Quotations on Responsibility

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Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Ability, Challenge, Problems, Republican, Responsibility, Will)

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Absence, Liberty, Responsibility, Restraint)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Cure, Freedom, Responsibility, Tears)

In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Responsibility, Wrong)

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: America, Celebrity, Example, Responsibility, Sound, Trying)

As it has for America's other indigenous peoples, I believe the United States must fulfill its responsibility to Native Hawaiians.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: America, Responsibility, states, United)

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Man, Necessity, Responsibility, Writer)

I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them.
- Dorothy Allison
(Keywords: Love, People, Responsibility, Right, Students, Will)

Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Religion, Act, Principles, Religious, Responsibility, Rules)

Self-preservation is the first responsibility.
- Margaret Anderson
(Keywords: First, Responsibility, Self)

It's almost a responsibility for all the people of the United Kingdom, regardless of race, color or creed, and an understanding that you have an individual connection with each and every one.
- Prince Andrew
(Keywords: People, Connection, Race, Responsibility, Understanding, United)

People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: People, Responsibility, Thinking)

I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Fashion, Lies, Responsibility, Variety, World)

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Leaders, Responsibility, Will)

An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Character, Responsibility, Training)

More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation... and we can't waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren't up for an awesome responsibility.
- Leonard Bailey
(Keywords: Time, People, Chance, Responsibility, Waste)

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: Experience, People, Responsibility, Writer)

A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Desire, Responsibility, Trying, Want)

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Decision, Leaders, Perfection, Responsibility, State)

It just seems that you were talking positively about McDonald's, that they are... attempting this healthy lifestyle, and yet when we're talking right now... it seems that you're saying they need to make more responsibility.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Now, Responsibility, Right, Saying, Talking)

The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

What does it mean to be a conservative? I don't even know anymore. I know what it means to me. It means to me, personal responsibility. That if I've done something wrong, its up to me to pay the price. It's up to me to make it right.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Conservative, Responsibility, Right, Wrong)

I met with my lawyers. They gave me all the wrong advice. For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine. I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Time, Advice, Lawyers, Responsibility, Wrong)

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Responsibility, School, Teaching)

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Thought, Italy, Needs, Responsibility, Tradition)

People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
- Marion Berry
(Keywords: People, Blame, Responsibility, Water)

When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Values, Responsibility, Support, Vote, Will)

Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: People, Act, Leaders, Responsibility, Sheep)

At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility.
- Kathleen Blanco
(Keywords: Responsibility, State, Wrong)

Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.
- Matt Blunt
(Keywords: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

As a public official and being so highly visible, I have a responsibility to make it very clear that those people who will have cancer at one point in their lives will be able to function.
- Lindy Boggs
(Keywords: People, Being, Cancer, Public, Responsibility, Will)

I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Crisis, Responsibility, Support, Treatment)

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: God, Responsibility, World)

You know, I wish the world well. I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy. I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive. Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them. What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility?
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Money, People, Home, Afghanistan, Democracy, First, Help, Iraq, Responsibility, Want, World)

Probably my mother. She was a very compassionate woman, and always kept me on my feet. And I think part of it is just the way you are, the way you're raised. And she had the responsibility for raising me.
- Ed Bradley
(Keywords: Mother, Feet, Responsibility, Woman)

So, the international community are all the countries that are important: the United States definitely everywhere; the European Union because it is very important, and also, they do show a great deal of international responsibility; and then the local players.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Community, Countries, Responsibility, states, United)

You are dealing with people who have taken the responsibility of killing their own because they think that they are right, they think that they are serving the interests of their people. They not going to give that up easily, just because you've shown up.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Killing, Responsibility, Right)

I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the people of that country.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Country, Responsibility, State)

I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: Children, Parents, Responsibility, Retirement, Security)

Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school.
- Donna Brazile
(Keywords: Education, Responsibility, School)

In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: History, America, Europe, Historians, Responsibility, Sense)

Iraq has become, for better or for worse, the front on the war on terrorism, and so we've got to do this, and I can understand why congressmen and senators would take their responsibility seriously, but I think in the end we'll get the money.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: Money, War, End, Iraq, Responsibility, Senators, Terrorism)

Until the world in some way changes, then my responsibility is to share what I know and more importantly to behave like I know about the extraordinary work and effort and blood shed for me to be able to sit here.
- Avery Brooks
(Keywords: Work, Blood, Effort, Responsibility, World)

For how many people do you think might yet stand on this planet before the sun grows cold? That's the responsibility we hold in our hands.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: People, Responsibility, Sun)

So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years.
- Gordon Brown
(Keywords: Development, Ideas, Financial, Challenge, Responsibility, Years)

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Life, Responsibility, Want, Will)

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Dreams, Hunger, Responsibility, Will)

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
- Abigail Van Buren
(Keywords: Children, Feet, Responsibility, Want)

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