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I accept full responsibility for unethical sales practices (at Wells Fargo).

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—Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, on his company’s illegal actions of opening hundreds of thousands of fake accounts for bank customers without their knowledge

After making the above proclamation, Stumpf went on to fire 5,300 salespeople, but did not fall on the sword himself.  Words mean nothing without action backing them up.  How easy is it for a politician or a business leader or a drunk driver, for that matter, to say they take responsibility for their actions, and then go on to do everything they can to avoid actually taking responsibility.

This country is in dire need of leadership.  Leadership at all levels: from the Oval Office to the chambers of congress to the boardroom to the family unit.  We lead by acting ethically in all situations, never blaming others for our missteps, making no excuses, and forging ahead in a positive, proactive manner.  By following these simple steps, we will bring our lives back into balance and begin moving forward on our spiritual journey.

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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.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth

—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Energy and persistence conquer all things.

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—Benjamin Franklin

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Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.

Disraeli, Benjamin

—Benjamin Disraeli

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We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.

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—Winston Churchill

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Embrace Your Dreams

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

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—Paulo Coelho

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And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.

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—Abraham Lincoln

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