The Best Motivational Quotes 
Making Excuses

These are some of the best motivational quotes from some of the greatest coaches and leaders of all time!

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Print some of your favorite inspiring words and hang them on a wall where you and your team will see them every day.

There's not a better way to brighten a room and lift your spirit!

Because there are so many awesome quotations to choose from, I have grouped our selection by theme.

The quotes below focus on making excuses.

Read through them, and I guarantee they'll help you fight the urge to give in to excuses when the going gets tough...

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." – from They Call Me Coach by John Wooden

"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

Check out this powerful free video with some of the best motivational quotes by Vincent Lombardi

Best motivational quotes about "making excuses" at Simple Truths

"Win without boasting. Lose without excuse." – Albert Payson Terhune

"Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing." – Unknown

"Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses." – George Washington Carver

"Don't make excuses, make good." – Elbert Hubbard

"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." – Unknown

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