It is always easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Take "no" as an encouragement to redouble his efforts, so it was easier to say "yes" right away.
It’s easier to be angry. It’s harder to be positive and happy, I reckon.
It’s easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school.
It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.