Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow. ~Henry S. HaskinsCUL
We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities. ~Bill Maher
Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911LCD
The ultimate folly is to think that something crucial to your welfare is being taken care of for you. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Why do children want to grow up? Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity. But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do? Not much: they can "do" drugs, "have" sex, "make" babies, and "get" money (from their parents, crime, or the State). For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty. Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents? ~Thomas Szasz
For me the diamond dawns are set
In rings of beauty,
And all my ways are dewy wet
With pleasant duty.
~John Townsend Trowbridge
Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. ~Colin Powell
When there is hell to pay, it is usually cheaper to pay it than to finance an endless purgatory. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Never point a finger where you never lent a hand. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility. ~Gerald W. JohnsonCUL
The commands of democracy are as imperative as its privileges and opportunities are wide and generous. Its compulsion is upon us. ~Woodrow WilsonQSO
Whether or not you have children yourself, you are a parent to the next generation. If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property and think of them as the next generation, then we can realize we all have a role to play. ~Charlotte Davis Kasl, Finding Joy, 1994ch71 FW
If you mess up, ‘fess up. ~Author Unknown
God has entrusted me with myself. ~Epictetus
The thorns which I have reap’d are of the tree
I planted; they have torn me, and I bleed.
I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s PilgrimageBMC
ou are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it. ~Ken Keyes, Jr.
We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes – mismatches between old expectations and current realities. ~Anne C. Weisberg, Everything a Working Mother Needs to Know, 1994ch3 FW
"I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something must be done." ~Author Unknown
It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action. ~Stanley Milgram
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. ~Albert Ellis
When others, a man begins to blame
He’ll soon find himself alone,
The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility. ~Giosué BorsiCUL
The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ~Joan Didion