Do not fault the successful participant in a flawed system; try instead to discern and rebuke that aspect of its organization which allows or encourages the behavior that has provoked your displeasure.
Teacher: You have plagarized this essay.
Student: Don't hate the player; hate the game.
by Player March 15, 2005
don't dislike someone for their actions, consider instead the situation that causes it.

first use: Ice T: "Hate the Playa"

origin: (?) Ghandi Quote: "Hate the sin and love the sinner."
another use of Don't Hate The Playa/Playette Hate The Game, from Ice T's "Hate the Playa"

"I don't know why a player wanna hate T
I didn't choose the game, the game chose me"

by culprit00 June 21, 2006
Used by pimps and pimpettes to clear up the truth on the pimp/pimpette game/
When Gina the pimpette moved on to other guys she told the old one don't hate the playa,hate the game.
by Crasee Babee February 20, 2003