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You can awaken each day to obligations you never chose - or you can decide now to choose them.  ~Robert Brault,

It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.  ~Stanley Milgram

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.  ~Louis Nizer

Whether or not you have children yourself, you are a parent to the next generation.  If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property and think of them as the next generation, then we can realize we all have a role to play.  ~Charlotte Davis Kasl,Finding Joy, 1994

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.  ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The commands of democracy are as imperative as its privileges and opportunities are wide and generous.  Its compulsion is upon us.  ~Woodrow Wilson

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.  ~Gerald W. Johnson

Those who are unwilling to invest in the future haven't earned one.  ~H.W. Lewis, Technological Risk, 1990

Dr. Miller says we are pessimistic because life seems like a very bad, very screwed-up film.  If you ask "What the hell is wrong with the projector?" and go up to the control room, you find it's empty.  You are the projectionist, and you should have been up there all the time.  ~Colin Wilson

We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes.  ~Anne C. Weisberg, Everything a Working Mother Needs to Know, 1994

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.  ~George Bernard Shaw