Don't make excuses, make good.
Every vice has its excuse ready.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
He who excuses himself, accuses himself.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
Layin' In The Sun,
Talkin' 'Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did.”