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Taking Personal Responsibility Quotes


"Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people." - Seth Godin

"My life is immeasurably enriched by taking personal responsibility to do what I can, with what I have, where I am...." - Rob Waldrop

"Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility." - James Levine

"Embrace the hell out of personal responsibility." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people." - Seth

"There is a Party of fiscal responsibility... economic responsibility... social responsibility... civic responsibility... personal responsibility... and moral responsibility. That party is the Democratic Party." - Howard Dean

"One main condition of aristocratic life was present in the South and not in the North-personal responsibility to other human beings for education and material welfare. (A Carnegie or a Ford, like a bureaucracy, molds the lives of millions without taking any responsibility.)" - Marshall Mcluhan

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

"Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life." - William Blake

"Taking responsibility gives me a sense of control." - Yanni

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

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

"If you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness, you are not taking responsibility for life." - Eckhart Tolle

"I take personal responsibility for everything I say." - George W Bush

"We need to bring personal responsibility back to the family!" - John G. Miller

"Surprisingly, it's forgiveness, not guilt, that increases accountability. Researchers have found that taking a self-compassionate point of view on a personal failure makes people more likely to take personal responsibility for the failure than when they take a self-critical point of view. They also are more willing to receive feedback and advice from others, and more likely to learn from the experience." - David D Burns

"I stand for limited government, fiscal responsibility, personal freedom, personal responsibility, so the Republican Party will support me." - Rick Scott

"Political action means taking on responsibility. This cannot happen without power. Power is to serve responsibility." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"We need government and business to work together for the benefit of everyone. It should no longer be just about typical "corporate social responsibility" where the "responsibility" bit is usually the realm of a small team buried in a basement office - now it should be about every single person in a business taking responsibility to make a difference in everything they do, at work and in their personal lives." - Richard Branson

"It is the church's responsibility, the government's responsibility, and the personal responsibility of every one of us to love." - Shane Claiborne

"I think of veganism humbly and holistically. It's about taking personal responsibility in a world so full of needless suffering. It's challenging one's self to open one's eyes and question society's assumptions and habits. It's about critical thinking and compassion and how we would like to see the world evolve." - Michael Greger

"Courage is......following your conscience instead of "following the crowd." Sacrificing personal gain for the benefit of others. Speaking your mind even though others don't agree. Taking complete responsibility for your actions and your mistakes. Doing what you know is right, regardless of the consequence." - Eric Harvey

"There is nothing here that's broken that can't be fixed, but it won't happen on its own. It's going to require a huge lift by the entire country of the United States of America and people on the ground taking personal responsibility for themselves. You cannot take it as a fait accompli that the city's going to come back." - Mitch Landrieu

"The roots of the word 'anarchy' are 'an archos,' 'no leaders,' which is not really about the kind of chaos that most people imagine when the word 'anarchy' is mentioned. I think that anarchy is, to the contrary, about taking personal responsibility for yourself." - Alan Moore

"Blaming is so much easier than taking responsibility, because if you take responsibility ... then you might be to blame." - Jennifer O'Neill

"Personal responsibility is not only recognizing the errors of our ways. Personal responsibility lies in our willingness and ability to correct those errors individually and collectively." - Yehuda Berg

"But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it." - Esther Dyson

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

"Placing blame on others is easy. Taking responsibility for yourself is empowering." - Tony DiCicco

"To avoid taking responsibility, I become unresponsive but hang on until the other person leaves me." - Mason Cooley

"Taking responsibility takes all the joy out of life, and drains a man to dust." - Robert Jordan

"Taking responsibility for your own life is not a Left wing idea" - Dennis Prager

"Taking responsibility as a co-creator with God presupposes a basic understanding of how creation works." - Carl Johan Calleman

"Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being..... doing.... having, or feeling." - Susan Jeffers

"You will look in vain to see Donald Trump ever taking responsibility for anybody and apologize." - Tim Kaine

