Quotation Explorer - 'Blame'

Suffering shapes the life force, sometimes into anger, sometimes into blame and self-pity. Eventually it may show us the wisdom of embracing and loving life. - Rachel Naomi Remen
We don't blame your shadow for the shape of your body. Don't blame others for the shape of your experience. - Gillian Duce
Understanding that you can’t truly take credit for your successes, nor truly blame others for their failures will humble you and make you more compassionate.Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on, intellectually. - Tim Minchin
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. - Erica Jong
Personal Responsibility is when a person refuses to run away from challenges and difficulties, when he refuses to blame others, when he decides to rise to the occasion. - Sunday Adelaja
The reason we have choices in life, is so we don't blame anyone for the consequences of our decisions. - Gugu Mona
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - ― Albert Ellis
I dislike arranged marriages. There are some mistakes for which one should not be able to blame one's poor parents. - Salman Rushdie
An atheist is a person who has nobody to blame when he screws up. - Fakeer Ishavardas
The pride of man hopes but to blame God for the evils of the world, and to praise himself for the good. - Criss Jami
Love doesn't measure that way... you may blame me for your feelings, but it isn't fair to blame me for how you've chosen to behave. - Kristin Cashore
Fear. Blame. Don't forget. Mom. I love you.-, Delerium - Lauren Oliver
Step-parents, those fairy tale villains,Have been given a bad name.They're easy targets.When the family goes awryHow easy to blame them.I was blessed by the right steps... - Eileen Granfors
We the living are to blame for the painfulness of being dead. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The longer you blame the mirror, the longer you throw away the power to change what it is reflecting. - Steve Maraboli
To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so. - Unknown
Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, their lack of good fortunes or the quirks of fate. Everyone has within them the power to say, "This I am today, that I shall become tomorrow." The wish, however, must be implemented by deeds. - Louis L'Amour
My heart is responsible of My Pain & Heart Breaking ...So I not Blame Any One ... - M Kashif Khan
When you blame others, what you are really saying is what is inside of you can’t be fixed, so you have no control of your own happiness. Therefore, you have made the conscience choice to give focus and fuel to a bad situation that will take you nowhere and give you nothing, but ignorance and pain. - Shannon L. Alder
Deep rooted envy is the main cause why people put you down, blame, shame, misjudge, maltreat and malign you; abusing your goodness and generosity." from the book, Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul - Angelica Hopes
You don't have the right to blame others for your own mistakes.. - San Sai R.A
For the first time in my life I began to realize that it is not evil and brutality, but nearly always weakness, that is to blame for the worst things that happen in this world. - Stefan Zweig
If the praise of man elates me and his blame depresses me; if I cannot rest under misunderstanding without defending myself if I love to be loved more than to love...then I know nothing of Calvary love. - Amy Carmichael
Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too. - Lichty and Wagner
The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice. - Doug Larson
We need to reinvent itselfWe make mistakes,But to give others the blame of own faultWhile we do not recognize own fault and continue to blame othersUntil then we can not succeed in life..!! - Shubham Singh
Be mindful of those who take credit for your success or blame you for their failures. - Russell Eric Dobda
It is difficult to cultivate a healthy relationship in a landscape overgrown with blame, lack of trust, and betrayal - Saji Ijiyemi
If thinking and reason crack under pressure of emotional convulsions or when commissioned facts are resulting from fibs and fake constructions, truth may be in great peril. ( Blame storming) - Erik Pevernagie
There are those that wonder which is worse: Not being able to reach out or not having anyone to reach for. There are some that ponder which is the greater ache: Not being able to tell or not having anyone that cares enough to ask. Perhaps it’s not one person that is to blame, but both. - Donna Lynn Hope
To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so. - Robert Orben
Ultimately, having what we want is our liability. It is no one else’s. Purge the blame game. Everyone has a legitimate reason why they CAN’T get something done. It’s the will to get it done REGARDLESS. - K. Abernathy Can You Action Past Your Devil's Advocate
The human heart has a way of thinking that it is always in the right and has no need to weep over its sins. By nature, we are self-confident and impenitent. We blame others or even accuse God when we do not understand His ways. - M. Basilea Schlink
Millionaires don't play the blame game but the gain game. - Dee Dee Artner
Blame me not for my mistakes, for that's common, but surely do for my achievements which I'm equally unaware of. - Ramana Pemmaraju
It is easy to hate and blame, but it is divine to love and care. - Debasish Mridha
To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office. - Quintus Fabius Maximus
It is your life; no one can live it for you. You can blame no one for your life. - Debasish Mridha
I do not blame himfor not knowing the gentleness of my soul.When I only showed him,how violently I loved. - Saiber
We owe God a "double debt" incurred by our passive receipt of Adam's debt but also by our active disobedience. The extent of our depravity is such that we also owe a "daring debt" because we challenge not only God's Law but His very grace as we blame Him that He has not done enough. - Foppe Vander Zwaag
Don't blame a person for the wrongdoings; Both He and You are Homo-sapiens.Don't greet a person for the rightdoings; Try to be a Homo-sapien. - Waqas Bin Ehsan
Never blame someone else for your problem. You are your problem. - Debasish Mridha
It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry. - Nikolai Gogol
Mrs. MacAndrew shared the common opinion of her sex that a man is always a brute to leave a woman who is attached to him, but that a woman is much to blame if he does. - W. Somerset Maugham
We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams. - Steve Maraboli
In nations where to most people, the personal responsibility of a citizen towards the nation does not really mean anything, most citizens of such nations end up playing the blame game - Sunday Adelaja
Every time you shift a blame on what you could have taken responsibility for, you deny yourself an opportunity to learn and grow. - Gugu Mona
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don't blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis
If you blame gravity for falling in love, even God has the right to laugh at you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Blame is a choice that doesn't give you directions out of hell. - Shannon L. Alder
Shame and blame should have no place in our body, mind, or spirit. - Asa Don Brown
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the reward in their error be that at least they cannot blame you because you did show your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply. - F.Scott Fitzgerlad
When life gives you lemons, forget the lemonade. Make a lemon chicken and a rich lemon cheesecake. Blame life for the extra pounds. - Susie Smith
We are a society of excuses, shame and blame; we avoid accountability and often project our responsibility when involving domestic violence. - Asa Don Brown
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman. - Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor
Never blame anyone in life. The good people give you happiness. The worst people give you a lesson. The best people give you memories. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Republicans don't like people to talk about depressions. You can hardly blame them for that. You remember the old saying: Don't talk about rope in the house where somebody has been hanged. - Harry Truman
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Sometimes, I cannot control myself. Please do not blame me, its not me. Maybe it is someone who knows better about me. - Santosh Kalwar
Leaders respond & change; the rest quit and blame. - Orrin Woodward
If you write anything with using same color of ink on same colors page.Then don't blame eyes for not able to read. - Yaganesh Derasari
We always fail to recognize when we are at fault, but we are always eager to blame others. - Debasish Mridha
The problem was I always took the blame. But he was wrong. But I thought me taking the blame could fix it. - Dominic Riccitello
To incessantly blame others for my shortcomings is cowardice borne of fear, fed by fear, and haunted by fear. To be steadfastly accountable for my shortcomings is bravery borne of God, fed by God, and blessed by God. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame - Terry Pratchett
Shed the tears.Shed the blame and guilt too.So that your heart mends and heals. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
If at first you don't succeed, try again.If you still don't succeed, blame someone else. - Jeffrey S. Trosin
i loved you once but not sure the second will get me back. We know our mistakes and know our past, but we don't know which to blame. these are the last words i will say before we continue our life. Find another lover before you try to love me back. - Anthony Castillo
The world has been blind in the presence of artificial lights.They blame on the darkness in broad daylight. - Bikash Chaurasiya
Don’t blame if people are too harsh on you, maybe they have been hurt badly before. - M.F. Moonzajer
Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame. - Stephen King
A threat is basically a means for establishing a bargaining position by inducing fear in the subject. When a threat is used, it should always be implied that the subject himself is to blame by using words such as "You leave me no other choice but to..."
If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. - Betty Friedan
You can fail many times, but you're not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else. - John Burroughs
Most people throw away their personal power... If you want to know where, look at who and what you hate, blame, resent, and envy. - Steve Maraboli
Some people live their lives being perpetual victims and finger pointers. To anyone who points a finger at someone else and lays all the blame at their feet instead of taking responsibility for their own behavior, I would say, "I see that finger and you know where you can put it? - Donna Lynn Hope
Don’t blame other people for your problems. Only you can do anything about your problems. Inspect, reflect, realize, and then find the cure. No one can do it for you. - Debasish Mridha
It was horrible of a young girl to let herself be talked about; however unfounded the charges against her, she must be to blame for their having been made. - Edith Wharton
If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. - Kahlil Gibran
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about...things that are past, it is needless to blame. - Confucius
I've been burdened with blame trapped in the past for too long, I'm moving on - Rascal Flatts
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis
There is never another one of you in exactly the same spot you are in right now, so give yourself a break and release blame from the past so you can be free to move around the future!! - Monika Zands
We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent the life weve created for ourselves? Whos to blame, whos to credit, but us? Who can change it anytime we wish, but us? - Richard Bach
Never blame yourself for your imperfections, for no one is indeed perfect. - Auliq-Ice
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch
Do not blame your parents for not working hard enough to birth you with silver spoon in your mouth because tomorrow you will be a parent and your children will in turn blame you for not giving birth to them with the desired silver spoon. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on. - Oscar Levant
When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans. - Jean Chretien
Never blame men, they have too many responsibilities because they live in a country where they are being taught to take up the burden since they get an erection. - Himmilicious
The passive voice could always be used to obscure blame. - Lorrie Moore
No one is to blame because there is no one other than you. Nothing is to disrespect because there is nothing other than you. - Amit Ray
Maybe your right. Maybe I should blame myself… Who the hell needs that? - Nana Mary Roseanne
When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame. - Dan Quayle
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Publishers are businesses and I don’t blame them for that. If they didn’t make money by publishing books, there wouldn’t be any books. - Johnny Rich
She wanted to hold on to the rosy candlelight glow of romance, rather than have to deal with the bright, sometimes glaring day-to-day life with another person. And who could blame her? - Florence Falk
I want to be free, I want to be happy, I want to be at peace, I want to be me. I guess what I want in this world is what money surely brings. Don't blame me, for the Bible says "Money Answers All Things! - Tice Davids aka David T. Parker
If the people can’t comprehend or don’t want to apprehend the approach of a person being honest in own attitude towards resolving any issues, then they will squarely put the blame or burden on him by saying that he lacks ability to make them understand his views. - Anuj Somany
Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. - Peter S. Jennison
The fish will not blame you. You have to do this. I will not look at you and think you're a bad brother. Nobody will. You have to leave because this time you have to save yourself. - Hannah Moskowitz
Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man. - Saskya Pandita
...You can't blame the innocent, they are always guiltless. All you can do is control them or eliminate them. Innocence is a kind of insanity.
