what's the idiom?

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hello,
I wonder if there is an idiom in english meaning 'every person is responsible for what he does'...:-?
 

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to take your destiny into your own hands or

take charge of one's own fate

I believe this is it. I wonder what native speakers think about them.
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thanks banderas. We have in turkish "every sheep is hung by its own leg" or something like this. I wonder if there is a set idiom in english for this.
 

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my pleasure:-D

in polish we say:
"everybody is a blacksmith of his/her destiny(faith)"
I wonder how it sounds in other languages?
Please reply folks!
 

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so it means you shape your destiny.. we also have something like " whatever you plant, you harvest"

still I'm not sure about the english idiom...
 

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Do you fancy this one?

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
 

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You reap what you sow.
 

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Cool thread, people. Thanks.

I wonder whatever expression other cultures use to convey such wisdom. I can't think of one in Chinese culture right now. Anyone?

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i also have two slovak idioms but i cant find their equivalents in english, can you help me?
- there is a cause, core of something, of problem or whatever...?can it be banana skin?
- second one: if you want to have a good time, you have to work....what english idiom can it be?
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The source of many expressions and idioms can be found in the Old and New Testments of the Bible.
 
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