Quotes About Excuse

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Roy T. Bennett
“Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Roy T. Bennett
“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Roy T. Bennett
“Do Not Lie to Yourself

We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Ned Vizzini
“I wanted to tell people, "My depression is acting up today" as an excuse for not seeing them, but I never managed to pull it off.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

Rick Riordan
“We were just looking at maps...”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

“You cannot solve a problem in the same frequency in which it was created.”
Lynn Grabhorn, Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings

Joan Lowery Nixon
“Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don't have the wit to deal with the problems of life. ”
Joan Lowery Nixon, In The Face of Danger

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

John  Adams
“A pleasant morning. Saw my classmates Gardner, and Wheeler. Wheeler dined, spent the afternoon, and drank Tea with me. Supped at Major Gardiners, and engag'd to keep School at Bristol, provided Worcester People, at their ensuing March meeting, should change this into a moving School, not otherwise. Major Greene this Evening fell into some conversation with me about the Divinity and Satisfaction of Jesus Christ. All the Argument he advanced was, 'that a mere creature, or finite Being, could not make Satisfaction to infinite justice, for any Crimes,' and that 'these things are very mysterious.'
(Thus mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.)

[Diary entry, February 13 1756]”
John Adams, Diary and Autobiography of John Adams: Volumes 1-4, Diary (1755-1804) and Autobiography

Vera Nazarian
“Once upon a time, the Reindeer took a running leap and jumped over the Northern Lights.

But he jumped too low, and the long fur of his beautiful flowing tail got singed by the rainbow fires of the aurora.

To this day the reindeer has no tail to speak of. But he is too busy pulling the Important Sleigh to notice what is lost. And he certainly doesn’t complain.

What's your excuse?”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

George Carlin
“The God excuse, the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument.”
George Carlin

John Brunner
“Don't bother explaining—I've heard all the excuses and the trouble is most of them are true.”
John Brunner, Children of the Thunder

Jacquelyn Frank
“It was never my intention to cause you pain. Whether you feel strongly or very little, that does not excuse thoughtless behavior." - Adam”
Jacquelyn Frank

Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos
“It was there, in particular, that I confirmed the truth that love, which we cry up as the source of our pleasures, is nothing more than an excuse for them.”
Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses

Charles Dickens
“All other swindlers upon earth are nothing to the self-swindlers, and with such pretences did I cheat myself. Surely a curious thing. That I should innocently take a bad half-crown of somebody else's manufacture, is reasonable enough; but that I should knowingly reckon the spurious coin of my own make, as good money!”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Toba Beta
“Excuse tries to justify.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

H.L. Mencken
“It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false. To admit that the false has any standing in court, that it ought to be handled gently because millions of morons cherish it and thousands of quacks make their livings propagating it—to admit this, as the more fatuous of the reconcilers of science and religion inevitably do, is to abandon a just cause to its enemies, cravenly and without excuse.”
H.L. Mencken, American Mercury

Robin Brande
“I leaned my head back and closed my eyes. "We're supposed to be celebrating our two-week anniversary tonight."
"Uh, news for you, honey - two weeks is no anniversary."
"What should I tell him? I don't even want to go."
"Tell him you just got a new bra and it's shy around strangers.”
Robin Brande, Fat Cat

John C. Maxwell
“Advice is what we ask for when we already knew the answer but wish we didn't.”
John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

Kingsley Amis
“There was no excuse which didn't consist of inexcusable.”
Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim
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Israelmore Ayivor
“To become a better you, be diligent and never let the charms of procrastination and excuses seduce you to fall for mediocrity.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Deyth Banger
“Adult don't know what they say and what they mean once that... other moment something else... it's okay for the kids... they grow... they still don't know a lot of stuff but so far I see that they have an a excuse!
- BUt what's the adult... excuse?!”
Deyth Banger

“Where there is a will there is a Way

There is no dearth of excuses for Non Performance”
Venkat Gandhi

Carrie Jones
“Nick leans down and kisses my eyelids. “Loving you, Zara, is a full-time job. It’s a great job, don’t get me wrong. It’s the best job in the universe. But it is not easy, because you tend to . . .”
“Get hurt?” Betty suggests. “Find trouble? Pass out? Break arms?”
“All of the above.” Nick laughs.
My hand finds Nick’s wrist and I grab onto its thickness. “You know, I’m the patient here. Where’s the bedside manner? Where’s the sympathy?”
“Zara, sympathy is just a good excuse to buy greeting cards and make sorry eyes and secretly gloat over how glad you are that you aren’t the person whose crap is hanging out there for the world to see,” Betty says.”
Carrie Jones, Captivate

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Darkness should never be an excuse to quit, for with God, darkness is the exact stuff that light was built for.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Deyth Banger
“Life is one big excuse...”
Deyth Banger, Fakeness = Thoughts

“We don’t have a good excuse before God if our nation and people are suffering as a result of our complacency”
Sunday Adelaja

“To Be Raised Without An Earthly Father Is Never An Excuse Not To Discover Purpose”
Sunday Adelaja

“Serve the Lord, do not look for excuses”
Sunday Adelaja

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