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From the December 1937 issue of The Christian Science Journal

So manifold are the natural, legal, or moral obligations or duties by which individuals seem to be bound, it is only reasonable to believe that Thomas Carlyle stated an obvious fact when he said, "The situation that has not its Duty, its Ideal, was never yet occupied by man. " In whatever form the ideal of duty may be presented, it reveals a more ethical nature than that of mere material activity.