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.
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.
The Bible says all men are without excuse. Even those who are given no good reason to believe and many persuasive reasons to disbelieve have no excuse, because the ultimate reason they do not believe is that they have deliberately rejected God's Holy Spirit.william lane craig
"I fear that by gaining a limit, we'll lose an excuse."romeo leblanc
I attribute my success to this — I never gave or took any excuse.Florence Nightingale
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
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 only excuse for God is that He does not exist.stendhal
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
'Tis bad enough in man or woman To steal a goose from off a common; But surely he's without excuse Who steals a common from the goose.
Take not His name, who made thy mouth, in vain; It gets thee nothing, and hath no excuse.George Herbert
It has been said that ignorance of law is no excuse, but when the Court has a discretion the petitioner's ignorance of the law may be properly excused.
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.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
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