Motivational Quotations – Failure

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

Bad excuses are worse than none.
Thomas Fuller

He who excuses himself accuses himself.
Gabriel Meurier

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

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

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
Don Wilder

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

No one ever excused his way to success.
Dave Del Dotto

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

Sometimes, people use age as a convenient excuse. ‘I’m to old too start something new’, or, ‘I couldn’t learn that at my age.’ Other people, though, go on to acheive their greatest accomplishments in life in later years.
Catherine Pulsifer

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

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

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

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw

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

People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger