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1. “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.”

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Source : The Light in the Heart

2. “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.”

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Source : The Light in the Heart

3. “Majority of excuses are deliberate attempts to keep success far away. Eventually, the success goes away because that is the command "excuses" gave out; "pack and go"!”

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Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

4. “If the reason of your sleeplessness is competition, then you will make a successful businessman.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

5. “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?”

Tags : Christmas Excuse Excuses Holiday North Northern Northern Lights Reindeer Santa Santa Claus Sleigh Story Tail Tale
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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

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7. “To become a better you, be diligent and never let the charms of procrastination and excuses seduce you to fall for mediocrity.”

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Source : Become a Better You

8. “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]”

Tags : Absurdity Argument Cover Divinity Of Jesus Excuse Hell Infinite Mystery
Author : John Adams
Source : Diary and Autobiography of John Adams: Volumes 1-4, Diary (1755-1804) and Autobiography

9. “We were just looking at maps...”

Tags : Excuse Humor Map
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Battle of the Labyrinth

10. “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.”

Tags : Depression Excuse Mental Ward People
Author : Ned Vizzini
Source : It's Kind of a Funny Story

11. “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. ”

Tags : Excuse Life Luck Problems Superstitious Tragedies Wit
Source : In The Face of Danger

12. “You cannot solve a problem in the same frequency in which it was created.”

Tags : Excuse Law Of Attraction Life Loa Self Help
Author : Lynn Grabhorn
Source : Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings

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

Tags : Excuse Failure Success

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

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Author : George Carlin

15. “Don't bother explaining—I've heard all the excuses and the trouble is most of them are true.”

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Author : John Brunner
Source : Children of the Thunder

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

Tags : Apology Excuse Pain Thoughtlessness

17. “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.”

Tags : Excuse Love Pleasure
Source : Les Liaisons dangereuses

18. “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!”

Tags : Excuse Pretext Self Delusion
Source : Great Expectations

19. “Excuse tries to justify.”

Tags : Excuse Self Justification
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

20. “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.”

Tags : Excuse Humor
Author : Robin Brande
Source : Fat Cat

21. “Advice is what we ask for when we already knew the answer but wish we didn't.”

Tags : Advice Excuse
Source : The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

22. “There was no excuse which didn't consist of inexcusable.”

Tags : Excuse
Author : Kingsley Amis
Source : Lucky Jim

23. “You're not who he expected you to be; that doesn't mean you aren't somebody. Nor are you perfect. Stop using every mistake you make as an excuse to fail completely.”

Tags : Everybody Excuse Expect Expectations Fail Failure Hard Intervene Intervention Lesson Mistake Perfect Talk
Author : Robin Hobb
Source : The Mad Ship

24. “Cell phones are certainly not necessary, and "but I'm from the digital age, this is what everyone in my generation is doing!" isn't a very good excuse for being hooked on a glowing screen 24/7. In the 1960's every teen of the times was tripping on acid and running off to find themselves in communes and love buses. It was a fad, there was no excuse for it and it passed, just like I think that this generation's "cell phones are necessary for socialization" fad will eventually pass. What will it bring afterwards? I don't even want to know, but I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope that it isn't anything else digital.”

Tags : 21St Century Acid Cell Phone Digital Drugs Excuse Fad Generation Hippie Immaturity Lazy Peace Sheep Technology Text Tripping

25. “Apology makes you self responsible while excuse makes you undependable”

Tags : Apology Dependability Excuse Responsibility

26. “You are the only author of the story of your life. 'Fate' is just an excuse for all of your wrong decisions.”

Tags : Author Decisions Excuse Fate Life Story Story Of My Life Wrong Decisions
Source : The Wrong Vantage Point

27. “Adult don't know what they say and what they mean once that... other moment something else... it's okay for the kids... they grown they still don't know a lot of stuff but they have excuse!- BUt what's the adult... excuse?!”

Tags : Adult Don T Excuse Know Say What
Author : Deyth Banger

28. “Where there is a will there is a WayThere is no dearth of excuses for Non Performance”

Tags : Excuse Performance Will Way
Author : Venkat Gandhi

29. “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?!”

Tags : Adult Excuse Mean Omg Say What Wtf
Author : Deyth Banger

30. “We don't need some person, some thing or some excuse to be in love. Simply being who we truly are is all that we need.”

Tags : Be Don T Excuse Love Need Person Thing Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

31. “Please do not show your excuse saying; “did I disturb you”, after you did.”

Tags : Excuse
Author : Ehsan Sehgal

32. “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.”

