Monday, May 02, 2005

Responsibility Quotes

  ~William McFee, Casuals of the Sea, 1916 The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.  ~Joan Didion Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.  ~Ivern Ball 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 Borsi We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty.  It is the other side of rights.  ~Pearl Buck 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 With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation.  ~Edison Haines I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.  ~John D. Rockefeller Jr. We have the Bill of Rights.  What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.  ~Bill Maher Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?  A terrible thing:  no one to blame.  ~Erica Jong 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 sp

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