quote by Daniel Dennett

The idea that God is a worthy recipient of our gratitude for the blessings of life but should not be held accountable for the disasters is a transparently disingenuous innovation of the theologians.

— Daniel Dennett

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Held accountable quote The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.

While people out there on the spot certainly have to be held accountable for what they've done personally, the chain of command responsibility for this strikes me as just as important and should be dealt with.

Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.

Held accountable quote Life is very short. If people aren't decent, kind, accountable, responsible, or
Life is very short. If people aren't decent, kind, accountable, responsible, or responsive, man up and get rid of them.

Heroism is latent in every human soul - However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials - privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself - for some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.

You can't talk about leadership without talking about responsibility and accountability...you can't separate the two. A leader must delegate responsibility and provide the freedom to make decisions, and then be held accountable for the results.

The poor quality of Christian that grows out of our modern evangelistic meeting may be accounted for by the absence of real repentance accompanying the initial spiritual experience of the converts. And the absence of repentance is the result of an inadequate view of sin and sinfulness held by those who present themselves in the inquiry room.

Held accountable quote Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, wit
Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, with your head held high is dignity.

When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.

I'm not going to be able to wave a magic wand and change everybody's thoughts.

That's something that can only happen by people working on themselves and being held to account by the rest of us, but what Donald Trump's done really unleashed a lot of darkness and divisiveness.

It's not a cost of doing business when the corporation executives go to jail, and that's why they fight so hard to make sure the prosecutors' budget are very limited and that the campaign cash-greased lawmakers keep defending them against being held accountable.

Held accountable quote We are held back by fear, not limitations.
We are held back by fear, not limitations.

Religious leaders need to be held accountable for their ideas.

Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance...In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats.

What I argue is that if I'm going to be held accountable for my actions that I should be allowed to record... my actions. Especially if somebody else is keeping a record of my actions.

Held accountable quote The greatest oak was once a little nut who held his ground.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held his ground.
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Democratic leaders, whose power is ultimately dependent on popular support, are held accountable for failing to improve the lives of their citizens. Therefore, they have a powerful incentive to keep their societies peaceful and prosperous.

I get so ticked off at you intellectually lazy people who think that the government is God, that every dollar they get or spend is somehow sacred. There is more fraud and waste and misuse. If the federal government were held accountable to the law as corporations are held accountable, half the federal government would be in prison.

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails.

Held accountable quote It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.

When you call us, ladies and gentlemen, just so you know, we do have your phone number. And if you say anything untoward, obscene or anything like that, FOX security then will contact your local authorities, and you will be held accountable.

I'm never nervous when I go to meet heads of state.

I feel they should be nervous, because they are the ones who'll be held accountable for the lives their decisions will impact the most.

Why don't we call on the credit card companies to be accountable? They need to be held accountable for their predatory lending practices.

Held accountable quote Your diet is a bank account, good food choice are good investments.
Your diet is a bank account, good food choice are good investments.
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You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that.

There was a real choice when [Barack Obama] became president.

It was a very difficult choice - to say, "We're not going to hold senior officials to account with the same laws that every other citizen in the country is held to," or "This is a nation that believes in the rule of law."

Just consider the CIA and its effort to suppress the Senate's review of its torture program. Take in the fact that we live in a country that a) legalized torture and b) where no one was ever held to account for it, and now the government's internal look at what happened is being suppressed by the CIA. That's a frightening landscape to be in.

We should never forget the government should be held accountable for providing services.

Lawmakers need to be held accountable and should feel the impact of a government shutdown just like many other Americans will.

We must have systems of checks and balances to make sure that those people who are making critical decisions for our country are held accountable, and nowhere is that more important than in the area of national security.

Vice President Joe Biden said today that 'Syria must be held accountable.

' Unfortunately, the Obama administration has never employed an accountant, so they have no idea how to do that.

Over time it's going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity. You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror.

All we want is justice for John Crawford and everyone responsible for John Crawford's death should be held responsible, the criminal justice system refused to hold those accountable so the civil system must.

The highest levels of the U.S. military, the Defense Department, and the White House must be held accountable for putting our troops at greater risk and diminishing Americas moral authority across the globe.

It is lawful and hath been held so through all ages for any one who have the power to call to account a tyrant or wicked king, and after due conviction to depose and put him to death.

Recruit entrepreneurial leaders and give them freedom to determine the best path to achieving their objectives. On the other hand, individuals must commit fully to the system you use and be held rigorously accountable for their objectives. You give them freedom, but freedom within a framework.

Eleven years after the discovery of their bodies, no one has been held accountable for their murders. The chief suspects in the chain of command, including the camp commander, have never been charged.

I have a lot of sympathy with the ideas and frustration of the Occupy movement.

I absolutely agree with the sense that Wall Street has brought an economic calamity to the middle class and that no one has been held accountable.

Well, you know, I - again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government's priorities. The federal government's top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong. They need to be held to account.

Today further EU targeted sanctions on Syria come into force.

The message is clear and unambiguous: those responsible for the repression will be singled out and held accountable.

After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.

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