Tag Archives: responsibility

Excuses?

“I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed.” – Booker T. Washington   I follow “Writers … Continue reading

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Responsibility isn’t a Bad Word

“When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.” ~ Edith Hamilton In the course of a class discussion today, I asked students who wants to be … Continue reading

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Fighting the Good Fight

“You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away.” ~ Rose Tyler, Companion.  As written by … Continue reading

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A Path to Greatness?

“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” ~ George Bernard Shaw I think this is very good advice. Sometimes in life we must just do what needs to be done. And sometimes … Continue reading

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Words to Ponder

“Never explain. Never complain.” ~ My mother and a passel of other people according to Google I ran into this quote today and the attribution was Benjamin Disraeli. This truly didn’t sound like something Disraeli, that elegant politician, would say, … Continue reading

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Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone?

“A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt But to the realist it’s just something that has to be dealt with, sooner than later.  Now I like to think of myself as an … Continue reading

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Words to Ponder–Happy Fourth of July

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments … Continue reading

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Facing Failure

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” ~ BF Skinner No one likes to hear the word “failure,” and most of … Continue reading

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Harvest Time Approaches

“You reap whatever you sow.” Galatians 6:7, NRSV This phrase, so commonly bandied about that many don’t even realize it’s a Bible verse, is on my mind this week. For many college students, this is finals time. It’s time to … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for July 22, 2009

“When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.” ~~ Edith Hamilton This is one of my all-time favorite quotations.  We all love being free, and we … Continue reading

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