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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin

99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.
George Washington

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.
Chris Rock

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.
Jordan Belfort

The world used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us.
George Harrison

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."
Epictetus

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

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.
Elbert Hubbard

Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don't use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.
Jim Rohn

Every thinking person fears nuclear war and every technological nation plans for it. Everyone
knows it's madness, and every country has an excuse.
Carl Sagan

Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
John Wooden

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
Jim Rohn

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
wanted.
Grant Cardone

Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.
Robin Sharma

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.
Bono

You can make money or make excuses, but you can't do both.
Farrah Gray

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.
Tommy Newberry

Writers block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink
alcohol.
Steve Martin

Since excuses were invented, no one is ever in the wrong.
Mexican proverb

Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Gay Hendricks

Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.
Robin Sharma

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
out.
Grant Cardone

I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.
Jim Rohn

If people put as much energy into achieving their goals as they spend making up excuses for
failure, they would actually surprise themselves.
Brian Tracy

Justifying a fault doubles it.
French Proverb

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.
Fran Lebowitz

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Aesop

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

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