Responsibility Quotes

Responsibility Quotes by Jay Leno, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Neville Brody, John Henrik Clarke, Megan Rapinoe, Maya Soetoro-Ng and many others.

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Barack Obama’s daughters are very smart. They told him they will take the same responsibility for the dog that he is taking for the economy. That way, if the dog leaves a mess in the White House, it’ll be cleaned up by future generations.
Jay Leno
I believe it’s our responsibility as citizens to get in there and not accept the constant failure of prisons to deal with racism, lack of privilege, and impoverishment – not accept any of that. Just get in there!
Jimmy Santiago Baca
An electrician isn’t an opinion former, but a graphic designer is. My argument is that all graphic designers hold high levels of responsibility in society. We take invisible ideas and make them tangible. That’s our job.
Neville Brody
African people need to stop shouting ‘nationtime’ until they are clear about the responsibilities of running a nation.
John Henrik Clarke
If we want to be proud to be from a country like America and all the things that we hang our hats on, like diversity, equality, land of the free and home of the brave, it’s everybody’s responsibility to ensure that everyone in the country is being afforded the same rights.
Megan Rapinoe
We need to teach our children empathy and care and love and communication and social responsibility in preparation for adulthood.
Maya Soetoro-Ng
Our responsibility is to love God and to love our neighbour which is what Jesus taught and it’s also what Judaism taught – and that would make sense because Jesus was Jewish.
Amy-Jill Levine
I admired the work ethic of the cowboys I read about. The idea of these young people taking on this much responsibility was impressive. I would like modern readers to have an appreciation of this.
Walter Dean Myers
I will work to restore fiscal responsibility to our country’s budget and to provide for a more robust economy.
Ed Pastor
You may think you’re getting the short end of the stick, but when it’s all said and done, God will make sure that you don’t lose anything truly valuable. Moreover, He’ll make sure you get your just reward. Your responsibility is to remain calm and peaceable even when those around you are not.
Joel Osteen
When a crisis occurs, I feel that one of my greatest responsibilities is to set a tone of calm no matter what the problems. Sometimes I have to fake confidence a lot. I also have to fake calm.
Christine Vachon
The roots of responsibility run out to the ends of the earth and we can no more isolate our consciences from world issues than we can fence off our oyster beds from the tides of the ocean.
Ralph Washington Sockman
The emphasis placed by more and more companies on corporate social responsibility, symbolises the recognition that prosperity is best achieved in an inclusive society.
Tony Blair
With the recognition comes additional responsibility, because then we’re no longer a one-shot. We’re now part of the environment.
Jerry Garcia
The exact meaning of irony is so narrow that the word is hardly worth using; in its broad, current definition, it’s a euphemism for sarcasm. ‘I’m not being sarcastic; I’m being ironic.’ No, you’re not. You’re evading the responsibility for being sarcastic.
Richard Corliss
There’s something magical about putting yourself into life. You’ve got to stand up and take responsibility for your own life and you cannot abandon that.
Bill Kurtis
My dogs are a priority and a big responsibility… but the payoffs are well worth it
Will Estes
I think freedom of speech is important, but coupled with responsibility.
Brandon Boyd
I have always envied people who believe strongly in religion, people who could face a tragedy by praying and know that it would be all right. As unscientific as it seems, well, it would be nice to lay the responsibilities and pain on someone else’s larger shoulders.
Jodi Picoult
Even in the world, the yogi who faithfully discharges his responsibilities, without personal motive or attachment, treads the sure path of enlightenment.
Mahavatar Babaji
A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
Pope Benedict XVI
I feel it is our inherent duty as a humane society, above any intangible responsibility, to invest in our world’s children’s potential, passion and confidence.
Masiela Lusha
Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
Gary Snyder
I feel an enormous responsibility to bridge the gap between England and America, and be a sort of very quiet ambassador for my country to try to sort of do a “hands across the water” thing where they understand England and English people understand Americans. I adore America.
Julie Andrews
As an entrepreneur you have responsibilities in trying to operate well in what you have to do. There is a positive effect if you end up doing that. That’s where I try to spend most of my efforts.
John Elkann
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
Marie Curie
While the collateral consequences of drugs such as cocaine are indisputably severe, they are not unlike those which flow from the misuse of other, legal, substances.
Byron White
The more I travel around the world, the more I see people want the same thing – to be happy. We wouldn’t be in a monetary system if we didn’t have to work, so if my music can contribute to happiness, then that’s my main responsibility.
Jason Mraz
Our view of nature will influence the way we treat nature, and our view of human nature will affect our understanding of human responsibility.
Ian Barbour
Industry is not a collection of machines and tools and buildings. It is a social entity that has the responsibility of realizing the happiness of those who work in it.
Luis A. Ferre
I think it is the responsibility of anyone involved in politics to always think of what Japan can do to contribute more to the peace and stability not just of Japan and the region but of the entire world.
Shinzo Abe
At certain historic moments, grandparents took on childrearing responsibilities. In many cultures, they still do. Chinese grandparents who are able to retire at 55 are seen all over Beijing bouncing grandbabies. In the United States, we can’t afford to retire at 55.
Erica Jong
Evading responsibility can lead to a life long pattern of criminal behavior.
Hetty King
Acting can be a very reactive profession. Acting is a fantastic thing, and it’s my life, but writing is also part of me too, so I did it and in so doing took responsibility for my own life.
Stephen Lang
Fear is killing us, but true love can survive. If we cooperate, we can beat doubt. But first, rebuild trust. Take responsibility. Happiness is still free, though not always apparent when it’s right in front of us. So keep calm, it’s gonna get better.
Patrick Stump
Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth and happiness.
Iyanla Vanzant
I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I’m kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that’s its own form of religion, and it’s not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that.
Win Butler
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘ an unjust law is no law at all.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
As parents and as consumers, we have the right and the power to pressure the entertainment industry to respond to our needs. Americans, after all, should insist that every corporate giant – whether it produces chemicals or records – accept responsibility for what it produces.
Tipper Gore
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
George Eliot
I certainly take work as a joyous responsibility.
Julia Roberts
It’s the flock, the grove, that matters. Our responsibility is to species, not to specimens; to communities, not to individuals.
Sara Bonnett Stein
I must decide if you deserve to die.
Janet Morris
America does not need to be worried with bailing out a European country that has made irresponsible expenditures, and then all of a sudden, throws their hands up and say, Oh, please come save us. That is not our responsibility in the United States of America.
Rick Perry
I want the cabinet to stand up and have a spine and a backbone and take responsibility.
Alex Sink
The responsibility of the writer is to be a sort of demonic social critic — to present the world and people in it as he sees it and say, “Do you like it? If you don’t like it, change it.
Edward Albee
I got successful awfully quick, and I wanted it… But I do think there is responsibility to move the musical theater form forward. I think you always have to be aware of the work that came before and build on that.
Harold Prince
I feel a sense of responsibility,” said Jordan. “And where is this feeling located? In your pants, perhaps?
Cassandra Clare
I have a responsibility to my children to be fit and healthy.
Shane Warne
As daughters of our Heavenly Father, and as daughters of Eve, we are all mothers and we have always been mothers. And we each have the responsibility to love and help lead the rising generation.
Sheri L. Dew
Nobody is starving on the streets. We’ve always taken care of them. We take care of our own; we always have. It is not the government’s responsibility.
Ben Carson
Talking to god and coming back because that’s what we have to do. That’s your responsibility as a director, as an artist, as a performer. Your responsibility is back again to your people.
Patti Smith
Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome.
Thomas E. Mann
American naturalist John Burroughs put it, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Jeff Olson
We are a compound of both here and hereafter; we shall be made responsible for the actions of both while here. Anything beyond this is beyond our power to prove, and would be of no real value if we could.
Benjamin Haydon
[The blame for the future ‘plight of civilization] must rest on scientific men, equally with others, for being incapable of accepting the responsibility for the profound social upheavals which their own work primarily has brought about in human relationships.
Frederick Soddy
Our responsibility is much greater than we might have supposed, because it involves all mankind.
Jean-Paul Sartre
China is completely lacking in self-awareness and as someone who has stepped outside that society, I have a responsibility to write about it as I see it.
Ma Jian
For the Christian there can be no social or political panaceas, no easy escapes from personal responsibility achieved by collectivising guilt or virtue. The true ends of temporal life lie beyond it, and, though the tyrannical State may diminish virtue, the benevolent State cannot procure it.
Margaret Thatcher
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything … that smacks of discrimination or slander.
Mary McLeod Bethune
As a player, that’s not your responsibility to comment and to give your opinion on another player. As a quarterback, I don’t want another quarterback tweeting about my performance or judging me in that way.
Eli Manning
When I was president of the company, I said, ‘Okay, I can do this – piece of cake.’ Then when you are the CEO, the responsibilities multiply enormously because you worry about everything.
Indra Nooyi
I want people to think about everyone in their life, and their responsibilities to their friends, their families and their country.
Jon Bernthal
I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.
Anselm Kiefer
Racism has its boot squarely wedged on the neck of black communities, and we don’t want to be told that hard work and responsibility are the answer.
Patrisse Cullors
We must all assume out responsibilities to take the country forward.
Lucas Papademos
If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.
Kevin Spacey
The latin word responsibility reveals its true meaning: the capacity to respond, to act. – Over-anxiety ultimately banishes every trace of joy from life.
Paulo Coelho
I end up liking politicians, both left and right, who talk about political matters as if they are addressing a bunch of adults, as if they are capable of handling both complexity and emotional responsibility.
Rachel Maddow
It’s been a lot of responsibility to be an ambassador for U.S. wrestling and the sport. It’s a tough journey. There’s a lot of obligations but also a lot of opportunity.
Jordan Burroughs
Anyone who has taken the oath I have just taken must feel a heavy weight of responsibility. If not, he has no conception of the powers and duties of the office.
William Howard Taft
Even the acceptance of personal responsibility may not overcome the temptation to believe that now is not the time to repent. ‘Now’ can seem so difficult, and ‘later’ appear so much easier. The truth is that today is always a better day to repent than any tomorrow.
Henry B. Eyring
Conservatism is the perfect antidote to underdevelopment. Its commitment to individual responsibility, education, hard work, personal initiative, traditional family values and free markets is a universal formula for success in a free society.
Shelby Steele
I’m very good at delegating – people work much better when they have a real sense of responsibility. But at the same time, I don’t like surprises. I don’t pore over every shoot, but I do like to be aware at all times of what’s going on.
Anna Wintour
I don’t know how to save my own life, so anything they’ve found in what I’ve written that saved theirs – I can’t take responsibility for it.
Frederick Buechner
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
Pietro Aretino
I am worrying about my country. I feel I have a responsibility as a novelist to do something.
Haruki Murakami
Remember you live in a community. You have a responsibility to be accountable to your family and your community as well as yourself.
Cherrie Moraga
Understanding who we are, where we came from, and why we are upon the earth places upon each of us a great responsibility both to learn how to learn and to learn to love learning.
David A. Bednar
Inspectors do not have the duty or the ability to uncover terrible weapons hidden in a vast country. The responsibility of inspectors is simply to confirm evidence of voluntary and total disarmament. Saddam Hussein has the responsibility to provide that evidence, as directed, and in full
Donald Rumsfeld
If people are being downtrodden and mistreated, it’s our obligation, it’s our responsibility to speak out, not just for ourselves but for others.
Alveda King
perhaps all this modern ferment of what’s known as ‘social conscience’ or ‘civic responsibility’ isn’t a result of the sense of duty, but of the old, old craving for beauty.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
Nelson Mandela
The horse is a gift to us, to humanity. And for that, there comes responsibility. If the horse is gonna work for you and work with you, then the best thing I can do for the horse is to make it as good a life possible.
Buck Brannaman
There’s only one cook in the kitchen, only one chef. I let the soloists do their thing – you’ve gotta let a man do a solo the way he wants – but as far as picking the tunes and working on the arrangements, I take full responsibility for it.
Gregg Allman
Formerly government was the responsibility of people; now people were the responsibility of government.
Garet Garrett
Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part.
Hillary Clinton
Accepting both the opportunity and the responsibility evokes a great deal of humility.
Carol Ann Tomlinson
At one time I was a nihilistic punk with a mohican and a ring in my nose. I think in the course of time I’ll find a middle ground, but I also carry that sense of responsibility. I’m in a position to defeat stereotypes.
Michelle Shocked
But I can’t take responsibility for criminal conduct of somebody inside the company.
Kenneth Lay
All persons who bear the blessed title of parent have the personal responsibility to see that their children are growing up fully appreciative of the rights of God and their fellowmen.
J. Edgar Hoover
Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person’s point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people.
Arlo Guthrie
For me, faith is personal, but the implications are social – as personal and social responsibility are at the heart of the Christian message.
Scott Morrison
Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place.
Jeff Koons
I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
All this role model bullshit; you don’t have any extra responsibilities because you made some good songs! Your only responsibility is to make good songs.
Kanye West
You know, I would like to think that the right way to do things is that the people who actually have the jobs that are nominated by the president, confirmed by the Senate, have responsibility for different regions in the world – that they have responsibility for the policy.
Kurt Volker
I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.
Barack Obama
I think it’s unhelpful to suggest that the task of evangelism is essentially the responsibility of ministers.
Mark Dever
Say what you say plainly, and then take responsibility for it.
Ai Weiwei
Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility.
Lee Patrick Mastelotto
I would never sacrifice my individual beliefs as a citizen to my corporate responsibilities.
George W. Romney
I use that as my responsibility on the show, to be the pragmatist.
Fisher Stevens
Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require “educational practices and socializing agents” even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people’s behavior from their earliest childhood.
Germaine Greer
My only responsibility as a playwright and a storyteller is to give you the time of your life in the theatre. I just happen to think that with Hamilton’s story, sticking close to the facts helps me. All the most interesting things in the show happened.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
As the elected representatives of the American people, all the people, nearly 300 million people, that we in the Senate are charged with the responsibility to examine whether to entrust their precious rights and liberties to [Supreme Court] nominee.
Patrick Leahy
Human rights without responsibility, without a sense of decency, a sense of compassion, is not good enough for a society to flourish… We need to broaden our scope from the legalistic language to the language of the heart.
