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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do -or don't do.
Simone De Beauvoir

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Anthony Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He treated me like a son and I let him down. I must take some responsibility for him getting the sack. I regret letting him down so much.
Kieron Dyer

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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



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