Quotes About Apology

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Benjamin Franklin
“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
Benjamin Franklin

Plato
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
Plato, The Republic

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

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

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Never forget the nine most important words of any family-

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

Patricia Briggs
“Nothing says you're sorry like a dead bunny.”
Patricia Briggs, River Marked

José N. Harris
“Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.”
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Toba Beta
“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

William Carlos Williams
This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold”
William Carlos Williams

Ntozake Shange
“one thing I don’t need
is any more apologies
i got sorry greetin me at my front door
you can keep yrs
i don’t know what to do wit em
they don’t open doors
or bring the sun back
they don’t make me happy
or get a mornin paper
didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars
cuz a sorry.”
Ntozake Shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Marie Lu
“Sorry, always sorry. What in the world can you buy with an apology?”
Marie Lu, The Young Elites

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

Scott Lynch
“What's the n-never-fail universal apology?"

"'I was badly misinformed, I deeply regret the error, go fuck yourself with this bag of money.”
Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves

Chuck Palahniuk
“I'm sorry if this all seems a little rushed and desperate. It is.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Stranger than Fiction

Chuck Palahniuk
“Sorry, mom.
Sorry, God.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Plato
“I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have.”
Plato, Apology

John Lennon
“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

Jennifer Ashley
“I loved and adored you, but I drained you like a thirsty man at a spring. I loved what you could give me - your admiration, your acceptance, your love, your forgiveness. I forgot to love you for yourself.”
Jennifer Ashley, Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage

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

Amit Kalantri
“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

Ann Brashares
“Dad,
Please accept this money to fix the broken window. I’m sure it’s already fixed, considering Lydia’s house pride and her phobia about unconditioned air, but

Dear Al,
I can’t begin to explain my actions at Lydia’s – I mean yours and Lydia’s house. When I get to Charleston, I never imagined that you would have

Dear Dad and Lydia,
I apologize to both of you for my irrational behavior. I know it’s all my fault, but if you would have listened to ONE THING I had to say, I might not have

Dear Dad’s new family,
I hope you’ll all be very happy being blond together. May people speak only in inside voices for the rest of your lives.
P.S. Lydia, you wedding dress makes your arms look fat.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Rainbow Rowell
“When she opened her door, Levi was sitting in the hallway, his legs bent in front of him, hunched forward on his knees. He looked up when she stepped out.
“I’m such an idiot,” he said.
Cath fell between his knees and hugged him.
“I can’t believe I said that,” he said. “I can’t even go nine hours without seeing you.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

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

David Shrigley
“Sorry I painted the word 'twat' on your garage door.”
David Shrigley

Plato
“The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.”
Plato, Apology

Mark   Matthews
“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

C.S. Lewis
“I do not think there is a demonstrative proof (like Euclid) of Christianity, nor of the existence of matter, nor of the good will and honesty of my best and oldest friends. I think all three are (except perhaps the second) far more probable than the alternatives. The case for Christianity in general is well given by Chesterton…As to why God doesn't make it demonstratively clear; are we sure that He is even interested in the kind of Theism which would be a compelled logical assent to a conclusive argument? Are we interested in it in personal matters? I demand from my friend trust in my good faith which is certain without demonstrative proof. It wouldn't be confidence at all if he waited for rigorous proof. Hang it all, the very fairy-tales embody the truth. Othello believed in Desdemona's innocence when it was proved: but that was too late. Lear believed in Cordelia's love when it was proved: but that was too late. 'His praise is lost who stays till all commend.' The magnanimity, the generosity which will trust on a reasonable probability, is required of us. But supposing one believed and was wrong after all? Why, then you would have paid the universe a compliment it doesn't deserve. Your error would even so be more interesting and important than the reality. And yet how could that be? How could an idiotic universe have produced creatures whose mere dreams are so much stronger, better, subtler than itself?”
C.S. Lewis

Molly Harper
“Does Hallmark make a “Sorry I tried to drink your blood and touched you in a vaguely inappropriate manner” card? I settled for “How much do you remember?”
Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

Criss Jami
“When your only regret is if anyone thinks you regret anything - that is the definition of conviction.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Leigh Bardugo
“But when someone does wrong, when we make mistakes, we don’t say we’re sorry. We promise to make amends.”
“I will.”
“Mati en sheva yelu. This action will have no echo. It means we won’t repeat the same mistakes, that we won’t continue to do harm.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

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