No Excuses

Sunday, November 18, 2012 – No Excuses

Several excuses are always less convincing than one. ~ Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

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

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

There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses. ~ Robert Brault

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse. ~ Thomas Szasz

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. ~ Edward R. Murrow

Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure. ~ Ambrose Bierce

Every vice has its excuse ready. ~ Publilius Syrus

An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. ~ Billy Sunday

Your letter of excuses has arrived. I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on your toes and begs your pardon – the pardon is granted, but the joint aches, especially if there is a corn upon it. ~ Lord Byron

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

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

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things. ~ Russell Baker

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

The heart has its reasons but the mind makes the excuses ~ Amit Abraham

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

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. ~ Milan Kundera

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. ~ Gertrude Stein

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

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him. ~ Cardinal Richelieu

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

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way. ~ Hedy Lamarr

For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life. ~ Eric Hoffer

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. ~ Alexander Pope

Excuse me while I kiss the sky. ~ Jimi Hendrix

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself. ~ Murray Walker

Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle. ~ Henri Rousseau


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