Responsibility Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old responsibility quotes, responsibility sayings, and responsibility proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.     

Nadine Gordimer

A man carries his success or his failure with him, it does not depend on outside conditions.     

Ralph Waldo Trine

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

Les Brown

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -- a man is what he makes of himself.     

Alexander Graham Bell

Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.     

Les Brown

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


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 man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.     

William Penn

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

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

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