One of the hardest things you may ever have to do in life is say "I am Sorry". This collection of thoughtful I'm sorry quotes will help you find the right words to acknowledging your mistakes and apologise.
Let us forgive each other—only then will we live in peace. Leo Tolstoy
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~Paul Boese
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. G.K. Chesterton
When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. Dan Heist
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
Apologies only account for that which they do not alter. Benjamin Disraeli
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin
Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. Martin Luther King
I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back. Leo Tolstoy
Apologizing does not always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego. Mark Matthews
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
If I've done anything I'm sorry for, I'm willing to be forgiven. Edward N. Westcott
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Gandhi
Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have. Plato
Apologizing - a very desperate habit - one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. Henry Boye
Please be patient. God has not finished with me yet. Paul E. Smith
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. D. H. Lawrence
I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. Winston Churchill
Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. Isaac Friedmann
I am sorry so sorry, I wish I could go back and change this. Thomas Williams
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. -Albert Einstein
"I'm not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize." Chris Kurtz
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger. ~Chinese Proverb
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth. Gandhi
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. William James
The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death. - Plato, Apology
Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness. - John Wayne
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
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. Plato
In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness..
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. Margaret Laurence
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. Emily Kimbrough
True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. Mignon McLaughlin
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Proverb
It isn't always to apologize for your mistakes but doing so shows a person with a strong sense of self. Byron Pulsifer
An apology given just to appease one’s conscience is self-serving and better left unspoken! Evinda Lepins
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours. John F. Kennedy
An apology is a good way to have the last word. Jose
A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation. n Gilbert K. Chesterto
Sorry Quotes for Friends
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
Friends are God's apology for relations.. Hugh Kingsmill
True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~William Blake
Sorry Quotes for Him
"I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it." Erwin Schrodinger
He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent. Seneca
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
If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift. Margaret Lee Runbeck
Some people accidentally walk on your feet and apologize, while others walk all over your heart and don’t even realize. - Margaret Roze
Sorry Quotes for Her
I love you and I always will and I am sorry. What a useless word. Ernest Hemingway
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused. King Charles I
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. Tyron Edwards
It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation. Archibald Alexander
You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched. Edgar Watson Howe