Best Quotes About Excuses

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski

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

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

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself. -Henry Ward Beecher

Bad excuses are worse than none. -Thomas Fuller

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

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it. -Addison Mizner

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. -G. M. Trevelyan

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'. -Bo Bennett

We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change. -Serj Tankian

We first fought… in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change. -Serj Tankian

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore. -Goran Ivanisevic

Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't continue the art because they can't make a living. -Bill Dixon

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

Don't make excuses and Don't talk about it. Do it. -Melvyn Douglas

I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference. -John Engler

I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems. -James Cash Penney

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts. -Jimmy Carter

I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people. -Louie Anderson

These thieves defend themselves by saying, 'I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.' Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints: jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the number hidden in a crowd. -Joe Henderson

I'm not going to make any excuses. I just went out and stunk it up tonight. -David Wells

I'm not making any excuses. I got my butt kicked in certain games. -David Wells

It happens to the best of them. You lay off singing and your throat gets out of practice. No excuses. I blew it. -Bobby Darin

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

And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write – every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing. -Octavia E. Butler

If the fans want me out, I'll put my hands up and leave. Like a proper man. I won't make excuses, I'll leave. -Paul Gascoigne

The Soviet Union has indeed been our greatest menace, not so much because of what it has done, but because of the excuses it has provided us for our failures. -J. William Fulbright

Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses. -Jose Serrano

I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be. -Gene Tierney

I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children, who are all Aquarians. Instead, we got married. I ran out of excuses. It was just us and my children. -Diane von Furstenberg

I'm not going to say that every record I've put out was the greatest record in history, but I'd stand by even the bad ones. Don't make excuses, make hits. -Pete Waterman

People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time. -Mike Ditka

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

We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness. -Margaret Fuller

The American people, Neil, are sick and tired of excuses. They are sick and tired of the blame game. And they're sick and tired of the deception coming from this president and this administration. This is why I believe that I am doing so well in the polls. -Herman Cain

Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. -Mitt Romney

Some of my high school teachers did remind me that I had an excellent imagination when it came to making up excuses. -David E. Kelley

We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress. -David Frum

If you are a writer you're at home, which means you're out of touch. You have to make excuses to get out there and look at how the world is changing. -Roddy Doyle

I don't feel my best right now, but at the same time, I'm not trying to find any excuses or anything. -Johan Santana

It's not the time to look for excuses. -Rafael Nadal

Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true – you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both! The America I know doesn't make excuses. -Mia Love

The politics of partisanship and the resulting inaction and excuses have paralyzed decision-making, primarily at the federal level, and the big issues of the day are not being addressed, leaving our future in jeopardy. -Michael Bloomberg

God's plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple – one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we're busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you'll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel. -Charles Stanley

Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. -Carlos Santana

If you don't like my book, write your own. If you don't think you can write a novel, that ought to tell you something. If you think you can, do. No excuses. If you still don't like my novels, find a book you do like. -Rita Mae Brown

Find $50 a month for savings. No excuses! -Suze Orman

It's a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me. -Daniel Day-Lewis

No excuses and no sob stories. Life is full of excuses if you're looking. I have no time to gripe over misfortune. I don't waste time looking back. -Junior Seau

I was under contract with Hitchcock before I even met him. They wouldn't tell me anything about the film, or who was working on it. They had all sorts of excuses as to why they couldn't tell me anything. -Tippi Hedren

I used to play works in progress to people, but now I wait 'til it's finished, because you make excuses all the time: 'Well, there's gonna be an orchestra on it.' Rather than make excuses, wait 'til it's finished, and then they can say they don't like it. -Chris Lowe

I'm still shocked when people say, 'You haven't done a studio record in 20 years.' I try to make excuses for it, but the truth is I just wasn't with it. -Ace Frehley

Look, architecture has a lot of places to hide behind, a lot of excuses. 'The client made me do this.' 'The city made me do this.' 'Oh, the budget.' I don't believe that anymore. -Frank Gehry

So after a while, if people won't accept your excuses, you stop looking for them. -Ben Carson

It doesn't matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It's never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves. -Ben Carson

I say, 'You can never use excuses because they always run out.' -RJ Mitte

I will never attempt to even begin to make excuses for what I did in football. -Peter Storey

We are used to female writers who use their private lives as unmitigated material being somewhat hormonal; this somehow 'excuses' what might be seen as a highly unfeminine ability to turn their personal upsets into money. -Julie Burchill

One of the things I've always thought is a drag in so many period adaptations is that they are always buttoned up to the neck in so many clothes all the time. I'm always looking for excuses to get them out of their clothes. -Andrew Davies

