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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
J. Michael Straczynski
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
William Arthur Ward
I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people.
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.
Henry Ward Beecher
Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.
Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'.
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.
James Cash Penney
If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
O. J. Simpson
God's plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple - one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we're busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you'll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
It's a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me.
We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.
We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress.
Find $50 a month for savings. No excuses!
It doesn't matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It's never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.
And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing.
The American people, Neil, are sick and tired of excuses. They are sick and tired of the blame game. And they're sick and tired of the deception coming from this president and this administration. This is why I believe that I am doing so well in the polls.
So after a while, if people won't accept your excuses, you stop looking for them.
Don't make excuses and Don't talk about it. Do it.
The politics of partisanship and the resulting inaction and excuses have paralyzed decision-making, primarily at the federal level, and the big issues of the day are not being addressed, leaving our future in jeopardy.
People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.
If you don't like my book, write your own. If you don't think you can write a novel, that ought to tell you something. If you think you can, do. No excuses. If you still don't like my novels, find a book you do like.
Rita Mae Brown
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