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Excuse Quotes

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Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Related topics: Wisdom Criticism Critical Blame

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
- Irene Peter

When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

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Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Born again?!
No, I'm not.
Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
- Dennis Miller

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

You know that murder is wicked.
If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this
would be any excuse for you,
if you should commit the same crime?
- Jupiter Hammon

As a young teenager I looked desperately for things
to read that might excuse me or assure me I wasn't the only one,
that might confirm an identity I was unhappily piecing together.
- Edmund White

You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse.
I sculpt my marble myself.
- Camille Claudel

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness
in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle.
- Henri Rousseau

My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block,
as if it was some kind of illness.
- Mary Garden

As you get older, you don't really have any excuse to be stupid anymore,
to be in the dark.
- Deryck Whibley

Being in a band you can wear whatever you want -
it's like an excuse for halloween everyday.
- Gwen Stefani

There is no excuse for perjury - never,
never, never.
There is truth, and the truth demands respect.
- Kenneth Starr

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals.
To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
- Fran Lebowitz

Any excuse to live in New York and do art.
Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.
- Tommy Chong

The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking
any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave,
or for being unfaithful in their business.
- Jupiter Hammon

Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.
- William Blake

A real failure does not need an excuse.
It is an end in itself.
- Gertrude Stein

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men,
and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse
is that I never grew old.
- Michael Caine

Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients
as an excuse for getting drunk.
- Ambrose Bierce

The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our
society's biggest delusions,
top reasons for depression, as well as most often used
excuse for lack of success.
- Bo Bennett

Why should be elite, music? Excuse me.
Music must be for everybody.
- Luciano Pavarotti

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
- Stendhal

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse
for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
- Aldous Huxley

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.
- Richard Dawkins

Putting your hands in the earth is very grounding,
if you'll excuse the pun.
- John Glover

I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing.
- Eric Bogosian

Excuse me for harrowing you with this picture of war.
But I am very full of it at present.
- Edward Wadsworth

I think it's a lame excuse for a lot of these rappers
to say they only call girls bitches or hos because they act like that.
It doesn't make them right.
- Queen Latifah

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.
- Tony Robbins

The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There's no excuse for skimping on national defense
when the country is at war.
- Bill Nelson

I was really excited to get to shave my head -
it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse.
It was nice to shed that level of vanity.
- Natalie Portman

We need to get some people in here.
There's no passion out there.
There's always an excuse.
Nobody wants to step up and be a pro.
- Jeff Malone

I am in earnest - I will not equivocate -
I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch -
and I will be heard!
- William Lloyd Garrison

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.
- Bo Bennett

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
- William Shakespeare

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie,
for an excuse is a lie guarded.
- Pope John Paul II

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.
- Murray Walker

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
- Thomas Szasz

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
- Florence Nightingale

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
- Ambrose Bierce

Love's an excuse to get hurt.
- Conor Oberst

However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
- Marilu Henner

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

Applause that comes thundering with such force you
might think the audience merely suffers the music as
an excuse for its ovations.
- Alfred Jarry

Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life,
but my parents wove me from tight thread.
- Jeanne Calment

Excuse the mess but we live here.
- Roseanne Barr

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
- H. L. Mencken

Protecting the rights of even the least individual
among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
- Ronald Reagan

In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool.
Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.
- Scott Thompson

Research!
A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved,
and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
- Benjamin Jowett

Names are what people sometimes use to excuse their
thoughts and actions towards you.
- Simon Travaglia

The absent are never without fault.
Nor the present without excuse.
- Michael Caine

We have forty million reasons for failure,
but not a single excuse.
- Rudyard Kipling

There is no excuse for this administration shielding
information about Iraq and the fact that we have great
difficulties there from the American people.
- Jay Inslee

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
- Milan Kundera


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