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Excuses Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Excuses

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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

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

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

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

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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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bad excuses are worse than none.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no excuse for perjury - never,
never, never.
There is truth, and the truth demands respect.
- Kenneth Starr

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

We need to get some people in here.
There's no passion out there.
There's always an excuse.
Nobody wants to step up and be a pro.
- Jeff Malone

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

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

Any excuse to live in New York and do art.
Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.
- Tommy Chong

Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients
as an excuse for getting drunk.
- Ambrose Bierce

I can excuse everything but boredom.
Boring people don't have to stay that way.
- Hedy Lamarr

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie,
for an excuse is a lie guarded.
- Pope John Paul II

As you get older, you don't really have any excuse to be stupid anymore,
to be in the dark.
- Deryck Whibley

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade
the need to think and evaluate evidence.
Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of,
the lack of evidence.
- Richard Dawkins

Everybody in Hollywood was in Around the World in 80 Days.
If you weren't, you left town and made up an excuse.
- Cesar Romero

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
- Jimi Hendrix

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

We must exchange the philosophy of excuse -
what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
- Barbara Jordan

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

I was really excited to get to shave my head -
it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse.
It was nice to shed that level of vanity.
- Natalie Portman

I think it's a lame excuse for a lot of these rappers
to say they only call girls bitches or hos because they act like that.
It doesn't make them right.
- Queen Latifah

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

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.
- Murray Walker

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

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

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


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