Excuse quotes page 1
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.
I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have
an excuse - but right now there's no rehab for stupidity.
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling
yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
The world used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us.
If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what
is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have
mentioned these alone."
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone expects of you. Never excuse
yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself and be lenient to everyone else.
Henry Ward Beecher
Don't make excuses - make good.
Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don't use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.
Every thinking person fears nuclear war and every technological nation plans for it. Everyone
knows it's madness, and every country has an excuse.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to
spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn't get the life you
Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.
It's an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end
extreme poverty, the kind that means a child dies for lack of food in its belly. That should be
seen as the most incredible, historic opportunity but instead it's become a millstone around
our necks. We let our own pathetic excuses about how it's "difficult" justify our own inaction.
Be honest. We have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don't have is the
will, and that's not a reason that history will accept.
You can make money or make excuses, but you can't do both.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on
answers - not excuses.
William Arthur Ward
Commit to making your home and office an excuse-free zone. If a situation arises that
previously called for an excuse, substitute the words, "I am responsible," where the excuse
used to go.
Writers block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink
Since excuses were invented, no one is ever in the wrong.
Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life.
Once you make a commitment to inhabiting your full potential, your ego is suddenly faced
with extinction. It's been making excuses for you throughout your life... unless you're lucky,
your ego will probably not go quietly. It has a lifetime of employment history begind it.
Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.
Making excuses won't change your situation; only getting to the real reason behind it can do
this. Excuses are for people who refuse to take responsibility for their life and how it turns
I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.
If people put as much energy into achieving their goals as they spend making up excuses for
failure, they would actually surprise themselves.
Justifying a fault doubles it.
Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is
simply a good excuse not to play football.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Study the lives of successful people and you'll discover this: all the excuses made by the
mediocre fellow could be but aren't made by the successful person.
David J. Schwartz
The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer. If you look at your life you will
find many excuses to suffer, but a good reason to suffer you will not find... Happiness is a
choice, and so is suffering.
Don Miguel Ruiz