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
When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. Ken Blanchard
If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse. Jim Rohn
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems. Not people. To focus your energies on answers. Not excuses. William Arthur Ward
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. Rudyard Kipling
Today's excuses are tomorrow's regrets dressed in disguise. Steven Furtick
Bad excuses are worse than none. Thomas Fuller
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. Thomas Szasz
If it's important to you'll find a way. If it's not, you'll find an excuse. Ryan Blair
No excuses. No explanations. Tony Dungy
Uncalled for excuses are practical confessions. Charles Simmons
Excuses are the crutches of the uncommitted. A. R. Bernard
You can have results or excuses. Not both. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Live with no excuses and love with no regrets. Montel Williams
Winners make commitments, losers make excuses. John Schuerholz
Excuses cost a dime and that's why the poor could afford a lot of it. Robert Kiyosaki