Top 400+ Interesting Quotes About Responsibility You Should Know

Top 400+ Interesting Quotes About Responsibility You Should Know by Factober Inspiration

Written by Vishal for Factober


October 25, 2020

Responsibility Quotes

Responsibility quotes for everyday motivation you should read about. Having inspiration and motivation with oneself helps in leading a long journey. Read these 400+ best responsibility quotes for inspiration. 

  1. A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do. Haruki Murakami
  2. A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.  Bob Dylan
  3. A lot of responsibility is learned over time and comes with experience. The best we can do is try our hardest and be self-aware. Macy How
  4. A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying. John Burroughs
  5. A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life. James Allen
  6. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any “how. Viktor Frankl
  7. A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. Hunter S. Thompson
  8. 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
  9. A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society. Thomas Jefferson
  10. A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed. William James
  11. 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
  12. A penny saved is a penny earned. Benjamin Franklin
  13. A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. John Stuart Mill
  14. A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make. Denis Waitley
  15. Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take ownership of your mistakes. Anonymous
  16. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown
  17. Accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open. Jordan Peterson
  18. Accepting complete responsibility for your life means that you refuse to make excuses or blame others for anything in your life that you’re not happy about. Brian Tracy
  19. Accepting personal responsibility for your life frees you from outside influences increases your self-esteem boosts confidence in your ability to decisions and ultimately leads to achieve success in life.  Roy T. Bennett
  20. Accepting responsibility should be your default response to everything. Pia Silva
  21. Accountability is hard. Blame is easy. One builds trust, the other destroys it. Simon Sinek
  22. Accountability, is the state or condition of being accountable or responsible. That is right. We are responsible for what goes on in our heads. John Vaulkner
  23. Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  24. Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth… That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life. Jordan Peterson
  25. Adulthood is defined by the willingness to accept full responsibility for where you are at in life; no longer blaming others or circumstances. Joe Westbrook
  26. All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. Wayne Dyer
  27. All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha
  28. All we’re ever asked to do in this life is to treat our neighbor especially our neighbor who is in need exactly as we would hope to be treated ourselves. That’s our ultimate responsibility. Fred Rogers
  29. Amateurs blame others. Professionals accept responsibility. Shane Parrish
  30. Amateurs make decisions in committees so there is no one person responsible if things go wrong. Professionals make decisions as individuals and accept responsibility. Shane Parrish
  31. Among the greatest tragedies is a person who believes that they aren’t meant to win, by winning I mean find their purpose, passion, and joy in life. They believe that other people have better DNA or happiness genes or something, but that they themselves are missing a critical chromosome. This is a lie and it is begging to be unbelieved. For the moment we know the truth about ourselves, we can take both responsibility for our own lives and inspired action to create exactly the life which is our birthright. In other words, you were meant to win. Jacob Nordby
  32. And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.  Kurt Vonnegut
  33. As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents. Alain de Botton
  34. As for the journey of life; at some point you will realize that YOU are the driver and you will drive! Steve Maraboli
  35. At some point you just have to let heredity and environment debate themselves while you go off and shape your own life. Robert Brault
  36. At the end of the day, you’re in your own stew. J.D Salinger
  37. Bad shit will happen to you, but that doesn’t automatically make you a victim. Ed Latimore
  38. Bad things will happen, and even if it isn’t your fault, it still is your responsibility to deal with it. Thibaut
  39. Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others. Abdul Kalam
  40. Be the responsible adult who educates future responsible adults. Maxime Lagacé
  41. Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet. Eda Leshan
  42. Being responsible is an enormous privilege… It’s what marks anyone a fully grown human. Barack Obama
  43. Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. Colin Powell
  44. Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl
  45. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
  46. Build your own garden. Tend to your own household and make sure your household is a paragon before you go out and try to fix the world. Naval Ravikant
  47. Busyness is an excuse. It’s a really effective way to put off the things you’re too scared to do or that you don’t want to do, because it shifts the responsibility away from you. Mel Robbins
  48. By taking responsibility for yourself, you can stop relying on others to take responsibility for you. Vironika Tugaleva
  49. Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion
  50. Choices may be unbelievably hard but they’re never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that’s not how a person with integrity acts. Patrick Ness
  51. Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you. Ralph Marston
  52. Consensus decisions: sought and promoted by those who wish to avoid responsibility. Rarely right. Shane Parrish
  53. Control your thoughts. Decide about that which you will think and concentrate upon. You are in charge of your life to the degree you take charge of your thoughts. Earl Nightingale
  54. Death may be close at hand; death may be far off. Transcend death with no-thought, no-idea. Do what you need to do, with no regret. Awa Kenzô
