“It is curious that the word “duty” can prompt one to think of an external relation, since the very…”

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“It is curious that the word “duty” can prompt one to think of an external relation, since the very derivation of the word suggests an internal one; for that which is incumbent upon me, not as this individual with accidental characteristics but in accordance with my true being, certainly has the most intimate relation with myself.”

Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

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