Apology quotes and sayings

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

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

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Kimberly Johnson

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

More quotes

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

An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything.
Lynn Johnston

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

When you realise you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.
Dan Heist

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favourite sin.
Henri Frederic Amiel

It’s easier to apologize than ask for permission.
Grace Hopper

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

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton

If God doesn’t destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
Jay Leno

‘It is destiny’ phrase of the weak human heart! ‘It is destiny’ dark apology for every error! The strong and virtuous admit no destiny.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
Baroness Orczy

The minute a phrase, becomes current, it becomes an apology for not thinking accurately to the end of the sentence.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.

When a man holds you round the throat, I don’t think he has come to apologise.
Ayrton Senna

Never apologize and never explain – it’s a sign of weakness.
John Wayne

Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Apologizing – a very desperate habit – one that is rarely cured.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Friends are God’s apology for relations.
Hugh Kingsmill

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

Very sorry can’t come. Lie follows by post.
Charles Beresford

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

The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.
John Milton

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
Erich Segal

I am very conscious that I am not wise at all.

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

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

I should never be allowed out in private.
Randolph Churchill

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.
P.G. Wodehouse

I don’t ask for an apology because it’s only tomorrow’s fish-and-chip paper.
Tracey Emin

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

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