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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."
Most Recent Quotations
Angelou, Maya:"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
James, Henry:"I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did."
Mead, Margaret:"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Buddha, Gautama:"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and attention."
Lorde, Audre:"You cannot use someone else's fire; you can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it."
Doyle Melton, Glennon:"If you can't beat fear, just do it scared."
Kennedy, John F.: "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
Churchill, Winston: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Churchill, Winston: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
Hamilton, Alexander: "A promise must never be broken."
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