Excuses are the major reason why people don’t reach the desired heights. Excuses have killed a lot of dreams and have made goals look unachievable.

Excuses are the enemy of success, and these are some quotes you should know about excuses:

1. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” – Don Wilder

2. “The ones who find happiness are the ones who don’t make excuses. If it’s broken, they fix it. If it’s wrong, they make it right.”

3. “Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” – Mitt Romney

4. “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

5. “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington

6. “Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.” – Carlos Santana

7. “There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses.”

8. “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” – John Wooden

9. “There is a lie in between a promise and many excuses.” – Toba Beta

10. “To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.” – Agatha Christie

11. “The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

12. “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

13. “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’.” – Bo Bennett

14. “Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.” – Mason Cooley

15. “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


Do you still make excuses?