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Quotes of the Day for 9 March 2001 – Excuses

Having lost a fair amount of work time due to this blasted flu I've been enduring, I find myself spending too much time offering excuses for tasks not yet completed. And that's my excuse for making Excuses today's theme.

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The quotes:

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
     - J. Michael Straczynski

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse.In times when the passions are beginning to take charge of the conduct of human affairs, one should pay less attention to what men of experience and common sense are thinking than to what is preoccupying the imagination of dreamers.
     - Alexis de Tocqueville

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
     - William Arthur Ward

No one ever excused his way to success.
     - Dave Del Dotto

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
     - Jule Renard

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