Quotation Explorer - 'Excuse'

But I'd be in big trouble if Karma was going to finally be my judge. I'd be in deep shit. It doesn't excuse my mistakes, but I'm holding out for Grace. I'm holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross, because I know who I am, and I hope I don't have to depend on my own religiosity. - Michka Assayas
Luckily, my job demands constant reading, otherwise I'd have to figure out some other excuse. - Maureen Corrigan
If you do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals to live the life you desire, It will be worth it. I promise! But if you find some excuse to justify quitting your journey, you will regret it. This is also a promise!" -gbb - Glenn Brandon Burke
Be careful how you live. Someone is always watching and will look to you as an example, an excuse, or a warning. The message some choices send is why struggle to do the right thing when you can do the wrong thing and be happy. Should we be happy or should we be right? - Donna Lynn Hope
There are so many people that use 'following your dreams' as an excuse to not work. When in reality, following your dreams, successfully, is nothing but work. - Brandon Stanton
We should challenge the relativism that tells us there is no right or wrong, when every instinct of our mind knows it is not so, and is a mere excuse to allow us to indulge in what we believe we can get away with. A world without values quickly becomes a world without value. - Jonathan Sacks
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
When people talk about their great past they're usually trying to excuse the mediocre present. - Terry Pratchett
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. - Thomas Szasz
There is no excuse for being derogatory or dismissive about other's beliefs, paths, choices. Everyone is where they need to be at the right time to learn the right things for them and their personal journey through life. - Jay Woodman
The best writers tend to look the roughest in photos. At least that's the excuse I use for why I look so bad in mine. - R.D. Ronald
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. - Edward R. Murrow
No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along. - Cus D'Amato
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. - Jules Renard
Never let the fear of failure be an excuse for not trying. Society tells us that to fail is the most terrible thing in the world, but I know it isn't. Failure is part of what makes us human. - Amber Deckers
I understood that it was time to quit postponing the embracing of my own potential. There was nothing more I needed to do to be worthy enough and any other excuse I could muster to explain why I couldn’t step up right away was simply that… an excuse. - Janet Louise Stephenson
Americans will not and should not respond to a political creed that cherishes the past solely because it offers an excuse for shutting out the hard facts and difficult tasks of the present. - Nelson Rockefeller
People who excuse their faults and claim they didn't deserved to be punished - there are lots of them. But those who don't excuse their faults and admit they didn't deserve to be spared - they are few. - Zhuangzi
The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist.
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Apology makes you self responsible while excuse makes you undependable - Prabakaran Thirumalai
101 Reasons why its great to be a woman:We have an excuse to justify an inordinate indulgence in bitchiness: It's clearly feminine intuition. - Summersdale Publishers
Being a woman is of special interest to aspiring male transexuals. To actual women it is simply a good excuse not to play football. - Fran Lebowitz
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving any excuse. - Jules Renard
We all have a vision, a dream to hope for. Some chase it and some wish upon it.. Who do you think, wins? the chaser finds ways to create it, regardless of the fight, the wisher finds way to excuse it, because courage doesn't fill their hearts. - Nikki Rowe
Only the weak use "I can't" as an excuse to give up. - T.A
To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Modesty is an excuse for sloppiness, laziness, self- indulgence; small ambitions evoke small efforts. - Stephen Vizinczey
The thinner the excuse, the fatter the reason for it. - Jerry Scott
Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence. - Benjamin Haydon
Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning. - Shannon L. Alder
Her existence alone was excuse enough to justify the creation of the entire world. - Stephenie Meyer
‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else. - Henry Ward Beecher
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. - Bette Davis
What we think is more important in life, is just an excuse for not trying hard enough for what is right in front of us... - Donna M. Zadunajsky
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
Your identity depends on your heart's ability to excuse not on the power or the money you own. - Bharath Mamidoju
Guys like him, the ones who grip the Bible so tight they leave fingernail grooves, they're the ones who are the most scared of their dark side. Always going too far the other way, fighting for the Lord, often just because it gives them an excuse to fight. - David Wong
Tomorrow is yesterday’s excuse for today; now has no excuses. - George Alexiou
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. - Anthony Robbins
If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for. - Amit Kalantri
Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol. - Steve Martin
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing, as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde
The greatest excuse you must have is the excuse to do your best to the very best and in a distinctive manner - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Stop using, "easier said than done", as an excuse to not change! Bringing your life to a higher level is challenging; get over it and rise to the challenge! - Steve Maraboli
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. - Benjamin Franklin
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else. - Henry Ward Beecher
BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. Is public worship, then, a sin, That for devotions paid to Bacchus The lictors dare to run us in, And resolutely thump and whack us? Jorace - Ambrose Bierce
Come clean about your true nature before the day the body ceases. Hard not to cling to duality as the excuse, but every brain is manifesting duality as if it is some internal feature projected outward for the attention of others. - James Emlund
Life is ironic. Some people use their terrible childhood as an excuse of their unfortunate rest of the life… while others create a masterpiece out of their terrible childhood, they create a story loved by the entire world. - Nino Varsimashvili
Potential is an excuse to procrastinate;Ambition is a means to thrive. - Donovan
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
Don't let your imperfections conveniently excuse you from having discipline. Have the courage to work through your imperfections. - Matthew Donnelly
When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it. - Lewis B. Smedes
Don't use your past history as an excuse to be miserable. Use your past as a testament to show the world just how far you have come. - Miya Yamanouchi
If you're looking for an excuse to quit you will find it, but if you are looking for the reason to continue you must fight for it. - Chris Burkmenn
I don't have much time' is a lousy excuse. There is always time, what we you don't have is the skills to manage the time. - Alahdal A. Hussein
La peur de l'ennui est la seule excuse du travail. - Boredom is the only excuse for work. - Jules Renard
Writer's Block is just an excuse by people who don't write for not writing. - Giando Sigurani
Authors always carry a means for scribbling and an excuse for pausing, often inopportunely, to record those fleeting sparks of creative fancy that might otherwise vanish like a wisp in the wind if ignored. Writing is a jealous and needy lover. - Richelle E. Goodrich
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. - Rudyard Kipling
One excuse, could destroy a multitude of chances. - Anthony Liccione
Excuse me if I have/some place in my mind/where I go time to time. - Tom Petty
God's only excuse is that he does not exist - Stendhal
On a basic level, he had seen first-hand how his government used the element of fear to accomplish its objectives; the same element of fear that had been used as an excuse to engage its huge war machine in conflicts for the profits of America’s oligarchy. - Kenneth Eade
Accessibility to information never been so advanced and easy in entire human history as it is now and we have no excuse for ignorance. - Baris Gencel
The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. - lois bujord
Excuse me, I feel interrupted and I think I've overdose from the idea of loving you. - Robert M. Drake
God' is an excuse to justify hate. - Anonymous
Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing."These is my words - Nancey E. Turner
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
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. - George Washington
‎"If a person is not willing to take responsibility for themselves, it does not excuse them from not taking responsibility when their bad choices affect others. - L.M. Fields
If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse. - Woody Allen
The only excuse for creating something useless is that one admires it intensely. - Oscar Wilde
A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. - Stephen Dooley, Jr.
