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1. "I love a friendly chat and a friendly glass of wine during the evening - the time they call, for some accountable reason, 'between dog and wolf'."
Author: Alexander Pushkin
2. "Scholarships that allow students to get a good education are important, but first we want to measure the progress that the schools are teaching our students, we want to hold them accountable for the progress, we want to hold the schools accountable for teaching the young people in America."
Author: Andrew Card
3. "Let me be clear - no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions."
Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
4. "We have really, that I know of, no philosophical basis for high and low. Moreover, the vegetable kingdom does not culminate, as the animal kingdom does. It is not a kingdom, but a common-wealth; a democracy, and therefore puzzling and unaccountable from the former point of view."
Author: Asa Gray
5. "More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future."
Author: Barbara Jordan
6. "Every indiscriminate karma committed by humans are accountable!"
Author: Chandrababu V.S.
7. "Every single breath of a human is known to God. After all, every act in capacity of a human is accountable to God."
Author: Chandrababu V.S.
8. "It is an observation suggested by all history, and by none more than by that of James I and his successor [Charles I], that the religious spirit, when it mingles with faction, contains in it something supernatural and unaccountable; and that, in its operations upon society, effects correspond less to their known causes than is found in any other circumstance of government."
Author: David Hume
9. "You are curious and quick, you have a deft mind, and for some unaccountable reason, people tell you things -- useful things."
Author: Deanna Raybourn
10. "You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck."
Author: Donald Rumsfeld
11. "Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems."
Author: Elie Wiesel
12. "Since every individual is accountable ultimately to the self, the formation of that self demands our utmost care and attention."
Author: Frank Herbert
13. "I want people around me who call me out and hold me accountable."
Author: Hunter Parrish
14. "Never wake up waiting to hear a command from someone before you make a move; be responsible! Never repeat what made you to waste an hour of yesterday; be accountable!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
15. "When you live today, being accountable for yesterday, today will be better because you would have taken the chance to know the activities and people who unmade and made your day and edit today's plans for the better."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
16. "Although people call love a capricious and unaccountable emotion that arises like an illness, nonetheless it has its own laws and reasons, like everything else. If these laws have been little studied so far, that is because a person struck down by love is in no condition to observe with a scholar's eye as the impression steals into his soul and shackles his emotions like a dream, as first his eyes go blind, at which moment his pulse and then his heart begin beating harder, all of a sudden there arises as of yesterday an undying devotion, the desire to sacrifice oneself; one's I gradually vanishes and crosses over into him or her; the mind becomes wither unusually dull or unusually sharp; the will surrenders to the will of another; and the head bows, the knees shake and the tears and fever come."
Author: Ivan Goncharov
17. "It grieved him plaguily, he said, to see the nuptial couch defrauded of its dearest pledges: and to reflect upon so many agreeable females with rich jointures, a prey for the vilest bonzes, who hide their flambeau under a bushel in an uncongenial cloister or lose their womanly bloom in the embraces of some unaccountable muskin when they might multiply the inlets of happiness, sacrificing the inestimable jewel of their sex when a hundred pretty fellows were at hand to caress, this, he assured them, made his heart weep."
Author: James Joyce
18. "A man is accountable to no person for his doings."
Author: James Otis
19. "I must be responsible and accountable for my actions."
Author: Jason Williams
20. "From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars, We're making state government smaller, smarter, more efficient, and more accountable."
Author: Jim Doyle
21. "There was after all no mystery in the end of love, no mystery but the mystery of love itself, which was large certainly but as real as grass, as natural and unaccountable as bloom and branch and their growth."
Author: John Crowley
22. "Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people, none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people, holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability."
Author: John Hickenlooper
23. "You cannot run a scociety or cope with it's problems if people are not held accountable for what they do."
Author: John Leo
24. "Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God."
Author: John Tyler
25. "What history can do is show that people have to take responsibility for what they activate out of their tradition. It's not just a given thing one slavishly follows. You have to be accountable."
