The Best Quotes About Responsibility 

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A list of the best responsibility quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous responsibility quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic responsibility quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational responsibility quotes from that same writer.

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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. In the final analysis, the only quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.
Michael Korda
Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
Malcolm Forbes
"Always take responsibility for your past. It is your only collateral in life. Unless you despise yourself now, you cannot despise yourself then. Everything you did is a part of the process that brought you here. All your past is as alive and real as your so-called 'present.'"
Janet Morris
Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.
Woodrow Wilson
You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.
Les Brown
“Choose life over death, Niko, when a choice can be made that puts no soul in jeopardy.”
Janet Morris
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
Denis Waitley
In dreams begin responsibility.
William Butler Yeats
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean-Paul Sartre
No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.
All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Denis Waitley
The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Tony Robbins
Responsibility educates.
Wendell Phillips
Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.
Nadine Gordimer
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
George Orwell
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
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession, a duty.
John D. Rockefeller
The way to avoid responsibility is to say, I've got responsibilities.
Richard Bach
I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant.
Jean-Paul Sartre
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
Henry Ford
Be more aware of responsibility than you are of your rights.