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Excuses

Successful people never make excuses.
Lou Holtz

Don’t succumb to excuses. Go back to the job of making the corrections and forming the habits that will make your goal possible.
Vince Lombardi

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
Don Wilder

One of the chief differences between winners and losers is that winners see themselves as winning and losers generally give themselves a reason or an excuse to lose.
Roger von Oech

People fail in direct proportion to their willingness to accept socially acceptable excuses for failure.
W. Steven Brown

Blame

The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others.
Marilyn Ferguson

You can make mistakes, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes. When you blame others you are trying to excuse yourself. When you make excuses you can’t properly evaluate yourself. Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable.
John Wooden

Blame is the coward’s way out.
Elvin Hayes

The moment you blame anyone for anything, your relationship and your personal power deteriorate.
Brian Koslow

When people do all they can, though it succeeds not well, blame not them that did it.
George Washington

Success

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

Success is the ability to close the door on your past, regardless of your failures, and move forward.
Bill White

Just remember that success is relative. You don’t have to win a gold medal to be successful. As long as you feel good about yourself, you try as hard as you can and enjoy what you do, that is success.
Mia Hamm

Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Mike Ditka

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
Helen Hayes

Excuses

Successful people never make excuses.
Lou Holtz

Don’t succumb to excuses. Go back to the job of making the corrections and forming the habits that will make your goal possible.
Vince Lombardi

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
Don Wilder

One of the chief differences between winners and losers is that winners see themselves as winning and losers generally give themselves a reason or an excuse to lose.
Roger von Oech

People fail in direct proportion to their willingness to accept socially acceptable excuses for failure.
W. Steven Brown

Blame

The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others.
Marilyn Ferguson

You can make mistakes, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes. When you blame others you are trying to excuse yourself. When you make excuses you can’t properly evaluate yourself. Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable.
John Wooden

Blame is the coward’s way out.
Elvin Hayes

The moment you blame anyone for anything, your relationship and your personal power deteriorate.
Brian Koslow

When people do all they can, though it succeeds not well, blame not them that did it.
George Washington