all involved.
Mollie Hemingway
Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.
Linus Pauling
Every dollar of tax imposed on our exchanges in the shape of duties impairs, to that extent, our capacity to meet the severe competition to which we are exposed; and nothing but a system of high protective duties, long continued, can prevent us from meeting it successfully. It is that which we have to fear.
John C. Calhoun
Our elected officials must understand that we, the American people, expect them to perform the duties of their office, even when that means working with other elected officials from different parties.
Reid Hoffman
The duties of the ruler are like those of the helmsman of a great ship. From his lofty position, he makes slight movements with his hands, and the ship, of itself, follows his desires and moves. This is the way whereby the one may control the ten thousand and by quiescence may regulate activity.
Han Fei
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
Thomas Huxley
It is better for the Arab countries themselves to interfere out of their national, humanitarian, political and military duties and to do what is necessary to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Over 5,000 years, states have made surprisingly consistent claims about their duties. They have promised to protect people from threats; promote their welfare; deliver justice and also, perhaps less obviously, uphold truth – originally truths about the cosmos, and more recently truths drawn from reason and knowledge.
Geoff Mulgan
I feel happy that twenty-five years of vicissitudes in my fortune, and firmness in my principles, warrant me in repeating here that if, to recover her rights, it is sufficient for a nation to resolve to do so, she can preserve them only by rigid fidelity to her civil and moral duties.
Marquis de Lafayette
By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think I have earned punishment just as little as the tens of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties.
Wilhelm Frick
People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
Indira Gandhi
If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning.
Simon Cowell
No matter how commonplace or dull your first job’s duties seem, chances are you can find something to do that others don’t want to and make it your own.
Ryan Holiday
The great Comrade Kim Jong Il provided energetic guidance to defend and honour Comrade Kim Il Sung’s idea of and exploits in socialist rural construction and make UAWK organizations creditably perform their duties as organizations for ideological education.
Kim Jong-un
Irrespective of the tasks given to me, I have done my best to discharge my duties.
Rajnath Singh
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
William Osler
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
Sydney Smith
A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.
Charles Babbage
The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.
Dorothea Dix
The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
Felix Adler
I’m a conservative because I believe we’re here on this earth to do a little more than crawl through life, comfortable in the cradle of government excess and oblivious to the duties required to keep this republic standing.
Allen West
Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
Mary Wortley Montagu
The top coaches want wide strikers who cut inside. They want playmaking midfielders who can play between the lines as well as perform their defensive duties.
Jamie Carragher
Women were freed from positive duties when they could not perform them, but not when they could.
Henrietta Szold
The First Amendment to the Constitution reflects that concept recognized in the Ten Commandments, that the duties we owe to God and the manner of discharging those duties are outside the purview of government.
Roy Moore
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Your life may change, but your dream doesn’t have to. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it.
Tom Clancy
Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed. It will be their employment for ever.
Albert Barnes
I read upon the subject and grew more and more interested, and after a time I became a member of the National Board, and had duties and responsibilities that kept me busy after my day’s work was done.
Rose Schneiderman
There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man’s duties in order to be equal in rights.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
If you are playing on the left of a four-man midfield, there are a lot more defensive duties to do, so you can’t find the times to keep attacking. But if you’re on the left of a 4-3-3, I find that position really good as well.
Danny Welbeck
Maybe clothes are a form of creative expression for me. An outlet. Because I don’t get to express myself creatively through my official duties.
Queen Rania of Jordan
The citizens must be certain that the governor is attending to the duties for which he was elected.
Bob McDonnell
That’s a really strange, unique position to be in – royalty is where you have no choice over what your duties are.
Richard Madden
Nations, like individuals in a state of nature, are equal and independent, possessing certain rights and owing certain duties to each other.
Millard Fillmore
Bush’s war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties.
George Soros
And I had to take care of a little dog too named Suzy. It was the promoter’s wife’s – Judy Lynn’s – it was her dog. And one of my duties going on the tour was to take care of it.
Mel Tillis
‘Lord of the Rings’ was about saving the world, big time, big duties.
Ian Mckellen
The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
Denis Diderot
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
Marlene Dietrich
My husband gave up all his work to stay at home with the kids, and we split all the duties at home. I do all the boring stuff – like pay the bills, and he does all the exercising for both of us, which I’m very grateful for… I thank him for it regularly.
Erika Slezak
Big or small, I perform all my duties with utmost sincerity; that’s the only way I can pay back to the filmmakers who trust me.
Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors. A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties.
John Cameron
We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance.
Arthur Capper
I feel incompetent to perform duties… which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
Andrew Johnson
A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
Harriet Martineau
TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.
Charles Inglis
I must be informed, that one of my great duties was, to obey the priests in all things; and this I soon learnt, to my utter astonishment and horror, was to live in the practice of criminal intercourse with them.
Maria Monk
I call upon governments to start supporting companies to use more sustainable materials in their products instead of continuing with antiquated incentives, such as import duties on synthetic materials that are in principle much higher compared with those placed on leather goods regardless of the environmental footprint.
Jochen Zeitz
It’s now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay.
Jay Alan Sekulow
In addition to protecting the rights of every citizen of our country, our Constitution makes the citizens of the country mindful of their duties.
Ram Nath Kovind
The army should go back to their assigned duties, and police should take the responsibility of fighting the cartels.
Vicente Fox
The course that will restore to the workmen a father’s duties and responsibilities, between which and themselves the state has now stepped, is for them to reject all forced contributions from others, and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations.
Auberon Herbert
Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.
John Rawls
When words I uttered, believing them to be true, were exposed as false, I was constrained by my duties and loyalty to the President and unable to comment. But I promised reporters and the public that I would someday tell the whole story of what I knew.
Scott McClellan
Like every American, I will never forget where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a member of Congress from Indiana, that day my duties took me to Capitol Hill and to sights and sounds I will never forget.
Mike Pence
I will perform my duties as a cultural ambassador representing the film industry with the best of ability.
Vivek Agnihotri
A man should have duties outside of himself; without them, he is a mere balloon, inflated with thin egotism and drifting nowhere.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority, the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities, whoever they might be.
Abba Eban
One of the pleasant duties of America’s most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country.
Nick Clooney
The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.
Georges Bernanos
I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.
Princess Diana
One of our big duties as a player is not to dwell on the past and stay in the now because that’s the only way you’re going to continue to move forward and be successful.
Matt Cassel
It is out of the question that the task of socialist women’s activity should be to alienate proletarian women from duties as wives and mothers; on the contrary, it must operate so this task is fulfilled better than before, precisely in the interests of the proletariat.
Clara Zetkin
About six months after I moved to New York City, I was literally down to my last twenty dollars when a friend of mine from college got me a job at an Upper East side gym. I ran the cafe, and I was the janitor. It was an unfortunate combination of duties, to say the least.
Donna Lynne Champlin
I look upon another’s insistence on the merits of his or her life – duties, intellect, accomplishment – and see that most of it is nonsense.
Harold Brodkey
Americans should expect far more from a president than merely that he not be provably a criminal. They should expect a president to comport himself in accordance with the high duties of his office.
George T. Conway III
I speak for all Malaysians in expressing my admiration for the Queen and the grace, poise and selflessness with which she has carried out her duties during her long reign. She represents the very best of British traits: dignity, resilience and hard work.
Najib Razak
It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet.
America Ferrera
We have moral duties to the dispossessed – and should be taking our fair share of Syrian refugees, particularly parentless children.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced?
George Whitefield
My husband and I have, in some ways, a non-traditional relationship – especially when it comes to domestic duties. He does most of the cooking, dishes, and laundry, while I do most of the yard work. I love to mow the lawn! And I take great satisfaction in planting and pruning.
Therese Fowler
Minimum sales prices for alcohol are a startlingly bad idea. As with excise duties, the effects are regressive.
