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Taking Responsibility Quotes


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

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

"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

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

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

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

"Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity. When you delegate something to a subordinate, for example, it is absolutely your responsibility, and he must understand this. You as a leader must take complete responsibility for what the subordinate does. I once said, as a sort of wisecrack, that 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

"Every human should have the idea of taking care of the environment, of nature, of water. So using too much or wasting water should have some kind of feeling or sense of concern. Some sort of responsibility and with that, a sense of discipline." - Dalai Lama

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

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

"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

"We live in such a corporate world where everyone is passing the buck, it seems to me. Therefore I like stories where the individual takes responsibility for BEING the individual, and not just for himself, but for his comrades, his society and ultimately for his country. Ultimately, we can all learn a lesson from that and not be browbeaten by the corporate world which is taking over." - Liam Neeson

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"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

"Assume responsibility for the quality of your own life" - Norman Cousins

"Political action is the highest responsibility of a citizen." - John F Kennedy

"Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility." - Richard Aldington

"Responsibility educates." - Wendell Phillips

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"One of the biggest challenges is for women to find an organization thats willing to accept them back after they leave the work force to raise children without taking a cut in compensation and responsibility." - Diane Garnick

"Tibetans must take full authority and responsibility for developing industry, looking from all different perspectives, taking care of the environment, conserving resources for long-term economic health, and safeguarding the interests of Tibetan workers, nomads, and farmers." - Dalai Lama

"In the U.S., we've given corporations all the powers and freedoms of an individual but with none of the responsibility. Corporations need to be giving back to their communities just as much as they're taking away." - Morgan Spurlock

"When someone tells you something big, it's like you're taking money from them, and there's no way it will ever go back to being the way it was. You have to take responsibility for listening." - Banana Yoshimoto

"I'm approaching the idea of taking on a responsibility as great as saying, "I'm good enough to be in your movie." It's a huge statement to make, and every time I do it, I think, "Is this the right choice?"" - Kristen Stewart

"Don't blame anyone or anything for your situation or problems. When you do that, you are saying that you are powerless over your own life-which is utter crap. An empowering step to reclaiming your life is taking responsibility." - Jillian Michaels

"The copyright industry has managed to kill civil liberties for their own children, ushering in a dystopian surveillance machine, merely to avoid taking responsibility for their own business failures. I lack words to quantify my contempt for these utter parasites." - Rick Falkvinge

"I expect to see the State, which is in a position to calculate the marginal efficiency of capital-goods on long views and on the basis of the general social advantage, taking an ever greater responsibility for directly organizing investments." - John Maynard Keynes

"If I find here and Now unacceptable, I have three choices: 1-Totally accept it. 2- Change it. 3-Remove myself from the situation. That is taking responsibility for my life." - Eckhart Tolle

"This 'oh let's hug it out' without taking any responsibility is exactly the problem. ... We are not silly irrational little girls. We are running a serious business with investments from the biggest VCs in the Valley." - Sarah Lacy

"Why mundanes always insist on taking responsibility for things that aren't their fault is a mystery to me. You didn't force that cocktail down his idiotic throat." -Jace, pg.241-" - Cassandra Clare

"Take responsibility for your finances or get used to taking orders for the rest of your life. You're either a master of money or a slave to it. Your choice." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The most politically painless way to hand out goodies, without taking responsibility for their costs, is to pass a law saying that somebody else must provide those goodies at their expense, while the politicians take credit for generosity and compassion." - Thomas Sowell

"I've always said, rather glibly, that the message of my career has been about individualism, about getting to know yourself and taking responsibility, not just for what you do, but what you think." - Todd Rundgren

"Tocqueville talked about "ceaseless agitation," citizens constantly use their institutions, constantly challenging them, constantly insisting upon their rights. It's also individuals taking responsibility for other individuals, recognition that no democracy works if they're weaklings." - Condoleezza Rice

"The truth is that fear cannot coexist with love. Therefore, we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. In doing so, we'll raise the energy around us." - Gabrielle Bernstein

"We're just trying to figure out what being a good citizen is, what participating in a democracy is, what taking responsibility for being an American citizen in a global context means to us." - Cecily McMillan

"Taking responsibility of others means to be selfless. We have to put aside our own well being and desires as secondary and to think primarily of what is best for the persons who are looking up to us." - Radhanath Swami

"I do like taking on responsibility, sometimes too much. But I was aware of that early on and it's something that came up in the previous set of interviews, and that is the actor?s contribution." - William Mapother

"Taking on the responsibility of portraying a real person in history, preserving his genius while demonstrating the vulnerable crumbling of his personality, I researched carefully, and gained great respect for the contributions Mr. Hughes shared with the world." - Carson Grant

"I expect to see the State, which is in a position to calculate the marginal efficiency of capital goods on long views and on the basis of the general social advantage, taking an ever greater responsibility for directly organising investment;" - John Maynard Keynes

"Someone might steal your childhood, but they can't steal your will. There is a point where you're given the opportunity in life to stop blaming everyone else and start taking responsibility for your life." - Buck Brannaman

"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

"People who laugh so heartily at what they themselves have said, when it is not funny, dispense us accordingly, by taking upon themselves the responsibility for the mirth, from joining in it." - Marcel Proust

