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In the last resort, therefore, each individual has the responsibility of choice, and it is not a responsibility to be escaped.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
I choose to be found doing my duty.
Self-respect is the root of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.
Russians massively intervened in 2016 and they are prepared to do so again in voting that is set to begin a mere eight months from now. (The) President seems to welcome the help again, and so we must make all efforts to harden our elections infrastructure, to ensure there is a paper trail for all voting, to deter the Russians from meddling, to discover it when they do, to disrupt it and make them pay.
Nobody but a beggar chooses to depend chiefly upon the benevolence of his fellow-citizens.
Higher education is a basic social good. As such, it should be available to all, without cost, who meet admission standards. The federal government, as the guarantor of social rights, should bear primary responsibility for providing free college for all.
Practice what you preach.
In dangerous times, wise men say nothing.
Do not blame God for poverty. People are poor because we do not share.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
We cannot hope to scale great moral heights by ignoring petty obligations.
Celebrity anti-vaxxers have a variety of concerns about adverse effects, parental freedom, and safety, but they all have something in common: None of them are scientifically accurate. Jim Carrey’s assertion that vaccine safety has not been researched is untrue, as scientists conduct myriad tests, including clinical trials and post-licensure studies, to ensure the safety of every vaccine on the market. Despite McCarthy’s vocal belief in vaccine-caused autism, the CDC has found absolutely no link.
On most issues, most Americans are certainly left of this Administration. Not necessarily left, but more commonsensical. Given a chance, they’d spend less on the military, they wouldn’t make more nuclear weapons, they would want to increase environmental regulation rather than reduce it, they would want to spend more on education and health care, they would enforce corporate-responsibility laws and make corporations pay their taxes, all those kinds of things. Crazy talk.
Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad, and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world.
Liberals don't hate America. We love America more than Ann Coulter does. I love it enough to engage my readers honestly.
Will [our children and grandchildren] feel bitterness toward us because we failed in our obligation to care for the Earth that is their home and ours? Will the Earth have been irreversibly scarred by us? Imagine now that they are asking us: “What were you thinking? Didn’t you care about our future? Were you really so self-absorbed that you couldn’t – or wouldn’t – stop the destruction of the Earth’s environment?” What would our answer be?
Conservatives didn’t accept Clinton’s apologies and that riled me. I wanted to accept Lott’s. Once a person says they’re wrong, shows that they want to learn from their mistakes and take full responsibility for what they said or did, the controversy should end.
Patriotic rhetoric has sought to sanctify racism, sexism, antiunionism, excess profits, witch-hunts, religious bigotry, and environmental plunder.
Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a safety hazard don't see the danger of the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use this same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like.
Being free means having options and making choices. So the problem comes down to knowing how and what to choose, knowing what’s good for you and others to do. Thus freedom entails responsibility, which entails wisdom; otherwise, freedom is frittered and fulfillment yields to frivolity.
We all need liberating from puerile and perilous ideologies and from myths that may have served us during our species’ adolescence but which now must be transcended with new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting; with a mature, collective sense of responsibility for the whole Earthly enterprise.
Our principal responsibility is to learn what a good person is and to become one, knowing that a good person is as a good person does. Goodness is ultimately defined not by one’s benevolent philosophy but by one’s kindly deeds.
To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
Blame someone else and get on with your life.
Life is the sum of all your choices.
I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labor of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give the same measure as I have received.
We have to do the best we can. It is our sacred human responsibility.
Concerns for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life.
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will — his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We have to give ourselves the responsibility of constructing a vision of the world that is truly ours, not a colonized version of the world. An independent, liberated view of reality. If we paint a more humanistic world to live in, we construct that world. If we paint a nightmare, we live in a nightmare.
It is only too evident that, in practice, the problem of over-organization is almost as hard to solve as the problem of over-population. In both cases we know what ought to be done; but in neither case have we been able, as yet, to act effectively upon our knowledge.
To feel compassion is to feel that we are in some sort and to some extent responsible for the pain that is being inflicted, that we must do something about it.
Many young people, it is true, do not seem to value freedom. But some of us still believe that, without freedom, human beings cannot become fully human and that freedom is therefore supremely valuable. Perhaps the forces that now menace freedom are too strong to be resisted for very long. It is still our duty to do whatever we can to resist them.
In a state of war each sincere citizen feels responsibility to society in the abstract, and none to the people he kills.
Remember: upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Error moves with quick feet and truth must never be lagging behind.
It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
Political liberty is more easily lost; to neglect to hold it fast, is to allow it to escape.
Where there is neither evasion nor irresponsibility nor conscious breach of integrity, there are no rational grounds for the experience of guilt.
If we default on the responsibility of thought and reason, if we turn our backs on reality and facts, thus undercutting our competence to live, we will not retain a sense of worthiness.
We can either exercise our own mind or pass on to others the responsibility of knowledge and evaluation and accept their verdicts more or less uncritically. The choice we make is crucial for the way we experience ourselves and for the kind of life we create.
By virtue of living in a desperately competitive society, most Americans at some point find themselves working against the interests of other people, and this promotes feelings of hostility. Why take personal responsibility for these actions or raise troubling questions about the social system when one can just hold biology responsible?
To live by one’s own mind does not mean that we do not learn from others. It means that we do not attempt to live by unthinking conformity and the suspension of independent critical judgment. We take responsibility for the ideas we accept and the values by which we guide our actions.
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