Apologizing Quotes

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P.G. Wodehouse
“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, The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

Libba Bray
“Why do girls always feel like they have to apologize for giving an opinion or taking up space in the world? Have you ever noticed that?" Nicole asked. "You go on websites and some girl leaves a post and if it's longer than three sentences or she's expressing her thoughts about some topic, she usually ends with, 'Sorry for the rant' or 'That may be dumb, but that's what I think.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Shannon L. Alder
“Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

Richelle E. Goodrich
“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, Making Wishes

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Never believe you're so great or important, so right or proud, that you cannot kneel at the feet of someone you hurt and offer a humble, sincere apology.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Amy Poehler
“It doesn't mean I am afraid of conflict or don’t know how to stand up for myself. I am getting to a place right in the middle where I feel good about exactly how much I apologize. It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for. It takes years to find your voice and seize your real estate.”
Amy Poehler, Yes Please

Rick Riordan
“I apologize for apologizing."
"Thank you.”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Criss Jami
“The first reaction is surely the most natural one, but not always the most correct one; thereupon, the invention of apologies.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you think the most courageous and difficult thing you can do is stubbornly stand your ground, try graciously giving in.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Richelle E. Goodrich
“A sincere and warmly-expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Shannon L. Alder
“Most people believe the journey they begin with Christ goes forward, but that is not how he works. A spiritual life is not cutting ties with people, in order to walk clean in the future. The journey home isn't running away from obstacles. It is learning to stand where you are now and handle people, assert yourself, set boundaries and never feel your happiness is dependent on another person's approval of your choices, beliefs or spiritual needs.”
Shannon L. Alder

Richelle E. Goodrich
“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, Making Wishes

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Who cares who's right or wrong when the last word is a kind apology?”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Lora Leigh
“And you can shove your apology. If it can come out of your damned mouth, then you can stand by it.”
Lora Leigh, Forbidden Pleasure

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You can edit what you write. Why not edit what you say? If it hurts somebody, you can still offer an apology or withdraw your statements”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“I think the world honestly would be a much healthier place if instead of trying to find rationalizations for our bad behavior we would just say, "I was an asshole. Sure, there were reasons behind it, but that doesn't matter.”
Colin Quinn, The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America

Donna Lynn Hope
“While it is good to apologize and ask forgiveness from God, it’s just as important (perhaps more so) to extend it towards the person you wronged. Becoming a better person or trying to make amends with the universe only works when you start with the one you owe it to.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Aimee Cohen
“Saying sorry too much is an anchor on your upward mobility.”
Aimee Cohen, Woman Up!: Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins That Sabotage Your Success

Christopher Buckley
“Perhaps, after all, the most beautiful words in the language are I’m sorry.”
Christopher Buckley, Losing Mum and Pup

“In order to apologize—really apologize, and not just utter some words—for something one has done or failed to do, one has not only to acknowledge responsibility for but express sincere sorrow and regret over this action or inaction. One can apologize only for acts for which one has no excuse. If one has an excuse, there is nothing to apologize for, even if there is something to feel sorry about ('I'm sorry that you are hurt,' even 'I'm sorry that my actions hurt you,' is quite different from 'I'm sorry that I hurt you'). A genuine apology thus involves a rather raw exposure of the apologizer: Having done the deed, one now not only reiterates having done it, but strips away any suggestion that there are extenuating circumstances that could relieve one of blame; it must be clear that he regrets what he has done and feels sorrow over what he was wrought. He doesn't just wish things were otherwise; he fully acknowledges his role in bringing them to this sorry state.”
Elizabeth V. Spelman, Repair: The Impulse To Restore In A Fragile World

Beth Revis
“It was to apologize, and apologizing means he remembers what happened, and that means being trapped in a nightmare that’s already come true.”
Beth Revis, The Body Electric

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Apologetics=faith is weak, lets defend it”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

John Feinstein
“Sometimes in life, you make a mistake and there’s no buts and no explanations … There’s no peace in ‘I’m sorry, but.’ You can’t find peace until you truly understand that the only thing to say is, ‘I’m sorry,’ period. ~ John Lucas, as quoted in ‘The Punch’ by John Feinstein”
John Feinstein, The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever

“Being big enough to know when you are small, makes you gigantic. Lack of humility is not necessarily the down fall of great relationships, it is the slippery slide ego and pride take you down that block communication, cause mis-communication and dissolution of trust, that kill a bond.--TAMMY WOOSTER 1/15”
Tammy Wooster

“To think I actually talked to the boy who nearly got you killed," Ivy mutters, shuddering with disgust. "I'm so sorry I did."
"It's okay. You didn't know," I reassure her as we take a seat on some pool chairs.
"But you told me before what his appearance was. I should have recognized him!"
"It's fine, Ivy. Even if you did your best to avoid him, he would've found way to hit on you eventually."
Ivy wrinkles her nose at the unfamiliar language. " 'Hit on'? What does that mean?"
"Flirting. Or, for Dunstan, more like a procedure. He's been hitting on any pretty girl he sees ever since he and Melanie broke up. I don't know if he's doing this to make her jealous or what, but it's really annoying."
I look back up to see Ivy go rigid. For some reason she looks classically surprised; her hand is over her mouth, and the rosy blush is back with a vengeance,
"Ivy? You okay?"
Ivy removes her hand, muttering something so quietly I can't hear it.
"You called me pretty." The moment those words are said, Ivy stares down at her feet as her face gets brighter.
"Well, yeah," I murmur, my face hot. "You really are beautiful tonight, Ivy.”
Colleen Boyd, Swamp Angel

“Good point." Sophia said at last. "I'm not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize.”
Chris Kurtz, The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A Novel of Snow and Courage

Joyce Rachelle
“I think we each have a certain number of unnecessary apologies, which we willingly dish out before we realize it's time to stand and fight. I may still have two or three left.”
Joyce Rachelle

“To be able to say 'sorry' to a woman- a sister, or a mother, is a most helpful thing, whether sorry or not. Still, for the sake of peace and gentleness at home just 'Sorry''which doesn't bind you to anything---but it turns away wrath! And soreness! And is like sunshine and hurts no one.”
Catherine Bailey, The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery

“Replace the words "I'm sorry" with: "Thank you". Stop apologizing! Instead thank people for their patience, understanding, kindness, compassion, etc.”
Akiroq Brost

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