I have everything in my house organized to an unnecessary T, and I love it! The only downside: I have no excuses for losing my to-do lists. -Ashley Rickards

Work hard and never make excuses. -Master P

As long as there are people in education making excuses for failure, cursing future generations with a culture of low expectations, denying children access to the best that has been thought and written, because Nemo and the Mister Men are more relevant, the battle needs to be joined. -Michael Gove

I am not in the business of pointing fingers or making excuses. However, recent history has shown that I, like thousands of others in Ireland, incorrectly relied upon the persons who guided Anglo and who wrongfully sought to portray a 'blue chip' Irish banking sector. -Sean Quinn

Peer pressure and social norms are powerful influences on behaviour, and they are classic excuses. -Andrew Lansley

Tackling the environment should not be a licence to lecture people, because they have no excuse not to exercise, or eat their fruit and vegetables. Nannying – at least among adults – is likely to be counterproductive. Providing information is empowering; lecturing people is not. So, no excuses, no nannying. -Andrew Lansley

We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive – positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people's excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way. -Andrew Lansley

In life, everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what's lonely, difficult, and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1,000 fold. As in life, the excuses for CEOs making the wrong choice are always plentiful. -Ben Horowitz

There are only two kinds of employees that I've run across in 30 years. There are ones that get results, and ones that make excuses. If you're in that second camp, you're not going to like Dish. -Charlie Ergen

I don't take off as many days as most other producers and songwriters, so I'm working every single day, and I do songs every day. So it's just about finding time, scheduling, getting in and cutting the records. I make it happen and that's the name of the game. It's no excuses – you gotta figure it out. -Rico Love

I watch artists say they wrote all these songs and don't mention anybody else who was involved, and that's fine. I don't expect an artist to give me credit. I know that they're gonna take the credit for everything. But, it's my job to give myself that exposure and not make excuses, not grow bitter. -Rico Love

There's a bunch of people who sit around and make excuses for themselves and get upset with artists, but you already know what this is – it's an ego-driven business. -Rico Love

Your life starts to take shape at 30. You don't have to make excuses for who you are anymore. -John Travolta

Beast Mode doesn't make excuses. It doesn't complain. Whatever you're doing, go out there and get it done. Keep pushing. If I have a bad game, I think about what I have to do to return to form. Figure it out, go to sleep, and wake up a new man. -Matt Kemp

Winning excuses everything. -Cam Newton

Buying a home today is a complex process, but that in no way excuses home buyers from their obligation for due diligence. -Henry Paulson

If you're making too many excuses for someone, agonising over them in a way which takes up all your waking thoughts and feel so nervous around them you could be sick, then they are probably the wrong person. -Marina and the Diamonds

There are no more excuses for leaving women out of the inner circles of power. Qualified women are everywhere. Women are ready for leadership; they just need to be identified and asked. -Madeleine M. Kunin

When you work for somebody who is very technical, and understands and has creative solutions to your problems, it spurs you along and stops you making excuses for things. And I found that very useful. -David Perry

When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses. -Derek Jeter

I wasn't a bad kid. My dad left when I was young, so I didn't have much discipline, not that I'm making excuses. I was always out and about and had a good time as a kid, so I've done alright. -Danny Dyer

We clearly see in God's Word that anything He tells us to do, He will give us the ability to do it. But do we really believe it? Do we want to believe it? It's easier to come up with excuses for why we can't do things that are hard or that we really don't want to do. -Joyce Meyer

One of my biggest influences of all time would probably be one of my soccer coaches, Coach Darlington, from high school. He was always trying to get me to push myself really hard. No excuses. I always hated him, but it paid off. I think that's what life is all about… when you push through the hard stuff and it pays off. -Jonny Weston

Don't give in to excuses that can keep you from really living the best life God has for you. -Joyce Meyer

If someone is not treating you in a way that you like, remember that there are so many nice people out there. The problem is that when you love someone, you make excuses for that kind of behavior. -Natalie Morales

Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don't know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I'm not one to make excuses, so I'll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats. -Herschel Walker

I like to play music. I like projects. I like excuses to hang out with my friends and play music. -Stone Gossard

We need to let the referee's sole thing be to protect the quarterback and get those late hits out of there. They even have a stat on television that says 'knockdowns.' Knockdowns means that you knock him down after he throws the ball. The assumption is, if it's legal, we'll make excuses for them. -John Madden

I truly feel the best doctors are ones who are criticized by nurses, patients and family. They do not make excuses and learn from their mistakes. -Bernie Siegel

