Wise Quotes on Accountability

Below are some quotes on accountability.  I enjoyed them and thought you would too.   They gave rise to some sweet reflection on what being truly accountable is all about.

Enjoy them, place a few where you can see them and be inspired to live the meaning.

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

“Never promise more than you can perform.“-  Publilius Syrus

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”  William Feather

“Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all.Persian Proverb

“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

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”  Sir Josiah Stamp

“God does not want us to do extraordinary things; He wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.”  Bishop Gore

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.“-  Moliere

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes real happiness. It is not obtained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  Helen Keller

“Every person’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of that person.Samuel Butler

“I am not bound to win
but I am bound to be true;
I am not bound to succeed
but am bound to live up
to what light I have.
Abraham Lincoln

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”  Sir Josiah Stamp

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

“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.

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” George Burns


“I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”
Walter Anderson


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10 Responses

  1. I love these! Especially:

    “Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all.” Persian Proverb

    “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” George Burns

    “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.“

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

    Great!

  2. I like this one:

    “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”

    Thanks!

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