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Excuses Sayings and Quotes

Excuses are not solutions. If you’re trying to achieve success, you have to kiss these pesky explanations goodbye. Nip them in the bud with the collection of wise and insightful excuses quotes below.

Some people use excuses to not accept responsiblity, others use excuses as a way to justify.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Don't look for excuses to lose. Look for excuses to win.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Excuses are used to justify leaving the scene of truth without changing.

Orrin Woodward

Excuses are useless. Results are priceless.     

Ziad K. Abdelnour

If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.

Yiddish Proverb

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

James Cash Penney

Any excuse will do when you need an excuse because it really doesn't matter. You won't be of much use to those who require people that get it done no matter what.

Byron Pulsifer

The only good excuse is that you have none.

Byron Pulsifer

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

Bruce Nauman

And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

William Shakespeare

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

Where the heart is willing it will find a thousand ways, but where it is unwilling it will find a thousand excuses.

Chotu Dhiman

There is always a perfectly good excuse, always a reason not to. The hardest freedom to win is the freedom from one's excuses.      

Robert Brault

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.      

Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Instead of excuses, take action; you'll be surprised how often you accomplish what you thought was difficult.     

Byron Pulsifer

Don't do what you'll have to find an excuse for.


You can make excuses or you can get the job done, but you can't do both.

Hap Holmstead

If you always make excuses to not follow through you deserve the weight of anxiety on your chest.


Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

Kimberly Johnson

Excuses are seldom truthful, often handy, and rarely productive. Don't make excuses: make things happen!

Rhoberta Shaler


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