The sin I impute to each frustrute ghost Is the unlit lamp and the ungirt loin, Though the end in sight was a vice, I say.
The Indians , whom we call barbarous, observe much more decency and civility in their discourses and conversation, giving one another a fair silent hearing till they have quite done; and then answering them calmly, and without noise or passion. And if it be not so in this civiliz'd part of the world, we must impute it to a neglect in education, which has not yet reform'd this antient piece of barbarity amongst us.john locke
O ye powers that search The heart of man, and weigh his inmost thoughts , If I have done amiss, impute it not! The best may err, but you are good.joseph addison
My opinion of the liberty of the press is, that every man ought to be permitted to instruct his fellow subjects; that every man may fearlessly advance any new doctrines, provided he does so with proper respect to the religion and government of the country; that he may point out errors in the measures of public men; but he must not impute criminal conduct to them.