An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
Don't make excuses, make good.
Every vice has its excuse ready.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
He who excuses himself, accuses himself.
Henry Ward Beecher
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
H. V. Adolt
We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses.
Abraham H. Maslow
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, and callings.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.