Apologies Quotes

Most popular apologies quotes

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
An insult is twice as deep as an apology.

insults

An apology is a good way to have the last word.
— Dell Crossword Puzzles
An ounce of apology is worth a pound of loneliness.
Apology is humanity's perfect response to imperfection.
Apologize, v.  To lay the foundation for a future offense.
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
An apology is the superglue of life!  It can repair just about anything.
Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people apologize to corpses?
Never apologize for showing feelings. When you do so, you apologize for truth.

feelings

Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.
Apologizing doesn't always mean you're wrong and the other person is right.  It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize.  The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Is it not true that the ability to apologize is one of the elements of true greatness?  It is the small-souled man who will not stoop to apologize.

greatness

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
The crowd detects weakness, the difference between an action caused by principles and one driven by fear. It is after you apologize that you get in trouble.
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past—the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receive.
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.
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.
The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong."

morals

Apology is birthed in the womb of regret.  We regret the pain we have caused, the disappointment, the inconvenience, the betrayal of trust.  Regret focuses on what you did or failed to do and how it affected the other person.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity.  A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Apologies rebuild the bridge that gets severed when we hurt someone else, either intentionally or by accident.  Apologies don't require us to grovel or wallow in guilt.  We simply acknowledge that our actions were insensitive, unkind, or harmful and say we are sorry.
Sorry means you feel the pulse of other people's pain as well as your own, and saying it means you take a share of it. And so it binds us together, makes us trodden and sodden as one another. Sorry is a lot of things. It's a hole refilled. A debt repaid. Sorry is the wake of misdeed. It's the crippling ripple of consequence. Sorry is sadness, just as knowing is sadness. Sorry is sometimes self-pity. But Sorry, really, is not about you. It's theirs to take or leave.