Mothers’ Excuses: Mother for me made excuses When I was a little lad; Found some reason for my conduct When it had been very bad. Blamed it on a recent illness Or my nervousness and told Father to be easy with me Every time he had to scold.

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Edgar Albert Guest

1881-1959, written in 1920

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/32079-Edgar-Albert-Guest-Mothers—Excuses

Francois De La Rochefoucauld.
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.

http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Excuses1.htm

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