„A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity.“

Argument on the murder of Captain White (1830)
Kontext: A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us.

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„Science is a way to pursue one's sense of inquiry at the expense of the State.“

—  Lev Artsimovich Soviet physicist 1909 - 1973

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„Facing the immense complexity of modern social and industrial conditions, there is need to use freely and unhesitatingly the collective power of all of us; and yet no exercise of collective power will ever avail if the average individual does not keep his or her sense of personal duty, initiative, and responsibility.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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Kontext: Facing the immense complexity of modern social and industrial conditions, there is need to use freely and unhesitatingly the collective power of all of us; and yet no exercise of collective power will ever avail if the average individual does not keep his or her sense of personal duty, initiative, and responsibility. There is need to develop all the virtues that have the state for their sphere of action; but these virtues are as dust in a windy street unless back of them lie the strong and tender virtues of a family life based on the love of the one man for the one woman and on their joyous and fearless acceptance of their common obligation to the children that are theirs. There must be the keenest sense of duty, and with it must go the joy of living; there must be shame at the thought of shirking the hard work of the world, and at the same time delight in the many-sided beauty of life.

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„Not from fear but from a sense of duty refrain from your sins.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory

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„A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity, that ever were written.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Letter to Robert Skipwith (3 August 1771) http://oll.libertyfund.org/Texts/Jefferson0136/Works/0054-02_Bk.html#hd_lf054.2.head.010 ; also in The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (19 Vols., 1905) edited by Andrew A. Lipscomb and Albert Ellery Bergh, Vol. 4, p. 239 http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC61981280&id=YjaXnbNMaccC&pg=RA6-PA239&lpg=RA6-PA239&dq=Bergh+%22volumes+of+ethics,+and+divinity%22
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—  Pramod Muthalik Indian politician 1963

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„Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religious search for God.“

—  Gerhard Richter German visual artist, born 1932 1932

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„The time will and must come, when honesty will receive its reward, and when the people of this nation will be brought to a sense of their duty, and will pause and reflect how much it cost us to redeem ourselves from the government of one man.“

—  Davy Crockett American politician 1786 - 1836

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—  Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986

As quoted in The Book of Positive Quotations (2007) by John Cook, Steve Deger and Leslie Ann Gibson, p. 525
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„Yes, in the sense that the negative is like the composer’s score. Then, using that musical analogy, the print is the performance.“

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„I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

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„Money is like a sixth sense - and you can't make use of the other five without it.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965

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