Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one’s conscience, the awareness of a duty, not exacted by compulsion…

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Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one’s conscience, the awareness of a duty, not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one’s own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.

– F. A. Hayek