Beauty is its own excuse.
The days of looking the other way while despotic regimes trample human rights, rob their nations' wealth, and then excuse their failings by feeding their people a steady diet of anti-Western hatred are over.
Fashiona word which knaves and fools may use, Their knavery and folly to excuse.Charles Churchill
What is called music today is all too often only a disguise for the monologue of power. However, and this is the supreme irony of it all, never before have musicians tried so hard to communicate with their audience, and never before has that communication been so deceiving. Music now seems hardly more than a somewhat clumsy excuse for the self-glorification of musicians and the growth of a new industrial sector.
Not even the apparently enlightened principle of the ‘greatest good for the greatest number’ can excuse indifference to individual suffering. There is no test for progress other than its impact on the individual.Aneurin Bevan
"I fear that by gaining a limit, we'll lose an excuse."romeo leblanc
I was going through the motions of life, instead of really living, and there’s no excuse for that. It’s not something I’ll let happen to me again.charles de lint
I attribute my success to this — I never gave or took any excuse.Florence Nightingale
Having touched Christ's feet is not an excuse for punctuation mistakes.fernando pessoa
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
We believe US threats of an approaching World War III and their use of Iran's nuclear issue as an excuse is another form of American insanity.mohammad hussein fadlallah
But if one Subject giveth Counsell to another, to do anything contrary to the Lawes, whether that Counsell proceed from evil intention, or from ignorance onely, it is punishable by the Common-wealth; because igorance of the Law, is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the Lawes to which he is subject.thomas hobbes
Love's an excuse to get hurt and to hurt. Do you like to hurt? I do, I do then hurt me.conor oberst
The assurance that we have no means of answering [final] questions is no valid excuse for callousness towards them. The more deeply should we feel, down to the roots of our being, their pressure and their sting. Whose hunger has ever been [sated] with the knowledge that he could not eat?josé ortega y gasset
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.thomas szasz
Using, as an excuse, others’ failure of common sense is in itself a failure of common sense.nassim nicholas taleb
The Erie railroad kills 23 to 46; the other 845 railroads kill an average of one-third of a man each; and the rest of that million, amounting in the aggregate to that appalling figure of 987,631 corpses, die naturally in their beds! You will excuse me from taking any more chances on those beds. The railroads are good enough for me.
Bad men excuse their faults, good men will leave them.Ben Jonson
Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.
Take not His name, who made thy mouth, in vain; It gets thee nothing, and hath no excuse.George Herbert
To excuse himself from damage, must say, was ready always and at all times.
Having touched Christ's feet is not an excuse for punctuation mistakes.
If, after an absolute consecration to Him, and a conviction in conscience that He requires something of us, we hesitate, delay, lose courage, dilute what He would have us do, indulge fear for our comfort or safety, desire to shield ourselves from suffering and obloquy, or seek to find some excuse for not performing a difficult or painful duty, we are truly guilty in His sight.
A training exercise, that’s all. If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got tickets to watch our boys thrash Rapid City.
Well, I'm going global! Local service may be fine for timid creatures like yourself, but I'm challenging the big guys! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm due to be on a panel!
[to camera] excuse me for just a second. [walks off-camera, to studio audience] Shut up!craig ferguson