133 Best Responsibility Quotes To Help You Grow

133 Best Responsibility Quotes To Help You Grow

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of responsibility quotes you are in the right place.

Being able to take responsibility for your actions is extremely important.

Once you are able to accept that you are in control of everything you do it can be very powerful.

You will start to 100% rely on yourself to get things done, and not blame anyone else if you don’t do it.

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Right, let’s jump in and take a look at this list of responsibility quotes.

Top 10 Responsibility Quotes

Being responsible is an enormous privilege… It’s what marks anyone a fully grown human.

Barack Obama
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Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you.

Brian Tracy
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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.

Richard Bach
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Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy you will always be disappointed.

Byron Pulsifer
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Responsibility is demonstrated by actions and deeds; not by words or information inserted in some glossy magazines or corporate websites.

Samuel O Idowu
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The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

Anne Frank
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A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

John Burroughs
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Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.

Ralph Marston
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Skills can be taught and developed, but attitudes are difficult to change and ultimately are the responsibility of each person.

Gary Schulz
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Remember, you are responsible for your future, so take charge and turn your life into whatever it is that you want it to be.

Sharlene Snow
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What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice. Ursula K. Le Guin

Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.

Zig Ziglar

If you believe that it is someone else’s responsibility to fix whatever needs fixing, you remain part of the problem, and, therefore, just a culpable as everyone else who believes someone else should shoulder the burden of initiating change. Byron Pulsifer

Making someone responsible for your misery also makes them responsible for your happiness. Why give that power to anyone but yourself? Scott Stabile

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There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you. J.K. Rowling

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

When you choose freedom, you also choose responsibility. Richie Norton

The fundamental principle of coaching spirit is the belief that a person has great potential and as a coach, it is your responsibility to nourish that potential so they can achieve the combined goals. Brad Peterson

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Luck is nor more than what we create and without taking responsibility for our own lives, our own destiny, luck will fail us. Byron Pulsifer

The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.

Hal Elrod

Take responsibility — it’s where your powers live. Will Craig

Freedom without responsibility is like weight without gravity in physics — a logical impossibility. Robert C. Solomon

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Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. Sigmund Freud

The reason people blame things on the previous generation is that there’s only one other choice.

Doug Larson

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw

While you may have many other responsibilities in life like your family, work, school or relationships, you should also learn to relax and play. Christopher Michaels

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Responsibility is a grace you give yourself, not an obligation. Dan Millman

We must govern our own lives, and when our thoughts and actions become destructive it is our responsibility to alter or abolish them and to institute new habits as the foundations for a freer, happier life.

Brendon Burchard

Accepting complete responsibility for your life means that you refuse to make excuses or blame others for anything in your life that you’re not happy about. Brian Tracy

Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself. John Felitto

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There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you. John Wooden

To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.

As for the journey of life; at some point you will realize that YOU are the driver and you will drive! Steve Maraboli

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

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We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better. Dr. Henry Cloud

Eventually, we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done.

Hubert Selby Jr

One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think. Martin Seligman

As a man, you need to be aware that marriage requires your involvement at every step of the way and that you cannot shy from responsibility. Barney Fraser

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Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness. Sharon Salzberg

Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it.

Steve Maraboli

Part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for what you did wrong in the first place. Jack Bauer

The natural human response is to react but to take complete ownership requires courage and selfdiscipline. The more you have that, the happier you’d be. Jeremiah Say

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Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. Roy T. Bennett

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. Moliere

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. Napoleon Hill

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Responsibility is a grace we give ourselves. It is not something imposed from outside of us. We have a say in how our life goes. Kristen Moeller

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

Abraham Lincoln

Take time to accept responsibility. Your life is exactly thatit’s your life. It is created by you. You are constantly making choices, constantly creating new experiences. And although we can be affected by circumstances which can seem to be completely out of our control, essentially, we decide the direction in which we walk. Nicholas Watkins

Quitting and blaming have become more common in today’s culture rather than perseverance and responsibility. Dr. Rob Bell

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When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome. Kevin Ngo

Inspiring Responsibility Quotes

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstance, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. Jim Rohn

A lot of responsibility is learned over time and comes with experience. The best we can do is try our hardest and be selfaware.

Macy How

The Bible tells us that when we’re faithful in the little things that God gives us to do then He will bring increased blessings and responsibility into our lives. Bill Vincent

We are the only ones responsible for what goes on in our lives. We can make excuses and blame others, but we are responsible to and for ourselves. Iyanla Vanzant

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Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. Noam Chomsky

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most farreaching consequence of submission to authority.

