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Motivational Accountability Quotes and Sayings

Accountability Quotes:- In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving.

As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit, and private and individual contexts. 

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old accountability quotes, accountability sayings, and accountability proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Inspirational Accountability Quotes

“A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.”-Joseph Fort Newton

Joseph Fort Newton Accountability Quotes

“At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves – our success is a result of what we do.”-Catherine Pulsifer


“When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.”-Ceasar Chavez


“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”-Oprah Winfrey


“Accountability breeds response-ability.”-Stephen R. Covey


“It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.”-John Di Lemme


“Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.”-Wes Fessler


“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”-Denis Waitley


Accountability Quotes & Accountability Sayings


“When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.”-Louis Nizer


“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for injury.”-John Stuart Mill


“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”-Benjamin Franklin


“If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.”-Claude Mckay


“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”-Stanislaw Lec


“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.”-Mia Hamm


“It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.”-Napolean Hill


Famous Accountability Quotes & Proverbs


“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.”-O. J. Simpson


“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”-Clint Eastwood


“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”-Plato


“Accountability breeds response-ability.”-Stephen R. Covey


“We preach accountability. A player has to understand what he’s doing and why. And we have to be responsible for improving them.”-Jeff Banister


“Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.”-John Di Lemme


“God judges men according to the use they make of the light which He gives them.”-Joseph Smith


“God gave burdens, also shoulders.”-Yiddish Proverb


“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit of doing them.”-Benjamin Jowett 


“If you let other people do it for you, they will do it to you.”-Robert Anthony 


“If you can’t stand the heat, you’d better get out of the kitchen.”-Harry S. Truman


“A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.”-Dean Acheson  


 Amazing Accountability Quotes & Sayings


“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”-Alfred Adler


“We either believe in accountability or we don’t.”– Dana Loesch


“If I could give one tip for people – it’s not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It’s to walk your talk and believe in yourself because, at the end of the day, the dumbbell and diet don’t get you in shape. It’s your accountability to your word.”– Brett Hoebel


“Transparency is key to reciprocal accountability, which we use to be both free and smart. It is the miracle tool that enables us to question the lies of monsters.”– David Brin


“Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House.”– Louise Slaughter


“If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.”-Henry Cloud


“One person’s embarrassment is another person’s accountability.”-Tom Price


“Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.”-Steve Ballmer