Tu Weiming
Stop talking about how you care about people. Show me something. Show me a policy. Show me a policy where you take responsibility.
Joe Biden
The price of LEADERSHIP is RESPONSIBILITY….and part of that responsibility is to STAY POSITIVE whether you feel like it or not.
Lou Holtz
I do want to make a special appeal to women movie stars to, I think, have a special responsibility these days to stop smoking, not to do it up on screen because the example that’s being set is really an awful example.
Joe Eszterhas
I thought, ‘OK, I’m done here. I’ll take responsibility and go away.’ Little did I know I was going to be going away limping because someone cut my legs out from under me.
Terry Francona
The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family.
Mitt Romney
I think probably the one trait that would concern me about brother Bing would be his lack of responsibility.
Bob Crosby
Tender expressions of love and affection toward children are as much the responsibility of the father as the mother. Tell your children you love them.
Howard W. Hunter
Good governance depends on ability to take responsibility by both administration as well as people.
Narendra Modi
One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license.
P. J. O’Rourke
I usually go with roles that I find entertaining. But every once in a while, there comes along a film that has an important social message. As actors, we have a certain responsibility toward our audience.
Boman Irani
Eternal vigilence is the price of liberty.
Wendell Phillips
The price that has to be paid for finding truly personal life is a very high one. It is a price in terms of the acceptance of responsibility. And the awareness of responsibility inevitably leads either to despair or to confession and grace.
Paul Tournier
There’s a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn’t be able to just dress up and look pretty.
Rashida Jones
All religions and all communities have the same rights, and it is my responsibility to ensure their complete and total protection. My government will not tolerate or accept any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion.
Narendra Modi
I accept that it was a mistake to allow distinctions to be blurred between my professional responsibilities and my personal loyalties to a friend. Mr Speaker, I am sorry for this. I have apologised to the Prime Minister, to the public, and, at the first opportunity available, to the House.
Liam Fox
Having people be afraid of you comes with responsibility.
Daniel Gordis
And where the words of women are crying to be heard, we must each of us recognize our responsibility to seek those words out, to read them and share them and examine them in their pertinence to our lives.
Audre Lorde
Today we are confronted with reality on the vastest scale mankind has known and this puts a greater responsibility on the photographer.
Berenice Abbott
Everything changes for the better when you take ownership of your own problems.
Robert Ringer
If you’re passionate, be passionate enough to fail. Fail small, accept responsibility, repeat. The people who make change are the survivors of serial failure.
Seth Godin
If all you’ve got to do is a couple of lines, dear Jesus, don’t let them down. Other people are taking responsibility.
Ciaran Hinds
I see life as both a gift and a responsibility. My responsibility is to use what God has given me to help His people in need.
Millard Fuller
And I argued with that intelligence estimate and I think it is a responsibility of policymakers to use their best judgment on the basis of the intelligence they’ve received.
Frank Carlucci
I’ve had a very interesting life. There are ways of handling the complexities. I’m willing to take on the responsibilities as a father, as a producer, as an actor; and I enjoy that. I’ve always been changing and evolving and growing. There’s no pinnacle of power where you can sit back and relax.
Tom Cruise
A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Knox
I think you have a responsibility to the people you’re making movies with, and I take that very seriously. I don’t want to let up and I don’t want to let down.
Scott Rudin
We must create economic opportunity, build a culture of entrepreneurship, get people to take responsibility for improving their lives, rather than putting them in a position where they sit back in their poverty and blame others for it.
Paul Kagame
The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.
Darren Hardy
The final test of religious faith… is whether it will enable men to endure insecurity without complacency or despair, whether it can so interpret the ancient verities that they will not become mere escape hatches from responsibilities but instruments of insights into what civilization means.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Having been in Congress, you know that’s part of our responsibility the constituent has a problem, We’re supposed to write back and say, ‘Well I can’t do anything’ That’s not what they elect you for.
Bob Dole
If you can’t take responsibility for your own well-being, you will never take control over it.
Jennifer Hudson
The perpetuators of the Buddha dharma have a moral responsibility to the rest of humanity to be at the forefront of the change away from blood-letting and killing, and not surreptitiously fostering it because of their lack of will to change their habits or mode of thinking concerning the animal kingdom.
Bodo Balsys
In the end, we must restore a balance within ourselves between who we are and what we are doing. Each of us must take a greater personal responsibility for this deteriorating global environment; each of us must take a hard look at the habits of mind and action that reflect – and have led to – this grave crisis.
Al Gore
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
Charles Spurgeon
The key to success for any woman who wants to have a really serious career and a family is to marry a guy who is going to take at least half the responsibility for the house and kids – and sometimes more than half.
Gail Collins
I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it.
Brendan Fraser
One mistake, one brief lapse of my new found judgement-that’s all it took to unravel everything. What a massive responsibility, being a moral creature.
Isaac Marion
We have the responsibility to ensure that our first impulse in foreign affairs is one of bipartisanship.
Richard Lugar
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
William Bennett
We’ve fallen down on our responsibility to our children by somehow creating this world where they’re surrounded by images of sexuality; and yet, we as adults struggle to talk to kids honestly about sex, the rules of dignity and consent.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Words create conceptions and self-conceptions and ultimately nations. They can start and stop wars. They can would and heal. Choosing words carefully is a moral responsibility.
Amos Oz
On the other end of the spectrum, we can’t use this permission to sometimes say no and use it as a wand to wish away all our responsibilities. We also must remember not to use our “no” answers as a weapon. We can’t turn into No! ninjas, karate-chopping anyone who even comes close to asking us for something.
Lysa TerKeurst
I don’t think that the United States has the bulk of the responsibility. I really put that on Bashar Assad and on the Iraqis and on the region itself.
Hillary Clinton
There is no undertaking more challenging, no responsibility more awesome, than that of being a mother.
Gerald R. Ford
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Haim Ginott
I have a responsibility to my fellow my community, to my fellow man, and woman. With that said, I create from a place of selfishness, but I’m also cognizant of potential impact on others. And I try to make that impact positive.
Vic Mensa
The Marine Corps is some of the best acting training you could have. Having that responsibility for people’s lives, suddenly time becomes a really valuable commodity and you want to make the most of it. And for acting, you just have to do the work, just keep doing it.
Adam Driver
What makes America special is that people come here, assimilate and become American with all of the rights and responsibilities citizenship bestows.
Zoe Lofgren
You must assume full responsibility for choosing to pursue power. Know that you alone have chosen to be tested, and then proceed without doubt, remorse, or blame. You alone are responsible.
Mike Livingston
Garbage removal is a citizen responsibility.
Jaime Lerner
Every prime minister… has the responsibility to provide security for his people.
Ehud Olmert
Theory and practice are not only interwoven with one’s culture but with the responsibility of shaping the environment, of breaking up social complacency, and challenging the power of the status quo.
Samuel Mockbee
Accountability breeds response-ability.
Stephen Covey
Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done.
Hubert Selby, Jr.
Especially with our first child, we tend to take too much responsibility–both credit and blame–for everything. The more we wantto be good parents, the more we tend to see ourselves as making or breaking our children.
Polly Berrien Berends
I am one of those people who quite enjoys responsibility.
Stuart Pearce
It is restful to leave one’s home; not because traveling does not entail varied and difficult daily actions, but because it removes our responsibilities.
Andre Maurois
One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster.
Vito Fossella
What I was utterly convinced of, and still am, is the idea that the only responsibility the free intellectual has is vis-a-vis himself. He is not responsible to either a political party or a ruler.
Tawfiq al-Hakim
I really need people to take responsibility for the kind of energy they bring to me.
Jill Bolte Taylor
I voted, always vote. It’s very important to me. My kids, I take them with me since they were little, so they realize it’s a responsibility.
Gloria Estefan
I’m a grown man now, I’ve got a family, I understand responsibility.
I’d been an actor my whole life, since I was a kid. And then, I quit for awhile and went to university. When I wanted to start acting again, I couldn’t get a job, and that was really depressing. So, I realized, at that time, that I have to take responsibility for my own creativity.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
We cannot learn freedom and responsibility within the confines of our own species. We cannot understand life and death and what they are for in exclusively human terms. Without that which is wild, the world becomes a cell block.
Stephanie Mills
Each new moment presents an opportunity for conscious choice. We can choose to let go of the past. We can choose to be here now. We can choose to accept responsibility for ourselves. . . . We can choose to awaken. Or we can choose to remain asleep and unconscious.
Leonard Jacobson
Our number one responsibility is to protect Americans from terrorism, that’s our job, so being tough on terrorism is enormously important.
Elizabeth Warren
Anyone writing a picture-book biography of Lincoln has a different set of responsibilities from someone writing a biography for sixth-graders, say, or from a Lincoln scholar writing an academic book on Lincoln. Each of these writers has a different audience and different goals. That’s obvious.
Russell Freedman
If that type of bad God did exist, then we could go on living in good health. If we could push the responsibility for our misery onto God, then we would have that much more peace of mind, wouldn’t we?
Tatsuhiko Takimoto
Whenever a warrior decides to do something, he must go all the way, but he must take responsibility for what he does. No matter what he does, he must know first why he is doing it, and then he must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them.
Carlos Castaneda
The terrifying breakdown of social cohesion in the American city, in spite of intense institutionalized police surveillance equipped with every sophisticated aid to public control, illustrates that social behaviour depends upon mutual responsibility rather than upon the policeman.
Colin Ward
What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
Maya Angelou
It is your responsibility to find fault with me, it is mine to hear you out. But don’t expect me to change.
John Irving
We need to heal the environment – that’s a big thing – because we messed it up and we have a responsibility to heal and clean up what we have messed up before we think about leaving here. We can’t really heal the outer environment on those levels until we heal our families.
Drunvalo Melchizedek
It is my responsibility that I must make demonstrative efforts to reach out to every citizen of the country.
Narendra Modi
Piracy is important to talk about. It’s harming the music industry. It hurts all of us. The public needs to understand every time they buy a pirated CD, they hurt the industry. The only ones who can change that are the fans and the people that buy CDs. It’s everybody’s responsibility to prevent it.
Luis Miguel
The goal of this Nation, I so strongly believe, is to be a preeminent world power. We have to understand what comes with that: The responsibility to be strong.
Jeff Sessions
Ability involves responsibility; power, to its last particle, is duty.
Ian Maclaren
I started off as many fathers do. I enjoyed the good bits, but I was wary of the responsibility. But now I love being a dad.
Noel Gallagher
Power breeds responsibilities, in international affairs as in domestic – or even private. To dodge or disclaim these responsibilities is one form of the abuse of power.
Irving Kristol
Definition of responsibility: a commitment of the head, heart, and hands to fix the problem and never again affix blame.
John G. Miller
I fought for the values of responsibility, and I’m not a man who does not accept his responsibilities.
Nicolas Sarkozy
The ultimate priority of humanity should not be to savour the power given to us, but rather to account for the according responsibility.
Christian Harrison
Having a proper understanding of countries’ external positions – current accounts, stock positions, and currencies – is critical to highlight policymakers’ shared responsibility to tackle external imbalances before they become too risky.
Gita Gopinath
The tragedy is that political leaders failed so badly at delivering what Iraqis clearly wanted – and for that, a great deal of responsibility lies with Prime Minister Maliki.
David Petraeus
I know my debt of gratitude to the women who went before, I know my responsibility to young women coming forward.
Nancy Pelosi
I think it’s a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression and to use any way to extend this power.
Ai Weiwei
I have to separate my personal concerns from my professional responsibilities.
Susan Rice
Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes, and for your failures. You can’t go blaming others, or being jealous. Seeing somebody else’s success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.
Kevin Bacon
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools.
Barack Obama
I do want to work on a larger scale with bigger budgets partially as a way to prove that women can do that, for sure. I definitely feel a bit of a responsibility to do that.
Elizabeth Banks
One lot apiece, one chance to undo an error or secure a fate.
Janet Morris
On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation.
Wilhelm Reich
I was the oldest child, and both my parents worked, so I had a great deal of responsibility from a very young age.
Suzanne Vega
All People and things are interdependent. The world has become so small that no nation can solve its problems alone, in isolation from others. That is why I believe we must all cultivate a sense of responsibility based on love and compassion for each other.
Dalai Lama
Top technologists have a tremendous capacity – and, therefore, a tremendous responsibility – to build things that make a positive impact on the world.
Joe Lonsdale
The government can give citizens opportunity and it’s their responsibility to take advantage of it.
Michael Mandelbaum
We are now in a position to understand the anti-Semite. He is a man who is afraid. Not of the Jews, to be sure, but of himself, of his own consciousness, of his liberty, of his instincts, of his responsibilities, of solitariness, of change, of society, and of the world of everything except the Jews.
Jean-Paul Sartre
At its most basic the democratic contract is a simple one: the right to vote comes with a responsibility to society, through tax payments and citizenship.
Lucy Powell
Courage is……following your conscience instead of “following the crowd.” Sacrificing personal gain for the benefit of others. Speaking your mind even though others don’t agree. Taking complete responsibility for your actions and your mistakes. Doing what you know is right, regardless of the consequence.
Eric Harvey
Champions take responsibility.
Billie Jean King
Grace does not cancel out our responsibility or accountability for the things God has given us to do.
Mike Bickle
Man is abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no aim but what he sets himself.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I consider chess an art, and accept all those responsibilities which art places upon its devotees.
Alexander Alekhine
It is our social responsibility as citizens of India to help fulfil Gandhiji’s vision of Clean India, by his 150th birth anniversary in 2019.
Narendra Modi
Violence [in Palestina] is a symptom; the occupation is the disease – a mortal disease for everybody concerned, the occupied and the occupiers. Therefore, the first responsibility is to put an end to the occupation.
Uri Avnery
It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain
Robert Kennedy
Most critics don’t realize that a novel like One Hundred Years of Solitude is a bit of a joke, full of signals to close friends; and so, with some pre-ordained right to pontificate they take on the responsibility of decoding the book and risk making terrible fools of themselves.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Competitive individualism militates against the experience of community, and that lack of community is a centrally important factor in contemporaneous anxiety.
Rollo May
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
Harriet Martineau
A human being’s first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.
