A Quote by Portia Nelson on life, learning, blame, habits, patterns, understanding, enlightenment, and autobiography

Chapter One of My Life.  I walk down the street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in.
I am lost. I am helpless. It isn't my fault. It still takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two.  I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall in again. I can't believe I'm in the same place! But it isn't my fault. And it still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three.  I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in. It's a habit! My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter Four.  I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Chapter Five.  I walk down a different street.

Portia Nelson

Contributed by: Aradhana

A Quote by Homer Simpson on blame and homer simpson

"You can't keep blaming yourself.  Just blame yourself once, then move on."

Homer Simpson

Source: London Daily Mail

Contributed by: mathi

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, blame, failure, opportunity, and responsibility

Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame.

Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Mirabai on gossip, solitude, praise, and blame

Some praise me, some blame me. I
go the other way.



Contributed by: Dhyana

A Quote by unknown on blame, fault, ego, and finger-pointing

"Be careful about pointing that finger, and remember, every time you do, you have three pointing right back at you." - Ara Dell Anderson (1976)


Contributed by: fenix

A Quote by Timothy H. Warneka on leadership, aikido, blame, and shame


"As leaders, we can waste energy assigning blame for the escalating complexities

of today's leadership challenges, or we can begin to find solutions."

Timothy Warneka

Source: Leading People the Black Belt Way: Conquering the Five Core Problems Facing Leaders Today, Pages: xxix

Contributed by: Transfinite Turtles

A Quote by Erica Jong on responsibility and blame

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

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