An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
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 ...
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
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