20 Quotes to Inspire You to Live With No Excuses

JT - Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Do you ever find yourself making excuses on why you cannot live the life you dream about? Maybe you have a case of the imposter phenomenonperfectionism or people pleasing. If so, you are not alone!

I hope the following 20 quotes will inspire you to start to take back control of your own power and live with a life with no excuses, so you can create what you wish for in your career, and life.

20 Quotes to Inspire You to Live With No Excuses

  1. “Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure.” ~ American Proverb
  2. “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  3. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” Henry Ward Beecher
  4. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” ~ Florence Nightingale
  5. “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” ~ John Wooden
  6. “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ~ George Washington Carver
  7. “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” ~ John Burroughs
  8. “Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.” ~ Mason Cooley
  9. “The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  10. “You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose.” ~ Brian Tracy
  11. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ~ George Washington
  12. “Some people use excuses to not accept responsiblity, others use excuses as a way to justify.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
  13. “We have more ability than willpower, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.” ~ François de la Rochefoucauld
  14. “Don’t make excuses and Don’t talk about it. Do it.” ~ Melvyn Douglas
  15. “If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.” ~ Bruce Nauman
  16. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ~ Kimberly Johnson
  17. “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  18. “Every vice has its excuse ready.” ~ Publilius Syrus
  19. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people, to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  20. “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Reflection –

Which quote was your favourite?

Do you have any favourite quotes on excuses that are not listed here? If so, feel free to share the best one(s) you have found below in the comments section.

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