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Quotes of responsibility

  1. The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed. – William Bennett
  2. The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice. – Omar Bongo
  3. I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the people of that country. – Lakhdar Brahimi
  4. Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children. – John Doolittle
  5. I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize. – Jodie Foster
  6. Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  7. We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq. – Bob Graham
  8. A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good. – Barbara Jordan
  9. Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility – Michael Korda
  10. But I can't take responsibility for criminal conduct of somebody inside the company. – Kenneth Lay
  11. I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility – Kate Millett
  12. It is a very unusual sector and the one thing I would ask of them is to understand that for most of them one -third of their films are being financed by the taxpayer and that carries huge accountability and responsibility – Estelle Morris
  13. Every right implies a responsibility Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. – John D. Rockefeller
  14. As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan's heritage and its economy. – Debbie Stabenow
  15. Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow. – Dominique de Villepin

Usage examples for responsibility

  1. Each one experienced a grateful sense of the entire responsibility of the other four in the fate of their enterprise. ” – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  2. Fear had given way to responsibility and Dicksie seemed to know herself. ” – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  3. From the first moment when the responsibility for Marcel's little life had fallen into his hands his mind was made up. ” – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  4. “ I can prove to you in two minutes that I am right, and I intend to do so; then my responsibility ceases. ” – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  5. The whole of humanity is working for each of us; each of us must live worthy of that great responsibility to humanity. ” – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  6. “ Is that your responsibility –  by
  7. Well, that responsibility was his now, thanks to her.... ” – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  8. Nor can I really let you take any of the responsibility – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  9. Nobody can say there's any responsibility on us. ” – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  10. But I can say this on my own responsibility if you know of anything- anything, however small! ” – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  11. On your head be that responsibility – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  12. And I wonder how much responsibility I must really bear for the way it does come out?" ” – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  13. He said quietly: " I take that responsibility sir." ” – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  14. “ " I can stand any ordinary danger, but I am not going to be left shut up here alone, with the whole responsibility upon me. ” – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. There is, I repeat, great responsibility on man. ” – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  16. He became solemn, mannerised, conscious of responsibility – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  17. Your responsibility is only to me. ” – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  18. You're not fit for a position of responsibility – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  19. She laughed a little as she said, " And he feels his responsibility don't you, Jim?" ” – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  20. In the first place he did not want to have the responsibility and again, the fact of its being in his possession seemed to make him a partner in the business. ” – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis

Idioms for responsibility