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Responsibility Quotes

Updated on December 29, 2014

Responsibility Quotes and Sayings

Here are some of the greatest responsibility quotes.

I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility, and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish, without the help and support of the woman I love.
Edward VIII

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

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

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

You have given me a great responsibility: to stay close to you, to be worthy of you and to exemplify what you are.
Jimmy Carter

Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government.
Thomas Jefferson

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

Fear, born of that stern matron, Responsibility.
William McFee

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion

There can be no true response without responsibility; there can be no responsibility without response.
Arthur Vogel

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

It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.
Stanley Milgram

My chief responsibilities have been described as soliciting and procuring. The illegal variety would be easier. And it certainly would be more profitable.
Rebecca Greer

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
Stanley Milgram

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

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more.
Gail Hamilton

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
Martin Luther

Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.
Jonas Salk

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Napoleon Hill

I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions.
John Enoch Powell

Responsibility always exceeds authority.

As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon - the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
Barack Obama

Man has responsibility, not power.

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Napoleon Hill

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.
John F. Kennedy

The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
Michael Jordan

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for "finding himself." If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
Thomas Merton

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

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me.
Oprah Winfrey

Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems.
Gerry Adams

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model.
Clay Aiken

We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.
Vladimir Putin

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce

I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don't take counsel of your fears.
Thomas S. Monson

As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.
Bill Hicks

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.
Daniel Webster

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.
Robert Baden-Powell

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

Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.
James Cash Penney

I am the one who got myself fat, who did all the eating. So I had to take full responsibility for it.
Kirstie Alley

Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It's a bit stressful. I try to come to terms with it by not thinking about it.
Joe Strummer

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
Alan Rickman

I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film.
Orlando Bloom

Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
Omar Bongo

The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
James Baldwin

In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.
Theodor Adorno

The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility has failed in many cases.
David Suzuki

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.
William Pollard

Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space.
Sally Ride

To help all created things, that is the measure of all our responsibility; to be helped by all, that is the measure of our hope.
Gerald Vann

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

It means that through knowledge have come responsibility and hope, and through both, action.
Edward Livingston

The main professional responsibility of a person in business is business.
Lee R. Raymond

I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the people of that country.
Lakhdar Brahimi

IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device.
Tim Berners-Lee

We need to take responsibility and educate people. That's why black folks don't like me. I always say it's our responsibility to make safe neighborhoods. It's our job to get them cleaned up.
Charles Evers

If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.
Christiane Amanpour

Mutual funds have historically offered safety and diversification. And they spare you the responsibility of picking individual stocks.
Ron Chernow

Responsibility educates.
Wendell Phillips

To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.
Jeffery Deaver

Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
Robert Fripp

Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility is required not only of governments, but of companies and individuals. All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs.
Anna Lindh

Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.
James Levine

Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge.
John Charles Polanyi

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      Solangi Salah 

      6 years ago

      I'm responsible for my words not for your understanding

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for suggesting the book Susan. I haven't read it but would love to read anything with some really great quotes.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always have enjoyed reading quotes. Have you ever read a book by Richard Bach called Johnathan Livingston Seagull?The book is filled with marvelous quotes.

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      7 years ago from United States

      Certainly inspiring quotes. Thanks.

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      Art of legend 

      8 years ago

      Here , There are a lot of responsibility quotes.i like all quotes.but I most like Albert Einstein's quotes. tremendous quotes. a lot of thanks to hubber.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks mwatkins, motivating is what I intended this hub to be and motivation is what pushes me to write these hubs. :)

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      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      Wow - What a neat Hub on quotes! They can be so uplifting and full of motivation! Keep writing! Love it! ;-)

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thank you JB for pointing it out, it has been corrected.

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      8 years ago

      I do believe that the responsibility quote is incorrectly attributed to MLK Jr. It was said by Martin Luther (of the Reformation).

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      9 years ago from New York

      Yes do write more!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago


      Thank you all for these wonderful comments. These comments are always a great source of motivation to write more. :)

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      9 years ago from NYC

      Totally love these quotes!!

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      9 years ago from US

      hi, I like this one! "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

      Eleanor Roosevelt"

      good job in putting these all together,

      quites are always inspirational!

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      9 years ago from New York, NY

      Great collection here. .Martin Luther King's quote has to be my favorite one here .. but all in all I loved the read. Thanks . .. count me in as your newest fan!

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      9 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      More good stuff to read here. Great with chips, ice cream, Candy, and with a hand again near something it has no bussiness near according to a wife, girl friend or first date at the movies. Fascinating and educational and constructive for minds that are fit for the good life. GBY Dear Friend.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago


      This is one of the best comments I ever had on any of my articles. ~Thanx :)

    • emievil profile image


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Great quotes. Maybe I'll print some of them then frame them =). Thanks UH.


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