When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
—George Bernard Shaw
The grass is always greener once you don't have to mow a lawn anymore.
—Randy K. Milholland
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.
Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.
—C. S. Lewis, after the death of his wife
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
For a relationship to stay alive, love alone is not enough. Without imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, boredom. Relationships fail not because we have stopped loving but because we first stopped imagining.
We only know of one duty, and that is to love.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.
I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty...This is my highest and best use as a human.
The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.