Quotes and Sayings about Responsibility



"I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Baby, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Absence, Liberty, Responsibility, Restraint)

"Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?"
- Joy Adamson
(Related: Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Truth, Cure, Freedom, Responsibility, Tears)

"In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: America, Responsibility, states, United)

"There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education."
- Buzz Aldrin
(Related: Education, Health, Life, Choices, Comfort, Investment, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Man, Necessity, Responsibility, Writer)

"The single most important aspect of the Transition involves the selection of personnel to manage the transfer of responsibility. The law provides roughly ten weeks to accomplish this process."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Law, Responsibility)

"I am the one who got myself fat, who did all the eating. So I had to take full responsibility for it."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Eating, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Love, People, Responsibility, Right, Students, Will)

"If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Religion, Act, Principles, Religious, Responsibility, Rules)

"Our responsibility as privileged human beings is to pay back for the opportunities we've received."
- Kathryn Anastos
(Related: Responsibility)

"Well if you were asking my personal opinion on that I think the answer can only be yes but it was missed. Much as I know I'm responsible for a lot of things, I can't wear any responsibility for that."
- John Anderson
(Related: Opinion, Responsibility)

"I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: People, Actions, Excuses, Hurt, Responsibility)

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

"The Democratic Party is on the move across the country. Voters are responding to our message of progress and fiscal responsibility."
- Joe Andrew
(Related: Progress, Country, Party, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: People, Connection, Race, Responsibility, Understanding, United)

"Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility."
- Terri Apter
(Related: Society, Adolescence, Maturity)

"I'm doing it, I took responsibility in my country and I've done it with my bare hands."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Country, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: People, Responsibility, Thinking)

"It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Interest, Responsibility)

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

"Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Poetry, American, Aristocracy, Literary, Responsibility)

"In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don't accept full, or even any, responsibility."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Responsibility)

"Caring for our children and making sure they do not get addicted to drugs is all of our responsibility."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Caring, Children, Drugs, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Fault, Responsibility)

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

"An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, People, Chance, Responsibility, Waste)

"It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"No, I'm not coaching. It's a huge responsibility to coach somebody."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Coach, Coaching, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

"God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Forgiveness, God, Adultery, Fault, Man, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Desire, Responsibility, Trying, Want)

"Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation."
- George Ball
(Related: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

"Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross."
- William Barclay
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Christ, Responsibility)

"As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: 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
(Related: Now, Responsibility, Right, Saying, Talking)

"The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial... his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Work, Attitude, Artist, Responsibility)

"Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Men, Children, Mothers, Nation, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

"But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Congress, Corporate, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Advice, Lawyers, Responsibility, Wrong)

"Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: God, Children, Destiny, Parents, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Blame, Responsibility, Water)

"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Hope, Care, Earth, Responsibility)

"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Profit, Responsibility)

"And, if there was any responsibility in refusing to obey, he was willing to accept it."
- John Bigelow
(Related: Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Values, Responsibility, Support, Vote, Will)

"I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Time, Leader, People, End, Journey, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Responsibility, State, Wrong)

"I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Movies, Film, Responsibility)

"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

"It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising what I preach which is to always accept responsibility, always accept the consequences of your actions."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Responsibility)

"But any perception of this application being speeded up requires me to take responsibility."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Perception, Being, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

"And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Values, America, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: People, Being, Cancer, Public, Responsibility, Will)

"The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Justice, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: God, Responsibility, World)

"The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Life, Success, Failure, Choices, Fact, Key, Leading, Responsibility)

"As a member of Congress, I believe it is the responsibility of those elected to represent the people at every level of government to ensure that our government works to ensure that every person who wants gainful employment has it."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Government, People, Congress, Responsibility)

"I was amazed at how easy it was for the Clinton Administration to basically cover what they did at Waco in the fog of lies and avoid any responsibility for it."
- James Bovard
(Related: Lies, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Mother, Feet, Responsibility, Woman)

"We all agree that parents have the primary responsibility of filtering the material that reaches children. However, children are often lured onto websites containing obscene material through the devious manipulation of search engines."
- Robert A. Brady
(Related: Children, Manipulation, Parents, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Children, Parents, Responsibility, Retirement, Security)

"I think that we have a responsibility to make certain that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure, frankly, future generations don't have to pay our bills."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Future, Generations, Order, Responsibility)

"Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Responsibility, Want, Will)

"You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality."
- Les Brown
(Related: Dream, Reality, Responsibility)

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

"Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots; the responsibility is more divided, and the claims are more numerous."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: Responsibility)

"Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don't do everything we might please - we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Corporate, Exercise, Freedom, Responsibility)

"My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Question, Responsibility)

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

"If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"The director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell. He gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Actor, Responsibility)

"But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Government, Money, Society, Caring, Responsibility, Weight)

"For me, having a child is a really great responsibility because you've got something there that is depending on you for information and love until a certain age when it goes to school."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Age, Love, Information, Responsibility, School)

"Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)

"To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that."
- David Byrne
(Related: Trust, Artist, Responsibility)

"I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be judged by my performance as its chief executive."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Performance, Responsibility)

"As the director of an opera, it is my responsibility to unify the style of the particular performance, but one can certainly approach the piece from different points of view. That's what makes it interesting and keeps it alive."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Performance, Opera, Responsibility, Style)

"There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Age, Childhood, Children, Law, Responsibility)

"People have to take responsibility for themselves. We need to get the housing industry going again. We don't need government intervening in every step."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Government, People, Responsibility)

"Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Bureaucracy, Creation, Open, Responsibility)

"We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Country, Future, Generations, Protection, Responsibility, Years)

"That's something I learned in art school. I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for."
- Eric Carle
(Related: Art, Design, People, Germany, Responsibility, School)

"I have gone from being a 21-year-old with wide eyes to a 24-year-old woman. With success comes a lot of responsibility and power."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Power, Success, Being, Eyes, Responsibility, Woman)

"And I argued with that intelligence estimate and I think it is a responsibility of policymakers to use their best judgment on the basis of the intelligence they've received."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Judgment, Responsibility)

"Sure, I'd take the responsibility of queen any day."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Day, Queen, Responsibility)

"Clean air is a basic right. The responsibility to ensure that falls to Congress and the president."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Congress, President, Responsibility, Right)

"You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Challenge, Emotions, Responsibility, Voice)

"It took me so many years to move out. I'm definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up. It all seemed really nice at home-why change it? Part of me would prefer not to have any responsibility whatsoever."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Change, Home, Responsibility, Years)

"I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound."
- Ron Carter
(Related: Popular, Present, Responsibility, Sound)

"Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity will we respect? For whose well-being will we, as a people, assume responsibility?"
- Robert Casey
(Related: People, Dignity, Rights, Respect, Responsibility, Will)

"The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Abortion, Children, Freedom, Now, Security)

"Ensuring a bright future for all our children is the responsibility of the community, the schools, families and like it or not- politicians as well."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Children, Community, Future, Politicians, Responsibility, Schools)

"I felt unworthy to play Jesus. I just accepted the responsibility and said, 'What actor wouldn't want to play this role?'"
- Jim Caviezel
(Related: Actor, Play, Responsibility, Unworthy, Want)

"Mutual funds have historically offered safety and diversification. And they spare you the responsibility of picking individual stocks."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Responsibility, Safety)

"I don't think I would have been a good mother. Being a parent brings immense responsibility. It's a Herculean task. It would be almost too much for me."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Mother, Being, Responsibility)

"Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Men, Responsibility, Want)

"I'm very much in favor of focused responsibility, and so in the main areas that I'm worried about, I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Key, Responsibility)

"The price of greatness is responsibility."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Greatness, Responsibility)

"I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Truth, Consideration, Man, Responsibility, Wind)

"Into this, for good or ill, is woven every belief of every man who has speech of his fellows. A awful privilege, and an awful responsibility, that we should help to create the world in which posterity will live."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Belief, Help, Man, Posterity, Privilege, Responsibility, Speech, Will, World)

"Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Country, Responsibility)

"I'll keep working as long as I live because singing has taken on the feeling of joy that I had when I started, when my only responsibility was to sing well."
- Rosemary Clooney
(Related: Feeling, Joy, Responsibility, Singing)

"We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Children, Earth, Environment, Responsibility)

"Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

"It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Men, Burden, Danger, Difficulty, Duty, Responsibility, Result, Support)

"But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that the public was suddenly interested, and as a professor at a public university I felt a responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Public, Responsibility, Sense, University, World)

"If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture, then this poses a serious challenge."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Challenge, Culture)

"I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support."
- Robin Cook
(Related: Action, Decision, Agreement, Iraq, Military, Now, Responsibility, Support)

"I just think it's my responsibility as a human being and an entertainer to see the soldiers."
- Coolio
(Related: Being, Responsibility, Soldiers)

"Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him, but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity. So it was kind of a fair deal."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: People, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"One person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility for why a film does or doesn't do well."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Film, Responsibility)

"I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Favorite, Feeling, First, Leading, Pressure, Responsibility, Songs)

"Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Argument, Responsibility, Succeed)

"It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'"
- Daniel Craig
(Related: History, Thought, Challenge, Responsibility)

"Congress has a responsibility to make sure our taxpayer dollars are being spent responsibly and effectively, and at the same time, that our men and women in uniform have everything they need to carry out the War on Terror."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Men, War, Women, Time, Being, Congress, Responsibility, Terror)

"Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber."
- Frank Crane
(Related: People, Responsibility, World)

"It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

"The Petersons have not come forward in the press. Apparently they feel the media bears a large responsibility for Scott's conviction. It may be a while before we hear anything from them."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Conviction, May, Media, Press, Responsibility)

"Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life."
- James Cromwell
(Related: Life, Care, Obligation, Pets, Responsibility)

"I think probably the one trait that would concern me about brother Bing would be his lack of responsibility."
- Bob Crosby
(Related: Brother, Concern, Responsibility)

"Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent in the People of the United States."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: People, Question, Responsibility, Right, states, United)

"The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers."
- Harvey Cushing
(Related: Man, May, Responsibility, Stress, Teachers)

"As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Responsibility)

"When I was 18 I went to college for two years and didn't work for a year which was essential for me, because my identity had been so influenced by my being an actor and I think I just needed to discover what it was to be myself, divorced from all that responsibility."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, College, Identity, Responsibility, Years)

"We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Environmental, Victory, Problems, Responsibility, Trying)

"There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Work, History, Drama, Fiction, Fun, Responsibility, Sense)

"Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Leadership, People, American, Responsibility, Right)

"I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Awareness, Measure, Responsibility, Sense)

"You can only avoid responsibility for so long. The catalyst ended up being the law coming down and finally saying, 'You guys suspended judgement and that's fine, because we're not.'"
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Being, Law, Responsibility, Saying)

"There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable."
- Robin Day
(Related: Energy, Responsibility)

"To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Responsibility, Suspense)

"A timeline for bringing U.S. troops home that is negotiated with the Iraqi government would also boost the Iraqi government's legitimacy and claim to self-rule, and force the Iraqi government to take responsibility for itself and its citizens."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Force, Responsibility, Self, Troops)

"No one has the responsibility to be out to anyone but himself or herself. I made my choice a million years ago."
- Lea DeLaria
(Related: Choice, Responsibility, Years)

"The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Driving, Europe, Force, Liberal)

"The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Danger, Responsibility)

"For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Liberty, Responsibility, Socialism, Solidarity)

"Quality is everyone's responsibility."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Quality, Responsibility)

"I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters."
- Jonathan Demme
(Related: Work, Actors, Responsibility)

"I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it's true. If I didn't like that, I'd do something else."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Responsibility, Sense)

"I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they'd hire you, and that's where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it's the actor's responsibility to publicize his or her films."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Actor, Responsibility, Understanding)

"In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Philosophy, Responsibility)

"And being away and not performing for a long time and really connecting with my audience for a long time, I have a great responsibility to myself and to them to do it exactly the way the process was when I was young."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Time, Being, Responsibility)

"Some people have much more pull than other people. But when I say that the public has ultimate responsibility, I'm not saying it in a moral sense. I'm just saying it in the sense of what is it that's really going to bring change."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Change, People, Public, Responsibility, Saying, Sense)

"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Life, Responsibility, Self)

"Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children."
- John Doolittle
(Related: America, Children, Country, Parents, Responsibility, Schools, Teachers)

"Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages."
- Ariel Dorfman
(Related: Power, Fate, Responsibility)

"You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Authority, Responsibility)

"The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Work, Manager, Productivity, Responsibility)

"Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Privilege, Rank, Responsibility)

"It's not someone else's responsibility to honor my marriage. It's my responsibility."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Marriage, Honor, Responsibility)

"The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Power, Giving, Responsibility)

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Challenge, Freedom, Responsibility)

"I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience, at any rate, exactly what is going on."
- John Eaton
(Related: American, Opera, Production, Responsibility)

"I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Idea, Americans, First, Freedom, Responsibility, Speech)

"I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Help, Responsibility)

"We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional obligation and public responsibility to oversee these issues and the Department of Justice's operations."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Congress, Justice, Obligation, Public, Responsibility)

"And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Authority, Committee, Months, Past, Public, Responsibility, Senate, Trying)

"I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love."
- Edward VIII
(Related: Love, Burden, Help, Responsibility, Support, Woman)

"We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Life, Politics, Work, Hard work, Importance, Living, Responsibility, Word)

"Presidents do not go into war lightly. It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions, and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: War, Decisions, Responsibility)

"The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision."
- George Eliot
(Related: Vision, Lies, Responsibility, Tolerance)

"We do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount and, on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs."
- Doug Elmendorf
(Related: Health, Care, Legislation, Responsibility)

"It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter."
- Eminem
(Related: Baby, Kids, Responsibility)

"The responsibility of carrying and bringing a new life into this world is one that cannot be taken lightly."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Life, Responsibility, World)

"Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Life, Love, People, First, Help, Moments, Responsibility, Support)

"My dogs are a priority and a big responsibility... but the payoffs are well worth it."
- Will Estes
(Related: Dogs, Responsibility, Worth)

"The federal government has a responsibility to protect all Americans from potential terrorist attack."
- Bob Etheridge
(Related: Government, Americans, Potential, Responsibility)

"We need to take responsibility and educate people. That's why black folks don't like me. I always say it's our responsibility to make safe neighborhoods. It's our job to get them cleaned up."
- Charles Evers
(Related: People, Job, Responsibility)

"Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people."
- James L. Farmer, Jr.
(Related: Education, Change, People, Knowledge, Responsibility)

"And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working on both the female and the male. And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Problems, Responsibility, Sexes)

"I don't think I'm egotistical as much as I'm taking responsibility for what I'm putting out there."
- Jon Favreau
(Related: Responsibility)

"The things I learned from the army - and I think it was a lesson for life - was how to work in unison with other people. How to take responsibility."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Life, Work, People, Army, Responsibility)

"There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: History, Sports, Disasters, England, Responsibility)

"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Time, Beginning, Future, Problems, Race, Responsibility, Years)

"We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Society, Congress, Justice, Laws, Obligation, Responsibility, Victims)

"In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: God, Society, Man, Responsibility)

"Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Authority, Responsibility)

"We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, People, National security, Responsibility, Safety)

"One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, Time, People, American, Disaster, Potential, Responsibility)

"I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: People, Artist, Responsibility)

"And I kind of feel that I have a responsibility to the people that invest their time and money with me to show up on the set every day and do the best of which I am capable."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Money, Time, People, Day, Responsibility)

"I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Liberty, Responsibility)

"I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Success, Example, Man, Now, Responsibility)

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: People, Freedom, Responsibility, Want)

"Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Expectation, Now, Responsibility, Tradition, Weight)

"I remember the first reading of the script we had and everybody was sitting around the table. I was very impressed with the level of acting that was in the room, particularly with Jennifer who has so much responsibility."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Acting, First, Reading, Responsibility)

"I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

"We know that in order for us to turn this around, it doesn't matter how many coaches they bring in here, assistants, weight trainers, whoever, we're the ones that are going to have turn it around. And I think just took that responsibility on ourselves."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Coaches, Order, Responsibility, Weight)

