One doth harm,
And another bears the blame. [ Proverb ]
Blame is the lazy man's wages. [ Danish Proverb ]
Common fame is seldom to blame. [ Proverb ]
Deaf men go away with the blame. [ Proverb ]
Alike reserved to blame, or to commend,
A timorous foe and a suspicious friend. [ Pope ]
Praise and blame; but do not exaggerate. [ Al-Iraki ]
Neither the praise nor the blame is our own. [ Cowley ]
O comfort-killing Night, image of hell!
Dim register and notary of shame!
Black stage for tragedies and murders fell!
Vast, sin-concealing chaos! nurse of blame!
Blind, muffled bawd! dark harbor for defame!
Grim cave of death! whispering conspirator,
With close-tongued treason and the ravisher! [ William Shakespeare ]
Salt cooks bear blame, but fresh cooks shame. [ Proverb ]
Blame where you must, be candid where you can,
And be each critic the good-natured man. [ Goldsmith ]
Who praiseth St. Peter doth not blame St. Paul. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Let us no more contend, nor blame
Each other, blam'd enough elsewhere, but strive
In offices of love, how we may lighten
Each other's burden, in our share of woe. [ Milton ]
Little things blame not: Grace may on them wait.
Cupid is little; but his godhead's great. [ Anon ]
Some praise at morning what they blame at night.
But always think the last opinion right. [ Pope ]
The faults of our neighbours with freedom we blame,
But tax not ourselves, though we practise the same. [ Cunningham ]
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame. [ Proverb ]
Adam must have an Eve, to blame for what he has done. [ German Proverb ]
When the maid leaves open the door, blame not the cat. [ Proverb ]
Nobody does all the mischief, and nobody is always to blame. [ W. L. Parsons ]
When two men quarrel, who owns the cooler head is the more to blame. [ Goethe ]
To blame a young man for being in love is like chiding one for being ill. [ Duclos ]
They whose guilt within their bosoms lie imagine every eye beholds their blame. [ William Shakespeare ]
There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
Who can blame me if I cherish the belief that the world is still young, - that there are great possibilities in store for it? [ Tyndall ]
These are the signs of a wise man: to reprove nobody, to praise nobody, to blame nobody, nor even to speak of himself or his own merits. [ Epictetus ]
Perseverance merits neither blame nor praise; it is only the duration of our inclinations and sentiments, which we can neither create nor extinguish. [ Rochefoucauld ]
I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? [ Yogi Berra ]
Judge every word and deed which is according to nature to be fit for thee, and be not diverted by the blame which follows; but if a thing is good to be done or said, do not consider it unworthy of thee. [ Marcus Aurelius ]
Bright and illustrious illusions! Who can blame, who laugh at the boy, who not admire and commend him, for that desire of a fame outlasting the Pyramids by which he insensibly learns to live in a life beyond the present, and nourish dreams of a good unattainable by the senses? [ Bulwer-Lytton ]
There is a sort of harmless liars, frequently to be met with in company, who deal much in exaggeration; their usual intention is to please and entertain; but as men are most delighted with what they conceive to be truth, these people mistake the means of pleasing, and incur universal blame. [ Hume ]
I will not much commend others to themselves, I will not at all commend myself to others. So to praise any to their faces is a kind of flattery, but to praise myself to any is the height of folly. He that boasts his own praises speaks ill of himself, and much derogates from his true deserts. It is worthy of blame to affect commendation. [ Arthur Warwick ]
Always the idea of unbroken quiet broods around the grave. It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forever more. There the child nestles as peacefully as ever it lay in its mother's arms, and the workman's hands lie still by his side, and the thinker's brain is pillowed in silent mystery, and the poor girl's broken heart is steeped in a balm that extracts its secret woe, and is in the keeping of a charity that covers all blame. [ Chapin ]