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Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, activist

You save yourself or you remain unsaved. Alice Sebold,

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln, president

In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it. Barack Obama, president

Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility. George Orwell, author

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol, artist

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

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

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, entrepreneur

One must care about a world one will not see. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Life's heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry. Source Unknown,

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown, motivational speaker

Whatever happens, take responsibility. Anthony Robbins, author

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. Jim Rohn, businessman

Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required. Luke 12:48 Bible,

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian

Be more aware of responsibility than you are of your rights. Source Unknown,

No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood. Source Unknown,

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -- a man is what he makes of himself. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor

You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality. Les Brown, motivational speaker

Accountability breeds response-ability. Stephen Covey, businessman

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself. Napoleon Hill, writer

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. Peter Ustinov, actor

Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom. Horst Koehler, statesman

I think that discipline is so much of an important part of being a parent. Because it's very, very important to teach your children to take responsibility for their actions. Cheryl Ladd, actress

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. Douglas Adams, writer

No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it. Aristotle, philosopher

The important thing is to concentrate upon what you can do -- by yourself, upon your own initiative. Harry Browne, writer

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity. Nadine Gordimer, novelist

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than raising of the next generation. C. Everett Koop, public servant

We have a Bill of rights. What we need is a Bill of responsibilities. Bill Maher, comedian

You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation. Charles E. Popplestone,

I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions. John Enoch Powell,

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them. Tom Stoppard, dramatist

A man carries his success or his failure with him, it does not depend on outside conditions. Ralph Waldo Trine,

In dreams begin responsibility. William Butler Yeats, poet

I know that no one can really stop me but myself and that really no one can help me but myself. Peter Nivio Zarlenga,

I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it. Ann Richards, politician

I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. Edward VIII, royalty

No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself. Bertolt Brecht, poet

All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities. Mahatma Gandhi, leader

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. Josiah Gilbert Holland,

Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball. Billie Jean King, athlete

Freedom is a package deal -- with it comes responsibilities and consequences. Source Unknown,

You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning. Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher

I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don't take counsel of your fears. Thomas S. Monson, clergyman

Responsibility is the price of greatness. Sir Winston Churchill, politician

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility. Napoleon Hill, writer

It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable. Moli,

Responsibility educates. Wendell Phillips, activist

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. JeanPaul Sartre,

From my tribe I take nothing I am the maker of my own fortune. Tecumseh, leader

Our first responsibility is not to ourselves. Our first responsibility is to our country and to our God. Alan Keyes, politician

We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority. Mahmoud Abbas, statesman

Gymnastics taught me everything - life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect. Shawn Johnson, athlete

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

Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves? Joy Adamson, explorer

Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross. William Barclay, theologian

I don't believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question - you have no responsibility to answer personal questions that people have no right to ask you. Chris Matthews, journalist

To shun one's cross is to make it heavier. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands. Francis Bacon, philosopher

We are each responsible for all of our experiences. Louise L. Hay, author

The reason people blame things on the previous generations is that there's only one other choice. Doug Larson, cartoonist

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority. Stanley Milgram, psychologist

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will -- his personal responsibility. Albert Schweitzer, theologian

The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn,

We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole. Vladimir Putin, statesman

I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. Barack Obama, president

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. John D. Rockefeller, businessman

War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it. Leo Tolstoy, novelist

It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter. Eminem, musician

A baby is a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. Ronald Knox, theologian

Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation. Carl Levin, politician

No one has the responsibility to be out to anyone but himself or herself. I made my choice a million years ago. Lea DeLaria, comedian

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life. Andy Garcia, actor

Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe. Elie Wiesel, novelist

I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron. But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal. Kenneth Lay, businessman

Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing. Mike Krzyzewski, coach

The way to avoid responsibility is to say, I've got responsibilities. Richard Bach, novelist

Bear one another's burdens. Bible,

Nobody can do it for you. Ralph Cordiner,

Good men prefer to be accountable. Michael Edwardes,

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. Roy L. Hunt,

The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others. Don Shula, coach

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. Booker T. Washington, educator

Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed. Al Green, musician

Iraq assumes responsibility for its own future... They have got to step up. Jeff Sessions, politician

My sense of responsibility to the audience is to screen things that they would never see in a local theater. Richard Wilson, actor

My dogs are a priority and a big responsibility... but the payoffs are well worth it. Will Estes, actor

A new era of responsibility is here. Valerie Jarrett, lawyer

We believe that the government has an important role to create the conditions that promote entrepreneurship, upward mobility, and individual responsibility. Paul Ryan, politician

The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you. J. K. Rowling, author

My responsibility to God is to live. That's the gift he gave me. What I do with it is up to me. Mary J. Blige, musician

I owe the baby my life. I owe this baby everything and I have a responsibility now. Nicole Richie, actress

China is completely lacking in self-awareness and as someone who has stepped outside that society, I have a responsibility to write about it as I see it. Ma Jian, writer

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. Ambrose Bierce, journalist

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, clergyman

I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. Peter Drucker, consultant

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, author

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, dramatist

I don't think I'm egotistical as much as I'm taking responsibility for what I'm putting out there. Jon Favreau, actor

An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual. Robert Baden-Powell, soldier

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children. Dirk Benedict, actor

Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation? Ruth Bader Ginsburg, judge

I felt unworthy to play Jesus. I just accepted the responsibility and said, 'What actor wouldn't want to play this role?' Jim Caviezel, actor

I'll keep working as long as I live because singing has taken on the feeling of joy that I had when I started, when my only responsibility was to sing well. Rosemary Clooney, musician

The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power. Katherine Dunn, novelist

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture. Charles W. Pickering, judge

The burden one likes is cheerfully carried. Proverbs,

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be. W. H. Auden, poet

God, Private Enterprise and government have made me what I am, and now they have to take some of the blame. Joy Baluch,

The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility. Giosu,

If people concentrated on their responsibilities, others would have their rights. Stuart Briscoe,

Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success. Les Brown, motivational speaker

All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work wrong, and work unhappily for themselves and for you. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

An individual without information can't take responsibility. An individual with information can't help but take responsibility. Jan Carlzon,

To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know. Alexis Carrel, scientist

Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach. William Ellery Channing, writer

The ultimate priority of humanity should not be to savour the power given to us, but rather to account for the according responsibility. Harrison Christian,

We create the world in which we live; if that world becomes unfit for human life; it is because we tire of our responsibility. Cyril Connolly, intellectual

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 fiber. Frank Crane, clergyman

If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next that strength by which it can come to face ultimate concerns in its own way. Erik H. Erickson,

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, industrialist

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast. Victor Frankl,

What does it mean to say that government might have a responsibility? Government can't have a responsibility any more than the business can. The only entities which can have responsibilities are people. Milton Friedman, economist

Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others rather than what he ought to expect from them. Madame Guizot,

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. Arlo Guthrie, musician

I am only one, But still I am one.I cannot do everything,But still I can do something;And because I cannot do everythingI will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Edward Everett Hale, clergyman

Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions.... Liberty and responsibility are inseparable. Friedrich A. Hayek,

More power than all the success slogans ever penned by human hand is the realization for every man that he has but one boss. That boss is the man -- he -- himself. Gabriel Heatter, journalist

If you load responsibility on a man unworthy of it he will always betray himself. August Heckscher,

Each is responsible for his own actions. H. L. Hunt, businessman

A free man is a jealous of his responsibilities as he is of his liberties. Cyril James,

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility. Gerald W. Johnson, journalist

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility. Michael Korda, novelist

As novices, we think we're entirely responsible for the way people treat us. I have long since learned that we are responsible only for the way we treat people. Rose Wilder Lane, journalist

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible. Allan Massie,

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, author

I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands. Darius Ogden Mills,

We are accountable only to ourselves for what happens to us in our lives. Mildred Newman,

When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone. George O'Neil,

One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is to be prepared. Dan Quayle, vice president

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