“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”
“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.’
“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”
“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.”
“Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.”
–John D. Rockefeller
“It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.”
“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.”
“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility.”
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
“Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. “
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
-Spiderman quoting Voltaire
“Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.”
“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”
-Abigail Van Buren
“Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.”
-Edwin H. Stuart
“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.”
-John C. Maxwell
“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”
“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”
“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”
-Josiah Charles Stamp
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
“I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.”
–Viktor E. Frankl
How can you use Quotes?
- Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
- Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
- Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
- Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
- Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
- Make it fun: You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.