Quotes and Sayings about Blame



"Everyone's quick to blame the alien."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Blame, Quick)

"If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Character, Blame, Reason)

"If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

"The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Blame, Praise)

"Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices."
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: Disease, Fathers, Vices)

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Change, Power, Blame)

"The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Blame, Direction)

"I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Life, Blame, Choices, End, Passion, Road, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Time, Blame, Chance, First, Woman)

"The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Time, Women, Blame, Chance, First)

"I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Power, Blame, Guilt)

"Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Blame, Mistakes)

"In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame."
- James Beattie
(Related: Age, Blame, Man, Praise)

"An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Blame, Effort, Journey)

"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
(Related: Change, Blame, Fault)

"People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?"
- Marion Berry
(Related: People, Blame, Responsibility, Water)

"Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Judges)

"The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on."
- Robert Bloch
(Related: Thought, Blame, Man, Smile, Wrong)

"Parents have to understand: if your kid isn't you, don't blame the kid."
- Chastity Bono
(Related: Blame, Parents)

"No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Truth, Blame)

"Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Women, Being, Blame, Fault)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Blame, Praise)

"So I don't blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Decision, Blame, Court)

"I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Blame)

"A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Failure, Blame, Man, Trying)

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Failure, Blame, Man)

"We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Men, Blame, Gentlemen, Law, May, Will)

"It's very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn't there. And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Blame, Company, Opera)

"I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you."
- James Cameron
(Related: People, Animals, Blame, Disney, Harm)

"Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life, Blame)

"We live in a society that blames everybody else for what's wrong."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Society, Wrong)

"Are we to say that any individual who's on steroids that has an angry moment is due to steroids? What about the individual who gets angry and kills someone who's not on steroids? What do we blame it on now?"
- Jose Canseco
(Related: Blame, Now)

"She's leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they're going to blame. They're gonna blame Andy Card!"
- Andrew Card
(Related: Approval, Blame, President)

"A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig, will blame everything but themselves. They'll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong, it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere."
- Allan Carr
(Related: Blame, Comedians, Will, Wrong)

"If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?"
- Angela Carter
(Related: Blame, Will)

"It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Man, Woman)

"I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly."
- Catherine II
(Related: Blame, Praise, Reward)

"I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources."
- Yvon Chouinard
(Related: Change, Work, Nature, Growth, Blame, Capitalism, Destruction, Help)

"I think in the wake of Katrina, the Coast Guard may well have been the only entity or agency that came out of that exercise free of fault and free of blame."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Blame, Exercise, Fault, May)

"Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Public)

"People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves."
- Robert Collier
(Related: People, Blame, Environment)

"Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high, not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives, Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this war is provoking around the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: War, America, American)

"Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Blame, Living)

"The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Temple, Blame, Man, Praise)

"I imagine a lot of people tune in simply to watch reporters get bitch-slapped by Mother Nature, and frankly, who can blame them?"
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Nature, Mother, People, Blame)

"I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for not being more strict about fundamentals, which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Being, Blame, Day, Feet, Identity)

"Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Life, People, Blame, Focus, World)

"Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Blame, Chaos, Sense)

"I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Astrology, Blame, Stars)

"If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Blame, First, Parents, Succeed)

"I moved further and further away from mass entertainment. The sexual element became increasingly sinister and bizarre. Don't blame me! The bastards drove me to it! They all backed off after that!"
- Robert Crumb
(Related: Bizarre, Blame, Entertainment)

"The divorce was rough on all of us. I don't blame Hollywood for my family's problems. But having all of it reported in the press made it more of an ordeal."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Family, Blame, Divorce, Hollywood, Press, Problems)

"I'm the one who gets called up about a problem. I'm the one who gets called up about the street lighting and the abandoned car. I'm the one who gets blamed if the police don't arrive. I'm the one they blame if a city truck is broken down."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Car, Blame, Police)

"I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years, and I don't blame it on anybody but myself."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Acting, Blame, Film, Result, Singing, Years)

"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Blame, Books, Geography, Names)

"Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Money, Blame)

"We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence, but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Violence)

"Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Blame, Body, Information, Network, Religious)

"When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?"
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Blame, Will)

"Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Blame, Reality)

"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
(Related: Life, Mother, Control, Blame, Destiny, Ecology, President, Problems, Years)

"When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Quarrel)

"The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Development, Muslim, Blame, Cause, Countries, Marathon, World)

"I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Character, Adultery, Blame, Dishonesty, Flaws, Genetics, Homosexuality)

"The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

"Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending, the Republicans are in the majority."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Blame, Majority, Now, Republicans, Want)

"I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Circumstances)

"Luck's always to blame."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Blame, Luck)

"In short, Luck's always to blame."
- Jean De La Fontaine
(Related: Blame, Luck)

"I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Science, Nature, Mistake, Idea, Character, Blame, Fighting)

