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Responsibility Quotes

One cannot run from the responsibility which the status he/she holds brings along. May it be your profession, your role in the society or in the relations you are bounded to as a family person, there are responsibilities with each and every role a person plays. To fulfill these responsibilities without any difficulty is the trick of life which we try to learn through various experiences. Go through these famous duty/accountability quotations and sayings to learn the trick to do justice to your responsibilities.

Andy Warhol

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

John D. Rockefeller

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

Bill Maher

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

Alexis de Tocqueville

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

Napolean Hill

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Horace

Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.

Jimmy Carter

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Malcolm X

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

Calvin Coolidge

Duty is not collective; it is personal.

Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

William Butler Yeats

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Bill Watterson

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.

Simone Weil

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.

Robin Williams

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Richard M. Nixon

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.

Adam Smith

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

Alan Watts

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

Chanakya

A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.

Albert Schweitzer

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.

Leo Buscaglia

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

Jimmy Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

John Stuart Mill

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

Nikki Giovanni

Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.

Mother Teresa

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Walt Disney

A man should never neglect his family for business.

Francis Bacon

A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.

Aldous Huxley

Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.

W. H. Auden

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

Les Brown

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

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Mitch Albom

You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean.

Laurence Sterne

Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.

Thomas Jefferson

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.

Lenny Kravitz

God gave me the gift to be able to play instruments and I have to play.

Oprah Winfrey

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself,

Andrew Carnegie

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Toni Morrison

As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten.

Peter Drucker

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.

Albert Schweitzer

A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.

Joseph Addison

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.

Andrew Jackson

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

Andy Warhol

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.

Andrew Carnegie

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.

Garrison Keillor

A minister has to be able to read a clock. At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast and get the peas out of the freezer.

Alexander Hamilton

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Malcolm X

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

James Madison

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

Marcus Aurelius

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

Andrew Carnegie

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Douglas MacArthur

Life is a lively process of becoming.

Peter Drucker

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

Epictetus

God has entrusted me with myself.

Michel de Montaigne

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.

Les Brown

Honor your commitments with integrity.

Nancy Pelosi

We have so much room for improvement. Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory... of how we are taking responsibility.

Douglas MacArthur

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.

Billy Graham

God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

Chanakya

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.

Honoré de Balzac

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

William Osler

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

Henry David Thoreau

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

Napolean Hill

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Brian Tracy

The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural out growth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.

John Lennon

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.

Andrew Jackson

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it .

Andrew Carnegie

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.

Thomas Paine

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Louisa May Alcott

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.

John Stuart Mill

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.

Garrison Keillor

I'm not busy... a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't think my schedule looked so busy.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.

Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it.

Kurt Cobain

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Thomas Hobbes

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.

John Stuart Mill

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.

Anatole France

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.

Malcolm X

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.

Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Wayne Gretzky

We're in a tough situation because of teenage children, and then we have a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, so my family and my responsibilities is sort of a juggle.

Douglas MacArthur

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

Henry David Thoreau

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

Bill Bryson

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.

Arthur Ashe

We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.

David Lloyd George

What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

Ronald Reagan

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Andrew Jackson

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

Oprah Winfrey

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.

Dan Quayle

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

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Peter Drucker

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.

Walter Scott

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

Albert Schweitzer

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.