Favorite Quotations ~† Excuses Excuses Begone!

"Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse." ~ Thomas Szasz


Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. ~ George Washington Carver

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

He who cannot dance claims the floor is uneven. ~ Hindu Saying

An excuse is the mark of a moral coward. ~ Joseph Cimino

Any excuse will serve a tyrant. ~ Aesop's Fables

Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should study people's excuses. ~ Hebbel

I will not take but for an answer. ~ Langston Hughes

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

It is easier to find an excuse than to find a reason. ~ Doug Brown

Several excuses are always less convincing than one. ~ Aldous Huxley, Collected Works

The trick is not how much pain you feel but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. ~ Erica Jong

There arenít nearly enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses. ~ Marcus Stroup

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth. ~ Robert Half

I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The streets of the City of Failure are paved with alibis some of which are absolutely perfect. ~ Harry A. Earnshaw

A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesnít will find an excuse. ~ Stephen Dolley, Jr.

An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded. ~ Alexander Pope

A leader canít make excuses. There has to be quality in everything you do. Off the court, on the court, in the classroom. ~ Michael Jordan

Respect yourself as well as others; make commitments, not excuses, and make every day a fun day. ~ Wally Amos, Time To Shine, Graduate