"Formerly government was the responsibility of people; now people were the responsibility of government."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Government, People, Now, Responsibility)

"It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, People, Climate, Climate change, Lies, Responsibility)

"I take responsibility for myself and what I do now."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Now, Responsibility)

"No police department should hire more quickly than they can assimilate the people that they bring in, and we did. I take responsibility for it. It was the first opportunity I had to hire, and I wanted to do it, and I take responsibility."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: People, Opportunity, First, Police, Responsibility)

"Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Action, Character, Crisis, Man, Responsibility)

"Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Lie, Crisis, Responsibility, states, United, Years)

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"You know, I think that allowing somebody, one mere person to believe that he or she is like, the vessel you know, like the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile, human psyche. It's like asking somebody to swallow the sun."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: Mystery, Responsibility, Sun)

"In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: Women, Truth, Failure, Aggression, Care, Connection, Lies, Responsibility, Voice)

"We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Work, Houses, Jobs, Learning, Responsibility)

"Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Equality, Men, Women, Responsibility, Will)

"Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?"
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Responsibility, Will)

"Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Men, Power, Society, Being, Freedom, Responsibility, Reward)

"To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Certainty, Challenge, Responsibility)

"I was terrified of being a teacher. To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling. Imagine! Standing in front of people!"
- John Glover
(Related: Being, Classroom, Responsibility)

"What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Greed, Pollution, Responsibility)

"I knew that by getting behind the wheel of the car and having had something to drink, the responsibility laid on my shoulders."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Car, Responsibility)

"Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Creativity, Responsibility)

"Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: Americans, Children, Content, Interest, Public, Responsibility)

"It was a question of helping a man prepare in the way that suits him best. The theory is if you give a man responsibility for his own actions, then it is up to him to accept that responsibility."
- David Gower
(Related: Actions, Man, Question, Responsibility, Theory)

"We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Military, Responsibility)

"I wouldn't say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They're my parish. And it's a responsibility that I enjoy."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Responsibility, World)

"Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed."
- Al Green
(Related: Success, Responsibility, Succeed, Teaching)

"And they understand that to be an effective member of a democracy, you have to accept responsibility."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Democracy, Responsibility)

"It's a full on job just looking for human social responsibility."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Job, Responsibility)

"It's our responsibility to pass on what we inherited, not to squander it, but to build on it."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Responsibility)

"Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Men, Freedom, Obedience, Radical, Reason, Responsibility, Self)

"And it's not a finger-pointing issue to me; I take as much responsibility as I can. It was more just me not really knowing what I wanted to do and how to get it done."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Responsibility)

"Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person's point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: People, Challenge, Responsibility, Understanding)

"I mean, before this, I would have said playing Bill Gates, because I'm playing someone obviously who is alive and is the richest man in the world. That was a heavy responsibility."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Man, Responsibility, World)

"When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Athens, Freedom, Responsibility)

"A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Duty, Integrity, Man, Responsibility)

"The social arrangements that produce responsibility are arrangements that create coercion, of some sort."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Responsibility)

"We'll support the government on issues if it's essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Country, Opposition, Parliament, Responsibility, Support)

"First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Leader, First, Forget, Opposition, Responsibility)

"I wish we did have responsibility for the hair. I have been screwed up by the hair on many occasions."
- Julie Harris
(Related: Hair, Responsibility)

"Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Power, Leader, Meeting, Responsibility, Song)

"Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility)

"True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: God, Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility, World)

"All Americans value the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, and I believe this is essential for our continued way of life. But with this freedom comes responsibility. That responsibility has been abdicated here by some in the media and some in the government."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Government, Life, Americans, Freedom, Media, Press, Responsibility, Speech, Value)

"Now, I'm getting a little older, got more responsibility, I don't need to be depressed."
- Noah Hathaway
(Related: Now, Responsibility)

"The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Power, Heart, Lies, Responsibility, Salvation, World)

"Businesses who are members of Businesses for Social Responsibility or the Social Venture Network are internalizing costs on a voluntary basis and therefore raising their costs of doing business, but their competitors are not required to."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Business, Network, Responsibility)

"Ensuring that high quality water is provided to all Arizona's citizens is the responsibility of elected officials at all levels and I am happy to do all I can to assist the city's efforts."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Quality, Responsibility, Water)

"The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Action, Decision, Future, Law, Now, Present, Reality, Responsibility)

"We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Life, People, Caring, Colors, Dignity, Feeling, Quiet, Responsibility, Sense)

"I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers, not to seek security in the arms race, but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Limitations, Meeting, Race, Responsibility, Security)

"Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: History, Peace, Balance, May, Nations, Responsibility, Right, Weight, World)

"Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Leader, Responsibility)

"As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: People, Darkness, Responsibility)

"Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Circumstances, Responsibility)

"Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Life, Caring, Responsibility)

"Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Power, Responsibility)

"At one time I thought he wanted to be an actor. He had certain qualifications, including no money and a total lack of responsibility."
- Hedda Hopper
(Related: Money, Time, Thought, Actor, Responsibility)

"Working together, they will dig out the truth and nothing but the truth about what happened in '99, to assign responsibility, and to look at the institutional failings."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Truth, Nothing, Responsibility, Will)

"Responsibility is the price of freedom."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Future, Generations, Global warming, Responsibility, Scientists)

"My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself."
- Trevor Huddleston
(Related: Brother, Christ, Personality, Responsibility)

"There is no greater responsibility resting upon peoples and governments everywhere than to make sure that enduring peace will this time - at long last - be established and maintained."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Peace, Time, Responsibility, Will)

"We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Dreams, Government, Aspirations, Generations, Responsibility, Sense)

"It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying."
- King Hussein
(Related: Belief, Despair, Future, Generations, Past, Responsibility, Trying)

"We need to get our sons and daughters home and their responsibility for the security of Iraq needs to be assumed by Iraqis who will stand up and toe the line for their countries."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Home, Countries, Daughters, Iraq, Needs, Responsibility, Security, Sons, Will)

"And I don't want to begin something, I don't want to write that first sentence until all the important connections in the novel are known to me. As if the story has already taken place, and it's my responsibility to put it in the right order to tell it to you."
- John Irving
(Related: First, Order, Responsibility, Right, Want)

"Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment made by the President of the United States and that no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from exercising its constitutional responsibility."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Doubt, President, Responsibility, Senate, states, United, Vote)

"I remind everyone: Whether you school them at home or send them to school, you as a parent have the responsibility to make sure they learn and behave. Teachers and principals may help, but parents are the ones who must accept responsibility."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Help, May, Parents, Responsibility, School, Teachers)

"Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they - not someone else - must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Education, Home, Children, Parents, Responsibility)

"Resolution 1441 does not give anyone the right to an automatic use of force. Russia believes that the Iraqi problem should be regulated by the Security Council, which carries the main responsibility for ensuring international security."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: Force, Resolution, Responsibility, Right, Russia, Security)

"So, I have the responsibility of making sure that HUD functions and runs well."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Responsibility)

"And I'm the kind of manager that doesn't believe that you micro-manage professionals. They should understand their responsibility and carry out those responsibility."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Manager, professionals, Responsibility)

"Two days ago, I was killed in LA. CNN reported that. What if my grandmother had seen that and had a heart attack? People talk about lyrical content. There is no media responsibility. Movies, the porn industry, it has to be across the board or it's ineffective."
- Curtis Jackson
(Related: Movies, People, Heart, Content, Media, Responsibility, Talk)

"In fact, since no one's been interested in my work, I took the responsibility recently to invest in my own work, so I'm producing a concert that was done at the Vision Festival in May."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Work, Vision, Fact, May, Responsibility)

"But if I were to sum up who Barack Obama is and how he plans to meet this moment with one word, that word would be 'responsibility.' Responsibility to each other, our families, our communities, our country, and our world."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Country, Responsibility, Word, World)

"A new era of responsibility is here."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Responsibility)

"'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions."
- Antony Jay
(Related: Authority, Committee, Decisions, Responsibility)

"We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: End, Responsibility, Sense)

"Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Time, Islam, Muslim, Duty, Past, Responsibility, Will)

"The earth is the Lord's. Psalm 24 basically says the earth is God's property. We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on earth to see it isn't ruined."
- Allen Johnson
(Related: God, Earth, Living, Privilege, Property, Responsibility)

"I've never been very successful in a monogamous relationship, but I'm looking forward to the day when I can assume that responsibility."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Successful, Day, Responsibility)

"My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Successful, Feeling, Help, Responsibility)

"Eighty percent of the problems that beset unification immediately disappeared when the President signed the bill increasing the authority and the responsibility of the Secretary of Defense."
- Louis A. Johnson
(Related: Authority, Defense, President, Problems, Responsibility)

"There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Responsibility, Trouble)

"Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, Equality, Liberty, Now, Public, Repression, Responsibility, Violence)

"I had a long conversation with Steve Carlton. He told me that on the days he pitched, he felt it was his responsibility to make everyone around him better, to lift his teammates. That's what I try to do."
- Randy Johnson
(Related: Conversation, Responsibility)

"This does make me very very careful, particularly in the second draft, to get it right, because you do feel that somebody in the future who may be extremely important for everybody, is going to have me behind them, and this is a responsibility, a huge one."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Draft, Future, May, Responsibility, Right)

"We children learned responsibility automatically."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Children, Responsibility)

"We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Control, Philosophy, Responsibility)

"A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Nation, Responsibility)

"The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Peace, Wife, Fulfillment, Loyalty, Responsibility)

"Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize."
- James Joyce
(Related: Art, Pleasure, Schools)

"And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Policy, Alcohol, Bed, Being, Drugs, Duty, Responsibility, Training)

"I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Life, Talent, Living, Responsibility, Right)

"By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Responsibility)

"I think that if there are positions that you can't argue... then the responsibility is probably to resign. If one's own conscience is opposed to the requirements and responsibilities of the job, then it's time to leave the job."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Time, Conscience, Job, Responsibility)

"The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Government, People, American, Choices, Court, Rights, Limits, Respect, Responsibility)

"You make mistakes, but I don't have any regrets. I'm the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do. I work very hard, I have so many things going on in my life. Get to know me and see who I am."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Work, Life, Deals, Mistakes, Responsibility)

"If you are charged with this responsibility of enhancing interrogations, or using soldiers to enhance interrogations to find Saddam, and you're above the law for all practical purposes, you might try some unusual techniques. Now we know that, in fact, they did."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Fact, Law, Now, Responsibility, Soldiers)

"At that time, about July 5, we had no Iraqi corrections officers working for us. It was a responsibility of the CPA, with contractors, to set up a training program."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Time, July, Responsibility, Training)

"Shortly after we arrived in Baghdad, we had another conversation with the ambassador. He said that he wanted us to give him the timeline, because we had 90 days to get these prisons operational and transfer responsibility back to the Iraqis."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Conversation, Responsibility)

"That policy was abandoned very quickly, and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training, which they did. We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Policy, Military, Police, Responsibility, Training)

"Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Life, Care, Children, Responsibility)

"I have nothing against respecting people who lived before, but we have no responsibility toward them."
- Leon Kass
(Related: People, Nothing, Responsibility)

"You have to remind people of their own struggles. It's a responsibility."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: People, Responsibility)

"I've always found it not only easy, but enjoyable. It's necessary for us to reach out and I'm speaking for myself here. I certainly have a sense of responsibility to reach out to these people in the theatre who might look to someone like me for some guidance."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: People, Guidance, Responsibility, Sense, Theatre)

"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained."
- Helen Keller
(Related: People, Justice, Responsibility, Sense, Welfare)

"This position is untenable, and there can be no pause in the agitation for full political power and responsibility until these are granted to all the women of the nation."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Power, Women, Agitation, Nation, Responsibility)

"Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, People, Hope, Confidence, Nations, Promises, Responsibility, World)

"With Stewart International Airport located here, the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Police, Responsibility)

"Sometimes it is easy... to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility, but that's not been the tradition of the court."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Court, Responsibility, Tradition)

"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
(Related: Blame, Future, Past, Republican, Responsibility, Right)

"Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Nixon, Responsibility)

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Danger, Freedom, Generations, Responsibility, World)

"I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Work, Body, Civil liberties, Grave, National security, Needs, Responsibility, Will)

"Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Being, Country, Law, Order, President, Responsibility, Talking)

"Our first responsibility is not to ourselves. Our first responsibility is to our country and to our God."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: God, Country, First, Responsibility)

"The Taliban and its backers bear the responsibility for the consequences of this outrageous act."
- Amanullah Khan
(Related: Act, Consequences, Responsibility)

"Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Money, Success, Idea, Failure, Entrepreneurs, Reputation, Responsibility, Risk, Support)

"I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art."
- Anselm Kiefer
(Related: Art, Being, Responsibility)

"As the President reviewed the state of the union and unveiled his second-term agenda, he fell short of adequately explaining how he intends to set America back on the course of fiscal responsibility and secure the fiscal health of the nation."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Health, America, Nation, President, Responsibility, State)

"I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Americans, Bigotry, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Responsibility, Tolerance)

"Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Government, Control, Credit, Democracy, Parliament, Responsibility)

"It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Leader, Responsibility)

"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: People, Country)

"We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity."
- Gladys Knight
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Chance, Responsibility, Want, Will)

"A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: End, Responsibility, Sense)

"A baby is a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: Baby, End, Responsibility, Sense)

"Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Beliefs, Freedom, Religious, Respect, Responsibility)

"While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Being, Burden, Children, Responsibility, Right)

"Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place."
- Jeff Koons
(Related: Art, Act, Effect, Mankind, Responsibility, Word)

"The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Job, Responsibility)

"Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Quality, People, Successful, Ability, Responsibility)

"In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution, respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Government, Life, Conservatism, Constitution, Respect, Responsibility)

"Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Responsibility)

"There's something magical about putting yourself into life. You've got to stand up and take responsibility for your own life and you cannot abandon that."
- Bill Kurtis
(Related: Life, Responsibility)

"We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: History, Attitude, Nation, Past, Responsibility, Service)

"And I think to be in NATO for the countries of our region, it means more guarantees for us, it means more responsibility for our common security, but it means fulfillment of all standards of civilized world, like protection of human rights and democratic mechanisms."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Countries, Fulfillment, Rights, Human rights, Protection, Responsibility, Security, World)

"I will never do a record without some sense of responsibility."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Responsibility, Sense, Will)

"And then when they picked me as premiere, I don't think I feel, you know, different. For me, the position mean responsibility, but that's all."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Responsibility)

"But even with a character like Cary who is relatively outlandish, at the end of the movie he's in a place where I wouldn't have expected him to be - taking on the responsibility of a woman who is pregnant and who used to be his best friend's wife."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Wife, Friend, Character, Responsibility, Woman)

"Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Life, Nation, Responsibility, Sense, Today)

"There is nothing here that's broken that can't be fixed, but it won't happen on its own. It's going to require a huge lift by the entire country of the United States of America and people on the ground taking personal responsibility for themselves. You cannot take it as a fait accompli that the city's going to come back."
- Mitch Landrieu
(Related: People, America, Country, Nothing, Responsibility, states, United)

"To address questions of scientific responsibility does not necessarily imply that one needs technical competence in a particular field (e.g. biology) to evaluate certain technical matters."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Competence, Evaluate, Needs, Questions, Responsibility)

"I felt weary of the responsibility of owning houses and was glad enough to pass mine on to others."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Houses, Responsibility)

"Our neighbor Canada has 2,200 troops serving in Afghanistan. Canada has also assumed responsibility for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, which was originally established by our own military."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Afghanistan, Canada, Military, Responsibility, Troops)

"Congress must take responsibility for a new positive direction - an innovative agenda that will lead to a more secure America. Secure communities, secure economies, and a secure quality of life."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Life, Quality, Positive, America, Congress, Direction, Responsibility, Will)

"It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Finance, Government, Country, Duty, Responsibility, Sound)

