Responsibility Quotes

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others.
Ayn Rand
Responsibility Quotes
Responsibility Quotes
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Elbert Hubbard

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber.
Frank Crane

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
G.K. Chesterton

Any problems that may occur have ultimately been caused by you, because you are responsible for where you are and what you are doing there.
Garth Stein

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
George Eliot

Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
George Orwell

The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
George R.R. Martin

If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.
Hermann Hesse

Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done.
Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.
Jean-Paul Sartre

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
John F. Kennedy

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Khalil Gibran

And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.
Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Les Brown

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
Les Brown

All my life they had made choices for me, and I had resented it. Now the choice was mine, and once it was made, I would have no right to blame anyone else for the consequences. Loss of that privilege, to blame others, unexpectedly stung.
Megan Whalen Turner

Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing.
Mike Krzyzewski

It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
Noam Chomsky

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P.J. O'Rourke

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Peter Drucker

I'm not much but I'm all I have.
Philip K. Dick

If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim.
Richard Bach

When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.
Robert Rodriguez

Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed.
Rodolfo Costa

We are free to choose our paths, but we can't choose the consequences that come with them.
Sean Covey

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Sigmund Freud

As for the journey of life; at some point you will realize that YOU are the driver and you will drive!
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Never compromise your values.
Steve Maraboli

The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.
Steve Maraboli

Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it.
Steve Maraboli

The function of freedom is to free someone else.
Toni Morrison

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Tony Robbins

What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.
Ursula K. Le Guin

In dreams begin responsibilities.
W.B. Yeats

If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set?
Warren Ellis

The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill