Quotes About Accountability

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

If you can’t stand the heat, you’d better get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman (attrib.)

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

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Stanislaw Lec

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

There can be no true response without responsibility; there can be no responsibility without response.
Arthur Vogel

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

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

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

The irony of the matter is that the future generations do not have a vote.  In effect, we hold their proxy.
Charles J. Hitch, regarding the environment

If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.
Claude McKay

I have her life, I can take life away.
Mary Beth Whitehead, on her role as surrogate mother to Baby M

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 Kissinger



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