I'm always coming across more quotes or even quotes I wanted to save but didnae for whatever reason(s). Here's a sampling (with more to come) on a theme of Self-Responsibility.

The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.
Aesop, Fables

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
--Thomas Fuller

In the last analysis we must be judged by what we do and not by whatwe believe. We are as we behave - with a very small margin of creditfor our unmanifested vision of how we might behave if we could takethe trouble.
--Geoffrey L. Rudd, The British Vegetarian, September/October 1962

Live truth instead of professing it.
--Elbert Hubbard

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
--Alfred Adler


  1. Re. Aesop's quote: that's ego in a nutshell.

    Re. being judged by what we do: despite plenty in the New Testament that goes along with that, like Jesus saying, "know the tree by its fruit," I'm pretty sure that quote would be considered heresy by a number of denominations that really go with the "fundamentally sinful nature of us all" theology.

    I think the idea is we're all so fallen that only throwing ourselves on divine mercy can suffice, otherwise we'd all go to hell. Jesus basically equals divine mercy, at least for some. And I guess the sum of that some would be those who believe in not only Christianity, but that exact version of it.

    Seems peculiar to me at best.


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