Apology Quotes

Apologies and excuses actually mean nothing. If you really regret what has happened, Don’t make apologies or excuses, make things right.

Author Unknown

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.

Author Unknown

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.

Author Unknown

No, when the fight begins within himself,
A man’s worth something.

Robert Browning 1812-89 ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’ (1855) l. 693

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

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

The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology.

Author Unknown

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

Margaret Lee Runbeck

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however
wrong he might be

Baroness Orczy

But, thanks to wine-lees and democracy,
We’ve still our stage where truth calls spade a spade!

Robert Browning 1812-89 ‘Aristophanes’ Apology’ (1875) l. 409

Don’t you know,
I promised, if you’d watch a dinner out,
We’d see truth dawn together?—truth that peeps
Over the glasses’ edge when dinner’s done,
And body gets its sop and holds its noise
And leaves soul free a little.

Robert Browning 1812-89 ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’ (1855) l. 15