Responsibility Quotes

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

Bob Dylan

But when we get enough people who don't care, and who don't accept personal responsibility for high ethical standards, our organization gets the "M" disease. Mediocrity. Anybody in the place can be a carrier. By the same token, every individual can carry the cure: the ethics of excellence.

Price Pritchett

Our moral and ethical responsibility is to protect other species in the spirit of husbandry rather than destroy them in and attitude of conquest.

Charles Southwick

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.

Robin Cook

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

Les Brown

We're in a fight for our principles and our first responsibility is to live by them.

George W. Bush

Man has responsibility, not power.

Unknown

Responsibility always exceeds authority

Unknown

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.

Joan Didion

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.

William Pollard

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran 1883

MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy, an officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility.

Ambrose Bierce

Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come.

Alan Keyes

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Anthony Robbins

Responsibility is the price of greatness.

Winston Churchill

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.

Booker T. Washington

The best way to create a genuine "responsibility era" -- a genuine commitment to families and to the values they reflect -- is to begin with those to whom we owe the greatest responsibility -- those whom we most value -- our kids. Let's not just talk about it -- let's put kids first.

Senator John Kerry

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

Josiah Gilbert Holland

I dreamed night after night that everyone in the world was dead excepting myself, and that upon me rested the responsibility of making a wagon wheel.

Jane Addams

I believe we have a responsibility not only to our contemporaries but also to future generations a responsibility to preserve resources that belong to them as well as to us, and without which none of us can survive. That means we must do much more, and urgently, to prevent or slow down climate change. Everyday that we do nothing, or too little, imposes higher costs on our children and our childrens children. Of course, it reminds me of an African proverb the earth is not ours but something we hold in trust for future generations. I hope my generation will be worthy of that trust.

Kofi Atta Annan

A trustee has a responsibility to guard the assets of others with a higher degree of care than he does his own.

John David Ashcroft

To some degree every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.

Wystan Hugh Auden

The wellspring of courage and endurance in the face of unbridled power is generally a firm belief in the sanctity of ethical principles combined with a historical sense that despite all setbacks the condition of man is set on an ultimate course for both spiritual and material advancement. It is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption which most distinguishes man from the mere brute. At the root of human responsibility is the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end at least the distance needed to rise above individual limitations and environmental impediments. It is man's vision of a world fit for rational, civilized humanity which leads him to dare and to suffer to build societies free from want and fear. Concepts such as truth, justice and compassion cannot be dismissed as trite when these are often the only bulwarks which stand against ruthless power.

Aung San Suu Kyi
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