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1. "No excuses; those were just weak."
Author: Abbi Glines
2. "No excuses ever, for anyone; that is my principle at the outset. I deny the good intention, the respectable mistake, the indiscretion, the extenuating circumstance. With me there is no giving of absolution or blessing."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "He didn't seem to realize that three excuses was as good as no excuse."
Author: Ann Brashares
4. "Carmen hated the 'life is too short" rationalization. She thought it was one of the lamer excuses in the history of excuse-making. Whenever you did something because "life is too short not to," you could be sure life would be just long enough to punish you for it."
Author: Ann Brashares
5. "If one sets aside timefor a business appointment, a trip to the hairdresser, a social engagement or a shopping expedition,that time is accepted as inviolable. But if one says: I cannot come because that is my hour to be alone,one is considered rude, egotistical or strange. What a commentary on our civilization, when beingalone is considered suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that onepractices it—like a secret vice!"
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
6. "Drama is hate. Drama is pushing your pain onto others. Drama is destruction. Some take pleasure in creating drama while others make excuses to stay stuck in drama. I choose not to step into a web of drama that I can't get out of."
Author: Bindu
7. "We'd both been stripped of all the evasiveness, all the lies, everything we'd ever kept from each other. Layer by layer, we had given up our defenses and our excuses and our demands for whys and hows, and what was left were two broken beings. Clinging to one last shred of hope. Tethered to each other."
Author: Brodi Ashton
8. "Treat yourself like a fast person with aches and pains and a suitcase full of excuses, and good luck--you'll stay exactly where you are. Train like an athlete and, though you may not look like one now, you will become one." --Push: 30 Days to Turbocharged Habits, p. 214"
Author: Chalene Johnson
9. "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."
Author: Charles Stanley
10. "Susan was already rehearsing excuses in case she was caught: I just got my period and I was looking for a tissue to stuff in my underpants. Men didn't question menstruation stories. Ever. You could probably get into the White House if you said you needed a tampon ASAP."
Author: Chelsea Cain
11. "A writer writes. There are no exceptions to this reality. No excuses. Stop wasting time talking about your stories and get them on paper."
Author: Christy Hall
12. "We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress."
Author: David Frum
13. "Human cruelty and treachery surpassed all understanding. There were no answers. Only excuses."
Author: Dean Koontz
14. "Everyone I know lies, breaks their word, and has perfectly legitimate excuses for why they do. Except you. Haven't you ever noticed that? Two times in twelve years, you said you'd find this girl no matter what. And you did. Why? Because you gave your word, babe. And that might not mean shit to the rest of the world, but it means everything to you. Whatever else hapened today, you found her twice, Patrick. When no one else would even try."
Author: Dennis Lehane
15. "In the alchemy of man's soul almost all noble attributes--courage, honor, love, hope, faith, duty, loyalty, etc.--can be transmuted into ruthlessness. Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.Nature has no compassion. It is, in the words of William Blake, "a creation that groans, living on the death; where fish and bird and beast and tree and metal and stone live by devouring." Nature accepts no excuses and the only punishment it knows is death."
Author: Eric Hoffer
16. "Happiness, she would explain, was when a person felt good, light, creative, content, loving and loved, and free. An unhappy person felt as if there were barriers crushing her desires and the talents she had inside. A happy woman was one who could exercise all kinds of rights, from the right to move to the right to create, compete, and challenge, and at the same time could be loved for doing so. Part of happiness was to be loved by a man who enjoyed your strength and was proud of your talents. Happiness was also about the right to privacy, the right to retreat from the company of others and plunge into contemplative solitude. Or sit by yourself doing nothing for a whole day, and not give excuses or feel guilty about it either. Happiness was to be with loved ones, and yet still feel that you existed as a separate being, that ou were not just there to make them happy. Happiness was when there was a balance between what you gave and what you took."
Author: Fatema Mernissi
17. "What's most revolting is that one is really sad! No, it's better at home. Here at least one blames others for everything and excuses oneself."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
18. "The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses."
Author: G. M. Trevelyan
19. "Tomorrow is yesterday's excuse for today; now has no excuses."
Author: George Alexiou
20. "The weak makes excuses, the strong makes changes."
Author: Habeeb Akande
21. "A bunch of different people appear, and they've got their own situations and reasons and excuses, and each one is pursuing his or her own brand of justice or happiness. As a result, nobody can do anything. Obviously. I mean, it's basically impossible for everybody's justice to prevail or everybody's happiness to triumph, so chaos takes over. And then what do you think happens? Simple – a god appears in the end and starts directing traffic. "You go over there, and you come here, and you get together with her, and you just sit still for a while." Like that. He's kind of a fixer, and in the end everything works out perfectly. They call this ‘deus ex machina."
Author: Haruki Murakami
22. "The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself."
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
23. "What if we saw differences in cultures, in moral choices, and in belief as reasons to engage people instead of excuses to disengage and quickly exit?"
Author: Holly Sprink
24. "If hard work is the source of happiness, then we can conclude that the main job of procrastination is to delay that happiness for excuses to kill."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
25. "Martin heaved a sigh of relief when the door closed behind the laundryman. He was becoming anti-social. Daily he found it a severer strain to be decent with people. Their presence perturbed him, and the effort of conversation irritated him. They made him restless, and no sooner was he in contact with them than he was casting about for excuses to get rid of them."
Author: Jack London
26. "Courage is a fickle creature. Just as you need it, it often makes excuses and rushes out of the room."
