“Health and disease don’t just happen to us. They are active processes issuing from inner harmony or disharmony, profoundly affected by our states of consciousness, our ability or inability to flow with experience. This recognition carries with it implicit responsibility and opportunity”

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”

“Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.”

“Why do children want to grow up? Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity. But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do? Not much: they can “do” drugs, “have” sex, […]

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”

“Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress”

“Why do children want to grow up? Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity. But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do? Not much: they can “do” drugs, “have” sex, […]

“A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed”

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself”

“It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.”