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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
Apologizing.--A very desperate habit,--one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion knows of his shortcoming is from his apology. It is mighty presumptuous on your part to suppose your small failures of so much consequence that you must make a talk about them.
No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
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.
Don't make excuses, make good.
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.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.
He who excuses himself, accuses himself.
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.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
I can think of no reason for reason?

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