  55. Deliberately take the responsibility to change your life because you can; yes you can! Okorote Emmanuel
  56. Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular. Roy T. Bennett
  57. Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. Naval Ravikant
  58. Don’t expect accountability from someone who lacks self-awareness. Alex Sauer
  59. Don’t just accept where you are at in life. If you want to be better. If you want to be more, do more. It’s all on you. Do it. Anonymous
  60. Don’t rely on someone else’s judgement when you’re the one risking something. Angela Jiang
  61. Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. Dreams don’t work unless you do. John C. Maxwell
  63. Each day is a new battle to say yes to what matters and say no to what doesn’t. Focus is a practice. James Clear
  64. Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done.  Hubert Selby Jr
  65. Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility. Abraham Lincoln
  66. Everyone complains about the mess; but ultimately assumes it’ll be for someone else to clear it up. Alain de Botton
  67. Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. Hasidic saying
  68. Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make, period. Brenda Slavin
  69. Excuses are a time thief. Have a goal, accept responsibility, and take action! Steve Maraboli
  70. Face your life and your self. The roots of inner peace come from self-awareness and self-understanding. Maxime Lagacé
  71. Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. Booker T. Washington
  72. 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
  73. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self Respect for others Responsibility for all your actions. 14th Dalai Lama
  74. Freedom and responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken. Seth Godin
  75. Freedom does not mean you have the right to endanger the lives of others through your own irresponsibility and ignorance. Robert Reich
  76. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Khalil Gibran
  77. Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself. John Felitto
  78. Future you pays for the sins of present you. Future you gains from the good of present you. There is no escaping consequence. Angela Jiang
  79. Getting rid of the ‘victim mentality’ doesn’t mean nothing unfair ever happened to you. It means you focus on what’s still in your power. Thibaut
  80. Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better. Simon Sinek
  81. Glory is apt to follow when industry has prepared the road. Publius Syrus
  82. Good advice is embodied. Naval Ravikant
  83. Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done. Jocko Willink
  84. Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy you will always be disappointed. Byron Pulsifer
  85. Help yourself. No one is coming to save you. Noah Kagan
  86. Highly focused people do not leave their options open. They make choices. If you commit to nothing, you’ll be distracted by everything. James Clear
  87. Hold yourself accountable in all areas of your life. Do not blame anyone or anything. Do not think of yourself as a victim. Do not make excuses. Take responsibility. Yvan Byeajee
  88. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher
  89. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults. Benjamin Franklin
  90. I am responsible for everything in my life. Kamal Ravikant
  91. I am responsible for what I see. Gabby Bernstein
  92. I believe in recovery, and 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
  93. I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. John D. Rockefeller
  94. I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace. 14th Dalai Lama
  95. I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  96. I can pardon everyone’s mistakes but my own. Cato the Elder
  97. I can’t always control my thoughts but I can choose how I respond to them. David Cushieri
  98. I feel like it’s part of my responsibility to give back to the next generation, try to share and teach some of the things I have learned from some of the great players, great mentors, great coaches that I’ve had. Kobe Bryant
  99. I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan
  100. I will keep constant watch over myself and‚ most usefully‚ will put each day up for review. Seneca
  101. I’m responsible for what I say, not for what you understand. Anonymous
  102. I’m sorry is a statement. “I won’t do it again is a promise. “How do I make it up to you?” is a responsibility. Anonymous
  103. If a person doesn’t want to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions, they may try to blame others. Don’t accept blame or try to fix things for them when you’ve done nothing wrong. They need to learn that if they want different outcomes, they will have to make different choices. Doe Zantamata
  104. If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. Richard Bach
  105. If passion drive you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin
  106. If something is broken it’s your responsibility to fix it. Will Smith
  107. If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. Abraham Lincoln
  108. If you believe that it is someone else’s responsibility to fix whatever needs fixing, you remain part of the problem, and, therefore, just a culpable as everyone else who believes someone else should shoulder the burden of initiating change. Byron Pulsifer
  109. If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences. Criss Jami
  110. If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. Theodore Roosevelt
  111. If you ever lose your temper it is your fault. Always. Your emotional responses are never the responsibility of any other human being. Thibaut
  112. If you feel a sense of social responsibility, first of all keep working on yourself. Being peaceful yourself is the first step if you want to live in a peaceful universe. Ram Dass
  113. If you fulfill your obligations everyday you don’t need to worry about the future. Jordan Peterson
  114. If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly. Steve Maraboli
  115. If you own this story you get to write the ending. Brene Brown
  116. If you realize your responsibility you will realize your destiny. Tasneem Hameed
  117. If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren
  118. In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. Augustine of Hippo
  119. In dreams begins responsibility. Delmore Schwartz
