Excuses Quotes

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C. Terry Warner
“Except in a very few matches, usually with world-class performers, there is a point in every match (and in some cases it's right at the beginning) when the loser decides he's going to lose. And after that, everything he does will be aimed at providing an explanation of why he will have lost. He may throw himself at the ball (so he will be able to say he's done his best against a superior opponent). He may dispute calls (so he will be able to say he's been robbed). He may swear at himself and throw his racket (so he can say it was apparent all along he wasn't in top form). His energies go not into winning but into producing an explanation, an excuse, a justification for losing.”
C. Terry Warner, Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves

“Part of being of a true existentialist is wanting to be what we make ourselves be by the way we choose to act, as opposed to making excuses for the way we act and regretting it.”
Gary Cox, How to Be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses

Mango Wodzak
“So let me get this straight, you are telling me it's a harsh world, and using this as an excuse to add more to that harshness?”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

“Mental illness is an illness , not an excuse for irresponsibility .”
Talitha Day Fair, Lily, Be Free

James          Anderson
“My visit didn't take long. Saying thanks never does. It's the excuses that eat up time.”
James Anderson, Lullaby Road

Dragos Bratasanu
“Excuses create pain because you are not using your mind to think how you can fulfill your will, but rather to make real the reasons why your love should be ignored and Truth rejected.”
Dragos Bratasanu, The Pursuit of Dreams: Claim Your Power, Follow Your Heart, and Fulfill Your Destiny

N.K. Jemisin
“I didn't,,," You start to say, I didn't mean to, and stop. Because you never mean it, and it never matters in the end.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

“It is not that the dumb cannot be taught, It is that the teachers failed to teach”
Cole Edward Willis

“Things we have; things we have in abundance and the very things we lack are the very things that drive our thinking, understanding, aspirations, daily actions and inactions on the road of life, and they somewhat steer and determine the kind of footprints we leave as we journey on in life. Some people do something because they have nothing; some people do something because they have something and some people do nothing because they think they have nothing; regardless of the things we lack, have or have in abundance, we always have a choice each moment of time as to how to convert each passing time into a distinctive or an otherwise footprint!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Bobby Darnell
“Excuses are a powerful thing. One excuse can negate 100 opportunities.”
Bobby Darnell, Time For Dervin - Living Large In Geiggityville

“Dead men walk the halls of shame looking for their excuses in life.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Anthony Liccione
“If you look for an excuse, you'll always find one.”
Anthony Liccione

Siobhan Curham
“You could always make an excuse not to make a change.”
Siobhan Curham, Tell it to the Moon

Deyth Banger
“Stop with making:

1) Stupid excuses
2) Up Stupid reasons”
Deyth Banger

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We sometimes hide our inability, impatience, or laziness behind the pretext of being realistic.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Unhappiness is not an excuse for rude, obnoxious, reckless and destructive behavior. We have a responsibility to one another. We have a responsibility to add good, not bad, to the world. Everyone suffers. Don't be the cause of someone else's suffering. Where is the empathy? Start acting with love. Be compassionate, be kind, be all those things you wish others to be. Be an example. Confront your unhappiness. Find and use the help you require. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Reach out.”
Akiroq Brost

Linda Berdoll
“Once an excuse has been deployed, brutal honesty is no longer an option.”
Linda Berdoll, The Darcys: New Pleasures

Moffat Machingura
“Don’t wait for perfect conditions because life has no perfect conditions. The secret to success lies in your ability to do more with less.”
Moffat Machingura, Life Capsules for Success: 50 Energy Capsules to Speed Boost You Towards Your Success, Now!

“Excuses Take You Far Away... Far Away from the Real Truth. Be Your Self, it All Start with You... _nickc”
nick catricala

Karl Wiggins
“Unemployed people will use any number of excuses including discrimination for reasons such as disability, race, sexual orientation, religion, sex or age, or maybe there’s a shortage of jobs in their area. Well if that’s the case then they can travel to wherever the work is and go into digs. I work in construction management and regularly work with steel erectors from Ireland or Newcastle, electricians from Cardiff, fixers from Sheffield or Birmingham, steel fixers from Romania, carpenters from Poland, canteen girls from Romania, scaffolders from Lithuania, and concrete gangs of Indians, and they all travel wherever the work is and they all live in digs. We all do. It’s the nature of our industry.”
Karl Wiggins, 100 Common Sense Policies to make BRITAIN GREAT again

“The only thing standing between us and our goals are the excuses we fall back on that keep us in chains, little do we know that we hold the key in our grasp.”
Mark W Boyer

Carlos Wallace
“If you tell me before, it's a reason. If you tell me after, it's an excuse.”
Carlos Wallace

Jonathan Hayashi
“You are either making disciples or making excuses. Which one are you?”
Jonathan Hayashi

Jen Sincero
“You can have excuses or you can have success; you can't have both.”
Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth

“If you fear change you’ll likely create a story that justifies inaction.”

Deyth Banger
“Talking isn't all about excuses... it's more about action.”
Deyth Banger, How to Talk to Anyone

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We ought to relentlessly ignore excuses, especially those we are told by ourselves.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I don't have enough time. I am being pulled in too many directions. Someone or something is stealing my time. Whether you complain that you are overworked and overextended or you believe that other people, obligations, or competing loyalties are forcing you to postpone or cancel your own aspirations or dreams, you're basically saying one thing: you are inefficient. Yes, it's your fault. It's bullshit and you can change that.”
Jon Taffer, Don't Bullsh*t Yourself!: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Someone once said that ‘the end justifies the means’. And as I think about that, I’m not certain that any kind of ‘means’ that are justified will take me to any kind of ‘end’ that I want to be at in the first place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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