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  • "By blaming others, we fail to find the real solutions to our problems and we do not carry out our own responsibilities."
    Jeb Bush (1953–), US politician, former governor of Florida
    Source: Foundation for Florida’s Future (1996)
  • "An expert is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame."
    Sam Ewing (19202001), US author
    Source: Quoted in Reader's Digest (December 1992)
  • "Underneath runs the main current of preoccupation, which is keeping one's nose clean at all times. This means that when things go wrong you have to pass the blame along the line, like pass-the-parcel, till the music stops."
    Sir Tom Stoppard (1937–), Czechoslovakian-born British playwright and screenwriter
    Source: Neutral Ground (1983)
  • "Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect."
    Lionel Trilling (19051975), US academic, writer, and literary critic
    Source: The Liberal Imagination (1950)
  • "Everyone threw the blame on me … they nearly always do. I suppose … they think I shall be able to bear it best."
    Sir Winston Churchill (18741965), British prime minister
    Source: My Early Life (1947), ch. 17
  • "One must first learn to live oneself before one blames others."
    Fyodor Dostoevsky (18211881), Russian novelist
    Source: Notes from the Underground (1864)
  • "I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise."
    Thomas Jefferson (17431826), US president
    Source: Letter to F. Hopkinson (March 13, 1789)
  • "Success is never blamed."
    Thomas Fuller (16541734), English physician and writer
    Source: Gnomologia (1732), no. 4273
  • "If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others."
    François La Rochefoucauld (16131680), French epigrammatist
    Source: Reflections: or, Sentences and Moral Maxims (5th ed, 1678)

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