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Excuse Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Excuses:

A lie is an excuse guarded.
~ Jonathan Swift.

And oftentimes excusing of a fault
Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
~ William Shakespeare.

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
~ Aesop.

Bad excuses are worse than none.
~ Thomas Fuller.

Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.
~ Bill Clinton.

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
~ Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point.

Bad men excuse their faults; good men abandon them.
~ Author Unknown.

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

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

Every vice has its excuse ready.
~ Publilius Syrus.

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
~ Don Wilder and Bill Rechin.

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing.
~ Steven Grayhm.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
~ Benjamin Franklin.

He who excuses himself accuses himself.
~ Gabriel Meurier, Trésor des sentences.

Don't make excuses - make good.
~ Elbert Hubbard.

Don't do what you'll have to find an excuse for.
~ Proverb.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
~ Henry Ward Beecher.

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people, to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
~ William Arthur Ward.

Justifying a fault doubles it.
~ French Proverb.

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.
~ Ani Difranco.

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