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Responsiblity Central

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.
Bill Maher, commedian and commentator, 1995
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
--Henry Brooks Adams
Responsibility educates.
--Wendell Phillips
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
--Henry Ford II
No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
--Gerald W. Johnson
The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
--George Eliot
America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact --the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
--Adlai Stevenson
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
-- Ronald Reagan, Saturday Evening Post, 1965
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
--Tom Robbins
"We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood   until we move from the passive voice to the active voice--that is, until we stop saying 'It got lost,' and say 'I lost it.'"
--Sydney J. Harris
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
--Alice Walker, Temple of my Familiar, 1989
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
--George Bernard Shaw
Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
Elbert Hubbard
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
--Publilius Syrus
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
For of those to whom much is given, much is required.
John F. Kennedy
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1864)
After ecstasy, the laundry.
ZEN Proverb
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey
Character—the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life—is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
Edith Hamilton
We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company.
Lily Tomlin’s Ernestine

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