The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.
“It’s the result of Board School Education” – “It’s the popular Press” – “It’s the selfishness of the Working Classes” – “It’s the Cinema” – “It’s the Jews” – “Paid Agitators!” – “The decay of Faith” – “The disintegration of Family Life” – “I put it down,” I said, “to Sun-Spots. If you want to […]
The black dog gets the food; the white dog gets the blame.
The rabbits continued to live near the wolves and one day there was a terrible flood which drowned a great many wolves. This was blamed on the rabbits, for it is well known that carrot-nibblers with long ears cause floods. The wolves descended on the rabbits, for their own good, and imprisoned them in a […]
He must be pure who would blame another.
You should never do anything wicked and lay it on your brother, when it is just as convenient to lay it on some other boy.
He who is shipwrecked the second time cannot lay the blame on Neptune.
As I traveled the world… In the beginning, wherever I might be I always felt at home and welcome. People were flattered that I spoke their language with ease and elegance. I was flattered by their admiration. But always, sooner or later, I became the stranger again, the outsider, the huckster from over the frontier. […]