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Blame is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise.


  • ὢ πόποι, οἷον δή νυ θεοὺς βροτοὶ αἰτιόωνται.
    ἐξ ἡμέων γάρ φασι κάκ' ἔμμεναι· οἱ δὲ καὶ αὐτοὶ
    σφῇσιν ἀτασθαλίῃσιν ὑπὲρ μόρον ἄλγε' ἔχουσιν.
    • See now, how men lay blame upon us gods for what is after all nothing but their own folly.
    • Homer, Odyssey (c. 725 BC), I. 32–34 (tr. Samuel Butler).
  • If we find fault with others
    We ourselves are also in the wrong.
    When other people are in the wrong, we should ignore it,
    For it is wrong for us to find fault.
    By getting rid of the habit of fault-finding
    We cut off a source of defilement.

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