Responsibility Quotes

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

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

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

Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?
Joy Adamson

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

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

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Peter F Drucker

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

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

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

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max Depree

The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
Tom Stoppard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation.
Brian Baird

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

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

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

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

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 Toynbee

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.
Silvio Berlusconi

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

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

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

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

Software companies should take more responsibility for security holes, especially in browsers and e-mail clients. There are some straightforward things the industry should be doing right now to fix things, and I don't know why they haven't been done yet.
Tim Berners-Lee

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

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

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Anthony Robbins

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

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

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

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Elbert Hubbard

The Führer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility.
Martin Heidegger

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

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

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our 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

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

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

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

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

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



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