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  Since excuses were invented, no one is ever in the wrong.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  Justifying a fault doubles it.  
 -  French Proverb
  

  An excuse is nearer to a woman than her apron.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  That which is customary requires no excuse.  
 -  Italian proverb
  

  Excuses are of no avail before God.  
 -  Indian proverb
  

  Any excuse will serve a tyrant.  
 -  Aesop
  

  To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.  
 -  Agatha Christie
  

  Several excuses are always less convincing than one.  
 -  Aldous Huxley
  

  If a person is stupid, we excuse him by saying that he cannot help it; but if we attempted to excuse in precisely the same way the person who is bad, we should be laughed at.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one's emotions.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

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

  If people put as much energy into achieving their goals as they spend making up excuses for failure, they would actually surprise themselves.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Every thinking person fears nuclear war and every technological nation plans for it. Everyone knows it's madness, and every country has an excuse.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse - but right now there's no rehab for stupidity.  
 -  Chris Rock
  

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

  Study the lives of successful people and you'll discover this: all the excuses made by the mediocre fellow could be but aren't made by the successful person.  
 -  David J. Schwartz
  

  The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer. If you look at your life you will find many excuses to suffer, but a good reason to suffer you will not find... Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  Don't make excuses - make good.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Don't you hate when people are late to work? And they always have the worst excuses. 'Oh, I'm sorry I'm late, traffic.' 'Traffic, huh? How do you think I got here; helicoptered in?'  
 -  Ellen DeGeneres
  

  If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, 'He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.'  
 -  Epictetus
  

  You can make money or make excuses, but you can't do both.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

  With the information available to us today, ignorance is inexcusable.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

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

  Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  Once you make a commitment to inhabiting your full potential, your ego is suddenly faced with extinction. It's been making excuses for you throughout your life... unless you're lucky, your ego will probably not go quietly. It has a lifetime of employment history begind it.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  The world used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.  
 -  George Washington
  

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

  I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn't get the life you wanted.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Making excuses won't change your situation; only getting to the real reason behind it can do this. Excuses are for people who refuse to take responsibility for their life and how it turns out.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  A great manager will push a person to do more at the risk of coming up short, not target less. This idea of changing targets to make everyone feel good will lead to a further weakening of morale, hope, expectations, and skills, and everyone will start assigning reasons - better known as excuses - as to why the team is unable to attain its targets.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself and be lenient to everyone else.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Once you make a commitment to inhabiting your full potential, your ego is suddenly faced with extinction. It's been making excuses for you throughout your life... unless you're lucky, your ego will probably not go quietly. It has a lifetime of employment history begind it.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  The world used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.  
 -  George Washington
  

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

  I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn't get the life you wanted.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Making excuses won't change your situation; only getting to the real reason behind it can do this. Excuses are for people who refuse to take responsibility for their life and how it turns out.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  A great manager will push a person to do more at the risk of coming up short, not target less. This idea of changing targets to make everyone feel good will lead to a further weakening of morale, hope, expectations, and skills, and everyone will start assigning reasons - better known as excuses - as to why the team is unable to attain its targets.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself and be lenient to everyone else.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don't use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Sometimes I wish I had a terrible childhood, so that at least I'd have an excuse.  
 -  Jimmy Fallon
  

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

  A lie is an excuse guarded.  
 -  Jonathan Swift
  

  The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.  
 -  Jordan Belfort
  

  There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses - only results.  
 -  Kenneth Blanchard
  

  We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.  
 -  Marcus Fabius Quintilian
  

  There are a thousand excuses for failure but never a good reason.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Excuses cost a dime and that's why the poor could afford a lot of it.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  More people will get out of your way if you say, 'I'm about to puke!' than if you say, 'Excuse me.'  
 -  Sally Berger
  

  Want more energy? Stop making excuses, complaining, and worrying. The body does not run efficiently when fed that crap.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.  
 -  Steve Maraboli
  

  Writers block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.  
 -  Steve Martin
  

  People are fond of using the 'it's not what you know, it's who you know' adage as an excuse for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends. Nonsense.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Commit to making your home and office an excuse-free zone. If a situation arises that previously called for an excuse, substitute the words, 'I am responsible,' where the excuse used to go.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

  If you left me without a reason don't come back with an excuse.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Just because you're single does not give you an excuse to be a hoe.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You cant just 'steal' anyone from anybody...They were probably already prepared to leave, you're just the excuse.  
 -  Unknown
  

  When someone truly cares about you they make an effort, not an excuse.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways. But when it unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I can lie to myself and convince myself that there's an excuse for what you did, but that doesn't change the truth.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Your mistakes should be your motivation, not your excuses.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I hate when I beat someone at something and their excuse is, 'I wasn't even trying.'  
 -  Unknown
  

  If someone wants to see you they'll make time, if not they'll make an excuse. Excuses aren't a good sign. Sometimes it is better to let people go.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Bad things are going to happen in your life, people will hurt you, disrespect you, play with your feelings.. But you shouldn't use that as an excuse to fail to go on and to hurt the whole world. You will end up hurting yourself and wasting your precious time. Don't always think of revenging, just let things go and move on with your life. Remember everything happens for a reason and when one door closes, the other opens for you with new blessings and love.  
 -  Unknown
  

  All cheaters make a thousand excuses to convince themselves that they did the right thing.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Trouble with American transportation is that you can get somewhere quicker than you can think of a reason for going there. What we need now is a new excuse to go somewhere.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.  
 -  William Arthur Ward