20 Bold Quotes on Responsibility

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

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. –  Les Brown

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with — a man is what he makes of himself. – Alexander Graham Bell

It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable. – Moliere

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

I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done. – Unknown

We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty.  It is the other side of rights.  – Pearl Buck

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

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

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

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. – Lou Holtz

Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. – Colin Powell

Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses. – George Washington Carver

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility. – Napoleon Hill

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. – Denis Waitley

In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.- Abraham Lincoln

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. – Napoleon Hill

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

Look at the word responsibility—“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling. – Stephen R. Covey

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