61 Pointing Fingers Quotes On Success In Life

These pointing fingers quotes will inspire you. Pointing fingers, the act of making explicit and often unfair accusations of blame.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pointing fingers quotes, pointing fingers sayings, and pointing fingers proverbs.

Best Pointing Fingers Quotes

  1. “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be- but before you start pointing fingers… make sure you hands are clean!” ~ Bob Marley
  2. “Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  3. “Let’s try and bring out the best in all of us and a positive vision of working together to solve big problems, to recognize that, yes, all is not right, things need to be fixed. We’re better off solving things by working together than by pointing fingers at other people.” ~ Justin Trudeau
  4. “Never point a finger where you never lent a hand.” ~ Robert Breault

  5. “Some of us have become so addicted to pointing fingers at others for all the wrong that happens in our lives that self-assessment has become synonymous with blaming the victim.” ~ LZ Granderson , Pointing fingers quotes at others
  6. “My values, our values, aren’t about pointing fingers. They are about offering a helping hand.” ~ Kathleen Blanco
  7. “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” ~ Louis Nizer
  8. “Before pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.” ~ Bob Marley

  9. “Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other.” ~ Mary Douglas
  10. “There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm, and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need.” ~ Jo Bonner
  11. “While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in a shameless effort to tear us apart.” ~ Ken Mehlman
  12. “Pointing fingers, trying to catch each other in scandal does not bring honor to this House.” ~ Mark Foley

  13. “Yes, they broke the law, but we can’t deport them. Let’s get over this pointing fingers and do something about that, whether it – they have to pay a fine, learn to speak English, the history, you can do that. And then you have to give visas for the skills we need.” ~ Michael Bloomberg
  14. “And it’s not a finger-pointing issue to me; I take as much responsibility as I can. It was more just me not really knowing what I wanted to do and how to get it done.” ~ Justin Guarini
  15. “I think one important thing that happens in the studio is accepting yourself as the enemy and painting from that point of view. So instead of pointing the finger outward and passing judgment, instead, you start with yourself as your own worst enemy.” ~ Lisa Yuskavage
  16. “I’m not about talking and finger-pointing and complaining; I’m about getting things done.” ~ Christine Quinn

  17. “If you mess something up, remember who got you there. Don’t be pointing fingers, even if finger-pointing is called for. Only one you got to blame is your own self.” ~ Bernie Mac
  18. “There is an old and very wise Native American saying: Every time you point a finger in scorn—there are three remaining fingers pointing right back at you.” ~ Alyson Noel
  19. “A spiritual teaching is a finger pointing toward Reality; it is not Reality itself. To be in a true and mature relationship with a spiritual teaching requires you to apply it, not simply believe in it.” ~ Adyashanti
  20. “Do not mistake the pointing finger for the moon.” ~ Wei Wu Wei

  21. “There are few master teachers in life. … But there are many who can listen to life so well that they can hear the vastness in everything and in you. A teacher is someone who has learned to listen to life. Someone who has found a way to listen well. Any real teacher is only a finger-pointing. In the end, we may find out more by not following our teachers but by following what our teachers follow for themselves. From a good teacher you may learn the secret of listening. You will never learn the secrets of life. You will have to listen for yourself.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen
  22. “Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” ~ Sylvester Stallone
  23. “I only want sweet peace and kindliness when I awaken — but there’s always some finger pointing, telling me some terrible deed I committed during the night. It seems I make a lot of mistakes and it seems that I am not allowed any.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  24. “Finger pointing does not provide answers to grieving relatives” ~ Bennie Thompson

  25. “Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let’s use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy and remind ourselves of all the ways that our hopes and dreams are bound together.” ~ Barack Obama
  26. “Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.” ~ Bruce Lee
  27. “I pray that our leaders stop pointing fingers and playing the blame game and seek a real solution for the good of the planet and all who inhabit it.” ~ Don Cheadle , Stop pointing fingers quotes
  28. “Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality.” ~ Steven Forrest

