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1. "We think about our values in pairs, and there is a tension or a balance between them. We talk about listening and leadership; accountability and generosity; humility and audacity. You've got to have the humility to see the world as it is—and in our world, working with poor communities, that's not easy to do—but have the audacity to know why you are trying to make it be different, to imagine the way it could be."
Author: Adam Bryant
2. "I call on the international community to be fair to the Iraqi people. My position is that we respect international resolutions but in return demand justice and accountability for those who stole Iraq's money."
Author: Ahmed Chalabi
3. "I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens,' forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life."
Author: Ai Weiwei
4. "Candor and accountability in a democracy is very important. Hypocrisy has no place."
Author: Alan Dershowitz
5. "Nothing rose to plug the gap, to address what some called "ultimate concerns," unless you count the arts, the arts that lacked both epistemological methods and accountability, and that drew nutty people, or drove them nuts."
Author: Annie Dillard
6. "It amazes me that parents are allowed to raise kids. There's so much power and often very little accountability."
Author: Ben Marcus
7. "It was accountability that Nixon feared."
Author: Bob Woodward
8. "If I could give one tip for people - it's not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It's to walk your talk and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day, the dumbbell and diet don't get you in shape. It's your accountability to your word."
Author: Brett Hoebel
9. "Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation."
Author: Carl Levin
10. "I'll continue to fight for school choice and home schooling. Do I believe in accountability? You bet I do."
Author: Charlie Crist
11. "A strong accountability system needs to broaden, not narrow, the curriculum. That cannot happen if you only have accountability without adequate school funding. Until Tallahassee understands the need to raise the bar as well as the financial investment, Florida will continue to celebrate mediocrity at the expense of true achievement."
Author: Dan Gelber
12. "Reciprocal accountability, or criticism [is] the only known antidote to error."
Author: David Brin
13. "The foundations demand that public schools and teachers be held accountable for performance, but they themselves are accountable to no one. If their plans fail, no sanctions are levied against them. They are bastions of unaccountability."
Author: Diane Ravitch
14. "Race to the Top was only marginally different from No Child Left Behind. In fact, it was worse, because it gave full-throated Democratic endorsement to the long-standing Republican agenda of testing, accountability, and choice. Race to the Top abandoned equity as the driving principle of federal aid. From the initiation of federal aid to local school districts in 1965, Democratic administrations had insisted on formula grants, which distributed federal money to schools and districts based on the proportion of students who were poor, not on a competition among states."
Author: Diane Ravitch
15. "Accountability makes no sense when it undermines the larger goals of education."
Author: Diane Ravitch
16. "'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."
Author: Dianne Feinstein
17. "Accountability only works if you want it to."
Author: Dillon Burroughs
18. "Christianity enhanced the notion of political and social accountability by providing a new model: that of servant leadership. In ancient Greece and Rome no one would have dreamed of considering political leaders anyone's servants. The job of the leader was to lead. But Christ invented the notion that the way to lead is by serving the needs of others, especially those who are the most needy."
Author: Dinesh D'Souza
19. "We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
Author: Earl Blumenauer
20. "I have a rigid self-accountability. You have to work hard."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
21. "The movement towards radical transparency and accountability has been gaining steam for several decades."
Author: Heather Brooke
22. "Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies."
Author: Heather Schuck
23. "Men cannot be men—much less good or heroic men—unless their actions have meaningful consequences to people they truly care about. Strength requires an opposing force, courage requires risk, mastery requires hard work, honor requires accountability to other men. Without these things, we are little more than boys playing at being men, and there is no weekend retreat or mantra or half-assed rite of passage that can change that. A rite of passage must reflect a real change in status and responsibility for it to be anything more than theater. No reimagined manhood of convenience can hold its head high so long as the earth remains the tomb of our ancestors"
Author: Jack Donovan
24. "In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith."
Author: James L. Buckley
25. "Accountability and democratic choice, I deeply believe, are guaranteed by rigorous scrutiny only."
