174 Taking Responsibility Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Taking Responsibility Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Whatever happens, take responsibility. — Anthony Robbins

The extent to which YOU take responsibility over something is the extent to which YOU take control over it. — Adam Khoo

Responsibility is the price of freedom. — Elbert Hubbard

There is a source of power in each of us that we don't realize until we take responsibility. — Diane Nash

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

Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them — Byron Katie

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

Healing comes from taking responsibility: to realize that it is you - and no one else - that creates your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions. — Peter Shepherd

As soon as you take responsibility for your life, you can change the world. — Tom Basso

Embrace accountability, and take business risks under your own name. — Naval Ravikant

Short Taking Responsibility Quotes

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  • Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. — William Blake
  • If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. — Les Brown
  • Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there. — Gary Snyder
  • To take care of your own onions. — French Proverbs
  • People who do not take charge of their lives are lathi-charged by time. — Kiran Bedi
  • If you blame others for your misfortunes, you won't be rich. Take ownership of yourself. — Changpeng Zhao
  • Everything changes for the better when you take ownership of your own problems. — Robert Ringer
  • Take responsibility for what you have control over and focus on that. — Patrick Bet-David
  • Take responsibility for the energy you bring. — Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action. — Nicolas Cage

Top 10 Taking Responsibility Quotes

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The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it. — Richard Rohr

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Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. — William Blake

Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is a source of power in each of us that we don't realize until we take responsibility. — Diane Nash

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

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

The true Mason takes full responsibility for the condition of his character and ever strives for its perfection. — William Howard Taft

We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world. — Gabor Mate

Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming. — Jim Rohn

Take responsibility for your last bad decision, and then let it go. Don't blame others or make excuses for yourself. — Deepak Chopra

Taking Responsibility Image Quotes

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Taking responsibility quote by William Blake

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. — William Blake

Taking responsibility quote We're all flawed heroes. Responsibility is power. Take responsibility for the co
We're all flawed heroes. Responsibility is power. Take responsibility for the consequences of your actions, and the world is yours. Everything is a choice.

Not Taking Responsibility Quotes

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Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy. It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others. — Joan D. Chittister

We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I feel comfortable in a position of leadership, but that's not to say I feel complacent about it. I take it incredibly seriously. — Nicola Sturgeon

Taking responsibility quote Teaching respect takes responsibility. Being respectful takes courage. Showing r
Teaching respect takes responsibility. Being respectful takes courage. Showing respect takes passion.

The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that's why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It's not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible. — Tom Cruise

I think 'vegan' is a beautiful word. It is more than just a description for our diet. I see it as a visible template for an ethical, healthy, responsible, and rational life. Because it describes our character, it says we do not take the life of another living being to satisfy our wants. — Philip Wollen

I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team. — Wayne Gretzky

Taking responsibility quote Excuses are a time thief. Have a goal, accept responsibility and take action!
Excuses are a time thief. Have a goal, accept responsibility and take action!

The primary goal of real education is not to deliver facts but to guide students to the truths that will allow them to take responsibility for their lives. — John Taylor Gatto

And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping. — Alberto Juantorena

The way things happen on social media is so abusive and everyone needs to take personal responsibility for what they write and not allowing this misinterpretation and shaming culture on social media to persist. — Ashley Judd

Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. — Melody Beattie

Leadership Taking Responsibility Quotes

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Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses. — John C. Maxwell

If you want to be positive, upbeat, and passionate, you need to take responsibility for being that way. — John C. Maxwell

The choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. — Eleanor Roosevelt

My conclusion: Management is the most noble of professions if it's practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement, and contribute to the success of a team. — Clayton Christensen

Headship is the divine calling of a husband to take primary responsibility for Christlike, servant leadership, protection, and provision in the home. — John Piper

Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. — Mitt Romney

By leadership, I mean taking complete responsibility for an organization's well-being and growth, and changing it for the better. Real leadership is not about prestige, power or status. It is about responsibility. — Robert L. Joss

As a veteran, I believe we have a responsibility to take care of all our men and women who have served - and I will fight to fix the crisis at the Veterans Administration caused by negligent leadership in Washington. — Joni Ernst

If architecture is going to nudge, cajole, and inspire a community to challenge the status quo into making responsible changes, it will take the subversive leadership of academics and practitioners who keep reminding students of the profession’s responsibilities. — Samuel Mockbee

We treat employees as a member of the family. If management take the risk of hiring them, we have to take the responsibility for them. — Akio Morita

Take Responsibility For Your Actions Quotes

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People who blame others for their failures never overcome them. They simply move from problem to problem. To reach your potential, you must continually improve yourself, and you can't do that if you don't take responsibility for your actions and learn from your mistakes. — John C. Maxwell

We're all flawed heroes. Responsibility is power. Take responsibility for the consequences of your actions, and the world is yours. Everything is a choice. — Tom Hiddleston

You can live in heaven right now. Heaven or hell is here and now; you don't need to wait to die. If you take responsibility for your own life, for your own actions, then your future is in your hands, and you can live in heaven while your body is alive. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

