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.
New occasions teach new duties.
There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it.
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
Who escapes a duty, avoids a gain.
Duty is that mode of action on the part of the individual which constitutes the best possible application of his capacity to the general benefit.
We ought to use the best means we can to be well informed of our duty.
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.