To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know.
These same experiences make of the sequence of life cycles a generational cycle, irrevocably binding each generation to those that gave it life and to those for whose life it is responsible. Thus, reconciling lifelong generativity and stagnation involves
I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands.
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.
I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do.
There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do.
No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far reaching consequence of submission to authority.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this Deny your responsibility.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
If you don't accept responsibility for your own actions, then you are forever chained to a position of defense.
You have given me a great responsibility to stay close to you, to be worthy of you and to exemplify what you are.
Forming characters Whose Our own or others Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self respect springs.
The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?
To mature means to take responsibility for your life, to be on your own. Psychoanalysis fosters the infantile state by considering that the past is responsible for the illness.
There were many ways of not burdening one's conscience, of shunning responsibility, looking away, keeping mum. When the unspeakable truth of the Holocaust then became known at the end of the war, all too many of us claimed that they had not known anything about it or even suspected anything.
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.