quote by Les Brown

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

— Les Brown

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Accepting responsibility quote The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
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If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Accepting responsibility quote It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without acc
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

There is no power or authority without responsibility, and he who accepts the one cannot escape or evade the other.


The only acceptable response to the threat of lethal violence is immediate and savage counterattack. If you resist, you just may get killed. If you don't resist you almost certainly will get killed. It is a tough choice, but there is only one right answer.

Accepting responsibility quote Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower t
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.

Africans and persons of African descent must assume the primary responsibility and leadership in historical research....if we are to continue to leave practically all important historical research and writing concerning the black race to the white man, then we must be prepared to accept, uncomplainingly, the white man's point of view.

Maturity comes not with age but with the acceptance of responsibility.

You are only young once but immaturity can last a lifetime!

Acceptance does not mean inaction. We may need to respond, strongly at times...From a peaceful center we can respond instead of react. Unconscious reactions create problems. Considered responses bring peace. With a peaceful heart whatever happens can be met with wisdom...Peace is not weak; it is unshakable.

Accepting responsibility quote Accept what is. Let go what was. Have faith in what will be.
Accept what is. Let go what was. Have faith in what will be.

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


Every leader should have enough humility to accept, publicly, the responsibility for the mistakes of the subordinates he has himself selected and, likewise, to give them credit, publicly, for their triumphs.

My father always would say, "My daughter will go into politics? My daughter will become prime minister", but it's not what I wanted to do. I would say, "No, Papa, I will never go into politics." As I've said before, this is not the life I chose; it chose me ... But I accepted the responsibility and I've never wavered in my commitment.

Accepting responsibility quote I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.
I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime.

Members of trusting teams accept questions and input about their areas or responsibility, appreciate and tap into one another's skills and experiences, and look forward to meetings and other opportunities to work as a group.

Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done.

Accepting responsibility quote Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

Until the millennium arrives and countries cease trying to enslave others, it will be necessary to accept one's responsibilities and be willing to make sacrifices for one's country - as my comrades did. As the troops used to say, "If the country is good enough to live in, it's good enough to fight for." With privilege goes responsibility.

The problem of education in a democratic society is to do away with .

.. dualism and to construct a course of studies which makes thought a guide of free practice for all and which makes leisure a reward of accepting responsibility for service, rather than a state of exemption from it.

Accepting responsibility quote Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.
Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.

Im very disappointed that we missed our (earnings per share) growth target this quarter due to the confluence of a number of issues that we now understand and are urgently addressing. I accept full responsibility for the shortfall.

Just the responsibility of wanting to see my mother have a better life;

making sure my sister had a better life. I went ahead and accepted that responsibility when I was young and it paid off. That was really the only goal.


Evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of any relaitonship is your responsibility. You do not have to passively accept what is brought to you. You can choose.

Accepting responsibility quote If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection.
If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection.
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The challenge we now face is to build on the record of the past, to continue accepting new responsibilities and seeking new opportunities to serve.

The only hope for developing a new civilization is to accept responsibility for improving our lives through knowledge, understanding, and a deeper comprehension of humanity’s relationship to natural processes of evolution. Our future is determined by effort we put forth to achieve this transition.

Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.

Accepting responsibility quote The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.
The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.

I consider chess an art, and accept all those responsibilities which art places upon its devotees.


When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.

I do not pray. . . . I do not expect God to single me out and grant me advantages over my fellow men. . . . Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility.

Accepting responsibility quote A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.

So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one.

If there is a purpose in life at all, there must be a purpose in suffering and in dying. But no man can tell another what this purpose is. Each must find out for himself, and must accept the responsibility that his answer prescribes. If he succeeds he will continue to grow in spite of all indignities.

What is the next thing you need for leadership? It is the ability to make up your mind to make a decision and accept full responsibility for that decision.

Accepting responsibility quote When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your
When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.

We are personally responsible for our own state of consciousness.

As Soul unfolds toward total freedom, It understands total responsibility must be accepted for every thought and action.

Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost.

Those who choose love - daring to feel to the depths of being, accepting responsibility for their actions, and seeking a purpose in life - will find that the world of significant living will unfold its cleverly concealed presence.

A miraculous healing awaits this planet once we accept our new responsibility to collectively tend the Garden, rather than fight over the turf.

Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person's point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people.

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