I understand that men have had more power longer, but I’m tired, as a white male, of being blamed for everything that is wrong with the world. I didn’t do it!
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. […]
This is an old saying, Atula, it is not a saying of today. ‘They blame the man who is silent, they blame the man who speaks too much, and they blame the man who speaks too little.’ No man can escape blame in the world.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – you can blame anyone, but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change, you’re the one who has got to change. It’s as simple as that, isn’t it?
We can’t blame anyone for walking all over us. We can only notice that we are not moving out of the way!
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
A man (or woman) who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.
A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.
To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so.
If a man makes a slip, admonish him gently and show him his mistake. If you fail to convince him, blame yourself, or else blame nobody.