Nigel Farage
The appointing power vested in the president imposes delicate and onerous duties. So far as it is possible to be informed, I shall make honesty, capacity, and fidelity indispensable prerequisites to the disposal of office, and the absence of either of these qualities shall be deemed sufficient cause for removal.
Zachary Taylor
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
Doug Larson
In terms of my military duties, I filed for a delay in my enlistment.
Seo In-guk
I don’t feel I’m at liberty to speak about the actions of any one CEO. That’s not fair; given CEOs have duties to their shareholders.
Kenneth C. Griffin
We’re all lonely, but I’d rather be lonely by myself than with a long list of duties and obligations. I think that’s why people kill themselves, really.
Saints are ordinary people who love Jesus, try to be like him, are faithful to the duties of their state in life, sacrifice themselves for their neighbor, and keep their hearts and minds free of this world.
Mother Angelica
The situation is as follows: my husband is a second son. That means he doesn’t get the income to be a member of the Royal Family, carrying out royal duties. He, we, do as much, if not more, than some of the cousins, but he doesn’t get a penny for expenses or income for doing that.
Princess Michael of Kent
We in Britain do not have the same capabilities as the United States, but we are members of the United Nations Security Council. And we take our obligations and duties deriving from that very seriously.
Michael Portillo
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties.
Arthur Schopenhauer
There’s nothing wrong with having a bit of fun as long as I continue to do my duties as General Manager.
William Regal
‘Who Fears Death’ addresses the push and pull in African culture that powerful women face when their culture has certain duties and beliefs that can stifle them.
Nnedi Okorafor
There are schoolteachers around the country that work second jobs after their teaching duties are done: one woman in North Dakota I spoke to was heading off to clean houses after the final bell in order to pay her rent.
Alissa Quart
The All-Wise Maker attaches hundreds of instances of wisdom to each of the beings in the palace of the universe and equips them to perform hundreds of duties. To all trees He bestows instances of wisdom to the number of its fruits and gives duties to the number of its flowers.
Said Nursi
I feel that Babymetal, it’s one of my duties to pass down to future generations just how amazing metal music is, and hopefully they can put their own spin on what metal music is to them.
Moa Kikuchi
Voting on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court is one of the most important duties of a U.S. Senator.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
We judge athletes as if we all don’t have trouble performing our various duties from time to time.
David Shields
Our communities will become more – not less – dangerous when local police officers are pulled from their duties to arrest otherwise law-abiding maids, busboys, and day laborers for immigration violations.
Kevin de Leon
Our country will be stabilized, with all key establishments in society working in unity with full awareness among Thais of their duties and responsibilities.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
I always concentrated on doing the very best that I could in the job and the duties that I was assigned.
Hugh Shelton
Women politicians take their job seriously and accomplish their duties diligently and sensitively. Only they can understand the problems of women and act as a sounding board for their concerns.
Preneet Kaur
County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties.
Arthur Capper
Please, please, stop referring to yourselves as ‘consumers.’ OK? Consumers are different than citizens. Consumers do not have obligations, responsibilities and duties to their fellow human beings.
James Howard Kunstler
We have, all of us, our duties. Every action of our lives, and every word that we utter, will either conduce to or detract from the discharge of our duty.
William Godwin
Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Immanuel Kant
I have been committed to carrying out my duties… in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
Samuel Alito
I was a public affairs officer. I worked with the media, but I didn’t just stay at my desk. I assisted in military duties, travelled around Anbar province, hung out with a wide variety of Marines.
Phil Klay
When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
Marquis de Lafayette
To be able to take the next generation, my daughters and my granddaughters, to better understand and respect the people in the Outback and experience the wonders of our country, would definitely be one of my favourite duties.
Gina Rinehart
Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Since universities are funded in large parts by grants that depend on costly research, they have every incentive to free professors from their teaching duties as much as possible – as do the professors themselves, who tend to be recruited and promoted primarily based on research output.
Bret Weinstein
All players have equal duties and merits and share the reward and sometimes the blame.
Roberto Baggio
In high school, despite my involvement on four different sports teams, I threw my duties of being a jock out the window and spent my spare time in wrestling training or on the PS2.
