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Accountability Quotes

Accountability (Quotes) Responsibility Accountability

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-04-18

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“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” [Thomas Paine, 18th century English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary.]

“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” [David Brin, modern American scientist and award-winning science fiction writer.]

“Every excuse I ever heard made perfect sense to the person who made it.” [Dr. Daniel T. Drubin, modern American motivational speaker.]

“If you think someone or something other than yourself is responsible for your happiness or success, I'd guess you're not that happy or successful.” [Rob Liano, modern American sales and success coach.]

“If I know the way home and am walking along it drunkenly, is it any less the right way because I am staggering from side to side! If it is not the right way, then show me another way; but if I stagger and lose the way, you must help me, you must keep me on the true path, just as I am ready to support you.” [Leo Tolstoy, 19th century Russian novelist and religious and social commentator.]

“The only people that can ruin a relationship or make that relationship work are the two people in it.” [Rob Liano, modern American sales and success coach.]

“A brotherly person rejoices on my account when he approves me, but when he disapproves, he is loving me. To such people I will reveal myself. They will take heart from my good traits, and sigh with sadness at my bad ones. My good points are instilled by you and are your gifts. My bad points are my faults and your judgements on them. Let them take heart from the one and regret the other. Let both praise and tears ascend in your sight from brotherly hearts, your censers. ...But you Lord...Make perfect my imperfections.” [Saint Augustine of Hippo, 4th century Early Church Father, as quoted from his work “Confessions”]

“Good men prefer to be accountable.”  [Michael Edwardes, modern day South African business executive.]

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” [Stephen R. Covey, American educator, businessman, and author of the bestselling book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.]

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” [George Burns, 20th century American actor and comedian.]

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” [Sir Josiah Stamp, 20th century British industrialist, economist, and author.]

“Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.” [Wes Fessler, published author, SEO specialist, and the owner of the family resource business, Family Fun Shop.]

“The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.” [Michael Armstrong, executive officer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 2011.]

“Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience.” [Wes Fessler, published author, SEO specialist, and the owner of the family resource business, Family Fun Shop.]

“God will one day hold us each accountable for all the things He created for us to enjoy, but we refused to do so.” [Rabbinic saying]

“No man will say, 'There is no God' 'till he is so hardened in sin that it has become his interest that there should be none to call him to account.” [Mathew Henry, 17th century English Bible commentator and Presbyterian minister.]

“The not infallible. Nor is it a source of revelation about right and wrong. Its role is not to teach you moral and ethical ideals, but to hold you accountable to the highest standards of right and wrong you know.” [John Macarthur, bestselling author, Bible commentator and pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA]


Many of the above quotes provide their own points of application. They do not necessarily represent the views of Orthodox Christianity; neither do they necessarily represent the views of Illustration Exchange.