"The elderly are all someone's flesh and blood and we cannot just shut them in a cupboard and hand over the responsibility for taking care of them to the state." - Simon Callow

"One of the biggest challenges is for women to find an organization that's willing to accept them back after they leave the work force to raise children without taking a cut in compensation and responsibility." - Diane Garnick

"Just from being with my grandmother, my maturity escalated. And now I'm in tune to the needs of people. It was a large responsibility, taking care of a human being." - Steve Garvey

"Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them" - Byron Katie

"In all of my books, I'm taking them on an emotionally challenging and sometimes physically dangerous process with a bit of fun and anarchy along the way. With the power comes responsibility." - Morris Gleitzman

"I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up." - Jennifer Lopez

"There is no more important task in Washington than cleaning up the culture of corruption. Yet the president - whose White House has become the cradle of Republican corruption - is not taking responsibility for the costs of that corruption." - Harry Reid

"Adoptive parents are taking on enormous responsibility, both emotionally and financially. Quite frankly, they need as much disclosure as possible about the child's background and health to assure the best fit and be prepared." - Pat Robertson

"For those who are able to work, work has to be seen as the best route out of poverty. For work is not just about more money - it is transformative. It's about taking responsibility for yourself and your family." - Iain Duncan Smith

"I suppose I could be accused of taking acting too seriously and losing the fun of it. I do take my work very seriously; I take on the responsibility of it." - David Suchet

"People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves." - Ivan Turgenev

"In a multipolar world, there must be more powers capable of taking responsibility, the U.S. and Europe must be able to unite to achieve peace in the Middle East." - Dominique De Villepin

"But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives." - Jeb Bush

"I admired the work ethic of the cowboys I read about. The idea of these young people taking on this much responsibility was impressive. I would like modern readers to have an appreciation of this." - Walter Dean Myers

"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

"There is nothing easy about becoming conscious. My own life was much easier before I knew about the deeper meaning of choice, the power of choice that accompanies taking responsibility. Abdicating responsibility to an outside source can seem, at least for the moment, so much easier. Once you know better, however, you can't get away with kidding yourself for long." - Caroline Myss

"(on her DUI) I have a responsibility, and it's something that I did wrong, and if I could personally apologize to every single person that has lost a loved one from drunk driving I would. And unfortunately, I can't, but this is my way of paying my dues and taking responsibility and being an adult." - Nicole Richie

"Let us admit that most of us writers feel an essential aversion to politics. By taking such a position, however, we accept the perverted principle of specialization, according to which some are paid to write about the horrors of the world and human responsibility and others to deal with those horrors and bear the human responsibility for them." - Vaclav Havel

"I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting." - Edward Zwick

"Until you recognize the need, the absolute requirement for taking responsibility, you will not succeed. Once you do accept the responsibility, however, the Egoscue Method never fails. Never. No drugs, no surgery, no machines, no miracles. Just You. A normal person, doing normal things." - Pete Egoscue

"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

"There's always a possibility of richer maturation - of taking more and more responsibility for yourself and for your life...And this is what I make you understand how much you gain by taking re-sponsibility for every emotion, every movement you make, every thought you have...We touch each other by honestly being what we are, not intentionally making contact." - Frederick Salomon Perls

"Did Donald Trump apologize for taking after somebody in a Twitter war and making fun of her weight? Did he apologize for saying African-Americans are living in Hell? Did he apologize for saying President Obama was not even a citizen of the United States? You will look in vain to see Donald Trump ever taking responsibility for anybody and apologizing." - Tim Kaine

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Sport, like all of life, is about taking your chances." - Roger Bannister

"We're not dropping out here, we're infiltrating and taking over." - Terence Mckenna

"Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another." - John Updike

"A warrior takes responsibility for his acts, for the most trivial of acts. An average man acts out his thoughts, and never takes responsibility for what he does." - Carlos Castaneda

"In any civilized society, it is every citizen's responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizen's responsibility to disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I am bewildered by the death of love. And my responsibility for it." - Arthur Miller

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation" - C Everett Koop

"Leisure is the most challenging responsibility a man can be offered." - William Russell

"We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility." - Albert Einstein

"Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions." - Dalai Lama

"Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy." - Milton H. Erickson

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

"The responsibility of the great states is to serve, and not to dominate, the world." - Harry S Truman

"You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do or don't do." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Power's twin is responsibility ..." - Willa Gibbs

"Life is moral responsibility." - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

"In dreams begin responsibility." - William Butler Yeats

"Responsibility cannot be shared." - Robert A Heinlein

"Responsibility prevents crimes." - Edmund Burke

"With opportunity comes responsibility." - Winston Churchill

"With freedom comes responsibility" - Jesse Ventura

"Champions take responsibility." - Billie Jean King

"Whatever happens, take responsibility." - Anthony Robbins

"... in dreams begins responsibility." - Edna O'Brien

"Whatever happens, take responsibility." - Tony Robbins

"Quality is everyone's responsibility." - W Edwards Deming

"With wealth comes responsibility." - Jonathan Sacks

"In dreams begins responsibility." - William Butler Yeats



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