Archive for the ‘Duty’ Category

You can serve a person the world on a silver platter, but until that person understands, embraces, and applies the concepts of work ethic, humility, personal responsibility, and empathy they will never succeed; they will never be happy. Once these attributes are adopted, however, true success is inevitable.

— Mike Hazell (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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Building a Better World

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.

— Marie Curie (1920, by Henri Manuel; Public Domain)

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The Pure Joy of Duty

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

— Pierre Corneille (by Charles Le Brun; Public Domain)

It is like an incredible weight being lifted. We select our destination, map out the journey, and then commit to doing the required work required to move forward. But when the work gets tedious, or we face resistance, or we can’t see the path in front of us, doubt creeps into our minds. Once we accept that we are being guided through the maze of life, however, we can let our troubles go and embrace our duty with a quiet and splendid alacrity. 

—Mike Hazell

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Do your duty as you see it, and damn the consequences.

Patton, George S

—General George S. Patton

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