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Excuses Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Excuses.

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Positive Motivational

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

 

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Continually finding excuses for taking a small glass of brandy and water.
- John Leech

The best job goes to the person who can get it done
without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
- G. M. Trevelyan

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We first fought the heathens in the name of religion,
then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism.
Our excuses for global domination always change.
- Serj Tankian

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -
not people; to focus your energies on answers -
not excuses.
- William Arthur Ward

Don't make excuses and Don't talk about it.
Do it.
- Melvyn Douglas

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits.
Don't put them both together by claiming you "don't have the time".
- Bo Bennett

I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children,
who are all Aquarians.
Instead, we got married.
I ran out of excuses.
It was just us and my children.
- Diane von Furstenberg

I do not believe in excuses.
I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.
- James Cash Penney

I'm not going to say that every record I've put out
was the greatest record in history,
but I'd stand by even the bad ones.
Don't make excuses, make hits.
- Pete Waterman

Bad excuses are worse than none.
- Thomas Fuller

It happens to the best of them.
You lay off singing and your throat gets out of practice.
No excuses.
I blew it.
- Bobby Darin

I'm not going to make any excuses.
I just went out and stunk it up tonight.
- David Wells

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses.
You know, I just lost because I lost,
not because my arm was sore.
- Goran Ivanisevic

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
- Aldous Huxley

I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes
while reminding us of what used to be.
- Gene Tierney

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others,
but never excuses himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If you really want to do it, you do it.
There are no excuses.
- Bruce Nauman

We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.
- Margaret Fuller

The Soviet Union has indeed been our greatest menace,
not so much because of what it has done,
but because of the excuses it has provided us for our failures.
- J. William Fulbright

We first fought...
in the name of religion, then Communism,
and now in the name of drugs and terrorism.
Our excuses for global domination always change.
- Serj Tankian

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself,
the day you stop making any excuses,
that's the day you start to the top.
- O. J. Simpson

If the fans want me out, I'll put my hands up and leave.
Like a proper man.
I won't make excuses, I'll leave.
- Paul Gascoigne

I'm not making any excuses.
I got my butt kicked in certain games.
- David Wells

People spend too much time finding other people to blame,
too much energy finding excuses for not being what
they are capable of being,
and not enough energy putting themselves on the line,
growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
- J. Michael Straczynski

I felt ashamed for what I had done.
I don't have any excuses.
I did what I did.
I take full responsibility for myself and my actions.
I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody.
I'm sorry it happened.
And I hurt people.
- Louie Anderson

People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation,
talk about all the things it takes to be greater or
are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.
- Mike Ditka

And I have this little litany of things they can do.
And the first one, of course, is to write -
every day,
no excuses.
It's so easy to make excuses.
Even professional writers have days when they'd rather
clean the toilet than do the writing.
- Octavia Butler

Under the leadership of this President,
the state of the union is not strong.
We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together.
Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made,
and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.
- Jose Serrano

Whether I get adequate attention or not,
people here do know the work I have been doing systematically
and without compromise for over 40 years.
I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't
continue the art because they can't make a living.
- Bill Dixon

I had made a decision early on that we were going to
do the right things and that if they worked we were
going to be very successful.
And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims
and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference.
- John Engler

These thieves defend themselves by saying,
'I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.'
Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints:
jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the
number hidden in a crowd.
- Joe Henderson

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Born again?!
No, I'm not.
Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
- Dennis Miller

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
- Irene Peter

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
- H. L. Mencken

Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.
- Jimmy Cannon

Being in a band you can wear whatever you want -
it's like an excuse for halloween everyday.
- Gwen Stefani

In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool.
Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.
- Scott Thompson

I respect my limitations, but I don't use them as an excuse.
- Stephen R. Donaldson

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used
as an excuse for persecution,
and our profoundest scientific insight is made into
a means of mass destruction.
- Bertrand Russell

Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one.
- Michael Madsen

What has happened at Guantanamo Bay...
does not represent the will of the American people.
I'm embarrassed about it, I think its wrong.
I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse
to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people.
- Jimmy Carter

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
- Marilu Henner

Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle.
- Henri Rousseau

Excuse the mess but we live here.
- Roseanne Barr

A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth,
therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished.
- Mikhail Bakunin

There's no excuse for the young people not knowing
who the heroes and heroines are or were.
- Nina Simone

The only man who is really free is the one who can
turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
- Jules Renard

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
- Ambrose Bierce

Excuse me for harrowing you with this picture of war.
But I am very full of it at present.
- Edward Wadsworth

The world used us as an excuse to go mad.
- George Harrison

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse
for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
- Aldous Huxley

You know that murder is wicked.
If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this
would be any excuse for you,
if you should commit the same crime?
- Jupiter Hammon

We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking
any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave,
or for being unfaithful in their business.
- Jupiter Hammon

There is no excuse for this administration shielding
information about Iraq and the fact that we have great
difficulties there from the American people.
- Jay Inslee

The absent are never without fault.
Nor the present without excuse.
- Michael Caine


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