We must look within ourselves, become responsible & provide fresh solutions if we ever want to do more than complain, or make excuses.
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
Those that say that individuals are not capable of changing anything are only looking for excuses.václav havel
Conditions are seldom ideal, and if one waits long enough for ideal conditions one is just making excuses.bernd heinrich
Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts. But let this happen in such a way that no one become aware of it; or, if it should be noticed, excuses must be at hand to be produced immediately.
Either we will sink into a final coma and end it all or, as I trust and believe, we will awaken to the truth of our peril, a truth as great as life itself, and, like a person who has swallowed a lethal poison but shakes off his stupor at the last moment and vomits the poison up, we will break through the layers of our denials, put aside our fainthearted excuses, and rise up to cleanse the earth of nuclear weapons.
The Soviet Union has indeed been our greatest menace not so much because of what it has done, but because of the excuses it has provided us for our own failures.j. william fulbright
The silliest and most tendentious of baseball writing tries to wrest profundity from the spectacle of grown men hitting a ball with a stick by suggesting linkages between the sport and deep issues of morality, parenthood, history, lost innocence, gentleness, and so on, seemingly ad infinitum . (The effort reeks of silliness because baseball is profound all by itself and needs no excuses; people who don't know this are not fans and are therefore unreachable anyway.)stephen jay gould
The major sweep of this book's living is too often marred by qualifying. It is hedged about with ifs and buts and if onlys and howevers, excuses for a life that is about to shut its covers for the last time and then crumple into dust in an unseen and never-to-be-remembered library.Peter Greenaway
Nature has no compassion. Nature accepts no excuses and the only punishment it knows is death .Eric Hoffer
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.aldous huxley
At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.steve maraboli
No man who believes that all is for the best in this suffering world can keep his ethical values unimpaired, since he is always having to find excuses for pain and misery.bertrand russell
Academic writing excuses itself from rhetorical care in the selfless service of some precise truth and then deforms our only means for speaking truth.
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.mitt romney
You can make all the excuses you want, but if you're not mentally tough and you're not prepared to play every night, you're not going to win.larry bird