29 top quotes about your accountability

Own your decisions using these quotes

Time for reflection on actions and emotions

Time for reflection on actions and emotions

Responsibility can be shared but accountability is more personal. How you hold others and yourself to account is a significant part of your character, principles, and demonstration of values.

Seeking help through accountability partners is common for those seeking goals. Other experiences of accountability are seen in daily life, politics and the business world alike.

For those that demonstrate and retain personal accountability for their actions enhance their standing of integrity with others.

Here we celebrate voicing thoughts, ideas, and wisdom about accountability by sharing these great quotes with you.

These are not here to give you comfort, but more to help to provide perspective and encourage a personal review to see how you uphold accountability in each area of your life.

JAMSO encourages you to take accountability out of your head and into daily actions for yourself and those around you.

Reader homework:

Whilst you read through these quotes as yourself some questions.

-       How have I made others accountable today?

-       What areas of life am I not holding myself to account?

-       When was the last time I reviewed accountability for my personal actions and interactions?

-       List the best areas you demonstrate personal accountability.

-       How can I help share and shape accountability of my community?

-       Which quotes resonate with me the most and why?

-       Which quotes come from names you have not heard of before?

We have gathered some of the great minds to provide you these quotes and inspirations.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
— Buddha

It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s own acts. – Gandhi


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


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


As for the journey of life; at some point, you will realize that YOU are the driver and you will drive. – Steve Maraboli


If you think someone or something other than yourself is responsible for your happiness or success, I'd guess you're not that happy or successful – Rob Liano


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


True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to the standard of accountability. – Monica Johnson


When your teammate looks you in the eye and holds you accountable, that’s the greatest kind of leadership there is.” Doug Collins, NBA Analyst


You are what you do, not what you say you will do.


Don’t play victim to the circumstances you created.


Do not wait for others, go create your opportunity

Do not wait for others, go create your opportunity

A mistake made more than once is a decision. – Paulo Coehlo


More people would learn from their mistakes if they were not so busy denying them.


Don’t be upset with the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t do.


There is no better test of a man’s integrity than his behavior when he is wrong. – Marvin Williams


Expectation is the root of all heartache. – William Shakespeare


It takes courage to live through suffering, and it takes honesty to observe it. – C.S.Lewis


There are only two options. Make progress or make excuses.


Some people create their own storms and get mad when it rains.


The only Zen you will find at the top of the mountain is the Zen you bring up there with you. – Alan Watts


A man who is not accountable to anyone is a danger to himself.
— Iyanla Vanzant



If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt


Wrong is wrong, even if everyone else is doing it. Right is right even if no one else is doing it.


Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide? – Rumi


Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge. – Carl Jung.


Make your impact ripple

Make your impact ripple

Be the reason someone smiles today.


The solution to your problem is within your thinking.


Women feel we need permission. We need to lead and change that. – Emma Watson


You will never have this day again so make it count.


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