Henry Winkler
The seven principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determinat ion, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith — teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.
William J. Clinton
Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure “good” government, it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare — most people want to run things, but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the “backseat driver” syndrome.
Robert A. Heinlein
But there are a couple of places where it is clear to me that there should be no ambiguity of corporate responsibility – the environment and civil rights, .. As a corporation, you cannot let the desire for unanimity override your obligation for fairness.
Leo Hindery
Writing should be useful. If it can’t instruct people a little bit more about the responsibilities of consciousness, there’s no point in doing it.
Edward Albee
The foremost corporate responsibility is to serve others so well you produce a profit.
James Cook
I think people have to take responsibility for their own actions.
Marilyn Manson
My political philosophy as a libertarian says that government has no business intervening in any consensual private behavior. My professional ethic as a thinker and writer, however, says that self-knowledge is our ultimate responsibility
Camille Paglia
The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do.
Ted Koppel
….to abuse the intellect for reasons of pride, vanity, or escape from responsibility, is the fruit of that same tree.
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
It was in 1969 that I was able to give up my administrative responsibility. As I worked hard my research never suffered during this period and as a matter of fact these were probably some of my most productive years.
George Andrew Olah
So many people would like to have guidance from God because obviously, if you have a word from God, it’s the best possible thing. But they don’t relate that to life as a whole. Often they want guidance as a way of opting out of the responsibility of making decisions.
Dallas Willard
Being in a rock band, I feel a certain responsibility to have a weird haircut. I mean, who else gets to do that?
Win Butler
Our goal as women should be to discover who we are and not who we think we should be or who the world wants us to be. It’s not our responsibility to be arm candy!
Elisabeth Rohm
I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual… and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
Wayne Gretzky
The underlying issues, the psychological motives, in all my movies have been the same, he said. Personal responsibility and friendship, the importance of a compassionate life as opposed to a passionate life.
George Lucas
Until you are willing to accept total and complete responsibility for every aspect of your life, your life will keep sending you experiences designed to get your attention.
Iyanla Vanzant
The way the Statute of Rome is written, responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command. This is the sort of investigation that some people who live in Fairyland might like to undertake, but which bears no relationship at all to conditions in the real world.
John Bolton
I got taught a lot of great lessons by superhero comics as a kid about virtue and self-sacrifice and responsibility. And those were an important part of imprinting my DNA with ethical and moral values.
Mark Waid
We treat employees as a member of the family. If management take the risk of hiring them, we have to take the responsibility for them.
Akio Morita
I think that discipline is so much of an important part of being a parent. Because it’s very, very important to teach your children to take responsibility for their actions
Cheryl Ladd
For all of higher civilization’s recorded history, becoming a man was defined overwhelmingly as taking responsibility for a family.
Dennis Prager
One main condition of aristocratic life was present in the South and not in the North–personal responsibility to other human beings for education and material welfare. (A Carnegie or a Ford, like a bureaucracy, molds the lives of millions without taking any responsibility.)
Marshall McLuhan
Politicians have responsibility to act if the public opinion changes.
David Titley
Environmental pollution, terrorism, and many other global threats do not stop at borders. We all bear global responsibility and thus need a global identity to enable us to cope with them. We must learn to integrate different levels of identity in ourselves. What matters is not either/or, but both/and.
Klaus Schwab
We cannot abdicate our conscience to an organization, nor to a government. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ Most certainly I am! I cannot escape my responsibility by saying the State will do all that is necessary. It is a tragedy that nowadays so many think and feel otherwise.
Albert Schweitzer
It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.
Mahatma Gandhi
As a human being, member of society, you must clearly state your mind. It’s a responsibility. It is the way you identify yourself otherwise you don’t know who you are and why you are here.
Ai Weiwei
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Denis Waitley
I will resign as party leader to take full responsibility for troubling the public and party supporters.
Seiji Maehara
It is only hard work that brings about results, doing things for others. Forget about your problems. Take responsibility for your life and make it into something beautiful in the midst of changing circumstances.
Frederick Lenz
Businesses should be focused on business and social responsibility should be government responsibility.
Terry Gou
It is impossible to get the measure of what an individual can accomplish unless the responsibility is given him.
Alfred P. Sloan
If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.
Robert Noyce
Growth that lasts does not threaten our children’s future. It recognises that our planet is a gift that must be cherished. That tomorrow is our responsibility as much as today.
Nick Clegg
With our intimate partners, we can take responsibility for the parts of ourselves that are hardest to deal with – because we finally know ourselves well enough to do so.
Wendy Lustbader
Nobody can do everything well, so learn how to delegate responsibility to other winners and then hold them accountable for their decisions.
George Foreman
I think the (brawl) made the league and the players more conscious of our responsibility to the public.
Joe Dumars
The object of the patrol method is not so much saving the Scoutmaster trouble as to give responsibility to the boy.
Baden Powell de Aquino
I would feel no hesitation in saying that it is the responsibility of a decent human being to give assistance to a child who is being attacked by a rabid dog, but I would not intend this to imply that in all imaginable circumstances one must, necessarily, act in accordance with this general responsibility.
Noam Chomsky
There are responsibilities which are parental responsibilities and those are the types of things we prepare the next generation for, but no one tells you how to answer the kids’ questions in the backseat of the car when they want to know what the world is for or where they came from or why any of this is happening.
Maggie Smith
As I see it, the greatest responsibility of motherhood is to make sure that our children know that there are principles of kindness, compassion, integrity, excellence, and discipline.
Marianne Williamson
I would like to fly in space. Absolutely. That would be cool. I used to just do personally risky things, but now I’ve got kids and responsibilities, so I can’t be my own test pilot. That wouldn’t be a good idea. But I definitely want to fly as soon as it’s a sensible thing to do.
Elon Musk
If you do a job another’s way, he or she must take the responsibility. If you do it your way, you must take the responsibility.
Napoleon Hill
Self-sufficiency is both a good and an absolute good.
I had my daughter, and with that came a deep sense of responsibility; my time for work had become precious, and it had to have more meaning.
Phoebe Philo
The only thing more difficult than being a God is being Thom Yorke. Thom Yorke has all these responsibilities, to save the planet. To save the world. To redeem Thom Yorke.
Thom Yorke
Becoming carbon neutral is only the beginning. The climate problem will not be solved by one company reducing its emissions to zero, and it won’t be solved by one government acting alone. The climate problem will not be solved without mass participation by the general public in countries around the globe.
Rupert Murdoch
Be the trouble you want to see in the world.
Joey Comeau
My films have always been considered the benchmark in action. I have a big responsibility to shoulder.
Sunny Deol
You always have to take responsibility for the choices you made. Once you can come to that truth, it’s a very satisfying and relieving feeling. You don’t have to fight anymore, you just get to do.
Andrew W.K.
My responsibility is to get the story right. I can’t predict or be concerned with the consequences.
Tom Verducci
My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself.
Trevor Huddleston
The favorite method of vice is to diss all responsibility be work or social, go off by myself, and enjoy a good steak and a great glass of wine. Oh yeah, and my kids are there too.
Bob Saget
Parliament of the country is the repository of the sovereign will of the people, and its successful functioning is a joint responsibility of both the government and the Opposition.
Pratibha Patil
I’m just gonna do a podcast because it’s mine, I can control it, I have complete responsibility over it, and no one can touch it.
Chris Hardwick
Character is made up of core moral principles called the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship. Each of these virtues are independently important but together they provide the foundation for a worthy life.
Michael Josephson
A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs.
John Charles Polanyi
As Americans, we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility.
Rick Perry
You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.
Ken Keyes Jr.
A lot has changed for Germany since 2010. Back then it was not certain that I would be the number one. Now I’m glad about the responsibility I take for the team.
Manuel Neuer
Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.
J. G. Holland
Students, when you want to say something, think about it three times before you say it. Speak only if your words will benefit yourselves and others. Do not speak if it brings no benefit.
In these xenophobic times, when politicians are stoking everyone’s anxiety about threats from abroad, I would argue that engaging with the rest of the world is not only a luxury, in the way that travel is, but actually a moral responsibility.
Andrew Solomon
You are the person who determines what you do. That’s a big responsibility. Make the most of it.
Ron Kaufman
[Freud’s] sense of reality is less clouded by wishful thinking than is the case with other people and [he combines] the qualities of critical judgment, earnestness and responsibility.
Albert Einstein
To become a courageous leader, you must realize that accepting responsibility is not optional – it’s mandatory.
David Cottrell
Healing comes from taking responsibility: to realize that it is you – and no one else – that creates your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions.
Peter Shepherd
God has put a dream inside you. It’s yours, and no one else’s. It declares your uniqueness. It holds your potential. Only you can birth it. Only you can live it. Not to discover it, take responsibility for it, and act upon it is to negatively affect yourself as well as all those who would benefit from your dream.
John C. Maxwell
The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments.
Donald Rumsfeld
Duties are what make life most worth living. Lacking them, you are not necessary to anyone.
Marlene Dietrich
My responsibility is to fulfil what that natural thing is. The thing that I dislike about pop rock Top 40 music is that it’s not natural.
Van Morrison
This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait.
Natalie Goldberg
I describe family values as responsibility towards others, increase of tolerance, compromise, support, flexibility. And essentially the things I call the silent song of life-the continuous process of mutual accommodation without which life is impossible.
Salvador Minuchin
You can live in heaven right now. Heaven or hell is here and now; you don’t need to wait to die. If you take responsibility for your own life, for your own actions, then your future is in your hands, and you can live in heaven while your body is alive.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
I am convinced that any attempt to restore harmony in the world can only rest on the renewal of personal responsibility.
Andrei Tarkovsky
Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow.
Dominique de Villepin
I think it is a very important step in the right direction that the Afghans have taken over responsibility for the security in their own country, and NATO being able to end its combat presence in Afghanistan.
Jens Stoltenberg
The role of geo-engineering should, in a world of responsibility, in a world of scientifically enlightened decision making and ecological understanding, it should be zero. There is no role for geo-engeneering. Because what is geoengineering but extending the engineering paradigm?
Vandana Shiva
If you are charged with this responsibility of enhancing interrogations, or using soldiers to enhance interrogations to find Saddam, and you’re above the law for all practical purposes, you might try some unusual techniques. Now we know that, in fact, they did.
Janis Karpinski
When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Tarthang Tulku
Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.
Jane Goodall
Im very disappointed that we missed our (earnings per share) growth target this quarter due to the confluence of a number of issues that we now understand and are urgently addressing. I accept full responsibility for the shortfall.
Carly Fiorina
One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions.
Samuel Wilson
In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King – and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you.
Boris Spassky
I believe it is my responsibility to do what I can for children and people with Down syndrome as well as in my native Dominican Republic.
Albert Pujols
I would expect illegal alien parents to take care of their children. If it means the kids go back home with them, that’s what happens. If it means there are legal relatives in the United States that can take care of them, that can happen to. But I believe it’s the parents responsibility to take care of the kids.
Mo Brooks
Primary responsibility for Brexit lies with British conservatives, who took an entire continent hostage.
Martin Schulz
There is a different spelling between “rights” and “rites” – in other words, civic legislators and ecclesiastical councils have different responsibilities.
Otis Moss III
I can accept no responsibility for any changes in your existence, miraculous or otherwise. You must take responsibility for your own life. You must have your own life because if you haven’t had at least that, what have you had?
Martin Firrell
I’m very much in favor of focused responsibility, and so in the main areas that I’m worried about, I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area.
Warren Christopher
Enron and 9/11 marked the end of an era of individual freedom and the beginning of personal responsibility.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Some people are as fragile as butterflies and sensitive and it’s your responsibility not to destroy them. Just because you can
Marisha Pessl
Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback – or a start of a new kind of development. [You have the responsibility to decide if you will see it as a bad setback or good start!]
Mary Roberts Rinehart
We see in Islam a religion that traces its origins back to God’s call on Abraham. We share your belief in God’s justice, and your insistence on man’s moral responsibility. We thank the many Muslim nations who stand with us against terror. Nations that are often victims of terror, themselves.
George W. Bush
To my fancy, one looks back on life, it has only two responsibilities, which include all the others: one is the bringing of new life into existence; the other, educating it after it is brought in. All betrayals of trust result from these original sins.
Henry Adams
Our culture is at a critical cusp – a time that requires that we define what it means to be a citizen in a democracy. Within our nation we need to foster a greater sense of collective responsibility.
Robert Neelly Bellah
As the BBC approaches the final phase of decisions about its future, it will be important for those involved to be established in post and ready to take responsibility for implementation of the outcome.
Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones
Whether or not you have children yourself, you are a parent to the next generation. If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property and think of them as the next generation, then we can realize we all have a role to play.
Charlotte Sophia Kasl
Those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.
Nicolas Cage
A company has a greater responsibility than making money for its stockholders. We have a responsibility to our employees to recognize their dignity as human beings.
David Packard
We must stop this incessant victimhood mentality.
Somebody else will not fix things.
Somebody else will not make me healthy.
Somebody else will not make me happy.
These things are my responsibility.
Not the neighbor’s,
not the government’s,
not the church or the civic club.
Joel Salatin
Responsibility for learning belongs to the student, regardless of age.
Robert Martin
The main social responsibility for a company is to win.
Jack Welch
The most politically painless way to hand out goodies, without taking responsibility for their costs, is to pass a law saying that somebody else must provide those goodies at their expense, while the politicians take credit for generosity and compassion.
Thomas Sowell
The reason people blame things on the previous generation is that there’s only one other choice.
Doug Larson
It is the prime responsibility of every citizen to feel that his country is free and to defend its freedom is his duty. Every Indian should now forget that he is a Rajput, a Sikh or a Jat. He must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain duties.
Vallabhbhai Patel
A man who seeks escape from the responsibility of supporting his life by his own thought and effort, and wishes to survive by conquering, ruling and exploiting others, is NOT an Individualist.
Ayn Rand
My dad has no control over who works with me. Me, me and me alone has to take responsibility for anything.
Shane MacGowan
You can’t assume the responsibility for everything you do or don’t do.
Simone de Beauvoir
We don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just go back to what it was in terms of how corporations acted in terms of their collective responsibility just 20 years ago.
