Quotes About Self Responsibility

Quotes tagged as "self-responsibility" (showing 1-15 of 15)
William Shakespeare
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

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

Alice Sebold
“You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”
Alice Sebold

John C. Maxwell
“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

Christopher Isherwood
“An afternoon drive from Los Angeles will take you up into the high mountains, where eagles circle above the forests and the cold blue lakes, or out over the Mojave Desert, with its weird vegetation and immense vistas. Not very far away are Death Valley, and Yosemite, and Sequoia Forest with its giant trees which were growing long before the Parthenon was built; they are the oldest living things in the world. One should visit such places often, and be conscious, in the midst of the city, of their surrounding presence. For this is the real nature of California and the secret of its fascination; this untamed, undomesticated, aloof, prehistoric landscape which relentlessly reminds the traveller of his human condition and the circumstances of his tenure upon the earth. "You are perfectly welcome," it tells him, "during your short visit. Everything is at your disposal. Only, I must warn you, if things go wrong, don't blame me. I accept no responsibility. I am not part of your neurosis. Don't cry to me for safety. There is no home here. There is no security in your mansions or your fortresses, your family vaults or your banks or your double beds. Understand this fact, and you will be free. Accept it, and you will be happy.”
Christopher Isherwood, Exhumations

Moffat Machingura
“No-one will come in to rescue you. You just have to step out somehow, and make your dreams come true.”
Moffat Machingura

T. Scott McLeod
“Stand in your own two shoes.”
T. Scott McLeod, All That Is Unspoken

Gautama Buddha
“Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.”
Gautama Buddha

Vishwas Chavan
“Accountability and self-responsibility are critical to our success in personal, professional and public life. However, we often look for those character traits in others, rather than inculcating them in ourselves.”
Vishwas Chavan, Vishwasutras: Universal Principles for Living: Inspired by Real-Life Experiences

Vishwas Chavan
“Life is a balancing act. While we have all the rights to be in freedom, peace, harmony and bliss; we do have a responsibility to ensure that others too enjoy their own freedom, peace, harmony and bliss.”
Vishwas Chavan

Greer Macallister
“You want to set me free? Do it. You want to turn me in? You can do that too. You're the only one with the choice. And that bullet in your back doesn't mean you've got any less choice than you ever did. Live free of fear if you want to. We all carry something inside us that could kill us; yours just has a name. You want to change your life? Change it. You have no less of a right to be happy than the rest of us.”
Greer Macallister, The Magician's Lie

Ernst Jünger
“... I could not bank on the phlegmatic Chinese; I would have to take care of it myself. This would be safer and also consistent with my own responsibility. The latter is the anarch’s ultimate authority.”
Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil

Vishwas Chavan
“Don't try to be happy, just be happy. Because your happiness does not depend on others. Be the reason for your own happiness.”
Vishwas Chavan

Greer Macallister
“But whatever happens, I've been happy. I've been loved. I've amazed crowds and drunk in their applause. Not because of luck or favor or magic. Because of will. My will. I've been willing to do whatever it takes. That's the closest thing I have to a secret. And now it's yours."

It's a lot to think about, and he can't quite digest it. But there's a spark there. Maybe she's right about him. Maybe it is up to him, how much he lets the bullet, and the fear, take over his life. Maybe. Not a curse, but a choice. His agency and no one else's.”
Greer Macallister, The Magician's Lie

Ted Chiang
“The prospect of living without interference, living in a world where windfalls and misfortunes were never by design, held no terror for him.”
Ted Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others

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