49 Quotes About Responsibility and Growing Up


Taking responsibility for your actions is a part of being an adult. These quotes about responsibility and growing up capture the upside of owning up to your choices whether they are good or bad.

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

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

“A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.”

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

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

“Accountability breeds response-ability.”

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.”

“As we commit to peace in our own lives, our own little worlds, encompassing everyone we know personally, then we will find the way of peace spreading like a great healing light all over the world.”

“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”

“Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul.”

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.”

“If you own this story you get to write the ending.”

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”

“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.”

“It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.”

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

“It is only you who can bring out the best in you. You are the one who responsible for what and how you are. If someone pushes your buttons, and seems to bring out the worst in you, then you have some decisions to make.”

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others.”

“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.”

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility.”

“Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.”

“No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.”

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

“Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you.”

“People think responsibility is hard to bear. It’s not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of importance.”

“Personal responsibility leads to national transformation.”

“Responsibility is the price of greatness.”

“Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies.”

“Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness.”

“The best like you can ever receive is the one you give yourself, even facebook gives you an option to like yourself.”

“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

“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.”

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.”

“The only person who you need to worry about changing is you. Stop complaining about what he said, she did, and how other people are somehow wrong and need to change. Instead, focus on ways you can change. What can you contribute to this world?”

“The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns.”

“The truth no matter how hard it is to bear, must be accepted and confronted head on because it is real. Businesses and people who accept truth soar. ”

“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.”

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”

“Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.”

“To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.”

“Unless today is well lived, tomorrow is not important.”

“Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life.”

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

“Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress.”

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

“You create your future by how you create yourself.”

Taking ownership for your actions is just one way to lead as a leader and get the most out of your choices.

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