Joe Biden
Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self. – Respect for others. – Responsibility for all your actions.
Dalai Lama
In order to grow, you must accept new responsibilities, no matter how uncertain you may feel or how unprepared you are to deal with them.
Pat Summitt
There is only one Church, and the responsibility for missionary work is universal. ‘Every member a missionary.’
James E. Faust
Corporate Social Responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it because it is good for our business
Niall FitzGerald
When enough women realize that birth is a time of great opportunity to get in touch with their true power, and when they are willing to assume responsibility for this, we will reclaim the power of birth and help move technology where it belongs-in the service of birthing women, not their master.
Christiane Northrup
I believe we are here to do good. It is the responsibility of every human being to aspire to do something worthwhile, to make the world a better place than the one we found.
Albert Einstein
I came to the United States in the early ’80s and was welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to pursue my dreams. God has been very kind to us. My family and I are fortunate enough to be successful and we feel a tremendous responsibility and obligation to give back to our great country.
Naveen Jain
It`s all part of the pattern. This is a story of scandal and corruption, investigations, refusals to take responsibility. If this government continues in office, this will continue.
Stephen Harper
The function and responsibility of the President is to set before the American people the unfinished business, the things we must do if we are going to succeed as a nation.
John F. Kennedy
Quality is everyone’s responsibility.
W. Edwards Deming
In Spain, we should have enough intelligence, enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.
Federica Montseny
Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.
Sandra Day O’Connor
As the art world changes, artists have more and more responsibility. You don’t have a lot of luxury to be super secluded.
Frances Stark
The thoughts I express, whether clearly or ambiguously, are my own and they are my individual responsibility.
Rudy Giuliani
People of this teenager’s age are on the brink of adulthood and have to be allowed a greater degree of responsibility. A consequence of this is a decrease in parental responsibility. Therefore to have criminal responsibility for what you don’t know about seems rather extreme.
John Scott
I`m 100 percent impartial. I`m – my responsibility is to manage this primary nominating contest neutrally and fairly.
Hillary Clinton
Ralph Nader choose the man with whom to share the responsibility of running a distant third, California activist Peter Camejo. You may remember that Camejo ran for president in 1976 on the Socialist Workers Party ticket. Actually, you might only remember that if you run a lesbian, vegetarian, bookstore.
Jon Stewart
It’s important to remember how fortunate we are as a country to have a currency and a bond market that is seen in every way as a source of strength and it’s a huge responsibility for us to keep it that way.
Lawrence Summers
By the time I finished doing regular practice, most of my work was in international regulatory law, so I was advising foreign governments about their responsibility and roles in things like public inquiries.
Robert Rinder
Never let me hear you say it’s someone else’s fault. It often is, but you must never shirk your own responsibility … You can’t change others, but you can do something about a fault in yourself.
Anne Holm
If there’s anything about someone’s life that’s important enough to make a movie about it, I have to take responsibility to get all of it right. It’s a huge responsibility.
Russell Crowe
We all have a responsibility to create a just society
Bryan Stevenson
Because you’re running an enterprise with two hundred-odd people, and it’s really your responsibility to keep it moving quickly. So you have to know what you’re doing, do it, and move on.
William Monahan
Children allowed to take responsibility and given a serious part in the larger world are always superior to those merely permitted to play and be passive.
John Taylor Gatto
Sometimes religion becomes yet another source for more division and even open conflict. Because of that situation, I feel the different religious traditions have a great responsibility to provide peace of mind and a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood among humanity.
Dalai Lama
We have a high moral responsibility to be rational
Charlie Munger
The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone.
Donna Tartt
To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.
Patrick Ness
On Christmas morning, before we could open our Christmas presents, we would go to this stranger’s home and bring them presents. I remember helping clean the house up and putting up a tree. My father believed that you have a responsibility to look after everyone else.
George Clooney
I’m aware of the decisions I make and the responsibility I have as a role model. I wouldn’t disregard that.
Naomi Scott
Remember me? I’m back to my old self again. No responsibilities, no attachments, no encumbrances. I don’t want to own anything, love anyone, or get too attached to people, places or things. It’s a rule that seems to work well for me.
Danielle Steel
You don’t have to be ‘adults’… but be someone who can take responsibility for their own words and actions. Believe it or not, that’s actually harder.
Natsuki Takaya
Everybody, not just stars, should take up the responsibility of giving back to society. It doesn’t matter how much you give, but what really matters is if you are willing to give something.
The more knowledge, the more responsibility. The more love, the more ability.
Edgar Cayce
We live in a bureaucratic, atomized world, but the system is still run by human beings. If as a writer, you want to capture the world we live in, I think you have some responsibility to at least try to get at some of the ways we’ve chosen to govern ourselves.
Adam Haslett
As you accept the responsibility to seek after truth with an open mind and a humble heart, you will become more tolerant of others, more open to listen, more prepared to understand, more inclined to build up instead of tearing down, and you will be more willing to go where God wants you to go.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I think that for many of us, the years of the Civil Rights movements – Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy running for president in 1968 to end the war and so forth – these were defining moment in terms of trying to hold government accountable and have a level of responsibility and truth-telling.
John F. Kerry
I’m moving into that eldership age, you know? I’m at the ‘wise woman’ age where it’s not about learning, but utilizing the information that I have in a way that serves other people. That’s a high calling and it’s a great responsibility.
Iyanla Vanzant
My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart, hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe long after my feet in these shoes aren’t walking the planet.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Fiscal responsibility and government reform are going to be good themes for governing, well at any time, but particularly coming out of a recovery.
Bob McDonnell
We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq… Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain.
Marek Belka
The US is responsible for 25 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. It should take responsibility for leading the way.
Tony Juniper
As conservatives, we can only be glad if two people legally take responsibility for each other, in good times and bad.
Jens Spahn
Individuality is a real power inherent in all and the development and consequent expression of this power enables one to assume the responsibility of directing his own footsteps rather than stampeding after some self-assertive bell-wether.
Charles F. Haanel
Worry is assuming responsibilities that you cannot handle. They truth is, they are responsibilities that God never intended for you to handle, because they are His.
Charles R. Swindoll
Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
Fred Woodworth
I’ve always found it not only easy, but enjoyable. It’s necessary for us to reach out and I’m speaking for myself here. I certainly have a sense of responsibility to reach out to these people in the theatre who might look to someone like me for some guidance.
Harvey Keitel
A democratic form of government, a democratic way of life, presupposes free public education over a long period; it presupposes also an education for personal responsibility that too often is neglected.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I don’t want this office, this responsibility, any longer, even if you want me. Find the strongest and most able and God bless you. Good-bye.
Harry S. Truman
A land ethic…reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in
turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land.
Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort
to understand and preserve this capacity.
Aldo Leopold
A great nation cannot abandon its responsibilities. Responsibilities abandoned today return as more acute crises tomorrow.
Gerald R. Ford
When I hear the words “social responsibility,” I want to reach for my gun.
Eric S. Raymond
I think, first of all, every time you want to play somebody who is real is always challenging and always scary, because you are given a responsibility of someone’s real life.
Liya Kebede
Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer.
William Arthur Ward
I am a very strict mother, and as a mother, it’s my responsibility to guide my kids and tell them to go how far and no further. There should be rules and guidelines for the kids, and they should know their limits.
This election presents a stark choice – we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats, more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy, or we can return to the founding principles of our nation – free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.
Ted Cruz
Responsibility for the creation of the good world in which the good life may be realized, which the frustrated ages of the past loaded upon the gods, is now being assumed by man. The ideal of this modern drift is the realization of the full joy in living.
Eustace Haydon
I fear that I won’t get better and that I won’t have time to practice. To be called a “jazz musician” – it’s a big responsibility.
Esperanza Spalding
And it’s not a finger-pointing issue to me; I take as much responsibility as I can. It was more just me not really knowing what I wanted to do and how to get it done.
Justin Guarini
It’s a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don’t come along very often so I thought, ‘Why not?’
Daniel Craig
Those of us in public office and those of us who aspire to public office have a responsibility to be reasonable, fact-based, in our rhetoric and to not suggest things that are unreasonable, to whip up a lot of emotion in public, which can lead to government overreach, fear, suspicions, and prejudice.
Jeh Johnson
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
Louis Nizer
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
James Cromwell
I believe we have a responsibility, even if our job is to lead a nonprofit organization, as private citizens to be good citizens and to make our voices heard.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
A lot of times, people feel that if they forgive the person who hurt them, then they will continue to take advantage of them or not take responsibility for what they did wrong.
Joyce Meyer
The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
James Baldwin
Ethics is the new competitive environment
Peter Robinson
May I say to mothers collectively, in the name of the Lord, you are magnificent. You are doing terrifically well. The very fact that you have been given such a responsibility is everlasting evidence of the trust your Father in Heaven has in you.
Jeffrey R. Holland
If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast responsibility, afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong, what wonder?
Robert Dale Owen
To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
William Glasser
If you want peace, you’ve got to deal with people; you don’t just deal with objects. And whether they take it as a responsibility or not, the success or failure in Kosovo is going to be the success or failure of building, first, economic hope, and then trying to heal the damage that’s been done.
James Wolfensohn
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Viktor E. Frankl
What’s everybody’s business is nobody’s business.
Sarah Orne Jewett
I think it’s crucially important to be present in the lives of your children. They are my most important cause that I fight for. But I also feel an added responsibility that I want to leave them a better world than this one that we have now.
Tom Morello
Being first outside the spacecraft would bring much more responsibility, and I really wasn’t looking for that.
Buzz Aldrin
Jesus never commanded believers to produce fruit. Fruit is the purpose of the branch, but it is not the responsibility of the branch. The branch cannot produce anything on it’s own. However, if it remains attached to the vine, it will receive life-sustaining sap, nourishment, strength, everything it needs.
Charles R. Swindoll
Team leaders have to connect with their team and themselves. If they don’t know their team’s strengths and weaknesses, they cannot hand off responsibilities to the team. And if they don’t know their own strengths and weaknesses, they will not hand off responsibilities to the team.
John C. Maxwell
Well, one of the most important things for Americans to be reminded of is that a lot of the exceptional nature of our country is founded in Judeo-Christian values that promotes individualism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to family, charity.
Jim DeMint
Each person on a team has a responsibility and a role, and knowing the value of each individual and what they bring to the table is something very special and unique.
Hilary Knight
Real leadership is not about prestige, power, or status. It is about responsibility.
Robert L. Joss
In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution, respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility.
Jonathan Krohn
I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.
King Edward VIII
Perhaps one reason that many working parents do not agitate for collective reform, such as more governmental or corporate child care, is that the parents fear, deep down, that to share responsibility for child rearing is to abdicate it.
Faye J Crosby
A sense of responsibility would spoil her. She’s too pretty.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
At headquarters, where everyone lived under the tremendous pressure of responsibility, probably nothing was more welcome than a dictate from above. That meant being freed of a decision and simultaneously being provided with an excuse for failure.
Albert Speer
When you hit send on a text or tweet, you lose ownership of it – but you don’t lose responsibility. Every text you have sent may have been saved and could be out there waiting to be used in ways you didn’t imagine. Even the most simple of posts can be used out of context, often unintentionally, and change your future.
Mark Cuban
The quality of education today decides the tomorrow of Gujarat… Government may build schools, but the future can be built by the schools only. The key responsibility of building Gujarat’s tomorrow thus lies with the schools.
Narendra Modi
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill
Today, as in the Gilded Age, we live in a world where a morality of personal responsibility rubs shoulders with a culture of greed and of flagrant social irresponsibility. Now as then, business has shed its collective responsibility for employees – just as government has for its citizens.
Charles Derber
Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing. We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly Father regarding those we bring into the Church.
Richard G. Scott
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
Peter Ustinov
Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another.
Richard Bach
As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.
Lech Walesa
Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the referendum in Quebec, the very existence of Canada was on the line… I had a responsibility to ensure that Canada never again came close to the precipice.
Jean Chretien
I believe strongly in an author’s moral responsibility. But his first obligation is to write good books.
Orhan Pamuk
It is a great deal easier to do that which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is, than to face the responsibilities of not doing it.
Bill Vaughan
A gift of any kind is a considerable responsibility. It is a mystery in itself, something gratuitous and wholly undeserved, something whose real uses will probably always be hidden from us.
Flannery O’Connor
Managing an advertising agency isn’t all beer and skittles. After fourteen years of it, I have come to the conclusion that the top man has one principle responsibility: to provide an atmosphere in which creative mavericks can do useful work.
David Ogilvy
All stakeholders must participate in the gains and losses of any particular situation.
Christine Lagarde
Freedom of expression has a responsibility by those people who espouse it in the West, in particular non-Muslims.
Anjem Choudary
There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’; it’s an illusion. We are all human beings, and we all have a responsibility to support one another and to discover ways of wresting the power from the very, very few people who control all the cash and all the property.
Roger Waters
Taking responsibility means not blaming yourself. Anything that takes away your power or your pleasure makes you a victim. Don’t make yourself a victim of yourself!
Susan Jeffers
We also need to remember the enduring principles on which the National Party is based – individual responsibility, support for families and communities, and a belief that the State can’t and shouldn’t do everything.
John Key
I haven’t any allegiance, any responsibilities, any hatreds, any worries, any prejudices, any passion. I’m neither for nor against. I’m a neutral.
Henry Miller
Work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Each of us is affected by what happens to the other. Just as our movement interact on the field, so our lives interact to a certain degree. This is what is so great about being a member of a team.
Erik Lund
It is essential for the oppressed to realize that when they accept the struggle for humanization they also accept, from that moment, their total responsibility for the struggle.
Paulo Freire
Certainly the Republican Party changed and I never changed, as I became an independent my values never changed whether it’s on fiscal responsibility, environment or using government tools to help the less fortunate.
Lincoln Chafee
A compassionate open home is part of Christian responsibility, and should be practiced up to the level of capacity.
Francis Schaeffer
The hope for a messiah puts too much on that one person. And you think that absolves you of personal responsibility and you don’t have to act because that person will do it for you.
Sara Paretsky
One of my favorite things to do, when the ghost light is on and it’s just an empty stage – I’ll let my shadow spread right across the theater, and I just say to myself, ‘For the next few hours, these folks are my responsibility. I get to share in something that is unique.’ It’s like church.