"Maybe the body is taking responsibility where the mind is not. It's scrapbooking for us." - Heidi Julavits

"The ultimate step in taking responsibility is making sure our actions line up with our words." - John C Maxwell

"Today scientists, technologists, businessmen, engineers don't have any personal responsibility for the consequences of their actions." - Bill Joy

"I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society." - Anthony S. Fauci

"It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain" - Robert Kennedy

"The greater the number of prescriptions, the more people's sense of personal responsibility dwindles." - Hans Monderman

"A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility" - Tom Brokaw

"Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility." - Ellen Page

"Victimization status is the modern promised land of absolution from personal responsibility." - Laura Schlessinger

"Freedom is not only a gift, but a summons to personal responsibility." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Membership in a conspiracy, as in an army, frees people from the sense of personal responsibility." - Frank Herbert

"I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society." - Anthony Fauci

"The people of America need personal responsibility and freedom, not dependency on the government." - George Allen

"The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility." - Jacques Delors

"I talk a lot about themes for my books, and 'what's our personal responsibility' is part of this. You know, collectively, what's our personal responsibility as the Justice League? Is our personal responsibility just to stop that guy who hijacked a super tank? And make sure he doesn't hurt anybody? Or does our personal responsibility go beyond that?" - Geoff Johns

"People can glum onto all sorts of things. And some might use this in that way instead of taking personal responsibility for their lives. But if you discover the addiction is not all your own, you can ask, "Do I want to drink or smoke on behalf of Uncle Fred? Or do I realize I need to get rid of Uncle Fred and live my own life."" - Robert Moss

"But in Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility." - Melissa Bean

"But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility." - Melissa Bean

"I don't believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question - you have no responsibility to answer personal questions that people have no right to ask you." - Chris Matthews

"Freedon succeeds from the moment people stop looking to others to improve their lives and start taking responsibility." - Madeleine Albright

"Some part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for the mess you made in the first place." - Jack Bauer

"If you see someone taking responsibility, give that person authority. If you see someone looking for authority, watch out!" - Loren Cunningham

"There's a responsibility in being a person. It's more than just taking up space where air would be." - John Steinbeck

"Batterers aren't renowned for taking responsibility for their abusiveness, Sam. They tend to shed blame like a snake molts." - Stephen White

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

"Perhaps we have been misguided into taking too much responsibility from our children, leaving them too little room for discovery" - Helen Hayes

"Trust doesn't develop from always doing the right thing. Trust comes from taking responsibility when we do the wrong thing." - Simon Sinek

"When I'm tired of taking on too much responsibility as a director I then look for an acting gig." - Lake Bell

"Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory...of how we are taking responsibility." - Nancy Pelosi

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

"Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility." - Mireille Guiliano

"For all of higher civilization's recorded history, becoming a man was defined overwhelmingly as taking responsibility for a family." - Dennis Prager

"It is only people with a sense of personal responsibility who can help others. It is only people with a sense of personal responsibility who can be helped in a lasting way." - Eric Sevareid

"A leader's responsibility to his team is paramount. It overshadows even his own personal feelings at any given time." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Socialism has been preached for so long, the British people no longer have any sense of personal responsibility." - Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet

"This is the new politics. Personal responsibility. Not leaving it to others. I am my planet's keeper." - Hilary Benn

"The great escape of our times is escape from personal responsibility for the consequences of one's own behavior." - Thomas Sowell

"Our policies must be premised on, and must reinforce, values such as family, hard work, integrity and personal responsibility." - Dan Quayle

"Enron and 9/11 marked the end of an era of individual freedom and the beginning of personal responsibility." - Jeffrey R Immelt

"This is my future and I will take personal responsibility for making sure all competition requirements are met." - Kim Collins

"Each man of us is living his own personal work of art, and cannot evade artistic responsibility for his product." - Richard Mckenna

"The great guardian principle of all conduct in the church of God is personal responsibility to the Lord." - John Nelson Darby

"Acting for me sometimes is taking whatever personal experiences I have and try to apply that [to a role]." - Michael B Jordan

"The difference between recognizing something as personal versus taking it personally is the difference between having friends and acquaintances." - Alan Robert Neal

"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

"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

"Taking responsibility means not blaming yourself. Anything that takes away your power or your pleasure makes you a victim. Don't make yourself a victim of yourself!" - Susan Jeffers

"Karma means that all actions have consequences. Grace means that in a moment of atonement -taking responsibility, making amends, asking for forgiveness - all karma is burned." - Marianne Williamson

"Leadership is about taking charge and influencing others to follow your vision. It's about going against the odds and accepting responsibility for the outcomes along the way" - Robin Crow

"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

"Discipline isn't about showing a dog who's boss; it's about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world." - Cesar Millan

"Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." - Viktor E Frankl

"Say no to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture, a culture that assumes that you are incapable of taking on responsibility and facing the great challenges of life!" - Pope Francis

"Things don't change in a marriage until the spouse who is taking responsibility for a problem that is not hers decides to say or do something about it." - Henry Cloud

"At the end of the day, the key to happiness is taking ultimate responsibility for your reactions to all of your experiences - the good and the chaotic." - Yehuda Berg

"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

"Every time I see someone taking care of a baby, I think why in the world would anyone willingly saddle themselves with that responsibility?" - Dov Davidoff

"Prosperity comes from leaving people free in a legal system that respects their persons and property so they can pursue their dreams while taking responsibility for their actions." - John Stossel

"Even with mental health as well as physical health, it's about taking responsibility and knowing that you're part of the solution always." - Mariel Hemingway

"Taking responsibility and having faith in your own judgment will help you make good choices and decisions at the end of your pet's life." - Jon Katz

"Companies are increasingly taking responsibility for the safety of the food they sell, rather than risk their brand on a large recall." - Andy Kennedy

"One of the ways that people avoid taking responsibility for their role in their own pain is what I call the BPs - blame and projection." - Iyanla Vanzant

"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." - Brooks Atkinson

"Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity." - Hillary Clinton

"The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things." - Stephen Covey

"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

"I think at a certain point actors need to start taking responsibility for the kinds of stories they want to tell." - Jason Ritter

"Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness." - Fred Woodworth

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

"If all you've got to do is a couple of lines, dear Jesus, don't let them down. Other people are taking responsibility." - Ciaran Hinds

"Only by taking responsibility for oneself, to the greatest extent possible, can one ever be free, and only a free person can make responsible choices - between right and wrong, saving and spending, giving or taking." - Paul Ryan

"A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch." - Kemmons Wilson

"A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: "Do it yourself" is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials." - Louis Kronenberger

"We can win the struggle to avoid responsibility for our personal lives, but if we do, what we lose is our lives." - Jo Coudert

"A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage personal responsibility and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices." - Benjamin Carson

"Solve the problem yourself or accept a fate you may not like... from this perspective, the ethic of personal responsibility gains appeal." - Noel Tichy

"Any doctrine that weakens personal responsibility for judgment and for action helps create the attitudes that welcome and support the totalitarian state." - John Dewey

"Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong." - Tryon Edwards

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely; and if you surrender your personal responsibility to a government which promises to take care of you, they will only take care of themselves." - Howard Nemerov

"Geoff Nelder's ARIA has the right stuff. He makes us ask the most important question in science fiction-the one about the true limits of personal responsibility." - Brad Linaweaver

"The greatest deception, and the deepest source of unhappiness, is the illusion of finding life by excluding God, of finding freedom by excluding moral truths and personal responsibility." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Any real accomplishment in the world reflects the efforts of a lot of people. . . . For an individual to claim personal responsibility was the height of arrogance." - John J. Gilligan