  120. In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough. C.S. Lewis
  121. In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all–security, comfort, and freedom. When the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free. Sir Edward Gibbon
  122. In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility. Michael Korda
  123. In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility. Michael Korda
  124. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt
  125. In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity. Abraham Lincoln
  126. Independence is owning the responsibility for taking care of yourself. Thibaut
  127. Is this fair? Is this the right thing to do? Marcus Aurelius
  128. It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. Sophocles
  129. It is easy to craft a plausible narrative that permits us to believe our troubles are all the fault of others. Easy to paralyze ourselves with bitterness and idle blame. Taking responsibility for our condition gives us the will to improve it. It gives us the strength to act. @TheStoicEmperor
  130. It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. Josiah Stamp
  131. It is folly for him to rule over others who cannot govern himself. Publius Syrus
  132. It is foolish to complain of the misfortunes which have come to pass through your own fault. Publius Syrus
  133. It is impossible to live the pleasant life without also living sensibly, nobly, and justly and conversely it is impossible to live sensibly, nobly and justly without living pleasant. Epicurus
  134. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. 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.  J. W. Goethe
  135. It is not doing the things we like to do, but doing the things we have to do that causes growth and makes us successful. John C. Maxwell
  136. It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required. Winston Churchill
  137. It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. Moliere
  138. It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Molière
  139. It is not selfish or narcissistic to love yourself. It is your first and foremost responsibility. Alan Cohen
  140. It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities. G.K. Chesterton
  141. It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Moliere
  142. It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are. Allanah Hunt
  143. It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. Cicero
  144. It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies. Noam Chomsky
  145. It is the responsibility of leadership to work intelligently with what is given, and not waste time fantasizing about a world of flawless people and perfect choices. Marcus Aurelius
  146. It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts. Mahatma Gandhi
  147. It is your responsibility to create the life that you want to live. Mel Robbins
  148. It is your responsibility to figure out how to take that pain and how to overcome that and build a happy life for yourself. Will Smith
  149. It is your solemn duty to learn how to enjoy yourselves. Alan Watts
  150. It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly. Reginald Rose
  151. It’s a fundamental experience that everyone has to undergo. Leaving the posture of psychological dependency, into self-responsibility. The basic motif of the hero journey. Joseph Campbell
  152. It’s easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we can’t dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. Sir Josiah Stamp
  153. It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It’s not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure.  Jordan Peterson
  154. It’s not your fault, but it’s your responsibility to do something about it. Shane Parrish
  155. It’s okay to feel lost and confused. It’s not okay to stay that way forever. Maxime Lagacé
  156. Just complaining without looking for a solution is irresponsibility. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  157. Keep the long term in mind. Your job is, and will always be, to do the right thing. Maxime Lagacé
  158. Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one. Mark Twain
  159. Leadership leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. Mitt Romney
  160. Let deeds correspond with words. Plautus
  161. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw
  162. Life gets easier when you don’t blame other people and focus on what you can control. James Clear
  163. Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help. Criss Jami
  164. Live for others if you want to live for yourself. Seneca
  165. Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain
  166. Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus
  167. Making someone responsible for your misery also makes them responsible for your happiness. Why give that power to anyone but yourself? Scott Stabile
  168. Man has responsibility, not power. Tuscarora Proverb
  169. Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Jean-Paul Sartre
  170. Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. Jean-Paul Sartre
  171. Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will his personal responsibility. Albert Einstein
  172. Many people fail because they do not take responsibility for their actions. Tuan Tran
  173. Maturity doesn’t mean age; it means sensitivity, manners, and how you react. Anonymous
  174. Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing… they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers. Samuel Smiles
  175. Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others. Ayn Rand
  176. Mindful amongst the negligent, highly vigilant amongst the drowsy, the man of wisdom advances like a race-horse, leaving the jade behind. The Dhammapada
  177. Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. Sigmund Freud
  178. Most relationships fall apart because two people get sick of blaming each other for the things they will not take responsibility for.  Nitya Prakash
  179. My point is, in this whole wide world the only person you can depend on is you. Haruki Murakami
  180. My rule of conduct is for every man to stand on his own legs. Jack London
  181. My transformation is my responsibility. Terri Cole
  182. My whole theory about life is that glory and accomplishment are of far less importance than the creation of character and the individual good life. William Alexander Percy
  183. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Thomas Jefferson
  184. Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.  George Washington Carver
  185. No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. William Penn
  186. No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility. Gerald W Johnson
  187. No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. Barbara de Angelis
  188. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. Voltaire
  189. No way around it: It’s on you. Ryan Holiday
  190. Nobody should have to clean up anybody else’s mess in this world. It is terribly bad for both parties, but probably worse for the one receiving the service. Tennessee Williams
  191. Nothing exempts you from hard work. Ryan Holiday
  192. Nothing will ever change while you point the finger of blame. Out of responsibility comes possibility. Lisa Villa Prosen
  193. One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Martin Luther King Jr
  194. One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point a finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life. Iyanla Vanzant
  195. One of the most freeing thoughts you’ll ever have: No one is coming to save me, no one feels sorry for me. I am responsible for helping myself. Unknown
  196. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think. Martin Seligman
  197. Only you can control your future. Dr. Seuss
  198. Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. Noam Chomsky
  199. Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. James Rhineheart.
  200. Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence is a fundamental need for love. That is why it is good to cultivate an authentic sense of responsibility and concern for the welfare of others. 14th Dalai Lama
  201. Our next aim will be to avoid working either for pointless ends or pointlessly. Seneca
  202. Own your life; blaming others for your problems makes you a victim to yourself.
  203. P.R.I.D.E: Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence. Anonymous
  204. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank
  205. Part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for what you did wrong in the first place. Jack Bauer
  206. Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you. Brian Tracy
  207. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw
  208. People can make you smile. People can make you laugh. People can make you feel comfortable and safe. But no one can make you happy. You are responsible for your own happiness and the choices you make. Thibaut
  209. People suppose that because it is easy to act unjustly, it is therefore easy to be just; but this is not so. Aristotle
  210. Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. George Bernard Shaw
  211. Personal responsibility leads to national transformation. Sunday Adelaja
  212. Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space. Jill Bolte Taylor
  213. Problems get bigger when you ignore them. Jack Butcher
  214. Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up! Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  215. Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt
  216. Remember, you are responsible for your future, so take charge and turn your life into whatever it is that you want it to be. Sharlene Snow
  217. Remember: principles only mean something if you stick by them when they are inconvenient. Thibaut
  218. Resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. Epictetus
  219. Responsibility begins with courage and ends with honor. Maxime Lagacé
  220. Responsibility is a grace we give ourselves. It is not something imposed from outside of us. We have a say in how our life goes. Kristen Moeller
  221. Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation. Dan Millman
  222. Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.
  223. Responsibility is accepting that YOU are the Cause and the Solution of the Matter. Anonymous
  224. Responsibility is done by you. It’s voluntary. You can take as much of it as you want. Ben Sasse
  225. Responsibility is the possibility of opportunity culminating in inevitable fulfillment. Sri Chinmoy
  226. Responsibility is the price of freedom. Elbert Hubbard
  227. Responsibility is the thing people dread the most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber. Dr. Frank Crane
  228. Responsibility No Single Drop Of Water Thinks It Is Responsible For The Flood. Anonymous
  229. Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. Adrienne Rich
  230. Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions it means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short. Adrienne Rich
  231. Responsibility. Be dependable. Hold yourself accountable. Do the right thing. Apologize when you make a mistake. Do your best work. Complete what you set out to do. Integrity. Anonymous
  232. Responsibility… that’s where the meaning in life is. Jordan Peterson
  233. Responsibility’s like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight. William McFee
  234. She was the archetypal selfless mother: living only for her children, sheltering them from the consequences of their actions and in the end doing them irreparable harm. Marcia Muller
  235. Skills can be taught and developed, but attitudes are difficult to change and ultimately are the responsibility of each person. Gary Schulz
  236. So many things are unimportant. You’re wise when you focus on the few that truly are. Maxime Lagacé
  237. Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you. Amelia Earhart
  238. Some people create their own storms, when get upset it rains. Anonymous
  239. Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader. Toni Morrison
  240. Sometimes when you give up on someone, it’s not because you don’t care anymore, but because ou realize they don’t. Anonymous
  241. Sometimes you have to shut up, swallow your pride and accept that you’re wrong. It’s not giving up, it’s called growing up. Anonymous
  242. Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders and know that you’re the creator of your own destiny. Swami Vivekananda
  243. Stop pointing fingers and placing blame on others. Your life can only change to the degree that you accept responsibility for it.  Steve Maraboli
  244. Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you. Zig Ziglar
  245. Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility . . .. In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.  Michael Korda
