Responsibility quotes

  • I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Brother #Children #Responsibility

  • A tremendous social responsibility comes with being a successful public performer.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Responsibility #Successful #Social

  • When a Krishna Conscious person is elevated to a responsible position, he never becomes puffed up. Just like a tree when over-laden with fruits becomes humble and lower down. Similarly, a great soul in Krishna Consciousness becomes humbler than the grass and bowed down like the fruitful trees because a Krishna Conscious person acts as the agent of Krishna, therefore he discharges his duty with great responsibility.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Humble #Humility #Responsibility

  • You want to come in and prove yourself early. Obviously, it is a responsibility being drafted that high to come in and play well and to make an impact. If not, youre going to get cut. So you have to come in, make the team, have an impact and do something special. And I feel that, obviously, internally. I feel an obligation to myself to do that but obviously the organization, the fans, this community. I mean, they dont want to see a first-round draft pick be a bust, so I feel I have to come in and hopefully make an impact early.
    -- A. J. Hawk

    #Team #Mean #Responsibility

  • It's a different way of looking at the world. Your life isn't about rights. It's about responsibilities."--Mr Bill Berkowitz
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Responsibility #Rights #Different

  • It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Jobs #Responsibility #Men

  • Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #School #Responsibility #Heart

  • I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes, but increasing responsibilities have forced me to shed much of it in recent years.
    -- Aaron Klug

    #Teaching #Responsibility #Years

  • A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Responsibility #Organization #Different

  • The monarchy that I hand over to my son is not going to be the same one that I have inherited. ... There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it's about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people. Because today, if you're appointed by the king, they don't feel that they're responsible for the people. If you have a government that is elected, they need to do the hard work — because if they don't, they won't be around the next time the ballot box is open.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Kings #Responsibility #Hard Work

  • I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It's a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Moving #Responsibility #People

  • There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it's about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Kings #Responsibility #People

  • It's a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I'm not going to drop the ball on my shift.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Responsibility #Years #Balls

  • The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Mean #Responsibility #Government

  • Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Children #Responsibility #Sometimes

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

    #Responsibility #Men #Eternity

  • Human nature has been sold short...[humans have] a higher nature which...includes the need for meaningful work, for responsibility, for creativeness, for being fair and just, for doing what is worthwhile and for preferring to do it well.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Meaningful #Responsibility #Needs

  • The perennial architectural debate has always been, and will continue to be, about art versus use, visions versus pragmatism, aesthetics versus social responsibility. In the end, these unavoidable conflicts provide architecture's essential and productive tensions; the tragedy is that so little of it rises above the level imposed by compromise, and that this is the only work most of us see and know.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Art #Responsibility #Vision

  • The Marine Corps is some of the best acting training you could have. Having that responsibility for people's lives, suddenly time becomes a really valuable commodity and you want to make the most of it. And for acting, you just have to do the work, just keep doing it.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Responsibility #Marine #People

  • The extent to which YOU take responsibility over something is the extent to which YOU take control over it.
    -- Adam Khoo

    #Responsibility #Taking Responsibility #Over It

  • I think the responsibility of pop stars is to liberate the masses. In that everyone can be whatever they wanna be. You can march to your own beat. It's so hard sometimes in our country because conformity is the way things are pushed.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Country #Stars #Responsibility

  • Everybody has a responsibility for what they put out into the world. Rather than trying to figure out what other people should be doing, work on your own interactions in the world and whatever influence they have. All of it has an effect.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Motivational #Responsibility #People

  • I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Law

  • We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Responsibility #Enemy #Salary

  • The Islamic ethic is that if God has given you the capacity or good fortune to be a privileged individual in society, you have a moral responsibility to society.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Islamic #Responsibility #Ethics

  • And Egypt ? What is Egypt strenght?her resilience ?her ability to absorb poeple and events into the pores of her being? is that true or is it just a consolation ? a shifting of responsibility? and if it is true , how much can she absorb and still remain Egypt ?
    -- Ahdaf Soueif

    #Responsibility #Egypt #Strenght

  • Are Iraqis ready to carry the responsibility for their country? Is Iraq ready to be its own master? We want to be the masters of ourselves and to carry our responsibilities in this region.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Country #Responsibility #Iraq

  • The world is not changing if you don’t shoulder the burden of responsibility.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Responsibility #World #Burden

  • I think it’s a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression and to use any way to extend this power.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Responsibility #Artist #Thinking

  • Say what you say plainly, and then take responsibility for it.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Responsibility #Taking Responsibility

  • The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Responsibility #Rights #Expression

  • Our responsibility is not simply shielding those we care for from adversity but preparing them to meet it well.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Adversity #Responsibility #Care

