A lie is an excuse guarded.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Schools have become soda and junk food superstores, ... There is no excuse they should continue to be part of this problem.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Never excuse, never explain, never complain.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
God is the brave man's hope, and not the coward's excuse.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people.
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.
In fact, for all kinds of offenses - and, for no offenses - from murders to misdemeanors, men and women are put to death without judge or jury; so that, although the political excuse was no longer necessary, the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.
As you get older, you don't really have any excuse to be stupid anymore, to be in the dark.
As a young teenager I looked desperately for things to read that might excuse me or assure me I wasn't the only one, that might confirm an identity I was unhappily piecing together.
There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when, as in Munich, people are taken hostage, people are killed. But probing the motives of those responsible and showing that they are also individuals with families and have their own story does not excuse what they did.
There is no excuse for perjury - never, never, never. There is truth, and the truth demands respect.
Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for halloween everyday.
A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
Invoking the safety clause seems to have been a mere excuse or ruse. It provides a basically untenable technical cover for a move with political significance.
I don't really see [today's bad corporate news] as significant fundamental factors, I see it more as an excuse for short-term profit-taking. The correction we've seen is very small relative to the rally we've seen in the last few weeks.