17 Quotes on Taking Responsibility for Your Own Choices and Actions (FREEDOM) Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. ― Sigmund Freud The real freedom of any individual can always be measured by the amount of responsibility which he must assume for his own welfare and security. ― Robert Welch Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. ― Henry Ward Beecher Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ― Viktor E. Frankl When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness. ― Eckhart Tolle Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself. ― John Felitto It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are. ― Allanah Hunt You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. ― Oprah Winfrey You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstance, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. ― Jim Rohn Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect. ― Eleanor Roosevel One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think. ― Martin Seligman A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. ― Bob Dylan Take responsibility for yourself; it’s very rewarding. ― Amanda Green It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. ― Sophocles Take responsibility, trust and have faith in yourself that you can offer the world something that no one has ever known. ― Paul Martens Take responsibility for your own greatness, no one can take that courage walk for you. ― January Donovan 24 Inspirational Quotes About Taking Responsibility Taking responsibility is a commitment to own your life, to self-leadership, growth, and freedom. ― Christopher Avery The price of greatness is responsibility. ― Winston Churchill When you think everything is someone’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. ― Dalai Lama Being responsible is an enormous privilege… It’s what marks anyone a fully grown human. ― Barack Obama The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them. ― Steve Maraboli Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will—his personal responsibility. ― Albert Einstein You can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue in their actions. If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. ― Theodore Roosevelt The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life. ― Jim Rohn Part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for what you did wrong in the first place. ― Jack Bauer It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. ― Moliere When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone. ― George O’Neil You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. ― Abraham Lincoln Deliberately take the responsibility to change your life because you can; yes you can! ― Okorote Emmanuel I'm not perfect; I make mistakes all the time. All I can do is to try my best to learn from my mistakes, take responsibility for them, and do a better job tomorrow. ― Lana
Every right has its responsibilities. Like the right itself, these responsibilities stem from no man-made law, but from the very nature of man and society. The security, progress and welfare of one group is measured finally in the security, progress and welfare of all mankind.
Lewis Schwellenbach No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood. Responsibility is the possibility of opportunity culminating in inevitable fulfillment. ― Sri Chinmoy Quality is everyone's responsibility. ― W. Edwards Deming I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. ― John D. Rockefeller There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. ― Denis Waitley Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self. – Respect for others. – Responsibility for all your actions. ― Dalai Lama XIV Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. ― John F. Kennedy The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. ― Denis Waitley 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 12 Quotes That Inspire You to Take Responsibility for Your Own Happiness Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed. ― Rodolfo Costa Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy you will always be disappointed. ― Byron Pulsifer The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility. ― Amy Leigh Mercree The Bible tells us that when we’re faithful in the little things that God gives us to do then He will bring increased blessings and responsibility into our lives. ― Bill Vincent Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. ― Milton Erickson Making someone responsible for your misery also makes them responsible for your happiness. Why give that power to anyone but yourself? ― Scott Stabile You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you. ― Miguel Ruiz Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life. ― Orrin Woodward The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. ― Michael Jordan Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. ― Roy T. Bennett Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you. ― Brian Tracy 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 30 Quotes About the Power of Taking Full Responsibility for Your Life The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life. ― Hal Elrod Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness. ― Sharon Salzberg Personal responsibility leads to national transformation. ― Sunday Adelaja Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies. ― Heather Schuck Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer The greatest people are ‘great’ because they’re willing to admit their greatest faults. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome. ― Kevin Ngo To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices. ― Will Craig Take responsibility — it’s where your powers live. ― Will Craig Responsibility is the thing people dread the most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber. ― Dr. Frank Crane 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 Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ― George Bernard Shaw Stop pointing fingers and placing blame on others. Your life can only change to the degree that you accept responsibility for it. ― Steve Maraboli With great power there must also come… great responsibility! ― Stan Lee Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation. ― Dan Millman By taking responsibility for yourself, you can stop relying on others to take responsibility for you. ― Vironika Tugaleva In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. ― Eleanor Roosevelt Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it. ― Steve Maraboli Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ― Les Brown Accepting responsibility should be your default response to everything. ― Pia Silva The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. ― Anne Frank Remember, you are responsible for your future, so take charge and turn your life into whatever it is that you want it to be. ― Sharlene Snow If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. ― Richard Bach If you own this story you get to write the ending. ― Brene Brown Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter. Skills can be taught and developed, but attitudes are difficult to change and ultimately are the responsibility of each person. ― Gary Schulz To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility. ― Patrick Ness You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. ― Jay Rifenbary We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better. ― Dr. Henry Cloud A lot of responsibility is learned over time and comes with experience. The best we can do is try our hardest and be self-aware. ― Macy How