A collection of powerful excuses quotes to inspire and motivate you to finally take action, stop making excuses, and slay your goals! 

We are all guilty of constantly making excuses, whether we like to admit it or not. 

We make excuses daily. Constantly telling ourselves that we don’t have enough time, that we are not good enough, that it’s not going to work, or that it’s just too difficult. 

But the bottom line is, we will never really know it if we don’t try. 

Excuses are what holds us back. Keep us stuck, unhappy, and dissatisfied. 

Excuses keep us from living our best life and making our dreams a reality. 

You have to wake up and remind yourself that if you hate your current situation, the only way for you to improve it and change your life is if you stop making excuses and start taking action. 

You have the power to change your life for the better. You can achieve great things and make a positive difference, all you have to do is to believe in yourself and take the first step. 

These inspirational no excuses quotes below will help you do just that. 


Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses

— george washington carver

How to win in life:

1 work hard 

2 complain less 

3 listen more 

4 try, learn, grow

5 don’t let people tell you it can’t be done

6 make no excuses

— Germany Kent

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.

— Roy T. Bennett,

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

— Rudyard Kipling

Excuses quotes

Stop standing in your own way. Stop making excuses. Stop talking about why you can’t. Stop sabotaging yourself. Decide which direction you are going in and take action. One decision at a time, one moment at a time.

— Akiroq Brost

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.

—Henry Ward Beecher

Do Not Lie to Yourself 

We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.

— Roy T. Bennett

Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don’t have the wit to deal with the problems of life.

— Joan Lowery Nixon

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

— Roy T. Bennett

Excuses will not take you far, they will take you out. The success of your many excuses doesn’t mean you will run away from the work. It means the work will run away from you!

— Israelmore Ayivor

He that good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

— Benjamin Franklin

When you make a mistake, give an apology without an excuse attached to it. The longer an apology, the less authentic it is.

— Steve Maraboli

Excuses are lies wrapped up in reasons.

— Howard Wright

Excuse tries to justify.

— Toba Beta

Don’t make excuses, don’t accept excuses.

— Amit Kalantri

Someday”, you said you’d do it yesterday; Yesterday, you said you’ll do it today. Today, if you push it to tomorrow, it’s likely tomorrow, you’ll shift it to “Someday”! Do it now!

— Israelmore Ayivo

Everything you think stops you from doing something is an Excuse. Because the only thing in the world that can really stop you is you, yourself.

— Akash S. Bansal

Try making a good attempt not a good excuse.

— Amit Kalantri

When faced with a problem, some people find answers and some people find excuses.

— Amit Kalantri

Inspiring stop making excuses quotes


Be stronger than your strongest excuse. Be greater than your most negative voice.

— Alan Maiccon


Majority of excuses are deliberate attempts to keep success far away! Never be impressed by calling attentions that tell you to give up! Insist, Resist and Persist to the end!

— Israelmore Ayivor

Excuses are lies which we tell ourselves before giving reason to others, we reason ourselves that we have done our best, gradually the reason becomes our belief & ultimately our truth, unknowingly we become responsible for closing the door that can lead us towards improvement.

— Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

Denial is a state of mind with no legs. Therefore, while it works very hard to convince me that I’ve run far away from that which frightens me, it can’t take me anywhere except where I’m at.

— Craig D Lounsbrough

The only “success question” that matters: Do you want to learn or do you want your excuse?

— Richie Norton

Now-people” are winners; they say “now” and they do it “now”! Do not delay.

— Israelmore Ayivor

Don’t stop believing,

Don’t be afraid of change,

Don’t underestimate yourself,

Don’t make excuses,

Don’t cheat yourself,

Don’t ever ever STOP!

— Germany Kent

To recklessly excuse a failure is to believe that I’ve effectively erased it from the story of my life, when I’ve actually imprinted it in indelible ink.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

To become a better you, be diligent and never let the charms of procrastination and excuses seduce you to fall for mediocrity.

— Israelmore Ayivor

Abundant evidence exists to prove that we are continually creating excuses to explain why we do not reach our goals.

— Andrea Goeglein

Darkness should never be an excuse to quit, for with God, darkness is the exact stuff that light was built for.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

You have no reason to give up if you haven’t tried all steps in the world yet! Try again if at first you don’t succeed; Try no other option; Just try again with a better approach!

— Israelmore Ayivor

Excuse is the tool of the incompetent. A monument of nothingness, and those that use it are not wise.

— Paul Adefarasin

If you’re looking for an excuse to quit you will find it, but if you are looking for the reason to continue you must fight for it.

— Chris Burkmenn

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

You will either find a way, or an excuse. It depends on how badly you want it in life.

— Manoj Arora


There is no excuse for your failure; accept it and try again.

— M.F. Moonzajer

Don’t make excuses; accept responsibility. 

You must take responsibility for how you respond to everything that happens in your life; whether you cause it or not. Making excuses is a weak response!

— Michelle Word Hollis

Powerful no excuses quotes

If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.

— Bruce Nauman

Searching for the best solution is by far the best excuse for


— Meenakshi Sundaram V.R

Let’s make progress, not excuses.

— Justin Cotillard

Excuses are the nails used to build the house of failure.

— Jim Rohn

It is easier to move from failure to success than from excuses to success.

— John C. Maxwell

Procrastination and excuses are sour spices that spoil the sweet taste of an effective work. They must hence, not be prompted under desire, partly because they are strictly time-stripping and also because they have no known essence.

— Israelmore Ayivor

There are only do and don’t; can or can’t is just an excuse.

— M.F. Moonzajer

Action expresses priorities.

— Mohandas Gandhi

Excuses destroy success every time.

— Jon Taffer

Your excuses are just the lies your fears have sold you.

— Robin Sharma

No one ever excused his way to success.

— Dave Del Dotto

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

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

— G. M. Trevelyan

An excuse is a way of promising ourselves that we will have the same issue again.

— Henry Cloud

Don’t use your past as an excuse, excuse your excuses and take action now!!!

— Bernard Kelvin Clive

When you are good at making excuses, it is hard to excel at anything else.

— John L. Mason

You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.

— Israelmore Ayivor

No excuses. Play like a champion.

— Kelley O’Hara

At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.

— Steve Maraboli

Never ever let ‘life’ get in the way of your dreams. ‘Life’ is just another excuse.”

— Monroe Mann

Quotes to stop making excuses

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

— Jordan Belfort

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day!

— Steve Maraboli

Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.

— Israelmore Ayivor

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. 

— George Washington

I attribute my success to this:—I never gave or took an excuse.

— Florence Nightingale

To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.

— Agatha Christie

Which of these excuses quotes inspired you the most to take action?

Remember, the key to achieving success is about taking responsibility, discipline yourself, hard work, and making no excuses.





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