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It is impossible to get the measure of what an individual can accomplish unless the responsibility is given him.

'Modern Ideas of the Big Business World,' Work (1926)
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minuted to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
I haven't any allegiance, any responsibilities, any hatreds, any worries, any prejudices, any passion. I'm neither for nor against. I'm a neutral.

Tropic of Cancer
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Our responsibility begins with our imagination.

Kafka on the Shore
To be man, it is precisely to be responsible. It is to know shame opposite a misery which does not resemble depending on oneself. It is to be proud of a victory that your comrades gained ...It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world
You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose
After all, the world is not our handiwork, and we are not responsible for what goes on in it, save within very narrow limits
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."