Apologies and excuses actually mean nothing. If you really regret what has happened, Don’t make apologies or excuses, make things right.
When people walk away from you let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn’t mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
Dr. Thomas Fuller
Apologizing: Does not always mean that you are wrong and the other person is right.
It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
All we have gained then by our unbelief
Is a life of doubt diversified by faith,
For one of faith diversified by doubt:
We called the chess-board white,—we call it black.
Robert Browning 1812-89 ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’ (1855) l. 209
You, for example, clever to a fault,
The rough and ready man who write apace,
Read somewhat seldomer, think perhaps even less.
Robert Browning 1812-89 ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’ (1855) l. 420
No, when the fight begins within himself,
A man’s worth something.
Robert Browning 1812-89 ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’ (1855) l. 693
He said true things, but called them by wrong names.
Robert Browning 1812-89 ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’ (1855) l. 996
An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case.
God has written all the books.
Samuel Butler 1835-1902 ‘Notebooks’ (1912) ch. 14
Never make a defence or apology before you be accused.
King Charles I 1629-49 Letter to Lord Wentworth, 3 September 1636, in Sir Charles Petrie (ed.) ‘Letters of King Charles I’ (1935)
Nor for my words shall ye forget your tears,
Or hope again for aught that I can say,
The idle singer of an empty day.
William Morris 1834-96 “The Earthly Paradise“ (1868-70) “An Apology“