  29. “The human race is facing all kinds of problems, and all we are doing is pointing fingers and saying, ‘Your interpretation of the problem is different from my interpretations of the problem.” ~ Shane Smith
  30. “I’m not interested in, you know, turning the clock back or pointing fingers, but I am interested in trying to figure out how we come together to chart a better way forward and one that will restore confidence in, you know, small and medium-size businesses and consumers and begin to chip away at the unemployment rate.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  31. “There are always signs that a reign is ending, and they are usually spotted not in the king himself but in his court. In the inner circle, latent jealousies between advisers spill into open conflict, as they angrily debate who is to blame for the calamity, chewing over each other’s past errors and pointing the finger at old and nascent enemies.” ~ Hanna Rosin
  32. “As the old Zen saying reminds us, the finger pointing at the moon is not the moon.” ~ Helen Palmer Geisel

  33. “One lesson I got from Gandhi, ‘Be the change you want to see,’ haunts me. I just feel like I can’t keep stomping around pointing the finger at BP when I am supporting the oil industry with my very own dollars and actions by buying their products, helping to pay their mortgage – plastic is from oil… polyester, shower curtains.” ~ Kristin Bauer van Straten
  34. “I wanted to feel like I could extend someone else’s joy and not crush it, and that is the giant paradox nowadays of being a powerful woman: you want to live in a space of compassion and helpfulness and joy and expression, and the world is standing there, pointing the finger at you and telling you that you’re greedy and domineering and attention-grabbing, and all you can do is shrug and just say, “Hopefully, someone out there understands and isn’t misinterpreting.”” ~ Amanda Palmer
  35. “It is time to set aside the old partisan bickering and finger-pointing and name-calling that comes from freeing parents to make different choices for their children.” ~ George W. Bush
  36. “I am a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon.” ~ Gautama Buddha

  37. “A religious belief is not a statement about Reality, but a hint, a clue about something that is a mystery, beyond the grasp of human thought. In short, a religious belief is only a finger pointing to the moon. Some religious people never get beyond the study of the finger. Others are engaged in sucking it. Others yet use the finger to gouge their eyes out. These are the bigots whom religion has made blind. Rare indeed is the religionist who is sufficiently detached from the finger to see what it is indicating – these are those who, having gone beyond belief, are taken for blasphemers.” ~ Anthony de Mello
  38. “We’re taught to find the antecedents to our adult failures in childhood traumas, and so we spend our lives looking bacwards and pointing fingers, rather than bucking up and forging ahead. But what if your childhood was all a big misunderstanding? An elaborate ruse? What does that say about failure? Better yet, what does that say about potential?” ~ Heidi Julavits
  39. “One of the sayings of Diogenes was that most men were within a finger’s breadth of being mad; for if a man walked with his middle finger pointing out, folks would think him mad, but not so if it were his forefinger.” ~ Diogenes Laertius
  40. “When you point your finger ’cause your plan fell through You got three more fingers pointing back at you!” ~ Mark Knopfler

  41. “I stopped going to Kingdom Hall, the church, when I was 11 years old, so I was very young. They don’t celebrate birthdays, you get no Christmas, so it’s a very difficult religion for children to get into. And they do a lot of finger-pointing among the Jehovah’s Witnesses.” ~ Ja Rule
  42. “People were always pointing the finger at the fast food industry. And I was a big fan of personal responsibility – you know, no one is forcing you to eat. We’re not geese being stuffed with corn.” ~ Morgan Spurlock
  43. “I believe in a higher power. I’ve seen and been around people who are very extreme with their faith and pointing fingers and going, “You shouldn’t do that because it’s a sin against God.” It’s like, you know what? We’re people. We’re human beings. We’re fallible. We have faults.” ~ Malcolm D. Lee
  44. “There’s plenty of room for finger-pointing for the debacle in Iraq. If it’s a problem that the Iraqi military is broken at its core, then there’s no point in sending more Humvees and Apaches.” ~ Bruce Riedel

