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Excuse

Definition: Seek to lessen the blame attaching to a fault or offence; try to justify.
Number of Quotes: 12

Once the what is decided the how always follows. We must not make the how an excuse for not facing and accepting the what.
Pearl S. Buck

Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.
Alexandra David-Néel

Blameless people are always the most exasperating.
George Eliot

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are many excuses for the persons who made the mistake of confounding money and wealth. Like many others they mistook the sign for the thing signified.
Millicent Fawcett

No plagiarist can excuse the wrong by showing how much of his work he did not pirate.
Learned Hand

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

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

Under the hypnosis of war hysteria, with a pusillanimous Congress rubber-stamping every whim of the White House, we passed the withholding tax.
Vivien Kellems

I don't believe in principles. Principles are only excuses for what we want to think or what we want to do.
Compton Mackenzie

Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whisky makes it go round twice as fast.
Compton Mackenzie

God is the brave man's hope, and not the coward's excuse.
Plutarch

One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure.
Robert Townsend

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