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1. “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

2. “Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul.”

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Source : Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

3. “If not us, then who?If not now, then when?”

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Author : John E. Lewis

4. “Human rights' are a fine thing, but how can we make ourselves sure that our rights do not expand at the expense of the rights of others. A society with unlimited rights is incapable of standing to adversity. If we do not wish to be ruled by a coercive authority, then each of us must rein himself in...A stable society is achieved not by balancing opposing forces but by conscious self-limitation: by the principle that we are always duty-bound to defer to the sense of moral justice.”

Tags : Freedom Human Rights Limitations Personal Autonomy Personal Responsibility
Source : Rebuilding Russia: Reflections and Tentative Proposals

5. “Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”

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6. “When national ideals are confined to insignificant issues reflective primarily of a personal choice, there lies a problem of distorted priorities.”

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7. “The attempt to interpret human behavior in terms of models derived from the natural sciences eventually destroys personal responsibility.”

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Source : Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture

8. “If you own this story you get to write the ending.”

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Author : Brené Brown

9. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

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Author : Anne Frank

10. “The only manner to blunt in a wholesome and righteous manner the emotional trauma of living under a death sentence is by making every day count, living passionately, and dedicating the journey stumbling through time to accomplishing a master life plan. We can assist each other find meaning in life and undertake a path that make every person’s life a worthy endeavor, but each person bears the personal responsibility for living their life, establishing who they are, and behaving in a manner that provides credence to their self-imposed ideology. If a person persists in shifting personal responsibility for their way of life onto someone else, they he or she fails to discover the meaning of his own existence.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

11. “Accomplishment of your dreams requires personal sacrifice and hardworking.May the you have a determined spirit, will power and a great passion for the accomplishment of your dreams.”

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12. “What you learn is your personal treasure. No one can take it away from you.”

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13. “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”

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14. “There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.”

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Author : J.K. Rowling

15. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

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16. “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”

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Author : Confucius

17. “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

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18. “I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”

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19. “...the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.""...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

20. “We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

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Author : Ronald Reagan

21. “Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you.”

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Source : One Day

22. “Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.”

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23. “The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.”

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Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

24. “This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don't wait.”

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25. “The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.”

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Author : Lorii Myers

26. “The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

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Author : Anne Frank

27. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.”

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28. “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”

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29. “There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.”

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Author : John Miller
Source : QBQ: The Question Behind The Question

30. “Unless today is well lived, tomorrow is not important.”

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Author : Alan Sakowitz
Source : Miles Away... Worlds Apart

31. “... no one can ever save someone else, you know? We can only save ourselves. You know that, don't you?”

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Author : Carrie Jones
Source : Need

32. “I was only following orders," the Mayor mocks. "The refuge of scoundrels since the dawn of time.”

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Author : Patrick Ness

33. “Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies.”

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Source : The Working Mom Manifesto

34. “As someone very sagely said during the parricide trials of the Menendez Brothers: anytime your kids kill you, you are at least partly to blame.”

Tags : Parenting Personal Responsibility
Source : Prozac Nation

35. “If a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is to own up to it.' Of course I was talking about Levi owning up to his mistakes. But as I finish this book, I realize it applies equally to myself, and to all of us as we try but fail to live up to the standards we know are right. Our inability and unwillingness to keep the standards don't make the standards any less valuable and good.”

Tags : Personal Responsibility
Author : Bristol Palin
Source : Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far

36. “The ego might resist change until a person’s level of discomfort becomes unbearable. A person can employ logic to overcome the ego’s defense mechanism and intentionally integrate needed revisions in a person’s obsolete or ineffective beliefs and behavior patterns. The subtle sense that something is amiss in a person’s life can lead to a gradual or quick alteration in a person’s conscious thoughts and outlook on life. Resisting change can prolong unhappiness whereas implementing change can establish internal harmony and instate joy in a person’s life.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

37. “The principal advantage of narrative writing is that it assists us place our life experiences in a storytelling template. The act of strict examination forces us to select and organize our past. Narration provides an explanatory framework. Human beings often claim to understand events when they manage to formulate a coherent story or narrative explaining what factors caused a specific incident to occur. Stories assist the human mind to remember and make decisions based on informative stories. Narrative writing also prompts periods of intense reflection that leads to more writing that is ruminative. Contemplative actions call for us to track the conscious mind at work rendering an accounting of our weaknesses and our strengths, folly and wisdom.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

38. “There is nothing better in life than commitment to personal development and lifelong learning.”