"It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Blame, Mistakes)

"Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Blame, Children)

"It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Blame, Praise)

"If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Blame, Fathers, Mothers, Tragedy, World)

"I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up, as quite often there is little choice in these issues."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Blame, Choice, Parents)

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Blame, Secrets, Trees, Wind)

"The small companies who feel that the majors are a threat, or are predators, will use that as an excuse for their eventual downfall. Don't blame others for your own inadequacies."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Blame, Will)

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Leader, Blame, Credit)

"It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: Blame)

"If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: People, Blame, Marxism)

"The blame for the 9/11 attacks lays squarely and exclusively with the Al-Qaeda network."
- Kay Granger
(Related: Blame, Network)

"All men and women have an equal need for love. When these needs are not fulfilled it is easy to have our feelings hurt, for which we blame our partner."
- John Gray
(Related: Men, Women, Love, Feelings, Blame, Hurt, Needs)

"I praise loudly. I blame softly."
- Catherine the Great
(Related: Blame, Praise)

"Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Politics, Blame)

"I'm not trying to say that it never hurt or that I never felt its sting, but I can honestly say that I never blamed anybody for racism. I have considered it more of a manifestation of humanity's problem rather than my personal problem."
- Robert Guillaume
(Related: Humanity, Hurt, Racism, Trying)

"When your future arrives, will you blame your past?"
- Robert Half
(Related: Blame, Future, Past, Will)

"The search for someone to blame is always successful."
- Robert Half
(Related: Successful, Blame)

"Well, I want to do The Music Man. I think it's an amazing opportunity, but I think that they are probably looking at major movie stars right now, and I don't blame them."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Blame, Man, Now, Right, Stars, Want)

"My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Blame, Denial, Guilt, Parents, Talk)

"We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Change, Father, Blame, Brothers, Fault, School, Sisters, Teachers)

"No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Being, Blame, Dying, Fault, Misfortune, World)

"I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself."
- Anita Hill
(Related: People, Idea, Blame, Content)

"You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy."
- James Hillman
(Related: War, Blame, Fault, Theory, Vietnam)

"The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Thoughts, Blame, Grave, Light, Man, Shame)

"Blame is for God and small children."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: God, Blame, Children)

"I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Argument, Blame, Old, Popular, Press)

"Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him."
- Geoffrey Holder
(Related: Education, Home, Blame, School)

"To err is human. To blame someone else is politics."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Blame)

"We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Blame)

"Because each are going to blame each other. The thing that Canberra has to really get right is the sharing of the resource. But my problem with people in the government who are there for a short time is that there's no consequences for some of these decisions they make."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Government, Time, People, Blame, Consequences, Decisions, Right, Sharing)

"The more I use a matrix, the easier I make it to blame someone else."
- Mark V. Hurd
(Related: Blame)

"The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Education, Work, Lie, Dream, Determination, Blame, Hard work, Lies)

"The US military still blames the media for stories and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, American, Media, Military, Public, Vietnam)

"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
(Related: Life, Soul, Habit, Blame, Environment, Thinking)

"Now, I was on drugs, and that didn't help a whole lot. He hated that. That was part of where Chet and I had problems, so I take complete blame for that."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Blame, Drugs, Help, Now, Problems)

"It's hard to blame someone because they simply don't have time."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Time, Blame)

"And I think, on the other end, there were actors who were not as good as I was, perhaps who could have hung in too, but began to blame everything on race."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Actors, Blame, End, Race)

"Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Life, Blame)

"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Life, Blame)

"I don't blame it on the Hell's Angels. I blame it on the people who were there."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: People, Angels, Blame, Hell)

"Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Love, Blame, Effect, Man, Praise)

"Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Heart, Blame, Praise, Tranquility)

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Blame, Future, Past, Republican, Responsibility, Right)

"When people are lame, they love to blame."
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Related: Love, People, Blame)

"You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: People, Purpose, Blame, World)

"It's easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Blame, President, Republicans)

"It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!"
- Akshay Kumar
"I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Blame, Guilt, Husbands, Unhappiness)

"I have always been willing to take the blame for the things I have done."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Blame)

"When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying. I wanted to win this one for Casey. After what I did in Brooklyn, he could have forgotten about me and who would blame him? But he gave me another chance and I'm grateful."
- Don Larsen
(Related: Blame, Chance)

"The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice."
- Doug Larson
(Related: People, Blame, Choice, Generations, Reason)

"I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: People, Blame, Envy)

"Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility."
- James Levine
(Related: Culture, Responsibility)

"I think that fans are always looking for someone to blame. Wouldn't it be nice if they looked in the mirror?"
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Blame, Fans)

"Turning back the pages of my sweet shattered dream, I wonder if she'll ever do the same; And the thing that I call living is just being satisfied With knowing I've got no one left to blame."
- Gordon Lightfoot
(Related: Dream, Being, Blame, Living, Wonder)

"Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: History, People, Greatness, Appreciation, Country, Fact, Humanity, Nation, Now, Potential, World)

"Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Men, Blame)

"If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help him and our cause by taking it. I desire, therefore, that all the responsibility that can be put upon me shall go there and shall remain there."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Blame, Cause, Desire, Help, Responsibility)

"Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn't like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Life, Blame, Man)

"It appears fashionable these days, and almost politically correct, to blame hard-working immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America, for the social and economic ills of our state and nation."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: America, Blame, Nation, State)

"I'm not sure if you can blame everything on the American way of life, but the United States are big. So, if you have a lot of people there, the percentage of stupid people is bound to be higher."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Life, People, American, Blame, states, United)

"There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Blame, Luxury, Right, Self)

"Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss."
- George Mason
(Related: Happiness, Life, Baby, Misery, Misfortune)

"History is the story of events, with praise or blame."
- Cotton Mather
(Related: History, Blame, Events, Praise)

"For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society?"
- Tim Matheson
(Related: Society, American, Blame)

"Can you blame them? We have to filter so much information these days. But it does make it difficult for an artist. I'm 46 years old now. I've had a lot of life experience and my voice has changed. People who expect the same old me are bound to be disappointed."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Artist, Blame, Information, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

"Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Love, Failure, Blame, Countries, First, Leaders, World)

"I would rather do twenty TV series than go through what I went through under that Rank contract I signed a few years ago for which I blame no one but myself."
- Patrick McGoohan
(Related: Blame, Rank, Years)

"What to do? We yanked the dress up over her lovely attributes and with the addition of a scarf, the problem was solved. Sorry, guys, blame that stuffy censor. He hated surprises."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Blame, Dress, Surprises)

"Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: America, Blame, First, Leaders)

"There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Blame, Doubt, Instinct, Man, Nothing)

"Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy)

"I really can't blame anyone but myself, because I didn't have to deliver the album. But when you get caught up in the gas, and you're young, and there's so much helium going on around you, you can't decipher the real end."
- Pras Michel
(Related: Blame, End)

"Oh! blame not the bard."
- Thomas More
(Related: Blame)

"It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Nature, Habit, Being, Blame, Man)

"Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought."
- Dwight Morrow
(Related: Blame, Credit, Opponents, Party, Rain)

"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Feelings, Attention, Blame, Praise)

"Life is to blame for everything."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Life, Blame)

"I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn't have anyone else to blame."
- Randy Newman
(Related: Blame, Complaining, Songs)

"In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Blame, Praise)

"What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Virtue, Blame, Madness, Praise)

"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
(Related: Power, Being, Blame, Causes, Conscience, Judgment, Praise, Reason)

"To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Blame, Computer)

"I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: People, Blame, Class, Confidence, Losing)

"If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: American, Blame, First)

"Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man."
- Satchel Paige
(Related: Blame, Man, Praise)

"The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda, so some advice for our friends on that side of the aisle: that's where you've gotta look because that's what got you into this mess."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Advice, Blame, Friends)

"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
(Related: Blame, Man, Praise)

"I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure."
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Blame, Credit, Events)

"Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: People)

"Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: People, Blame, Democracy, Man, Will)

"The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless."
- Plato
(Related: God, Blame)

"Neither blame or praise yourself."
- Plutarch
(Related: Blame, Praise)

"The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Power, Society, Blame, Media, Television, Wrong)

"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: World)

"And so we go over the cliff fiscally, and our Republican friends try to pin the blame on discretionary domestic spending, including spending for security. We pass budget resolutions that fall far short."
- David E. Price
(Related: Blame, Friends, Republican, Security)

"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
(Related: Blame, Killing)

"People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Wisdom, People, Blame, Boys)

"If Senator Kerry understands the nature of this threat and the need to take on terror, then he should immediately repudiate these troubling comments, and stop all efforts on behalf of his surrogates to blame America for these attacks."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Nature, America, Blame, Terror)

"Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Mankind, Radical)

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Life, Blame, Poor, Poverty)

"I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Life, Sex, Mother, HusbBeds, Blame, Man, Poor, Woman, Years)

"I don't blame David Stern because a player gets on the court and he doesn't put out competitively. No one can make you play if you don't want to play."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Blame, Court, Play, Want)

"My friend Jerry Falwell was the one who said it, and he was a guest on my show, and it's hard to take the blame for everybody who shows up on your show."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Friend, Blame, Guest)

"Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Actions, Blame, Stars)

"Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Blame, Marketing)

"We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."
- Gene Roddenberry
(Related: God, Logic, Mistakes, Question)

"When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Blame)

"People don't like other poor people, and rather than blame the people that make you all poor, you blame each other."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: People, Blame, Poor)

