230 Responsibility Quotes That Will Empower You

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Here are 230 of the best responsibility quotes. You’ll find topics like life, discipline, leadership, duty and happiness. Hope you’ll feel empowered after reading them. Enjoy!

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Amateurs blame others. Professionals accept responsibility. Shane Parrish

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This is not your responsibility but it is your problem. Cheryl Strayed

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Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. Erica Jong

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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw

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I will keep constant watch over myself and‚ most usefully‚ will put each day up for review. Seneca


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It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required. Winston Churchill

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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 Feynman

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Mindful amongst the negligent, highly vigilant amongst the drowsy, the man of wisdom advances like a race-horse, leaving the jade behind. The Dhammapada

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Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up! Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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


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You get what you deserve. Instead of being a good person today, you choose instead to become one tomorrow. Marcus Aurelius

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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

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Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one. Mark Twain

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My point is, in this whole wide world the only person you can depend on is you. Haruki Murakami (Kafka On The Shore, Amazon book)

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The wisest are the most courageous because they choose to do the right thing, not the popular one. Maxime Lagacé

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The Best Responsibility Quotes

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I can pardon everyone’s mistakes but my own. Cato the Elder

A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do. Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood, Amazon book)

So many things are unimportant. You’re wise when you focus on the few that truly are. Maxime Lagacé

The responsibility is all yours; no one can stop you from being honest or straightforward. Marcus Aurelius

To be angry at something means you’ve forgotten: That everything that happens is natural. That the responsibility is theirs, not yours. Marcus Aurelius

Why do we criticize tyrants, when in fact we are much worse than they are? We have the same inclinations as they do; we just lack opportunities to act on them. Musonius Rufus

To live a life of honesty and integrity is a responsibility of every decent person. Noam Chomsky

You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it. Ken Keyes Jr

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

The single most empowering thing you can do is take responsibility for yourself, 100% of the time. Mel Robbins

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

The highest good in life is the pursuit of the four cardinal virtues of practical wisdom, temperance, justice and courage. Massimo Pigliucci

The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings. 14th Dalai Lama

There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win. Jocko Willink (Extreme Ownership, Amazon book)

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis

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

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

Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the most freeing thoughts you’ll ever have: No one is coming to save me, no one feels sorry for me. I am responsible for helping myself. Unknown

Life gets easier when you don’t blame other people and focus on what you can control. James Clear

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus

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Part 2. Responsibility Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Responsibility Quotes (Einstein, Roosevelt, Nietzsche, etc.)

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If something is broken it’s your responsibility to fix it. Will Smith

Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. Jean-Paul Sartre

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw

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

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

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. Oprah Winfrey

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies. Noam Chomsky

It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts. Mahatma Gandhi

Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self – Respect for others – Responsibility for all your actions. 14th Dalai Lama

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults. Benjamin Franklin

With freedom comes responsibility, a responsibility that can only be met by the individual. Ronald Reagan

The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Martin Luther King Jr

Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life. James Allen

A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed. William James

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. Voltaire

What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice. Ursula K. Le Guin

This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do. Terry Pratchett

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Short Responsibility Quotes

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Take ownership. Jocko Willink

This is your life. Maxime Lagacé

No way around it: It’s on you. Ryan Holiday

I am responsible for what I see. Gabby Bernstein

Let deeds correspond with words. Plautus

Only you can control your future. Dr. Seuss (See also: future quotes)

The time is always right to do right. John Lewis

My transformation is my responsibility. Terri Cole

Problems get bigger when you ignore them. Jack Butcher

I am responsible for everything in my life. Kamal Ravikant

Is this fair? Is this the right thing to do? Marcus Aurelius

Help yourself. No one is coming to save you. Noah Kagan

Taking responsibility is taking your power back. Will Smith

Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Thomas Jefferson

When you’re in victim mode you are stuck in suffering. Will Smith

Responsibility… that’s where the meaning in life is. Jordan Peterson

Freedom and responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken. Seth Godin

Take responsibility for everything that happens to you. Naval Ravikant

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular. Roy T. Bennett (The Light in the Heart, Amazon book)

Accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open. Jordan Peterson

Just complaining without looking for a solution is irresponsibility. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Inspirational Responsibility Quotes

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We have the responsibility to put our gifts to work. Les Brown

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

Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders and know that you’re the creator of your own destiny. Swami Vivekananda

The more you progress, the more responsibility you’ll have. People will count on you. You’ll have new standards to reach and maintain. New difficulties to handle. Embrace it, choose to see the good. There’s nothing you can’t overcome. Gal Shapira

Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions – it means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short. Adrienne Rich

You change your life when you stop blaming other people for where you are and take responsibility for where you’re going. Mel Robbins

We’re all flawed heroes. Responsibility is power. Take responsibility for the consequences of your actions, and the world is yours. Tom Hiddleston

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

Glory is apt to follow when industry has prepared the road. Publius Syrus

It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly. Reginald Rose

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. Barbara de Angelis

Hold yourself accountable in all areas of your life. Do not blame anyone or anything. Do not think of yourself as a victim. Do not make excuses. Take responsibility. Yvan Byeajee

Taking responsibility is a recognition of the power that you see when you stop blaming people. Will Smith

Responsibility is done by you. It’s voluntary. You can take as much of it as you want. Ben Sasse

Responsibility begins with courage and ends with honor. Maxime Lagacé

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See also: 9 Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Life (thriveglobal.com)

Funny And Surprising Responsibility Quotes

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At the end of the day, you’re in your own stew. J.D Salinger

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. Cicero

What the world needs is more people who don’t give a shit what the rest of society is doing and don’t use the world as an excuse for their own moral failings. People who are willing to live by their own self-imposed standards and virtues because it’s the right thing to do. Bill Masur

Everyone complains about the mess; but ultimately assumes it’ll be for someone else to clear it up. Alain de Botton

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Deep Responsibility Quotes

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Taking responsibility is not an admission of guilt. Will Smith

Fugitive: (n.) one who evades his obligations to others. Marcus Aurelius

It’s not your fault, but it’s your responsibility to do something about it. Shane Parrish

The evasion of responsibility is the major cause of most people’s frustrations and defeats. Ayn Rand

Time gained by cutting corners is wasted by the correction. Alex Sauer

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

Responsibility’s like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight. William McFee

Bad shit will happen to you, but that doesn’t automatically make you a victim. Ed Latimore

The responsibility of any creator is to do the work, not judge it. Your job is to fall in love with the process, not grade the outcome. James Clear

Swap your excuses for responsibility. Instead of whining about all the reasons it hasn’t happened yet — own up to it. The only reason is you. Mel Robbins

Busyness is an excuse. It’s a really effective way to put off the things you’re too scared to do or that you don’t want to do, because it shifts the responsibility away from you. Mel Robbins

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. Louis Nizer

Those incapable of independent thought and personal responsibility find security in the masses. Alex Sauer

Own your life; blaming others for your problems makes you a victim to yourself. @dailyzen

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

Face your life and your self. The roots of inner peace come from self-awareness and self-understanding. Maxime Lagacé

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Wise Responsibility Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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Independence is owning the responsibility for taking care of yourself. Thibaut

The smarter you get the less you take things personally. Maxime Lagacé

The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same. Steve Maraboli

Consensus decisions: sought and promoted by those who wish to avoid responsibility. Rarely right. Shane Parrish

It’s a fundamental experience that everyone has to undergo. Leaving the posture of psychological dependency, into self-responsibility. The basic motif of the hero journey. Joseph Campbell

You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding. Terence McKenna

You can awaken each day to obligations you never chose — or you can decide now to choose them. Robert Brault (See also: focus quotes)

Death may be close at hand; death may be far off. Transcend death with no-thought, no-idea. Do what you need to do, with no regret. Awa Kenzô

It is impossible to live the pleasant life without also living sensibly, nobly, and justly and conversely it is impossible to live sensibly, nobly and justly without living pleasant. Epicurus

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. Hunter S. Thompson

Teachers won’t make you clever. Personal trainers won’t make you fit. Others won’t make you happy. Books won’t make you rich. Where you are in life might not be your fault, but it’s your responsibility. No one is coming to save you. Shane Parrish

Don’t expect accountability from someone who lacks self-awareness. Alex Sauer

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. Aristotle

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Part 3. Responsibility Quotes About…

Responsibility Quotes About Life

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It is your responsibility to create the life that you want to live. Mel Robbins

If you fulfill your obligations everyday you don’t need to worry about the future. Jordan Peterson

Live for others if you want to live for yourself. Seneca

The way you see the world is your own responsibility. @dailyzen

At some point you just have to let heredity and environment debate themselves while you go off and shape your own life. Robert Brault

Take responsibility — be ready to live the outcome of your choices. Thibaut

Those who are unwilling to invest in the future haven’t earned one. H.W. Lewis

The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space. Eckhart Tolle

It’s okay to feel lost and confused. It’s not okay to stay that way forever. Maxime Lagacé

