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Taking Responsible Quotes


"Taking responsible steps to reduce poverty is not merely a moral imperative but an economic one." - John Yarmuth

"Astronomy is so easy to love. ... Fairly or not, physics is associated with nuclear bombs and nuclear waste, chemistry with pesticides, biology with Frankenfood and designer-gene superbabies. But astronomers are like responsible ecotourists, squinting at the scenery through high-quality optical devices, taking nothing but images that may be computer-enhanced for public distribution, leaving nothing but a few Land Rover footprints on faraway Martian soil, and OK, OK, maybe the Land Rover, too." - Natalie Angier

"Some people, they got housing loans, and I think they're responsible for taking a loan they didn't qualify for?" - Jon Lovitz

"It's responsible for the sloppiness and imprecision of the War on Terror, for example. It's responsible for taking people's tax dollars and spending the country into debt on useless wars and pointless pork projects to buy votes. It's responsible for bailing out the banks instead of standing up for the people the banks cheated. It's responsible for plenty," - Timothy Hallinan

"So let us take our fair share of the true refugees and act responsible as a government in providing for their necessary expenses. Let us stop skewing the whole process by taking some folks who are not truly refugees in order simply to meet our foreign policy needs or domestic policy demands. There has to be a better way to meet those needs and demands than we are doing now. I think it is embarrassing to all of us who truly know the mission of the Refugee Act." - Alan K Simpson

"You and you alone are responsible for taking actions to create the life of your dreams. Nobody else can (or will) do it for you." - Jack Canfield

"Taking complete ownership of your outcomes by holding no one but yourself responsible for them is the most powerful thing you can do to drive your success." - Gary W. Keller

"For thousands of years art was seen as a source of responsible moral and ethical leadership. Today, taking that stance is almost seen as comic." - Jack Beal

"One day the world will hold the Wehrmacht responsible for these methods since these things are taking place under its nose." - Wilhelm Canaris

"Unfortunately, some in Washington remain tied to the dogma that responsible energy development cannot be achieved without taking a wrecking ball to the environment." - Roy Blunt

"I would like to be remembered as a responsible human being who handled business while also taking care of his family." - Rob Brown

"We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it - not by turning it over to Wall Street." - Barack Obama

"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

"Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40." - Abraham Lincoln

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote." - Grover Cleveland

"I am responsible. Yes, I have chosen to be single.." - Nadya Suleman

"I'm responsible." - Kesha

"I can only be responsible for my orders. I cannot be responsible for all the acts of Himmler." - Oswald Pohl

"And just like men are responsible of the society, women also are equally responsible of the society they live in." - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

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

"Genius is the art of taking pains" - Claude C Hopkins

"I believe that in your heart you already know something is profoundly wrong. When bartenders are responsible for drunk drivers' acts, and gunmakers are responsible for criminals' acts, and nobody is responsible for O. J. Simpson's acts, something is wrong." - Charlton Heston

"In relationships with a directors, I want to be able to give and take, and I can't name what it is: respect, energy, investment in the task, focus, humor, intelligence, but I always feel responsible for taking the money." - Harrison Ford

"A poet is a combination of an instrument and a human being in one person, with the former gradually taking over the latter. The sensation of this takeover is responsible for timbre; the realization of it, for destiny." - Joseph Brodsky

"We need to educate students to be critical agents, to learn how to take risks, engage in thoughtful dialogue, and taking on the crucial issue what it means to be socially responsible." - Henry Giroux

"Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals - however mundane or lofty they may be." - Jack Canfield

"Being responsible and taking care of your body is truly how you make your pay cheque, how you excel and succeed in your lifelong goals, so for me it's just an everyday lifestyle." - Hope Solo

"When you go out on a football field, you are responsible for taking care of yourself. The more rules you get, the less players truly take care of themselves." - Jim Brown

"Women also lose sight of their goals by taking on extra responsibilities. We are virtual responsibility magnets. We don't make these decisions consciously or deliberately, but out of the fear that if we don't act on a need, it will never get resolved. ... But we fail to realize that once we become responsible for something, we may be responsible to it forever." - Pat Heim

"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

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Well, I mean, taking time for your art is taking time for yourself, isn't it?" - Lana Del Rey

"Taking things from one source is plagiarism; taking things from several sources is research." - John McPhee

"Saintly people not only are responsible for themselves, but for everyone." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together." - Thomas Fleming Day

"Parenting is about being competent and responsible. It's not about gender, necessarily." - Dan Savage

"Psychedelics are probably responsible for every aspect of human evolution apart from the decline in bodyhair." - Terence Mckenna

