You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
What a pleasure life would be to live if everybody would try to do only half of what he expects others to do.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
Knowledge of our duties is the most essential part of the philosophy of life. If you escape duty you avoid action. The world demands results.
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations.
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking; always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you’ll know right away what you amount to. And what is your duty? Whatever the day calls for.
It is worthy of special remark that when we are not too anxious about happiness and unhappiness, but devote ourselves to the strict and unsparing performance of duty, then happiness comes of itself.
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Duty is the sublimest word in the language; you can never do more than your duty; you shall never wish to do less.