It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Being an American means never having to say you're sorry.
Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
True remorse is never just a regret over consequences; it is a regret over motive.
All successful people these days seem to be neurotic. Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me - for being so confounded normal.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
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.
I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.
You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.
Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can't afford.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
History is the same thing over and over again.
If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. [...] True sorrow is as rare as true love.
True sorrow is as rare as true love.
You can always say sorry but the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much.
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