The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem and personal satisfaction.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Responsibility is the price of freedom.
T. S. Eliot
If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
The reason people blame things on the previous generations is that there's only one other choice.
Each player must accept the cards that life deals him or her. But once in hand one must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a king.
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