Responsibility Quotes

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

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

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

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One can pass on responsibility, but not the discretion that goes with it.
Benevenuto Cellini

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

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

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

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 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

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

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren

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

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

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

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 don’t get a fair price for their coffee they will starve.
Claire Goose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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