Responsibility Quotes

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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

The young British players need to take responsibility themselves for their form and ability.
Tim Henman

As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes.
Al D'Amato

It's not about using the stage as a platform to preach. It's about people coming together with the responsibility to do something. Hopefully, they'll be galvanised.
James Blunt

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again
Edith Hamilton

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Coretta King

I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility...
King Edward VIII

Baby: An alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Elizabeth Adamson

For how many people do you think might yet stand on this planet before the sun grows cold? That's the responsibility we hold in our hands.
David Brower

When I was young, it was very exciting to have a thought that we can change the world if we all collaborated, but I think it's not just an artist's responsibility as I think we all have responsibilities to different things, whatever we choose in our lives.
Gates McFadden

But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives.
Jeb Bush

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
Alan Paton

Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out.
Donald Rumsfeld

What on earth is he going to get paid for? [on John Prescott keeping all his favours for zero departmental responsibility]
Kate Hoey

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
Alan Paton

Some things are a dying art in this country, particularly the idea of individual responsibility and dignity.
Andrew Goodman

I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic.
Grace Abbott

Some pretty senior young individuals in and around the Cabinet should share the responsibility for talking up an election and referring publicly on the radio to where the risk lies.
David Winnick

The federal government has a responsibility to protect all Americans from potential terrorist attack.
Bob Etheridge

This is about shifting habits and attitudes and asking people to take responsibility for what is in their coffee cup. The bottom line is that if farmers donít get a fair price for their coffee they will starve.
Claire Goose

Power is only too happy to make football bear a diabolical responsibility for stupifying the masses
Jean Baudrillard

It's the responsibility of the media to look at the president with a microscope, but they go too far when they use a proctoscope.
Richard Nixon

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.
Geoffrey Fisher

I feel a certain sense of responsibility, so I'm pretty vague when I get to sorcery. [On his books]
David Eddings

As a member of Congress, I believe it is the responsibility of those elected to represent the people at every level of government to ensure that our government works to ensure that every person who wants gainful employment has it.
Leonard Boswell

It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter.
Eminem

Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill (The Colonel's Daughter)
Richard Aldington

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.
Nelson Algren

Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Jim Rohn

I understand it's my responsibility to uphold the spirit of the game
[on yet another fine for dissent - is he fit to captain?]
Ricky Ponting

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

We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on Earth to see it isn't ruined.
Allen Johnson

The fact is that democracy brings with it a serious element of responsibility and all parties have to accept that fact to move forward.
Daniel Greenberg

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Elbert Hubbard

An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
Robert Baden-Powell

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Henry Adams

A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

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

Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.
Julie Christie

Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
Ariel Dorfman

But when reporters say to me I'm only doing this because it's my job... that's the same abdication of moral responsibility at the thin end of the wedge that in its most extreme and horrific version ends up with others being prepared to stand as a concentration camp guard.
Ken Livingstone

We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
Richard Feynman

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

It is hard to imagine a greater responsibility and honour [than being given this job by Gordon Brown which was a big surprise to everyone]
Jacqui Smith

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

Every right implies a responsibility. Every opportunity, an obligation. Every possession, a duty.
John D Rockefeller

Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
Gary Snyder

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Anthony Robbins

I'm not sure I understand how responsibility for our choices makes sense if they are not determined.
Thomas Nagel



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