A Quote by Christian Michel on illusion, idolatry, idol, democracy, government, and responsibility

The institution of the democratic State is a remarkable example of modern idolatry. By ritually celebrating elections that are played out like a great social mass, the State allows us to participate in a religion that will influence the idol in our favour. If we make the idol an offering of the right ballot, it will bring us security, lifetime employment, a guaranteed pension, free medical care, environmental protection and a good school for our children. All these favours will rain down on us. We will not have to do anything to earn them. What could be more magical than that belief?

Christian Michel


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A Quote by Dick Randolph on liberty, freedom, and responsibility

Liberty (individual freedom) is the prize, responsibility the price.

Dick Randolph

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A Quote by Mark Skousen on free society, responsibility, liberty, freedom, persuasion, and force

In short, my vision of a responsible free society is one in which we discourage evil, but do not prohibit it. We make our children and students aware of the consequences of drug abuse and other forms of irresponsible behavior. But after all our persuading, if they still want to use harmful drugs, that is their privilege. In a free society, individuals must have the right to do right or wrong, as long as they don't threaten or infringe upon the rights or property of others. They must also suffer the consequences of their actions, as it is from consequences that they learn to choose properly

Mark Skousen


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A Quote by unknown on free, responsibility, and freedom

with freedom comes responsibility


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A Quote by Peter Cajander on system, people, trust, and responsibility

We seem to rely on systems not people.

Peter Cajander

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A Quote by Ken Schoolland on life, liberty, responsibility, happiness, and free choice

Since you own your life, you are responsible for your life. You do not rent your life from others who demand your obedience. Nor are you a slave to others who demand your sacrifice. You choose your own goals based on your own values. Success and failure are both the necessary incentives to learn and to grow. Your action on behalf of others, or their action on behalf of you, is only virtuous when it is derived from voluntary, mutual consent. For virtue can only exist when there is free choice.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on responsibility and avoidance

The way to avoid responsibility is to say, 'I've got responsibilities.'

Richard Bach (1936 -)

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A Quote by Yvon Chouinard on corporation, business, responsibility, and corporate social responsibility's always been difficult for us to lead an examined life as a corporation. I've always felt like a company has the responsibility to not wait for the government to tell it what to do, or to wait for the consumer to tell it what to do, but as soon as it finds out it’s doing something wrong, stop doing it.

Yvon Chouinard

Source: The TH Interview: Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia (Part One):

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on responsibility, actualization, and blame

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches. 

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing, Pages: 615

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on responsibility

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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