Responsibility Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Responsibility quotes and Responsibility sayings, and Responsibility proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’. "

Dan Quayle

"When you decide to get involved in a military operation in a place like Syria, you’ve got to be prepared, as we learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, to become the government, and I’m not sure any country, either the United States or I don’t hear of anyone else, who’s willing to take on that responsibility. "

Colin Powell

"For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in."

Bruce Springsteen

"Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him."

Booker T. Washington

"You as an individual coach have a responsibility to try to give those players who put themselves at risk and in harm’s way a chance to achieve success, and that goes for universities and professional teams, as well."

Bill Parcells

"The Federal Reserve has the responsibility to protect the credit rights of consumers."

Bernie Sanders

"The Federal Reserve has a responsibility to ensure the safety and soundness of financial institutions and to contain systemic risks in financial markets."

Bernie Sanders

"When people are desperate or wealthy, they turn to socialism; only when they have no other alternative do they embrace the free market. After all, lies about guaranteed security are far more seductive than lectures about personal responsibility."

Ben Shapiro

"Capitalism requires individual responsibility and accountability. People are seen as atomized units in a capitalist system – they are either useful, or they are not. They are not seen racially or ethnically or religiously. They consume and they produce, and those are their only relevant characteristics."

Ben Shapiro

"I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."

Barack Obama

"As a nuclear power – as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon – the United States has a moral responsibility to act."

Barack Obama

"I don’t believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility."

Audrey Hepburn

"A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says ‘I was beaten’, he does not say ‘My men were beaten.’"

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Gerald W Johnson

"Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself."

Thomas Jefferson

"To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life."

Arbie M. Dale

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do."

Helen Keller

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


"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

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

Brian Tracy

"No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility."

Napoleon Hill

"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."


"Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress."

I Ching

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

Orrin Woodward

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

Patrick Ness

"People think responsibility is hard to bear. It’s not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of importance."

Henry Kissinger

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


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

Frank Crane

"It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action."

Stanley Milgram

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