responsibility

A Quote by James Agee on children, circumstances, god, goodness, ideas, life, parenthood, and responsibility

In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again: and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life; toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.

James Agee (1909 - 1955)

Source: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on citizenship, crime, laws, responsibility, and truth

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. . . . Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: "What I Would Tell a Son" in Family Weekly, 14 Jul 1963.

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A Quote by Ian McLaren on ability, duty, power, and responsibility

Ability involves responsibility; power, to its last particle, is duty.

Ian McLaren

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A Quote by Hugo LaFayette Black on constitution, duty, laws, life, persuasion, planning, and responsibility

No higher duty, or more solemn responsibility, rests upon this Court than that of translating into living law and maintaining this constitutional shield deliberately planned and inscribed for the benefit of every human being subject to our Constitution - of whatever race, creed or persuasion.

Hugo LaFayette Black (1886 - 1971)

Source: Chambers v. Florida, 309 U.S. 227, 1938

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A Quote by Howard Schultz on belief, day, future, life, luck, people, responsibility, and vision

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.

Howard Schultz

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on expectation, pity, and responsibility

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard taskmaster to yourself -- and be lenient with everybody else.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry S. Haskins on good and responsibility

Deceiving someone for his own good is a responsibility that should be shouldered only by the gods.

Henry S. Haskins

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A Quote by Henry Alfred Kissinger on familiarity, leadership, and responsibility

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.

Henry Kissinger (1923 -)

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A Quote by Henry Latham Doherty on future, life, responsibility, and world

To provide for the future is a part of one's responsibility in life; and the world has scant consideration for the man who neglects it.

Henry Doherty (1870 - 1939)

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A Quote by Henry D. Moyle on belief, charity, children, christianity, dependence, direction, family, fatherhood, home, hope, improvement, life, love, motherhood, parenthood, progress, responsibility, sharing, and virtue

Charity is not a virtue to expect in others only. It is the all-important Christian attribute to be found in ourselves. . . . We believe that charity must begin at home. Can we hope to be charitable to the stranger if love does not abound in the family? A sure step in the direction of improvement and progress in our own lives comes when we share with mother or father in their dependence as they shared with us in their productive years.... We cannot as children ignore our obligations to our parents by passing responsibility for their care to others. . . .

Henry D. Moyle (1889 - 1963)

Source: 118th Annual Conference Report, pp. 3,

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