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Definition: Feel or declare that (someone or something) is responsible for a fault or wrong. Responsibility for a fault or wrong.
Number of Quotes: 19

Consultants eventually leave, which makes them excellent scapegoats for major management blunders.
Scott Adams

To accuse is so easy that it is infamous to do so where proof is impossible.
Zoë Akins

It was partially my fault that we got divorced ... I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Woody Allen

This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it. Nobody realized Everybody wouldn't do it. In the end, Everybody blamed Somebody when actually Nobody asked Anybody.
Financial Times

By blaming others, we fail to find the real solutions to our problems and we do not carry out our own responsibilities.
Jeb Bush

I praise loudly, I blame softly.

Everyone threw the blame on me ... they nearly always do. I suppose ... they think I shall be able to bear it best.
Winston Churchill

Things that are done, it is needless to speak about ... things that are past, it is needless to blame.

Blameless people are always the most exasperating.
George Eliot

An expert is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame.
Sam Ewing

I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
Thomas Jefferson

He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
Thomas à Kempis

The devil is always blaming someone.
Bricks of blame pave the floor of hell.

Brendan Kennelly

They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
William Penn

Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.
Alexander Pope

If we had no faults, we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
François de La Rochefoucauld

When one does nothing, one believes oneself responsible for everything.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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.
Tom Stoppard

It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.
Mark Twain

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