George Washington Carver was born into slavery in 1864. The fact that he and his family were freed at the conclusion of the Civil War didn’t mean that they had it easy. George had to work hard and study hard to get ahead.

Carver worked his way through high school and college studying agriculture. Eventually, he went on to chair the Department of Agriculture at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. There, Professor Carver was a pioneering researcher and a tireless worker for social change.

GeorgeWashington Carver once said, “99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” And he was right. So if you’re tempted to make an excuse or blame somebody else for something you did, avoid that temptation. And while you’re at it, remember this: excuses don’t work, and while you’re making them, neither do you.

Don’t Make Up Excuses. They’re Going to Find Out Anyway!

Excuses are no good. Your friends don’t need them, and your enemies won’t believe them.
Jake Gaither

Making up a string of excuses is usually harder than doing the work.
Marie T. Freeman

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

When you make a mistake, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They’re going to find you anyway.
Bear Bryant

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

Replace your excuses with fresh determination.
Charles Swindoll

There is nothing covered that won’t be uncovered; nothing hidden that won’t be made known.
Luke 12:2 HCSB