60 Apology quotes that will inspire you to say I'm sorry

Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes you don't realize it sooner. Before you act or say anything, you have to think twice first. If you want to apologize for your faults, do it with sincerity. An apology can change the situation for the better for both parties involved. May these quotes on apology point out its importance and help you realize not to make the same mistake twice. It's better not to make an enemy and make peace instead.

Apology quotes that will inspire you to say I'm sorry
1. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.” – Dan Heist

2. “The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.” – Leon Uris

3. “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

4. “Any good apology has 3 parts: First, I’m sorry. Second, It’s my fault. Third, What can I do to make it right? Most people forget the third part.” – Anonymous

5. “I am the type of person who believes an apology should be sincere and from the heart.” – Camille Grammer

6. “Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.” – Bryan Davis

7. “The art of a sincere and heartfelt apology is one of the greatest skills you will ever learn.” – Jeanette LeBlanc

8. “Truly saying sorry is never easy to do, and when you are, you just hope it’s not too late.” – Justin Tranter

9. “An apology offered and, equally important, received is a step towards reconciliation and, sometimes, recompense. Without that process, hurts can rankle and fester and erupt into their own hatreds and wrongdoings.” – Margaret MacMillan
Apology quotes that will inspire you to say I'm sorry
10. “A meaningful apology is one that communicates three R's: regret, responsibility, and remedy.” – Beverly Engel

11. “Apologies require vulnerability.” – Jennifer Thomas

12. “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

13. “More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.” – Greg LeMond

14. “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.” – Anonymous
Apology quotes that will inspire you to say I'm sorry
15. “There are some experiences in life they haven't invented the right words for.” – Lisa Kleypas

16. “Apologize quickly when you wrong someone, because I’m sorry has no value in the grave.” – Lakesha Ruise

17. “True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.” – Mignon McLaughlin

18. “Apologies are great, but they don’t really change anything. You know what does? Action.” – Stella Young

19. “An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.” – Lynn Johnston
Apology quotes that will inspire you to say I'm sorry
20. “Apologize. That's the least you can do to try to make right something you have wronged.” – Sanhita Baruah

21. “An apology is such an expression that shows, not only greatness and insight; whereas, it also protects from breaking the family ties, and friendly contacts.” – Ehsan Sehgal

22. “Apologies aren’t meant to change the past, they are meant to change the future.” – Kevin Hancock

23. “Apology makes you self responsible while excuse makes you undependable.” – Prabakaran Thirumalai

24. “A genuine apology is like an eleventh-hour rain on a dusty crop. Grossly overdue, but miraculously just in time.” – Jacqueline A. Bussie
Apology quotes that will inspire you to say I'm sorry
25. “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.” – Kid Cudi

26. “An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing.” – Vikrant Parsai

27. “I’m not perfect, I make mistakes, I hurt people. But when I say sorry, I mean it.” – Anonymous

28. “Be the hero of hearts; learn to say I'm sorry.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

29. “I’m sorry you’re angry, is not an apology.” – Lisa Lutz

30. “An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck

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31. “When I say, ‘I am sorry,’ it’s because I regret something.” – Luis Suarez

32. “The hero isn’t the right one, but the one who steps forward to take the blame, deserved or not, and apologize to save a relationship.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

33. “Play fair. Don’t hit people. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.” – Robert Fulghum

34. “Never believe you’re so great or important, so right or proud, that you cannot kneel at the feet of someone you hurt and offer a humble, sincere apology.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

35. “In order for there to be peace it may mean that a person needs to apologize for a wrong spirit, or attitude.” – Stanford Murrell

36. “Saying ‘I am sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

37. “Nothing says you're sorry like a dead bunny.” – Patricia Briggs

38. “Saying sorry to someone is hard but putting your pride down for someone is the hardest.” – Cristina Orante

39. “In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.” – Toba Beta

40. “The longer you hold onto an apology, the harder it is to give.” – David Arnold

41. “When you apologize for your mistakes and subsequently make an effort to correct them, you not only impart to your offspring the importance of taking responsibility for your actions, but also demonstrate the opportunity to learn from such mistakes.” – Bethany Bridges

42. “An apology is only good if the person who receives does so in understanding and forgiveness.” – Byron Pulsifer

43. “I believe that when you’re wrong, own it and apologize, and so I did.” – Peter Coyote

44. “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

45. “Empathy, the ability to identify with someone else's suffering, is certainly a prerequisite for a genuine apology.” – Danielle Ofri

46. “Nothing is wrong with apologizing, but saying I’m sorry does nothing when you continue to make the same mistakes.” – Anonymous

47. “I am sorry for the pain I caused you, I feel so bad.” – Gabor Timis

48. “Don’t say, ‘I am sorry, but...’ You’re either sorry or you’re not.” – Frank Sonnenberg

49. “Sorry is indeed one of the most difficult and most powerful words in the English language provided one can feel and say it at the same time.” – Uday Mukerji

50. “Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.” – Tyron Edwards

51. “Apologies bring people together.” – Nick Smith

52. “It’s not a perfect world and you’re not a perfect person. You’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to hurt people’s feelings, but there’s no reason for you to carry around a heavy heart. Say you’re sorry and mean it, then move on.” – Ron Baratono

53. “An apology can be a wonderful thing for as long as it is infrequent and from the heart. However, beware of the person who justifies bad behavior with apologies. For them, it is a means to an end, and quite often at your expense.” – Gary Hopkins

54. “I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people.” – Louie Anderson

55. “I write how sorry I am for not contacting her sooner, but I was afraid, a coward, and I am trying to be braver now. I try and try and try every day, all day long.” – Nick White

56. “An apology is also an admission of guilt.” – Eula Biss

57. “Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.” – Benjamin Disraeli

58. “It isn’t always to apologize for your mistakes but doing so shows a person with a strong sense of self.” – Byron Pulsifer

59. “An apology is a statement of regret. As important as that is, apologizing differs from asking for forgiveness.” – Marianne Clyde

60. “Just say I am sorry. It’s not a tongue twister. It does not need to be repeated multiple times. The phrase is simple, short, and easy to articulate. And the last time I checked, it sounded just as good, if not better, in a whisper. So just say it; say I am sorry.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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