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Quotations:  I'm Sorry


Related Quotes      Apology      Forgiveness      Kindness      Heartache      Relationships


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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