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.
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.
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.
I declare my belief that it is not your duty to do anything that is not to your own interest. Whenever it is unquestionably your duty to do a thing, then it will benefit you to perform that duty.
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.