Quotes and Sayings about Excuses

Quotes and Sayings about Excuses

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Winners don't make excuses when the other side plays the game.
Harvey Specter in Suits - Season 1 Episode 12
The only opponents who aren't coming up with excuses for being defeated by me are computers.
Bobby Fischer (World Chess Champion)
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
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 in The Wolf of Wall Street
In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.
There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
Excuses are easy to manufacture, and hard to sell.

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A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face.
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Sometimes, lies are more interesting than the truth.
I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid.
It's not lies that cut but the sharpness of the truth.
The ugliest truth, in the end, was still better than the prettiest of lies.
Lies are exactly what people tell to make life more bearable. To avoid pain and suffering and hurting people.
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When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies.
Jon Snow in Game of Thrones - Season 7 Episode 7
If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.
No matter what lies you tell, you can't fool your own heart.
When someone points a gun at you, you don't turn around and run away. You take it out of their hand and you point it right back.
Harvey Specter in Suits - Season 5 Episode 8
The last thing a lion wants is to have his dinner handed to him on a silver platter.
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The future starts today, not tomorrow.
How others see you is not important. How you see yourself is everything.
Winning isn't getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.
All that matters on the chessboard is good moves.
A good player knows how to win the game, a good character knows how to lose it, while smiling.
You know how the game of chess is played. Pieces must be sacrificed!
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
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I take quaaludes ten to fifteen times a day for my "back pain", adderall tostay focused, Xanax to take the edge off, pot to mellow me out, cocaine to wake me back up again and morphine well... 'cause its awesome.
Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street
Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
I can't believe it, maybe he's a liar! He's so good for 17 years old, he's a fantastic player. There was one moment when he didn't get the ball from central defenders, how he shouts and demands that ball to him at 17 means a lot.
Pep Guardiola - September 2020
I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
If you're born with wings, you should do whatever you can to make them fly.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
Sometimes, bitter memories become very sweet when you share them with a friend.
Donna Paulsen in Suits - Season 4 Episode 2
'I'll tell you right now, die answer is no."
Mike Ross: "Good."
'Why good?"
Mike Ross: "Because a yes is always so much better when it starts as a no."
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In your position the spotlight can become an interrogation lamp pretty damn fast.
Jessica Pearson in Suits - Season 3 Episode 13

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