  246. Successful people make right decisions early and manage those decisions daily. John C. Maxwell
  247. Swap your excuses for responsibility. Instead of whining about all the reasons it hasn’t happened yet — own up to it. The only reason is you. Mel Robbins
  248. Take ownership. Jocko Willink
  249. Take responsibility — be ready to live the outcome of your choices. Thibaut
  250. Take responsibility — it’s where your powers live. Will Craig
  251. Take responsibility and initiative for yourself. Stop blaming your circumstances on what you are able to change. Anonymous
  252. Take responsibility for everything that happens to you. Naval Ravikant
  253. Take responsibility for the decisions you make and the actions you take. Billy Cox
  254. Take responsibility for what you think and what you do. Terence McKenna
  255. Take Responsibility For Your Actions Or Stop Acting Altogether. Anonymous
  256. Take responsibility for your own greatness, no one can take that courage walk for you. January Donovan
  257. Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed. Rodolfo Costa
  258. Take responsibility for yourself; it’s very rewarding. Amanda Green
  259. Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. Roy T. Bennett
  260. Take responsibility, trust and have faith in yourself that you can offer the world something that no one has ever known. Paul Martens
  261. Take responsiblilty for yourself because no one’s going to take responsibility for you. Tyra Banks
  262. Take time to accept responsibility. Your life is exactly that–it’s your life. It is created by you. You are constantly making choices, constantly creating new experiences. And although we can be affected by circumstances which can seem to be completely out of our control, essentially, we decide the direction in which we walk. Nicholas Watkins
  263. Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. Erica Jong
  264. Take your responsibility for your work, don’t do anything that is useless! Anonymous
  265. Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies. Heather Schuck
  266. Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness. Sharon Salzberg
  267. Taking responsibility is a commitment to own your life, to self-leadership, growth, and freedom. Christopher Avery
  268. Taking responsibility is a recognition of the power that you see when you stop blaming people. Will Smith
  269. Taking responsibility is not an admission of guilt. Will Smith
  270. Taking responsibility is taking your power back. Will Smith
  271. Teachers won’t make you clever. Personal trainers won’t make you fit. Others won’t make you happy. Books won’t make you rich. Where you are in life might not be your fault, but it’s your responsibility. No one is coming to save you. Shane Parrish
  272. Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. Basil Carpenter
  273. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis
  274. The Bible tells us that when we’re faithful in the little things that God gives us to do then He will bring increased blessings and responsibility into our lives. Bill Vincent
  275. The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life. Jim Rohn
  276. 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
  277. The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority. Stanley Milgram
  278. The evasion of responsibility is the major cause of most people’s frustrations and defeats. Ayn Rand
  279. The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank
  280. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. Max De Pree
  281. The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. Michael Jordan
  282. The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility. Giosué Borsi
  283. The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. John C. Maxwell
  284. The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.  Denis Waitley
  285. The greatest people are ‘great’ because they’re willing to admit their greatest faults. Craig D. Lounsbrough
  286. The highest good in life is the pursuit of the four cardinal virtues of practical wisdom, temperance, justice and courage. Massimo Pigliucci
  287. The human condition is a good one in that no one is unhappy except by his own fault. Seneca
  288. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Friedrich Nietzsche
  289. The leader is truly and ultimately responsible for everything. Jocko Willink
  290. The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I. They don’t think “I. They think “we”; they think “team. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. Peter Drucker
  291. The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz
  292. The many, in choosing a life fit for cattle, demonstrate that they are slaves to pleasure. Aristotle
  293. The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life. Hal Elrod
  294. The more people involved in a project the less any single person takes responsibility for the work. James Clear
  295. The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have. Noam Chomsky
  296. The more you progress, the more responsibility you’ll have. People will count on you. You’ll have new standards to reach and maintain. New difficulties to handle. Embrace it, choose to see the good. There’s nothing you can’t overcome. Gal Shapira
  297. The More You Take Responsibility for Your Past and Present,the More You are able to Create the Future You Seek. Anonymous
  298. The most common and popular opinion will always be the one that has the least amount of personal responsibility and accountability. @LifeMathMoney
  299. The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings. 14th Dalai Lama
  300. The most satisfying form of freedom is not a life without responsibilities, but a life where you are free to choose your responsibilities. James Clear
  301. The most satisfying responsibility you’ll ever take is the one your heart screams for. Maxime Lagacé
  302. The natural human response is to react but to take complete ownership requires courage and self-discipline. The more you have that, the happier you’d be. Jeremiah Say
  303. The past is past, and the future is yet to come. That means the future is in your hands the future entirely depends on the present. That realization gives you a great responsibility. 14th Dalai Lama
  304. The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space. Eckhart Tolle
  305. The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don’t waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.  Lorii Myers
