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 the injury.— John Stuart Mill
Fantastic Personal Accountability quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Our problem with President Obama isn't that he's a bad person.
By all accounts, he too is a good husband, and a good father - and thanks to lots of practice, a pretty good golfer.
If one meets a powerful person--Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates--ask them five questions: "What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
For years now I have been talking about personal responsibility and accountability, both in our private lives and in the halls of government. Those are important principles here in Idaho, and they will form the basis of this administration.
It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life .
.. Your entire life ... Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank account, but your soul.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
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.
There's not a chance we'll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.
It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social Security taxes in personal savings accounts.
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.
But in Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.
Every person I killed I strongly believe that they were bad.
When I do go face God there is going to be lots of things I will have to account for but killing any of those people is not one of them.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
He who is infatuated with Man leaves persons out of account so far as that infatuation extends, and floats in an ideal, sacred interest. Man, you see, is not a person, but an ideal, a spook.
A corporation like Enron is a person with a legal identity and no ethical accountability.
All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust, and that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author, and Founder of society.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion.
I hate writing about personal stuff. I don't have a Facebook page. I don't use my Twitter account. I am familiar with both, but I don't use them.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
The most shattering thought I've ever had is my personal accountability to God one day
The evil of technology was not technology itself, Lindbergh came to see after the war, not in airplanes or the myriad contrivances of modern technical igenuity, but in the extent to which they can distance us from our better moral nature, or sense of personal accountability.
As geology is essentially a historical science, the working method of the geologist resembles that of the historian. This makes the personality of the geologist of essential importance in the way he analyzes the past.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
God exist whether or not men may choose to believe in Him.
The reason why many people do not believe in God is not so much that it is intellectually impossible to believe in God, but because belief in God forces that thoughtful person to face the fact that he is accountable to such a God.
Collective freedom provides the basic conditions for people to narrate their own lives, hold power accountable, and embrace a capacious notion of human dignity.
I was confident that I was a special person.
But time slowly chips away at life. People don't just die when their time comes. They gradually die away, from the inside. And finally the day comes when you have to settle accounts. Nobody can escape it. People have to pay the price for what they've received. I have only just learned that truth.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
On a personal level, as a Christian, it will not be Barbra Streisand I'm standing in front of when I have to make an accounting of my life.
You are not your bank account, or your ambitiousness.
You're not the cold clay lump with a big belly you leave behind when you die. You're not your collection of walking personality disorders. You are spirit, you are love.
You will never be able to truly step inside another person, to see the world as he sees it, until you develop the pure desire, the strength of personal character, and the positive Emotional Bank Account, as well as the empathetic listening skills to do it.
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.
To reverence the impersonal creation instead of the personal God who created us is a perversion designed for escaping moral accountability to the Creator. God indicts those who worship the creation instead of its Creator (Rom 1:18-23); and warns of the corruption of morals and behavior which results.
Every day, IRS agents levy liens on homes, bank accounts, and businesses;
they confiscate cars, furniture, boats, and other personal property without the constitutional protections of due notice, hearing, and due process. If a person forcibly resists, government agents kill him for resisting arrest.
Whenever you hear anyone talking about a cultural or even about a human problem, you should never forget to inquire who the speaker really is. The more general the problem, the more the person will smuggle his or her own personal psychology into the account he or she gives of it.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
The serial bully, who in my estimation accounts for about one person in thirty in society, is the single most important threat to the effectiveness of organisations, the profitability of industry, the performance of the economy, and the prosperity of society.
Librarian like Stewardess, Certified Public Accountant, Used Car Salesman is one of those occupations that people assume attract a certain deformed personality.
A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stores and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer's decision to choose one product or service over another.
I'm not saying that President Obama should be exempt from criticism, nor do I believe it is some act of racial treason for a black person to hold our president accountable for his actions.
Adults don't know how to respect and really love their young ones.
Often love is confused with possession. You say "this is my" about your child, without taking into account that you're dealing with a real person with his/her own personality, rights, and autonomy, even when very young.