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60 Being Accused of Something You Didn’t Do Quotes

It can be frustrating to be accused of something you haven’t done, and we’ve all been there. Here are 60 quotes from others who have gone through this misunderstanding that can help you relate to the situation at hand.

Being Accused of Something You Didn’t Do Quotes

1. “You are a whole lot more than people said you weren’t.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

2. “Blame is the demonstrated lack of self-respect choosing to deposit one’s negative actions onto others to reinforce one’s view of being good, fair, and approved.” – Byron R. Pulsifer

3. “Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves.” – George Haven Putnam

4. “It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

5. “The moment you find yourself accused of something, or blamed for something, stop and ask yourself what the other person is really trying to say.” – Marshall Rosenberg

6. “I am not interested to know whether vengefulness is in my heart or not. I am going to act rightly regardless of whether I like it or not.” – Mahatma Gandhi

7. “The wicked flee when no one pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” – King Solomon

8. “You are not the judge, jury, and executioner of you. You do not have to sentence yourself.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

9. “After all the painful accusations, came the mighty truth and whispered, “you’re free”.” – Mitta Xinindlu

10. “When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamor.” – Piers Anthony

11. “If one acknowledges the law of universal responsibility and extends it to their own case, they will no longer feel wronged. – Marshall Rosenberg

12. “Never open your mouth until you know what is inside.” – David Seabury

13. “I’m not upset that you lied to me; I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

14. “It is of great use to the sailor, and every man engaged in seafaring affairs, that he should know how to determine the latitude and longitude of any place.” – John Hamilton Moore

15. “What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be changed.” – Anais Nin

16. “The first step is to establish that something actually happened, the second step is to get clear about what didn’t happen, and the third step is to get clear about who was really at fault.” – Marshall Rosenberg

17. “We are often duped by those who seek to make us feel guilty for their own mistakes.” – Abigail Van Buren

18. “I am responsible for everything that I have not prevented” – Voltaire

19. “To accuse another is already to convict oneself–of the same, of a similar, or even of some worse thing.” Friedrich Nietzsche

20. “It is not the accuser who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of evil deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.” – Theodore Roosevelt

21. “If you are accused of something don’t feel ashamed of yourself for being human enough to make mistakes” – Barbara Kingsolver

22. “Censure someone gently rather than blame them harshly.” – Thomas Kempis

23. “Two people can see the same thing, and yet it is still two different things. We are responsible for our own experience of life.” – Byron Katie

24. “Before someone lifts a finger at me, I make sure he washed his hands before.” – Saurabh Monga

25. “A person’s conscience will object and accuse when an action may be harmful to themselves or others. It sounds an inner alarm to keep them from going further.” – Henry Honore

26. “The first step is to get clear about what didn’t happen.” – Marshall Rosenberg

27. “I am not guilty, because I have done nothing wrong.” – Seneca

28. “There is no guilt in life, only consequences.” – Robert Downey Jr.

29. “Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy.” – Jacques Verges

30. “He that accuses all mankind of corruption ought to remember that he is sure to convict only one.” – Edmund Burke

31. “My friend, stay positive! It is really good to always stay positive. You don’t really give a damn to negative people, circumstances and things! You only learn lessons from them that can help you take precautions to always stay positive for positive footprints!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

32. “I have been accused of so many things that are so untrue. Some of those accusations persist despite their being entirely false, but I’ll just continue preaching the Gospel.” – Paula White

33. “Before you abuse, criticize, and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.” – Elvis Presley

34. “When they accuse me of such a crime, I will purchase my own witnesses and present the proof myself.” – Sophocles

35. “I do not discuss the accusations that it was so, it was that. Personal attacks are one’s mind garbage.” – Ehsan Sehgal

36. “I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it.” – Robert Emmet

37. “Don’t be ashamed to cry. It will free your mind of the hurt.” – Tupac Shakur

38. “A man who is accused of a crime and does not answer, or who answers without proving his innocence, is considered guilty.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

39. “When we assign blame we are pointing the finger to who or what is responsible for a fault or for wrongdoing. We are trying to make others accountable. Blaming does not solve a problem, it usually only makes people defensive.” – Catherine Pulsifer

40. “Whilst people wholeheartedly talk wrongly about you openly, wholeheartedly talk rightly to God in silence and in faith! He knows everything! He sees everything! He hears everything! And He has the very right answer to everything!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

41. “Before you condemn someone else for a wrongful act, check your behavior and see if you, too, have committed an act similar or even worse than the act that person has done. Then you won’t be in a position to judge.” – Ellen J. Barrier

42. “There is no defense against an accusation that is true.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

43. “There is a 100% assurance that what your friend’s enemy tells you about your friend is false. What your failure tells you about your passion is fake. Don’t give up.” – Israelmore Ayivor

44. “Everyone should experience a wrong accusation if only to learn how not to be quick to accuse another.” -Chukuwuneta Oby

45. “Malice scorned, puts out itself; but argued, give a kind of credit to a false accusation.” – Philip Massinger

46. “Do not take things personally, it is never about you! It’s all about them and their own issues that are being triggered by your behavior or presence in the room.” – Patricia Frank

47. “I do not know anyone who has been accused of something they did not do, although I have known many people who have been falsely accused.” – Harry Browne

48. “When you are falsely accused, it is like being punched in the stomach and then kicked in the head.” – Ken Abraham

49. “The moment you feel that just because you’re right, you don’t need to prove anything, is the moment you’ll never have to prove it again.” – Auliq Ice

50. “It is better and more comfortable not to be accused of anything than to be accused in the right way, since one who is wholly untried cannot rightly defend himself against accusations.” – Aristotle

51. “There are three sides to every story – your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently.” – Rebecca Shea

52. “People give you a bad name without any reason at all!” – Ladi Smith

53. “It’s hard to prove a negative, especially when someone keeps repeating an accusation over and over again.” – Alan Dershowitz

54. “The best way to avoid being falsely accused is to live a life that is above reproach.” – Roy Orbison

55. “False accusations are like the venom of a snake – deadly and destructive.” – Stefan Molyneux

56. “We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law.” – Edward Murrow

57. “When you’ve been falsely accused of serious crimes as often I have, you learn to recognize the oncoming inevitability of the next one.” – David A. McIntee

58. “There is no greater injury than to be falsely accused.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

59. “It is a great injustice to be wrongly accused and it can ruin your life, even if you are eventually proven innocent.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

60. “Remember that the person making the accusation probably feels very justified in doing so and may even believe that they are telling the truth.” – Lisa Firestone

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