  • I haven't had an easy life, but at some point ,you have to take responsibility for yourself and shape who it is that you want to be. I have no time for moaners. I like to chase my dreams and surround myself with other people who are chasing their dreams, too.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Dream #Responsibility #People

  • It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Responsibility #Epic #Important

  • Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities, and they act on that basis. It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans. They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Responsibility #Done #Action

  • We treat employees as a member of the family. If management take the risk of hiring them, we have to take the responsibility for them.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Relationship #Leadership #Responsibility

  • I consider it my job to nurture the creativity of the people I work with because at Sony we know that a terrific idea is more likely to happen in an open, free and trusting atmosphere than when everything is calculated, every action analysed and every responsibility assigned by an organisation chart.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Jobs #Creativity #Responsibility

  • To the victor belong the responsibilities.
    -- Al Bernstein

    #Sports #Responsibility

  • My primary responsibility is to be funny,
    -- Al Madrigal

    #Responsibility

  • Our first responsibility is not to ourselves. Our first responsibility is to our country and to our God.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Country #Responsibility #Firsts

  • Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Freedom #Responsibility #Firsts

  • Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.
    -- Alan Moore

    #War #Responsibility #Power

  • To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Giving Up #Responsibility #Men

  • Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Responsibility #Acting #Talent

  • As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
    -- Alan Thicke

    #Children #Father #Responsibility

  • We're all responsible. I'm the leader, the captain of the ship, and I have to take responsibility.
    -- Alan Trammell

    #Responsibility #Leader #Captains

  • An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Knowledge #Responsibility #Intellectual

  • The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Art #Responsibility #Men

  • When the throne of God is overturned, the rebel realizes that it is now his own responsibility to create the justice, order, and unity that he sought in vain within his own condition, and in this way to justify the fall of God. Then begins the desperate effort to create, at the price of crime and murder if necessary, the dominion of man.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Fall #Responsibility #Men

  • Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Leadership #Responsibility

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

    #Responsibility #Community #Sacred

  • Whatever may be, I am still largely the creator and ruler of my emotional destiny.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Responsibility #Destiny #Emotional

  • Considering mankind's indifference to freedom, their easy gullibility and their facile response to conditioning, one might very plausibly argue that collectivism is the political mode best suited to their disposition and their capacities. Under its regime, the citizen, like the soldier, is relieved of the burden of initiative and is divested of all responsibility, save for doing as he is told.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Responsibility #Political #Soldier

  • It would have been easier to fight alone with inadequate forces than to have to accept...responsibility for our ally's lack of fighting qualities and dubious loyalty.
    -- Albert Kesselring

    #Loyalty #War #Responsibility

  • Our responsibility is to get God's word to their ears. Only God can get the word from their ears to their heart.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Heart #Responsibility #Ears

  • An institution has to decide, and it's not just an option, it's a responsibility, how much diversity can be tolerated.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Responsibility #Diversity #Institutions

  • I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people...The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for everybody, but everybody differed about who should get off.
    -- Albert Pierrepoint

    #Revenge #Responsibility #Hands

  • I believe it is my responsibility to do what I can for children and people with Down syndrome as well as in my native Dominican Republic.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Children #Believe #Responsibility

  • Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Appreciation #Responsibility #Helping Others

  • 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

    #Responsibility #Learning #Exercise

  • Today it is considered as exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as being the serious demand of a rational ethic. But the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Respect #Real #Responsibility

  • At headquarters, where everyone lived under the tremendous pressure of responsibility, probably nothing was more welcome than a dictate from above. That meant being freed of a decision and simultaneously being provided with an excuse for failure.
    -- Albert Speer

    #Responsibility #Decision #Being Free

  • And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Responsibility #Alcohol #Drug

  • Disaster management should be coordinated by the federal government, .. It is our exact responsibility.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Responsibility #Government #Management

  • I used to think I had no will to power. Now I perceive that I vented it on thoughts, rather than people. Conquering an unknown province of knowledge. Getting the better of a problem. Forcing ideas to associate or come apart. Bullying recalcitrant words to assume a certain pattern. All the fun of being a dictator without any risks and responsibilities.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Bullying #Fun #Responsibility

  • And I think to be in NATO for the countries of our region, it means more guarantees for us, it means more responsibility for our common security, but it means fulfillment of all standards of civilized world, like protection of human rights and democratic mechanisms.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Country #Mean #Responsibility

  • We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Attitude #Responsibility #Dark

  • The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Lying #Responsibility #Humanity

  • It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Ignorance #Responsibility #Rights

