Excuses Quotes

We hope these excuses quotes and sayings here remind you that an excuse is just that - an excuse!

"Some people use excuses to not accept responsiblity, others use excuses as a way to justify."
My Excuse For My Excuse   |  

"Over time, our roller deck of excuses just grew bigger and bigger, but what makes matters worse is when we start believing them."
Herby Fabius, Excuses: Top 50 Excuses and False Statements Stopping You from Launching Your Business Idea
Inspirational Quotes  |  

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."
Derek Jeter
Work  |  

"Excuses are a dime a dozen. For every reason something can be done, there are a dozen reasons why it can't be done."
Morris E. Goodman
Quotes about Overcoming  |  

You can find excuses for anything, or you can find solutions and work towards them, which in the end will bring happiness. Byron Pulsifer
"You can find excuses for anything, or you can find solutions and work towards them, which in the end will bring happiness."
Byron Pulsifer, Positive Mental Attitude
Happiness   |  

"Pity that consequences are determined not by excuses but by actions!"
George Eliot
Action   |  

"You can make excuses, or take action. You can see adversity as a friend, or as an excuse to give up or give in."
Catherine Pulsifer, Faced with Adversity
Adversity   |  

"If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for."
Amit Kalantri
Mistake   |  

"Most people use excuses for one of three reasons: Fear, Habit, Laziness."
Alex Fitel, Excuses: How to Stop Making Them and Start Living
Fear   |  

"You probably know or have known people who always have an excuse, never taking ownership for what they could do to make their situation better. If you know such a person, then you know the frustration of trying to help someone who will not take responsibility."
Dr. Henry Cloud; Dr. John Townsend, It's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles
Helping Others   |  

"Excuses are only for those people who are unwilling to find the solution, who find greater solace in the loudness of their complaints rather than in the action they are taking to implement the actions that carry them steadily forward to their achievement. "
Byron Pulsifer, My Excuse For My Excuse
Complaining   |  

"You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life."
A. L. Williams
Happy   |  

Most people who haven't reached their potential have a long list of excuses for why they haven't. Jason Harvey
"Most people who haven't reached their potential have a long list of excuses for why they haven't."
Jason Harvey, Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals
Potential   |  

"To many people, a failed attempt at something is evidence. They consider it evidence that their negative talk and self-doubts were right all along. They use failures as excuses to point out the worst of their own flaws or, worse yet, they don't do anything about them because they're too discouraged to continue on."
Vic Johnson, Failure Is Never Final: How To Bounce Back BIG From Any Defeat

"Time is a fleeting commodity that can never be retrieved again so do it now, not tomorrow or the next day - now. You often hear that people will make excuses so that they expect to do something tomorrow or the next day. In other words, they put off doing something vital or an action that can take them closer to a goal, or even to start on the path to accomplishment."
Byron Pulsifer, Dream Big And Live Life Well
Time   |  

"Excuses only make you feel comfortable staying where you are."
James B. Richards, Wired for Success, Programmed for Failure
Comfort Zone   |  

"Don't do what you'll have to find an excuse for."
Don't We All Want To   |  

"I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse."
Florence Nightingale
Success   |  

"An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded."
Alexander Pope
Honesty   |  

"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."
Francois La Rochefoucauld
Possibilities   |  

"For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life."
Eric Hoffer
Future   |  

Don't make excuses - make good. Elbert Hubbard
"Don't make excuses - make good."
Elbert Hubbard
Good   |  

"However, some people are chronic procrastinators. If you are constantly not getting things done and have a mountain of excuses lined up to 'explain' the reasons why you are unable to do them; then look in the mirror and you will see a 'procrastinator.'"
K. B. Bryson, Overcoming Procrastination
Procrastination   |  

"Excuses come in many forms including lack of money, too many demands on your time, a terrible boss, not enough education, and so on. It always amazes me that people who have the greatest excuses for underachievement are the biggest complainers."
Byron Pulsifer, My Excuse For My Excuse
Achievment   |  

"The BIG BUTTS of life are the excuses, roadblocks, illusions, and distractions that are keeping you from experiencing success, joy, peace, prosperity, and achievement in your life."
Rick Butts, The Big Butts of Life - Get Off Your Excuses and Do Big Things!
Experience   |  

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

"Uncalled for excuses are practical confessions."
Charles Simmons
Making Mistakes   |  

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
Art Turock
Commitment   |  

He who excuses himself, accuses himself. Gabriel Meurier
He who excuses himself, accuses himself.
Gabriel Meurier
Adjusting Sails   |  

"Do not limit yourself by finding an excuse; only limit yourself by refusing to have an excuse."
Catherine Pulsifer, Adjusting Sails
Words of Encouragement   |  

"During my 70+ years of being on a constant excursion in life, searching for all the things my curiosity leads me to, I have concluded that the word excuse needs to be banished from our vocabulary."
Ida Crawford Stewart
Quotes about Life   |  

"If you think that it is not the right time to move forward with an idea, you may be engaging in the 'excuse syndrome' where any excuse will be good enough to dissuade you from acting."
Catherine Pulsifer. Left Behind
Inspirational Thoughts   |  

"The trick is not how much pain you feel-but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses."
Erica Jong
Joy   |  

"It is absolutely essential to your personal and professional development to understand that, anything you let get in the way of applying yourself to your goals is only an excuse!"
Jay Rifenbary, No Excuse!
Goals   |  

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