Apologizing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old apologizing quotes, apologizing sayings, and apologizing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Apologizing does not always mean that you are wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego. Unkown
It's easier to apologize than ask for permission. Unkown
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything. Lynn Johnston
More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made. Greg LeMond
You can't spend your life apologizing. Jude Law
The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features. Leon Uris
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
The best way to have the last word is to apologize. Joyce Meyer
When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. Dan Heist
Nothing wrong with apologizing, but saying I'm sorry does nothing when you continue to make the same mistakes. Unkown
It is polite to apologize, but it is more polite not to do anything calling for an apology. Vikrant Parsai
When an apology is due, give it freely, then follow your apology with action. Judy Ford
Apologizing - a very desperate habit - one that is rarely cured. Oliver Wendell Holmes
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. Wodehous
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth. Benjamin Disraeli
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense. Ambrose Bierce
Apologies are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move on, you can grow, you can do better in the future. Kelsey Grammer
To apologize for what you most wanted to do, to concede that it was obnoxious, boring, 'vulgar and unsafe' --- that was the worst thing. Alan Hollinghurst
One cannot apologize for something fundamental, and a child feels and knows this as well and as deeply as any sage. Hermann Hesse
It never hurts to apologize, especially if you don't mean it. Jim Bouton
Apologize quickly when you wrong someone, because I'm sorry has no value in the grave. Lakesha Ruise
Apologize! That's the least you can do to try to make right something you have wronged. Sanhita Baruah
Never apologize and never explain-it's a sign of weakness. John Wayne
When someone says that it's too late for apologize then you have to do it anyway because it's your duty. P_teris Bit_ns
I apologize for apologizing.Thank you. Rick Riordan
The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to move forward is the happiest. Unkown
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin
Never apologize when you are right unless it is to your wife. Byron Pulsifer
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. Walt Whitman
An apology given just to appease one's conscience is self-serving and better left unspoken! Evinda Lepins
Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused. King Charles I
Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it. Douglas Horton
Apologies only account for that which they do not alter. Benjamin Disraeli
Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless. Bryan Davis
In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.. Toba Beta
A person can apologize endlessly, and even if you forgive them, sometimes you can't forget the pain they've caused you. Nishan Panwar
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. Unkown
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
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
A truly humble apology works to part storm clouds, calm rough seas, and bring on the soft lights of dawn; it has the power to change a person's world. Richelle E. Goodrich
Apologies are great, but they don't really change anything. You know what does? Action. Stella Young
I can wholeheartedly apologize for not being at all sorry. And it really is the least I can do. April Winchell
I have learned that sometimes "sorry" is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change. Claire London
Would 'sorry' have made any difference? Does it ever? It's just a word. One word against a thousand actions. Sarah Ockler
In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. Margaret Laurence
An apology might help, but you can change your life without one. Robin Quivers
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. Tryon Edwards
An apology is an expression of regret where the voice rarely matches the words Vikrant Parsai
An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing. Vikrant Parsai
Actions speak louder than words. We can apologize over and over, but if our actions don't change, the words become meaningless. Anonymous
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Kimberly Johnson
If I've done anything I'm sorry for, I'm willing to be forgiven. Edward Noyes Westcott
Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. Pearl S. Buck
Be quick to apologize and mend relationships. Be quick to heal wounded relationships. Hamp Lee III
A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. Everbooks Editorial
It takes two to argue and one to apologize. Joseph Julius Bonkowski
Love is saying you're sorry even with your foot is in your mouth. Joseph Julius Bonkowski
Staying with someone out of sympathy will certainly make you feel sorry for yourself later. Jason Edward Shiffman
It takes real talent to be able to apologize in a manner that makes the offended person feel guilty. David Young
I lost the need to live my life as an apology. Pride in who I am and what I have to offer developed. Stephen Harrison
Forgiving is not just about accepting an apology. It is being able to let go even when someone fails to apologize. Torion Kent
It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. Dr.Grace Hopper
A harsh word can't be taken back; no apology can fully repair it's damage. Billy Graham
An apology is a good way to have the last word. Bangambiki Habyarimana
By apologizing, parents teach children that everyone can be wrong and its worth to admit it. Nancy Semallin
Love means not ever having to say you're sorry. Erich Segal
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends are God's apology for relations. Hugh Kingsmill
Men are thought to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths. Bathroom Readers' Institute
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. Benjamin Disraeli
The less a man says the more he doesn't have to apologize. Evan Esar
An apology has more impact when it's specific. Gary Chapman
Those we care about most are those most affected by our apologies. Gary Chapman
When you need to apologize to someone, do it in person. H. Jackson Brown
If you dial a wrong number, don't just hang up; offer an apology. H. Jackson Brown
Apologizing to oneself requires self-talk. Gary Chapman
We want to end an uncomfortable moment as quickly as possible, even if this means telling the person who is apologizing. Harriet Lerner
The ability to apologize is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to our kids. Harriet Lerner
If a person is not worried about making you happy, apologizing for his or her mistakes, and trying to improve to improve to make you proud, that person doesn't love you. Robin Sacredfire
What most people are looking for in an apology is sincerity. Gary Chapman
For an apology to be accepted, you need to speak the language that conveys to the offended your sincerity. Gary Chapman
Expressing regret is the emotional aspect of an apology. Gary Chapman
An apology has more impact when it's specific. Gary Chapman
Anytime an apology is followed by an excuse for the offense, the excuse cancels out the apology in my mind. Gary Chapman
It is all wonderful to say sorry while trying your best not to smirk not laugh while uttering the sensitive word. Mwanandeke Kindembo
In a relationship, the worry is worth more than gold. However, the more it's mentioned the lesser your love and affection becomes. Mwanandeke Kindembo
A sincere apology will deepen the relationship rather than destroy it. Gary Chapman
The quicker and more thorough the apology, the more likely the apologizer is to receive genuine forgiveness and restoration of the relationships. Gary Chapman
A forgiving person stands ready to forgive when an apology is offered. Gary Chapman
When no apology is forthcoming, a forgiving person will take the initiative to lovingly confront the person in the wrong and offer forgiveness. Gary Chapman