Stanley Milgram

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

Take responsibility for yourself; it’s very rewarding. Amanda Green

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Responsibility is the thing people dread the most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber. Dr. Frank Crane

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

No matter who betrays or rejects you, only you can take responsibility for your mental attitude. John Hagee

With great power there must also come… great responsibility! Stan Lee

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Accepting personal responsibility for your life frees you from outside influences increases your selfesteem boosts confidence in your ability to make decisions and ultimately leads to achieving success in life. Roy T. Bennett

It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are.

Allanah Hunt

When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone. George O’Neil

In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility. Michael Korda

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Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. Adrienne Rich

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Benjamin Franklin

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

If you can take responsibility for your own life, then you will begin to realize that you can change it H. K. Abell

Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed. Rodolfo Costa

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will—his personal responsibility.

Albert Einstein

Dare to take chances, follow your dreams, risk it all, fall in love, believe in yourself, ask questions, let go, make mistakes, start over, speak the truth, take responsibility, find happiness, live for today. Author Unknown

The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. Michael Jordan

Each one of us is responsible for the world each one of us must give a hand to build our world in a humane manner, crossing faith, fate and family. Abhijit Naskar

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.

George Eliot

If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences. Criss Jami

You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. Jay Rifenbary

Choices may be unbelievably hard but they’re never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that’s not how a person with integrity acts. Patrick Ness

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.

Sophocles

The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility. Amy Leigh Mercree

Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life. Orrin Woodward

If you own this story you get to write the ending. Brene Brown

When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. Dalai Lama

Motivating Responsibility Quotes

You always have a choice. Don’t ever imagine you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s a decision and you have to accept responsibility for it. That’s when honor becomes more than empty words. Lynn Flewelling

Responsibility changes everything. The moment we decide that we are the ones who are capable of and responsible for changing things everything shifts.

John B. Izzo

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

By taking responsibility for yourself, you can stop relying on others to take responsibility for you. Vironika Tugaleva

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown

Taking responsibility is a commitment to own your life, to selfleadership, growth, and freedom.

Christopher Avery

Take responsibility for your own greatness, no one can take that courage walk for you. January Donovan

Stop pointing fingers and placing blame on others. Your life can only change to the degree that you accept responsibility for it. Steve Maraboli

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know you trust him. Booker T. Washington

Take responsibility for your own learning and for the learning of those around you.

Don Meyer

Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others. Ayn Rand

By choosing to take responsibility for your life, you will immediately gain an increased power to achieve your greatest potential. Skip Downing

There is always an alternative to the present urgency—and it’s not a vacation, it’s acknowledging deeper responsibility. Stewart Brand

Start to reflect on your life after you accept, act, and take responsibility for your life.

C. Payne

The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte. Vera Nazarian

Until the great mass of people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. Helen Keller

Character the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which selfrespect springs. Joan Didio

The greatest people are ‘great’ because they’re willing to admit their greatest faults.

The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them. Steve Maraboli

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility. Gerald White Johnson

If passion drive you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.

A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make. Denis Waitley

Accepting responsibility should be your default response to everything. Pia Silva

Adulthood is defined by the willingness to accept full responsibility for where you are at in life; no longer blaming others or circumstances. Joe Westbrook

Ninetynine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.

George Washington Carver

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. Theodore Roosevelt

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. Josiah Stamp

So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.

President Barack Obama

We are living in a new culture, one of responsibility dodgers and corner cutters. Nobody cares if a thing is right or not. If you try to trace a poor job or craftsmanship back, you will find, inevitably, that nobody did it. Robert Fontaine

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. Oprah Winfrey

Deliberately take the responsibility to change your life because you can; yes you can! Okorote Emmanuel

When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness.

Eckhart Tolle

You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you. Miguel Ruiz

I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it. Ann Richards

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

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

Stephen Covey

There are two primary choices in life To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley

To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices. Will Craig

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher

Take responsibility, trust and have faith in yourself that you can offer the world something that no one has ever known.

Paul Martens

Accountability, is the state or condition of being accountable or responsible. That is right. We are responsible for what goes on in our heads. John Vaulkner

The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life. Jim Rohn

In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it allsecurity, comfort, and freedom. When the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free. Sir Edward Gibbon

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies. Heather Schuck

Personal responsibility leads to national transformation. Sunday Adelaja

To Sum Up

Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of responsibility quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

I’d love to know which responsibility quotes are your favourites.

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