As an artist, you have to express yourself. I make no excuses for my versatility. I grew up singing classical arias, but I love rock n' roll and jazz standards. -Idina Menzel

We will never accomplish what God wants for our lives unless we stop making excuses for ourselves and pampering our flesh. When we get into seemingly impossible situations, we have to remember – it's not about us. -Monica Johnson

It's never been difficult for me to say no. I have never given excuses like I don't have dates. I have never over-quoted to avoid a project. I simply say that while the script might be good, I can't connect with it. My strategy is that while I wouldn't want anyone to waste my time, I shouldn't be doing that, either, with others. -Vidya Balan

America is a country of abundance, but our food culture is sad – based on huge portions and fast food. Let's stop with the excuses and start creating something better. -David Chang

Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion. -Robert H. Schuller

A ballplayer doesn't make excuses. -Roberto Alomar

Normally, the thin-skinned have an endless array of excuses for why their workaday interactions are so much harder to bear for them than for the rest of us. In the eyes of the self-suffering, they are being victimised, used and always abused, when they're actually experiencing exactly the same body blows as the rest of us. -Mariella Frostrup

Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama's political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician – nay, human being – of our time. -Ben Shapiro

One of life's fundamental truths states, 'Ask and you shall receive.' As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection. -Jack Canfield

Oh, mercy, I think we're all storytellers, you know. You think of the excuses you told your parents for why you got home late. I just never gave it up. -Utah Phillips

It's a great thing about being pregnant – you don't need excuses to pee or to eat. -Angelina Jolie

We are all busy. It's easy to find excuses for not reaching out to others, but I imagine they will sound as hollow to our Heavenly Father as the elementary school boy who gave his teacher a note asking that he be excused from school March 30th through the 34th. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

When you don't feel healthy, stop the excuses and do something. Just go outside, walk, breathe. Life's too short to fall into a rut. You are in charge of you – treat yourself well, and it'll show. -Jessica Stroup

It's really, really easy to make excuses as to why we can't go to the gym. If you can find time to sit in front of the TV for 45 minutes, you can find time to work out. -Jill Wagner

The biggest barrier to starting a company isn't ideas, funding or experience. It's excuses. -Sarah Lacy

There will always be excuses, arguments, and questions of timing when moving on difficult and controversial issues. -Lara Giddings

I come up with the silliest excuses when it's time to work out. I'll be like, 'Oh no! Now I have to go and find some socks.' -Christina Hendricks

I recall the first time my agent told me to wear clothes specifically chosen for me, I would try and find excuses not to do it. -Tahar Rahim

Bigotry has always been the poison of America, and we oughta do everything to eradicate it with no excuses or explanations. -Chuck Schumer

Let's dig deep to build the kind of police force that our fatherland really deserves. We need a revolution of the police force here in Venezuela, and I will carry it out without delay, without excuses. -Nicolas Maduro

Get out and make films. There are so many cameras now to suit any budget, so there are no excuses. -Nick Park

I think there's a preoccupation with the American market to make excuses and justify its past. If it isn't current, it means somebody has to make an excuse for it. If it's 'cult,' it gives it a sense of illegitimate legitimacy. -Leon Redbone

I always wanted to get out of L.A., but time passes, and you find excuses to stay. -Robin Wright

I don't believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make. -Julia Child

I used to exercise an hour every day – no excuses. I live in absolutes: I either exercise every day, or I let myself off the hook. I'm trying to find that balance of working out three or four days a week and sticking to it. -Anna Kendrick

We all do things where we don't care about other people. And we deal with it in whatever ways we can, denial or make excuses. -Rene Russo

We've heard the excuses from those responsible for hiring that they don't want to take a chance on a new director. But the truth is that the industry hires new directors all the time; it's just that most of them are white males. -Lesli Linka Glatter

Don't let yourself make excuses for not doing the things you want to do. -Sam Altman

If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue. -Wayne Dyer

Peace is a question of will. All conflicts can be settled, and there are no excuses for allowing them to become eternal. -Martti Ahtisaari

There are always interests that are furthered by war. Therefore, those who have power and influence can also stop them… we should not accept any excuses from those in power. -Martti Ahtisaari

President Obama's election has taught us to stop being paralyzed by excuses and given us a floodgate of hope. I'm more daring and going after things that I once thought were not possible. -Tasha Smith

Like most of us, Joe Biden has had moments when he's led the league in mistakes or verbal gaffes. The difference is his were on a public stage where explanations are almost always made out by pundits to be excuses. -Mike Barnicle

A lot of times on our show, 'Shadowhunters,' we have excuses to dawn some kind of sexy black leather attire under the excuse that we're going to fight demons, but it's all part of the tone of the piece and the tone of the story. -Katherine McNamara

