149 Excuse Quotes to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Success

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Top 10 Excuse Quotes (BEST)

  1. If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse. — Jim Rohn
  2. Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. — George Washington Carver
  3. When you stop making excuses and you work hard and go hard you will be very successful. — DJ Khaled
  4. Lawlessness is lawlessness. Anarchy is anarchy is anarchy. Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy. — Thurgood Marshall
  5. I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else. — Benjamin Franklin
  6. People will hurt you. But don't use that as an excuse for your poor choices, use it as motivation to make the right ones. — LeCrae
  7. There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were. — Nina Simone
  8. It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses. — William Arthur Ward
  9. The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses. — Al-Ghazali
  10. My people are scared of the air around them, they always have an excuse not to fight for freedom. — Fela Kuti

The Most Famous Excuse Quotes

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Never ruin an apology with an excuse. — Benjamin Franklin

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

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If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another. — Yiddish Proverbs

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing. — Steven Grayhm

If you had a dime for every excuse you made, I wouldn't have to be here right now. — Jon Taffer

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

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Today's excuses are tomorrow's regrets dressed in disguise. — Steven Furtick

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Excuses are the crutches of the uncommitted. — A. R. Bernard

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

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You can have results or excuses. Not both. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Short Excuse Quotes

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  • Stop making excuses for why you can’t do something and start finding reasons why you can. — Steven Bartlett
  • Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them — John Bosco
  • Do not give power to your excuses. Own your circumstances, because no one else will. — Alex Hormozi
  • The sleepy like to make excuses. — Benedict of Nursia
  • Blaming others is nothing more than excusing yourself. — Robin Sharma
  • Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. — Thomas Szasz
  • Excuses are the cradle ... that Satan rocks men off to sleep in. — Dwight L. Moody
  • Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. — Henry Ward Beecher
  • Blaming others is excusing yourself. — Robin Sharma
  • At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets. — Steve Maraboli

Excuse Image Quotes

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Excuse quote by John Bosco

Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them — John Bosco

Excuse quote by John Mulaney

Excuse me: I am homeless. I am gay. I have AIDS. I'm new in town. — John Mulaney

Excuse quote Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, an
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
Excuse quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can have results or excuses. Not both. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Excuse quote by Zig Ziglar

Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. — Zig Ziglar

Excuse quote by Steven Furtick

Today's excuses are tomorrow's regrets dressed in disguise. — Steven Furtick

Excuse quote by Jimi Hendrix

Excuse me while I kiss the sky. — Jimi Hendrix

Excuse quote by Rudyard Kipling

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

Excuse quote by A. R. Bernard

Excuses are the crutches of the uncommitted. — A. R. Bernard

Excuse quote by Bruce Nauman

If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses. — Bruce Nauman

Excuse quote by William Morris

There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful. — William Morris

Excuse quote When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.

Don't Excuse Quotes

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If you are not the victim, don't examine it entirely from your point of view because when YOU'RE not the victim, it becomes pretty easy to rationalize and excuse cruelty, injustice, inequality, slavery, and even murder. But when you're the victim, things look a lot differently from that angle. — Gary Yourofsky

I accept that today may be imperfect... I accept that I may be as well. What I don't accept is that imperfection should be the crutch I use to excuse myself from participating in joy. — Shane Koyczan

I Don't Think There's A Good Excuse For Being Unhappy. I'm Not Particularly Unhappy, But I Know What Pain Is. I think That Life Is Characterized By Pain, Partly. Part Of The Way You Can Tell You're Alive Is By How Much Pain You're Experiencing, Or How Little. — Jerry Garcia

Excuse quote Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

Take responsibility for your last bad decision, and then let it go. Don't blame others or make excuses for yourself. — Deepak Chopra

Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get things done. — Jocko Willink

If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms. — Colin Powell

Excuse quote You can have results or excuses. Not both.
You can have results or excuses. Not both.

Never lie; never cheat; never steal. Don't whine; don't complain; don't make excuses. — John Wooden

Each day you're presented with a choice. You can either keep your greatness hidden under a pile of fears, regrets, and excuses, or you can let it out. So the best way to begin unlocking inner greatness is to make a conscious choice to live out the rest of today, with the best you. — Lewis Howes

Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen. — Ralph Marston

When your mind is focused and made up you don't make excuses. You try. If you fail you try again. — Louis Farrakhan

Excuse After Excuse Quotes

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When we repeat 1 percent errors, day after day, by replicating poor decisions, duplicating tiny mistakes, and rationalizing little excuses, our small choices compound into toxic results. — James Clear

KFC has no excuse for refusing to adopt these basic, minimal animal-welfare standards ... After two years of fruitless negotiations with the company, we're trying a more personal approach. — Bruce Friedrich

One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while — Mark Spitz

Excuse quote If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty --excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable --should persist after the beauty was gone. — Mary Arnim

I just noticed recently that in one book after another I seem to find an excuse to find some character who, to put it idiotically simply, is allowed to talk crazy. — Jonathan Lethem

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable - should persist after the beauty is gone. — Elizabeth von Arnim

Excuse quote Live with no excuses and love with no regrets.
Live with no excuses and love with no regrets.

In decision after decision on the bench, Judge [Samuel] Alito has excused abusive actions by the authorities that intrude on the personal privacy and freedoms of average Americans. — Edward Kennedy

After landing his invasion forces on the shores of some country, the sixteenth-century Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes would immediately burn his own boats. He was sending his army a message: "We can't turn back. Either we succeed here or we die here." Excuses were not an option. — Lou Holtz

The trouble with excuses, however, is that they become inevitably difficult to believe after they’ve been used a couple of times. — Scott Spencer

The wrongful arrest of tens of thousands of British Muslims after the September 11 attacks can be explained by the very poor intelligence the police had, and, just possibly, excused by the fact that a terrorist action in Britain linked to British Muslims would have been hugely damaging. — Geoff Mulgan

Always An Excuse Quotes

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Bad things are always going to happen in life; People will eventually hurt you, but you can't use that as an excuse to hurt someone back. — Chris Brown

When you are in love with a man or a woman, the love you feel does not come from him or her; it is the love flowing from you own heart that you feel. Your partner is simply giving you an excuse to love. Love is always found flowing in your heart, not in your family, lover, career or art. — David Deida

Even if we do not always agree on every aspect, nobody should take this as an excuse to declare us as enemies. — Vladimir Putin

Excuse quote Your excuses are just the lies your fears have sold you.
Your excuses are just the lies your fears have sold you.

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts. — C. S. Forester

Government failure is always used as an excuse for government expansion. Government thrives on crisis and incompetence. — Jim Babka

Whenever you go out to eat you gotta get the appetizer. 'Cause the appetizer's just an excuse for an extra meal. You're always like "Lets see, I will start with the 80 buffalo wings...and do you have a low-cal blue cheese? 'Cause I don't wanna fill up too much." — Jim Gaffigan

Excuse quote If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you'll find an excuse.
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you'll find an excuse.

It is part of the human nature always to judge others very severely and,when the wind turns against us,always to find an excuse for our own misdeeds,or to blame someone else for our mistakes. — Paulo Coelho

Failure is not an option, and I always felt like I'm a man who doesn't have regrets, and I don't live with excuses. I can't take excuses. — Nas

I've always felt that feminism was just an excuse for ugly women to march. — Larry Flynt

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 de la Rochefoucauld

Lame Excuse Quotes

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You're excuses are so lame they're limping. — Nora Roberts

Destiny is for losers. It's just a lame excuse for letting things happen to you instead of making them happen. — Cecily von Ziegesar

The last girl I went out with blew me off. Now I call her with lame excuses to see her, "Hey, did I leave a penny over there?" — David Spade

Excuse quote I attribute my success to this I never gave or took any excuse.
I attribute my success to this I never gave or took any excuse.

Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist! — Charles Studd

It was a lame excuse, and I knew that wasn't the reason he was canceling. If he wanted to avoid me, I would have preferred he made up something about how he and the other guardians had to up Moroi security or practice top-secret ninja moves. — Richelle Mead

Excuse You Quotes

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Never make excuses for someone who disrespects you-who they are or what they do isn't a pass to treat you like trash! — Trent Shelton

There may be people that have more talent than you,but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. — Derek Jeter

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. — Ken Blanchard

Excuse quote Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.
Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.

You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience. — Oprah Winfrey

The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can't have it. — Tony Robbins

Motivation is the weapon you use to eliminate your excuses. — Tim Fargo

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Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. — Zig Ziglar

Everyone has the ability to accomplish unique feats, everyone. You choose this. Become someone great in one other life. Forget about failing to many. Who cares? Doesn't matter when you start or finish, just start, no deviations, no excuses. — Tom Platz

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top. — O. J. Simpson

Islamophobia has become so mainstream in this country that Americans have been trained to expect violence against Muslims - not excuse it, but expect it. And that's happened because you have an Islamophobia industry in this country devoted to making Americans think there's an enemy within. — Reza Aslan

No Excuse Quotes

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had no excuses for the things that we'd done, we were brave, we crazy, we were mostly young. — Kenny Chesney

A Catholic may sin and sin as badly as anyone else, but no genuine Catholic ever denies he is a sinner. A Catholic wants his sins forgiven - not excused or sublimated. — Fulton J. Sheen

In fact, for all kinds of offenses - and, for no offenses - from murders to misdemeanors, men and women are put to death without judge or jury; so that, although the political excuse was no longer necessary, the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same. — Ida B. Wells

Excuse quote Excuses don't construct monuments. Action does.
Excuses don't construct monuments. Action does.