"There may be responsible persons, but there are no guilty ones." - Albert Camus

"You alone are responsible" - Mike Livingston

"Responsible, but not guilty." - Emilio Massera

"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

"I was going to die and it was taking forever." - Miranda July

"Not adding value is the same as taking it away." - Seth Godin

"To quit taking risks is a serious risk!" - Donald Keough

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

"Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously." - Donna J. Haraway

"When you start taking consistent action, you will see results." - Marie Forleo

"Determine your future now by taking hold of every opportunity." - Debbye Turner

"The art of love-giving and taking become one." - Hermann Hesse

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

"You simply *must* stop taking advice from other people." - Alvin Toffler

"We seem to be getting closer and closer to a situation where nobody is responsible for what they did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did." - Thomas Sowell

"Along with responsible newspapers we must have responsible readers." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger

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

"You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say" - Martin Luther

"People often represent the weakest link in the security chain and are chronically responsible for the failure of security systems." - Bruce Schneier

"More than in any other human relationship, overwhelmingly more, motherhood means being instantly interruptible, responsive, and responsible" - Tillie Olsen

"Who made God? Doesn't matter. We are not responsible to a hypothetical maker of God but to our maker - God." - Walter Martin

"I condemn the lack of proper investigation of the massacres and the impunity of those responsible for them." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"No more excuses. I can't blame anything on my parents. I'm responsible for my mistakes and my choices." - Brad Pitt

"They're responsible for the problem." - Bernard Goldberg

"Most Americans are very responsible." - Michael Moore

"Responsible, who wants to be responsible? Whenever something bad happens, it's always, who's responsible for this?" - Jerry Seinfeld

"Somatic Exercises can change how we live our lives, how we believe that our minds and bodies interrelate, how powerful we think we are in controlling our lives, and how responsible we should be in taking care of our total being." - Thomas Hanna

"The essential religion is taking the whole responsibility for whatsoever you are. And immediately an insight arises: 'If I am responsible for my suffering, then it is simple, I can drop it. It is my choice. I will not choose it any more.'" - Rajneesh

"The social and economic impact of the earthquake is still very present and is contributing to mental health problems, the mother who lost her husband, or children who lost their parents, and who now are responsible for the whole family, taking children to school and providing food. This transition is still causing stress and depression." - Reggie Fils-Aime

"Many of the women who benefited from thyroid therapy provided added evidence that it was the thyroid which was responsible. There were the women who, upon being relieved of their {menstrual} problems, stopped taking medication only to return in a few months with their original complaints. Thyroid therapy again overcame their difficulties." - Broda Otto Barnes

"Fear is the single biggest barrier to creativity. Unless we're brave enough to risk looking foolish, we'll inevitably find ourselves sticking to the status quo. That fear is disabling, One of the things we need to do as business leaders is build and nurture cultures that encourage responsible risk taking so making mistakes is OK." - Josh Linkner

"Pause and remember - You alone are responsible for taking an interest in your own growth. Understanding your deepest fears and pain is what will move you forward. If you can do this, you will be rewarded with not only a deeper connection with yourself, but also with others." - Jennifer Young

"I read a column by George Will that SCARFACE should be rated X because parents were taking their children to see it. So what? Why should the motion-picture industry be responsible for our morality? Dad says to Mom, `SCARFACE is in town.' `What's it about?' `Human scum who kill each other over cocaine deals.' `Sounds great! Let's take the kids!'" - Ian Shoales

"Churchgoers feel righteous, responsible, and obedient to God's will. They view anyone unlike themselves as devoid of values, and therefore unworthy of God's love. By denying God to all those who have strayed from the path of righteousness, the devout are unwittingly taking on themselves a role that belongs only to God." - Deepak Chopra

"I think a lot of psychological healing tends to work on that basis. We go into the unconscious to find what's holding you back, so to speak, and I think there is an unconscious body image that may be responsible for the unhealing that's taking place." - Fred Alan Wolf

"I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons, if they aren't capable of taking that decision themselves and giving that order, then (I hope) that they won't prosecute people who want to save their lives and the lives of others." - Vladimir Putin

"The secret to responsible trust is acceptance. Acceptance is taking from God's hand absolutely anything He gives, looking into His face in trust and thanksgiving, knowing that the confinement of the hedge we're in is good and for His glory. Even though what we're enduring may be painful, it's good simply because God Himself has allowed it." - Charles R Swindoll

"Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is recognizing that we are responsible for our own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than on moods or condition. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to blame others." - Stephen Covey

"I fully respect people whose personal religious or moral code has God giving, and taking, life. But there are moral and responsible people who wish to have the option of agreeing, with a qualified and registered physician, in advance of the point at which life might become intolerable, that they would be assisted, at their request, to end it." - Margo Macdonald

"And as the hour approached for the execution, in his own mind, Collins became both the executioner and the victim. He would pace up and down, transformed in almost a kind of exorcism when he knew he was responsible for taking someone's life." - Liam Neeson

"But the majority of mothers work - and are responsible for taking care of the kids and home. And more fathers are spending more time doing child care and housework, and still working long hours. That work-life conflict is weighing on everybody." - Brigid Schulte

"Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months will be to lead this challenge, to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way, to start delivering tangible results that show we are taking people's concerns seriously." - John Hutton

