37 Quotes About Scapegoats


Trying to get out of something and remove blame for yourself is popularly referred to as scapegoating. Here are some amazing quotes about scapegoats that unique fit some people you may know.

“A leader must take responsibility for all his actions and not blame anyone for his problems. The follower, on the other hand, is always in search of a scapegoat or a miracle worker who can solve his problems.”

“A person who smiles in the face of adversity…probably has a scapegoat.”

“Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain.”

“Every group feels strong once it has found a scapegoat.”

“Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation’s troubles and use as a justification of its own demands for dictatorial powers.”

“For some high-profile men in trouble, women, especially feminist women, became the all-purpose scapegoats-charged with crimes that often descended into the absurd.”

“He came up flailing and sputtering and began to thrash his way toward the line of willows that marked the submerged creek bank.”

“He who is punished is never he who performed the deed. He is always the scapegoat.”

“How quickly we come around,’ Sazed whispered. ‘It wasn’t long ago that men were forced to watch the Lord Ruler cut the heads from innocent people. Now we do it to ourselves.”

“I think it’s too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man.”

“I was a scapegoat. The media had to put responsibility on somebody, and I was chosen. They felt free to say that because someone was thin they were anorexic, which is ridiculous.”

“If I owe a person money, and cannot pay him, and he threatens to put me in prison, another person can take the debt upon himself, and pay it for me.”

“If I still need someone to calm my anger down, then I surely need a scapegoat who enrages me.”

“It is a natural propensity to attribute misfortune to someone’s malignity. When prices rise, it is due to the profiteer; when wages fall, it is due to the capitalist.”

“It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat.”

“It’s too easy to criticize a man when he’s out of favour, and to make him shoulder the blame for everybody else’s mistakes.”

“It’s too easy to criticize a man when he’s out of favour, and to make him shoulder the blame for everybody else’s mistakes.”

“Maybe it ain’t about others’ mistakes, but only your need for someone to blame.”

“People are always quick to call evil what they do not know. The unknown sprouts fear.”

“Perfectionist parents seem to operate under the illusion that if they can just get their children to be perfect, they will be a perfect family.”

“Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don’t want to see the truth!”

“Stop looking for a scapegoat in your life but be willing to face the truth within yourself & right your own wrongs.”

“Teachers were both blamed for everything that went wrong with kids and turned to for their every salvation. This dual role of scapegoat and savior was downright messianic but even Jesus was probably paid better.”

“The best way to avoid becoming a scapegoat is to find one.”

“The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege.”

“The majority is almost always wrong. The crowd is untruth. Scapegoating is demonic.”

“The most paradoxical aspect of neurotic shame is that it is the core motivator of the superachieved and the underachieved, the star and the scapegoat, the righteous and the wretched, the powerful and the pathetic.”

“The scapegoat has always had the mysterious power of unleashing man’s ferocious pleasure in torturing, corrupting, and befouling.”

“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.”

“The search for scapegoats is essentially an abnegation of responsibility: it indicates an inability to assess honestly and intelligently the true nature of the problems which lie at the root of social and economic difficulties and a lack of resolve in grappling with them.”

“The seriousness of throwing over hell whilst still clinging to the Atonement is obvious.”

“The time has come for America to hear the truth about this tragic war. In international conflicts, the truth is hard to come by because most nations are deceived about themselves.”

“Things you don’t need in your life targets you the most.”

“This war ends, then so do the taxpayer-funded contracts, the drumbeats in the media, the nice Combatant faces, and the patriotic cause to lull the civilians and shame the dissenters.”

“Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.”

“We all need role models in different seasons, people we look to who bring encouragement for the journey. Every role model but One will fail.”

“We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the crimes of those who wield them. The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value.”

Putting yourself in a position to be a scapegoat is something that you can easily control by removing yourself from the position.

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