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The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands.
We are accountable only to ourselves for what happens to us in our lives.
When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone.
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is to be prepared.
The only way to get rid of responsibilities is to discharge them.
One must care about a world one will not see.
I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant.
We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
I don't remember, I didn't do it. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing... they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.
It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self.
Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
From my tribe I take nothing I am the maker of my own fortune.
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
A man carries his success or his failure with him, it does not depend on outside conditions.
Life's heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry.
No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.
Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.
A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.
The most important wings on an airplane are on the pilot
Responsibility is the ability to give a response, that is, an answer for what I have or have not done. Essentially, responsibility means maturity.
Living things take priority over non-living things.

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