Now is the time to alter our government. Now is the time to stop the movement toward oligarchy. Now is the time to create a government which represents all Americans and not just the 1%... No more excuses. We must all become involved in the political process. — Bernie Sanders

I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. — Kobe Bryant

The best diet is the “no excuses” diet and the best workout is the “man up” workout. — Naval Ravikant

Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in pursuit of those goals, especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame. — Ray Bourque

With my fighters, there's no excuses like, 'Hey, listen, he's a dumb guy. Came from the mean streets of somewhere. He's just not all that bright.' These are educated guys, most of them went to college, they have families, children, etc. These are smart, rational people I'm dealing with. — Dana White

From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts, regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out. — Jurgen Habermas

It seems to me that the years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready. — Helen Mirren

Excuse Me Quotes

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Excuse me: I am homeless. I am gay. I have AIDS. I'm new in town. — John Mulaney

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Excuse me while I kiss the sky. — Jimi Hendrix

Last time I went Intercity there were a couple across the aisle having sex. Of course, this being a British train, nobody said anything. Then they finished, they both lit up a cigarette and this woman stood up and said, Excuse me, I think you'll find this is a non-smoking compartment. — Victoria Wood

Excuse me, I said. I thought you were a trout stream. I'm not, she said. — Richard Brautigan

You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you that if you do die, you need not hand it in. — J. K. Rowling

I couldn't get any jobs, and when that happens, you get so humble it's disgusting. I didn't feel like a man anymore -- I felt really creepy. I was bumping into walls and saying, Excuse me. — Joe Pesci

I demand from you deeds of mercy which are to arise out of love for me. You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to excuse yourself from it. — Sayings

The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation. — Susan Meiselas

Take off your coat." "Excuse me?" "Take it off." "No." "I want it off." "Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won't affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you. [Vishous to Jane] — J.R. Ward

You speak horse?" Hazel asked. "Speaking to horses is a Poseidon thing," Percy said. "Uh, I mean a Neptune thing." "Then you and Arion should get along fine," Hazel said. "He's a son of Neptune too." Percy turned pale. "Excuse me? — Rick Riordan

Ignorance Is No Excuse Quotes

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Ignorance of the law is no excuse in any country. If it were, the laws would lose their effect, because it can always be pretended. — Sayings

Commentators who today talk of 'The Dark Ages' when faith instead of reason was said to ruthlessly rule, have for their animadversions only the excuse of perfect ignorance. Both Aquinas' intellectual gifts and his religious nature were of a kind that is no longer commonly seen in the Western world. — David Berlinski

But ignorance of the law is no excuse. A person is guilty even if he breaks the law unknowingly. I shall be perhaps the first of the defendants to get up on that stand and admit that I am at least partly guilty. — Walther Funk

Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject. — Thomas Hobbes

Every man must be taken to be cognizant of the law, otherwise there is no saying to what extent the excuse of ignorance may not be Law carried. It would be urged in almost every case. — Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing. — Irene Peter

Originality is no excuse for ignorance. — Fred Brooks

There is, of course, no complete solution. But we can do something. The chief means open to us is education There is no excuse for letting another generation be as vastly ignorant, or as devoid of understanding and sympathy, as we are ourselves. — C.P. Snow

People used to say, "Ignorance is no excuse." Today, ignorance is no problem. After all, you have "a right to your own opinion" - and self-esteem to boot. — Thomas Sowell

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More Excuse Quotes

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Very often people who admit the facts, who are willing to see that Mr. Rockefeller has employed force and fraud to secure his ends, justify him by declaring, 'It's business.' That is, 'it's business' has come to be a legitimate excuse for hard dealing, sly tricks, special privileges. — Ida Tarbell

I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. — Ulysses S. Grant

No, I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard on this or the other side of the Atlantic, I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. — Frederick Douglass

How does Satan mislead us? By misquoting Scripture. By leading us astray. By getting us to make excuses instead of repenting. — John Hagee

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice... I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard. — William Lloyd Garrison

Everyone who is taken by death asks for more time, while everyone who still has time makes excuses for procrastination. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

In Conclusion

Excuse quotes emphasize the notion that excuses hinder personal development, as they often prevent us from learning from our failures and taking necessary steps towards improvement. They remind us that making excuses is a way of avoiding accountability, and it only perpetuates a cycle of stagnation and missed opportunities. These quotes encourage us to be honest with ourselves, acknowledge our shortcomings, and work towards finding solutions and making positive changes, rather than resorting to excuses as a means of avoiding responsibility.

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