  • Anarchism is that political philosophy which advocates the maximization of individual responsibility and the reduction of concentrated power regal, dictatorial, parliamentary: the institutions which go loosely by the name of "government" to a vanishing minimum.
    -- Alex Comfort

    #Philosophy #Responsibility #Government

  • We have a responsibility not just as atheletes, but as members of society to treat people well. To do things the right way.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Responsibility #People #Way

  • I want the cabinet to stand up and have a spine and a backbone and take responsibility.
    -- Alex Sink

    #Responsibility #Want #Cabinets

  • I consider chess an art, and accept all those responsibilities which art places upon its devotees.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Art #Responsibility #Chess

  • Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Art #Responsibility #Games

  • It is a sad reflection . . . that a sense of responsibility which comes with power is the rarest of things.
    -- Alexander Crummell

    #Responsibility #Reflection #Sense Of Responsibility

  • If centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity.
    -- Alexander H. Stephens

    #Drama #Responsibility #Humanity

  • Responsibility, in order to be reasonable, must be limited to objects within the power of the responsible party, and in order to be effectual, must relate to operations of that power, of which a ready and proper judgment can be formed by the constituents.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Party #Responsibility #Order

  • The genius writer was correct. In obtaining freedom, man suddenly understands that he has shouldered a heavy burden, because freedom involves responsibility. A person must make decisions himself and himself answer for them.
    -- Alexander Lukashenko

    #Memorable #Responsibility #Men

  • It is every photographer's responsibility to discover new images and a new personal way of looking at things. If he can do this his pictures will command attention and have surprise quality.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Photography #Responsibility #Quality

  • Writers are given the responsibility of sight. I think that the whole burden, responsibility and beauty of the gift forces us to construct our lives differently so that we are able to become vehicles to transcend, to encompass and articulate not only our own experience but the experiences of others.
    -- Alexis De Veaux

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Sight

  • In short, with each of the thousand-and-one problems that present themselves in family life, our choice is between controlling and teaching, between creating an atmosphere of distrust and one of trust, between setting an example of power and helping children to learn responsibility, between quick-fix parenting and the kind that's focused on long-term goals.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Children #Teaching #Responsibility

  • Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Responsibility #Awkward #Tears

  • Death - by hanging! - that, at least, I did not deserve. The death part - all right, somebody has to stand for the responsibility. But that - that I did not deserve!
    -- Alfred Jodl

    #Responsibility #Deserve

  • Juggling work and parental responsibilities is no easy task, but I'm trying my best and just like everything else there are good days and there are bad days.
    -- Ali Landry

    #Responsibility #Good Day #Bad Day

  • When you say fiscal responsibility, it seems to me that you really mean rich people keeping their money.
    -- Alice Adams

    #Mean #Responsibility #People

  • How much ... did the volume of disease in a nation account for its spirit? If so, the eradication of sickness, as far as it was possible, was a responsibility a democracy must assume for its people.
    -- Alice Tisdale Hobart

    #Responsibility #People #Democracy

  • As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Responsibility #Care #Young

  • One of the great responsibilities that I have is to manage my assets wisely, so that they create value.
    -- Alice Walton

    #Responsibility #Assets #Manage

  • My life has become about trying to find effective ways to be as responsible with the choices I make - in food, clothing and everything else. I don't want to be responsible for the harm of any creature, person or animal.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Responsibility #Animal #Choices

  • We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on Earth to see it isn't ruined.
    -- Allen Johnson

    #Responsibility #Earth #Privilege

  • Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office.
    -- Allen Weinstein

    #Responsibility #Law #Office

  • My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Responsibility #Inspire

  • I feel that each and every one of us as individuals has a responsibility to one another. None of us would be here without the help of someone else - whether it be guardians, teachers, parents, relatives, etc. - someone contributed to your well being as a person. We're all connected in so many different ways.
    -- Alonzo Mourning

    #Teacher #Responsibility #Parent

  • So, I have the responsibility of making sure that HUD functions and runs well.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Running #Responsibility #Function

  • And I'm the kind of manager that doesn't believe that you micro-manage professionals. They should understand their responsibility and carry out those responsibility.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Believe #Responsibility #Kind

  • Our moral responsibility is not to stop future, but to shape it...to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Future #Responsibility #Destiny

  • For the first time in my life I'm really happy to be unattached because I realise there is so much responsibility to having a partner.
    -- Amanda Seyfried

    #Responsibility #Firsts #Partners

  • Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Success #Responsibility #Experience

  • My responsibility is to truth and beauty.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Responsibility #Truth And Beauty

  • Oh, judge, your damn laws: the good people don't need them and the bad people don't follow them so what good are they?
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Responsibility #Law #People