125 Take Responsibility Quotes To Keep You Accountable

Looking for quotes about taking responsibilities of your life? We have rounded up the best collection of take responsibility quotes, sayings, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be accountable and take control of your actions.

Taking responsibility of work, family, your actions, in life is very important. With responsibility comes answerability and accountability for your decisions and actions you do.

We all want power, authority and benefits, but we seldom want to take the responsibility which comes with it.

Also See: Family Responsibility Quotes

Be at work, in a relationship, or as a social being, we all do right and wrong actions but we need to be responsible for it too. We need to have the courage to take ownership of our actions. We have divided these inspirational quotes in these sections;

  • Taking Responsibility Quotes
  • Stop Blaming Others And Take Responsibility Quotes
  • Accepting Responsibility Quotes
  • Personal Responsibility Quotes
  • Admitting Mistakes And Take Responsibility Of Your Actions Quotes

Taking Responsibility Quotes

  1. “Whatever happens, take responsibility.” – Tony Robbins                                                                         
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    taking responsibility quotes

  2. “In dreams begin responsibilities.” – William Butler Yeats

  3. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

  4. “Take responsibility — it’s where your powers live.” – Will Craig                                                         
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    take responsibility quotes

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

  6. “Take responsibility for yourself; it’s very rewarding.” – Amanda Green

  7. “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

  8. “Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche                             
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    responsibility quotes

  9. “I do not take anything for granted – I like to shoulder every responsibility.”

  10. “When you choose freedom, you also choose responsibility.” – Richie Norton                                                                                                                                                                     
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  11. “Responsibility is a grace you give yourself, not an obligation.” – Dan Millman

  12. “Amateurs blame others. Professionals accept responsibility.” – Shane Parrish

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

  14. “Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.”

  15. “Great men are not born great, they grow great.” – Mario Puzo, ‘The Godfather’, 1969

  16. “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw

  17. “Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness.” – Sharon Salzberg

  18. “Your wound is probably not your fault… but your healing is your responsibility.” – Megbyrnes

  19. “Start to reflect on your life after you accept, act, and take responsibility for your life.” – C. Payne                                                                                                                                             
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    take responsibility quotes images

  20. “Take responsibility for your own learning and for the learning of those around you.” – Don Meyer

  21. “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” – Roy T. Bennett                                                                                                                           
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    famous responsibility quotes

  22. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

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

  24. “Take responsibility for your own greatness, no one can take that courage walk for you.” – January Donovan

  25. “Deliberately take the responsibility to change your life because you can; yes you can!” – Okorote Emmanuel

  26. “No matter who betrays or rejects you, only you can take responsibility for your mental attitude.” – John Hagee

  27. “Taking responsibility for yourself first, you can then take responsibility for who and what you are.” – Unknown

  28. “If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.” – Criss Jami

  29. “If you can take responsibility for your own life, then you will begin to realize that you can change it.” – H. K. Abell

  30. “It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are.” – Allanah Hunt

  31. “Freedom without responsibility is like weight without gravity in physics — a logical impossibility.” – Robert C. Solomon

  32. “By taking responsibility for yourself, you can stop relying on others to take responsibility for you.” – Vironika Tugaleva

  33. “You’re free to do whatever you want, but you should always take responsibility for the consequences of your choices in life.”

  34. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

  35. “The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod

  36. “The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.” – Unknown

  37. “Taking responsibility is a commitment to own your life, to self-leadership, growth, and freedom.” – Christopher Avery

  38. “By choosing to take responsibility for your life, you will immediately gain an increased power to achieve your greatest potential.”

  39. “Take responsibility, trust and have faith in yourself that you can offer the world something that no one has ever known.” – Paul Martens

  40. “Luck is nor more than what we create and without taking responsibility for our own lives, our own destiny, luck will fail us.” – Byron Pulsifer

  41. “Take responsibility for your own happiness. Do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed.” – Rodolfo Costa

  42. “The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things.” – Stephen Covey

  43. “In order to win and succeed in life, responsibility is so important. This is a part of being an adult and learning how to be responsible for everything.” – Tonya R. Owens

  44. “Responsibility is the thing people dread the most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber.” – Dr. Frank Crane

  45. “The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” – John Lennon

  46. “Take responsibility for your finances or get used to taking orders for the rest of your life. You’re either a master of money or a slave to it. Your choice.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

  47. “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

  48. “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” – Noam Chomsky

  49. “Winner always make all the necessary adjustments because they possess the habit of taking full responsibility of their decisions and actions instead of looking for who to blame when things go wrong.”

  50. “Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” – Adrienne Rich

Stop Blaming Others And Take Responsibility Quotes

If a person doesn’t want to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions, they may try to blame others and shift the blame.

But such people should not be given any powers if they don’t learn that if they want different outcomes, they will have to make different choices and also be accountable for it.