As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it. - Alexandre Dumas
Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. - Gautama Buddha
Find my wrongdoings and blame it on me,Willingly I will accept the fact.I will not change as per your perspective,but will surely not hurt you,While I am being myself. - Bikash Chaurasiya
you must never blame other people for what you Going through because it will teach you a lesson and that time you have to be gratefull - siphesihle manzini
CHILDREN Are Like ANGELS And On Earth, ANGELS Have No Color.... It's The Society To Blame That Teaches Racism, Turning An ANGLE To A Civilized Beast While They Are Growing Up.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
Don’t ever let your spouse or partner blame an outside person or persons for the ruin of your relationship or their past relationships. If two people are committed to one another then no one can change that. - Shannon L. Alder
If you are an artist, may no love of wealth or fame or admiration and no fear of blame or misunderstanding make you ever paint, with pen or brush, an ideal of external life otherwise than as you see it. - Olive Schreiner
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger - we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again. - Sharon Salzberg
Because ENOUGH is TOO MUCH!And look around ...can you blame us?! - Morrissey
In the darkness, don't doubt, blame or cry. Be the light to enlighten the whole sky. - Debasish Mridha
We're broken, imperfect,we were all made the same.We're broken, we're broken, imperfect,we are all to blame. - Of Mice & Men
Blame doesn't empower you. It keeps you stuck in a place you don't want to be because you don't want to make the temporary, but painful decision, to be responsible for the outcome of your own life's happiness. - Shannon L. Alder
Shouldering the blame for failure and conferring credit where it is due comes rarely to most. - Andy Paula
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. - William James
Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods. - Seneca
Falling in love is stupid, and whatsmore a waste of time. It's a thing for love-obsessed psycho's and dreamers. And that's exactly why people fall in it. And I don't blame them. - Isaiah Durrin
The scariest part of discovering that you have the power to change your life, is not doubting if you can do what it takes to achieve your goals: it is the realization that you are now responsible, and there’s nothing out of yourself to blame. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. - Brené Brown
A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. - Louis L'Amour
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. - Dwight D. Morrow
If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children. - Ann Richards
It's interesting, on your second day of existence, to realize that your father is going to blame all the future failures of his life on you. - Josh Lieb
There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together. - Shannon L. Alder
I like you but you mightn't feel the same way about me, and I wouldn't blame you. To save us both from any awkward moments I've figured out an easy way to do this. Nod if you're even slightly interested in getting to know me. Write a ten page explanation if you're not. - Bill Condon
I am not a ‘wise man,’ nor . . . shall I ever be. And so require not from me that I should be equal to the best, but that I should be better than the wicked. It is enough for me if every day I reduce the number of my vices, and blame my mistakes. - Seneca
Never blame anyone for your life. You are responsible for you. - Debasish Mridha
Blame is such a self-defeating choice. It renders one helpless, putting any solution well out of reach, for we rarely can change others. Consider this, a solution well within your reach, someone you can surely change: Yourself. - Russell Kyle
Your passion dwindling out isn't Father's fault either. You can't blame that on Him. He has you in Merchant for a reason. You may not see it yet. But there is purpose. Father always has a purpose. - Anna M. Aquino
I will blame no enemy that is a good man, nor yet praise a friend that is bad - Theognis
Man had created God in his own image, not the other way around. He had done it through sheer terror, and who could blame him? Unfortunately he had made too good a job. The god he had invented was just as cruel and careless as man himself. Not a deity to whom one should seriously address a prayer. - Richard Herley
The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on woman. - Nancy Astor
Every morning I look in the mirror and remind myself: "No one owes you sh*t!" In this way, I am never disappointed. Never placing blame. - Brandi L. Bates
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the draught. - Dwight W. Morrow
[T]hat's the way of torturers of every age, to put the blame on the victim, especially when he strikes back. - Orson Scott Card
Today I am so grateful that God knows my heart.Others may misunderstand my good intentions, judge my words or deeds, find fault,or blame what they truly do not understand.But God knows my heart. He knows I am learning, trying, endeavoring,to be all He created me to be. - Lori Nawyn
Be brave blame none. - Samadara Ginige
