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RESPONSIBILITY
[ Also see Accountability Care Character Duty Honor Integrity Nobility Obligation Recklessness Self-reliance Stewardship Trust ]

Nature holds an immense uncollected debt over every man's head.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
      - Bible, Romans (ch. XIV, v. 12)

Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influences to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
      - William Ellery Channing

If the master takes no account of his servants, they will make small account of him, and care not what they spend, who are never brought to an audit.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases.
      - Andre Gide

Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others, rather than what he ought to expect from them.
      - Madame Guizot

We are a compound of both here and hereafter; we shall be made responsible for the actions of both while here. Anything beyond this is beyond our power to prove, and would be of no real value if we could.
      - Benjamin Robert Haydon

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.
      - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb)

Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government.
      - Thomas Jefferson

The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.
      - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
      - Abraham Lincoln

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
      - Martin Luther

After all, the world is not our handiwork, and we are not responsible for what goes on in it, save within very narrow limits.
      - Henry Louis Mencken

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
      - Alan Paton

Responsibility educates.
      - Wendell Phillips

The plea of ignorance will never take away our responsibilities.
      - John Ruskin

In dreams begins responsibility.
      - William Butler Yeats


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