Sterling K. Brown
As we get older, it’s important for us to help hand back some of what we’ve gained as we’ve grown older. It should be one of your responsibilities – it’s almost like being a mentor.
In whatever way change comes, the important thing is to take responsibility for this moment. Then, life becomes cooperative.
Eckhart Tolle
We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ That’s probably what I quote from her and live by the most.
Jennifer Garner
I just like the idea of getting to be my own boss, in a sense. Getting to decide what I want to do. Though it’s also really nice to have no responsibility whatsoever, outside of being an actor, and have everyone else be worried about all the details.
Anna Paquin
Sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness.
William Henry Harrison
The truth of the matter is we have become more interested in designer jeans and break dancing than we are in obligations and responsibilities.
Clarence Thomas
Those of us who have been blessed with worldly success have an even greater responsibility to make an impact with our time, talents, and resources.
John Wooden
The plea of ignorance will never take away our responsibilities.
John Ruskin
Because of the flexibility that community colleges afford, many students do not have to choose between an education and fulfilling other responsibilities – they can do both.
Jill Biden
I think directing is a huge responsibility and it’s not something where you can just be like, “Yeah, sure, I’ll give it a go!” I think it’s something you really need to focus on, and put a lot of effort and attention into.
Josh Hutcherson
When you come across real talent, it is sometimes worth allowing them to create the structure in which they choose to labor. In nine cases out of ten, by inviting them to take responsibility and control for a new venture, you will motivate them to do great things.
Felix Dennis
There’s a definite machinery behind everything that a band does, and sometimes it’s hard to figure out how far to go in delegating certain responsibilities and staying COMPLETELY DIY.
Ted Leo
Our responsibility is one of decision, for to govern is to choose.
John F. Kennedy
At the end of the day, I’m reading the news. I’m not digging ditches. I’m not fighting fires. It’s a long day, and it’s a lot of responsibility, and it can be a little bewildering sometimes with the schedule. But, you know, it’s a job, and they pay me well to do a job.
Lester Holt
They just want to continue playing their little game of power. And I feel that us people have the responsibility and also the obligation to demand to our leaders to give us the pacifist solutions. To give us a world in peace.
Under both the welfare state and communism, the responsibility for the welfare, security, and prosperity of the people is presumed to rest with the central government.
Leonard Read
My greatest responsibility is to acknowledge the mistakes and the shortcomings of the country in which I live, to acknowledge my privileges, and to try to make it a better place.
Junot Diaz
Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
Bill Shuster
I do understand that going out and promoting the movie is a big responsibility, and part of the reason they give me the job in the first place.
Mark Wahlberg
In the beginning [of my career] I definitely felt a responsibility because I was representing a bunch of people [Sri lankans] who never got represented before. I felt this responsibility to correct that situation, to be like, “Look, you can’t discriminate against refugees and Muslim people and blah, blah, blah . . .”
Individuality is to be preserved and respected everywhere, as the root of everything good.
Jean Paul
We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries. The feminist of the fin de si?cle will be bawdy, streetwise, and on-the-spot confrontational, in the prankish Sixties way.
Camille Paglia
The fight against AIDS in China is already well underway. The Chinese government and other funders are providing major support, and they’ll continue to bear primary responsibility for delivering prevention and treatment.
Bill Gates
It’s not enough simply to wear the badge of corporate responsibility. Business must accept that real change is the only response to climate change and other environmental crises
Jonathon Porritt
Through their own actions, customers can hold companies responsible to higher standards of social responsibility. Through collective action, they can leverage their dollars to combat the force of those investors who myopically pursue profits at the expense of the rest of society.
Simon Mainwaring
Your responsibility is not to the people you’re making the gift for, but the gift itself.
John Green
I feel a huge responsibility to anyone who’s younger than me, in helping them take the road less traveled, or finding no road at all and blazing a new trail.
Sandra Bullock
I want to be known as Dominican-that’s what I am, 100 percent … I have a duty and responsibility to continue the legacy of Dominicans in baseball.
Alex Rodriguez
If you really do love her, don’t look away, no matter what happens. No matter what you see, no matter what you learn about her, don’t look away. Once you got her in your embrace, don’t let go. Once you decide you love someone, that’s your responsibility.
Ryohgo Narita
The dog becomes the repository of those model human properties that we have cynically ceased to find among humans. Where today can we find the full panoply of William Bennett’s Book of Virtues-from Courage and Responsibility to Loyalty and Family Values-but in Lassie and Beethoven and Millie and Checkers and Spot?
Marjorie Garber
Even when we know what is right, too often we fail to act. More often we grab greedily for the day, letting tomorrow bring what it will, putting off the unpleasant and unpopular.
Bernard Baruch
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln
I have worked with leaders for 17 years. But I’m also a leader myself, and I can honestly say I feel deeply the privilege and responsibility that come with being a CEO. It is incumbent upon us to become all we can be, not only for ourselves, but for our companies.
Suzanne Bates
If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A trustee has a responsibility to guard the assets of others with a higher degree of care than he does his own.
John Ashcroft
Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body – it just wears it out.
Norman Mailer
Flexible working is not just for women with children. It is necessary at the other end of the scale. If people can move into part-time work, instead of retirement, then that will be a huge help. If people can fit their work around caring responsibilities for the elderly, the disabled, then again that’s very positive.
Theresa May
Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Bill Gates
Remember, attraction is only one part of a relationship. Loyalty, commitment, responsibility and maturity make up the rest.
Ruth Westheimer
Responsibility is the price every man must pay for freedom.
Edith Hamilton
A right without an attendant responsibility is as unreal as a sheet of paper which has only one side.
Felix Morley
When the going gets tough, the prospect of delegating half your responsibilities to a willing volunteer, either to play a supporting role or take over the breadwinning, certainly holds allure.
Mariella Frostrup
I learned very early in my career that when I don’t arrive on set, production will shut down, which means people won’t get paid; there’s that much responsibility.
Priyanka Chopra
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.
Henri Frederic Amiel
When you’re in a leadership role, you can never please all of the people all of the time. There’s also a lot of responsibility that goes along with it that others may not realize.
Joyce Meyer
After I started to understand the spiritual dimension of life, I understood the responsibilities you have as a husband, a father, a friend and a hockey player.
Paul Henderson
I began at some point to understand the whole idea of accountability and responsibility and leadership, and I think that was something that really birthed something in me, where I knew I wanted to be part of a larger equation in our society.
Wes Moore
It’s not about electing the right people. It’s about a narrowing their responsibilities.
John Stossel
There has to a certain responsibility, whether it’s TV news, online news, to sort out opinion from fact.
Barbara Boxer
Women will never be taken seriously until they accept full responsibility for their sexuality.
Camille Paglia
Self-reliance – that’s a dirty word to Democrats. They want people to believe that self-reliance means you don’t do anything with anybody. They don’t want it thought of as accepting responsibility for one’s life. Enterprise. Imagination. Independence. Entrepreneurism.
Rush Limbaugh
Any actor worth his salt has a responsibility to reinvent himself from part to part.
Matt Smith
Hollywood as a whole has recently been made aware of the Negro’s true position in America and our responsibility toward the subject.
Sidney Buchman
I take great responsibility in any character that I play.
Jessica Chastain
I feel like it’s my responsibility to be the greatest I can be. If I go out there and start making terrible music, I don’t expect people to like me. If I’m making great music and there’s no reason for people to not like me, that’s when it’s going to make me upset. People just need to take a chance and listen.
Justin Bieber
After the oil spill, I had this strong feeling that if I ever were to be blessed in having children, I never wanted my kids to see me pumping gas at a gas station. I think it’s our responsibility to make the changes that we need to take regardless of convenience.
Alyssa Milano
I take complete and sole responsibility for my present situation.
Brad Delp
We all have a responsibility, and since I’ve been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.
Gladys Knight
We think leadership is about rank and power, but better to think of leadership as the responsibility for other human beings. That leadership and rank may not go together. So it manifests in this remarkable way.
Simon Sinek
I will tell you something else: it is a major responsibility not only of portraiture but of all human communication for each of us to help everyone else discover the best that is in him.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Certainly, old age is often incompatible with certain roles and responsibilities.
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
I’m crushed by the responsibility of writing a satirical book.
Al Franken
Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.
Peter Drucker
Responsiblity is the great developer of men.
Mary Parker Follett
Life is in one of its smoother phases … I’ve no responsibilities in the world except friends and students and cherishing the life of the world — and the belief that there is enough love to go round.
Margaret Mead
By eating meat we share responsibility for causing climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian can make a difference in the health of our planet.
Nhat Hanh
It is the responsibility of Pastors to encourage, also by their personal witness, the practice of Eucharistic adoration, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in particular, as well as prayer of adoration before Christ present under the Eucharistic species.
Pope John Paul II
A woman has a responsibility and a privilege that a man doesn’t have of given birth to another human being.
Peter Kreeft
If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.
Christiane Amanpour
Insecurity must follow the transfer of responsibility from self to others, particularly when transferred to arbitrary and capricious government. Genuine security is a matter of self-responsibility, based on the right to the fruits of one’s own labor and freedom to trade.
Leonard Read
I was raised by a lady that was crippled all her life but she did everything for me and she raised me. She washed our clothes, cooked our food, she did everything for us. I don’t think I ever heard her complain a day in her life. She taught me responsibility towards my brother and sisters and the community.
Ernest Gaines
The real existential challenge is to live up to your fullest potential, along with living up to your intense sense of responsibility and to be honest to yourself about what you want.
Fei-Fei Li
Sometimes a King has to do terrible things in order to protect those he has sworn to look after. When the stakes are so high, dreadful decisions have to be taken. It is the responsibility of a King to take on that burden, that guilt.
Cressida Cowell
When you are in your 20s and you’re not married with kids, you’re having fun. But when you’re in your 30s and you’re not married and don’t have kids, you begin to develop a Peter Pan complex. As you grow older, you have more responsibilities and you have to step up to them.
Ben Affleck
Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom.
Horst Kohler
I think that what scares me more than getting fat during pregnancy is the responsibility of a child
Carol Alt
Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own; therefore we have a responsibility to help those in need.
Dalai Lama
Having the attitude of just playing the game isn’t my strength. I have to be productive. That’s my responsibility.
Jim Edmonds
People who do not take charge of their lives are lathi-charged by time.
Kiran Bedi
It’s our responsibility to pass on what we inherited, not to squander it, but to build on it.
Christine Gregoire
I’m not going to just take office in January, I’m going to take responsibility.
Mitt Romney
It’s like a fugue of evaded responsibility.
David Foster Wallace
According to an old French motto, Noblesse oblige – one must live up to one’s name. The Rothschilds’ condition of life has imposed on them a second motto: Richesse oblige – one must live up to one’s fortune.
Guy de Rothschild
In the U.S., we’ve given corporations all the powers and freedoms of an individual but with none of the responsibility. Corporations need to be giving back to their communities just as much as they’re taking away.
Morgan Spurlock
I appeal to my fellow scientists to remember their responsibility to humanity.
Joseph Rotblat
Slow Food unites the pleasure of food with responsibility, sustainability and harmony with nature.
Carlo Petrini
In leadership writ large, mutually agreed upon purposes help people achieve consensus, assume responsibility, work for the common good, and build community.
Joseph C. Rost
It’s my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news.
John Mellencamp
There were mistakes that I made that I did learn from. When you don’t have responsibilities, the only responsibility is for yourself, but when you have someone there to mentor you, then you don’t make stupid mistakes.
John Starks
Karma means ultimate responsibility. You even take responsibility for your genetics.
Jaggi Vasudev
Responsibility has become the fundamental imperative in modern civilization, and it should be an unavoidable criterion to assess and evaluate human actions, including, in a special way, development activities.
Hans Jonas
I believe the previous administration shrunk from some of our responsibilities as a superpower and made the world a more dangerous place.
Michael McCaul
Perhaps not one religion contains all of the truth of the world. Perhaps every religion contains fragments of the truth, and it is our responsibility to identify those fragments and piece them together.
Christopher Paolini
Modern society places an emphasis on individual responsibility, whereas Islam places an emphasis on collective responsibility and the family.
Pim Fortuyn
The moral difference between a soldier and a civilian is that the soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member. The civilian does not.
Robert A. Heinlein
One of the first things my father taught me was that the library was made for and available to me. It’s a place where you not only learn from books but you learn responsibility – how to borrow, take care of, and give back.
Marcus Samuelsson
The idols of today are unmistakable –
self-esteem without achievement,
sex without consequences,
wealth without responsibility,
pleasure without struggle and
experience without commitment.
Jonathan Sacks
We need to get back to a level of social responsibility that we haven’t seen for a long time.
Billy Corgan
The Vietnam War ended because of the campus situation. And so many other injustices have been corrected in the World today only thanks to the young people. So, young people especially have a responsibility for Tibet.
Elie Wiesel
Ants are good citizens: they place group interests first.
Clarence Day
The deal is that women have entered the workforce, but they have not been relieved of the domestic responsibilities.
Faye Wattleton
Morale is not a single instinct. It has many ingredients. A sense of personal responsibility, the natural courage of an individual, the amount of his acquired self-discipline — and above all his interest in others — these together make up the spirit of morale.
Phyllis Bottome
One exemplary act may affect one life, or even millions of lives. All those who set standards for themselves, who strengthen the bonds of community, who do their work creditably and accept individual responsibility, are building the common future.
John W. Gardner
A baby is a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Knox
Our privileges can be no greater than our obligations. The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibilities.
John F. Kennedy
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
Walter Inglis Anderson
When you play for Juventus, there is a lot of responsibility. You have to have personality more than just talent.
Patrice Evra
Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.
Barack Obama
What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?
Paul Ryan
Every generation has the obligation to free men’s minds for a look at new worlds . . . to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation.
Ellison Onizuka
I definitely had those moments, like any actor, when you get anxious and think, ‘When am I going to work again?’ But I would feel that way even when I had every offer in the world coming to me. Then I became a father and I felt a little more of the anxiety that came with the responsibility of being a parent.
Chris O’Donnell
The purpose of religion is not so much to get us into heaven, or to keep us out of hell, but to put a little bit of heaven into us, and take the hell out of us. This has always been the greatest responsibility of religion.
E. Stanley Jones
Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy.
Arthur Capper
It is not our task to secure the triumph of truth, but merely to fight on its behalf.
Blaise Pascal
Have a conversation with your family about your end-of-life wishes while you are healthy. No one wants to have that discussion… but if you do, you’ll be giving your loved ones a tremendous gift, since they won’t have to guess what your wishes would have been, and it takes the onus of responsibility off of them.
Jodi Picoult
I’ve voted for Republicans who were strong on defense, who believed in a free and open economy but who also understood that there’s a place for government in our lives, that government has a responsibility to those of our citizens who are in need and those of our citizens who are needy of health care.
Colin Powell
You have more of a responsibility to make the audience laugh. In comedy, we do have to say, “All right, it’s been two minutes in the film. We need another laugh here.” With drama, there’s no pressure in that regard. It’s a different kind of pressure, but it’s not like we need to make someone laugh.
Jonah Hill
The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people.
Elena Kagan
. . . nothing could be more grotesquely unjust than a code of morals, reinforced by laws, which relieves men from responsibility for irregular sexual acts, and for the same acts drives women to abortion, infanticide, prostitution, and self-destruction.
Suzanne La Follette
We’ve got technological wonders around us, and we’ve used them to abrogate all responsibility for everything in our lives.
Harlan Ellison
The primary role of the church is to reflect God’s value system in society and to train people in that value system. It’s not the government’s responsibility, nor are they equipped to do that on the most local level where the need exists.
Tony Evans
I haven’t had an easy life, but at some point ,you have to take responsibility for yourself and shape who it is that you want to be. I have no time for moaners. I like to chase my dreams and surround myself with other people who are chasing their dreams, too.
Aimee Mullins
There’s a need for accepting responsibility – for a person’s life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
Buzz Aldrin
I’ve heard this before from people: early 20s kind of screws with your head a little bit because you’re transitioning into adulthood and actually becoming an adult with responsibilities and paying bills. So all of a sudden, it’s like you’re responsible now.
Dan Byrd
Professional land surveyors take on a lot of responsibility, and should be compensated appropriately.
Mark Mason
Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about?
Maurice Strong
In a multipolar world, there must be more powers capable of taking responsibility, the US and Europe must be able to unite to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Dominique de Villepin
The moment a woman comes home to herself, the moment she knows that she has become a person of influence, an artist of her life, a sculptor of her universe, a person with rights and responsibilities who is respected and recognized, the resurrection of the world begins.
Joan D. Chittister
Running around when I was a kid was a really happy time; a time when getting home for dinner or for sleep were my only responsibilities.
Josh Hartnett
A person who is inherently and intuitively curious is often intellectually and distinctly very serious towards his roles and responsibilities in life.
I care about Roger Sterling, one of the most subtle and amazing characters in dramatic history [“Mad Men”]. This guys who knows precisely who he is, yet leaves us time after time hoping desperately for him to finally grab control of his life and some responsibility for those around him.
Chris Matthews
Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
The kids go to a Quaker school. Their father and I believe a lot in community, social responsibility, making sure you give to people less fortunate than you.
Julianne Moore
Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It’s a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it.
Joe Strummer
[A]nd soon now we shall go out of the house and go into the convulsion of the world, out of history into history and the awful responsibility of Time.
Robert Penn Warren
What is wanted is men of principle, who recognize a higher law than the decision of the majority. The marines and the militia whose bodies were used lately were not men of sense nor of principle; in a high moral sense they were not men at all.
Henry David Thoreau
Certainly it is a blessing to have three beautiful kids who are all healthy. God put them here for me to nurture and bring them up and try to keep as close to right as I can. So it’s a blessing. It’s a big responsibility, but at the same time it’s an honor.
Faith Evans
Love is the productive form of relatedness to others and to oneself. It implies responsibility, care, respect. If it isn’t productive and respectful, it isn’t love, but only fear masquerading as love.
Erich Fromm
It’s Teach For America’s responsibility to ensure that all alumni know their voices are heard and valued, and to surface the range of opinion they represent.
Wendy Kopp
The vast majority of the American people are hard-working taxpayers who take responsibility for their families, go to work every day, they pay their mortgage on time, they volunteer in the community.
Marco Rubio
The community – more than two billion people use our products, and we get that, with that, a lot of people are using that for a lot of good, but we also have a responsibility to mitigate the darker things that people are gonna try to do.
Mark Zuckerberg
If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
Marian Wright Edelman
My dog and two cats are such a vital part of my life. To say that I am their owner doesn’t reflect at all the profound bond and responsibility that I have towards them.
Tiffani Thiessen
It’s time to put away our fairytales, all of them, and assume our responsibilities, the adult responsibilities that begin with adult knowledge. Our planet needs us. She needs us to think like healers and act like warriors. And if you think that’s a contradiction, then get out of the way.
Lierre Keith
Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation.
George Ball
I never got married anyway, because I wasn’t particularly keen on accepting the responsibility of another person.
Jimmy Savile
The choice of approaches could be made the responsibility of the programmer.
Larry Wall
I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It’s my responsibility to find the research. It’s my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation.
Oliver Stone
Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.
John Polanyi
Anyway, my father became super-responsible. You know, he was the kind of person that absorbs all responsibility in the family, and then everybody else can act like a child in relation to him.
Paul Laffoley
With freedom goes responsibility, a responsibility that can only be met by the individual himself.
Ronald Reagan
Leadership responsibility: If you own a biz, you’re the head of the org. Good or bad, your company will LOOK and ACT like you do.
Dave Ramsey
With great influence comes great responsibility.
Melanie Iglesias
The responsibility will always go with the manager – you put out the team.
Brendan Rodgers
Every day in this industry is an experience in itself and I try to work hard not to let anyone down. It is a great feeling, but it does come with responsibility towards your colleagues and the audiences
Katrina Kaif
in times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.
Abraham Lincoln
It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to…the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility…and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.
Robert Kennedy
We are not the same India that the world saw in the 1970s and ’80s. Hence, we have a responsibility to live up to the pedestal on which we have been put.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals.
John F. Kennedy
Our responsibility is not simply shielding those we care for from adversity but preparing them to meet it well.
Aimee Mullins
The ideal feminist world shouldn’t be one where women suppress their human instincts for attention and desire. We shouldn’t be weighed down with the responsibility of explaining our every move. We shouldn’t have to apologize for wanting attention, either. We don’t owe anyone an explanation.
Emily Ratajkowski
Masculinity is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility.
Douglas Wilson
Often I have struggled for days to get the image of the photograph to overlap the spirit I see. It is an awesome responsibility, and a lonely one.
Ruth Bernhard
I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one’s own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting.
Edward Zwick
I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to the point of responsibility. I don`t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.
John Wayne
I won’t talk about who I’m dating. Because it’s dumb. It leads to nowhere good. I let everybody else in the media do that for me. It takes the responsibility off my shoulders!
Renee Zellweger
We have to all shoulder the responsibility for keeping the planet habitable, or we’re going to suffer the consequences – together.
Barack Obama
Our responsibility as Christians makes us tremble.
Oscar Romero
Together with the social responsibility of businesses, there is also the social responsibility of consumers. Every person ought to have the awareness that ‘purchasing is always a moral-and not simply an economic-act.
Pope Francis
When God gives us a talent it is our responsibility to hone it for His purpose and glory
Yoshiko Sakurai
The so-called “secondary market” has also always been something that I’m comfortable with. I’m not a dealer who turns his nose up at that part of the business. I’m an art dealer – my primary responsibility is to represent the artist.
Larry Gagosian
It has therewith come to be recognized that the history of moral valuations is at the same time the history of an error, the error of responsibility, which is based upon the error of the freedom of will.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I believe as a born-again Christian that once you’ve had a chance to drink from the well, it becomes your responsibility to replenish the well.
Daniel Baldwin
The responsibility of building leadership in the Church belongs to the father and the mother. . . . As youth grow and mature through their teenage years and move toward adulthood, the Church picks up an important role in this process of giving youth an opportunity to lead, but it begins in the home.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
My responsibility in the past, when I was sleeping outside every night, was just to survive. My responsibility now is to stay real, stay grounded, and just tell the truth.
Jimmy Wayne
I believe social responsibility begins with a strong, competitive company. Only a healthy enterprise can improve and enrich the lives of people and their communities.
Jack Welch
I should estimate that in my experience most troubles and most possibilities for improvement add up to the proportions something like this: 94% belongs to the system responsibility of management 6% special
W. Edwards Deming
Responsibility to self simply means to acknowledge inner truth-our imperfections and our power, our beauty.
John Pierrakos
The task of asking nonliving matter to speak and the responsibility for interpreting its reply is that of physics.
Julius Thomas Fraser
When I first began acting, I assumed an intellectual responsibility attached to my profession, which I had accepted for a long time. My father taught me that an actor had to have a social and political conscience, and that the work that he does has to reflect from that.
Christopher Reeve
As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young.
Alice Walker
I think India is very passionate about films. It’s almost a second religion back home. Due to that, I think film stars are – are really held in great esteem. Not that we’re complaining, but I think with that comes a lot of responsibility.
Abhishek Bachchan
Freedom is the very essence of our economy and society. Without freedom the human mind is prevented from unleashing its creative force. But what is also clear is that this freedom does not stand alone. It is freedom in responsibility and freedom to exercise responsibility.
Angela Merkel
Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
Malcolm Forbes
Taking responsibility as a co-creator with God presupposes a basic understanding of how creation works.
Carl Johan Calleman
As a monk you have a responsibility to meditate many hours a day. Not just to sit there but to think of the ten thousand radiances.
Frederick Lenz
Everyone says they want community and friendship. But mention accountability or commitment to people, and they run the other way.
Timothy Keller
Disinformation is a large part of its[CIA] covert action responsibility, and the American people are the primary target of its lies.
Ralph McGehee
Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing
Jim Rohn
America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq
Barbara Mikulski
I think it has as much to do with honoring my own voice as it does with feeling a responsibility to my readers or my daughters.
Jennifer Weiner
Since, in the long run, every planetary society will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring — not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive.
Carl Sagan
You must create your own world. I am responsible for my world.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
People over-focus on teachers as an excuse to avoid their own life, and that way they fail to take responsibility for themselves. They have this feeling that the teacher will just take care of them.
Frederick Lenz
It is the responsibility of leadership and management to give opportunities and put demands on people which enable them to grow as human beings in their work environment.
John Harvey-Jones
Filmmaking is not a job but a social responsibility for me.
Garth Davis
In the kingdom, the greater our responsibilities, the greater is our need to see ourselves as servants.
Spencer W. Kimball
It was a question of helping a man prepare in the way that suits him best. The theory is if you give a man responsibility for his own actions, then it is up to him to accept that responsibility.
David Gower
Since after extinction no one will be present to take responsibility, we have to take full responsibility now.
Jonathan Schell
Artists and celebrities are citizens, and as such you have a responsibility to keep fighting for justice because there are monolithic power structures and systemic oppression out there.
Emily Saliers
I may sound like a megalomaniac, but I feel like I’m equipped to become a great, memorable comedian, if I keep working my ass off and staying at the pace I’m at, and I feel a responsibility to do that because of the women who have done it before me, and the ones who need to do it after me.
Amy Schumer
One of the biggest guys I worked with was Sean Connery. People like Sean, Michael Caine, Denzel Washington, they’ve been going for a long time, and not for nothing. They want to get this job right, and they realise the weight of responsibility on their shoulders.
Liam Cunningham
But, you know, once you’re in government, very often you need to shoulder responsibility. I hope the new Spanish government will think about this and will therefore act accordingly. I really and sincerely hope so.
Jose Maria Aznar
With full responsibility for my words as a professional biologist, I do not hesitate to say that all existing and genuine knowledge about the way in which the physical characteristics of human communities are related to their cultural capabilities can be written on the back of a postage stamp.
Lancelot Hogben
Scientific results that aren’t reported might as well not exist. They’re like the sound of one hand clapping. For scientists, communication isn’t only a responsibility, it’s our chief pleasure.
Robert O. Becker
There’s responsibility, but there’s also accountability. You have to be accountable for your actions. You have to stand at your locker when things are going bad.
Derek Jeter
We become leaders when we accept the responsibility to protect those in our care.
Simon Sinek
I have the responsibility to translate peace and stability for future generations.
Nadia Murad
If we truly believe in our public schools, then we have a moral responsibility to do better – to break the either-or mentality around school reform, and embrace a both-and mentality. Good schools will require both the structural reform and the resources necessary to prepare our kids for the future.
Barack Obama
Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office.
Allen Weinstein
The War Powers Act requires presidents to seek the consent of the American people, through their representatives, before sending our troops into war. It is the responsibility of Congress to deliberate and consult with the executive branch before involving ourselves in a military conflict.
Charles B. Rangel
Absolute freedom is absolute responsibility.
Ursula K. Le Guin
For everyone nowadays knows, absolutely is CERTAIN, that nothing bad will ever happen to ME. Others die, I go on. There are no consequences and no responsibilities. Except that there ARE. But let’s not talk about them, eh? By the time the consequences catch up to you, it’s too late, isn’t it, Montag?
Ray Bradbury
I think we make our own luck. Our parents give us life, but what we do with that life is our own responsibility.
Meg Cabot
Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility, and our ultimate destiny.
Rick Warren
Responsibility, in order to be reasonable, must be limited to objects within the power of the responsible party, and in order to be effectual, must relate to operations of that power, of which a ready and proper judgment can be formed by the constituents.
Alexander Hamilton
What a man does defiles him, not what is done by others.
William Golding
I grow spiritually when I accept responsibility for my life.
Louise Hay
The script for this film was written 52 years ago by Edward R. Murrow, who taught us many valuable lessons about responsibility and always, always questioned authority, because without it authority often goes unchecked.
George Clooney
On top of the insult of destroying the geographic places we call home, the chain stores also destroyed people’s place in the order of daily life, including the duties, responsibilities, obligations, and ceremonies that prompt citizens to care for each other.