  306. The price of greatness is responsibility.  Winston Churchill
  307. The reason people blame things on the previous generation is that there’s only one other choice. Doug Larson
  308. The responsibility is all yours; no one can stop you from being honest or straightforward. Marcus Aurelius
  309. The responsibility of any creator is to do the work, not judge it. Your job is to fall in love with the process, not grade the outcome. James Clear
  310. The responsibility of leadership is not to come up with all the ideas but to create an environment in which great ideas can thrive. Simon Sinek
  311. The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision. George Eliot
  312. The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same. Steve Maraboli
  313. the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. Jim Rohn
  314. The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility. Amy Leigh Mercree
  315. The single most empowering thing you can do is take responsibility for yourself, 100% of the time. Mel Robbins
  316. The smarter you get the less you take things personally. Maxime Lagacé
  317. The time is always right to do right. John Lewis
  318. The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.  Steve Maraboli
  319. The way you see the world is your own responsibility. @dailyzen
  320. The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self- respect springs.  Joan Didion
  321. The wiser you get the less you’re afraid of work and failures. Maxime Lagacé
  322. The wisest are the most courageous because they choose to do the right thing, not the popular one. Maxime Lagacé
  323. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein
  324. There are two primary choices in life To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley
  325. There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you. John Wooden
  326. There is always an alternative to the present urgency—and it’s not a vacation, it’s acknowledging deeper responsibility. Stewart Brand
  327. There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. Robert Louis Stevenson
  328. There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win. Jocko Willink
  329. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. John D. Rockerfeller Jr
  330. This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do. Terry Pratchett
  331. This is not your responsibility but it is your problem. Cheryl Strayed
  332. This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others. Elie Wiesel
  333. This is your life. Maxime Lagacé
  334. Those incapable of independent thought and personal responsibility find security in the masses. Alex Sauer
  335. Those who are unwilling to invest in the future haven’t earned one. H.W. Lewis
  336. Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. Holocaust Museum
  337. Time gained by cutting corners is wasted by the correction. Alex Sauer
  338. To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices. Will Craig
  339. To be angry at something means you’ve forgotten: That everything that happens is natural. That the responsibility is theirs, not yours. Marcus Aurelius
  340. To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life. Arbie M. Dale
  341. To live a life of honesty and integrity is a responsibility of every decent person. Noam Chomsky
  342. To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility. Patrick Ness
  343. Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life. Orrin Woodward
  344. We are living in a new culture, one of responsibility dodgers and corner cutters. Nobody cares if a thing is right or not. If you try to trace a poor job or craftsmanship back, you will find, inevitably, that nobody did it. Robert Fontaine
  345. We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw
  346. We are not put here on earth to play around. There is work to be done. There are responsibilities to be met. Humanity needs the abilities of every man and woman. Alden Palmer
  347. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. Aristotle
  348. We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice that is, until we stop saying “It got lost,” and say “I lost it. Sydney J. Harris
  349. We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work. Les Brown
  350. We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better. Dr. Henry Cloud
  351. We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem. Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. Fred Rogers
  352. We must all work in harmony with each other to stand up for what is right, to speak up for what is fair, and to always voice any corrections so that the ignorant become informed and justice is never ignored. Every time a person allows an act of ignorance to happen, they delay our progress for true change. Every person, molecule and thing matters. We become responsible for the actions of others the instant we become conscious of what they are doing wrong and fail to remind them of what is right.  Suzy Kassem
  353. We seldom realize that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. Alan Watts
  354. We survived. You and I. And those who survive have a duty. Our duty is to do our best to keep on living. Even if our lives are not perfect. Haruki Murakami (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Amazon book)
  355. We’re all flawed heroes. Responsibility is power. Take responsibility for the consequences of your actions, and the world is yours. Tom Hiddleston
  356. What have you blamed on others that you are responsible for? Mark Manson
  357. What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. Søren Kierkegaard
  358. What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice. Ursula K. Le Guin
  359. What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself. Friedrich Nietzsche
  360. What the world needs is more people who don’t give a shit what the rest of society is doing and don’t use the world as an excuse for their own moral failings. People who are willing to live by their own self-imposed standards and virtues because it’s the right thing to do. Bill Masur
  361. Whatever happens, take responsibility. Tony Robbins
  362. Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. Osho
  363. When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. Louis Nizer
  364. When they lose their good sense, keep yours. When they abandon their morality, keep yours. Madness in the crowd is not an excuse for personal degeneration. Be a fortress.
