Quotes Blog #5: Responsibility

Students from the American University in Dubai put together a series of original quotes and thoughts on the Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity. The quotes were compiled and edited by Jeanette Teh, Assistant Professor of the School of Business Administration, Tiara Willis, and Omar Abdel Raouf Maassrani. Quotes on Responsibility My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more fulfilling all of our lives will be.
— Reed Konsler

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. 
— Abigail Van Buren

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.” 
— Author Unknown

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master–gardener of his soul, the director of his life. 
— James Allen

Responsibility’s like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight. 
— William McFee

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

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else. 
— Ivern Ball

The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility.
— Giosué Borsi

We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights. 
— Pearl Buck

With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation. 
— Edison Haines

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. 
— John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. 
— Erica Jong

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
— Author Unknown

Even when we know what is right, too often we fail to act. More often we grab greedily for the day, letting tomorrow bring what it will, putting off the unpleasant and unpopular. 
— Bernard M. Baruch

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. 
— Albert Ellis

Duty is what one expects from others. 
— Oscar Wilde

A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed. 
— William James

Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow. 
— Henry S. Haskins

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. 
— Booker T. Washington

God has entrusted me with myself. 
— Epictetus

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until… we have stopped saying “It got lost,” and say “I lost it.” 
— Sidney J. Harris

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

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. 
— Louis Nizer 

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