“Camaraderie doesn’t happen by accident; developing a strong sense of trust, accountability, and togetherness around team goals requires intentional effort.” – Don Yaeger

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen Covey

“Take accountability… Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown.” – Steve Maraboli

“Transparency increases credibility and accountability.” – Park Won-soon

“Understanding the true meaning of accountability makes us strong and enables us to learn” ― Sameh Elsayed

“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

“Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” – John Lemme

“Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.” – Brian Dive

“The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.” – Simon Mainwaring

“Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation.” ― Carl Levin

“Hold yourselves accountable before you are held accountable.” – Umar ibn al–Khattab

“Leaders must develop a lower threshold for alibis and become better communicators and enforcers of what they want done. Holding people accountable to high standards and results is nothing to apologize for. Failing to stretch them to their potential is.” – Dave Anderson

“On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable.” – Joe Dumars

“Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the result.” – Bob Proctor

“Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.” – Michael Korda

“Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” – Mitt Romney

“You can make any promises as long as you are not going to be there to fulfill them.” ― Pawan Mishra

“Having authority implies accountability. If you reject the blame for failures under your watch, people reject your leadership.” – Rick Warren

“Accountability is a measure of a leader’s height.” – Jeffrey Benjamin

“Accountability, the ability of people to understand what is expected of them, exercise authority, and take responsibility for delivering results, is an important dimension of organizational health.” – Michael Bazigos

“Exhibiting accountability over time is a gateway to trust. When we see someone acting with accountability, we gain the evidence we need to trust them.” – Mike Erwin and Willys Devoll

“To be accountable is to care for the well-being of the whole and act as if this well-being is in our hands and hearts to create.” – Peter Block

“It entails accepting responsibility for both achievements and failures, as well as being prepared to live with the results of your choices.” – Shaun Smit

“Accountability is the highest form of leadership.” – John Miller

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” – Dr. Robert Anthony

“What you do, tells me everything about you.” ― Jerry Fernandez

“Accountability is the ultimate measure of a person’s character.” – Unknown

“Accountability is the difference between a good leader and a great leader.” – D.A. Abrams

“The first step toward success is taking responsibility for your actions.” – Mark Cuban

“The first and foremost responsibility of a leader is to create an environment in which everyone can take accountability for their actions.” – Jocko Willink

“A leader who takes accountability for their mistakes earns the respect of their team.” – Peter Drucker

“True leaders accept responsibility for the outcomes of their decisions and actions.” – John Wooden

“A leader who doesn’t take accountability for their actions is like a ship without a captain.” – John C. Maxwell

“Without accountability, there can be no trust, and without trust, there can be no meaningful collaboration.” – Patrick Lencioni

“Open collaboration encourages greater accountability, which in turn fosters trust.” – Ron Garan

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

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“It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to leadership, but there is one thing that every leader needs – accountability.” – John C. Maxwell

“If you can’t stand the heat, you’d better get out of the kitchen.” ― Harry S. Truman

“Accountability feels like an attack when you’re not ready to acknowledge how your behaviors harm others.” – Tamara Renaye

“Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame.” – Courtney Lynch

“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” – David Brin

“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” – General Colin Powell

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

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

“The pride of man hopes but to blame God for the evils of the world, and to praise himself for the good.” ― Criss Jami

“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.” ― Brené Brown

“The worst thing that can happen to you as a young person, is to refuse to grow up. You refuse to grow up when you believe that someone else must take responsibility for your life and life circumstances.” ― Saidi Mdala

“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” ― Thomas Paine

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.” – Pat Summitt

“Intentions do not insulate us from the consequences of our actions.” ― Jon D Harrison

“You are the reason of your own good-luck and bad-luck; success and failure; happiness and pain. Your choices are responsible for your present. Don’t blame someone else for your sufferings or failures.” ― Sanjeev Himachali

“Wisdom stems from personal accountability. We all make mistakes; own them… learn from them. Don’t throw away the lesson by blaming others.” – Steve Maraboli

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.” – Lou Holtz

“On one side of accountability is courage, on the other is freedom.” – Jean Hamilton Fford

“For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU.” – Steve Maraboli

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“You steadily grow into becoming your best as you choose to be accountable and accept responsibility for improvement.” – Steve Shallenberger

“Accountability and self-responsibility are critical to our success in personal, professional, and public life. However, we often look for those character traits in others, rather than inculcating them in ourselves.” – Vishwas Chavan

“Make yourself accountable and your employees will hold themselves to a high standard.” ― David J. Greer

“The only way we succeed as a group is not simply following directions, but in keeping each other accountable for our actions.” – A.J. Darkholme

“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

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

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” — Sigmund Freud

“If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.” – Henry Cloud

“To be accountable means that we are willing to be responsible to another person for our behavior and it implies a level of submission to another’s opinions and viewpoints.” ― Wayde Goodall

“Never promise more than you can perform.” ― Publilius Syrus

“Accountability and self-responsibility are critical to our success in personal, professional and public life. However, we often look for those character traits in others, rather than inculcating them in ourselves.” ― Vishwas Chavan

“You’re going to mess up. So instead of trying to be perfect, learn how to be accountable.” – Whitney Goodman

“Ownership: ‘A commitment of the head, heart, and hands to fix the problem and never again affix the blame.” ― John G. Miller

“Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.” ― Wes Fessler

“It’s not how much you spend, it’s how you spend it. We have been putting a lot of money into education in the state of Nevada, and it’s gotten us to 50th in the country in graduation rates. We needed more accountability in our system.” – Brian Sandoval

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen Covey

“Consumer accountability drives quality and efficiency.” – Pete Hoekstra

“Trust brings a higher level of communication and a higher level of commitment and accountability.” – Bruce Arians

“I believe – we all pay taxes. I’m happy to pay it, but I hate to have it abused, money wasted, no accountability. That’s going to bother you.” – Lou Holtz

“‘No Child Left Behind’ requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms.” – Dianne Feinstein

“I believe the processes of good governance have gone astray. Specifically there is an erosion of transparency, independence and accountability.” – Tan Cheng Bock

“Capitalism requires individual responsibility and accountability. People are seen as atomized units in a capitalist system – they are either useful, or they are not. They are not seen racially or ethnically or religiously. They consume and they produce, and those are their only relevant characteristics.” – Ben Shapiro

“Accountability is the measure of a leaders height.” ― Jeffrey Benjamin

“Where there is no accountability, there will also be no responsibility.” ― Sunday Adelaja

“Creating a culture of integrity and accountability not only improves effectiveness, it also generates a respectful, enjoyable and life-giving setting in which to work.” – Tom Hanson

“My experience is that accountability is an extremely powerful tool to align an organization toward its objectives.” – Susan Gomez

“Accountability is a key concept in moving an organization forward, especially in a challenging business climate.” – Cindy Tucker

“The reason people blame things on the previous generation is that there’s only one other choice.” – Doug Larson

“Individuals and teams have a sense of ownership, and are focused, disciplined and collaborative while holding each other accountable for outcomes.” – Di Worrall

“Some want, to be exempt. They do not want to excel, they do not want to exert. They want to be considered excellent, for desiring to be held exempt, from all accountability.” ― Justin K. McFarlane Beau

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

“I believe that accountability is the basis of all meaningful human achievement.” – Sam Silverstein

“To function effectively, a business requires leaders who are accountable for driving success.” – Barry Linetsky

“Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Islamic Accountability Quotes

“Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.” (Surah al-Zalzalah, 99: 7-8)

“Whoever chooses to follow the right path, follows it but for his own good; and whoever goes astray, goes but astray to his own loss; and no bearer of burdens shall be made to bear another’s burden.” (Surah Al-Isra’, 17:15)

“O you who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul consider what it has forwarded for the morrow (the Day of Judgement), and fear Allah. Allah is aware of what you do)”. (Surah al-Hashar, 59:18).

It was narrated from Ibn Mas’ud (Ra) that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “The son of Adam will not pass away from Allah until he is asked about five things: (i) how he lived his life, (ii) how he utilized his youth, (iii) with what means did he earn his wealth, (iv) how did he spend his wealth, and (v) what did he do with his knowledge.” (Sunanut Tirmidhi).


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