  365. When we give too many f*cks, when we choose to give a f*ck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us. Mark Manson (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Amazon book)
  366. When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone. George O’Neil
  367. When we own our stories, we avoid being trapped as characters in stories someone else is telling. Brené Brown
  368. When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt
  369. When you are willing to take responsibility for what you have done or not done, learning from the challenges, you will grow. Iyanla Vanzant
  370. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness. Eckhart Tolle
  371. When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome. Kevin Ngo
  372. When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. Dalai Lama
  373. When you’re in victim mode you are stuck in suffering. Will Smith
  374. Where there is great power, there is great responsibility.  Sir Winston Churchill
  375. Why do we criticize tyrants, when in fact we are much worse than they are? We have the same inclinations as they do; we just lack opportunities to act on them. Musonius Rufus
  376. Winners do what is right and then they feel good. Whiners want to feel good before they do what is right. Are you a winner or a whiner? John C. Maxwell
  377. With freedom comes responsibility, a responsibility that can only be met by the individual. Ronald Reagan
  378. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. Stan Lee
  379. With great power there must also come… great responsibility! Stan Lee
  380. Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress. I Ching
  381. You always have a choice. Don’t ever imagine you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s a decision and you have to accept responsibility for it. That’s when honor becomes more than empty words. Lynn Flewelling
  382. You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. Jay Rifenbary
  383. You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Robert Tew
  384. You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you. Miguel Ruiz
  385. You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes. John Wooden
  386. 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
  387. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you go work with it. Henri-Frédéric Amiel
  388. You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. Oprah Winfrey
  389. You Are Responsible For Your Own Happiness. Anonymous
  390. You are responsible for your own happiness. If you expect others to make you happy, chances are you’ll always end up disappointed. Anonymous
  391. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  392. You can awaken each day to obligations you never chose — or you can decide now to choose them. Robert Brault (See also: focus quotes)
  393. You can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue in their actions.
  394. You can’t dodge your responsibilities by saying they don’t exist! Douglas Adams
  395. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
  396. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
  397. You change your life when you stop blaming other people for where you are and take responsibility for where you’re going. Mel Robbins
  398. You get what you deserve. Instead of being a good person today, you choose instead to become one tomorrow. Marcus Aurelius
  399. You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing. Richard Feynman
  400. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln
  401. You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding. Terence McKenna
  402. You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.   Marianne Williamson
  403. You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi
  404. You must figure out how to love yourself, first. Your happiness and self-worth is your responsibility. You liking yourself is the secret. Other people liking you, that’s just a bonus. Mel Robbins
  405. You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. Jim Rohn
  406. You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce. Tony Gaskins
  407. You’re free to do whatever you want, but you should always take responsibility for the consequences of your choices in life. Anonymous
  408. You’re not an adult until you can look at your childhood without it being an excuse. Ed Latimore
  409. You’re responsible for your journey in life, no one else. You have to know the destination to go there. Others can help show you the way, but no one can take you there.  Debasish Mridha MD
  410. Your attention please, no one is coming to save you, this life of yours is 100% your responsibility. Anonymous
  411. Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it. Steve Maraboli
  412. Your life, your heart, and your happiness is your responsibility and your responsibility alone. Will Smith
  413. Your mind seeks shortcuts, pleasure and power but you need to face your life head on. Maxime Lagacé
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