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39. “Problems arise when people act as if their "boulders" are daily loads, and refuse help, or as if their "daily loads" are boulders they shouldn't have to carry. The results of these two instances are either perpetual pain or irresponsibility.”

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40. “Lies, greed, pettiness, and ugly emotions ensnare a person. We are free people whom construct our own cages that we allow to suppress our vital instinct to live a wholesome life. Truth telling demands an awareness of what sins cage a person in. Truthfulness also commands that a person fess up to the role that he or she played in scripting unpleasant scenes in a tarnished personal history.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

41. “By far the most significant consequence of "selfish capitalism" (Thatch/Blatcherism) has been a startling increase in the incidence of mental illness in both children and adults since the 1970s.”

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Author : Oliver James

42. “We do not get to choose how we start out in life. We do not get to choose the day we are born or the family we are born into, what we are named at birth, what country we are born in, and we do not get to choose our ancestry. All these things are predetermined by a higher power. By the time you are old enough to start making decisions for yourself, a lot of things in your life are already in place. It’s important, therefore, that you focus on the future, the only thing that you can change.”

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Source : Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

43. “Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, "I did it before, so I can do it again.”

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Source : Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

44. “Through most of human history, our ancestors had children shortly after puberty, just as the members of all nonhuman species do to this day. Whether we like the idea or not, our young ancestors must have been capable of providing for their offspring, defending their families from predators, cooperating with others, and in most other respects functioning fully as adults. If they couldn't function as adults, their young could not have survived, which would have meant the swift demise of the human race. The fact that we're still here suggests that most young people are probably far more capable than we think they are. Somewhere along the line, we lost sight of – and buried – the potential of our teens.”

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45. “The truest and noblest gift for yourself is personal development.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

46. “It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are”

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Author : Allanah Hunt
Source : Rebirth: How to Live with Power and Freedom After Separation and Divorce

47. “When all this is over, people will try to blame the Germans alone, and the Germans will try to blame the Nazis alone, and the Nazis will try to blame Hitler alone. They will make him bear the sins of the world. But it's not true. You suspected what was happening, and so did I. It was already too late over a year ago. I caused a reporter to lose his job because you told me to. He was deported. The day I did that I made my little contribution to civilization, the only one that matters.”

Tags : Blame Civilization Cowardice Denunciation Deportation Evil Genocide Guilt Hitler Knowledge Nazis Personal Responsibility Responsibility Willful Ignorance
Author : Iain Pears
Source : The Dream of Scipio

48. “The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility.”

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49. “What people say and feel about you when you've left a room is precisely your job while you are in it.”

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50. “Tell the truth about any situation & you are delivered from lack of progress, but become hypocritical or lying, and you may be in bondage for life.”

Tags : Honesty Personal Responsibility Self Disclosure Transparency Truth Truth Telling
Author : Auliq-Ice

51. “I began to notice something strange about the nature of incarceration; in particular, its imposition on the minds and bodies of the imprisoned, promoting a number of inmates to take personal responsibility for a system of failure beyond their control—a system built on hiding in plain sight the institutional, historical, and material limits of personal choice….Taking on the failures of a system without critically examining the limits of personal choice often led a number of cellmates to conflate their sense of responsibility with issues beyond their control.--Kalaniopua Young, “From a Native Trans Daughter”

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Author : Eric Stanley
Source : Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

52. “Nothing great was ever achieved without a personal sacrifice. You have to pay the price to realize your goals.”

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53. “You must seek to know thyself.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

54. “Believe in yourself. Determined to pursue your goals.”

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55. “Love yourself,love your uniqueness. You are the only person can be true to yourself.”

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56. “Age 50 is the mile marker where any mildly perceptive person becomes acutely aware that he or she alone is accountable for the content and coherence of their character.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

57. “You can teach a person on how to do things right but they are not obliged to your advise; After all responsibility is a personal thing.”

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58. “It is less about becoming a better person, and more of being better, as a person.”

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Author : J.R. Rim

59. “Having problems doesn't make you noble or virtuous, it makes you human. Nobility and virtue comes from the way that you handle your problems and either learn to move past them or live with them if out of your control.”

Tags : Character Human Condition Human Nature Nobility Personal Responsibility Problems Strength Of Character Victimhood Virtue
Author : Oli Anderson
Source : Personal Revolutions: A Short Course in Realness

60. “A vast amount of psychiatric effort has been, and continues to be, devoted to legal and quasi-legal activities. In my opinion, the only certain result has been the aggrandizement of psychiatry. The value to the legal profession and to society as a whole of psychiatric help in administering the criminal law, is, to say the least, uncertain. Perhaps society has been injured, rather than helped, by the furor psychodiagnosticus and psychotherapeuticus in criminology which it invited, fostered, and tolerated.”

