Responsibility Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Responsibility

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People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.
~By Brooks Atkinson ~


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


The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage.
~By Adam Rickitt ~


This does make me very very careful, particularly in the second draft, to get it right, because you do feel that somebody in the future who may be extremely important for everybody, is going to have me behind them, and this is a responsibility, a huge one.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do.
~By Ted Koppel ~


You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.
~By Byron Dorgan ~


Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome.
~By Thomas E. Mann ~


Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble.
~By Stuart Symington ~


Resolution 1441 does not give anyone the right to an automatic use of force. Russia believes that the Iraqi problem should be regulated by the Security Council, which carries the main responsibility for ensuring international security.
~By Igor Ivanov ~


Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
~By James Joyce ~


Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward.
~By Valentina Tereshkova ~


Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


People have to take responsibility for themselves. We need to get the housing industry going again. We don't need government intervening in every step.
~By Eric Cantor ~


We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.
~By Gladys Knight ~


At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility.
~By Kathleen Blanco ~


The social arrangements that produce responsibility are arrangements that create coercion, of some sort.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
~By Bede Griffiths ~


Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.
~By Julie Christie ~


In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader.
~By Toni Morrison ~


It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
~By Bainbridge Colby ~


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.
~By Al Green ~


Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place.
~By Jeff Koons ~


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


We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice.
~By Ed Miliband ~


Self-preservation is the first responsibility.
~By Margaret Anderson ~


'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
~By Antony Jay ~


And I'm the kind of manager that doesn't believe that you micro-manage professionals. They should understand their responsibility and carry out those responsibility.
~By Alphonso Jackson ~


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.
~By Michael Korda ~


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


Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
~By Bill Shuster ~


Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself, for your children, and - here's the big curve - for your parents.
~By Wendy Wasserstein ~


I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides.
~By Tony Blair ~


Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.
~By Nadine Gordimer ~


I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic.
~By Grace Abbott ~


What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
~By Harriet Martineau ~


The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.
~By Joseph Smith, Jr. ~


The folks celebrating Jim Bunning are seeing him as an anti-government, anti-spending activist. But to embrace Jim Bunning is to embrace a strange record, if you really are a libertarian, if you really are a deficit hawk, if you really care about spending and responsibility.
~By Rachel Maddow ~


We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows slides.
~By Edwin Meese ~


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


Parents decide to accept the responsibility of raising children. Any thanks they get for doing that is gravy. Grateful children are a blessing, but they aren't a necessity.
~By Donald C. Medeiros ~


If you are charged with this responsibility of enhancing interrogations, or using soldiers to enhance interrogations to find Saddam, and you're above the law for all practical purposes, you might try some unusual techniques. Now we know that, in fact, they did.
~By Janis Karpinski ~


It took me so many years to move out. I'm definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up. It all seemed really nice at home-why change it? Part of me would prefer not to have any responsibility whatsoever.
~By Helena Bonham Carter ~


To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.
~By Jeffery Deaver ~


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.
~By Katherine Dunn ~


I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
~By Ajay Naidu ~


Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
~By Evan Bayh ~


Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country.
~By John F. Kerry ~


We already know that anonymous letters are despicable. In etiquette, as well as in law, hiring a hit man to do the job does not relieve you of responsibility.
~By Judith Martin ~


The composers could no longer direct all performances in person, and so the responsibility of interpreting their works in the spirit in which they had been conceived was placed upon conductors.
~By Anton Seidl ~


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.
~By Vladimir Putin ~


A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


I had learned many years ago in private business never to take responsibility without adequate authority; and the new Secretary of Defense, as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out.
~By Stuart Symington ~


I'm doing it, I took responsibility in my country and I've done it with my bare hands.
~By Alexis Arguello ~


I knew that by getting behind the wheel of the car and having had something to drink, the responsibility laid on my shoulders.
~By Tracey Gold ~


Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
~By Gary Snyder ~


The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.
~By Nelson Algren ~


Every human must take responsibility for his actions.
~By Jalal Talabani ~


There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
~By Buzz Aldrin ~


To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.
~By David McCullough ~


I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers, not to seek security in the arms race, but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations.
~By Gustav Heinemann ~


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


I mean, I felt terrible. And in the beginning, I mean, I was completely devastated. I mean, can you imagine the kind of guilt that you would feel, and the responsibility?
~By Monica Lewinsky ~


We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.
~By Jim Jeffords ~


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.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
~By Marion Berry ~


If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim.
~By Richard Bach ~


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


We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State.
~By Major R. Owens ~


I do feel I have a responsibility to the youths. For real.
~By Sean Paul ~


As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids.
~By Michelle Obama ~


One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
~By Max Weber ~


I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters.
~By Jonathan Demme ~


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


Flower was a good metaphor for growth. The song is obviously about sexual responsibility, so that was the main metaphor. Also, it's like knowing who someone has been and remembering and appreciating that, but really appreciating what they are now even more.
~By Jody Watley ~


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


Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it.
~By Antonio de Mendoza ~


We might be too proud to admit it as guys, but we still need to learn how to manage responsibility, how to face our challenges.
~By Ryan Reynolds ~


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


As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon - the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
~By Barack Obama ~


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.
~By Geoffrey Fisher ~


Presidents do not go into war lightly. It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions, and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course.
~By Julie Nixon Eisenhower ~


We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world's best athletes to a fascinating place.
~By Otto Schily ~


The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.
~By Peter Drucker ~


Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.
~By Tom Daschle ~


The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


Two days ago, I was killed in LA. CNN reported that. What if my grandmother had seen that and had a heart attack? People talk about lyrical content. There is no media responsibility. Movies, the porn industry, it has to be across the board or it's ineffective.
~By Curtis Jackson ~


Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don't accept full, or even any, responsibility.
~By J. L. Austin ~


We children learned responsibility automatically.
~By James Earl Jones ~


Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


I have this to say to the people: go the polls and vote for the candidate of your choice... This is your responsibility; do not neglect it.
~By Hosni Mubarak ~


We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life.
~By Bob Ehrlich ~


You always try to work for your audience, to entertain them, but that being said, obviously, within the studio system you feel the sense of responsibility to the bank.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


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


Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~

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