Last Updated: 19th February, 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

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.
Robert Half

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When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.
Dan Heist

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

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.
Ovid

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

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

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

He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.
Seneca

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

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

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I'm Sorry
I'm not supposed to love you,
I'm not supposed to care,
I'm not supposed to wonder where you are or what you do...
I'm sorry I can't help myself,
I'm in love with you.

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.
Aesop

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

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

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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

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

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.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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I am so sorry.... Wish I could go back and change this.

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

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

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

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

Sorry Quotes for Friends

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It takes a strong person to say sorry
but a stronger person to show forgiveness.

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I am sorry!
Are we still Friends?
Pleaseee :-(

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I know I was rude and
You are angry with me...
But I am sorry for all that...
Please forgive me!

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I made a mistake and I am sorry but
I can't keep on Apologizing for it.
I have to begin to forgive myself even If you don't.

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I am wrong
and I am sorry

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

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You gave me your trust and in return
I gave tears in your eyes.
I am drowning in regret.
I am sorry.

Although I may have a hot temper,
it is not hotter than you.
Please, please, please forgive me.

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Life has not been the same...
Ever since we have fallen apart...
I am sorry for hurting you...
Forgive me please.

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I'm so so so!
Sorry!

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

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I love you and I always will and I am sorry. What a useless word.
Ernest Hemingway

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Baby, I'm Sorry.

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You've always been the mature one between us two. I hope you'll forgive me like you always do..

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Sorry
Please forgive me!

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

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