When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
No shade tree?
Blame not the sun, but yourself.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
It is as wholly wrong to blame Marx for what was done in his name, as it is to blame Jesus for what was done in his.
We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?
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.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about; things that are past it is needless to blame.
When we blame, we give away our power.
Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will
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.
Businesses may come and go, but religion will last forever, for in no other endeavor does the consumer blame himself for product failure
Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
I praise loudly, I blame softly.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
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.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.
You'll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening
There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people
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.
They whose guilt within their bosom lies, imagine every eye beholds their blame.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.