[Capitalism assumed] that from the beginning all men are equal. If that were so everyone would be equipped with the same working power, the same education and, above all, the same economic assets each person would [then] have only himself to blame if he did not succeed. - Knut Wicksell
Blame someone else and get on with your life. - Alan Woods
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. - Erica Jong
The world has been blind in the presence of artificial lights.They blame about the darkness in broad daylight. - Bikash Chaurasiya
You don't blame your shadow for the shape of your body, just the same, don't blame others for the shape of your experience. - Gillian Duce
In some ways, we will always be different. In other ways, we will always be the same. There is always room to disagree and blame, just as there is always room to take a new perspective and empathize. Understanding is a choice. - Vironika Tugaleva
I'll let you in on a secret ...How to avoid taking a wrong turn. I speak from experience. Don't blame the world around you. The world is very much larger ...than you realize. Large enough to embrace all of you. - Yellow Tanabe
The world and everyone in it is always ready to blame a man for anything when he is already knocked down. - Therese May
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on. - Oscar Levant
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. - Laurence J. Peter
For Parents: Never blame or scold a child for their first mistake after all family is the first school from where a child learns. - Neeraj Bhanot
How can I blame others, when I cannot stop myself committing crimes? - M.F. Moonzajer
Never blame someone else for your problem. You’re the problem. - Debasish Mridha
You are letting this feeling get cold, I cant blame you, you must know you are free to go... Don't you ever look back... If you wonder why it is because I wont be there. - Andres Oliver
You fondle my trigger, then you blame my gun - Fiona Apple
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I can't blame modern technology for my predilection for distraction, not after all the hours I've spent watching lost balloons disappear into the clouds. I did it before the Internet, and I'll do it after the apocalypse, assuming we still have helium and weak-gripped children. - Colson Whitehead
This attitude is basic human nature. We'd rather look outward and blame others for ills that befall us than point the finger at ourselves. - Amish Tripathi
Take accountability... Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown. - Steve Maraboli
As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. - Hermann Bahr
It is senseless to blame others or your environment for your miseries. Change begins from the moment you muster the courage to act. When you change, the environment will change. The power to change the world is found nowhere but within our own life. - Daisaku Ikeda
We often blame our government for their lack of responsibility, socially and politically. We forget that that is only a result of the societal irresponsibility in general. - Sunday Adelaja
Why should we think upon things that are lovely Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. - William James
Boredom is a lack of crazy. Its a lack of creativity. Invention. Innovation. If you're bored, blame yourself. - Katelyn S. Bolds
The 6 greatest detriments to our health, happiness, and ultimate success: Regret, Worry, Guilt, Blame, Gossip, & ResentmentRemoving just one can change your life. - Charles F. Glassman
Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame. - Courtney Lynch
The spiritual response is too often a simplistic one: we abandon God or we blame God for abandoning us. - Joan D. Chittister
Don't take life for granted.Don't compare yourself to others.Don't run from your problems.Don't entertain negative people.Don't abuse your friendships.Don't hold onto the past.Don't throw away opportunities.Don't blame others for your failures.Don't quarrel over small issues. - Matshona Dhliwayo
One who cannot dance must not blame the song. - Matshona Dhliwayo
When I left, they were stuck with the burden of finding someone else to blame for their life... Pointing their anger everywhere, but never looking in the mirror... Continuing the cycle that led to their misery. - Steve Maraboli
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. - Oscar Wilde
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others. - Titus Livius
We alays blame the outer world for our failures, unhappiness and frustration. It is time to realise that it is health, harmony and wealth of our inner world that determine the degree of our success, joy, peace and bliss. - Vishwas Chavan
How can I blame the cherry blossomsFor rejecting this floating world And drifting away as the wind calls them - Shunzei's daughter
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, fame and disripute, these are just the worldly winds of existence. - T. Scott McLeod
You can't blame a writer for what the characters say. - Truman Capote
It is by your own that you have to learn a lesson and they by themselves so that they will blame you not. - Auliq Ice
Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to proscribe, and honestly to award - these are the true aims and duties of criticism.
We cannot keep on blaming the past leaders about the present circumstances. We need to be mindful that if we do nothing to improve the present circumstances, our children will also blame us in the future. - Gugu Mona
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