The first duty of a government is to maintain law and order so that the life, property, and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State.
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
As a chef, I feel that it is my duty to make the most of what the earth gives us.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
As young West Point cadets, our motto was 'duty, honor, country'. But it was in the field, from the rice paddies of Southeast Asia to the sands of the Middle East, that I learned that motto's fullest meaning. There I saw gallant young Americans of every race, creed and background fight, and sometimes die, for 'duty, honor, and their country'.
I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.
The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Thrones, dominations, principalities know now with a terrible certainty that mere force of arms has no power which compares with that living word of the crucified Nazarene, that bears with it Eternal Life, and directs the duty of a world of men whom he can lead, but who bend no knee to power.
Duty — quotes and aphorisms
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.
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.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
Our foremost priority is the removal of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, disease and illiteracy. All social welfare programmes must be implemented efficiently. Agencies involved in the delivery of services should have a strong sense of duty and work in a transparent, corruption-free, time-bound and accountable manner.
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.