In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. ~Margaret Laurence
An apology is a good way to have the last word. ~Author Unknown
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
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything. ~Lynn Johnston
Apologizing – a very desperate habit – one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast-Table
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, The Man Upstairs
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. ~Kimberly Johnson
True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
It’s easier to apologize than ask for permission. ~Author Unknown
Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused. ~King Charles I
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. ~Red Auerbach
A relationship becomes easier when you realize that you don’t have to be the one at fault to be the one who’s sorry. ~Robert Brault
The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology. ~Author Unknown
Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck