26 Quotes About Apologies and Forgiveness

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Understanding the significance in apologizing can help change a bad situation quickly into a good one. Here are some amazing quotes about apologies and forgiveness that emphasize the power that comes behind a few simple words.

“A hero is someone we can admire without 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.”

“Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.”

“An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent.”

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

“An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.”

“Apologies are great, but they don’t really change anything. You know what does? Action.”

“As nations we should also commit afresh to righting past wrongs. In Australia we began this recently with the first Australians – the oldest continuing culture in human history.”

“But it was also the best mistake I’ve ever made, because what it did was hopefully allow a whole new generation to make up their own minds about Scientology and for that I make no apology.”

“Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game.”

“Decades later I would look into my father’s eyes and try to reach past the murkiness of Alzheimer’s with my words, my apology, hoping that in his heart he heard me and understood.”

“I always think that art is one of the most wonderful exciting curious ways to learn. I have no worries or apologies about art being used as a teaching medium.”

“I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story.”

“I do not make any apologies for my manner or personality. I come from a long line of very strong, black African-American women who neither bend nor bow. I haven’t had very good modeling in submission.”

“I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology that the world that we were finding was not the world that they had thought existed and that they had estimated. Reality on the ground differed in advance.”

“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.”

“Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.”

“More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.”

“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.”

“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”

“Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made.”

“The Apology opened the opportunity for a new relationship based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. Because without mutual respect and mutual responsibility, the truth is we can achieve very little.”

“The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected – involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically.”

“The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.”

“We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he’s also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets.”

“With me, what you see is what you get. Yes, call me naive, but I love life. I am happy, and for that, I make no apologies. I do like to see the best in people, and when someone is nice to my face, I tend to believe them.”

Asking for forgiveness and giving forgiveness to others is one of the best ways to make amends and heal pain.

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