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An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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

 

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Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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Bad excuses are worse than none.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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Don't make excuses, make good.
~ Anonymous

 

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

 

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He who excuses himself, accuses himself.
~ Gabriel Meurier

 

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If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
~ Yiddish Proverb

 

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It is good rule in life to never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
~ Sir P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse

 

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No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
~ A. A. Milne

 

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The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.
~ Yiddish Proverb

 

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To offer the complexities of life as an excuse for not addressing oneself to the simpler, more manageable (trivial) aspects of daily existence is a perversity often indulged in by artists, husbands, intellectuals -- and critics of the Women's Movement.
~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

 

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

 

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

 

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Your letter of excuses has arrived. I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on your toes and begs your pardon -- the pardon is granted, but the joint aches, especially if there is a corn upon it.
~ Lord Byron

 

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