An Excuse Is Worse And More Terrible Than A Lie; For An Excuse Is A Lie Guarded. -- Alexander Pope
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is
a lie guarded.
-- Alexander Pope
A poor excuse is better than no excuse!
He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertake
for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. -- Alexander Pope...
That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. -- Alexander Haig
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
William James ['Varieties of Religious Experience', 1902]...
And oftentimes, excusing of a fault, Doth make a fault the worse by the excuse
As patches set upon a little breach, Discredit more in hiding of the fault, Than did the fault before it was so patch'd....
Bad excuse is better than none. -- Nicolas Udal
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
-- Russell Bake...
Ignorance is no excuse.
Man 1: Excuse me, we wanted to see the geek who valued the happiness of his children more than money.
Homer: [unenthused] Right here. Man 2: Aw, you said his head was the size of a baseball....