Accountability Sayings and Quotes

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.

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

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

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I 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

We have a problem when the same people who make the law get to decide whether or not they themselves have broken the law.     

Michel Templet

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

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

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.     


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

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.     

Alfred Adler