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Excuse Quotes

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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I still get nervous on dates.
I'll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to
excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can't breathe.
- Shannen Doherty

Better a bad excuse, than none at all.
- William Camden

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

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

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

People like to let loose at rock concerts and it gives
them an excuse to do it in a way that is not destructive
to others and not really destructive to the band.
- James Young

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

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

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What has happened at Guantanamo Bay...
does not represent the will of the American people.
I'm embarrassed about it, I think its wrong.
I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse
to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
- Jimi Hendrix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excuse the mess but we live here.
- Roseanne Barr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Bertrand Russell

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
- George Washington

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

I think there's no excuse for the American poetry reader
not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.
- James Laughlin

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

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

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

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


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