I suppose that people, using themselves and each other so much by words, are at least consistent in attributing wisdom to a still tongue...
We often feel that we lack something, and seem to see that very quality in someone else, promptly attributing all our own qualities to him too, and a kind of ideal contentment as well. And so the happy mortal is a model of complete perfection--which we have ourselves created.
We degrade Providence too much by attributing our ideas to it out of annoyance at being unable to understand it.
We had always insisted on working with actors because they do what they're told. You can make actors play the character exactly as you want him, expressing opinions on politics, religion, all aspects of society. No comedian would do that for fear of alienating their following. Actors brush off criticism by attributing offending mannerisms or material to the role. Besides, comedians argue about the laughs.
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.
There is no basis for attributing blame or responsibility for the maladministration of the Sponsorship Program to any other Minister of the Chrtien Cabinet, ... since they, like all Members of Parliament, were not informed of the initiatives authorized by former Chrtien chief of staff Jean Pelletier.
Despite the selling, traders appeared fairly optimistic, many attributing the day's decline to investors pulling out profits after recent record session. I see the flow of funds still exceptionally favorable for the stock market, ... 8,000 is my number. We should be there in the next week or two.
Any time you have a situation like this it creates opportunities for companies to clean up their attics, and that means lowering estimates and partly, or completely, attributing it to Katrina.