Responsibility Quotes

Responsibility Quotes
Here’s a big bunch of responsibility quotes for your enjoyment. Hopefully you find some here that you can use to improve your life: 

Responsibility is something you take as a matter of fact, like breathing air; living without it is impossible, but do not think about it too much. -Jacob Gelt Dekker

The mold of a man’s fortune is in own hands. -Francis Bacon

Nothing happens by itself… It all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions. -Bein Stein

Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it. -Samuel Smiles

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. -Henry Ward Beecher

I was taught very clearly that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands. -Darius Ogden Mills

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

A man carries his success or his failure with him…he does not depend on outside conditions. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not in time, place or circumstances, but in the man lies success…. -Charles B. Rouss

Provision for others is the fundamental responsibility of human life. -Woodrow Wilson

Responsibility is to keep the ability to respond. -Robert Duncan

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Calvin Coolidge

We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. -Albert Einstein

There are two primary choices of life: To accept conditions as they exist, or to accept the responsibility of changing them. -Denis Waitley

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

We create the world in which we live; if that world becomes unfit for human life; it is because we tire of our responsibility. –Cyril Connolly

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hal

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than raising of the next generation. –C. Everett Koop

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

The reason people blame things on the previous generations is that there’s only one other choice. –Doug Larson

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

I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands. –Darius Ogden Mills

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

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. –Arnold J. Toynbee

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. –Peter Ustinov

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. –Booker T. Washington

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

The price of power is responsibility for the public good. – Winthrop W. Aldrich

No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood. – Anonymous

There has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen’s rights and inadequate stress upon his duties and responsibilities. – Paxton Blair

In your area of responsibility, if you do not control events, you are at the mercy of events. – Harland Svare

I feel the responsibility of the occasion.  Responsibility is proportionate  to opportunity. – Woodrow Wilson

The real freedom of any individual can always be measured by the amount of responsibility which he must assume for his own welfare and security. – Robert Welch

Responsibility educates. – Wendell Phillips

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    • Jackie
    • February 4, 2010

    I look forward to your post every day. You are the best!!!!!

    • Marquita
    • February 4, 2010

    These quotes are very inspirational, and motivational. Addressing a lots of areas that I now see clearly. Thanks so much for everything that you do.

    • David Parrish
    • February 4, 2010

    Quotes regarding the assumption of personal responsibility give me pause. While it is vital that one learn to accept responsibility for ones own behavior and efforts and learn the meaning of self reliance when it comes to achieving life goals, it is equally important to keep in mind that no one lives in isolation or has sole control over the circumstances in which he lives. The Haitian for example may curse the building the fell upon him but no matter how well he has planned or has executed his plans, his loss is out of his hands.

    • joan hagan
    • February 4, 2010

    I look forward to your quotes every day. There is always something that makes me stop for a moment and ponder my existence and relationship with the universe.

  1. Reply

    Thanks Everyone. And David, I always appreciate your thoughtful comments. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Laurie Vowels
    • February 6, 2010

    I always learn something from your quotes Shawn. Always a good way to get through life in a virtuous way.

    • shikshit
    • February 9, 2010

    Thanks a lot to your whole team ………..
    ithink these are essentially the material one should look for in the net but lot depends on experiencing these dynamic thoughts and acting upon it.

    • siefuddin
    • September 14, 2017

    everyday pleasure and education thanks. alots

      • shawn
      • September 22, 2017

      You’re welcome. 🙂

    • Rameshkumar Lakhmania
    • September 14, 2017

    It’s incredible ! Such wealth of wisdom gems at our disposal to inspire us towards a meaningful life.

      • shawn
      • September 22, 2017

      I’m glad I could help out! Please keep coming.

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