"I am convinced that any attempt to restore harmony in the world can only rest on the renewal of personal responsibility." - Andrei Tarkovsky

"Real success requires respect for and faithfulness to the highest human values-honesty, integrity, self-discipline, dignity, compassion, humility, courage, personal responsibility, courtesy, and human service." - Michael E. DeBakey

"Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong" - Tryon Edwards

"I realized that conservatism was the philosophy that best suited me, with its emphasis on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and merit." - Mark Levin

"I think that the whole thing, the crux of the whole psychedelic issue, is that it accentuates personal responsibility by making people take their own experiences seriously." - Terence Mckenna

"Each one [movie] is very important to us and from a fiscal responsibility, filmmakers understand that it's highly personal for us and they've been great about it." - Thomas Tull

"All great leaders have understood that their number one responsibility is cultivating their own discipline and personal growth. Those who cannot lead themselves cannot lead others." - John C Maxwell

"There is no such thing as institutional conditions without any individual actions and no such thing as individual action without institutional conditions. So there is always personal responsibility." - Cornel West

"I made a mistake. I should've had two accounts, one for personal and one for office. And I didn't, and I take responsibility for that." - Hillary Clinton

"I think to trust in the sovereignty of God does not excuse my personal responsibility. Just the opposite - it equips me to be personally responsible." - Max Lucado

"The evolution of a bourgeoisie is a healthy phenomenon when it grows and prospers thanks to bourgeois values: hard work, honesty, personal responsibility." - Anne Applebaum

"A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement - Do It Yourself - is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials." - Louis Kronenberger

"Anger, and the self-righteousness that is both the cause and consequence of anger, tends to be easier on the psyche than personal responsibility." - Barry Eisler

"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

"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." - Albert Schweitzer

"We must remind Americans that the promise of opportunity remains unbroken - that every person in this great nation can succeed through hard work, courage and personal responsibility." - Brian Sandoval

"Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed." - Peter Coyote

"The question is whether voters, particularly independents, believe that Obama truly values personal liberty and responsibility as much as the government-bought safety net." - Ron Fournier

"Though Congress continues to explore possible solutions to ensure social security solvency, everyone must take personal responsibility to prepare their own retirement savings accordingly." - Ron Lewis

"I'll tell you who doesn't have any personal responsibility. Companies like General Electric and others who pay absolutely no income tax." - Michael Moore

"Ever since college, I have been a libertarian - socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility." - Michael Shermer

"There is nothing wrong with underlining personal agency, but there is something unfair about using personal responsibility as a basis for assigning blame while simultaneously denying those who are being blamed the opportunity to exert agency in their lives" - Paul Farmer

"One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point the finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life." - Iyanla Vanzant

"When you learn to take responsibility for yourselves, then you will start taking responsibility for the planet. The planet is being destroyed by your abandonment of responsibility. You assume that you own the planet. And ownership confers upon you the right to do as you like. You do not own this beautiful planet. You are simply a guest here." - Leonard Jacobson

"What changes your life is not learning more. What changes your life is making decisions & using your personal power & taking action." - Tony Robbins

"When life makes us face difficult situations-such as a personal loss-we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step." - Paulo Coelho

"If you have no agenda of your own, life will work according to its agenda. Your personal agenda is taking you further and further away from that." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about me." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"The spirit of God has the habit of taking the words of Jesus out of their scriptural setting and putting them into the setting of our personal lives." - Oswald Chambers

"A big part of honesty is self-discipline, personal resolve, and taking pride in who you are as a person and what each action means to your character." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"My personal feeling is that people need to be careful not to start over-analyzing and taking things apart and trying to be critical." - Amy Ray

"I think, you know, a lot of the business of comedy is taking your personal experiences and making them relatable to other people." - Kumail Nanjiani

"Personal style is about taking a risk, trying something unexpected, and having fun with fashion, but always being true to yourself." - Ralph Lauren



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