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The world used us as an excuse to go mad. - George Harrison
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Several excuses are always less convincing than one. - Aldous Huxley
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In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them. - Alexis de Tocqueville
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Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. - Ambrose Bierce
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Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure. - Ambrose Bierce
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There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy. - Ambrose Bierce
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We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. - Ayn Rand
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Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. - Benjamin Franklin
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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin
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The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. - Benjamin Franklin
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Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction. - Bertrand Russell
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There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. - Bette Davis
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It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory. - Blaise Pascal
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I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there's no rehab for stupidity. - Chris Rock
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I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April. - Christopher Columbus
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Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time. - Dennis Miller
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The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations. - Edmund Burke
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To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. - Edmund Burke
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I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. - Eleanor Roosevelt
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The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are. - Eleanor Roosevelt
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If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please. - Epictetus
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I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding. - Epicurus
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When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. - Eric Hoffer
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The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. - Ernest Hemingway
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Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. - Fran Lebowitz
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Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory. - Francis Bacon
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It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. - Francis of Assisi
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The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. - George Bernard Shaw
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I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere. - George Burns
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The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength. - George W. Bush
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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. - George Washington
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Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. - George Washington Carver
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It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased. - Georgia O'Keeffe
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A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. - Gertrude Stein
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Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member. - Groucho Marx
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If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. - H. L. Mencken
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No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. - H. L. Mencken
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Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse. - H. L. Mencken
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I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow, figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases. - Harry S. Truman
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Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself. - Helen Rowland
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Take my wife... Please! - Henny Youngman
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You have a ready wit. Tell me when it's ready. - Henny Youngman
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If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself. - Henry David Thoreau
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Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy. - Jackie Kennedy
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I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt. - Jessamyn West
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What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started. - Jim Carrey
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Excuse me while I kiss the sky. - Jimi Hendrix
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Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience. - Jimmy Buffett
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I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts. - Jimmy Carter
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