This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century – solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others. Elie Wiesel

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt

We survived. You and I. And those who survive have a duty. Our duty is to do our best to keep on living. Even if our lives are not perfect. Haruki Murakami (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Amazon book)

The many, in choosing a life fit for cattle, demonstrate that they are slaves to pleasure. Aristotle

My whole theory about life is that glory and accomplishment are of far less importance than the creation of character and the individual good life. William Alexander Percy

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. John D. Rockerfeller Jr

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Responsibility Quotes About Discipline

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Remember: principles only mean something if you stick by them when they are inconvenient. Thibaut

Resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. Epictetus

People suppose that because it is easy to act unjustly, it is therefore easy to be just; but this is not so. Aristotle

Each day is a new battle to say yes to what matters and say no to what doesn’t. Focus is a practice. James Clear

Highly focused people do not leave their options open. They make choices. If you commit to nothing, you’ll be distracted by everything. James Clear

Your mind seeks shortcuts, pleasure and power but you need to face your life head on. Maxime Lagacé

Future you pays for the sins of present you. Future you gains from the good of present you. There is no escaping consequence. Angela Jiang

Bad things will happen, and even if it isn’t your fault, it still is your responsibility to deal with it. Thibaut

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See also: A Guide to Developing the Self-Discipline Habit (zenhabits.net)

Responsibility Quotes About Leadership

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Good advice is embodied. Naval Ravikant

The leader is truly and ultimately responsible for everything. Jocko Willink

Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done. Jocko Willink

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. Max De Pree

Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. Colin Powell

Keep the long term in mind. Your job is, and will always be, to do the right thing. Maxime Lagacé

It is the responsibility of leadership to work intelligently with what is given, and not waste time fantasizing about a world of flawless people and perfect choices. Marcus Aurelius

The responsibility of leadership is not to come up with all the ideas but to create an environment in which great ideas can thrive. Simon Sinek

Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better. Simon Sinek

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. Peter Drucker

When they lose their good sense, keep yours. When they abandon their morality, keep yours. Madness in the crowd is not an excuse for personal degeneration. Be a fortress. @TheStoicEmperor

Amateurs make decisions in committees so there is no one person responsible if things go wrong. Professionals make decisions as individuals and accept responsibility. Shane Parrish

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Friedrich Nietzsche

The most common and popular opinion will always be the one that has the least amount of personal responsibility and accountability. @LifeMathMoney

It is folly for him to rule over others who cannot govern himself. Publius Syrus

You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes. John Wooden

Don’t rely on someone else’s judgement when you’re the one risking something. Angela Jiang

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Responsibility Quotes About Work, Duty

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Nothing exempts you from hard work. Ryan Holiday

The wiser you get the less you’re afraid of work and failures. Maxime Lagacé

Our next aim will be to avoid working either for pointless ends or pointlessly. Seneca

If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. Abraham Lincoln

Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others. Abdul Kalam

The more people involved in a project the less any single person takes responsibility for the work. James Clear

Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you. Brian Tracy

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

It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities. G.K. Chesterton (What’s Wrong with the World)

What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. Søren Kierkegaard

Accountability is hard. Blame is easy. One builds trust, the other destroys it. Simon Sinek

Successful people make right decisions early and manage those decisions daily. John C. Maxwell

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. Augustine of Hippo

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Quotes About Social Responsibility, Community

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What have you blamed on others that you are responsible for? Mark Manson

All we’re ever asked to do in this life is to treat our neighbor – especially our neighbor who is in need – exactly as we would hope to be treated ourselves. That’s our ultimate responsibility. Fred Rogers

A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society. Thomas Jefferson

The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have. Noam Chomsky

I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace. 14th Dalai Lama

Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence is a fundamental need for love. That is why it is good to cultivate an authentic sense of responsibility and concern for the welfare of others. 14th Dalai Lama

If you feel a sense of social responsibility, first of all keep working on yourself. Being peaceful yourself is the first step if you want to live in a peaceful universe. Ram Dass

I feel like it’s part of my responsibility to give back to the next generation, try to share and teach some of the things I have learned from some of the great players, great mentors, great coaches that I’ve had. Kobe Bryant

Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth… That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life. Jordan Peterson

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See also: Are you a socially responsible person? (linkedin.com)

Responsibility About Family, Parenting

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Be the responsible adult who educates future responsible adults. Maxime Lagacé

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. George Bernard Shaw

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. Abraham Lincoln

Build your own garden. Tend to your own household and make sure your household is a paragon before you go out and try to fix the world. Naval Ravikant