Author: Jemima Khan
26. "We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire."
Author: Jennifer Granholm
27. "There's accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they've been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they're going to continue to be so."
Author: Jim Cramer
28. "Greater personal choice, individually tailored services, stronger local accountability, greater efficiency - these are all central to the new direction of travel we have set for our public services."
Author: John Hutton
29. "By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there."
Author: Jonathan Kozol
30. "Everyone knows about the substantive issues of concern, like federal health care, but very little is said about the process, the lack of accountability."
Author: Justin Amash
31. "Professional accountability is a good thing. Without it, excellence is merely a pipe dream and even average performance isn't a realistic expectation."
Author: Lee Ellis
32. "There's no accountability anymore, Pierce, no one holds anyone accountable for what they do. It's always someone else's fault. Usually people just blame the victim."
Author: Meg Cabot
33. "But we need to search for and find, what we need to own and perfect into a magnificent, shining thing, is a new kind of politics. Not the politics of governments, but the politics of resistance. The politics of opposition. The politics of forcing accountability. The politics of slowing things down. In the present circumstances, I'd say the only thing worth globalizing is dissent."
Author: Megan McKenna
34. "When I was at the CIA I asked my civilian advisory board to tackle some tough questions. Among the toughest: In a political culture that every day demands more transparency and more public accountability from every aspect of national life, could American intelligence continue to survive and succeed? That jury is still out."
Author: Michael Hayden
35. "[Government] regulation is an imperfect substitute for the accountability, and trust, built into a market in which food producers meet the gaze of eaters and vice versa."
Author: Michael Pollan
36. "In our recovery package we put new standards of accountability and transparency, which we hope will now apply."
Author: Nancy Pelosi
37. "Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has called for an audit of the Pentagon, so that we finally have some transparency and accountability in how DOD spends taxpayer dollars."
Author: Pete Hegseth
38. "A news junkie, I read, daily, the 'Times/Sunday Times,' the 'Guardian/Observer,' 'Mail,' and the 'Argus' - both to keep up with crime in Brighton, where I set my novels, and because I think it is vital to support local papers - they provide a unique accountability for councils, emergency services and so much else, and are dangerously undervalued."
Author: Peter James
39. "Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence."
Author: Robert Teeter
40. "I have observed private and proprietary colleges, like the University of Phoenix, and the market they serve. And I found it intriguing the way in which they are trying to deliver the product, with more accountability, for a price."
Author: Roy Romer
41. "While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure."
Author: Ruben Hinojosa
42. "People can defame anyone they like, people can write anything they like. But non-accountability is a part of modern Indian culture."
Author: Salman Khurshid
43. "I also do not like the idea of soft money, these issue ads - people don't know where the money is coming from, millions and millions of dollars outside of the control of a candidate - there's no accountability."
Author: Scott McCallum
44. "The real moments that changed the world are when church members miss the meaning of a whole sermon, and take no accountability for the testimonies they damage, by being self-righteous."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
45. "It's time for these people to have accountability for what is being done."
Author: Sonny Landham
46. "You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void."
Author: Stacie Orrico
47. "For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU."
Author: Steve Maraboli
48. "If there is one tendency of the day which more than any other is unhealthy and undesirable, it is the tendency to deify mere "smartness," unaccompanied by a sense of moral accountability. We shall never make our republic what it should be until as a people we thoroughly understand and put in practice the doctrine that success is abhorrent if attained by the sacrifice of the fundamental principles of morality."
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
49. "After the 11 September attack," March editorializes one morning, "amid all that chaos and confusion, a hole quietly opened up in American history, a vacuum of accountability, into which assets human and financial begin to vanish. Back in the days of hippie simplicity, people liked to blame 'the CIA' or 'a secret rogue operation.' But this is a new enemy, unnamable, locatable on no organization chart or budget line--who knows, maybe even the CIA's scared of them."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
50. "Acknowledgment of torture is not accountability for it."
Author: Yousef Munayyer

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