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha." - Robert Breault

"Taking the time to meditate is as important as taking the time to breathe. One pumps oxygen into the body, the other pumps peace into the mind." - Marianne Williamson

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"A sensible woman should be guided by her bead when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"Mothers who are strong people, who can pursue a life of their own when it is time to let their children go, empower their childrenof either gender to feel free and whole. But weak women, women who feel and act like victims of something or other, may make their children feel responsible for taking care of them, and they can carry their children down with them." - Frank Pittman

"Do too many executives still indulge in the short-sighted habit of issuing orders without taking the slightest pains to explain to those responsible for carrying them out the whyfor and wherefor of the orders? Where employees come in daily and hourly contact with the public, surely it is important that care be taken to fit them to reply intelligently to courteous questions. ""Because them are orders"" isn't a satisfying reply-even less satisfactory to the management than to the public." - B C Forbes

"My life is on loan, like money borrowed from a bank. God is the lender, and He retains the right to call in the loan any time. Though I am responsible for taking care of it, I do not own this life; it is borrowed. Why should I fear its loss or the loss of anything else in this world when I must surrender it all anyway?" - James Dillehay

"Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do - but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it." - Albert Einstein

"Seeing yourself as responsible for the quality of your relationship, as a prime mover in your life, I think is a bold, amazing step." - Sharon Olds

"If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"That is what marriage really means; helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life." - Paul Tournier

"We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it." - James A Baldwin

"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth." - Helen Caldicott

"You must come to terms with the reality that nothing outside ourselves, be it people or things is actually responsible for our happiness." - Mary Edwards Walker

"As commander I was responsible for the overall success of the mission, and so I had to know at least a little bit about everything." - Leroy Chiao

"These are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained a responsible post." - Sun Tzu

"You can't pick and choose the days that you feel like being responsible. It's not something that disappears when you're tired." - Pat Summitt

"We are the ones responsible to determine whether the war that our marines, soldiers and airmen are fighting in is worth the cause..." - Scott Ritter

"The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." - Joseph Weizenbaum

"Our neighbors in Virginia are just as responsible for these killings as the criminals are because they won't pass strong gun [control] legislation." - Marion Barry

"Bullies are masters at holding others responsible for their misbehavior. Instead of claiming "the devil made me do it", they argue "You made me do it"." - Sam Horn

"Leaders are like gardeners ... As leaders we are not only responsible for harvesting our own success but for cultivating the success of the next generation." - Susan Collins

"Once you know something is wrong, you're responsible, whether you see it, or hear about it, and most particularly when you're a part of it." - Marijane Meaker

"Sometimes loving each other isn't enough. You have to be responsible for your own happiness. You can't stay in a relationship because you're afraid of the unknown." - Sarah Silverman

"we're responsible for our own lives." - Stephen Covey

"Divide responsibility and nobody is responsible." - W Edwards Deming

"Those who remain silent are responsible." - Edith Stein

"We are responsible for our attitudes." - John C Maxwell

"None of us is responsible for the..." - Marian Anderson

"People are responsible for their own joy." - Rhonda Byrne

"A responsible person is one who responds." - Corita Kent

"I like being responsible for myself" - Christian Bale

"We are responsible for protecting Tessa!" - Cassandra Clare

"If someone is responsible, it's me," - Fidel Castro

"Who's responsible for the riots? The rioters!" - Dan Quayle

"Few are guilty, but all are responsible." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"You are not responsible for everyone's happiness." - Jacob Vargas

"No one is responsible under liberalism." - David Horowitz

"Society itself is responsible for the degradation." - Wole Soyinka

"Liberty is maintained by responsible freedom." - Roger W Hancock

"You are responsible for understanding your limitations." - Sara Genn

"You are responsible for radicalizing your strengths." - Sara Genn

"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off." - Colin Powell

"A man is responsible for his ignorance." - Milan Kundera

"I'm not responsible enough to have puppies." - Logan Marshallgreen

"Each is responsible for his own actions." - H L Hunt

"Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day." - Florynce Kennedy

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"Big up to Flex. Stop taking so much cizock in his mizouth." - Nas

"Getting fit is a political act - you are taking charge of your life." - Jane Fonda

"Golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick." - P. J. O'Rourke

"By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing." - Richard M. Nixon

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

"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers." - Brian Tracy

"Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can." - Holly Lisle

"The art of winning in business is in working hard - not taking things too seriously." - Elbert Hubbard

"The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf." - Shakti Gawain

"The best thing about being 45 is not taking myself so seriously." - Jen Lancaster

"I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously." - Barbara Hershey

"I don't believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right." - Ratan Tata

"It is like taking the sun out of the world, to bereave human life of friendship." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"In today's rapidly changing world, the people who are not taking risk are the risk takers." - Robert Kiyosaki

"When the eye wakes up to see again, it suddenly stops taking anything for granted." - Frederick Franck

"Golf is the most fun you can have with out taking your clothes off." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"I am just turning 40 and taking my time about it." - Harold Lloyd



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