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. Fred Rogers

You can’t dodge your responsibilities by saying they don’t exist! Douglas Adams

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any “how.” Viktor Frankl

She was the archetypal selfless mother: living only for her children, sheltering them from the consequences of their actions – and in the end doing them irreparable harm. Marcia Muller

Nobody should have to clean up anybody else’s mess in this world. It is terribly bad for both parties, but probably worse for the one receiving the service. Tennessee Williams

In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough. C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory)

As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents. Alain de Botton

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See also: 15 Tips to Raise a Responsible Child (ahaparenting.com)

Quotes About Taking Responsibility, Maturity

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Take responsibility for what you think and what you do. Terence McKenna

My rule of conduct is for every man to stand on his own legs. Jack London

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. Jim Rohn

And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction. Kurt Vonnegut

To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility. Patrick Ness

If you ever lose your temper it is your fault. Always. Your emotional responses are never the responsibility of any other human being. Thibaut

It is easy to craft a plausible narrative that permits us to believe our troubles are all the fault of others. Easy to paralyze ourselves with bitterness and idle blame. Taking responsibility for our condition gives us the will to improve it. It gives us the strength to act. @TheStoicEmperor

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. Noam Chomsky

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. John Stuart Mill

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. Holocaust Museum (Washington, DC)

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice – that is, until we stop saying “It got lost,” and say “I lost it.” Sydney J. Harris

When you are willing to take responsibility for what you have done or not done, learning from the challenges, you will grow. Iyanla Vanzant

You’re not an adult until you can look at your childhood without it being an excuse. Ed Latimore

It is foolish to complain of the misfortunes which have come to pass through your own fault. Publius Syrus

See also: self-respect quotes

Responsibility Quotes About Happiness, Freedom, Success

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha

Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. Osho

The human condition is a good one in that no one is unhappy except by his own fault. Seneca

Your life, your heart, and your happiness is your responsibility and your responsibility alone. Will Smith

It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It’s not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure. Jordan Peterson

You must figure out how to love yourself, first. Your happiness and self-worth is your responsibility. You liking yourself is the secret. Other people liking you, that’s just a bonus. Mel Robbins

It is not selfish or narcissistic to love yourself. It is your first and foremost responsibility. Alan Cohen

Freedom does not mean you have the right to endanger the lives of others through your own irresponsibility and ignorance. Robert Reich

When we give too many f*cks, when we choose to give a f*ck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us. Mark Manson (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Amazon book)

We seldom realize that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. Alan Watts

Control your thoughts. Decide about that which you will think and concentrate upon. You are in charge of your life to the degree you take charge of your thoughts. Earl Nightingale

Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others. Ayn Rand

Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. Roy T. Bennett

Getting rid of the ‘victim mentality’ doesn’t mean nothing unfair ever happened to you. It means you focus on what’s still in your power. Thibaut

There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. Robert Louis Stevenson

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. Hasidic saying

When we own our stories, we avoid being trapped as characters in stories someone else is telling. Brené Brown (Rising Strong, Amazon book)

Accepting personal responsibility for your life frees you from outside influences – increases your self-esteem – boosts confidence in your ability to decisions – and ultimately leads to achieve success in life. Roy T. Bennett

The most satisfying form of freedom is not a life without responsibilities, but a life where you are free to choose your responsibilities. James Clear

People can make you smile. People can make you laugh. People can make you feel comfortable and safe. But no one can make you happy. You are responsible for your own happiness and the choices you make. Thibaut

It is your solemn duty to learn how to enjoy yourselves. Alan Watts

Poor: (adj.) requiring others; not having the necessities of life in one’s own possession. Marcus Aurelius

It is not doing the things we like to do, but doing the things we have to do that causes growth and makes us successful. John C. Maxwell

What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself. Friedrich Nietzsche

The most satisfying responsibility you’ll ever take is the one your heart screams for. Maxime Lagacé

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See also: 7 Radical Ways To Reclaim Responsibility For Your Own Happiness (mindbodygreen.com)

Part 4. Conclusion

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It is your responsibility to figure out how to take that pain and how to overcome that and build a happy life for yourself. Will Smith

The past is past, and the future is yet to come. That means the future is in your hands – the future entirely depends on the present. That realization gives you a great responsibility. 14th Dalai Lama

Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others – and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet. Eda Leshan

Winners do what is right and then they feel good. Whiners want to feel good before they do what is right. Are you a winner or a whiner? John C. Maxwell

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook.

Creation Date

August 12, 2020

Last Update

September 2, 2020

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