Sydney J. Harris Quote

“We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice -- that is, until we have stopped saying, "It got lost," and say, "I lost it.”

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I like it, a lot. I haven't lost inalienable rights, the application of natural or common law, justice administration or the freedom that was once guaranteed, for I am still in the battle.

Ron w13, Or

Take responsibility. You have to get lost to get saved. What are these, inalienable rights ? Then I was taught my rights and thrown in the water to swim. Saved as long as I keep swimming and sharing the knowledge of being free and set at liberty.

Bob Leavitt, Charlotte, VT

But two words are needed ( the egotistical subscriber said ):


E Archer, NYC

It's called taking responsibility -- in other words, being a grown-up.


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