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Harry TrumanWhen the decision is up before you-and on my desk I have a motto which says “The buck stops here” -the decision has to be made.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

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Duc de LevisNobility obligates.

Noblesse oblige.

—  Duc de Levis, 1764-1830, French politician & author of maxims

     (meaning: nobility or a high position extends beyond titles and requires fulfillment of social responsibilities especially in leadership roles)

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Mignon McLaughlinThe mark of the neurotic: to imagine that you're the only one who cares deeply for anything.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

George Bernard ShawLiberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Winston ChurchillPerhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillThe price of greatness is responsibility.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

John KennedyThe margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

John KennedyIf not us, who? If not now, when?

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Charles de GaulleAdversity attracts the man of character. He seeks out the bitter joy of responsibility.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

Stanislaw Jerzy LecNo snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

—  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 1906-1966, Polish author of maxims

Sigmund FreudThree of life's most important areas: work, love, and taking responsibility.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Sigmund FreudMost people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Peter DruckerRank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Elbert HubbardResponsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Elbert HubbardResponsibility is the price of freedom.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Lyndon JohnsonThere are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

     (about withdrawing from Vietnam)

Lyndon JohnsonWe did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

Dwight EisenhowerLeadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

John WoodenYou are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach










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