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43 Excuses Quotes So You’re Motivated to Work Out

Everyone has excuses as to why they don’t do anything, especially exercise. You need to take action if you genuinely want results, and these quotes can help you power past those excuses.

Best Quotes on Working Out

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

Jim Rohn

2. You can have excuses or you can have success; you can’t have both.

Jen Sincero

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

John C. Maxwell

4. Once your excuses are gone, you will simply have to settle for being awesome!

Lorii Myers

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

Florence Nightingale

6. Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.

John Wooden

7. No one ever excused his way to success.

Dave Del Dotto

8. 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

9. Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

Aldous Huxley

10. Uncomplicate it. Don’t make excuses. Some of life’s biggest heartaches come from missed opportunities and lame excuses. Don’t miss out on what could be the best chapter in your life because you’re too busy rereading the last one.

Kandi Steiner

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

Steven Grayhm

12. The trouble with excuses, however, is that they become inevitably difficult to believe after they’ve been used a couple of times.

Scott Spencer

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

Benjamin Franklin

14. Someone may have all the technical knowledge, scientific intellect and business know-how but when he/she decides to choose laziness, excuses, procrastination, complaining and other bad attitudes, his/her relevance is meaningless.

Israelmore Ayivor

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

George Washington Carver

16. Success is not as easy as winners make it look nor as hard as losers make it sound.

Orrin Woodward

17. We ought to relentlessly ignore excuses, especially those we are told by ourselves.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

18. Don't make excuses, make something incredible happen in your life right now.

Greg Hickman

19. Essentially there are two actions in life: Performance and excuses. Make a decision as to which he will accept from yourself.

Steven Brown

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

Henry Ward Beecher

21. It takes guts to realize you screwed up and to then come clean without any excuses.

Brandon Webb

22. I’m happy because I’ve run out of excuses not to be.

Marty Rubin

23. Don't make excuses. Make things happen. Make changes. Then make history.

Doug Hall

24. The excuses we make to ourselves when we want to do something are excellent material for soliloquies, for they are rarely made except when we are alone, and are very often made aloud.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

25. Do you find yourself making excuses when you do not perform? Shed the excuses and face reality. Excuses are the loser's way out. They will mar your credibility and stunt your personal growth.

Alexander Pope

26. No excuses. Play like a champion.

Kelley O’Hara

27. Successful people don’t use the obstacles of time, education, and money as excuses…they use them as leverage to get help.

Richie Norton

28. You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose.

Brian Tracy

29. Don’t bother explaining—I’ve heard all the excuses and the trouble is most of them are true.

John Brunner

30. Excuses destroy success every time.

Jon Taffer

31. I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.

James Cash Penney

32. One of my most important realizations was to truly learn the difference between reasons and excuses.

Nitya Prakash

33. You can have the results you want, or you can have excuses. You can’t have both.

Clyde Lee Dennis

34. Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.

Mason Cooley

35. Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don’t put them both together by claiming you ‘don’t have the time.'

Bo Bennett

36. Whenever there is a big difficulty, I don’t make excuses. Instead, I say I will solve it even if everybody leaves.

Masayoshi Son

37. There is a lie in between a promise and many excuses.

Toba Beta

38. I don’t like to give in to injuries. I don’t like to use them as excuses. Everybody has them.

John Stockton

39. The heart has its reasons but the mind makes the excuses.

Amit Abraham

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

Steve Maraboli

41. Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.

Carlos Santana

42. You can blame outside factors or make excuses about why things didn’t work out, but that doesn’t change anything.

Chris Gardner

43. Don't look for excuses to lose. Look for excuses to win.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

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