“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
~ Plato, The Republic
I love you.
You are beautiful.
Please forgive me.”
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“In this life, when you deny someone an apology,
you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.”
~ Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
“I wasn't saying whatever they're saying I was saying. I'm sorry I said it really. I never meant it to be a lousy anti-religious thing. I apologize if that will make you happy. I still don't know quite what I've done. I've tried to tell you what I did do but if you want me to apologize, if that will make you happy, then OK, I'm sorry.”
~ John Lennon
“It is always so simple, and so complicating, to accept an apology.”
~ Michael Chabon
“I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have.”
~ Plato, Apology
In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.
~ Margaret Laurence
An apology is a good way to have the last word.
~ Author Unknown
A stiff apology is a second insult.... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
~ G.K. Chesterton
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
~ Lynn Johnston
Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.
~ King Charles I
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
~ Red Auerbach
Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.
~Margaret Lee Runbeck
I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, ~ Huma.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
~ Henry A. Kissinger
A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
~ Jim Rohn
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
~ Tryon Edwards
I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story.
~ Brad Goreski
Once, Story, AcceptedApologies are great, but they don't really change anything. You know what does? Action.
~ Stella Young
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
~ Samuel Butler
Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Wrong, Side, Egotism
I've made apologies to people I needed to, but I can't apologise to people I don't know for things they don't understand.
~ Sienna Miller
An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.
~ Robin Quivers
I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I'm right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy.
~ Maeve Binchy
The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals.
~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run.
~ Sonia Sotomayor
I believe a nation does not maximize its health care until it starts to ask the hard question: How can we prioritize our expenditures to buy the most health care for the most people? We should not apologize for rationing; we should promote it and advance it.
~ Richard Lamm
I think secretly I've realized after my time on the planet that I have no control over what people feel about me or need from me, so I just have a more laid-back approach in my apologies.
~ Meshell Ndegeocello
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