Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.
Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do if he chooses, and that is his duty; not by manoeuvring and finessing, but by vigour and resolution. - Mr. Knightley
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty To God and my country
These thoughts are depressing I know. They are depressing, I wish I was more cheerful, it is more pleasant, Also it is a duty, we should smile as well as submitting To the purpose of One Above who is experimenting With various mixtures of human character which goes best, All is interesting for him it is exciting, but not for us. There I go again. Smile, smile, and get some work to do Then you will be practically unconscious without positively having to go.
So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, 'Thou must,' The youth whispers, 'I can.
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright
I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain.
Do not forget duty. But choose love when you can.
But it is a writer's duty to write and speak and record the truth, always the truth, no matter whom may be offended.
We are meant to be.” He pressed his lips to mine again; against myself, against my worry, I once again succumbed to the power of his kiss. “I know that now. Our love is stronger than magic, stronger than the laws of all Feyland. It will survive this...whatever the future brings.” - Prince Kian, Silver Frost.
...so Leola thought that a modest romance with a hero in embryo could do no harm - might even be a patriotic duty.
The poet must be more useful than any other member if his tribe.
His face set in grim determination, Richard slogged ahead, his fingers reaching up to touch the tooth under his shirt. Loneliness, deeper than he had never known, sagged his shoulders. All his friends were lost to him. He knew now that his life was not his own. It belonged to his duty, to his task. He was the Seeker. Nothing more. Nothing less. Not his own man, but a pawn to be used by others. A tool, same as his sword, to help others, that they might have the life he had only glimpsed for a twinkling. He was no different from the dark things in the boundary. A bringer of death.