Making Excuses

Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Making Excuses

The preliminary investigation conducted by the prosecutor found that the suspects traveled to Istanbul to meet with Khashoggi as he had expressed an interest in returning to Saudi Arabia. Discussions that took place developed in a negative way and led to a fight and a quarrel between some of them and the citizen. The brawl aggravated to lead to his death and their attempt to conceal and cover what happened. The Kingdom expresses its deep regret at the painful developments that have taken place. ~ The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saturday, October 20, 2018

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. ~ George Washington

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Do not make excuses, whether it’s your fault or not. ~ George Patton

To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness. ~ Agatha Christie

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse. ~ Thomas Szasz

Every vice has its excuse ready. ~ Publilius Syrus

An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. ~ Billy Sunday

There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses. ~ Robert Brault

Several excuses are always less convincing than one. ~ Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him. ~ Cardinal Richelieu

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing. ~ Steven Grayhm

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. ~ Marcus Fabius Quintilian

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. ~ Edward R. Murrow

Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure. ~ Ambrose Bierce

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. ~ Lord Byron

Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them. ~ John Wooden

The heart has its reasons but the mind makes the excuses ~ Amit Abraham

Leadership, leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. ~ Mitt Romney

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. ~ Milan Kundera

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. ~ Gertrude Stein

We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness. ~ Margaret Fuller

The excuses we make to ourselves when we want to do something are excellent material for soliloquies, for they are rarely made except when we are alone, and are very often made aloud. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

For many have but one resource to sustain them in their misery and that is to think, “Circumstances have been against me, I was worthy to be something much better than I have been. I admit I have never had a great love or a great friendship; but that is because I never met a man or a woman who were worthy of it; if I have not written any very good books, it is because I had not the leisure to do so; or, if I have had no children to whom I could devote myself it is because I did not find the man I could have lived with. So there remains within me a wide range of abilities, inclinations and potentialities, unused but perfectly viable, which endow me with a worthiness that could never be inferred from the mere history of my actions.” But in reality and for the existentialist, there is no love apart from the deeds of love; no potentiality of love other than that which is manifested in loving; there is no genius other than that which is expressed in works of art. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Anyone can have an off decade. ~ Larry Cole

Sometimes I wish I had a terrible childhood, so that at least I’d have an excuse. ~ Jimmy Fallon

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way. ~ Hedy Lamarr

Winning excuses everything. ~ Cam Newton

For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life. ~ Eric Hoffer

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. ~ Alexander Pope

Excuse me while I kiss the sky. ~ Jimi Hendrix

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself. ~ Murray Walker

Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle. ~ Henri Rousseau

A werewolf tossed me against a giant packing crate while I was trying to rescue a frightened young girl who’d been kidnapped by an evil witch and a drug lord. ~ Patricia Briggs