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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A poor excuse is better than none.  Latin.  1
An unasked excuse infers transgression.  Italian.  2
An excuse is good if it hold good.  Italian.  3
Any excuse will serve when one has not a mind to do a thing.  Italian.  4
Better a bad excuse than none at all.  5
He that does amiss never lacks excuses.  Italian.  6
He who excuses himself, accuses himself.  French, Italian, Dutch.  7
That which is customary requires no excuse.  Italian.  8
Why should excuse be born or e’er begot.  Shakespeare.  9

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