When the soul resolves to perform every duty, immediately it is conscious of the presence of God.
If I am faithful to the duties of the present, God will provide for the future.
Duty by habit is to pleasure turned.
The brave man wants no charms to encourage him to duty, and the good man scorns all warnings that would deter him from doing it.
To what gulfs a single deviation from the path of human duties leads!
Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Duties are ours, events are God's. This removes an infinite burden from the shoulders of a miserable, tempted, dying creature. On this consideration only can he securely lay down his head and close his eyes.
No human being, man or woman, can act up to a sublime standard without giving offence.
There is no mean work, save that which is sordidly selfish; no irreligious work, save that which is morally wrong; in every sphere of life the post of honor is the post of duty.
There is not a moment without some duty.
God always has an angel of help for those who are willing to do their duty.
The truth is, one's vocation is never some far-off possibility.—It is always the simple round of duties which the passing hour brings.
Duty performed gives clearness and firmness to faith, and faith thus strengthened through duty becomes the more assured and satisfying to the soul.
Duty performed is a moral tonic; if neglected, the tone and strength of both mind and heart are weakened, and the spiritual health undermined.
The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another.
Can any man or woman choose duties? No more than they can choose their birthplace, or their father and mother.
So nigh is grandeur to our dust, so near is God to man, when duty whispers low, "Thou must," the youth replies, "I can."
"We do not choose our own parts in life, and have nothing to do with selecting those parts. Our simple duty is confined to playing them well."
Be not diverted from your duty by any idle reflections the silly world may make upon you, for their censures are not in your power and should not be at all your concern.
Exactness in little duties is a wonderful source of cheerfulness.
Every hour comes with some little fagot of God's will fastened upon its back.
I believe that we are conforming to the divine order and the will of Providence when we are doing even indifferent things that belong to our condition.
It is wonderful what strength and boldness of purpose and energy will come from the feeling that we are in the way of duty.
Reverence the highest; have patience with the lowest; let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion.
Duty is a power that rises with us in the morning, and goes to rest with us at night. It is co-extensive with the action of our intelligence. It is the shadow that cleaves to us, go where we will.
Duty is carrying on promptly and faithfully the affairs now before you.— It is to fulfill the claims of today.
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
Do the duty that lies nearest to thee.
Practice in life whatever thou prayest for, and God will give it thee more abundantly.
Every duty that is bidden to wait comes back with seven fresh duties at its back.
This is the feeling that gives a man true courage—the feeling that he has a work to do at all costs; the sense of duty.
Duty is the grandest of ideas, because it implies the idea of God, of the soul, of liberty, of responsibility, of immortality.
Do thy duty; that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
Let us never forget that every station in life is necessary; that each deserves our respect; that not the station itself, but the worthy fulfillment of its duties does honor to man.
I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.
Do the truth ye know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, the last duty well done.
It is surprising how practical duty enriches the fancy and the heart, and action clears and deepens the affections.
The path of duty lies in what is near, and men seek for it in what is remote.—The work of duty lies in what is easy, and men seek for it in what is difficult.
Know thyself and do thine own work, says Plato; and each includes the other and covers the whole duty of man.
We are apt to mistake our vocation by looking out of the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and by stepping over the ordinary ones that lie directly in the road before us.
Perish discretion when it interferes with duty.
It is one of the worst of errors to suppose that there is any path of safety except that of duty.
The duty of man is plain and simple, and consists but of two points; his duty to God, which every man must feel; and his duty to his neighbor, to do as he would be done by.
No man's spirits were ever hurt by doing his duty.—On the contrary, one good action, one temptation resisted and overcome, one sacrifice of desire or interest purely for conscience's sake, will prove a cordial for weak and low spirits far beyond what either indulgence, or diversion, or company can do for them.
Let men laugh, if they will, when you sacrifice desire to duty.—You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
Let us do our duty in our shop or our kitchen; in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depended on our bravery, strength, and skill.—When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.
Who escapes a duty, avoids a gain.
By doing our duty, we learn to do it.
Try to put well in practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things which you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
Do right, and God's recompense to you will be the power of doing more right.
Every duty which we omit, obscures some truth which we should have known.
Whether your time calls you to live or die do both like a prince.
There are not good things enough in life, to indemnify us for the neglect of a single duty.
Trumbull, Henry Clay
This span of life was lent for lofty duties, not for selfishness; not to be whiled away in aimless dreams, but to improve ourselves and serve mankind.
The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected, will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.
There is no evil we cannot face or fly from, but the consciousness of duty disregarded.