Favorite Quotations ~† Blame Beyond Blame: Reclaiming the Power You Have Given to Others

"Blame is for God and small children." ~ Dustin Hoffman

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Blame is acid. It makes the blame-maker a victim again, it disempowers, it polarizes, it darkens the world. It does this every time. There is no justice in blame; in fact, you just end up feeling worse. ~ Kip Wotkyns

Where love is strong, blame becomes very insignificant. ~ Charles Klein

We have only one person to blame, and that's each other. ~ Barry Beck

Self-blame allows a wounded person to make at least some sense out of a world turned upside down. ~ Beverly Flanigan

Fair play is primarily not blaming others for anything that is wrong with us. ~ Eric Hoffer

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame. ~ Erica Jong

You can't keep blaming yourself. Just blame yourself once, and move on. ~ Homer J. Simpson

After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved. ~ Italian Proverb

Placing the blame is a bad habit, but taking the blame is a sure builder of character. ~ Orlando A. Battista

Blame is safer than praise. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is up to us; there is no one left to blame. Neither the system, nor our leaders, nor our parents. We can ít go out and hang the first amoeba. ~ Rebecca McClen Novick

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

Donít blame others when something goes wrong. Donít blame yourself endlessly, either. Just find ways to do it differently next time. ~ Karin Ireland, Job Survival Instruction Book

Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. ~ Pema Chodron

I praise loudly; I blame softly. ~ Catherine The Great

A bad dancer blames the accordionist. ~ Circassian Proverb