James Howard Kunstler
Major League Baseball is a national institution and we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
Bud Selig
It is every photographer’s responsibility to discover new images and a new personal way of looking at things. If he can do this his pictures will command attention and have surprise quality.
Alexey Brodovitch
I feel that a great coach is one that has a vision, sets a plan in place, has the right people in place to execute that plan and then accepts the responsibility if that plan is not carried out.
Mike Singletary
We’re not a manufacturer, or an airline, but we do use energy. Printing and publishing newspapers, producing films and television programs, operating 24-hour newsrooms. It all adds carbon to the atmosphere.
Rupert Murdoch
The very act of accepting responsibility short-circuits and cancels out any negative emotions you may be experiencing.
Brian Tracy
Personal responsibility extends to the purchase of health insurance. Citizens should not be able to cheat their neighbors by not buying insurance, particularly when they can afford it, and expect others to pay for their care when they need it.
Newt Gingrich
Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy. It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others.
Joan D. Chittister
Find a balance between one’s responsibility as a white person to confront acts of racism and one’s subconscious sense of power and privilege over people of color when reacting to the [racist] event.
Eileen O’Brien
Our responsibility in life is not to lie around and wait for things to happen. Our responsibility in life is to work. Life is getting out and getting things done. When people say they’re over-the-hill at age 50, I don’t understand it.
Herschel Walker
God can rid your heart of greed, but it’s your responsibility to remove yourself from situations that promote greediness.
Linda Dillow
If you take the responsibility for your life, you can start changing it.
I have observed, on board a steamer, how men and women easily give way to their instinct for flirtation, because water has the power of washing away our sense of responsibility, and those who on land resemble the oak in their firmness behave like floating seaweed when on the sea.
Rabindranath Tagore
I mean, I am fully aware of my influence and my responsibility to society in general representing the gay community. But in the same time, I don’t represent the entire gay community because it’s a vast, vast community, as one can imagine.
K. D. Lang
We have come to this earth upon a mission … that we may have power to go forth and warn the nations of the earth. … As elders of Israel, very few of us fully comprehend our position, our calling, our relationship to God, our responsibility, or work the Lord requires at our hands
G. Homer Durham
The responsibility for change…lies within us. We must begin with ourselves, teaching ourselves not to close our minds prematurely to the novel, the surprising, the seemingly radical.
Alvin Toffler
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
The words It’s not my fault! should never again come from your mouth.В  The words It’s not my fault! have been symbolically written on the gravestones of unsuccessful people ever since Eve took her first bite of the apple.
Andy Andrews
Congress has a responsibility to make sure our taxpayer dollars are being spent responsibly and effectively, and at the same time, that our men and women in uniform have everything they need to carry out the War on Terror.
Larry Craig
An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
Robert Baden-Powell
He understood well enough how a man with a choice between pride and responsibility will almost always choose pride–if responsibility robs him of his manhood.
Stephen King
It’s not just about checking the box on corporate social responsibility. It’s about hitting our bottom line.
Peggy Johnson
Sensuality, too, which used to show itself course, smiling, unmasked, and unmistakable, is now serious, analytic, and so burdened with a sense of its responsibilities that it passes muster half the time as a new type of asceticism.
Agnes Repplier
Ka found it very soothing: for the first time in years, he felt part of a family. In spite of the trials and responsibilities of what was called ‘family’, he saw now the joys of its unyielding togetherness, and was sorry not to have known more of it in his life.
Orhan Pamuk
Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.
William Barclay
Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.
Viktor E. Frankl
I always had a lot of responsibilities. I just didn’t take them. I just decided to take care of my responsibilities, live up to them. That’s a pretty interesting job. It’s harder than being heavyweight champion of the world.
Mike Tyson
To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility
Tom Brokaw
It is not the responsibility of the enlightened teacher to bring the student to enlightenment. That may be true in the classroom, but in the world of enlightenment you have to find it, enter into it.
Frederick Lenz
I’m not going to run away from my responsibilities.
Carlos Mesa
Personally, I would not give a fig for any man’s religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility.
S. Parkes Cadman
Maturity involves being honest and true to oneself, making decisions based on a conscious internal process, assuming responsibility for one’s decisions, having healthy relationships with others and developing one’s own true gifts. It involves thinking about one’s environment and deciding what one will and won’t accept.
Mary Pipher
Only when you’re willing to take 100 percent responsibility for making the relationship work will it work. Otherwise, a relationship left to chance will always be vulnerable to disaster.
Darren Hardy
Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.
James Cash Penney
This, in my view, is the highest responsibility of the President of the United States, which is to maintain the safety of the American people.
Mitt Romney
I like the labels because I think they tell my story in a very concise way: gay, Latino. I think the responsibility that comes with accepting labels is that now I get a chance to break stereotypes. It gives me the opportunity to tell the unique stories of what those labels mean.
Richard Blanco
I feel a responsibility to get the truth out into the world.
Jeff Orlowski
You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.
Les Brown
In the future, in a saner system, we would design products not to wear out and break down; to last as long as possible, so that the responsibility of the service sector would not be overloaded.
Jacque Fresco
I dislike nothing more than finding fault with a man’s nature or talent; it only depresses and worries and does no good; one cannot add a cubit to one’s stature, all striving and struggling are useless there, so one has to be silent about it, and let the responsibility rest with God.
Felix Mendelssohn
I don’t know but maybe it’s fair to say that some of the responsibility lies with the American people and not just on the leaders.
Lynn Novick
My responsibility is to get people into the offense.
Deron Williams
The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility.
Emily Greene Balch
I refuse to see literature as amusement, as a game. I think that you ought not to approach literature without a moral responsibility for every word you write.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Today, we are shapers of the world of tomorrow. That is plain truth. There is no way we can duck the responsibility, and there is no reason why we should.
Walt Disney
There’s a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.
William Shatner
Parents have no greater responsibility in this world than the bringing up of their children in the right way, and they will have no greater satisfaction as the years pass than to see those children grow in integrity and honesty and make something of their lives.
Gordon B. Hinckley
There is an element – particularly on social media – where I want to encourage positivity and kindness rather than negativity and bashing of other people. I think that is a way I try to incorporate social responsibility into my life, but I feel like my day to day is pretty average.
Danielle Panabaker
The most beautiful gift I have received in my life is the trust of Clint Eastwood. When you have this respect and this kind of responsibility on your shoulders, of course you bring the best of yourself.
Cecile de France
In one of my recent books, ‘The Success Principles,’ I taught 64 lessons that help people achieve what they want out of life. From taking nothing less than 100 percent responsibility for your life to empowering others, these are the fundamentals to success – and to great leadership.
Jack Canfield
I think, for me, I’ve realized the responsibility of being a role model for young kids everywhere.
Tom Holland
When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
George Pataki
A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch.
Kemmons Wilson
I have made a lot of tactical decisions that historians will look back and say: He shouldn’t have done that. He shouldn’t have made that decision. And I’ll take responsibility for them. I’m human.
George W. Bush
Anything that can hurt the convictions of another, particularly religious convictions, must be avoided. Freedom of expression must be exercised in a spirit of responsibility. I condemn all manifest provocation that might dangerously fan passions.
Jacques Chirac
I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.
Anthony Fauci
The Republic can count on me to battle its enemies… Offensive war suits the passionate character of the French, but it is the responsibility of the man in charge of leading them to prepare with caution and wisdom everything that leads to victory.
Tom Reiss
It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There’s a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying.
Hussein of Jordan
It is only people with a sense of personal responsibility who can help others. It is only people with a sense of personal responsibility who can be helped in a lasting way.
Eric Sevareid
The important thing for me is that one accepts that one is irretrievably flawed and as you say, takes responsibility for those flaws, rather than hiding them in some code that allows “this” and doesn’t allow “that” as if there were a way of being sure of how to be good in the world.
Andre Alexis
If you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness, you are not taking responsibility for life.
Eckhart Tolle
There’s no doubt my having been a ballplayer made me feel a special sense of responsibility to Joe Jackson’s life.
D. B. Sweeney
When we realize we have the responsibility to teach the word, it changes everything about how we hear the Word.
David Platt
As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level.
Paul Wellstone
The word “Guru”, as it is used in the contemporary American scene, is someone who takes all your money and tells you what to do with your life. You assume no responsibility. A lot of people want that free ride.
Frederick Lenz
Unless you work in HR, it’s not your responsibility to necessarily police and monitor workplace conversation.
Judy Smith
The common good is the notion of shared collective responsibility and reciprocity. It’s that that we’ve lost.
Joan Wallach Scott
Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility with regard to everything that has life.
Albert Schweitzer
If you want to be known for whom you are as a person, then your responsibility it to make your qualities more visible. I believe if you don’t you are becoming a victim.
Marla Runyan
Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.
William J. Clinton
The basic laws of good acting are the same, but everything about the experience is different-your job responsibility, the time you spend on it.
Laura Linney
Faith is illuminative, not operative; it does not force obedience, though it increases responsibility; it heightens guilt, but it does not prevent sin. The will is the source of action.
John Henry Newman
Membership in a conspiracy, as in an army, frees people from the sense of personal responsibility.
Frank Herbert
Power is responsibility. Don’t take advantage. Respect.
Lesley Howarth
Government does not grow by seizing our freedoms, but by assuming our responsibilities.
Mike Cloud
I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Our first responsibility is to protect the American people and we cannot put on blinders to expect that everyone who seeks asylum does so in good faith.
Bill Shuster
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean-Paul Sartre
A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage personal responsibility and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices.
Benjamin Carson
But the federal government, our collective government, has responsibilities that none of these other levels of government can fulfill; and chief among these is national defense.
Don Nickles
Health and disease don’t just happen to us. They are active processes issuing from inner harmony or disharmony, profoundly affected by our states of consciousness, our ability or inability to flow with experience. This recognition carries with it implicit responsibility and opportunity.
Marilyn Ferguson
Quite simply, there can be no popular sovereignty without a real belief in the value of government. If government does not assume and carry out public responsibilities, less accountable institutions such as the corporation will do the job in their own self-interest.
Charles Derber
To practice magic is to bear the responsibility for having a vision.
By accepting responsibility, we take effective steps toward our goal: an inclusive human society on a habitable planet, a society that works for all humans and for all nonhumans. By accepting responsibility, we move closer to creating a world that works for all.
Sharif Abdullah
Leadership is about taking charge and influencing others to follow your vision. It’s about going against the odds and accepting responsibility for the outcomes along the way
Robin Crow
But we must create in each person a sense of responsibility in order that each one of us can have the right to enjoy all his rights.
Federica Montseny
I don’t think Will Herondale and a sense of responsibility are even on speaking terms
Cassandra Clare
Most of the big banks were shot through with short-termism, deceptive practices and self-dealing. We must institute basic changes in corporate governance and in management practice to restore responsibility and honesty for the sake of the economy and for the self-respect of the country.
Edmund Phelps
I affiliated with Physicians for Social Responsibility early on, and actually, their major thrust wasn’t nearly as much around community health centers, although that was Jack Geiger’s thing.
Jill Stein
The central premise of great leadership is recognizes that fundamental fact, that not of us are fixed entities, and taking responsibility for making sure that we bring out our people’s best selves.
Justin Menkes
I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
Ann Richards
Easter is all about remembering the importance of change, responsibility, and doing the right thing for the good of our children.
David Cameron
Blame is a neat little device that you can use whenever you don’t want to take responsibility for something in your life. Use it and you will avoid all risks and impede your own growth.
Wayne Dyer
I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it.
Hans Eysenck
A weakened sense of responsibility does not weaken the fact of responsibility.
William Bennett
Stand up, be bold, be strong.
Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders,
and know that you are the creator of your own destiny.
Swami Vivekananda
If you’re hit with a lawsuit that’s untrue and the reasons you’re hit with it aren’t clear to you, there’s a very big inclination on people’s part to want to take responsibility for it – that this must be happening because I’m a terrible person, I did something, and I’m getting repaid for it.
Sean Young
Benedict Arnold was a war hero, wounded in battle–before he turned against his country. Hitler was likewise a decorated and wounded veteran of the First World War. Being a war hero is not a lifetime…exempt[ion]…from responsibility for what you do thereafter.
Thomas Sowell
When you take a position, you have to accept responsibilities.
Radhanath Swami
I don’t think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else
Robert Rauschenberg
Our aspirations are our responsibilities.
Robert Browning
There are many examples of female leaders who are not afraid to take responsibility and openly face the challenges in the worst situations.
Dalia Grybauskaite
With wealth, one is in a position of responsibility. You must try to help others. It is as simple as that.
Arpad Busson
There’s only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids upon the death of their loved one. Others hug but having committed the troops, I’ve got an additional responsibility to hug and that’s me and I know what it’s like.
George W. Bush
TV is a responsibility, not only in entertaining people, but using this medium of television in positive ways to teach people and enlighten people.
James Van Praagh
It is a very heavy responsibility [to be a prime-minister] to make, but someone has to make it for our country and I am thrilled and honoured to have that opportunity and that responsibility.
Tony Abbott
Tocqueville talked about “ceaseless agitation,” citizens constantly use their institutions, constantly challenging them, constantly insisting upon their rights. It’s also individuals taking responsibility for other individuals, recognition that no democracy works if they’re weaklings.
Condoleezza Rice
The best way to handle responsibility is to break it down into smaller parts. Take care of one small thing at a time.
Pat Summitt
Indians, we would like to be a part of the nuclear world order, accepting all the responsibilities that go with being a responsible nuclear power, and at the same time enlarging our options with regard to energy security of our country.
Manmohan Singh
The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
Omar Bongo
Genius of AND. Embrace both extremes on a number of dimensions at the same time. Instead of choosing a OR B, figure out how to have A AND B-purpose AND profit, continuity AND change, freedom AND responsibility, etc.
James C. Collins
Unchecked, government social programs are a security threat because they weaken the ultimate line of defense: the free-born citizen whose responsibilities are not subcontracted to the government.
Mark Steyn
One good thing about being locked in a cage: No responsibility!
Kristen Schaal
To attempt to commit the Church to social and political programs may be a short cut . . to escape from the more difficult and costly responsibility of submitting ourselves to those deeper changes of disposition and outlook which are in the end a much more powerful revolutionary force.
