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Duty Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about duty
  1. #1
    If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk. When I yielded, I thought it was to duty; but no duty could be called in aid here. In marrying a man indifferent to me, all risk would have been incurred and all duty violated.
  2. #2
    “My doctrine is this, that if we see
    cruelty or wrong that we have the
    power to stop, and do nothing, we
    make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”
  3. #3
    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.
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Emma
    character
    Mr. Knightley
    concepts
    EffortDuty
  4. #4
    “A noble mind finds its purest joy in the accomplishment of its duty, and to that willingly sacrifices its inclination.”
  5. #5
    “I am asham’d that women are so simple
    To offer war where they should kneel for peace,
    Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,
    When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.
    Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth,
    Unapt to toil and trouble in the world,
    But that our soft conditions and our hearts
    Should well agree with our external parts?”
    author
    Shakespeare
    person
    Wife
    book
    Taming of the Shrew
    character
    Katharina
    concept
    Duty
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