He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
He who excuses himself accuses himself.
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
Edward R. Murrow
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
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.
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.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
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.
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