Tags : Betty White Cards Difficult Excuse Humor Hurt Love Job Nick Colt Sorry Sympathy Zara White
Author : Carrie Jones
Source : Captivate

33. “Abundant evidence exists to prove that we are continually creating excuses to explain why we do not reach our goals.”

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34. “Majority of excuses are deliberate attempts to keep success far away! Never be impressed by calling attentions that tell you to give up! Insist, Resist and Persist to the end!”

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Source : Shaping the dream

35. “Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.”

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36. “Someday", you said you'd do it yesterday; Yesterday, you said you'll do it today. Today, if you push it to tomorrow, it's likely tomorrow, you'll shift it to "Someday"! Do it now!”

Tags : Delay Do It Now Excuse Excuses Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Now One Day Procrastination Procrastinations Someday Today Tomorrow Yesterday
Source : Daily Drive 365

37. “If hard work is the source of happiness, then we can conclude that the main job of procrastination is to delay that happiness for excuses to kill.”

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Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

38. “Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.”

Tags : Excuse Improvement Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quote Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Life Life And Living Life Lessons Life Philosophy Life Quotes Living Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Respect
Source : The Light in the Heart

39. “You don't need to think deeply before reaching out to the excuses to give. Just lose interest in it and you gain excuses at no cost!”

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Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

40. “Our politicians always show lame excuse to defend their cripple decisions.”

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Author : Munia Khan

41. “If someone wants to be in your life they will find you. If they don't they will find an excuse.”

Tags : Anxiety Confusion Excuse Excuses Fear Find You Guilt Indecision Lack Of Faith Self Doubt

42. “Procrastination and excuses are sour spices that spoil the sweet taste of an effective work. They must hence, not be prompted under desire, partly because they are strictly time-stripping and also because they have no known essence.”

Tags : Delay Effective Essence Excuse Excuses Failure Procrastination Sour Taste Work

43. “But the christian story of God the Father putting his son to death, or employing people to do it, (for that is the plain language of the story,) cannot be told by a parent to a child; and to tell him that it was done to make mankind happier and better, is making the story still worse; as if mankind could be improved by the example of murder; and to tell him that all this is a mystery, is only making an excuse for the incredibility of it.”

Tags : Better Death Excuse God The Father Happier Improvement Incredible Murder Mystery Scapegoat
Author : Thomas Paine
Source : The Age of Reason

44. “There are only do and don’t; can or can’t is just an excuse.”

Tags : Blame Excuse Life Pretext

45. “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that Thou hast done to me.Therefore turn and draw.”

Tags : Draw Excuse Injuries Romeo And Juliet Tybalt
Source : Romeo and Juliet

46. “When people say they're too busy, ask them If they'll have time to die, and see If dead's gonna give a damn.”

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47. “Give out of your surplus; support someone who's lacking. Give out a little even when lacking; it'll make someone lucky... Have no excuse not to give!”

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Source : Daily Drive 365

48. “Bold people dance happily when they are confronted with life’s adventures... they see themselves going through with smiles... Give no excuse for being a coward. Be bold!”

Tags : Adventure Be Bold Bold Confront Coward Cowardice Dance Dancing Excuse Excuses Food For Thought Happily Happy Israelmore Ayivor Life Smile Smiles Smiling
Source : Daily Drive 365

49. “The best writers tend to look the roughest in photos. At least that's the excuse I use for why I look so bad in mine.”

Tags : Excuse Life Musings Photos Writers Writers Life
Author : R.D. Ronald

50. “Any excuse will serve a tyrant”

Tags : Excuse Tyrant
Author : Aesop

51. “Now-people” are winners; they say “now” and they do it “now”! Do not delay.”

Tags : Delay Excuse Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Now Procrastinate Procrastination Right Now Time Time Management Today Win Winners
Source : Shaping the dream

52. “Excuses will not take you far, they will take you out. The success of your many excuses doesn’t mean you will run away from the work. It means the work will run away from you!”

Tags : Action Delay Excuse Excuses Food For Thought Hard Work Israelmore Ayivor Procrastination Success Successful Work Work Hard
Source : Daily Drive 365

53. “She's not ashamed of loving, although those she's loved are few in number; it was/is sweet and true. She's only ashamed she used love as an excuse.”

Tags : Ashamed Excuse Excuses Love Loving Shame

54. “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.”

Tags : Belief Denounce Excuse False Fatuous Ignorant Morons Natural Reconcile Religion Science Science And Religion Science Vs Religion Tendency Truth
Author : H.L. Mencken
Source : American Mercury

55. “Searching for the best solution is by far the best excuse forinaction.”

