Apology Quotes

Delivering an apology is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do in life, but reading these apology quotes is a fantastic place to start.

Many individuals offer a fast “I’m sorry” without giving it much thought because they want to go on with their lives or just have their way. However, this dilutes the significance of an apology and may cause someone you care about to distrust you and your sincerity.

A genuine and honest apology expresses genuine regret and remorse for our actions, as well as a vow not to repeat them. It entails admitting our flaws, accepting responsibility for our mistakes, and initiating a conversation between two people. When presented correctly and with sincerity, an apology can help to build stronger and more trusting relationships.

Here are the best quotations about apologies and saying you’re sorry, whether you have something to apologize for or are pondering someone else’s apology.

90+ Apology Quotes being the Best Act

An apology is a good way to have the last word. – Unknown

An apology is a good way to have the last word. – Unknown

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

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.― Plato

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


Chocolate says “I’m sorry” so much better than words.― Rachel Vincent

Chocolate says "I'm sorry" so much better than words.― Rachel Vincent

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.___Mignon McLaughlin


My life is an apology for the life of my father.___Kristin Cashore


Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.___J.R.R.Tolkien

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.___J.R.R.Tolkien

‘I’m sorry you’re angry’ is NOT an apology.___Lisa Lutz


Apologies only account for that which they do not alter. – Benjamin Disraeli


You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.___Edgar Watson Howe


The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.___Henry Boye

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.___Henry Boye

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


Nothing says you’re sorry like a dead bunny.― Patricia Briggs

Nothing says you're sorry like a dead bunny.― Patricia Briggs

In this life, when you deny someone an apology,
you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.― Toba Beta


An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.___Margaret Lee Runbeck


The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.___Red Auerbach

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.___Red Auerbach

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.___Robert Brault


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


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

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

My husband doesn’t apologize. Even to Me___Claire Underwood, House of Cards


Apology is only egotism wrong side out.– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Sorry, always sorry. What in the world can you buy with an apology?― Marie Lu


I am determined to offer an apology with my death.___Hideki Tojo

I am determined to offer an apology with my death.___Hideki Tojo

Apologies are great, but they don’t really change anything. You know what does? Action.___Stella Young


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


Friends are God’s apology for relations.___Hugh Kingsmill

Friends are God’s apology for relations.___Hugh Kingsmill

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.___Kitty Kelley


Sorry, mom.
Sorry, God.― Chuck Palahniuk

Sorry, mom.
Sorry, God.― Chuck Palahniuk

An apology given just to appease one’s conscience is self-serving and better left unspoken!___Evinda Lepins


More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.____Greg LeMond


Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. – Tyron Edwards

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. – Tyron Edwards

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.___Robin Quivers


The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology.___Unknown

The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology.___Unknown

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


Apologizing does not always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego.___Mark Matthews


An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything! – Lynn Johnston

An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything! – Lynn Johnston

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.___Jim Rohn


The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.___Leon Uris

The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.___Leon Uris

Pride and ego makes a mockery of an apology. Humility wins forgiveness without question…so break ‘yo’self’!___T. F. Hodge


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


Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.___Henry Kissinger


Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.– Bryan Davis

Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.– Bryan Davis

I understand the concept of being the bigger person but I do not understand why some people apologize to others when they weren’t wrong.___Unknown


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.___Emily Kimbrough


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

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

Never forget the nine most important words of any family – I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.___H. Jackson Brown Jr.


I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story.___Brad Goreski


It is always so simple, and so complicating, to accept an apology. – Michael Chabon

It is always so simple, and so complicating, to accept an apology. – Michael Chabon

Some people accidentally walk on your feet and apologize, while others walk all over your heart and don’t even realize.___Unknown


You can always say sorry, But the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much.___Kid Cudi


One who is truly confident is able to apologize. – Olivia Tsoutsoplides

One who is truly confident is able to apologize. – Olivia Tsoutsoplides

Any good apology has 3 parts: 1)I’m sorry 2)It’s my fault 3)What can I do to make it right? Most people forget the third part.___Unknown


It isn’t always to apologize for your mistakes but doing so shows a person with a strong sense of self.___Byron Pulsifer


The art of a sincere and heartfelt apology is one of the greatest skills you will ever learn.___Jeanette LeBlanc


A genuine apology is like an eleventh-hour rain on a dusty crop. Grossly overdue, but miraculously just in time.___Jacqueline A. Bussie


Apologies require vulnerability. – Jennifer Thomas


Nothing wrong with apologizing, but saying I’m sorry does nothing when you continue to make the same mistakes.___Unknown


It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation.___Archibald Alexander


I wish for you the wisdom to realize that forgiveness has nothing to do with an apology.___Steve Maraboli


Apology doesn’t mean that you were wrong, or other person was right. It means that your relationship is valuable than your ego.___Ain Eineziz


Apologies aren’t meant to change the past, they are meant to change the future.___Kevin Hancock


An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing. – Vikrant Parsai


For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.___Unknown


Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.___Bruce Lee


‘I’m sorry.’ The two most inadequate words in the English language. – Beth Revis


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


I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.___Robin Williams


Saying sorry to someone is hard… but putting your pride down for someone is the hardest.___Cristina Orante


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


Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other.___Richelle E. Goodrich


It is incredible how many hurts can be healed by the two words, ‘I’m sorry.’ – Matshona Dhliwayo


Flowers say you’re sorry. A date says you’ve learnt your lesson. A diamond says both the above. All three and you’re making her suspicious.___Saleem Sharma


Chocolate says “I’m sorry” so much better than words. – Rachel Vincent


Smart people always say sorry, while the stupid ones just wait for the smart one to say sorry.___Unknown


I have learned that sometimes “sorry” is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.___Claire London


But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can’t.___Heather Gudenkauf


I love you and I always will and I am sorry. What a useless word.____Ernest Hemingway


When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I’m sorry, you free two souls.____Donald L. Hicks


By the time most people say ‘I’m sorry’ it is already too late. – Ken Poirot


It’s not that ‘sorry’ doesn’t mean anything; it just doesn’t mean anything when some people say it… Don’t be one of those people.___Steve Maraboli


I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it.___Erwin Schrodinger


I’m not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize. – Chris Kurtz


Be the hero of hearts; learn to say I’m sorry.___Richelle E. Goodrich


Saying sorry to someone is hard… but putting your pride down for someone is the hardest.___Christina Orante


He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.___Seneca


Apologize quickly when you wrong someone, because ‘I’m sorry’ has no value in the grave.___Lakesha Ruise


True friends stab you in the front.___Oscar Wilde


Delusion and denial does not equal an apology. – Carole Radziwill


A meaningful apology is one that communicates three R’s: regret, responsibility, and remedy.___Beverley Engel


When anger and bitterness overpower your goodness, you can neither apologize nor forgive.___Balroop Singh


A person can apologize endlessly, and even if you forgive them, sometimes you can’t forget the pain they’ve caused you.___Nishan Panwar


Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.___Suman Rai


Life is one long apology. – Marilyn L. Rice


An apology can be a wonderful thing so long as it is infrequent and from the heart. However, beware of the person who justifies bad behavior with apologies. For them it is a means to an end, and quite often at your expense.___Gary Hopkins


A sincere and warmly-expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul.___Richelle E. Goodrich


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