Author: Janette Rallison
27. "Doubt is like dye. Once it spread into the fabric of excuses you've woven, you'll never get rid of the stain."
Author: Jodi Picoult
28. "I don't embrace excuses. I embrace SOLUTIONS"
Author: Jon Taffer
29. "Winners win losers make excuses."
Author: Keith Lee Johnson
30. "Had no excuses for the things that we'd done, we were brave, we crazy, we were mostly young."
Author: Kenny Chesney
31. "Did you talk to Terry Wilcox?""Yes.""How'd that go?"I had lifted my hand up to shield my eyes from the sun so I could look at him. During my questioning, Lee was looking beyond me to the alley and into the backyards of my neighbors. When he answered, his eyes shifted to me."I gave him your excuses for missing dinner on Wednesday.""What were those?""You'd be with me and I'd be fucking your brains out."My vagina went into spasm and my knees went week."How'd he take that?" I asked, trying to pretend I wasn't about to collapse."He wasn't pleased."
Author: Kristen Ashley
32. "Whether our caretaker was our mom, dad, uncle, aunt, grandparent, foster parent, or sibling, our blueprint of what a relationship is supposed to look like is drafted by what we observed from our caretaker's relationship. If our caretaker took their significant other back multiple times, made excuses for their actions, helped them battle demons, turned a blind eye to their infidelity, or moved from one relationship to the next, that is what we know. Their behavior becomes our very own model of what a relationship is supposed to look like and determines what we will expect from our own partners."
Author: Kristen Crockett
33. "Living your life on your terms, means No excuses and only results."
Author: LadyTiara
34. "You can make EXCUSES and earn SYMPATHY,ORYou can make MONEY and earn ADMIRATION.The choice is always yours..."
Author: Manoj Arora
35. "Sometimes tradition and habit are just that, comfortable excuses to leave things be, even when they are unjust and unworthy. Sometimes--not often, but sometimes--the cranks and radicals turn out to be right. Sometimes Everyone is wrong."
Author: Matthew Scully
36. "You know what? Let's have the fucking truth. I've heard your pathetic excuses, how about you hear me out now? Let me tell you something, Cathy, I hope you're happy because Arsen may own your heart, your body, but you'll always be empty because I own your fucking soul. Your soul is part of mine and it always will be. I will heal, I will learn to love again, but you…I pity you."
Author: Mia Asher
37. "And she has been there. I know because her senior high school yearbook, the one with no Daytons, is gone from the bureau where i had left it. She's seen my things scattered about. She knows I'm still here. But she didn't wait Part of me doesn't want to give up, and makes excuses. "She'll be back =," it says. "She just didn't want to run into Aunt Ida. Now that she knows you're here..." But she knew it. Where else would I be? I have to face it: I'm not as important as some package she needs from Seattle. My presence won't bring her back."
Author: Michael Dorris
38. "Only ignorance excuses stupidity"
Author: Nalini Singh
39. "You're excuses are so lame they're limping..."
Author: Nora Roberts
40. "If you accept excuses from others, it's usually because you have accepted your own excuse."
Author: Orrin Woodward
41. "Excuses are used to justify leaving the scene of truth without changing."
Author: Orrin Woodward
42. "Family. It was just a word…Could see its letters all strung together. But it was a symbol, too. And people thought they knew what it meant…It was a thing everyone had an opinion about—that it was all you had when you didn't have anything else, that family was there, that blood was thicker than water, whatever. But when Nailer thought about it, most of these words and ideas just seemed like good excuses for people to behave badly and get away with it. Family wasn't more reliable than marriages or friendships…maybe less…The blood bond was nothing. It was the people that mattered. If they covered your back, and you covered theirs, then maybe that was worth calling family."
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
43. "We don't rise to the level of our abilities, we fall to the level of our excuses"
Author: Peter James
44. "I know how you guys feel about us. I'm not stupid, and believe me, I've tried to get you out of my head. But there isn't enough liquor or art or any other distraction in the world to do it. I had to stop going to Wolfe's because it was too hard being that close to you, even if it was all just pretend fighting. I couldn't stand the touching. It was agonizing because it meant something to me-and I knew it meant nothing to you. I kept telling myself to stay away altogether, and then I'd find excuses… like the car… anything to be around you again."
Author: Richelle Mead
45. "For like a poisonous breath over the fields, like a mass of locusts over Egypt, so the swarm of excuses is a general plaque, a ruinous infection among men, that eats off the sprouts of the Eternal."
Author: Søren Kierkegaard
46. "I like to play music. I like projects. I like excuses to hang out with my friends and play music."
Author: Stone Gossard
47. "Those with less ability should work harder instead of making excuses."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
48. "...tout compte fait, je crois que mon tort était de ne pas avoir eu le courage de mes convictions. Je pouvais me trouver toutes les excuses du monde, aucune d'elles ne me donnerait raison. En réalité maintenant que j'avais perdu la face , je me cherchais un masque. Pareil à un défiguré, je me cachais derrière mes pansements qui me servaient aussi de moucharabiehs. Je regardais en cachette la vérité des autres, en abusais pour distancer la mienne"
Author: Yasmina Khadra
49. "It is about happiness inside. Anyone you meet can rattle off 5 excuses to be unhappy today. It is the fashion. Not being tense or worried or stressed out would make one an oddity. But everything other than those 5 or 10 things is reason to be happy about."
Author: Zeina Glo
50. "Excuses are useless. Results are priceless."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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