Quotes About Making Excuses
I just finished a rather heavy hub about whether we have free will and I thought that a hub with quotes about making excuses would be a welcome change. I mean, I worked SO hard on the free will hub, and it was my longest hub ever, so I guess I do deserve a break. Hmmm... maybe I shouldn’t even be writing hubs at all. I should take a short holiday, rest, recharge and smell the roses for a while. Maybe I should take a longer holiday while I’m at it, I mean, a few extra days is really not going to matter that much in the long run, right?
Okay, now that we are all in the mood for making excuses, let’s get down to this hub about making excuses. As I normally do in hubs like this, I would take a selection of the best quotes on making excuses and give my own personal take on each of the quotes.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them - George Bernard Shaw
I’m going to have to agree with the people who blame their circumstances. I mean, since you were never taught how to do business, you feel that you have to stay in that dead end job with a paltry salary Or since you have no looks, or talent, or skills, or resources, you feel that you have to stay with that womanizer husband since he pays the bills.
I agree with people who blame their circumstances because I agree that life is not fair. There will always be people who have it easier than you, or are more talented than you, or are luckier than you, or have more money than you, not through their own effort, but by simply being at the right place at the right time.
Life is not fair. Because of your circumstances, there will be things that you will never be able to achieve. You can wallow in self pity and blame your circumstances, or you can get up, and despite your circumstances, be the very best that you can be.
There's no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there's no excuse for boredom, ever - Karolvig Viggo Mortensen
Read what you will into this statement. For me, it is all about getting out there and living your life. It would involve getting a job, having friends, getting married, having kids, you know, the usual routine stuff. But it will also involve chasing your dreams, whether it is to be the President of the United States, or climbing Mount Everest, or sailing round the world. You might never be able to do it, but it is important to try. And along the way, there will be setbacks and disappointments. There will be quarrels and fights, and injuries and even a wrong turn or two.
Believe me, you have no excuse to be bored.
We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible - François de la Rochefoucauld
I’m afraid I’m guilty of this one. All too often I get caught in my little comfort zone and, mostly unconsciously, I will do whatever it takes to stay there. It’s not necessarily a bad place, and it’s a great place to be to rest and recharge, but the trick is to find a balance so that you do not spend too much time in your comfort zone.
Every vice has its excuse ready - Publilius Syrus
Remember this quote every time you feel like doing something that you know you shouldn’t, and you find yourself making an excuse for yourself why you should. And that includes excuses like, “Just this time”, “I was good the last time”, “Everybody’s doing it too”, “What feels so good can’t be bad”, and, my personal favorite, “I’ll start tomorrow”.
Look deep inside yourself.and ask if you are going to let your vice control you. Each time you make an excuse for the vice, that’s one point for the vice and no points for you. After a while, who do you think is in control, you or the vice?
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself - Henry Ward Beecher
At last, a quote that says good things about someone that makes excuses. I think this quote is about reserving judgement and blame as in most cases, we will never know the true circumstances and reasons behind the actions of others. It will be much better to give others the benefit of the doubt while keeping our own house in order.