No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Responsibility is not inherited, it is a choice that everyone needs to make at some point in their life.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann von Goethe
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
"I must do something" always solves more problems than "something must be done."
Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility. Albert Einstein
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. William Penn
The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility. Giosué Borsi
Why do children want to grow up? Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity. But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do? Not much: they can "do" drugs, "have" sex, "make" babies, and "get" money (from their parents, crime, or the State). For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty. Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents? Thomas Szasz
Taking initiative does not mean being pushy, obnoxious, or aggressive. It does mean recognizing our responsibility to make things happen.
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Removing blame means never assigning responsibility to anyone for what you're experiencing.
Dr. Wayne Dyer, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace