"The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose you have lost."
- George Schultz
"A winner is someone who talks himself out of his excuses."
- Gin Miller
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it."
- Lou Holtz
"Placing blame on others is easy. Taking responsibility for yourself is empowering."
- Tony DiCicco
"Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing."
"Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses."
- George Washington Carver
"A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."
- John Henry Cardinal Newman
"Finding fault is easy. It’s improving that’s hard."
For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life.
- Eric Hoffer