He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Not hing 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 La Rochefoucauld
the only credible use for them is as toilet paper.