“Duty, always duty! I’m sick of the word! There’s always a bunch of old fogeys in flannel vests, pious pigs with footwarmers and rosaries, constantly yelling ‘Duty! Duty!’ in our ears. Well, here’s what duty really means: our duty is to feel what’s great and cherish what’s beautiful – not accept the conventions of society and the ignominy it forces on us!”

– Rodolphe to Emma (Madame Bovary)

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