No one likes getting hit. It's a normal thing… I used to make up excuses when the coach would ask me to get in the ring. I'd say I forgot my mouthpiece, or I'd say I had a headache or something. -Mandy Bujold

Politics as a parent is fairly demanding; if your parent is in politics, it's fairly demanding, so I make no excuses about taking two weeks off. -George Osborne

Man can and does rationalize his sins. He finds reasons for all his weakness, invents excuses that first calm and then deaden his conscience. He blames God, society, education, and environment for his wrong doing. -Mother Angelica

I think the core of Jaime Lannister is actually that final line in the pilot when he says, 'The things I do for love.' He might do horrible things – and they are truly, some of them, horrific. There's no excuses. But he does it out of what he sees as a necessity, out of love. -Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

I grew up watching period dramas, as we all did in the 1980s and '90s – endless adaptations of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens – and I loved them. But I never saw anyone like me in them, so I decided to find a story to erode the excuses for me not doing one. -David Oyelowo

I'm sorry that I haven't won the PGA Championship. That would be something that would have pleased me very much. I suppose when I look back, I have a lot of reasons and excuses for not having won the PGA. -Arnold Palmer

The market needs a super car with no excuses. -Henrik Fisker

In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward. -Pep Guardiola

Not looking for excuses is the right thing to do. I have made a lot of mistakes, and I still make mistakes, but I am not ashamed to look for the reasons behind those mistakes. -Gianluigi Buffon

Most of the time, we keep looking outside and feeling sad about what others have. Those are mere excuses. -Yami Gautam

I make no excuses. Stefan Struve was the man that night. He earned his win fair and square. -Stipe Miocic

I don't need to beat Faber, because his ego will always beat him. He's got excuses for every loss he's ever had. -Dominick Cruz

Since my life has been wayward and impulsive, always a search for something that is not there, and then disillusionment, I believe I need all the excuses I can make. -Lana Turner

It takes guts to realize you screwed up and to then come clean without any excuses. -Brandon Webb

The reason it takes me so long to make a film, the reason it gets so difficult, is that I'm trying to think of every film as the last one I will ever make so it can be the best it can possibly be. I don't want to have regrets or excuses or think, 'I can do better next time.' -Wong Kar-wai

Whenever there is a big difficulty, I don't make excuses. Instead, I say I will solve it even if everybody leaves. -Masayoshi Son

I found people that were willing to push me. I was like, 'These are my goals. I need you to get me here.' I don't need any excuses. I won't make any excuses. I'm over making excuses. -Julie Ertz

Something's bound to happen to you in a tough fight: cut eye, broken nose or broken hand or something like that. So you could make excuses out of anything, you know, but you got to keep on going if you're a champ or you're a contender. -Jake LaMotta

You can make a million excuses for why something didn't go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person. -Emily Weiss

There's no room for being disappointed or for excuses, 'Oh, I had four match points.' -Garbine Muguruza

My strength comes from my mom. Just seeing what she had to go through to raise us, she wouldn't make excuses; she wouldn't put her head down. So I guess I looked at adversity right in the eye and took it on. -Paul Pierce

I'm a disciplinarian. And I've always been disciplined. I like to be on time. If I have a job to do, I'm going to see it from its beginning to its conclusion. No excuses, no alibis. That's how I run my life. It's called self-tough love. -Jesse White

No excuses. Play like a champion. -Kelley O'Hara

Sometimes we are much better at judging people based on how they treat everyone other than ourselves. We make a million excuses for why they treat us how they do. -Emily V. Gordon

There are no excuses for theoretical physicists not to perform and deliver. -Ashoke Sen

I can think of many reasonable excuses for needing a cocktail, but Cinco De Mayo is always a no-brainer. -Rachel Hollis

Rather than make excuses for their failures, resilient people learn from each mistake. They identify skills, ideas, and life lessons that can be gained from each failed opportunity. -Amy Morin

We all have excuses. We could all take all of the things that have happened to us over the course of our lives and use them as excuses for being cruel to others. -Max Joseph

When Indian economy was growing at the rate of 8 to 9 percent, I think everybody was quite happy. Even when there were defects in our policies, they were overlooked, and when the economy slows down, people try to find fault and excuses. -Manmohan Singh

Failure is an awful thing, and when I look at the common denominator of failure, it seems to always be the same thing: excuses. -Jon Taffer

Everyone knows what crappy food is: high grease, high fat… or what clean eating is. They just make excuses not to do it. -Robert Whittaker

