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Quotations:  I'm Sorry

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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

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

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.  ~Kimberly Johnson

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

Please be patient. God has not finished with me yet. ~Author unknown

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1963

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.  ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Foxes, 1865

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.  ~Isaac Friedmann

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

An apology is the superglue of life.  It can repair just about anything.  ~Lynn Johnston

They say the world is round, and yet
      I often think it square;
So many little hurts we get
      From corners here and there.
But one great truth in life I've found,
      While journeying to the West:
The only folks who really wound
      Are those we love the best...
The choicest garb, the sweetest grace
      Are oft to strangers shown;
The careless mien, the frowning face
      Are given to our own.
We flatter those we scarcely know;
      We please the fleeting guest;
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
      To those who love us best...
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox, "Life's Scars," 1896

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

Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.  ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.  ~Paul Boese

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.  ~Emily Kimbrough

It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.  ~Grace Hopper

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?  ~Stephen Levine

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.  ~Author Unknown

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.  ~Chinese Proverb

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.  ~William Blake

True friends stab you in the front.  ~Oscar Wilde

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.  ~Author Unknown

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.  ~Henry Boye

You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.  ~Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911

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