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.


When you're good at making excuses, it's hard to excel at anything else.     

John L. Mason

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.     

Aldous Huxley

The best excuse is to have none.     

Ivan Panin

Once your excuses are gone, you will simply have to settle for being awesome!     

Lorii Myers

Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure.      

American Proverb

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing.     

Steven Grayhm

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

Benjamin Franklin

He who excuses himself accuses himself.     

Gabriel Meurier

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

George Washington Carver

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Don't make excuses, make something incredible happen in your life right now.     

Greg Hickman

Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.     

John Wooden

Don't make excuses. Make things happen. Make changes. Then make history.     

Doug Hall

Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.     

Zig Ziglar

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

You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose.     

Brian Tracy

Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.      

Mason Cooley

The origin of every excuse is the failure to do something.     

Andy Anderson

Excuses, are nothing more, than a reason to fail.     

Mac Mcgovern

Don't make excuses make good.     

Elbert Hubbard

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.     

Alexander Pope

A life that is defended by Excuses has become comfortable in defeat, it has settled for mediocrity and is destined for failure.     

Oscar Bonga Nomvete

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

Chi Chi Rodriguez

An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.     

Billy Sunday

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

George Washington

An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.     

Bo Bennett

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.     

Aesop

Don't make excuses and Don't talk about it. Do it.     

Melvyn Douglas

Don't use your past as an excuse, excuse your excuses and take action now!!!     

Bernard Kelvin Clive

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.     

Florence Nightingale

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.     

Proverb

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.     

Daniel

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