Apology Proverbs

Sayings about Apology & feeling Sorry

Better safe than sorry. ~ English Proverbs

He is a sorry barber who has but one comb. ~ Italian Proverbs

The unfaithful woman has remorse, the faithful one has regret. ~ Chinese Proverb

I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes — until I met a man who had no feet. ~ Jewish Proverbs

It is a sorry house in which the rooster is silent and the hen crows. ~ French Proverb

He who serves the public has a sorry master. ~ Italian Proverb

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt. ~ Latin Proverbs

Age is a sorry travelling companion. ~ Danish Proverbs

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger. ~Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Apology

Saying about Apology

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. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day. ~ Dean Martin

Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I’m sorry. ~ Rober H Schuller

Play fair. Don’t hit people. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. ~ Robert Fulghum

To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a Christian — to help them is. ~ Frank A. Clark

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool. The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent. ~ Sir Cedric Hardwicke

I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry. ~ Samuel Butler

Being Politically Correct means always having to say you’re sorry. ~ Charles Osgood

Compassion doesn’t, of course, mean feeling sorry for people, or pity, which is how the word has become emasculated in a way. ~ Karen Armstrong

I sort of feel sorry for the next man who gets me. I may just kill him with passion. He’d better be strong and have a good heart! ~ Kirstie Alley

Feeling sorry for ourselves is the most useless waste of energy on the planet. It does absolutely no good. We can’t let our circumstances or what others do or don’t do control us. We can decide to be happy regardless. ~ Joyce Meyer

There’s no room in my life for feeling sorry for myself. ~ Wayne Newton

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. ~ P.G. Wodehouse

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. ~ Dale Carnegie

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them. ~ Author Unknown

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. ~ Martin Luther

I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry my people were led this time by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge. ~ Ernst Kaltenbrunner

The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set dishonest words. ~ John Milton

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. ~ Kimberly Johnson

And I felt sorry, and I have felt bad about what happened. ~ Monica Lewinsky

No sensible person ever made an apology. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Except for the young or very happy, I can’t say I am sorry for anyone who dies. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

A very desperate habit; one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man’s companion knows of his short-comings is from his apology. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one. ~ Robin Quivers

I feel sorry for the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile. ~ Walter Chrysler

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness. ~ Henry David Thoreau

More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made. ~ Greg LeMond

When you’re in a situation, you can complain about it, you can feel sorry for yourself, you can do a lot of things. But how are you gonna make the situation better? ~ Tony Dungy

No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn’t get paid. ~ Irwin Shaw

Apology is only egotism wrong side out. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity. ~ Richard L. Evans

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

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing. ~ Ovid

I’m sorry you are wiser, I sorry you are taller; I liked you better foolish and I liked you better smaller. ~ Alien Murray

If you don’t love your enemies and feel sorry for them they’re winning an internal battle against you ~ James Dye

And all that you are sorry for is what you haven’t done. ~ Margaret Widdemer

If you’re willing to tell somebody that you love them, are you also willing to say you’re sorry? You need to, even when you think you’re in the right. ~ Kevin Costner

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~ Stephen Levine

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

Grab a chance and you won’t be sorry for a might-have-been. ~ Arthur Ransome

Never apologize and never explain – it’s a sign of weakness. ~ John Wayne

Apologies only account for the evil which they cannot alter. ~ Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late. ~ Henny Youngman

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

I feel sorry for someone who has to win at everything. ~ Snoopy

I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions. ~ Anthony Weiner

Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day. ~ Kathie Lee Gifford

Let no man be sorry he has done good, because others concerned with him have done evil! If a man has acted right, he has done well, though along; if wrong, the sanction of all mankind will not justify him. ~ Henry Fielding

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

Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it. ~ Douglas Horton

Saying, ‘I’m sorry’ is the same as saying, ‘ I apologize.’ Except at a funeral. ~ Demetri Martin

Apologizing — a very desperate habit — one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry. ~ Norman Wisdom

I believe we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

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

To feel sorry for oneself is one of the most disintegrating things the individual can do to himself. ~ Winifred Rhoades

There are occasions on which all apology is rudeness. ~ Samuel Johnson Quotes

Among the reasons people keep sad stories to themselves is that they do not want anyone to feel sorry for them. ~ Judith Moore

I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story. ~ Brad Goreski

Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. ~ Edward R. Murrow

An apology is a good way to have the last word. ~ Author Unknown

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

No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused. ~ King Charles I

Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. ~ Stephen King

I’m not sorry for who I am. ~ Hayley Williams

Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone. ~ Arthur Ashe

The minute a phrase, becomes current, it becomes an apology for not thinking accurately to the end of the sentence. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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

I only feel sorry for weak people. And mostly what I’ve come to find is that the weak people are the ones that are the haters. ~ R. Kelly

My wife heard me say I love you a thousand times, but she never once heard me say sorry. ~ Bruce Willis

A hero is someone we can admire without apology. ~ Kitty Kelley

Friends are God’s apology for relations. ~ Hugh Kingsmill

If love means never having to say you’re sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice. ~ Estelle Getty

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

No matter how many times you say you’re sorry, somebody is not going to hear you. ~ Pete Rose

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. ~ Henery Ward Beecher

A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough, without ever having felt sorry for itself. ~ D.H. Lawrence

In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. ~ Margaret Laurence

I’m sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime. ~ Keanu Reeves

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. ~ Aesop

Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry. ~ Erich Segal

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