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Quotes About Personal Responsibility

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Anne Frank
“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.”
Anne Frank

George R.R. Martin
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

J.K. Rowling
“There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.”
J.K. Rowling

Barbara De Angelis
“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. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”
Barbara De Angelis

Eleanor Roosevelt
“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

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

Theodore Roosevelt
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Charles de Lint
“I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”
Charles de Lint

George R.R. Martin
“...the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
"...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

David Nicholls
“Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you”
David Nicholls, One Day

Ronald Reagan
“We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
Ronald Reagan

Mahatma Gandhi
“Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.”
Mahatma Gandhi

The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances,
“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Natalie Goldberg
“This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don't wait.”
Natalie Goldberg

Lorii Myers
“The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.”
Lorii Myers

“If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?”
John E. Lewis

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Stanisław Jerzy Lec
“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
Stanisław Jerzy Lec

“There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.”
John Miller, QBQ: The Question Behind The Question

Carrie Jones
“... no one can ever save someone else, you know? We can only save ourselves. You know that, don't you?”
Carrie Jones, Need

Patrick Ness
“I was only following orders," the Mayor mocks. "The refuge of scoundrels since the dawn of time.”
Patrick Ness

Elizabeth Wurtzel
“As someone very sagely said during the parricide trials of the Menendez Brothers: anytime your kids kill you, you are at least partly to blame.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

Heather Schuck
“Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies.”
Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto

Bristol Palin
“If a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is to own up to it.' Of course I was talking about Levi owning up to his mistakes. But as I finish this book, I realize it applies equally to myself, and to all of us as we try but fail to live up to the standards we know are right. Our inability and unwillingness to keep the standards don't make the standards any less valuable and good.”
Bristol Palin, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far

Iain Pears
“When all this is over, people will try to blame the Germans alone, and the Germans will try to blame the Nazis alone, and the Nazis will try to blame Hitler alone. They will make him bear the sins of the world. But it's not true. You suspected what was happening, and so did I. It was already too late over a year ago. I caused a reporter to lose his job because you told me to. He was deported. The day I did that I made my little contribution to civilization, the only one that matters.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

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