Last Updated: 19th November, 2020

Sorry Quotes

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.

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Let us forgive each other—only then will we live in peace.
Leo Tolstoy

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


Apologize quickly when you wrong someone, because 'I'm sorry' has no value in the grave.
Lakesha Ruise

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"I'm not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize."
Chris Kurtz

Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.
Robert Half

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness.
- John Wayne

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

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

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

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

Sorry Quotes and sayings

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 the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

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

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

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

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

I am determined to offer an apology with my death.
Hideki Tojo


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.

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

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

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

To err is human, to forgive divine...
Alexander Pope I

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.
Jane Austen

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King

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.

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

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
Grace Hopper

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

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
Gilbert K. Chesterto

Sorry Quotes for Friends

True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
Emily Kimbrough

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

The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.
- Plato, Apology

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
~William Blake

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
William Hazlitt

Sorry Quotes for Him

It is dangerous for a bride to be apologetic about her husband.
Wallace Stegner

He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.

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"I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it."
Erwin Schrodinger

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

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

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.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Some people accidentally walk on your feet and apologize, while others walk all over your heart and don’t even realize.
- Margaret Roze

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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.
Martin Luther

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

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I am sorry so sorry, I wish I could go back and change this.
Thomas Williams

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
~Paul Boese

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

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

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.

If I've done anything I'm sorry for, I'm willing to be forgiven.
Edward N. Westcott

Sorry Quotes In Hindi

जो पहले क्षमा मांगता है वह सबसे ज्यादा बहादुर है!

क्षमा भाव से ही बने, सचमुच में इंसान। बैर भाव नर जो रखे, कहलाता शैतान।। कहलाता शैतान, रखे जो मन में कुंठा। ऐसे फुँकता जाय, जैसे फुँके है भुंटा।। कहे “नवल” यह बैर, बुरा है…

खता हो गयी तो फिर सज़ा सुना दो,
दिल में इतना दर्द क्यूँ है वजह बता दो,
देर हो गयी याद करने में जरूर,
लेकिन तुमको भुला देंगे ये ख्याल मिटा दो।

देखा है आज मुझे भी गुस्से की नज़र से,
मालूम नहीं आज वो किस-किस से लड़े है।

बहुत उदास है कोई तेरे जाने से
हो सके तो लौट के आना किसी बहाने से
तू लाख खफा सही पर एक बार तो देख
कोई टूट सा गया है तेरे जाने से

तुमसे ही रुठकर
तुमको ही सोचते रहना
हमें तो ढंग से नाराज़
होना भी नहीं आता

रूठ कर हमसे यूँ दूर जा बैठे हैं कहीं
उनकी यादें सता रही हैं हमें हर वक्त यहीं
कोई उनसे हमारी खता तो पूछ आइये
हम सर झुकाये इंतजार में बैठे हैं यही

दिल उदास हैं तेरे चले जाने से
हो सके तो मुसाफ़िर तू लौट आ
तेरे क़दमों में सर झुकाये खड़े हैं हम
तू बस एक बार सजा तो सुना जा

सितम सारे हमारे, छाँट लिया करो,
नाराजगी से अच्छा, डांट लिया करो!!

हम से कोई गिला हो जाए तो सॉरी,
आपको याद ना कर पाए तो सॉरी,
वैसे दिल से आपको भूलेंगे नहीं,
और हमारी धड़कन ही रुक जाए तो सॉरी…..

शब्दों का जाल कुछ गलत बुन लिया
पर मेरे दिल में वैसी बात ना थी
शर्मिंदा हूँ खुद अपने अल्फाजों के लिए
क्यूंकि खुद से ऐसी उम्मीद ना थी