Being Sorry Sayings and Quotes

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

And I felt sorry, and I have felt bad about what happened. Monica Lewinsky
I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it. Erwin Schrodinger
Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it. Doug Horton
I have learned that sometimes "sorry" is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change. Claire London
When a man has been guilty of any vice or folly, I think the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like. Joseph Addison
True repentance also involves reform. Hosea Ballou
Repentance hath a purifying power, and every tear is of a cleansing virtue; but these penitential clouds must be still kept dropping: one shower will not suffice; for repentance is not one single action, but a course. Bishop Robert South
Repentance must be something more than mere remorse for sins: it comprehends a change of nature befitting heaven. Lew Wallace
To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked. Vittorio Alfieri
I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were. unknown
It is never too late with us, so long as we are still aware of our faults and bear them impatiently, of long as noble propensities, greedy of conquest, stir within us. Jacobi
I don't mind dying if I have to, but I'm damned if I want to pay for the guarantee. I'm sorry. Michael Landon
I am immensely contrite. And I'm sorry for the damage I've done. Jayson Blair
It's very hard for me to say I'm sorry... but I do. Joe Nichols
I took it all for granted, I'm sorry to say. Dorothy McGuire
I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help. Susan Smith
I want to say to each of you, simply, and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in. Tiger Woods
The strongest proof of repentance is the endeavor to atone. Mary Elizabeth Braddon
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye. Bishop Robert South
Late repentance is seldom true, but true repentance is never too late. Ralph Venning
I Am Sorry for the pain I caused you, I feel so bad. Gabor Timis
So many things that we never will undo I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too. Bob Dylan
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
True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. Mignon McLaughlin
The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features. Leon Uris
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth. Benjamin Disraeli
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. Tryon Edwards
When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. Dan Heist
Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can't afford. Stephen King
Slight sorrow for sin is sufficient, provided it at the same time produces amendment. Colton
If you would be good, first believe that you are bad. Epictetus
More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made. Greg LeMond
To truly repent of a big thing, you have to go into it with your heart open and force yourself to deal with it at that level and to apologize to God. Bruce Wilkinson
To grieve over sin is one thing, to repent is another. F. W. Robertson
Let us be quick to repent of injuries while repentance may not be a barren anguish. Samuel Johnson
He who seeks repentance for the past, should woo the angel virtue for the future. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. Voltaire
I believe that when you're wrong, own it and apologize, and so I do and put it on the equivalent of my front page. Peter Coyote
He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent. Seneca
We look to our last sickness for repentance, unmindful that it is during a recovery men repent, not during a sickness. Augustus Hare
People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent. Samuel Richardson
Apologies are great, but they don't really change anything. You know what does? Action. Stella Young
Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. Greg LeMond
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. Red Auerbach
I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions. Anthony Weiner
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. Stephen Covey
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it. Albert Schweitzer
Proper apologies have three parts: 1) What I did was wrong. 2) I feel badly that I hurt you. 3) How do I make this better? Randy Pausch
I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people. Louie Anderson