J. H. Oldham
Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.
Barack Obama
The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Phil Hicks was the guy that was in the ROTC, that was going to go into the Vietnam War and thought that was the responsibility of the citizen.
Judd Nelson
It was my responsibility that this world got itself an atom bomb, because there were only a handful of nuclear physicists in the thirties – only a handful. And we were all beating the desk and saying “How wonderful it will be if we discover atomic fission.”
L. Ron Hubbard
Developed countries should support developing countries in tackling climate change. This not only is their responsibility, but also serves their long-term interests.
Hu Jintao
It doesn’t matter if I’ve been wronged – I still have a responsibility to use my influence in a way that never causes harm.
Shaun King
I believe it is the responsibility and duty of those in high-profile positions to give a voice to people whose voices cannot be heard.
Donatella Versace
It’s wonderful for the players. It’s a huge challenge and a huge responsibility for us to get our act together, get our butts in gear. Phil isn’t going to bail us out because of our mental lapses.
Kobe Bryant
The happiest thing that can be said about democracy… is that it is one of the few systems that has been willing to risk a long period of confusion and mixed purposes for the sake of giving man a chance to grow up in mind and responsibility.
Harry Allen Overstreet
Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.
Evan Bayh
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington
With freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk has not ended yet.
Nelson Mandela
Traditionally, an engineer is responsible for capturing sound – microphone choice, gear, etc. A producer can have a number of different responsibilities – anything from songwriting to judging performances – setting mood, and (perhaps most importantly) choosing which songs to work on!
Matt Squire
What I like about theatre is the responsibility you have with your character.
Audrey Tautou
I think that if there are positions that you can’t argue… then the responsibility is probably to resign. If one’s own conscience is opposed to the requirements and responsibilities of the job, then it’s time to leave the job.
Elena Kagan
We will seek to implement specific changes in the manufacturing and distribution practices to promote more responsibility and accountability.
Kweisi Mfume
What about those [Donald] Trump supporters out there and we’ve seen several incidents of this, with racially-charged intimidation of students and things like that? Doesn’t President-Elect Trump have some responsibility to say something about that?
George Stephanopoulos
It is my responsibility to take advantage of my position to make the world a better place
Al-Waleed bin Talal
Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.
Les Brown
The responsibility of the great states is to serve, and not to dominate, the world.
Harry S. Truman
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
John D. Rockefeller
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
Leo Tolstoy
Discipline isn’t about showing a dog who’s boss; it’s about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.
Cesar Millan
We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.
Gabor Mate
The responsibility of a man is to lead his family.
Ezra Taft Benson
The ‘ pleasure’ of being drunk is obviously the pleasure of escaping from the responsibility of Consciousness.
Ayn Rand
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Pauline Phillips
I will take responsibility for all operations.
Shunroku Hata
An actor isn’t someone who is voted in by the people, but just someone who is famous. I don’t think we need to be perfect and take responsibility for our actions, but since there are young people who look at us and follow us, I don’t think we can just say that we have no responsibilities, either.
Hyun Bin
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.
O. J. Simpson
It is not because I do not love my adopted land – it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
Erich von Stroheim
We have two responsibilities when it comes to an election as citizens. We have the responsibility to vote and then to honor that vote, even if we disagree with it. That doesn’t mean that we blindly follow. It just means we can’t afford the president to fail.
Glenn Beck
Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.
The evolution of a bourgeoisie is a healthy phenomenon when it grows and prospers thanks to bourgeois values: hard work, honesty, personal responsibility.
Anne Applebaum
I take having a kids’ show real seriously. I think it’s an enormous responsibility.
Paul Reubens
Parenthood changes your outlook on life. Makes you realize what things are important. The responsibility is huge. Just to have that responsibility in your hands is a little frightening, but it’s exciting at the same time.
Chris Bosh
Rights are subordinate to responsibilities.
Len Smith
If you see someone taking responsibility, give that person authority. If you see someone looking for authority, watch out!
Loren Cunningham
We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence
Charles Clarke
For a man, there’s a big responsibility that comes with having a boy because men are made by their fathers. If you’ve got a good productive man around it’s better. I have such a close relationship with my dad and that responsibility to produce a good man is something I think about.
Rafe Spall
Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.
Woodrow Wilson
What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews.
Anne Frank
Michael Chertoff and the Department of Homeland Security, they have the primary responsibility of ensuring that our ports are secure.
Alberto Gonzales
I’ve a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.
Emma Thompson
We do have responsibilities, as we live on this planet. It is our one and only home, which we are obligated to protect, to keep as beautiful and harmonious as it is. It is really for everyone to do so, including you and me.
Li Bingbing
It is a parent’s responsibility to preserve the connection with their children, to preserve the relationship, so that the children can let go and become their own selves.
Gordon Neufeld
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.
Lee Iacocca
Russia holds a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. This is a privilege, and it is a responsibility. Yet in Syria and in Aleppo, Russia is abusing this historic privilege.
Samantha Power
It is our responsibility to help wildlife adapt to a changing climate.
Nikhil Advani
I really care about this stuff, I care about movies, and you just have to be strong and don’t be stupid; freedom of choice is a big responsibility, and I’m lucky enough not to have to just take any movie to pay the rent, so there’s no need to be greedy.
Jonah Hill
Those of us in positions of responsibility, we’ll need to be less concerned with the judgment of special interests and well-connected donors, and more concerned with the judgment of posterity.
Barack Obama
Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.
Barack Obama
A manager of people needs to understand that all people are different. This is not ranking people. He needs to understand that the performance of anyone is governed largely by the system that he works in, the responsibility of management.
W. Edwards Deming
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Tony Robbins
Be there…care…and put your children first in your life. When you are given the awesome responsibility of being a father, that is the most important responsibility you can have. God wants us to have a loving relationship with our kids and help them grow…just like God’s relationship with us.
John Harbaugh
Your responsibility as a parent is never great as the case is with the mother.
Fran Lebowitz
As athletes, it is our responsibility to be role models. But we are not superheroes.
Sri Krishna says whatever role we have in life, we have to play it to the hilt. We have to take it all the way. We have to assume responsibility for our role. To run away from it causes misery.
Frederick Lenz
Although one never really knows what one’s associates think of one deep down, I believe I was easy to work with, even though I have the reputation of being authoritative. Still, I’ve always delegated responsibility and authority to other; I’ve always listened to opposing views and suggestions with an open mind.
Guy de Rothschild
When I am creating art, I have absolutely no social responsibility. It’s like dreaming.
David Cronenberg
After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society.
Eliot Spitzer
How many more times are we going to cower under tables and chairs, whimpering like mindless dogs, thinking that someone else has the responsibility to save and protect us?
Ted Nugent
Some of my favorite scenes aren’t in the movie. Because you, at some point, realize that your responsibility as director is purely to the story. It’s not to your pleasure.
Mark Ruffalo
Recognizing our responsibilities as industrialists, we will devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through our business activities, thereby enhancing the quality of life throughout the world.
Konosuke Matsushita
As a person of color, there’s no getting around the reality of its responsibility.
Benjamin Bratt
Only you can take responsibility for your happiness..but you can’t do it alone. It’s the great paradox of being human.
Simon Sinek
The devil did not make me do it. I managed it all by myself.
Wes Fesler
It’s the responsibility of the survivor to tell the story.
Tom Spanbauer
It is both the duty and responsibility of the world’s fortunate few to help fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the unfortunate many
Haile Selassie
Black women’s feelings of responsibility for nurturing the children in their own extended family networks have stimulated a more generalized ethic of care where black women feel accountable to all the black community’s children.
Patricia Hill Collins
Seeking the pleasure of conjugality without a willingness to assume the responsibilities of rearing a family is one of the onslaughts that now batter at the structure of the American home. Intelligence and mutual consideration should be ever-present factors in determining the coming of children to the home.
David O. McKay
It’s a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I’m not going to drop the ball on my shift.
Abdallah II
One of the most powerful things you can do is take responsibility for your life. Your choices. Your actions. Your Life.
Jeanette Jenkins
When you are part of a megachurch, you have no responsibility to anybody else.
Eugene H. Peterson
Why would I, in a million years, want to do anything even remotely having to do with child molestation on a children’s show? See, I take having a kids’ show real seriously. I think it’s an enormous responsibility.
Paul Reubens
Our responsibility is to captivate you for however long we’ve asked for your attention. That said, there is tremendous drama to be gotten from the great, what you would say, heavy issues.
Aaron Sorkin
I think America has a responsibility to maintain its leadership in technology and its moral leadership in the world, to explore, to seek knowledge.
Gene Cernan
I’m a representative of something that’s greater than myself. When you see me out there on the track, I’m not just representing myself or my country, I’m representing Christ and what He’s done through me. I have a responsibility to show His love and show others what He’s done for me. It’s also freed me up.
Elana Meyers
The only way we can change our world is to take responsibility for our part in it.
Rachael Bermingham
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
Alexander Graham Bell
There is no such thing as institutional conditions without any individual actions and no such thing as individual action without institutional conditions. So there is always personal responsibility.
Cornel West
We have no blasphemy laws these days but with that freedom comes the responsibility which should always attend the exercise of free speech: truth, courtesy and an awareness of impact. It is the last of these which is so neglected by so much modern comedy.
Ann Widdecombe
There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Ponder the significance of the responsibility the Lord has given to us. The Lord has counseled, “Let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds.” (D&C 43:34.) You cannot do that when your minds are preoccupied with the cares of the world.
Ezra Taft Benson
Not only does social life demand teaching and learning for its own permanence, but the very process of living together educates. It enlarges and enlightens experience; it stimulates and enriches imagination; it creates responsibility for accuracy and vividness of statement and thought.
John Dewey
The Constitution entrusts the Senate with the duty to provide to the President the ‘advice and consent’ for a lifetime appointment on the United States Supreme Court. It is a serious responsibility.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
The most important words that have helped me in life, when things have gone right or when things have gone wrong are ‘accept responsibility.’
Billie Jean King
[The media] are using a national treasure – that’s what the public airwaves are. And they have a responsibility to bring out the full diversity of opinion or lose their licenses.
Amy Goodman
We gotta figure out a way to pay our teachers more. They’re like surrogate parents away from home. They have such a huge responsibility and they’re underappreciated and underpaid.
Justin Timberlake
The great task of the peace is to work morals into it. The only sort of peace that will be real is one in which everybody takes his share of responsibility. World organizations and conferences will be of no value unless there is improvement in the relation of men to men.
Frederic Eggleston
Every part of the photographic image carries some information that contributes to its total statement; the viewer’s responsibility is to see, in the most literal way, everything that is there and respond to it.
Howard S. Becker
It’s great advice – to open your eyes, have a little humility, and let go of ego. I think that instills in you a sense of responsibility. I also think you have to feel like you want to enrich your life, and you want to keep your eyes open, and you want to listen and be a good listener.
Polly Allen Mellen
An essential aspect of maturing is developing the ability to take increasing responsibility for our own lives—to become increasingly self-directed
Malcolm Knowles
The EU must take on new responsibilities. And these new responsibilities call for intensifying the integration process.
Romano Prodi
Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
Steve Buyer
The husband who ‘serves’ his wife by continually yielding to her desires or her wishes is in fact asking her to do his job for him. He’s ignoring his responsibility to lead.
Bob Lepine
People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it.
John Steinbeck
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Dalai Lama
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
Pete Hegseth
Four D’s of Disconnection: 1. Diagnosis (judgment, analysis, criticism, comparison); 2. Denial of Responsibility; 3. Demand; 4. ‘Deserve’ oriented language.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don’t do everything we might please – we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility.
Tammy Bruce
You see a lot over 30 years and you try to be professional and responsible. A lot of the interviews you do can be very haunting.
Wolf Blitzer
I don’t feel any kind of a responsibility (other than to myself) to write “weighty” lyrics. In fact I sometimes wish I could learn to write in a simpler form, to be more direct and I’m going to be experimenting with this.
Stuart Adamson
I’m not perfect; I make mistakes all the time. All I can do is to try my best to learn from my mistakes, take responsibility for them, and do a better job tomorrow.
Did we not aid the grisly Taliban to achieve and hold power? Yes indeed ‘we’ did. Well, does that not double or triple our responsibility to remove them from power?
Christopher Hitchens
Build what you want to see in the world.
Jack Dorsey
The trouble is that right now I want to put as much work into football as I can. It’s very important for me to get off to a good start. By the same token, I feel a responsibility to handle the media and those sort of things.
Doug Flutie
No society can work unless its members feel responsibilities as well as rights.
Richard Layard, Baron Layard
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says ‘I was beaten’, he does not say ‘My men were beaten.’
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Visit and you’ll find thousands of directorates, agencies, boards, offices, and services replete with overlapping responsibilities, ancient priorities, and divided accountability.
Lou Gerstner
Writers are always anxious, always on the run–from the telephone, from responsibilities, from the distractions of the world.
Edna O’Brien
You face challenges and you have to make choices. You’re weighing the necessary responsibility toward reality and authenticity and of course the need to create a compressed drama over two hours.
Paul Greengrass
In private matters everyone is equal before the law. In public matters, when it is a question of putting power and responsibility into the hands of one man rather than another, what counts is not rank or money, but the ability to do the job well.
Faith is not a refuge from reality. It is a demand that we face reality … The true subject matter of religion is not our own little souls, but the Eternal God and His whole mysterious purpose, and our solemn responsibility to Him.
Evelyn Underhill
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
Pope John Paul II
In the coming years, if not sooner, social media will become a powerful tool that consumers will aggressively use to influence business attitudes and force companies into greater social responsibility – and, I suggest, move us towards a more sustainable practice of capitalism.
Simon Mainwaring
Far more people die in the developing world than in the West. At religious festivals mainly. That’s not a myth – the numbers don’t lie. I think it’s just because in the West crowds tend to be manufactured by commercial interesting, and they have, or at least should have, a responsibility for keeping people safe.
John Seabrook
I think most of us sense that it is a responsibility of the humanities to try to help better the conduct of human beings in their lives and manifold professional activities.
J. Irwin Miller
We share this planet with many species. It is our responsibility to protect them, both for their sakes and our own.
Pamela A. Matson