Tags : Coercion Criminal Law Involuntary Commitment Mental Illness Personal Responsibility Psychiatry Therapeutic State Therapy
Author : Thomas Szasz
Source : Law, Liberty and Psychiatry

61. “The soul evolves as a person addresses the chaos, vagaries, and perplexities of enduring an earthly life. We each ultimately become our own version of an ideal self by stage-managing who we become.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

62. “All the training was necessary for my personal development.”

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63. “No life lacks grandeur if you claim it as your own.”

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Author : Marty Rubin

64. “Accomplishment of your dreams demand personal sacrifice and hard work.”

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65. “Gossip: a weed watered by wayward words.”

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Author : Soul Dancer

66. “The men her girlfriends dated were too often angry and muttering about oppression. One of the reasons she took to Skeet later in life was that he never went to that place; he believed with a firm positivity that he didn't need to waste time resenting real or imagined social constructs because he would always be ahead of them. The individual, not the people, was responsible for success or failure.”

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Author : Jeff Hobbs
Source : The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

67. “Movement away from defensive destructiveness and towards greater social responsibility is a characteristic of this [actualising] tendency. The political implication of this position is that we do not need to be controlled by authority. We, individually and collectively, not only have the right to self-determination and group determination but, given the necessary conditions, can be trusted to use our power responsibly.”

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Author : Rose Cameron
Source : Person-Centred Practice: The BAPCA Reader

68. “But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life.”

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Source : Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

69. “Such an impolite person. He is honest with everyone.”

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Source : The New Land

70. “I think now that this obsession with identifying racism, which I saw so often among Somalis too, was really a comfort mechanism, to keep people from feeling personally inadequate and to externalize the causes of their unhappiness.”

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Source : Infidel

71. “Your journey on earth is personal journey of life.”

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72. “We are particularly concerned with the question to what degree approval and implementation of an explanatory model minimising collective or institutional responsibility for certain problems and emphasising individual responsibility promotes detrimental perceptions and behaviours amongst individuals, who adopt and adapt similar explanations to justify their own lack of responsibility. For instance, admissibility of diminished responsibility arguments in criminal sentencing can be viewed as a direct consequence of a broader public acceptance of explanatory models purporting to prove a direct causal relationship between pharmacology, mental health and/or diminished ability to function.”

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73. “Among the greatest tragedies is a person who believes that they aren't meant to win--by winning I mean find their purpose, passion and joy in life.They believe that other people have better DNA or happiness genes or something, but that they themselves are missing a critical chromosome.This is a lie and it is begging to be un-believed.For the moment we know the truth about ourselves, we can take both responsibility for our own lives and inspired action to create exactly the life which is our birthright.In other words, you were meant to win. You were created for joy.”

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Author : Jacob Nordby

74. “Of all the dangerous ideas that health officials could have embraced while trying to understand why we get fat, they would have been hard-pressed to find one ultimately more damaging than calories-in/calories-out. That it reinforces what appears to be so obvious - obesity as the penalty for gluttony and sloth - is what makes it so alluring. But it's misleading and misconceived on so many levels that it's hard to imagine how it survived unscathed and virtually unchallenged for the last fifty years. It has done incalculable harm. Not only is this thinking at least partly responsible for the ever-growing numbers of obese and overweight in the world - while directing attention away from the real reasons we get fat - but it has served to reinforce the perception that those who get fat have no one to blame but themselves. That eating less invariably fails as a cure for obesity is rarely perceived as the single most important reason to make us question our assumptions, as Hilde Bruch suggested half a century ago. Rather, it is taken as still more evidence that the overweight and obese are incapable of following a diet and eating in moderation. And it put the blame for their physical condition squarely on their behavior, which couldn't be further from the truth.”

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Author : Gary Taubes
Source : Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

75. “We employ free will to design of our own being and therefore we must accept responsibility for our actions.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

76. “We are responsible for our actions. But we must battle for sufficient time in our own lives to bring value to our existence.”

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Author : Fennel Hudson
Source : Wild Carp - Fennel's Journal - No. 4

77. “Problems arise when people act as if their "borlders" are daily loads, and refuse help, or as if their "daily loads" are boulders they shouldn't have to carry. The results of these two instances are either perpetual pain or irresponsibility.”