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

One of the most powerful things you can do is take responsibility for your life. Your choices. Your actions. Your Life. — Jeanette Jenkins

You and you alone are responsible for taking actions to create the life of your dreams. Nobody else can (or will) do it for you. — Jack Canfield

I've no regrets. You take responsibility for your actions. — Ron Moody

I live in a universe in which blame doesn't exist. I don't believe in being at fault; I believe in taking responsibility for your actions. If I do something wrong, I take responsibility for it. — Concha Buika

When you accept a leadership role, you take on extra responsibility for your actions toward others. — Kelley Armstrong

Accepting Responsibility Quotes

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

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

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. — John F. Kennedy

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. — Mary Mcleod Bethune

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

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. — Jeff Cooper

Maturity comes not with age but with the acceptance of responsibility. You are only young once but immaturity can last a lifetime! — Edwin Louis Cole

You've made your bed, now lie on it. — French Proverbs

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. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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. — Michael Ramsey

Assuming Responsibility Quotes

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It’s time to put away our fairytales, all of them, and assume our responsibilities, the adult responsibilities that begin with adult knowledge. Our planet needs us. She needs us to think like healers and act like warriors. And if you think that’s a contradiction, then get out of the way. — Lierre Keith

Worry is assuming responsibilities that you cannot handle. They truth is, they are responsibilities that God never intended for you to handle, because they are His. — Charles R. Swindoll

There is a price tag on human liberty. That price is the willingness to assume the responsibilities of being free men. Payment of this price is a personal matter with each of us. — James Monroe

Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family's financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care. — Augustus Y. Napier

Our country is like a sick child, now it's up to all of us to take care of it, we have to suffer a little now, we have to have a little pain, assume our responsibility and all as brothers to bring forward that child. — Nayib Bukele

If we believe in the rebirth of our civilization... then clearly this renaissance must begin in the chambers of our own hearts... We cannot wait for society to change, or for our institutions to be renewed. We, as individuals, must assume responsibility for our own personal transformation. — Georg Feuerstein

So if Arizona sees the federal government isn't assuming its responsibilities, it creates local laws. But migration and keeping security on the borders is not a local or state issue, it's a federal issue. — Vicente Fox

Of all questions, why? is the least pertinent. It begs the question; it assumes the larger part of its own response; to wit, that a sensible response exists. — Jack Vance

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. — Grover Cleveland

No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and prepared to assume responsibilities. — William J. H. Boetcker

Taking Ownership Quotes

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Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don't be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they're going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It's far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don't ever stop doing your thing. — Asher Roth

Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership. — Andrea Dworkin

Bitcoin is the most difficult property that the human race possesses or has yet invented to confiscate…I literally have to crack your head open and read your mind to take it…It’s harder to take than every other thing you might own. In fact, it’s exponentially harder. — Michael Saylor

When a team takes ownership of its problems, the problem gets solved. It is true on the battlefield, it is true in business, and it is true in life. — Jocko Willink

People tend to cherish and take care of the things they pay for and therefore own, countries included. The opposite is also true. When was the last time you changed the oil in a rental car? — Tucker Carlson

Show me an organization in which employees take ownership, and I will show you one that beats its competitors. — Michael Abrashoff

World Mobile doesn’t take value from its customers, it gives value to its customers by giving them part-ownership of the network itself. — Micky Watkins

I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness, because if you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live? — Karen Duffy

Until you take ownership for your life, you will always be chasing happiness. — Sean Stephenson

I further promise you, that all my wealth and property will be in Pakistan. I will take ownership of this country and won't be like those leaders who create hideouts abroad — Imran Khan

Being Responsible Quotes

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The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. — Konrad Lorenz

...morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

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

Some people have a thick skin and you don’t. Your heart is really open and that is going to cause pain, but that is an appropriate response to this world. The cost is high, but the blessing of being compassionate is beyond your wildest dreams. — Anne Lamott

It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me. — Warsan Shire

You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing. — Richard P. Feynman

We are not responsible for the circumstances we are in, but we are responsible for the way we allow those circumstances to affect us; we can either allow them to get on top of us or we can allow them to transform us into what God wants us to be. — Oswald Chambers

Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. — Leo Buscaglia

I think it's the responsibility of every human being, not just those who wear the identity of poet, activist, voter, religious person... it's the responsibility of every person. Our responsibility is to use our intelligence as clearly and coherently as we possibly can. — John Trudell

Let us be under no illusion. The Jewish spirit, which was responsible for the alliance of large-scale capital with Marxism and was the driving force behind so many anti-Spanish revolutionary agreements, will not be got rid of in a day. — Francisco Franco

Personal Responsibility Quotes

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If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. — Unknown

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. — Oscar Wilde

The moment a woman comes home to herself, the moment she knows that she has become a person of influence, an artist of her life, a sculptor of her universe, a person with rights and responsibilities who is respected and recognized, the resurrection of the world begins. — Joan D. Chittister

We hear a constant clamor for rights, rights, always rights, but so very little about responsibility. And we have forgotten God. The need now is for selflessness, for a spirit of sacrifice, for a willingness to put aside personal gains for the salvation of the whole Western world. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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The leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege. — Peter Drucker

