65 Accountability Quotes On Success In Life

These accountability quotes will inspire you. Accountability is when an individual or department experiences consequences for their performance or actions.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging accountability quotes, accountability sayings, and accountability proverbs.

Best Accountability Quotes

  1. “Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.” ~ Pat Summitt
  2. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable” ~ Joe Dumars
  3. “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” ~ Josiah Stamp
  4. “Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the result.” ~ Bob Proctor

  5. “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” ~ Thomas Paine
  6. “You can’t talk about leadership without talking about responsibility and accountability…you can’t separate the two. A leader must delegate responsibility and provide the freedom to make decisions, and then be held accountable for the results.” ~ Buck Rodgers , Leadership accountability quotes
  7. “No individual can achieve worthy goals without accepting accountability for his or her own actions.” ~ Dan Miller
  8. “Accountability breeds response-ability.” ~ Stephen Covey

  9. “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  10. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “If we want unity, we must all be unifiers. If we want accountability, each of us must be accountable for all we do.” ~ Christine Gregoire
  12. “Having authority implies accountability. If you reject the blame for failures under your watch, people reject your leadership.” ~ Rick Warren

  13. “We all create the person we become by our choices as we go through life. In a real sense, by the time we are adults, we are the sum total of the choices we have made.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. “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 the injury.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  15. “Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.” ~ Mike Paul
  16. “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  17. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” ~ Jim Rohn
  18. “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” ~ Louis Nizer
  19. “Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  20. “There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.” ~ John Miller

  21. “Perhaps nothing in our society is more needed for those in positions of authority than accountability.” ~ Larry Burkett
  22. “Some favorite expressions of small children: “It’s not my fault…They made me do it…I forgot.” Some favorite expressions of adults: “It’s not my job…No one told me…It couldn’t be helped.” True freedom begins and ends with personal accountability. -Dan Zadra It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” ~ Josiah Stamp
  23. “Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.” ~ Denis Waitley
  24. “Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience.” ~ Wes Fesler

  25. “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” ~ Douglas Adams
  26. “Trust is the glue that holds everything together. It creates the environment in which all of the other elements win-win stewardship agreements, self-directing individuals and teams, aligned structures and systems, and accountability can flourish.” ~ Stephen Covey
  27. “We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people’s feet to the fire.” ~ Jennifer Granholm
  28. “Grace does not cancel out our responsibility or accountability for the things God has given us to do.” ~ Mike Bickle

  29. “Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.” ~ Wes Fesler
  30. “If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.” ~ Claude McKay
  31. “Even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone. I’m going to fight for you. I’m going to fight for what’s right. I’m going to fight to hold people accountable” ~ Barbara Boxer
  32. “Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.” ~ Anita Brookner

  33. “Accountability only works if you want it to.” ~ Dillon Burroughs , Accountability quotes for workplace
  34. “People think responsibility is hard to bear. It’s not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of impotence.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger
  35. “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
  36. “If a business has to be told that it needs more focus, accountability and decisiveness, there is a bigger problem at hand.” ~ Brad Garlinghouse

  37. “If one meets a powerful person–Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates–ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?” ~ Tony Benn
  38. “The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  39. “Hold everybody accountable? Ridiculous!” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  40. “Never promise more than you can perform.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  41. “Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation.” ~ Carl Levin
  42. “It was accountability that Nixon feared.” ~ Bob Woodward
  43. “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” ~ David Brin
  44. “I made the decision. I’m accountable.” ~ Janet Reno

  45. “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
  46. “I believe that all of us have gangster proclivities and greedy orientations that need accountability. That’s why democracies are necessary. We have to have institutions to try to curtail the use of arbitrary power so that our greedy orientations and gangster-like proclivities don’t get out of hand.” ~ Cornel West
  47. “It means a lot. It means I’m accountable.” ~ Champ Bailey
  48. “Acknowledgment of torture is not accountability for it.” ~ Yousef Munayyer

  49. “The United States stands at the pinnacle of world power. This is a solemn moment for the American democracy. For with primacy in power is joined an awe-inspiring accountability for the future.” ~ Winston Churchill
  50. “Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.” ~ Atifete Jahjaga
  51. “Good men prefer to be accountable.” ~ Michael Edwardes
  52. “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.” ~ Cesar Chavez

  53. “The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability.” ~ Simon Mainwaring , Accountability quotes and transparency
  54. “Now where people are – at least the people I talk to – they are focused on issues of trust. Accountability also comes up, to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.” ~ William P. Leahy
  55. “A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says ‘I was beaten,’ he does not say ‘My men were beaten.'” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  56. “There is no accountability in soft money. None.” ~ Zach Wamp

  57. “There’s accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they’ve been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they’re going to continue to be so.” ~ Jim Cramer
  58. “The collapse of good conscience and the absence of accountability and public scrutiny have led to crimes against humanity and violations of international law.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  59. “Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.” ~ Gian Carlo Menotti
  60. “A local company has more accountability.” ~ Paul Hawken

  61. “If we want to truly regain the public’s trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let’s start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take.” ~ Melissa Bean
  62. “You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void.” ~ Stacie Orrico
  63. “On issue after issue, the polls – and these are not snapshot polls; these are polls over a consistent period of time – show that most Americans share what one could call core liberal or progressive values: investment in health care and education over tax cuts; fair trade over free trade; corporate accountability over deregulation; environmental protection over laissez-faire policies; defending Social Security and Medicare over privatizing them; raising the minimum wage over eliminating it. The country prefers progressive alternatives to the failed policies of the conservative right.” ~ Katrina vanden Heuvel
  64. “I am lord of myself, accountable to none.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  65. “Everything is about accountability to the American people, accountability of the executive branch … [and] accountability of the oversight of the Congress.” ~ Jay Rockefeller

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