The Wisdoms Project


Responsibility


Don’t get me started on this subject.  I could go on all day.  I might even begin to raise my voice.  (Deep breath, deep breath.)  I’ll say just two things as calmly as I can:

One.  We individually are responsible for our actions and for the consequences of those actions.

Two.  Why the ______do so many people try to avoid their individual responsibility for their actions?!!!



Everybody thinks of changing humanity
and nobody thinks of changing themselves.
    Leo Tolstoy


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it is awfully hard to get it back in.
H.R. Haldeman


Show me a person who cannot bother to do little things....
and I'll show you a person who cannot be trusted
to get big things done.
Lawrence Bell


Don't think you are necessarily on the right road
                                                   ….just because it is a well-beaten path.


If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground,
put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren


A common fallacy among some people is believing that simply having children makes them parents which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.
Sydney Harris


Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon that person and to let them know that you trust them.
Booker T. Washington


Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
Edward R. Murrow


You have to pay the price. You will find that everything in life exacts a price and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize.
Sam Nunn


It wasn't sin that was born on the day Eve picked an apple.
What was born on that day was a splendid virtue called disobedience.


If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
    Baretta


History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of a period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
 but the appalling silence of the good people.
        Martin Luther King, Jr.



              The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
                                               ….is for good people to do nothing.
Edmund Burke


When you make it through a life-threatening or life-altering situation,
it is your job to use your experience, wisdom and compassion
to help others get through a similar situation.
    Eve Ensler


There is a basic human right:
The right to do as you please unless it causes others harm.
With it comes a basic human duty:
The duty to take the consequences.
    P.J. O’Rourke


What it lies in our power to do….it lies in our power not to do.
    Aristotle


Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don’t.
    Pete Seeger


Time wounds all heels.
    Groucho Marx


If someone betrays you once….it is their fault.
If someone betrays you twice….it is your fault.


Integrity without knowledge is weak.
Knowledge without integrity is dangerous.
    Samuel Johnson


Never let the law get in the way of justice.
Justice is what counts.
    Ernest Gibson


Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.
    Isaac Asimov


Seven Deadly Social Sins:

Politics without  principle.
Wealth without work.
Commerce without morality.
Pleasure without conscience.
Education without character.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
    Mohandas Gandhi


There are always going to be reasons to do the wrong thing
….and the smarter the person is, the better the reasons will be.
But that doesn’t make it right.
 You are smart. You know the difference between right and wrong.
You do right.  
Let someone else do reasons.
    Sophie Berger