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Quotations about taking responsibility for your actions.


African Proverb: "Rising early makes the road short."

Arabian Proverb: "He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything."

Argentinean Proverb: "A dog that barks all the time gets little attention."

Bacon, Sir Francis: "In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior."

Battista, Orlando A.: "An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

Beecher, Henry Ward: "Hold yourself responsible to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself."

Brodsky, Joseph: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."

Buechner, Carl: "Fail to plan, plan to fail."

Burke, Edmund: "All that's necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Chinese Proverb: "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

de Beauvoir, Simone: "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."

Descartes, Rene: "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."

English Proverb: "A full cup must be carried steadily."

Epictetus: "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

Euripides: "Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings."

Franklin, Benjamin: "He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else."

Glasow, Arnold H.: "The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."

Johnson, Samuel: "Each person's work is always a portrait of himself."

Lincoln, Abraham: "Whatever you are, be a good one."

Obama, Michelle: "I never cut class. I loved getting A's, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world."

Powell, Colin: "All work is honorable. Always do your best because someone is watching."

Robbins, Tony: "It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."

Roosevelt, Teddy: "When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all."

Stevenson II, Adlai: "It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them."

von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang: "What is not started today, is never finished tomorrow."

Washington, Denzel: "Luck is where opportunity meets preparation."

Wiesel, Elie: "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."

Wooden, John: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."



Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."



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