"I couldn't be happier about being a part of 'Hunger Games' and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don't take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins' masterpiece."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Movies, Being, Fans, Games, Play, Responsibility, Will)

"I have to take responsibility for anything that happened within its businesses."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Responsibility)

"I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron. But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Enron, Mind, Nothing, Responsibility, Saying)

"But I can't take responsibility for criminal conduct of somebody inside the company."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Company, Responsibility)

"The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government."
- Jack Layton
(Related: Government, Investigation, Parliament, Responsibility)

"I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Leadership, Morality, Responsibility)

"IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Work, Importance, professionals, Responsibility)

"Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Life, Faith, Encouraging, Church, Contradiction, Duty, Influence, Laws, Mission, Responsibility)

"I feel a responsibility to my backyard. I want it to be taken care of and protected."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Care, Responsibility, Want)

"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
(Related: Possibility, Possibilities, Responsibility)

"Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Health, Nation, Responsibility)

"Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility."
- James Levine
(Related: Culture, Responsibility)

"What must occur is a greater recognition by investors of their individual responsibility."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Responsibility)

"I mean, I felt terrible. And in the beginning, I mean, I was completely devastated. I mean, can you imagine the kind of guilt that you would feel, and the responsibility?"
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Beginning, Guilt, Responsibility)

"Though Congress continues to explore possible solutions to ensure social security solvency, everyone must take personal responsibility to prepare their own retirement savings accordingly."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Congress, Responsibility, Retirement, Security)

"We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Encouraging, Accidents, Responsibility, Result, Safety, Wrong)

"It's a fantastic responsibility and a wonderful moment."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Responsibility)

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Responsibility, Today, Tomorrow)

"Spending and tax cut decisions must be both fiscally responsible and fair to our working families. I believe that fiscal responsibility is the way to create prosperity for America and secure the retirement of America's seniors."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: America, Decisions, Tax, Prosperity, Responsibility, Retirement)

"I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Age, Love, Home, Children, Crime, Fight, Rights, Guidance, Parents, Respect, Responsibility)

"Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility is required not only of governments, but of companies and individuals. All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Order, Responsibility)

"The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Actor, Nations, Responsibility, Security, Stability, United)

"States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Education, People, Development, Decision, Growth, Benefits, Responsibility, Rules, states)

"It means that through knowledge have come responsibility and hope, and through both, action."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Hope, Responsibility)

"If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help him and our cause by taking it. I desire, therefore, that all the responsibility that can be put upon me shall go there and shall remain there."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Blame, Cause, Desire, Help, Responsibility)

"The United States cannot feed every person, lift every person out of poverty, cure every disease, or stop every conflict. But our power and status have conferred upon us a tremendous responsibility to humanity."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Power, Conflict, Cure, Disease, Humanity, Poverty, Responsibility, states, United)

"I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: People, Opportunity, Hope, Values, American, Democracy, Law, Majority, Responsibility, World)

"We have a responsibility as a state to protect our most vulnerable citizens: our children, seniors, people with disabilities. That is our moral obligation. But there is an economic justification too - we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet."
- John Lynch
(Related: People, Children, Justification, Needs, Obligation, Responsibility, State)

"My dad has no control over who works with me. Me, me and me alone has to take responsibility for anything."
- Shane MacGowan
(Related: Dad, Control, Responsibility)

"We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: God, People, Responsibility, World)

"The folks celebrating Jim Bunning are seeing him as an anti-government, anti-spending activist. But to embrace Jim Bunning is to embrace a strange record, if you really are a libertarian, if you really are a deficit hawk, if you really care about spending and responsibility."
- Rachel Maddow
(Related: Care, Responsibility)

"I would never abdicate, nor would I expect any other governor to abdicate, the responsibility to protect the people of my state."
- Joe Manchin
(Related: People, Responsibility, State)

"Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Law, Public, Responsibility)

"I care about this state... and I feel a responsibility to get things done. If we stay healthy and play smart we can be a playoff team. I think we're on the right track."
- Steve Mariucci
(Related: Care, Play, Responsibility, Right, State)

"So I think we got together as the Academy to give ourselves that sort of responsibility and to play well."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Play, Responsibility)

"We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Democracy, Rights, Participation, Responsibility)

"We already know that anonymous letters are despicable. In etiquette, as well as in law, hiring a hit man to do the job does not relieve you of responsibility."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Etiquette, Hiring, Job, Law, Letters, Man, Responsibility)

"Responsibility for learning belongs to the student, regardless of age."
- Robert Martin
(Related: Age, Learning, Responsibility)

"What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?"
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Office, Responsibility, Teaching)

"Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility."
- Pat Mastelotto
(Related: History, Expectation, Responsibility)

"I don't believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question - you have no responsibility to answer personal questions that people have no right to ask you."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: People, Question, Questions, Responsibility, Right)

"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
(Related: Life, Day, Responsibility)

"We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy, but we must also not shrink from our responsibility through the option of strength. We must take advantage of internal resistance and change from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Change, Peace, Strength, Destruction, Diplomacy, Responsibility)

"First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Experience, Family, Life, Challenge, First, Responsibility)

"To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."
- David McCullough
(Related: Art, Experience, History, Music, Being, Literature, Pleasure, Responsibility)

"Fear, born of that stern matron, Responsibility."
- William McFee
(Related: Fear, Responsibility)

"Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Children, Order, Parents, Responsibility)

"Along with that ongoing process Sinn Fein took a decision to establish a peace commission which had the responsibility to travel around the country to receive submissions from the general public, also our opponents."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Peace, Travel, Decision, Country, Opponents, Public, Responsibility)

"But because our organization has grown so much and in so many different ways, the delegation process places responsibility and authority on the shoulders of people you can watch grow and watch the way they treat others."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: People, Authority, Responsibility)

"Parents decide to accept the responsibility of raising children. Any thanks they get for doing that is gravy. Grateful children are a blessing, but they aren't a necessity."
- Donald C. Medeiros
(Related: Children, Necessity, Parents, Responsibility)

"Until we all start to take responsibility, until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities, we'll never break the cycle of violence and indifference."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Character, Indifference, Responsibility, Violence)

"An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows slides."
- Edwin Meese
(Related: Home, Advice, Responsibility)

"It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: News, Responsibility)

"I want you to have this feeling too - it is my moral responsibility to help you achieve this inner freedom."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Feeling, Freedom, Help, Responsibility, Want)

"I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman."
- Eva Mendes
(Related: Responsibility, Woman, World)

"Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it."
- Antonio de Mendoza
(Related: Men, Liberty, Responsibility)

"In Europe it is particularly important that we build good relations to everyone who holds political responsibility because Europe can only be build together."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Europe, Responsibility)

"In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for "finding himself." If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Life, Existence, Living, Meaning, Responsibility)

"I played with a lot of great players before. They're all the same. They take a lot of responsibility for their own play, put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform and to play well."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Play, Pressure, Responsibility)

"America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: War, America, Burden, Diplomacy, Iraq, Responsibility)

"Family responsibility, yes, and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government, no."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Family, Government, Responsibility, Rules)

"It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action."
- Stanley Milgram
(Related: Action, Responsibility)

"The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority."
- Stanley Milgram
(Related: Authority, Responsibility, Sense)

"Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Government, Talent, People, Idea, Ability, Class, Country, Responsibility, Want)

"We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Injustice, Responsibility, World)

"Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility after we pass legislation, we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Work, Draft, Legislation, Responsibility, Waiting)

"I think most of us sense that it is a responsibility of the humanities to try to help better the conduct of human beings in their lives and manifold professional activities."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Help, Responsibility, Sense)

"I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Identity, Responsibility, Word)

"Back then, I didn't have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar, traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art, and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn't enough time."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Time, Art, Guitar, Now, Responsibility, Traveling)

"Shareholder activism is not a privilege - it is a right and a responsibility. When we invest in a company, we own part of that company and we are partly responsible for how that company progresses. If we believe there is something going wrong with the company, then we, as shareholders, must become active and vocal."
- Mark Mobius
(Related: Activism, Company, Privilege, Responsibility, Right, Wrong)

"I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don't take counsel of your fears."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Hope, Decisions, Responsibility, Will)

"In order to fully realise our aspirations, we must create in the masses of the people the sense of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Development, Aspirations, Order, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

"In Spain, we should have enough intelligence, enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Intelligence, Dictatorship, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

"But we must create in each person a sense of responsibility in order that each one of us can have the right to enjoy all his rights."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Rights, Order, Responsibility, Sense)

"I've no regrets. You take responsibility for your actions."
- Ron Moody
(Related: Actions, Responsibility)

"You know, comedy's hard. With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth, but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it."
- Julianne Moore
(Related: Truth, Comedy, Drama, Responsibility)

"I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Fear, Awareness, Responsibility)

"I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Dance, Responsibility, Sanity, Voice)

"It is a very unusual sector and the one thing I would ask of them is to understand that for most of them one-third of their films are being financed by the taxpayer and that carries huge accountability and responsibility."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Being, Responsibility)

"Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Leader, Being, Responsibility)

"I'm into the idea of responsibility and edification and these things have found me and I have found them. I wanted to be in the movie and I made it known to Mike."
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Idea, Responsibility)

"I was a scapegoat. The media had to put responsibility on somebody, and I was chosen. They felt free to say that because someone was thin they were anorexic, which is ridiculous."
- Kate Moss
(Related: Media, Responsibility)

"The people gave me the responsibility of building the future of this nation. And I did it with honor."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: People, Building, Future, Honor, Nation, Responsibility)

"I have this to say to the people: go the polls and vote for the candidate of your choice... This is your responsibility; do not neglect it."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Choice, Neglect, Responsibility, Vote)

"I think anybody in our - in the, in the national security apparatus has, has got to take full cognizance of their responsibility for the safeguarding of classified information."
- Michael Mullen
(Related: Information, National security, Responsibility)

"It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault, Of course I regret it. It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Conversation, Fault, Regret, Responsibility)

"I think there are huge lessons there, for young people who are getting started in life, as well as other people. And that is, to take responsibility for your own life. Only you are responsible for the course you take from there."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Life, People, Responsibility)

"It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Being, Responsibility)

"Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family's financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care."
- Augustus Y. Napier
(Related: Men, Women, Family, Control, Financial, Care, Husbands, Responsibility, Wives)

"We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not - nor will we ever - monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: People, American, Beliefs, Civil rights, Ideology, Responsibility, Will)

"My creativity and my political work are linked. I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility."
- Holly Near
(Related: Work, Creativity, Guilt, Responsibility)

"In that match for Holland I asked for a big responsibility, I got it and I dealt with it. I played well, I scored goals and the team qualified for the Euro 2004 finals. It was a big night and an important moment for Holland."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Goals, Night, Responsibility)

"Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Government, Freedom, Responsibility, Will)

"I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do."
- Oliver North
(Related: Responsibility, Will)

"Our responsibility for BLM lands is multiple-use, meaning a variety of needs and uses."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Meaning, Needs, Responsibility, Variety)

"You always try to work for your audience, to entertain them, but that being said, obviously, within the studio system you feel the sense of responsibility to the bank."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Work, Being, Responsibility, Sense)

"We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Education, Money, People, Desire, Obligation, Responsibility, Schools, Students, Will)

"I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Negative, Islam, Fight, President, Responsibility, states, United)

"It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Business, Change, Government, Time, Help, Reform, Responsibility, Sense, Thinking, Washington, Will)

"We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page."
- Barack Obama
(Related: History, Time, War, People, Civilization, Belief, Beginning, Iraq, Now, Remarkable, Responsibility, states, United)

"As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon - the United States has a moral responsibility to act."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Power, Act, Responsibility, states, United)

"As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Mom, Kids, Parents, Responsibility)

"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Ability, Benefits, Climate, Gender, May, Race, Respect, Responsibility)

"While people out there on the spot certainly have to be held accountable for what they've done personally, the chain of command responsibility for this strikes me as just as important and should be dealt with."
- William Odom
(Related: People, Responsibility)

"In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Life, Responsibility, Summer, University)

"It was in 1969 that I was able to give up my administrative responsibility. As I worked hard my research never suffered during this period and as a matter of fact these were probably some of my most productive years."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Fact, Research, Responsibility, Years)

"It's a responsibility of the writer to get the reader out of the story somehow."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: Responsibility, Writer)

"I do take responsibility for it. I admit to having a problem. I have been to numerous treatment centers."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Responsibility, Treatment)

"Everybody has something to prove each year. Everybody has a responsibility in this game. Even the batboy."
- David Ortiz
(Related: Responsibility)

"Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility."
- George Orwell
(Related: People, Responsibility, Sense)

"For years now I have been talking about personal responsibility and accountability, both in our private lives and in the halls of government. Those are important principles here in Idaho, and they will form the basis of this administration."
- Butch Otter
(Related: Government, Now, Principles, Responsibility, Talking, Will, Years)

"If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast responsibility, afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong, what wonder?"
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Measure, Responsibility, Wonder, Wrong)

"We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Education, Hope, Children, Giving, Law, Letters, Lies, Parents, Responsibility, Sound, State, states, Will)

"I see a New York where people who are down on their luck can get back on the road to responsibility, a job and dignity."
- Carl Paladino
(Related: People, Dignity, Job, Luck, Responsibility, Road)

"I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard, of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Expression, Responsibility)

"I will work to restore fiscal responsibility to our country's budget and to provide for a more robust economy."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Work, Country, Economy, Responsibility, Will)

"When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves."
- George Pataki
(Related: Government, People, Responsibility)

"To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man."
- Alan Paton
(Related: Society, Man, Responsibility)

"I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Balance, Freedom, Responsibility, Trying)

"I do feel I have a responsibility to the youths. For real."
- Sean Paul
(Related: Responsibility)

"Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Politics, Society, America, Example, Radical, Responsibility, World)

"In my view the European culture carries a very heavy responsibility for the creation of Israel... it is a product of both British and Stalin's anti- Semitism, but the British never faced their own complicity in its construction."
- Tom Paulin
(Related: Creation, Culture, Israel, Responsibility)

"I am one of those people who quite enjoys responsibility."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: People, Responsibility)

"Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that responsibility to some other individual or organization or entity. But this means we then give away our power to that entity."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Power, Behavior, Responsibility)

"The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Behavior, Consequences, Desire, Difficulty, Lies, Pain, Responsibility)

"Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Government, Politics, People, American, Responsibility, Right)

"We have so much room for improvement. Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory... of how we are taking responsibility."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Improvement, Responsibility)

"Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Trust, Responsibility)

"One of the things I love about theater, one of the reasons I'll never give it up, is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility."
- William Petersen
(Related: Love, Responsibility, Theater)

"Responsibility educates."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Responsibility)

"Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Financial, Abuse, Corporations, Culture, Fraud, Media, Responsibility)

"There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Truth, Responsibility)

"I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Country, Responsibility)

"So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Positive, Obligation, Reflection, Responsibility)

"Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Society, Science, Responsibility, Scientists)

"A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Society, Nations, Responsibility, Sense, United)

"Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Responsibility, Rest, Scientists)

"It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute."
- William Pollard
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"Although I agree that wild horses are a symbol of the American West, I also believe that it is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that these animals are managed, protected, and controlled in an effective manner."
- Jon Porter
(Related: American, Animals, Congress, Horses, Responsibility, Symbol)

"I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions."
- J. Enoch Powell
(Related: Life, Actions, Responsibility, Surrender, Will)

"The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment... these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Income, Liberal, Mind, Punishment, Respect, Responsibility, Vote)

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."
- Max de Pree
(Related: Leader, First, Reality, Responsibility)

"True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Education, Love, Delight, Flowers, Responsibility)

"We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Government, Society, Care, Rights, Responsibility)

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Responsibility, Vice, Word)

"The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?"
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Faith, Day, Maturity, Nation, President, Responsibility, Sense, Want, Will)

"I believe that it is my responsibility as the prime minister of Israel to do whatever can be done to exploit the unique opportunities that lie ahead of us to move towards peace. Not everything can be done by one act."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Peace, Lie, Act, Israel, Responsibility)

"Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime."
- Michael Ramsey
(Related: Failure, Crime, Enron, Man, Responsibility, Will)

"To me, its seems necessary to rediscover - and the energy to do so exists - that even the political and economic spheres need moral responsibility, a responsibility that is born in man's heart and, in the end, has to do with the presence or absence of God."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: God, Heart, Absence, End, Energy, Man, Responsibility)

"A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Religion, Society, Building, Freedom, Religious, Responsibility, Space, State)

"I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Artist, Responsibility)

"The main professional responsibility of a person in business is business."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Business, Responsibility)

"He or she must be successful in economic terms, but always within an ethical framework. Whether his or her constituency is a corporation and its shareholders or the customers in a small and privately held business, his or her first responsibility is to serve that constituency."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Business, Successful, First, Responsibility)

"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, Appetite, Baby, End, canal, Responsibility, Sense)

"It was not the president's responsibility to run a law enforcement operation. It was ours."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Law, President, Responsibility)

"We might be too proud to admit it as guys, but we still need to learn how to manage responsibility, how to face our challenges."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Responsibility)

"I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it."
- Ann Richards
(Related: Mistake, People, Responsibility)

"For you, the state is an entity with purposes of its own that the people can be required to serve. For us the word is only a label for the arrangements by which we the people delegate to some among us responsibility for things that concern us in common."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: People, Concern, Responsibility, State, Word)

"The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Trust, Abuse, Conservative, Duty, Job, Media, Party, Responsibility)

"Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Talent, Accident, Responsibility)

"Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space."
- Sally Ride
(Related: American, First, Responsibility, Space, Woman)

"Whatever happens, take responsibility."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Responsibility)

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Privilege, Responsibility)

"We must join with the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, Responsibility, World)

"The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment."
- Jill Robinson
(Related: Dream, Idea, American, Commitment, Ending, Responsibility)

"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Duty, Obligation, Possession, Responsibility, Right)

"Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Duty, Obligation, Possession, Responsibility, Right)

"A coach's greatest asset is his sense of responsibility - the reliance placed on him by his players."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Coach, Responsibility, Sense)

"Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Change, Character, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Change, Circumstances, Responsibility, Seasons, Wind)

"We think we have a responsibility. And I think it's important for all of us in the Western world to realize that we've all been blessed a lot and if you go to these parts they don't have a lot, even before the tsunami."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Responsibility, World)

"But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Courage, Expediency, Military, Stupidity)

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Choices, Philosophy, Responsibility, Words)

"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 is own weight, this is a frightening prospect."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Being, Freedom, Responsibility, Want, Weight)

"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
(Related: Choices, Responsibility)

"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Government, People, Responsibility)

"I think a responsibility comes with notoriety, but I never think of it as power. It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand. If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it, but if you open your fingers in any way, you can lose it just as quickly."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Power, Open, Responsibility)

"Also, schools share some responsibility and should offer helpful orientations that include general information about such recruitment efforts on their campuses."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Information, Responsibility, Schools)

"I appeal to my fellow scientists to remember their responsibility to humanity."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Humanity, Responsibility, Scientists)

"I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility."
- John Rowland
(Related: Forgiveness, People, Actions, Attention, Responsibility)

"The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Government, First, Potential, Responsibility, State)

"Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decision, Force, President, Pressure, Responsibility)

"The responsibility of commanding the invasion fell to me, and the task was assigned to my Army Group."
- Gerd von Rundstedt
(Related: Army, Responsibility)

"Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so."
- Bobby Rush
(Related: Legal, Discrimination, May, Obligation, Responsibility)

"Learn to take responsibility for emotions, and to manage energies, always working within present resources."
- Lillian Russell
(Related: Emotions, Present, Responsibility)

"We believe that the government has an important role to create the conditions that promote entrepreneurship, upward mobility, and individual responsibility."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Responsibility)

"A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten"."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Men, Man, Responsibility)

"The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Country, Doubt, Limits, May, Opposition, Practice, Responsibility, Right)

"So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil, but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures which are really wonderful and so much closer to us than what we do see on our screens."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Brazil, Film, First, Help, Responsibility)

"Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you're privileged, that increases your responsibility."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Family, Man, Responsibility)

"Basically I am a private individual who has concerns about his country and who has resources that give me the privilege - and responsibility - to do something to help my country if I can."
- Richard Scaife
(Related: Country, Help, Privilege, Responsibility)

"Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Being, Burden, Decisions, Fate, Germany, Responsibility)

"Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Thought, Church, Language, Responsibility)

"But the reporter has the responsibility to determine, number one, whether that is true, and number two, to make a judgment as to whether it's in the public interest and whether or not it should be part of the debate."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Debate, Interest, Judgment, Public, Responsibility)

"We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world's best athletes to a fascinating place."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Decision, Athletes, Now, Responsibility, World)

"I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Life, People, Vision, Day, Future, Luck, Responsibility)

"Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Faith, Environment, Exercise, Man, Morals, Problems, Responsibility, Will)

"Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing. We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly Father regarding those we bring into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Father, Church, Responsibility, Will)

"You're feeling the responsibility for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people on your shoulder in a way that I couldn't feel as lieutenant governor."
- William Scranton
(Related: People, Feeling, Responsibility)

"The composers could no longer direct all performances in person, and so the responsibility of interpreting their works in the spirit in which they had been conceived was placed upon conductors."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Composers, Responsibility, Spirit)

"I do not mean that you could continue to do this with propriety or even with safety; I merely assert that the power is, in point of fact, in your hands. And for such a power, what a responsibility to God and man!"
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Power, God, Fact, Responsibility, Safety)

"The goal of this Nation, I so strongly believe, is to be a preeminent world power. We have to understand what comes with that: The responsibility to be strong."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Power, Goal, Nation, Responsibility, World)

"Iraq assumes responsibility for its own future... They have got to step up."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Future, Iraq, Responsibility)

"My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words."
- Shakira
(Related: Artists, Care, Fact, Reflection, Responsibility, Songs, Words)

"We have the responsibility to protect our people and that's why we're building this fence. We've suffered from 19,000 terrorist attacks during the last three years."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: People, Building, Responsibility, Years)

"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Future, Past, Responsibility)

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Men, Liberty, Responsibility)

"What we try to say is that it doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat or conservative or independent. You are equally responsible for your place in the culture, and you must make a contribution, and you must accept responsibility for what goes down on your watch."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Conservative, Culture, Republican, Responsibility)

"Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Truth, Responsibility, Sense)

"Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Values, America, Duty, Responsibility, Veterans)

"Our first responsibility is to protect the American people and we cannot put on blinders to expect that everyone who seeks asylum does so in good faith."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Faith, People, American, First, Responsibility)

"The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top."
- O. J. Simpson
(Related: Day, Excuses, Responsibility)

"One has the responsibility to oneself, to the writer, director and the people who put up the money, to put out the best of what one has experienced and understood about the human condition as it relates to the role one has been hired to portray."
- Tom Skerritt
(Related: Money, People, Responsibility, Writer)

"We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases affecting millions of Americans."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Americans, Research, Responsibility)

"The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man."
- Roy L. Smith
(Related: Ability, Man, Measure, Responsibility)

"The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: God, Responsibility, World)

"Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there."
- Gary Snyder
(Related: Responsibility)

"Today's message to Baghdad is very clear: the UN Security Council resolution expresses the unity and determination of the entire international community to assume its collective responsibility."
- Javier Solana
(Related: Determination, Community, Resolution, Responsibility, Security, Today)

"Our responsibility is to captivate you for however long we've asked for your attention. That said, there is tremendous drama to be gotten from the great, what you would say, heavy issues."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: Attention, Drama, Responsibility)

"A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: News, Responsibility)

"We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity."
- George Soros
(Related: Leadership, Power, Humanity, Responsibility, World)

"I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because it becomes an indelible part of your body of work. Something has to sing to me."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Work, Body, Responsibility)

"To deal with the stark reality of having hit or hurt a woman or child, to deal with the initial responsibility you have not to do that and the knowledge you did do it, can be incredibly hard."
- David Soul
(Related: Knowledge, Hurt, Reality, Responsibility, Woman)

