Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.
The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily.
Freedom and responsibility aren't interconnected things. They are the same thing.
Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society.
We cannot learn freedom and responsibility within the confines of our own species. We cannot understand life and death and what they are for in exclusively human terms. Without that which is wild, the world becomes a cell block.
Better guilt than the terrible burden of freedom and responsibility.