Monday, October 21, 2013

Begin at Once

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.  ~ Joseph Addison

But what is your duty? What the day demands.  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.  ~ Goethe

Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)  ~ Cicero

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles, and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.  ~ Humphrey Davy  

Quotes about duty