A Quote by Linda and Morris Tannehill on fear, liberty, excuse, leader, leadership, and responsibility

People who fear responsibility find it easier to call for leaders, even when those leaders may become tyrants, than to accept the risk and effort of looking for solutions to the problems that beset them.

Linda and Morris Tannehill

Source: p. 42-43; The Market for LIberty (

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A Quote by Paul Hawken on action, responsibility, code, intelligence, enduring, sustainability, simplicity, and return

The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competetive.

Paul Hawken

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A Quote by Gary Haugen on justice, god, plan, responsibility, and passion

God has a plan to help bring justice to the world -- and his plan is us.

Gary Haugen

Source: Founder, International Justice Mission

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A Quote by Sir Josiah Charles Stamp on dodge, responsibility, consequences, and integrity

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.

Josiah Charles Stamp

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A Quote by Steve Pavlina on challenges and responsibility

Tackling challenges that are too big for you is what makes you grow as a human being. Why do you think this problem keeps coming up in your life, staring you in the face? Do you think you’re supposed to ignore it and hide from it and wait for someone else to solve it for you? If you notice it, you own it.

Steve Pavlina

Source: Why Not You?:

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A Quote by Mme. A.M. Bigot de Cornuel on hero, admiration, and responsibility

Each person is a hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that person whatever he says has an enhanced value.

Mme. A.M. Bigot de Cornuel

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A Quote by Charles F. Haanel on individuality, power, and responsibility

Individuality is a real power inherent in all and the development and consequent expression of this power enables one to assume the responsibility of directing his own footsteps rather than stampeding after some self-assertive bell-wether.

Charles Haanel

Source: Mental Chemistry, Pages: 23

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A Quote by Michael Ignatieff on politics, academics, election, war, philosophy, and responsibility

In academic life, false ideas are merely false and useless ones can be fun to play with. In political life, false ideas can ruin the lives of millions and useless ones can waste precious resources. An intellectual's responsibility for his ideas is to follow their consequences wherever they may lead. A politician's responsibility is to master those consequences and prevent them from doing harm.

Michael Ignatieff, a former professor at Harvard and contributing writer for the magazine, is a member of Canada's Parliament and deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

Michael Ignatieff

Source: NY Times 08.05.07 Michael Ignatieff, a former professor at Harvard and contributing writer for the magazine, is a member of Canada's Parliament and deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on accountability, awareness, action, and responsibility

You can't talk your way out of problems that  you behaved yourself into.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Source: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Contributed by: Melissa

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