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And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
I'm looking forward to becoming a marvelous - excuse the word marvelous - character actress. like Marie Dressler, like Will Rogers.
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
Henry David Thoreau
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Pope John Paul II
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
H. L. Mencken
Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there's no rehab for stupidity.
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
Thomas a Kempis
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
How strange to use 'You only live once' as an excuse to throw it away.
Democrats want to use the slowdown as an excuse to do what their special interests are always begging for: higher taxes, bigger government and less trade with other nations.
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.
An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
I am all for cracking down on inappropriate digital behaviour. Too often the connected world is an excuse for some coward hiding behind a keyboard to bully someone else.
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