Blame

Sunday, December 7, 2008 – Blame

 

We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

 

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame. ~ Bertrand Russell

 

The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on. ~ Robert Bloch

 

The search for someone to blame is always successful. ~ Robert Half

 

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. ~ Wayne Dyer

 

When you cease to exist, then who will you blame? ~ Bob Dylan

 

I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? ~ Yogi Berra

 

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. ~ Stanislaw Lev

 

If you ever have to steal money from your kid, and later on he discovers it’s gone, I think a good thing to do is to blame it on Santa Claus. ~ Jack Handy

 

Never explain – your friends don’t need it, and your enemies won’t believe you anyhow. ~ Elbert Hubbard

 

We praise or blame as one or the other affords more opportunity for exhibiting our power of judgment. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

We are not innocent children victimized by a big bad world; if our world is big and bad, we made it that way. This is what the Buddha taught. The “other” is the child’s boogeyman, the projection of our own fears onto a terrifying object of our imagination, which in turn terrorizes us. Our ignorance is not seeing that we are the other. We cannot afford to confuse innocence with this ignorance. Violence is not a permanent, immutable, fixed object. It is a state of mind, an expression of ignorance, with no more solid substance than a cloud. We cannot make a frontal attack on violence. Even protecting ourselves from it fuels its boogeyman existence. But the Buddha taught that we can change. This was his good news: that there is a way to alleviate suffering by freeing our minds from greed, anger, and ignorance. ~ Helen Tworkov

 

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up. ~ Charles Schulz

 

Blame is for God and small children. ~ Dustin Hoffman

 

Our proper bliss depends on what we blame. ~ Alexander Pope

 

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee. ~ William Walton

 

A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him. ~ Elmer G. Letterman

 

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little “personal characteristics.” ~ Helen Rowland

 

The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, “The trouble with this country is….” ~ Sinclair Lewis

 

I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on ~ Oscar Levant

 

We confess to little faults only to persuade others that we have no great ones. ~ La Rochefoucauld

 

We’ve been through so much together, and most of it was your fault. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

 

What I do now is all my dad’s fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason. ~ Rod Stewart

 

Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

 

An idea isn’t responsible for the people who believe in it. ~ Donald Robert Perry Marquis

 

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

 

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

 

There is luxury in self reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us. ~ Oscar Wilde

 

You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds. ~ Henry David Thoreau