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78. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”

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Author : Jim Rohn

79. “Each of us has an undeniable responsibility to ourself and the rest of the world to be our personal best on any given day.”

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80. “I am responsible for what I believe and, I might add, for what I refuse to believe, because the content of what I do or do not believe makes a tremendous difference to what I become and how I act.”

Tags : Belief Personal Responsibility Truth
Author : J.P. Moreland
Source : Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul

81. “The world is a dangerous place, but there is no better world. Remember every one of us is responsible to make the world a joyful place.”

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82. “As a General Authority, it is my responsibility to preach general principles. When I do, I don't try to define all the exceptions... I only teach the general rules. Whether an exception applies to you is your responsibility. You must work out individually between you and the Lord.”

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83. “If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?”

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Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Screwtape Letters

84. “Take ownership of your life decisions rather than relinquishing that responsibility to others.”

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Source : BookSmart: Hundreds of real-world lessons for success and happiness

85. “This isn't just 'the way things are.' This is the way you made them. This is the result of your choices, your actions. Yours.”

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Author : Andrew Klavan
Source : Empire of Lies

86. “To believe in personal responsibility would be to destroy the whole special role of the anointed, whose vision casts them in the role of rescuers of people treated unfairly by “society”.”

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Author : Thomas Sowell
Source : The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

87. “All hate is the result of people refusing to take responsibility for their own lives.”

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Author : Marty Rubin

88. “There is risk, known and unknown, in all aspects of life. We often consider the loss of life the only serious risk. Unless we are genuinely aware, we calculate the danger arising from our own physical and emotional states and from external conditions based on incomplete information. If we believe we can manage those risks, we accept them. Whether these choices are born of delusion or reality comes out in the end.”

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Author : Mark Twight
Source : Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber

89. “Make your life beautiful; you're the only one who can.”

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Author : Marty Rubin

90. “Like Adam and Eve we have to discover what life is all by ourselves.”

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Author : Marty Rubin

91. “Since nature abhors a vacuum, the void must be in you.”

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Author : Marty Rubin

92. “It is only when one is under extreme duress that one's true character is revealed.”

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93. “What you fill your days with, fills your days.”

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Author : Marty Rubin

94. “We must strongly resist reductions in diversity, especially when it happens, either directly or indirectly, because of our own activities.”

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Author : David Brandon
Source : Tao of Survival: Spirituality in Social Care and Counselling

95. “Inevitability is a comfortable escape for people who don't care for the pain that comes with truth. They convince themselves that they had no hand or say in the matter, that whatever happened could not be stopped no matter what they personally did, and so blame can never be placed upon them.”

Tags : Blame Emotional Pain Hurt Pain Personal Responsibility Truth
Author : T.A. Miles
Source : Blood Lilies

96. “Smile, when you don't want to.Give, when you feel you have nothing to give.Go for a walk, when you don't have the energy.Listen, when you feel you can't listen.Play music, when you need to hear the news.Take five, when you don't have the time.”

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97. “There has been no single influence which has done more to prevent man from finding God and rebuilding his character, has done more to lower the moral tone of society than the denial of personal guilt. This repudiation of man’s personal responsibility for his action is falsely justified in two ways: by assuming that man is only an animal and by giving a sense of guilt the tag “morbid.”

Tags : Guilt Personal Responsibility
Source : Peace of Soul: Timeless Wisdom on Finding Serenity and Joy by the Century's Most Acclaimed Catholic Bishop

98. “If your comfort zone is misery, it's time to get uncomfortable.”

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99. “And how does one lead? We lead by doing; we lead by being.”

Tags : Leadership Leading Personal Responsibility
Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Voice of Reason

100. “Support is not always easy to come by if you wait for the world to see your worth. Discover your own worth and the world will indeed follow your lead. Its the law of cause and effect! It has to happen. Support yourself.”

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Source : Stress Relief for Your Body & Mind

101. “I fail to understand why gethes (Humans), talk about individuals versus society. They are the same thing. The action of every individual counts, and those individual acts of personal responsibility accumulate to create society. Snowflakes are equally blind to their role in causing avalanches.”

Tags : Humanity Personal Responsibility
Author : Karen Traviss
Source : Ally

102. “Although we are urged to walk in another man's shoes, I think, first, we have to walk in another pair of our own shoes. Doing that will free up a lot, including our ability to be more compassionate and less judgmental.”

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