Responsibilities Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“Rules and responsibilities: these are the ties that bind us. We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves. I will do what I have to do. And I will do what I must.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Book of Dreams

G.K. Chesterton
“Most modern freedom is at root fear. It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities.”
G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

“The day we finally hold ourselves accountable, rather than putting the blame on others, and come clean about our responsibilities, we unfetter ourselves from ravaging frustrations and fretting crankiness. ("The unbearable heaviness of being" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Nick Harkaway
“A desire for privacy does not imply shameful secrets; Moglen argues, again and again, that without anonymity in discourse, free speech is impossible, and hence also democracy. The right to speak the truth to power does not shield the speaker from the consequences of doing so; only comparable power or anonymity can do that.”
Nick Harkaway, The Blind Giant

Haruki Murakami
“It's all a question of imagination. Our responsibility begins with the power to imagine.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Simone Weil
“The notion of obligations comes before that of rights, which is subordinate and relative to the former. A right is not effectual by itself, but only in relation to the obligation to which it corresponds, the effective exercise of a right springing not from the individual who possesses it, but from other men who consider themselves as being under a certain obligation towards him. Recognition of an obligation makes it effectual. An obligation which goes unrecognized by anybody loses none of the full force of its existence. A right which goes unrecognized by anybody is not worth very much.

It makes nonsense to say that men have, on the one hand, rights, and on the other hand, obligations. Such words only express differences in point of view. The actual relationship between the two is as between object and subject. A man, considered in isolation, only has duties, amongst which are certain duties towards himself. A man left alone in the universe would have no rights whatever, but he would have obligations.”
Simone Weil, The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties towards Mankind

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We tediously create calendars filled with empty duties, and then we foolishly let those calendars empty us.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jo Baker
“We do have rules here. We have responsibilities towards each other. This is not a free-for-all.”
Jo Baker, The Body Lies

Sarah K.L. Wilson
Then what of Savette? She’s still too full of magic. What about Rakturan? Your comrades will happily kill him if you don’t stop them. What about Hubric? Did you not swear to him? None of us can do everything, spider. Crushing yourself under responsibilities that aren’t yours is not wise.
Sarah K.L. Wilson, Dusk Covenant

Gina Barreca
“Ever look at a sink full of dishes and think, “Why don’t I just bury these in the backyard?”
Gina Barreca

Ada Calhoun
“We bear financial responsibilities that men had in the old days while still saddled with traditional caregiving duties. We generally incur this double whammy precisely while hitting peak stress in both our careers and child-raising--in our forties, at an age when most of our mothers and grandmothers were already empty nesters.”
Ada Calhoun, Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis

Carlos Wallace
“When someone drops their responsibility it's not your job to pick it up.”
Carlos Wallace

“Everything in the society that is wrong is our responsibility to fix.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Mark Kurlansky
“And so you have more opportunities and more responsibilities than any other generation in history.”
Mark Kurlansky, World Without Fish

Jyoti Arora
“Sometimes, a responsibility can be the only glue that keeps a person from falling apart.”
Jyoti Arora, You Came Like Hope

Kailin Gow
“You are truly an adult, when you assume the responsibilities of an adult, when you can take care of your parents instead of your parents taking care of you. - Kailin Gow”
Kailin Gow

Brooks Atkinson
“The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.”
Brooks Atkinson

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.”
Benjamin Parker (Character), Spiderman (2002)

Winston Churchill
“Where there is great power, there is great responsibility.”
Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
“Where there is great power, there is great responsibility.”
Sir Winston Churchill

Frank Sonnenberg
“It’s not enough to delegate a task. Give the person the responsibility and authority to get it done.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Awdhesh Singh
“While setting your goal keeps you focused, search for meaning keeps the world in focus. You can’t avoid your responsibilities for personal convenience and set to lead a life that is full of indifference to the world.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Lisa J. Shultz
“Lightening my load of stuff and responsibilities freed me to look forward to planning and creating a living situation that was sustainable and lessened potential stress in caring for a home and its contents as I aged.”
Lisa J. Shultz, Lighter Living: Declutter. Organize. Simplify.

William Dean Howells
“NoMarch felt the forces of fate closing about him and pushing him to a decision. He feebly fought them off till he could have another look at the flat. Then, baked and subdued still more by the unexpected presence of Mrs. Grosvenor Green herself, who was occupying it so as to be able to show it effectively, he took it. He was aware more than ever of its absurdities; he knew that his wife would never cease to hate it; but he had suffered one of those eclipses of the imagination to which men of his temperament are subject, and into which he could see no future for his desires. He felt a comfort in irretrievably committing himself, and exchanging the burden of indecision for the burden of responsibility.”
William Dean Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Fowls are incessant feeders and early risers, if we incessantly feed our minds healthfully and rise early to our possibilities and responsibilities, we will crow with success.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Julian Barnes
“If you're going to be a grown-up,” said Joan, “you've got to start thinking about grown-up things. And number one is money.”
Julian Barnes, The Only Story

“Are you here to kill me quickly with violence? Or slowly with responsibility?”
Josh Henderson

Gift Gugu Mona
“It is the right of a woman to handle her responsibilities with dignity and pride.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Sijin BT
“Responsibility without authority is slavery.”
Sijin Bt

“When you take up responsibility, you have to sacrifice the normal life that others enjoy. You let go of the joys, and pleasures of life. You have an ideal to live up to. You were chosen to be a Hero.”
Avijeet Das

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