Apology Quotes

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Apologizing

Quotations & Citations:

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
~ Benjamin Franklin



Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.


~ Margaret Lee Runbeck


Just because they are sorry doesn't mean that it's ok.


Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.
~ Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet


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.


Chocolate says “I’m sorry” so much better than words.
~ Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Save


Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.


~ King Charles I


Never forget the nine most important words of any family-

I love you.
You are beautiful.
Please forgive me.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.


It’s easier to apologize than ask for permission.


~ Author Unknown


Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.
~ José N. Harris


Apologizing — a very desperate habit — one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out.


~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


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


An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.


~ Lynn Johnston


Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.
~ John Wayne


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


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


In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.


~ Margaret Laurence


If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.
~ Amit Kalantri