Responsibility Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old responsibility quotes, responsibility sayings, and responsibility proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it. Malcolm Forbes
Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing... they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers. Samuel Smiles
Responsibility is the price of greatness. Winston Churchill
Accountability breeds response-ability. Stephen Covey
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 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
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
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. James Allen
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion
Responsibility's like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight. William McFee
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank
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
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
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. Wayne Dyer
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. Josiah Charles Stamp
Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. Josiah Gilbert Holland
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility. Albert Einstein
I must do something' always solves more problems than Something must be done.' unknown
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. Louis Nizer
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan
With great power comes great responsibility. Voltaire
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
It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action. Stanley Milgram
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw