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Duties of mankind

Moral conduct, the noblest flowering of culture inasmuch as spiritual development is the supreme end of human existence and the highest expression thereof, it is the duty of man to serve that end with all his strength and resources...

...Since culture is the highest social and historical expression of that spiritual development, it is the duty of man to preserve, practice and foster culture by every means within his power.

And, since moral conduct constitutes the noblest flowering of culture, it is the duty of every man always to hold it in high respect.

  • Source : American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Publication date : 1948
  • Topics : Citizenship , Ethics