Thursday, November 13, 2008

Apology Quotes

Apology, of the hardest words in the English language. Here are a some great apology quotes. Also, consider reading my article, The Masterful Apology.

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

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them. ~Author Unknown

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

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
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

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

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

A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
G. K. Chesterton

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
Jim Rohn

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Kimberly Johnson

The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words
John Milton

For tips on how to make a beautiful apology, read here.

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  1. Excellent collection of quotes - thanks for posting them!

    Glynda Lomax

  2. the quotes really touches my heart...its like an medicine to my problems with in life.

  3. ...nice collection.Apology is de best action to coexist with others