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. — Theodore Roosevelt

My father chose my name , and my last name was chosen by my ancestors . That’s enough, I myself choose my way — Ali Shariati

A people who mean to be free must be prepared to meet danger in person, and not rely upon the fallacious protection of armies — Edmund Randolph

Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer. — William Arthur Ward

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. — Albert Ellis

Self Responsibility Quotes

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Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions. — Dalai Lama

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. — Marie Curie

It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe - the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor - loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. — Francis Chan

[Somali maritime violence] is a response to greedy Western nations, who invade and exploit Somalia's water resources illegally. It is not a piracy, it is self defence. It is defending the Somalia children's food. — Muammar al-Gaddafi

Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others. — Confucius

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. — Adrienne Rich

The view that women are infantile and emotional creatures, and as such, incapable of responsibility and independence is the work of the masculine tendency to lower women's self-respect. — Karen Horney

You never regret taking a night to sleep on an emotional response. But you do regret ones done in the moment. — Alex Hormozi

Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. — Naval Ravikant

I will think twice in the future about what I post. Probably three times. — Logan Paul

Taking Credit Quotes

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My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. — Indira Gandhi

Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft. — Anthony of Padua

The leader is a teacher who succeeds without taking credit. And, because credit is not taken, credit is received. — Lao Tzu

Learn to go first. Introduce yourself. Ask them out. Host the event. Voice an idea. Tell people what you want. You’ll face more rejections when things go wrong, but you’ll get all of the credit when things go right. The world rewards those who go first because so few people do. — Mark Manson

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. — Marie Stopes

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. — Marie Carmichael Stopes

Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with a flick of a pen they will create enough to buy it back. — Josiah Stamp

America takes credit for giving you freedom that you had anyway. It's like going to a wedding and putting your tag on somebody elses box. — Doug Stanhope

We cannot take credit for our record avancement in certain scientific fields alone. We have been helped, and we have been helped by the people of other worlds. — Hermann Oberth

Take a moment to think about your answer to this question: Am I prepared to have great success and not get any credit for it? — Tony Dungy

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More Taking Responsibility Quotes

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An electrician isn't an opinion former, but a graphic designer is. My argument is that all graphic designers hold high levels of responsibility in society. We take invisible ideas and make them tangible. That's our job. — Neville Brody

Nikah is a contract that transfers responsibilities. Therefore know the man you're thinking of marrying, and be sure that he is able to take care of you, more than your dad did. Islam empowers women with honor and dignity. Don't settle for anything less. — Nouman Ali Khan

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you. — Amelia Earhart

By its very definition, civic responsibility means taking a healthy role in the life of one's community. That means that classroom lessons should be complemented by work outside the classroom. Service-learning does just that, tying community service to academic learning. — John Glenn

Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can't change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing — Jim Rohn

The truth for women living in a modern world is that they must take increasing responsibility for the skills they bring into birth if they want their birth to be natural. Making choices of where and with whom to birth is not the same as bringing knowledge and skills into your birth regardless of where and with whom you birth. — Michel Odent

Take what comes your way. Do the best with it. Be responsible as you can and something good will happen. — Frank Gehry

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile. — Jennifer Garner

With Benghazi, I don't see anyone saying, 'Hey look, I am overall responsible for this and therefore, I take responsibility for what happened. It's my fault.' I haven't heard that yet. Meanwhile, the other side of the coin, the Osama bin Laden raid, it seems everyone made that decision, and that's just unbelievable to me. — Jocko Willink

Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, take up this historic baton and continue working hard for the great renewal of the Chinese nation so that we will stand rock firm in the family of nations and make fresh and greater contributions to mankind. — Xi Jinping

Having an experience is taking part in the world. Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility. — Olafur Eliasson

When an aggressor comes on the scene, at least one other state will eventually take direct responsibility for checking it. — John Mearsheimer

You only have control over three things in your life - the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses. — Jack Canfield

Ability, when trained, becomes proficiency. Scribbling through training becomes hand writing. Talking through training becomes communication. Noise, under proper training becomes music. Don’t be satisfied with ability. Take the responsibility to make it a proficiency. — Mahatria Ra

Over the years, many executives have said to me with pride: 'Boy, I worked so hard last year that I didn't take any vacation.' I always feel like responding, "You dummy. You mean to tell me you can take responsibility for an eighty-million-dollar project and you can't plan two weeks out of the year to have some fun? — Lee Iacocca

There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. — Hillary Clinton

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. — John C. Maxwell

The future of mankind lies waiting for those who will come to understand their lives and take up their responsibilities to all living things. — Vine Deloria Jr.

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top. — O. J. Simpson

It's a very Aboriginal thing to do, to give younger people greater responsibilities within the community as they become able to take those responsibilities on. It is a culturally appropriate transfer of roles that involves respect in both directions.. from the younger to the older and the older to the younger. — Jackie Huggins

If you're sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward. — Oprah Winfrey

Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other. — Jane Goodall

We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to keep working to try to come out with the right decision. — Hillary Clinton

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