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Excusing 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

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

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
- Moliere

Well, I'm not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness
was not where it should be.
We've known for 20 years about this hurricane,
this possibility of this kind of hurricane.
- Michael Chertoff

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How strange to use "You only live once" as an excuse to throw it away.
- Bill Copeland

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

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

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

Everybody in Hollywood was in Around the World in 80 Days.
If you weren't, you left town and made up an excuse.
- Cesar Romero

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

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

Scrooge pushed past Mary number 1 and Joseph number
2 in the wings without so much as an "excuse me".
Typical.
- William E. Geist

I just noticed recently that in one book after another
I seem to find an excuse to find some character who,
to put it idiotically simply, is allowed to talk crazy.
- Jonathan Lethem

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

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

The small companies who feel that the majors are a threat,
or are predators, will use that as an excuse for their eventual downfall.
Don't blame others for your own inadequacies.
- Greg Ginn

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

Knowledge is more important than life.
We've only one excuse for existing, to think,
to find out, to learn.
- Charles Lederer

There's no excuse for the young people not knowing
who the heroes and heroines are or were.
- Nina Simone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must exchange the philosophy of excuse -
what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
- Barbara Jordan

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

When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.'
He said 'Excuse me,
could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?'
- Anthony Holden

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

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

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

I respect my limitations, but I don't use them as an excuse.
- Stephen R. Donaldson

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

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

The fact that drilling won't solve every problem is
no excuse to do nothing at all.
- Sarah Palin

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

From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts,
regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.
- Jurgen Habermas

The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes,
which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.
- George W. Bush

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay.
If you are saved and accept the Lord,
you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
- Robert Duvall

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

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

The world used us as an excuse to go mad.
- George Harrison

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.
- Chris Rock

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

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

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

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

Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.
- Jimmy Cannon

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

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

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

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

The only man who is really free is the one who can
turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
- Jules Renard

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

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


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