Author: Karen L. King
26. "Sentencing enhancements won't get police to investigate crimes they don't take seriously to begin with. They won't stop police from harassing trans women on the street because they assume all trans women are sex workers. They won't have any effect against police officers who believe they won't be held accountable. They won't sway the minds of jurors who think 'I killed her because she was trans' is an adequate excuse. Sentencing enhancements will allow them to dole out harsher punishments against the people they think are more deserving. And we already know that the legal system sees people of color, women, sex workers, immigrants, and the homeless as more deserving of punishment. (Tobi Hill-Meyer of COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere), "Disposable People," November 11, 2008, http://nodesignation.com)"
Author: Kay Whitlock
27. "Empowerment means that people have the freedom to act. It also means that they are accountable for results."
Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard
28. "People get DUIs, people get in fights with their boyfriends, it happens, life happens, but it's about being accountable for your actions. I don't know. I'm just not that girl, I don't go to clubs. I'm a pretty normal girl."
Author: Leslie Bibb
29. "As Americans, we rightfully place tremendous value on having a free and independent press. Our role as journalists is to give voice to the voiceless, and hold our leaders and institutions accountable. But the circle is only completed when that information is consumed by a free-thinking and engaged audience."
Author: Lester Holt
30. "This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand."
Author: Louise Slaughter
31. "How do you keep war accountable to the American people when war becomes invisible and virtual?"
Author: Michael Ignatieff
32. "It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable."
Author: Molière
33. "Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use... It's time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable."
Author: Neal Barnard
34. "I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC, and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week. I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do."
Author: Paddy Ashdown
35. "We are a profoundly interconnected species, as the global economic and ecological crises reveal in vivid and frightening detail. We must embrace the simple fact that we are dependent on and accountable to one another."
Author: Parker Palmer
36. "The White House alone cannot hold its opponents accountable."
Author: Paul Weyrich
37. "Our foremost priority is the removal of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, disease and illiteracy. All social welfare programmes must be implemented efficiently. Agencies involved in the delivery of services should have a strong sense of duty and work in a transparent, corruption-free, time-bound and accountable manner."
Author: Pratibha Patil
38. "People change. I wouldn't like to be accountable for the interviews I've done, or the person I was when I was 20, 21."
Author: Robbie Williams
39. "I hold head coaches accountable."
Author: Roger Goodell
40. "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."
Author: Ron Paul
41. "If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable, it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don't have the courage to do it."
Author: Sal Albanese
42. "Unless government appropriately regulates oil developments and holds oil executives accountable, the public will not trust them to drill, baby, drill. And we must!"
Author: Sarah Palin
43. "Accountable Authentic Collaborative Courageous Passionate Lifelong learner Welcomes feedback Biased toward action Solution oriented Change agent"
Author: Susan Scott
44. "...spiritually speaking, here's an important analogy: we're not accountable for how our accomplishments measure up to the gifted person sitting next to us. However, we are accountable for what we do with what we've been given."
Author: Susie Larson
45. "She is convinced that when language dies, out of carelessness, disuse, indifference and absence of esteem, or killed by fiat, not only she herself, but all users and makers are accountable for its demise. In her country children have bitten their tongues off and use bullets instead to iterate the voice of speechlessness, of disabled and disabling language, of language adults have abandoned altogether as a device for grappling with meaning, providing guidance, or expressing love."
Author: Toni Morrison
46. "Gandhi is the other person. I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred. To me, those are the real freedoms on the basis of which good human societies are based."
Author: Vandana Shiva
47. "My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring, roaring, diving. And then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?"
Author: Virginia Woolf
48. "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."
Author: Wayde Goodall
49. "I always like to say, we need to vote with our fork, vote with our vote, and then keep the people we vote for accountable. We have to show we are politically powerful. And together we are."
Author: Wenonah Hauter
50. "Even the most well-meaninggovernment policies have unintended consequences that have harmedthe economy. If government policies were today held accountable the wayprivate businesses are, the scoreboard would say government is failingto help people...and this is a fact."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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