„It is wrong to blame anyone for failing to forecast accurately in an unpredictable world. However, it seems fair to blame professionals for believing they can succeed in an impossible task.“

—  Daniel Kahneman, livro Thinking, Fast and Slow

Editado por Martin Svoboda. Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

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„I don't have the facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama Administration. Don't blame Wall Street. Don't blame the big banks. If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!“

—  Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945

Herman Cain: I’m More Than the ‘Anti-Romney’
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Regarding the 2011 Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

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„It is wholly wrong to blame Marx for what was done in his name, as it is to blame Jesus for what was done in his“

—  Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014

The Benn Heresy (1982).

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„You can blame a wizard for anything and people will believe you.“

—  Glen Cook, livro Bleak Seasons

Fonte: Bleak Seasons (1996), Chapter 77 (p. 212)

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„You do not blame society. Society is not anyone.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

TV Interview for Yorkshire Television Woman to Woman (2 October 1985) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105830
Second term as Prime Minister
Contexto: All my upbringing was to instill into both my sister and I a fantastic sense of duty, a great sense of whatever you do you are personally responsible for it. You do not blame society. Society is not anyone. You are personally responsible and just remember that you live among a whole lot of people and you must do things for them, and you must make up your own mind. That was very very strong, very strong. I remember my father sometimes saying to me if I said: “Oh so and so is doing something; can't I do it too?” You know, children do not like to be different. “You make up your own mind what you are going to do, never because someone else is doing it!” and he was always very stern about that. It stood one in good stead.

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„Dear Anyone Who Finds This, Do not blame the drugs.“

—  Lynda Barry Cartoonist 1956

Fonte: Cruddy

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„It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own.“

—  Paulo Coelho, livro Aleph

Fonte: Aleph (2011)
Contexto: It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it’s a complete waste of energy.

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„A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.“

—  John Burroughs American naturalist and essayist 1837 - 1921

Variante: You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else and stop trying.

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„To govern the state by law is to praise the right and blame the wrong.“

—  Han Fei Chinese philosopher -279 - -232 a.C.

from "Having Regulations—A Memorandum" in The Complete Works of Han Fei Tzu, Volume I, Arthur Probsthain, London, 1939. Translated by W.K. Liao.

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„Tis true, my form is something odd
but blaming me, is blaming God,
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.“

—  Joseph Merrick English man with severe deformities 1862 - 1890

This is a rhyme used in Merrick's sideshow pamphlet, and which he is said to have often repeated, and used to sign his letters, followed by a quotation from "False Greatness" by Isaac Watts, first published in Horae Lyricae (1706) Bk. II:
If I could reach from pole to pole
or grasp the ocean with a span,
I would be measured by the soul
The mind's the standard of the Man.

„Do not speak harshly of your misfortunes to anyone, for everyone is partly to blame.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

No hables mal de tus males a nadie, que hay culpas de tus males en todos.
Voces (1943)

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„We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

As quoted by James Baldwin, “Highroad to Destiny,” a chapter in Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Profile, edited by C. Eric Lincoln, New York, NY, Hill & Wang, 1993, p. 97, (Rev. King speech to a black congregation in St. Louis), reprinted from the February, 1961 issue of Harper’s magazine under the title: “The Dangerous Road Before Martin Luther King.”

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„I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence.“

—  Mikhail Kalashnikov Soviet and Russian small arms designer 1919 - 2013

As quoted in "AK-47 Inventor Says Conscience Is Clear" by Joel Roberts at CBS News (6 July 2007) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ak-47-inventor-says-conscience-is-clear/

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„Don't blame me," he said, surprised at her reaction. "Blame human nature. I didn't make the world.“

—  Robert Cormier, livro Beyond the Chocolate War

Fonte: Beyond the Chocolate War (1985), p. 145

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„The job isn't done until you've blamed someone for the parts that went wrong.“

—  Scott Adams cartoonist, writer 1957

Fonte: Dilbert's Guide to the Rest of Your Life: Dispatches from Cubicleland

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„To state the obvious, I thought it was wrong at the time… those statements and comments did not comport with the facts on the ground. … But do I blame [the President] for that specific banner? I can't blame him for that.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

1 May 2008; Fox News http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/05/01/candidates-weigh-in-on-5th-anniversary-of-mission-accomplished-banner/
2000s, 2008

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