Excuse: (justification...rationaliz...evade... )

Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else. --- Benjamin Franklin 1706

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. --- Henry Ward Beecher 1813

I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard. --- William Lloyd Garrison

Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. --- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like 'excuse me,' and other such simple courtesies... Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideratio, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in the enjoyment of life. --- Ed Hays

The trick is not how much pain you feel

but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. --- Erica Jong 1942

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes. --- Fritz Kunkel

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