Tags : Excuse Inaction Searching Solution
Source : Let's Transform India - First Things First

56. “There is black. There is white. Gray is a cowardly excuse to mix our wants with our needs.”

Tags : Black Excuse Gray Needs Wants White
Author : Kim Harrison
Source : A Fistful of Charms

57. “Tradition is a foolish man's excuse for not thinking”

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58. “You have no excuse to give... Jonah prayed fervently even in the belly of the shark! Environment is not a barrier!”

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Source : Daily Drive 365

59. “You have no reason to give up if you haven't tried all steps in the world yet! Try again if at first you don't succeed; Try no other option; Just try again with a better approach!”

Tags : Approach Don T Give Up Excuse Excuses Explanation Fail Failure Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Never Give Up Option Reason Reasons Succeed Success Successful Try Try Again
Source : Daily Drive 365

60. “Was the whole matter of aptitudes a myth – a copout used by people like me to avoid subjects that would force us to think inTherefore threatening ways?”

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61. “Laziness is when your sleep overcomes your passion, not under the influence of drugs but under the control of excuses and procrastination!”

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Source : Daily Drive 365

62. “Let's make progress, not excuses.”

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63. “We have no idea any more what it means to feel guilty. The communists have the excuse that Stalin misled them, murdurers have the excuse that their mothers didn't love them. And suddenly you come out and say: there is no excuse. No one could be more innocent in his soul and conscience than Oedipus, and yet he punished himself when he saw what he had done.”

Tags : Excuse Guilty Punishement
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Unbearable Lightness of Being

64. “For how long are you going to continue making excuses? When have you ever solved anything through excuses?”

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65. “Life is ironic. Some people use their terrible childhood as an excuse of their unfortunate rest of the life… while others create a masterpiece out of their terrible childhood, they create a story loved by the entire world.”

Tags : Childhood Excuse Ironic Life Masterpiece Story Terrible Childhood World

66. “If you're looking for an excuse to quit you will find it, but if you are looking for the reason to continue you must fight for it.”

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67. “How his hatred seethed in search of a justifiable excuse.”

Tags : Excuse Hatred
Author : Norman Mailer
Source : The Fight

68. “Explanations , if not convincing, are taken as excuses.”

Tags : Excuse Explanation
Author : RD

69. “I don’t make excuses, so don’t make excuses for me. When I’m being an ass, it’s because I have one.”

Tags : Excuse Excuses Responsibility

70. “Don’t make excuses; accept responsibility. You must take responsibility for how you respond to everything that happens in your life; whether you cause it or not. Making excuses is a weak response!”

Tags : Excuse Inspirational Life Motivational Responsibility
Source : A Book of Pearlables: Affirmations for Promises and Provisions

71. “Living through difficult life circumstances in not an excuse for passing trauma onto someone else.”

Tags : Circumstances Difficult Excuse Life Living Passing Trauma Someone Else
Source : Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception

72. “Your identity depends on your heart's ability to excuse not on the power or the money you own.”

Tags : Excuse Identity Money Power

73. “It is easy to use the phrase 'God's will for my life' as an excuse for inaction or even disobedience. ... My hope is that instead of searching for 'God's will for my life' each of us would learn to seek hard after 'the Spirit's leading in my life today.' May we learn to pray for an open and willing heart, to surrender to the Spirit's leading with that friend, child, spouse, circumstance, or decision in our lives right now.”

Tags : Decision Excuse God S Will Holy Spirit Inaction Disobedience Making Decisions Open Mind Surrender
Author : Francis Chan
Source : Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit

74. “Does sorry change anyth? No. Never welcom a sorry from som1 who was conscious at the scene and just couldn't help him self out of trouble.”

Tags : Excuse Separation Sorry

75. “We made love like a half a minute. I brought the thirty seconds, and she provided the excuse as to why she didn’t have enough time to have sex with me.

Tags : Excuse Funny Humor Love Relationships Sex Time Excuses
Source : Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

76. “When you make a mistake, give an apology without an excuse attached to it. The longer an apology, the less authentic it is.”

Tags : Apology Excuse Mistake
Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

77. “Excuse is the tool of the incompetent. A monument of nothingness, and those that use it are not wise.”

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78. “There is no excuse for your failure; accept it and try again.”

Tags : Accept Excuse Failure

79. “You will either find a way, or an excuse. It depends on how badly you want it in life.”

Tags : Dream Excuse Goal
Author : Manoj Arora
Source : From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

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

Tags : Complacency Excuse God Good Nation Suffering