Kenny Omega
In my own situation, I cannot show anything… And I believe that everybody now understands that, president or not president, one is entitled to have a private life. But of course when one is president, this creates duties and obligations.
Francois Hollande
When I served on active duty in the United States Air Force, one of my duties was to teach the Law of War.
Ted Lieu
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
Humphry Davy
Lawyers have their duties as citizens, but they also have special duties as lawyers. Their obligations go far deeper than earning a living as specialists in corporation or tax law. They have a continuing responsibility to uphold the fundamental principles of justice from which the law cannot depart.
Robert Kennedy
And after I started working for the Bureau, most of my translation duties included translations of documents and investigations that actually started way before 9/11.
Sibel Edmonds
It’s an added layer of duties and responsibilities, but it takes away from a lot of the arbitrary pressures that I’ve felt before. I just enjoy every moment more, and that’s the beauty of being a mom.
I’m not a princess. My mother is, not I. I am the niece of a head of state. And with this status, I have some representational duties – nothing very constraining or very exceptional.
Charlotte Casiraghi
The forefathers, including James Madison, felt very strongly that the duties that we owe to God were outside of government’s prerogative, that government had no business interfering with the way we worship God.
Roy Moore
We have big, big problems – flooding, earthquake, and many foolish things which now people are doing – I mean, these self-made catastrophes. We are able to give to every man on the street the possibilities to help himself. And to fight for this was one of my duties.
Frei Otto
If you have a harmonious society where people within the family are living in harmony… knowing what their responsibilities and duties are, and knowing how to resolve their issues and their conflicts without violence, then violence against women will be reduced, and women will feel they have a voice.
Rula Ghani
We Jews who willingly and happily confirm our covenantal status and its attendant rights and duties must take the question of mission seriously: either to accept it or reject it knowingly and with conviction.
David Novak
If the agency of the mother in forming the character of her children is, in truth, so considerable, as I think it – if she does so much toward making her son what she would wish him to be – how essential is it that she should be fitted for the beneficial performance of these important duties.
John Marshall
Shortly after assuming his duties at the White House, Trump hit a home-run by selecting conservative Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Mike Braun
Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others.
Elihu Root
It is of the utmost importance that our service members are adequately compensated for their duties, and that we offer them a quality of life that will enable them to continue to serve and to live comfortably.
Carl Levin
One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second.
Robert Baden-Powell
Art is the means by which we communicate what it feels like to be alive – in the past, that was mixed up with other illustrative duties, but that was still its central function that has been liberated in the art called modern.
Antony Gormley
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
Charlotte Bronte
I pray that wherever we are and whatever duties we have in the priesthood of God, we will be united in the cause to bring the gospel to all the world.
Henry B. Eyring
I have a reputation for drinking a lot. Indeed, I drink quite much. However, I give it up when I wish to do so. I never, ever drink while on duty. The drinking is only for my pleasure. I do not remember neglecting my duties because of drinking even once.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
In becoming a citizen, one undertakes certain duties and responsibilities. One of the more intangible of those duties and responsibilities is no matter what one’s birth and background, to accept the historical past of the new country as one’s own.
J. M. Coetzee
If a Pope clearly realizes that he is no longer physically, psychologically, and spiritually capable of handling the duties of his office, then he has a right and, under some circumstances, also an obligation to resign.
Pope Benedict XVI
Every increase of protective duties is necessarily followed, in the present condition of our country, by an expansion of the currency, which must continue to increase till the increased price of production, caused by the expansion, shall be equal to the duty imposed, when a new tariff will be required.
John C. Calhoun
The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
Robert Peel
On top of the insult of destroying the geographic places we call home, the chain stores also destroyed people’s place in the order of daily life, including the duties, responsibilities, obligations, and ceremonies that prompt citizens to care for each other.
James Howard Kunstler
Every senior player has to play a part and help the skipper by performing their duties on the field and secondly by performing their duties off the field.
Brian Lara
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
William Ellery Channing
No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.
James K. Polk