26 Apology Quotes

Let these apology quotes remind you to apologize when you have wronged someone. Apologies can make all the difference in the world and by doing so can make us a better person. We hope these encourage you.



Imagine if every person on earth threw themselves fully and completely into their positive obsessions without reservation, regret, or apology. Overnight the world would be a different and better place. With everyone so focused on their own production and creating their own success, there would be no time for war, drugs, or other wasteful, unnecessary destruction. We'd all hit levels of success previously thought impossible - and inspire one another to do more and be more. Grant Cardone, Be Obsessed or Be Average
Inspirational Quotes  |   


An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything. Lynn Johnston
An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything.
Lynn Johnston
Funny Inspirational Quotes  |   


If you make mistakes in your organisation, it's worth saying sorry, as that builds trust and reduces surplus fear of making mistakes.
Paul Z. Jackson, Your Lifepass To Creativity and Confidence
Trust  |    Sorry


If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.
Amit Kalantri
Excuses  |    Mistake


I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think that's happy.
Maya Angelou
Famous  |    Laughter


Life is so short. Grudges are a waste of time. Laugh when you can, apologise when you should, and trust God with what you cannot change.
Nicky Gumbel
Quote of the Day  |    Life


But to hear an apology is a way of the parent saying: "It was not you, it was me."
Jack Stoltzfus, Apology: The Gift We Give Our Young Adults
Words of Encouragement  |    Inspirational Quotes for Kids


We understand that certain kinds of apologies can amount to life-transforming events for both victims and offenders in crisis situations, and we also appreciate that apologies serve as the daily bread of our moral discourse as we develop social habits.
Nick Smith, Justice through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment
Appreciation  |   


Apologies bring people together. Nick Smith
Apologies bring people together.
Nick Smith, Justice through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment
Encouraging  |   


It isn't always to apologize for your mistakes but doing so shows a person with a strong sense of self.
Byron Pulsifer, Major Human Capacities
Confidence  |   


This Christmas, mend a quarrel....Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand.
The Editors of McCall's Magazine, This Christmas
Christmas Poems  |   


Accordingly, throughout life we are repeatedly faced with situations that impel us to explain or justify our behavior and offer excuses or apologies for those aspects of our behavior that offend and provoke reproach from those around us.
William L. Benoit, Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies
Poems about Life  |   


Apologies have the power to heal humiliations and grudges, remove the desire for vengeance, and generate forgiveness on the part of the offended parties.
Aaron Lazare, On Apology
Forgiveness  |   


An apology is a statement of regret. As important as that is, apologizing differs from asking for forgiveness.
Marianne Clyde, Peaceful Parenting: 10 Essential Principles
Regret  |   


A thoughtful person said (so I have read)
It isn't easy to apologize,
It isn't easy when all hope has fled
To keep on going, but it's very wise.
Wilhelmina Stitch, Difficult To Do
Motivational Poems  |   


Apologies require taking full responsibility. No half-truths, no partial admissions, no rationalizations, no finger pointing, and no justifications belong in any apology."
Cathy Burnham Martin, The Bimbo Has Brains:
Truth  |   


"I'm sorry you're angry" is NOT an apology.
Lisa Lutz, Revenge of the Spellmans
Anger  |   


In order for there to be peace it may mean that a person needs to apologize for a wrong spirit, or attitude.
Stanford Murrell, Blessed Are
Peace  |   


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


Apologies aren't meant to change the past, they are meant to change the future.
Kevin Hancock, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse
Quotes about Change  |    Future


Since I learned to stand up for myself, to yell about my statutory rights and fight back against the rumbling, selfish, careless, antagonistic, demeaning, unpleasant, arrogant, inept, corrupt machine I have had penalties overturned, seen expenses refunded, been compensated for my troubles, I have earned bonus points, been awarded air miles, received coupons and vouchers, been presented with gifts, opened the post to find cheques, CDs, DVDs, books, tickets, teabags, chocolates, cereal bars, honey and I have received hampers and grovelling letters of apology.
Edward Field, Permission to Rage: The Book on How to Complain Effectively
Believe In Yourself  |    Learning


The hero isn't the one who is right, but the one who steps forward to take the blame - deserved or not - and apologize to save a relationship.
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
Blame  |   


Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Benjamin Franklin
Quotes to Live By  |   


An apology is only good if the person who receives does so in understanding and forgiveness.
Byron Pulsifer
Encouraging  |   


Even though you'd rather not, this means that you are willing to accept to step back and humble yourself. Maybe you will have to accept blame for a situation you did not create, or you may have to apologize even though you did nothing wrong. But, the real point is that everyone faces a relationship mountain sooner or later and that it is up to the individual who sees the mountain to initiate the resolution.
Byron Pulsifer, Motivational Mountain
Motivational  |   


The question becomes who can and will defend the historical facts as described in the Bible? The answer is the defense is undertaken by a person known as a Christian Apologist. The meaning of the word "apologist" comes from the Greek word meaning to mount a defense. Apologist, by the way, has no meaning related to the English word "apology".
Byron Pulsifer, Reliability of The Bible
Questioning  |   


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