"I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling... to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Responsibility)

"But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the film and I have relations with the studio and with those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Money, Film, Help, Responsibility)

"In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King - and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Time, Being, Chess, Country, Help, Responsibility)

"There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Censorship, Responsibility, Taste)

"Having been given that public trust, we have a responsibility to share with the public."
- Steven Squyres
(Related: Trust, Public, Public trust, Responsibility)

"As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan's heritage and its economy."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: People, Drinking, Economy, Responsibility, Water)

"Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Nothing, Responsibility)

"A corporation's responsibility is to the shareholders, not its retirees and employees. Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans and they will succeed."
- Ben Stein
(Related: Employees, Responsibility, Succeed, Will)

"Our greatest responsibility is not to be pencils of the past."
- Robert A. M. Stern
(Related: Past, Responsibility)

"I use that as my responsibility on the show, to be the pragmatist."
- Fisher Stevens
(Related: Responsibility)

"My teachers helped guide and motivate me; but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Learning, Responsibility, Teachers)

"I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It's my responsibility to find the research. It's my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Research, Responsibility, Right, Will)

"The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Power, Illusion, Responsibility)

"No change in the balance of political parties can alter the general determination that no class should be excluded from contributing to and sharing responsibility for the state."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Change, Determination, Balance, Class, Responsibility, Sharing, State)

"It is not because I do not love my adopted land - it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Life, Love, Home, Romance, Adventure, Drama, Feeling, Land, Past, Responsibility)

"Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It's a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it."
- Joe Strummer
(Related: Pressure, Responsibility, Thinking)

"The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility has failed in many cases."
- David Suzuki
(Related: Corporate, Responsibility)

"I believe that today's players who are Christians feel that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Faith, Responsibility, Today)

"Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Power, People, Authority, Giving, Now, Responsibility, Trouble)

"I had learned many years ago in private business never to take responsibility without adequate authority; and the new Secretary of Defense, as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Business, Authority, Budgets, Defense, Responsibility, Years)

"Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Men, Guilt, Mind, Now, Punishment, Responsibility)

"Every human must take responsibility for his actions."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Actions, Responsibility)

"Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet, and our children's diet, and the government's role should be to make certain it provides the best information possible to help people stay healthy."
- James Talent
(Related: Diet, Government, People, Children, Help, Information, Responsibility)

"Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Burden, Culture, Responsibility, Writers)

"When you are younger, you are running on that pure naive adrenalin, you don't have any real responsibility aside from making sure you get there and play. And there's usually someone there to help you do that!"
- Andy Taylor
(Related: Help, Play, Responsibility, Running)

"I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others."
- James Taylor
(Related: Love, Duty, Musicians, Pain, Responsibility)

"There are writers who say they have no social responsibility except to write a good book, but that doesn't satisfy me."
- Sheri S. Tepper
(Related: Responsibility, Writers)

"Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward."
- Valentina Tereshkova
(Related: Leader, Exploration, Responsibility, Right, Russia, Space, World)

"If you want to use a cliche you must take full responsibility for it yourself and not try to fob it off on anon., or on society."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Society, Responsibility, Want)

"War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: War, Christian, Man, Responsibility, Right)

"As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: God, Nature, Choice, Freedom, Responsibility)

"The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Life, People, Responsibility, World)

"Each one of us has to take responsibility for reality, and present it so that kids will grow up familiar with that and say, OK. I've seen that before. I'm not afraid of it."
- Thuy Trang
(Related: Kids, Present, Reality, Responsibility, Will)

"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: Thought, Action, Responsibility)

"Well, it's a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader... But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Humor, Thought, Concern, First, Help, Judgment, Responsibility)

"Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There's no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility."
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: Business, Government, Virtue, Democracy, Dishonesty, Job, Responsibility)

"The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Leadership, Work, Contradiction, Responsibility)

"People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Love, People, Character, Fate, Firmness, Necessity, Responsibility, Will)

"We share responsibility. It's important to have a good spouse; that's where I sympathize with single parents."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: Parents, Responsibility)

"To help all created things, that is the measure of all our responsibility; to be helped by all, that is the measure of our hope."
- Gerald Vann
(Related: Hope, Help, Measure, Responsibility)

"I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There's always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Death, Order, Question, Responsibility, Want)

"Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow."
- Dominique de Villepin
(Related: Responsibility, Road)

"Now our job, our duty, our responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our citizens cannot be complete unless we guarantee health care security for our citizens."
- Thomas Vilsack
(Related: Health, Care, Duty, Job, Now, Responsibility, Safety, Security)

"Finally, I would like to remind record companies that they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music. Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture and is ultimately not profitable."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Death, Music, Buying, Culture, Public, Responsibility)

"You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Actions, Credit, Responsibility)

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Children, Independence, Gifts, Responsibility)

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Choices, Responsibility)

"As federal lawmakers, we have a responsibility to set a precedent for energy efficient practices."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Energy, Responsibility)

"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Courage, Lying, Responsibility, Sense, Solidarity)

"As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Danger, Fate, Future, Nation, Responsibility, Right, World)

"I am now the target of the most powerful man in this country, with an army of aides whose major responsibility today seems to be to attack me and get rid of me."
- Gerald Walpin
(Related: Army, Country, Man, Now, Responsibility, Today)

"We have a responsibility to make sure that the limited resources we have are spent efficiently and effectively and that programs achieve their mission."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Mission, Responsibility)

"With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Life, Enemy, Freedom, Military, Responsibility)

"During the next 90 days, people are going to be more open to the Gospel than in years. It is God's responsibility to make people receptive; it is our responsibility to sow the seed."
- Rick Warren
(Related: God, People, Open, Responsibility, Years)

"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
(Related: Trust, Help, Responsibility)

"Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself, for your children, and - here's the big curve - for your parents."
- Wendy Wasserstein
(Related: Being, Children, Parents, Responsibility)

"Flower was a good metaphor for growth. The song is obviously about sexual responsibility, so that was the main metaphor. Also, it's like knowing who someone has been and remembering and appreciating that, but really appreciating what they are now even more."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Growth, Metaphor, Now, Responsibility, Song)

"Changing mass consciousness is an individual responsibility."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Consciousness, Responsibility)

"After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government's responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper."
- Gary Webb
(Related: Life, Government, Cities, Problems, Responsibility, Years)

"One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion."
- Max Weber
(Related: Feeling, Passion, Responsibility, Sense)

"The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: God, Thought, Mind, Responsibility)

"As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Community, Democracy, Responsibility)

"Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the job is to combine both."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Difficulty, Games, Job, Responsibility)

"For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Decisions, Leaders, Responsibility)

"It's a huge responsibility being a solo act."
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Act, Being, Responsibility)

"When a government goes to war, particularly a democracy, it is the most solemn and awesome responsibility of our leaders - to decide to send our kids to go off and kill and die for us."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Government, War, Democracy, Kids, Leaders, Responsibility)

"My sense of responsibility to the audience is to screen things that they would never see in a local theater."
- Richard Wilson
(Related: Responsibility, Sense, Theater)

"I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Responsibility)

"A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Being, First, Responsibility)

"Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness."
- Fred Woodworth
(Related: Government, Trust, Behavior, Evil, Helpfulness, Responsibility)

"Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Life, Strength, Victory, Responsibility)

"The Party of the Regions has won a convincing victory. We are ready to undertake responsibility for forming the Cabinet and we are calling on everyone to join us."
- Viktor Yanukovych
(Related: Victory, Party, Responsibility)

"In dreams begins responsibility."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Dreams, Responsibility)

"You think I have the responsibilty... I have the responsibility to give the fans a good time!"
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Fans, Responsibility)

"I can't convince you to put the drink down if you're an alcoholic, you have to want to do that. I can't convince you to stop eating the cookies when you're a diabetic. You have to do that. And that takes responsibility."
- Don Young
(Related: Eating, Responsibility, Want)

"In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption."
- Anthony Zinni
(Related: War, Corruption, Incompetence, Iraq, Lying)

"I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Life, People, Blame, Causes, Responsibility, Sense, Temptation)