You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with freedom.

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom assumes responsibility and most people are afraid of that responsibility.

Princes should devolve on others those matters that entail responsibility, and reserve to themselves those that relate to grace and favour.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.