  45. “It is often said that the Buddha’s teaching is only a raft to help you cross the river, a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t maistake the finger for the moon. The raft is not the shore. If we cling to the raft, if we cling to the finger, we miss everything. We cannot, in the name of the finger or the raft kill each other. Human life is more precious than any ideology, any doctrine.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  46. “We need to start acting like a team, focus on winning and not worry about all of the other stuff that goes on. We lost our focus last year. We worried about who was being hired, who was being fired. That’s got to change. We don’t need any more finger pointing. We need to act like a team.” ~ Albert Belle
  47. “If business doesn’t thrive, it hurts America. We need improved relations, more collaboration, more thought and more consistency as we go about trying to make sure we have the best country in the world. Not scapegoating and finger-pointing.” ~ Jamie Dimon
  48. “The nice thing about a protest song is that it takes the complaint, the fussing, the finger-pointing, and gives it an added component of sociable harmony.” ~ Nicholson Baker

  49. “Living wisdom cannot be confined within words, but it can be hinted at through situations, much as a specific feature of an otherwise undistinguished landscape can often be discerned by following the path projected by a pointing finger. “Them that have ears, let them hear,” said Jesus; whoever “hears” the inner import of words will be able to “see” their inward meaning.” ~ Robert Svoboda
  50. “When I was 9 or 10 years old, my dad took me over to a neighboring farm to help get stuff for the meal. The farmer, Vic, told me to look at all the turkeys and pick one out. I saw a cute one with a silly walk and cried, ‘Him!’ Before my pointing finger had even dropped to my side, Vic had grabbed the turkey by the neck and slit [the animal’s] throat. Blood and feathers went flying. I had sentenced that turkey to death! Up until then, I didn’t know where meat came from—and I’ve been a vegetarian ever since.” ~ Sarah Silverman
  51. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a world where everybody said, ‘We don’t know?’ The fact is that you’re surrounded -God and you don’t see God, because you KNOW ABOUT God. The final barrier to the vision of God is your God concept. You miss God because you think you know. The highest knowledge of God is to know God as unknowable. All revelations, however divine, are never any more than a finger pointing at the moon. As we say in the East, ‘When the sage points to the moon, all the idiot sees is the finger’.” ~ Anthony de Mello
  52. “Religion is the finger pointing to God. People are too busy licking the finger to notice where it’s pointing.” ~ Anthony de Mello

  53. “I think politicians do great things in the world, but I don’t think they’re the only ones who can. I don’t like all the rhetoric and the finger pointing.” ~ Lauren Bush
  54. “A super-legislator body is not what the court was intended to be, When I ponder our country and its greatness, its weakness, its potential, my heart aches for less divisiveness, less polarization, less finger-pointing, less bitterness, less mindless partisanship.” ~ Tom Coburn
  55. “Last night I saw your ghost pedalling a bicycle with a basket towards a moon as full as my heavy head and I wanted nothing more than to be sitting in that basket like ET with my glowing heart glowing right through my chest and my glowing finger pointing in the direction of our home.” ~ Andrea Gibson
  56. “People would always say horror movies always thrive during times of war; that’s just what people would say. And I don’t know if they thrived during World War II or Vietnam, but I thought that’s kind of strange, why would that happen. I don’t know if people rearrange their priorities; in good times, they freak out and start pointing the fingers at video games and TV, but when horrible things are happening in the world, a horror movie just seems a little ridiculous.” ~ Rob Zombie
  57. “Now if you know what you’re worth. Then go out and get what you’re worth.” ~ Sylvester Stallone

  58. “My life is flashing lights and pointing fingers and uninvited visitors. Inches away, humans flatten their little hands against the wall of glass that separates us.The glass says you are this and we are that and that is how it will always be.” ~ Katherine Applegate
  59. “Studios just sometimes make decisions on their own that you’re always flabbergasted by. It just happens that way for whatever reason – not even pointing fingers, it just is.” ~ Barry Levinson
  60. “White collar conservative flashin’ down the street,
    Pointing that plastic finger at me,
    Hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
    But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  61. “Some foreigners with full bellies and nothing better to do engage in finger-pointing at us. First, China does not export revolution; second, it does not export famine and poverty; and third, it does not mess around with you. So what else is there to say?” ~ Xi Jinping

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