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I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty. Some of the cops were even friends of ours. But a cop can go both ways.
Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.
I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.
I was a wife and mother, blameless in moral life, with a deep sense of duty and a proud self-respect; it was while I was this that doubt struck me, and while I was in the guarded circle of the home, with no dream of outside work or outside liberty, that I lost all faith in Christianity.
Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing.
In the world of literature, I see prizes as more of a duty to the craft itself, rather than as something for the individual.
Let's just say that I think any person who aspires, presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has a built-in sense of duty.
The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
William R. Alger
If you want to understand Jesus, you have to study the whole Bible. Christian duty is not defined solely by the words in red.
My experience is that prose usually equals duty - last minute, overdue-deadline stuff or a panic lecture to be written.
He who has mingled in the fray of duty that the brave endure, must have made foes. If you have none, small is the work that you have done.
Writers and intellectuals have a duty to humanity. It is to insist that the human entity remains the primary asset in overall development; thus, it must be safeguarded.
If I give five flops, I won't get a job. You have to perform at the box office when you are at the top. No one is running a charity here. People are putting huge amounts of money to make movies, and they want the films to be successful. They have invested money in you, so it is your duty to make sure the film does well.
Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
Looking back, it puzzles me that my parents decided to stay in Shanghai when they must have known that war was imminent. But the cotton works were my father's responsibility, and duty then counted for something.
J. G. Ballard
National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties.
Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
John James Audubon
There's no rest when you're on planetary duty.
It is long overdue for parents to realize they have the right and duty to protect our children against the intolerant evolutionists.
One must remember that the Jews have one, tiny country, the only place they have the right and capability to defend themselves by themselves. And it is our duty and my responsibility to see that we will never compromise about that.
There is nothing better than work. Work is also play; children know that. Children play earnestly as if it were work. But people grow up, and they work with a sorrow upon them. It's duty.
And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.
Lots of people have gone from public housing to do great things in the world and have a tremendous sense of duty to their fellow man because of it.
I went on inactive duty in August 1945, and since I had stayed in such good shape and had played ball on military teams, I was ready to start for the Indians just two days later, against the Tigers.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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