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He who excuses himself, accuses himself

Posted by RRC on May 04, 2006

In Reply to: He who excuses himself, accuses himself posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 04, 2006

: : : he who excuses himself, accuses himself.

: : : I want to know the meaning of this phrase.

: : It's an answer to the question "Who farted?"
: It's a translation of the rather snappier French proverb "Qui s'excuse s'accuse". RRC was joking, smruti: it means "if you feel you have to produce excuses and justifications for something you've done, that shows you really know you're in the wrong".

If I excuse myself, that means that I leave the room not that I make excuses and justifications. RRC.