If so and so would have given me the right opportunity, or if this person would have encouraged me – I could have made a million excuses on why I wasn't playing in the NFL. You have no more excuses… what do you do from now until your opportunity presents itself? It's all up to you. -Kurt Warner

It is very challenging to adapt to life at a big club like Madrid, but I'm not the kind of person to make excuses. -Luka Modric

You decide how to show up, and you'd better come correct: the way you look, what you say, how you act and react. No excuses! Get in front of the mirror and own what you see. You may have to drag your fabulousness out of hiding, but it's there. -Alyssa Edwards

I think the advantage I have with yoga is that it is something I can do on my own and can't make excuses that I don't have a place or the time. One can practice yoga anywhere, anytime. You don't have to worry about what you're wearing. For all of these reasons, yoga works for me. -Kriti Kharbanda

You will find that the more successful the individual, the less inclined he is to make excuses. -David Joseph Schwartz

Being a big guy, you face certain challenges. Over time, though, women found excuses to find me attractive. -Rick Ross

In my opinion, Hollywood doesn't know the context. Hollywood sees a David and Goliath story with Israel being cast in the role of Goliath, as the evil aggressor. The Palestinians are simply innocent reactors to whatever Israelis are throwing at them. And everything – like their economic situation – excuses the savagery. -Mark Pellegrino

You can blame outside factors or make excuses about why things didn't work out, but that doesn't change anything. -Chris Gardner

I also often hear people say that the deck is stacked against them because of racism, sexism, or other oppressive 'isms.' But once you let go of the blame and excuses, you'll see that you can alter your position on your own. -Chris Gardner

I am happy to defend my title. It was a good performance from Chisora. I don't want to make excuses – it was not easy – but I saw every punch from Chisora. I am upset because I wanted to finish the fight before 12 rounds. -Vitali Klitschko

I had a period where everything… if it's raining, I'm angry because it's raining. If I miss, it's because the pitch is too wet. It was only excuses. It was not good. -Alvaro Morata

I'm a professional; I've got to be on weight all the time. There's not excuses for that. -Mark Hunt

It's important that I work with people where they know why they're hiring me and that they're looking to create art without fear. Anyone who uses those excuses to not cast people or to create extremely stereotypical characters, they're creating out of fear, and to me that's really boring. -Keiynan Lonsdale

I don't like to give in to injuries. I don't like to use them as excuses. Everybody has them. -John Stockton

Anybody that got in your way or stopped you or barred your success, you either push through them or work around them. I don't have enough time for excuses or crying about people saying how someone wasn't given a proper opportunity. Nobody gave me an opportunity. -Samoa Joe

I'm not a sympathetic guy when I see people throwing their lives away and using their life's obstacles as excuses to fail. I just don't buy into that. -Dabo Swinney

I refuse to allow the excuses in my mind to grow into giants that keep me from living up to my full potential. -Shaun King

A lot of people in our generation like to make excuses about little things that really don't hinder them from doing what they want to. It always comes down to the work ethic. -Shaquem Griffin

If you are ready to play, you have to give everything. No excuses. -Patrice Evra

That's what I think most players want to be remembered as, being a good competitor. Not being a guy who makes excuses. There are a lot of guys who make an excuse before the game why they're not going to win. And those guys are losers. -Vernon Law

I remember, when I was working in Bengaluru, Rajinikanth's film 'Sivaji' was releasing, and I wanted to watch it the first day, first show. My manager did not want me to take the day off, and I made up excuses stating that there was an issue at home and I had to go. -Karthik Subbaraj

I don't make excuses if I play bad. I just try to find a way to deal with it. I learned that from my family, to deal with your problems and still be good at what you do. -Matt Kemp

All the excuses that people in power used to make for not telling diverse stories or including diverse people, they've proven to be false. -Geraldine Viswanathan

We talk nonstop about what needs to be changed, and everyone has excuses for why the changes can't happen. I believe we must change our educational system first to get the changes moving forward. I'm happy to be a voice and get in front of an audience who can help by making education a priority. -Rick Harrison

We always make so many excuses for ourselves – 'I'm so busy, I'm so tired, I don't want to do it.' You know? 'I'm passionate about it, but I'm not going to be the person that changes things.' Why do we tell ourselves that? We totally could. There are so many people who are making so much change just because they're passionate. -Cameron Boyce

If you make excuses, you're going to believe in a lie. And I don't believe in that lie that you can't make it, that somebody is trying to hold you back. -Dion DiMucci

Two of our favorite excuses for holding onto a few extra pounds and being out of shape: Too little time and too little money. -Stephanie Ruhle

To own up to one's lack of courage and shortcoming without excuses is courage. -Jesse Lee Peterson

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