Responsibility Quotes

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

Bill Maher

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

Joan Didion

Responsibility always exceeds authority

Unknown

Man has responsibility, not power.

Unknown

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

George W. Bush

Only where we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good thing have no title to praise.

Friedrich August Hayek

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

Les Brown

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

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Mr. Chamberlain's Budget was the natural expression of the character of the present Government. There was hardly any increase allowed for the services which went to build up the life of the people, education and health. Everything was devoted to piling up the instruments of death. The Chancellor expressed great regret that he should have to spend so much on armaments, but said that it was absolutely necessary and was due only to the actions of other nations. One would think to listen to him that the Government had no responsibility for the state of world affairs.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

In excited states of the public mind they have scarcely a discretion at all; the tendency of the public perturbation determines what shall and what shall not be dealt with. But, upon the other hand, in quiet times statesmen have great power; when there is no fire lighted, they can settle what fire shall be lit. And as the new suffrage is happily to be tried in a quiet time, the responsibility of our statesmen is great because their power is great too.

Walter Bagehot

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."

Richard Bach

Companies have a responsibility to train and retrain their employees.

Gregory Balestrero

What the proprietorship of these papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility the prerogative of the harlot through the ages.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

Now, at this time, I think theres too many people who feel comfortable with hate speech. Its become too commonplace, and acceptable. And its not okay, and weve got to change thatI think we also have to take responsibility for the words that come out of our mouths, because we are all connected. We are all part of one community.

Jennifer Beals

Composing's not voluntary, you know. There's no choice, you're not free. You're landed with an idea and you have responsibility to that idea.

Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle

Take responsibility. Give credit.

Samuel Richard

I sometimes wish the trade unionists who work in the mass media, those who are writers and broadcasters and secretaries and printers and lift operators of Thomson House would remember that they too are members of our working class movement and have a responsibility to see that what is said about us is true.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Contemporary culture is not very good on responsibility.

Simon Blackburn

Increased knowledge clearly implies increased responsibility.

Nicolaas Bloembergen

Leading from the front: Its what built America. But these days, the federal government isnt at the front its cowering in the back corner of the room, ducking responsibility and hoping no one notices.

Michael Bloomberg

Our moral and economic system is based on individual responsibility. Its based on the idea that people have to live with the consequences of their decisions. This makes them more careful deciders. This means that society tends toward justice people get what they deserve as much as possible.

David Brooks

Quote of the Day

From around the web

Updated On : March 02, 2014
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play