Quotes from the category Excuse:
- Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. permalink
omments after President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address
- For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice. permalink
- If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse.In times when the passions are beginning to take charge of the conduct of human affairs, one should pay less attention to what men of experience and common sense are thinking than to what is preoccupying the imagination of dreamers. permalink
- Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. permalink
- The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse. permalink
- There is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good for much unless it is good in itself. permalink
"The Nature and Aim of Fiction" in Mystery and Manners, Sally and Robert Fitzgerald, eds. (1969)
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