Our parents bring us into the world, but in the end, we are responsible for what we become. (Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer)

We inherit a lot from our parents, of course: physical attributes and personality characteristics, no doubt. But we can’t attribute our values and conduct to them alone. As much as we’d like to blame them—or others—for our behavior or decisions we must accept responsibility for our choices.

Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. (Proverbs 2:11)

A wise person chooses the right road; a fool takes the wrong one. (Ecclesiastes 10:2)