An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
-Pope John Paul II
Wise words from a wise man. I think the other problem with excuses is that they are often a lie told to oneself, which can have harmful effects should they come to believe their own lies. Lying to oneself distorts reality and hurts one’s ability to act freely and within reality. To be honest with others is virtuous, but to be honest with oneself is truly righteous.
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Sorry for another Pope John Paul II quote so close to the other. When I came across his quotes, they both really caught my attention, and seemed to strike a nerve within me. So, I felt I needed to share both of these!
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