Irresponsibility Quotes

Quotes tagged as "irresponsibility" (showing 1-29 of 29)
Albert Einstein
“Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.”
Albert Einstein

Adolfo Bioy Casares
“En los momentos más terribles de la vida solemos caer en una suerte de irresponsabilidad protectora y en vez de pensar en lo que nos ocurre dirigimos la atención a trivialidades.”
Adolfo Bioy Casares

“When people who remember her better than me talk of her, she is always described as headstrong and irresponsible, which, if you think about it, are just different words for untameable. The wind is untameable, and so are rivers, and there is something poetic in that.”
Claire Wong, The Runaway

H.G. Wells
“Had Moreau had any intelligible object, I could have sympathized at least a little with him. I am not so squeamish about pain as that. I could have forgiven him a little even, had his motive been only hate. But he was so irresponsible, so utterly careless! His curiosity, his mad, aimless investigations, drove him on; and the Things were thrown out to live a year or so, to struggle and blunder and suffer, and at last to die painfully.”
H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau

Henry Cloud
“Problems arise when people act as if their "boulders" are daily loads, and refuse help, or as if their “daily loads" are boulders they shouldn’t have to carry. The results of these two instances are either perpetual pain or irresponsibility.”
Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

“Mental illness is an illness , not an excuse for irresponsibility .”
Talitha Day Fair, Lily, Be Free

Wilhelm Reich
“As bitter as it may be, the fact remains: It is the irresponsibleness of masses of people that lies at the basis of fascism of all countries, nations, and races, etc. Fascism is the result of man's distortion over thousands of years. It could have developed in any country or nation. It is not a character trait that is confined specifically to the Germans or Italians. It is manifest in every single individual of the world. The Austrian saying "Da kann man halt nix machen" expresses this fact just as the American saying "Let George do it." That this situation was brought about by a social development which goes back thousands of years does not alter the fact itself. It is man himself who is responsible and not "historical developments." It was the shifting of the responsibility from living man to "historical developments" that caused the downfall of the socialist freedom movements. However, the events of the past twenty years demand the responsibility of the working masses of people.

If we take "freedom" to mean first and foremost the responsibility of each individual to shape personal, occupational, and social existence in a rational way, then it can be said that there is no greater fear than the fear of the creation of general freedom. Unless this basic problem is given complete priority and solved, there will never be a freedom capable of lasting more than one or two generations.”
Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

“When people refuse to pay the price of personal responsibility for the problems of the nation, these same people end up paying the high price of irresponsibility, which is often in tragedy and sorrow.”
Sunday Adelaja

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“To dispense knowledge without moral guidance would be grossly irresponsible.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman, Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest

“Since when has irresponsibility and lack of accountability in public service become a Nigerian factor?”
Sunday Adelaja

Sheila Walsh
“Perhaps, too, in the "shift-the-blame" society we live in, we have forgotten how to weep over our sins. David, the psalm writer, said, "When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long" (Psalm 32:3). I wonder if so many of us rush off to self-help groups because we have lost the ability to be real in our churches.”
Sheila Walsh, Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free

“Those who want to sink will surely seek and find an impending shipwreck. - On Human Stupidity.”
Lamine Pearlheart, To Life from the Shadows: Conversations with the Light

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“… With great alcohol comes great irresponsibility.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“You have to resist unfaithfulness and irresponsibility”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We can certainly run from a lot of things. But when we eventually pull up exhausted and entirely out of breath, we are rather shocked to discover that we haven’t been able to create any distance between ourselves and what we’ve been running from regardless of how fast we might have been running and how far we think we might have gotten.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“There is a lot of willful irresponsibility in electrical utility companies.”
Steven Magee

“God does not have any business with irresponsible people.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“There is always a great price to pay for irresponsibility.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“Due to our act of Personal Irresponsibility, illegal businesses are set-up, our neighbourhoods are not secured and the economy directly and indirectly takes a big hit. The government alone cannot be blamed for this, because this is our neighbourhood and if we cannot take care of our immediate surroundings, then we are clearly not carrying out our responsibilities and we don’t have any business blaming someone else.”
Sunday Adelaja

“When there is no personal responsibility in any society, there cannot be a responsible government.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“Responsible government is an off shoot of a culture of personal responsibility.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“Irresponsibility is a sin with a high price tag.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“God has no business with irresponsible people.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Wilhelm Reich
Without the power to put them into practice, truths are of no use. They remain academic.
Power, no matter what kind of power it is, without a foundation in truth, is a dictatorship,
more or less and in one way or another, for it is always based on man's fear of the social responsibility and personal burden that "freedom" entails.
Dictatorial power and truth do not go together. They are mutually exclusive.
Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

“Truly in the short term, there tends to be no consequences to our act of irresponsibility. However in the long run most of those kids we refused to pay attention to are now grown ups and are the fearful nocturnal visitors with weapons attacking the same neighbourhood, raping our daughters and wives, maiming our sons and husbands, turning our lives into a nightmare. Our response? Another blame game.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Friends, since when has irresponsibility become a Nigerian factor?”
Sunday Adelaja

Israelmore Ayivor
“The devil may not be interested in preventing you from knowing the undone job. What he may do is to make you think it’s somebody’s job and not yours.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Joseph Alois Schumpeter
“The reduced sense of responsibility and the absence of effective volition in turn explain the ordinary citizen's ignorance and lack of judgement in matters of domestic and foreign policy which are if anything more shocking in the case of educated people and of people who are successfully active in non-political walks of life than it is with uneducated people in humble stations.”
Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy