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  • Remember, you have been given absolute power to bind and to loose, but the greater the power, the more terrible its responsibility.
  • Life, man is given as something worthy of sacrifice in the way of His love; free will, as exemplary of justice, is the mechanism by which one's choice in that sacrifice must be made.
  • We create the world in which we live; if that world becomes unfit for human life, it is because we tire of our responsibility.
  • Once you have glimpsed the world as it might be, it is impossible to live anymore complacent in the world as it is.
  • If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
    • Abigal Van Buren
  • Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress.
    • I Ching
  • Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.
    • Ambrose Bierce
  • The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
    • Joan Didion
  • With great power comes great responsibility.
    • Voltaire [allegedly in Oeuvres de Voltaire, Vol. 48, but this seems to be a misconception, as there is nothing in Voltaire's work that actually references this]
  • The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility.
    • Giosué Borsi