A lie is an excuse guarded.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Schools have become soda and junk food superstores, ... There is no excuse they should continue to be part of this problem.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
I am very sorry, ... I'm without excuse; I have no defense for what I did. I feel terrible.
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.
Never excuse, never explain, never complain.
God is the brave man's hope, and not the coward's excuse.
We will never forgive. Never forget. Never excuse!
Drinking provides a beautiful excuse to pursue the one activity that truly gives me pleasure, hooking up with fat, hairy girls.
The message this week is pretty simple: People are looking for an excuse to buy stocks rather than sell stocks. A year ago, $70 oil would have been the death of us; today, the market is able to digest it and look for positives.
He will take the blame (if things go wrong). He's never one time made an excuse of anybody else. He's so humble in what he's been given. He realizes his God-given gift and that's the most amazing thing about him. He's going to be hard to replace.
There is no excuse for this to happen, period. We do not question their (Saudi officials') sincerity of serving pilgrims. We do question the resources allocated.
There was always some dramatic excuse and unrealistic excuse as to why she was late or couldn't do the work. It was frustrating. ... You never knew what personality you would be dealing with. But underneath all of that, she was very sweet.
The grudges between the Catholics and Protestants had been brought from the old country; hockey was just a new excuse to let it out.
I see no excuse at all for people not voting.
We just needed to relax. If you want to make an excuse, the only excuse you can make is we haven't been in this situation very much during the year. But typically in that situation, we've been able to take care of the ball and get fouled and get to the line and make the shots.
Just because harp seals may not be endangered right now, that's no excuse for bad management policies.
It's four games and we had four [days] off [before Thursday's loss]. There's no excuse. With the standard we set here, it's definitely unacceptable, but deep down each guy knows how we're messing up.
Now I have an excuse to grow a beard.
Very angry, there is no excuse for this.
Immature brain development is not an excuse for juvenile criminal activity, ... (But) it is an explanation which mitigates their culpability. It explains why they should be held accountable and in some cases punished severely, but never as severely as an adult who commits the same crime.
Modesty is an excuse for sloppiness, laziness, self-indulgence; small ambitions evoke small efforts.