"Washington, D.C., has a much greater risk than Manchester, N.H. They both need some level of funding, but they ought not to be done per capita. Congress is to blame for some of this."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Blame, Congress, Risk, Washington)

"Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Boss, Blame, Problems)

"Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: People, Blame, Democracy, Man)

"Anglo Saxons: To blame for everything."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Blame)

"The only thing that frightens me a little is when I'm called Kevin rather than Fred, but that's how people have known me for so many years. So, I can't really blame them."
- Fred Savage
(Related: People, Blame, Years)

"It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Greatness, Blame, Fortune, Guilt)

"The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Manager, Act)

"Approval or blame will follow in the world to come."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Approval, Blame, Will, World)

"It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess."
- John Selden
(Related: Drinking, Excess)

"Whatever one of us blames in another, each one will find in his own heart."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Heart, Will)

"Mark Winchester has left the band. He's decided that he's tired of the road and just wants to concentrate on his career in Nashville. I don't blame him at all. He'll certainly be missed."
- Brian Setzer
(Related: Blame, Career, Road)

"I think people nowadays do tend to blame their parents for everything."
- Peter Shaffer
(Related: People, Blame, Parents)

"These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans. The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Men, Fighting, Man, Veterans, Vietnam)

"The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others."
- Don Shula
(Related: Man)

"They always lost but he didn't blame me because to a gambler, a bad tip is better than no tip at all."
- Phil Silvers
(Related: Blame)

"Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Blame, Criticism, Praise)

"Blame heaped on planners and those said to be responsible for unreliable intelligence."
- Thomas Smith
(Related: Intelligence, Blame)

"Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Blame, Evil, Illness, Victims)

"What 'multiculturalism' boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture - and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Blame, Culture, Praise, World)

"I didn't push Cory. I wanted him to decide if he wanted to go into boxing and he did. Can't blame it on me."
- Leon Spinks
(Related: Blame, Boxing)

"Don't blame the messenger because the message is unpleasant."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Blame)

"When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Credit)

"ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Business, Change, Act, Blame, Country)

"People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Time, People, Being, Blame, Energy, Excuses, Past)

"When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there."
- Joe Strummer
(Related: Blame, Cause, Fault, Nothing)

"If you don't do your part, don't blame God."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: God, Blame)

"The President's political travel is going to get blamed (and probably rightly) for a share of this downturn."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Travel, President)

"If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Blame, Cricket, Man, Wrong)

"The anger that appears to be building up between the sexes becomes more virulent with every day that passes. And far from women taking the blame... the fact is that men are invariably portrayed as the bad guys. Being a good man is like being a good Nazi."
- Dave Thomas
(Related: Anger, Men, Women, Being, Blame, Building, Day, Fact, Man, Sexes)

"When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Will)

"Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Art, Blame)

"I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime, or how any of the king's ministers can be blamed for his doing what the public has no concern in; for if the public be well and faithfully served it has no business to ask by whom."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Business, Concern, Crime, Public)

"No one blames themselves if they don't understand a cartoon, as they might with a painting or "real" art; they simply think it's a bad cartoon."
- Chris Ware
(Related: Art, Painting)

"I've slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with... what I was happy with, and that's my own fault. I've got no one else to blame about that stuff."
- Shane Warne
(Related: People, Blame, Choices, Fault, Jeopardy, Poor)

"As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Men, Fear, Blame, Punishment, Smiles)

"I blame myself more so because I hung a curve. If you want to point a finger, point it at me."
- David Wells
(Related: Blame, Want)

"We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can't come up with real lasting solutions!"
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Experience, War, Ideas, Blame, Defeat, Enemies, Opposition, Problems, Weapons, Wonder)

"Yet we act as if simple cause and effect is at work. We push to find the one simple reason things have gone wrong. We look for the one action, or the one person, that created this mess. As soon as we find someone to blame, we act as if we've solved the problem."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Work, Action, Blame, Cause, Effect, Reason, Wrong)

"There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Blame, Luxury, Right, Self)

"I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people."
- Prince William
(Related: People, Decision, Actions, Blame)

"Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Time, Blame, Ego, Fiction)

"Blame someone else and get on with your life."
- Alan Woods
(Related: Life, Blame)

"We've had Audrey Hepburn, we've had Twiggy, we've had Veruschka, we've had Kate Moss. I'm trying to figure out why I am to blame for skinniness."
- Rachel Zoe
(Related: Blame, Trying)

"I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Life, People, Blame, Causes, Responsibility, Sense, Temptation)

"Luckily, he was in the process of moving to France at the time, anyway. But if he had stayed in the States, I don't know how he would have handled that, because it was getting pretty crazy. I mean, a celebrity which he really did not welcome. And I can't blame him."
- Terry Zwigoff
(Related: Time, Blame, Celebrity, France, Pretty, states)