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Quotes: Excuses

A Select Collection of Quotes on Excuses


Do you find yourself making excuses when you do not perform? Shed the excuses and face reality. Excuses are the loser's way out. They will mar your credibility and stunt your personal growth.

Alexander Pope
An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.

Thomas Fuller
Bad excuses are worse than none.

Unknown Author
Don't make excuses, make good.

Publilius Syrus
Every vice has its excuse ready.

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

Gabriel Meurier
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.

Yiddish Proverb
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.

Napoleon Hill
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Thomas Szasz
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.

Rudyard Kipling
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

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