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Allan Massie Quotes and Sayings

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We are responsible for actions performed in response
to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
- Allan Massie

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the
chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
- Allan Massie

Blunders are an inescapable feature of war,
because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
- Allan Massie

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

 

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Take charge of your life!
You are responsible to yourself - not to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.
- Don Marquis

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

You know, true love really matters, friends really matter,
family really matters.
Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
- Louise L. Hay

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis

Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults,
because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves.
- Tom G. Palmer

When the people who are responsible for our country
ask you a direct question,
I expect them to accept a direct answer,
not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.
- Eartha Kitt

Being a mum has made me a lot more responsible,
it's not just me anymore.
But it's also brought me the most joy ever!
- Nicole Appleton

We want to start them thinking that they're responsible for their own career.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

We've got to be responsible, somebody's got to be responsible for it.
- George Downing

I am responsible.
Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening,
I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable
misfortunes that darken life.
- Walter Anderson

Some say we are responsible for those we love.
Others know we are responsible for those who love us.
- Nikki Giovanni

We have very specific rules about how we go to market with children,
and I think they are very responsible.
- Jim Cantalupo

The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work.
Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as
if it were a reasonable process.
- Arthur Erickson

I am responsible for me.
I can kind of take care of what I need to do and should do what I like to do.
- Vince Gill

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when
there is a criminal investigation of the department.
That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.
- Jack Layton

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make
it responsible for such an absurd world.
- Georges Duhamel

I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any
efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge
my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies.
- Lois Capps

I work a seventeen hour day, and I'm personally responsible
for 108 staff members in the embassy.
- Shirley Temple

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices,
and we have to accept the consequences of every deed,
word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
- Virginia Woolf

My ministry's always been one of social activism.
I think a responsible minister must be at some levels
involved in the social order.
- Al Sharpton

For those broadcasters who are less than responsible,
the FCC needs to have sharper teeth to enforce the law.
- Fred Upton

People want a grounded government.
They want a government that's going to be responsible to them.
- Carl Paladino

Had I been more responsible I might have made something
of myself as a junk bond trader,
long-haul trucker or perhaps a plumbing contractor.
- Brock Yates

We need, first of all, for there to be accountability,
for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing
standards and holding people's feet to the fire.
- Jennifer Granholm

Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director.
- Sydney Pollack

If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it.
I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans,
that you should be responsible for what you eat.
- Vic Snyder

I don't feel responsible for things I didn't vote for.
- Byron Dorgan

America Held Hostage won 24 Emmys for ABC News,
but someone forgot to include my name on the list of
people responsible for the show.
- Pierre Salinger

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint;
responsibility is restraint; therefore,
the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
- Henry B. Adams

Women are responsible for their children,
they cannot sit back, waste time and see them starve.
- Wangari Maathai

Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of
the sort inflicted by Life's picture story is not an
essential instrument of responsible journalism.
- Abe Fortas

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good.
I think of myself as somebody who from an early age
knew I was responsible for myself,
and I had to make good.
- Oprah Winfrey

I have been working for years to promote a responsible
energy policy that works to increase energy efficiency
and invest in alternative and renewable energy sources.
- Lois Capps

Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer
to life by answering for his own life;
to life he can only respond by being responsible.
- Viktor E. Frankl

'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox.
'But you must not forget it.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Brother Jones is not my product, and I am not responsible
for anything he writes or says.
- John Harvey Kellogg

An artist cannot be responsible for what people make of their art.
An audience loathe giving up preconceived images of an artist.
- Stephen Stills

You are not only responsible for what you say,
but also for what you do not say.
- Martin Luther

If we attempt to block the development of new technology,
we effectively have ensured that the most responsible
parties will not develop them.
- Ralph Merkle

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
but also for what we do not do.
- Moliere

I've always known I was gifted, which is not the easiest
thing in the world for a person to know,
because you're not responsible for your gift,
only for what you do with it.
- Hazel Scott

It is unfair to suppose that one party has invariably acted rightly,
and that the other is responsible for every wrong that has been committed.
- Nelson A. Miles

Each is responsible for his own actions.
- H. L. Hunt

The only way to change is to vote.
People are responsible.
- Paul Wellstone

A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible
for about 25 percent of the outcome;
the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts.
- Melvin Belli

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
You are responsible for your rose.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally
responsible and reduces the role of private charity.
This principle applies to corporate welfare.
- Larry Elder

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world,
he is responsible for everything he does.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

As novices, we think we're entirely responsible for the way people treat us.
I have long since learned that we are responsible only
for the way we treat people.
- Rose Wilder Lane

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

I think that we need to look hard at our beliefs and
be responsible about how we speak out.
- Mary Steenburgen


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