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  1. “Blame is the coward’s solution to his fear of accountability.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

  3. “Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others.” – Ayn Rand

  4. “Accepting responsibility for your actions, WINNING Always having an excuse for your actions, LOSING.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  5. “Take responsibility and initiative for yourself. Stop blaming your circumstances on what you are able to change.” – Unknown

  6. “Blaming is so much easier than taking responsibility, because if you take responsibility ¦ then you might be to blame.” – Jennifer O Neill

  7. “Quitting and blaming have become more common in today’s culture rather than perseverance and responsibility.” – Dr. Rob Bell

  8. “Stop blaming other people for your own behavior! Own the truth. If you don’t like it, then invest the time and energy to change it.” – Akiroq Brost

  9. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey

  10. “Stop pointing fingers and placing blame on others. Your life can only change to the degree that you accept responsibility for it.” – Steve Maraboli

  11. “There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.” – John G. Miller

  12. “Making someone responsible for your misery also makes them responsible for your happiness. Why give that power to anyone but yourself?” – Scott Stabile

  13. “We are the only ones responsible for what goes on in our lives. We can make excuses and blame others, but we are responsible to and for ourselves.” – Iyanla Vanzant

  14. “We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better.” – Dr. Henry Cloud

  15. “Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.” – Ralph Marston

  16. “What is ‘the blame game’ you ask? Well, simply put, it’s not accepting responsibility and blaming others for outcomes that you don’t care for in your life.” – Joseph E. McGuire

  17. “When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” – Dalai Lama

  18. “If you want to change something about yourself, you need to be willing to take full responsibility for yourself. If you are going to hide behind stories and excuses, it won’t work!” – Akiroq Brost

  19. “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

  20. “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. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer

Accepting Responsibility Quotes

Be it any aspect of your life or work, being responsible is the true attribute of a leader. Where you are not afraid to take the credit or blame for a situation. Strong leaders take the duty and powers both seriously.

  1. “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” – John F. Kennedy

  2. “What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one’s self.” – Max Stirner

  3. “Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life.” – Orrin Woodward

  4. “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  5. “You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you.” – Miguel Ruiz

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

  7. “There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

  8. “Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didio

  9. “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.” – Dumbledore, ‘Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets’, 2002

  10. “To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices.” – Will Craig

  11. “Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy you will always be disappointed.” – Byron Pulsifer

  12. “When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome.” – Kevin Ngo

  13. “When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone.” – George O’Neil

  14. “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’, 1996

  15. “Accountability, is the state or condition of being accountable or responsible. That is right. We are responsible for what goes on in our heads.” – John Vaulkner

  16. “By taking responsibility for your life, you allow yourself to unleash your full potential and remove any hindrance in the way of your journey to success.”

  17. “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” – John Stuart Mill

  18. “Accepting complete responsibility for your life means that you refuse to make excuses or blame others for anything in your life that you’re not happy about.” – Brian Tracy

  19. “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

  20. “I’ll be honest with you that I’ve come to find that in my own life, but I’ve tried to accept my responsibility to myself, and responsibility for myself, and to face up to my difficulties.” – Francis Brennan

Personal Responsibility Quotes

Taking responsibility for your actions requires the realization that you play a part in every situation in life and therefore, have some degree of responsibility over the outcomes or consequences.

Also check out reflection quotes to inspire self improvement everyday.

  1. “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Alfred

  2. “Personal responsibility leads to national transformation.” – Sunday Adelaja

  3. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating

  4. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly.” – Reginald Rose

  5. “The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

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

  7. “Remember, you are responsible for your future, so take charge and turn your life into whatever it is that you want it to be.” – Sharlene Snow

  8. “There is always an alternative to the present urgency – and it’s not a vacation, it’s acknowledging deeper responsibility.” – Stewart Brand

  9. “Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself.” – John Felitto

  10. “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” – Sigmund Freud

  11. “You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same.” – Jay Rifenbary

  12. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn

  13. “The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.” – Vera Nazarian

  14. “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

  15. “But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, ‘Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban’, 2004

  16. “There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.” – Stephen Hawking

  17. “Accepting personal responsibility for your life frees you from outside influences – increases your self-esteem – boosts confidence in your ability to make decisions – and ultimately leads to achieving success in life.” – Roy T. Bennett

  18. “We must govern our own lives, and when our thoughts and actions become destructive it is our responsibility to alter or abolish them and to institute new habits as the foundations for a freer, happier life.” – Brendon Burchard

  19. “Now, when I feel I am not measuring up in life, I ask what it would take to make me feel good, and I do it. I take responsibility for my own emotional and spiritual work and allow others to do the same whatever way they choose.” – Patricia Heller

  20. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Admitting Mistakes And Take Responsibility Of Your Actions Quotes

  1. “The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot

  2. “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  3. “And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” – Kurt Vonnegut

  4. “Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take ownership of your mistakes.”                                                                                                             
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  5. “The greatest people are ‘great’ because they’re willing to admit their greatest faults.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

  6. “Your dignity’s inside you. Nobody can take something away from you you don’t give them.” – Coach Don Haskins

  7. “Sometimes you have to shut up, swallow your pride and accept that you’re wrong. It’s not giving up, it’s called growing up.”

  8. “Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

  9. “If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.” – Richard Bach

  10. “The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.” – Stanley Milgram

  11. “Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong.”

  12. “I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” – Chuck, ‘Cast Away’, 2000

  13. “If you will analyze those who cry “no opportunity” you will find that they are using this as an alibi for their own unwillingness to assume responsibilities and use their minds.” – Andrew Carnegie

  14. “A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.” – Denis Waitley

  15. “Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.” – Frank Abagnale Sr, ‘Catch Me If You Can’, 2002


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