Quotes about Blame

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Alexander Pope

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.

Dwight Whitney Morrow

I beseech you not to blame me if I be desirous to strike while the iron is hot.

Sir Edward Hoby

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.

Dwight W. Morrow

Death penalties can be imposed by unelected judges and by unelected Pentagon generals. In Iraq death penalties have been caused by .. depleted uranium 80 times the normal level.. which has generated cancer in Iraqis as well as Italian American and other troops . compulsory vaccines from the warprofiteering pharmaco-military industrial complex . Lariam, ostensibly antimalarial drug made by Roche which have killed 4 wives whose husbands had drug caused rage. . heat rising to 137 degrees and melting soap as well as turning metal soda pop cans on a loading dock into chambers in which Nutra Sweet becomes more toxic . Baghdad Boils, face lesions, blamed on sand flies... food poisoning deaths from heat on military packagedmeals . ' friendly fire' . lack of protective gear . helicopter malfunctions in Chinook, Osprey and Black Hawk helicopters . underfunded hospital system . those hostile to the invaders and occupiers of their own Iraq.

O Anna Niemus

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

Oscar Levant

Praise me not too much, Nor blame me, for thou speakest to the Greeks Who know me.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")

The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly as necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless a love of virtue light the flame, Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame; He hides behind a magisterial air He own offences, and strips others' bare.

William Cowper

Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend.

Alexander Pope

Assail'd by scandal and the tongue of strife, His only answer was a blameless life; And he that forged, and he that threw the dart, Had each a brother's interest in his heart.

William Cowper

Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

James Fenimore Saki

That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect, For slander's mark was ever yet the fair; The ornament of beauty is suspect, A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air. So thou be good, slander doth but approve Thy worth the greater, being wooed of time; For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love, And thou present'st a pure unstained prime.

William Shakespeare

O villain, thou hast stol'n both mine office and my name! The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame.

William Shakespeare

A bad workman always blames his tools.

G. M. Proverb

Oh, what a blamed uncertain thing This pesky weather is; It blew and snew and then it thew, And now, by jing, it's friz!

Philander Johnson

No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.

John C Seneca

For old age is not honored for length of time, or measured by number of years; but understanding is gray hair for anyone, and a blameless life is ripe old age.

Francis Bible

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.

Anita Brookner

And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star, Shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They Are!

Rudyard Kipling

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