Monday, 10 September 2012

Excuses

A bad excuse confirms a fault. - Al-Isfaraini

A private excuse will not atone for a public insult. - Hamid

An excuse has been defined as the skin of reason stuffed with a lie. - Michael Green

Any excuse will serve when one has not a mind to do a thing. - Guicciardini

Bad excuses are worse than none. - Thomas Fuller

Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. - American Proverb

Excuses are your lack of faith in your own power. - Robert Anthony

Excuses, criticisms, and superstitions are vitamins for haters, but poison for the successful. Rise above! - Steve Maraboli

Good excuses rarely collect dust. We use them, and use them, and use them. - Andy Stanley

He who excuses himself accuses himself. - French Proverb

I have been thinking about the idea of excuses for some time now. They are like menacing demons that creep into our lives without us knowing. They are roadblocks, white lies to ourselves, a reason to set the bar lower, and self-justification for achieving less than our full potential. - Lorii Myers

If you don't like to make excuses or apologies, stop making promises. - Evan Esar

I've always wondered where explanations end and excuses begin. - Errol Morris

Nature has no compassion. Nature accepts no excuses. - Eric Hoffer

No one ever excused his way to success. - Dave Del Dotto

Petty and shuffling excuses, which satisfy vain and little minds, do but irritate generous ones still more than the fault which they would explain away; there is no valid repentance but that which is full and sincere. - Princess de Salm Dyck

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

The evildoer never lacks excuses. - Italian Proverb

The longer the excuse the less likely it's the truth. - Robert Half

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

The sincere intention of doing a good action, and a good excuse for not doing it, are equivalent to its performance. - Yahya Khalid

There are a great many excuses that are worse than the offense. - H. W. Shaw

There is hardly any man so strict as not to vary a little from truth when he is to make an excuse. - George Savile

There is no greater symphony of self-destruction than the beautifully poisonous melody found in our excuses. - Steve Maraboli

There is one excuse for every mistake a man can make, but only one. When a fellow makes the same mistake twice he's got to throw up both hands and own up to carelessness or cussedness. - George Horace Lorimer

When you're good at making excuses, it's hard to excel at anything else. - John L. Mason

Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should first study people's excuses. - Hebbel

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! - Steve Maraboli

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