When you know what you want you will be excited about it and give every ounce of effort to making it come true. No excuse or fear will get in your way because peace is found in focus. - Shannon L. Alder
If you are looking for an excuse to quit you will find it, but if you are looking for a reason to continue you must fight for it. - Chris Burkmenn
We know what we should do. Age is no excuse. Do we go to others for permission or for discipline? - Donna Lynn Hope
Love is to man an embarrassment, even a word; it is to a woman an excuse for existence, especially the word.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant. - Aesop
Just following orders' is no excuse unless you're in the bedroom. - Donna Lynn Hope
There is no excuse for your failure; accept it and try again. - M.F. Moonzajer
Life is merely one very long day that routinely gets dark to give people a sensible excuse to keep their eyes closed for 8 hours. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If we are discouraged because we lack repentance and excuse ourselves by saying that it does not lie in our power to obtain a contrite heart, because repentance can only be granted as a miracle of the Holy Spirit, it is a sign that our thinking has been clouded by the Enemy. - M. Basilea Schlink
The people who say poverty is no excuse for low performance are now using teacher accountability as an excuse for doing nothing about poverty. - David Berliner
Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behaviour. It prevents their behaviour from destroying your heart. - Hemant Smarty
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. - Richard Dawkins
The fact that you made worse decisions in the past shouldn't be an excuse to make bad decisions in the present. - Sanhita Baruah
At least a hospital stay will give him an excuse to halt the job hunt. - Stephanie Bramson, "Becoming John Doe" Songs of my Selfie
A friend of mine told a story about a date with a guy she was really excited about: He stood her up. He then called her, begging her forgiveness and giving some excuse. She told him to get lost, telling him that he only gets one shot with her, and he blew it. - Greg Behrendt
Don't use your past as an excuse, excuse your excuses and take action now!!! - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Fight Is Excuse Love Not Refuse - Hemant Banswal
Sometimes LIFE is rough and tough. That's still NO excuse for you to be. - Tanya Masse
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde
The speaker calls for a careful examination of Christ's principle of turning the other cheek before we use it as a demand or excuse for total personal pacifism. After all, when literally struck on the cheek, Jesus did question the legitimacy of the authority by which this was done. - John Thackway
There is no excuse for failure when you gave up - Shaun Mitchell
It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
DESTINY, n. A tyrant's authority for crime and fool's excuse for failure. - Ambrose Bierce
Darkness should never be an excuse to quit, for with God, darkness is the exact stuff that light was built for. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If someone wants to be in your life they will find you. If they don't they will find an excuse. - Shannon L. Alder
Ignorance of the law excuses no man: Not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him. - John Selden
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. - Benjamin Franklin
There are a lot of myths which make the human race cruel and barbarous and unkind. Good and Evil, Sin and Crime, Free Will and the like delusions made to excuse God for damning men and to excuse men for crucifying each other. - Clarence Darrow
The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation. - Susan Meiselas
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. - Edgar Bergen
We the people have no excuse for starry-eyed sycophantic group-think in the Information Age. Knowledge is but a fingertip away. - Tiffany Madison
Compassion does not have to be a face-to-face relationship. Forgiveness does not imply friendship. Understanding why someone has inflicted pain on us is how we set ourselves free of the past, not how we excuse someone's behaviour so they can continue to abuse us. - Vironika Tugaleva
victimnoun \ˈvik-təm\ 1. The moment you tell everyone you have a mental disorder, in order to excuse your behavior. - Shannon L. Alder
Me: I am very busy now. Can you please excuse me for few minutes?She: Oh ok. But why are you sweating all over your body?Me: I am very busy, that is why. I am dreaming extra-large dreams. - Israelmore Ayivor
Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on. - Sir Winston Churchill
If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thou shalt not use the 140 characters limit as an excuse for bad grammar and/or incorrect spelling. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A daughter of God knows that insecurity is not an excuse for doing evil to others, nor will God rest until caring for everyone is a lesson you learn. - Shannon L. Alder
Our pains are no excuse for slandering the world. - Anatole France
Calamity with us, is made an excuse for doing wrong. With them, it is erected into a reason for their doing right. This is really the justice of rich to poor, and I protest against it because it is so. - Charles Dickens
If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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