Top 55 Responsibility Quotes and Self Reflection

“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

55 Responsibility Quotes

  1. “Take responsibility — it’s where your powers live.” – Will Craig
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2. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” –  Winston Churchill

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

4. “When you choose freedom, you also choose responsibility.” – Richie Norton

5. “To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.” – Patrick Ness

6. “The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.” – Peter Drucker

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

8. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

9. “The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things.” – Stephen Covey

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

Inspiring Responsibility Quotes

11. “Personal responsibility is the willingness to completely accept choices that we have made throughout our life.” – Asa Don Brown

12. “Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

14. “Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.” – Tom Stoppard

15. “ The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.” – Stanley Milgram

16. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

17. “Accepting personal responsibility for your life frees you from outside influences.”-  Roy T. Bennett

18. “Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it.” – Steve Maraboli

19. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn.

20. “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

Taking Responsibility Quotes

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

22. “No one gets away with anything, ever, so take responsibility for your own life.” – Jordan Peterson

23. “Be more receptive of your responsibility than you are of your rights.” – Amit Kalantri

24. “Responsibility is a grace you give yourself, not an obligation.” – Dan Millman

25. “The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self- respect springs.”  – Joan Didion

26. “To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.” – Patrick Ness

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

28. “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

29. “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” – Plato

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

Accepting Responsibility Quotes

31. “The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod

32. “Personal responsibility leads to national transformation.” – Sunday Adelaja.

33. “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” –  Bob Dylan

34. “Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.” – J. G. Holland

35. “Take what comes your way. Do the best with it. Be responsible as you can and something good will happen.” – Frank Gehry

36. “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

37. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” – Colin Powell

38. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

40. “The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.” – Stanley Milgram

41. “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

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

Personal Responsibility Quotes

43. “Remember every one of us is responsible to make the world a joyful place.” – Debasish Mridha

44. “Accepting responsibility should be your default response to everything.” – Pia Silva

45. “Responsibility is the possibility of opportunity culminating in inevitable fulfillment.” – Sri Chinmoy

46. “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

47. “The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” – John Lennon.

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

49. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

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

51.”Our lives are not fully lived if we’re not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

53. “You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.”  – Denis Waitley

54. “Responsibility is the price of freedom.” – Elbert Hubbard

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

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