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Use Apology Quotes to Add Weight to Your Apology

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Apologies, if communicated well, can fix a broken heart. When you are in a relationship, you may inadvertently hurt your beloved with your thoughtless words or deeds. Instead of walking on eggshells, come clean with your feelings, and express your regret. Communicate with your partner. Surely you did not intend to hurt her.

Sometimes, mere words are not enough to communicate regret. You need to employ subtle, loving gestures to express your feelings. How about a candlelight dinner at a romantic restaurant? You are right, apologies don't come cheap.

If your partner is still pouting, you probably have to work harder on the apology. This is not the time to act offended, and return the favor. It is best to eat the humble pie, be patient, and seek pardon. Try to make her smile by joking about yourself, or acting like a buffoon. If she manages to break into a smile, she will soften up and accept your apology.

Use these apology quotes to make memorable apologies.
  • William Blake
    It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

  • Leon Uris
    The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.

  • Red Auerbach
    The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.

  • G. K. Chesterton
    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.

  • David Brin
    Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.

  • Bob Woodward
    Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped.

  • Karl Hess
    Vietnam should remind conservatives that whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you wind up an apologist for mass murder.

  • Tryon Edwards
    Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

  • Evelyn Underhill
    Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.

  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.

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

  • William James
    The more rational statement is that we feel sorry because we strike, afraid because we tremble, and not that we cry, strike, or tremble because we are sorry, angry, or fearful as the case may be.

  • Lao Tzu
    When armies are mobilized and issues joined, the man who is sorry over the fact will always win.

  • Walt Whitman
    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.

  • Kimberly Johnson
    Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

  • Tryon Edwards
    Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

  • Stephan Covey
    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.

  • Lynn Johnston
    An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.

  • George Allen
    I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.

  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.

  • Samuel Butler
    An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.

  • George Michael
    I probably owe an apology to fans that have been supportive and have not wanted to believe any of this was true. It takes a little bit of the sheen off of the mystique.

  • Muhammad Ali
    If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.

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