If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
— Abigail Van Buren
“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done”.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
— James Allen
Responsibility: a detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, fate, fortune, luck or one’s neighbour. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.
— Ambrose Bierce
Responsibility’s like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
— Joan Didion