31 Quotes About Making Amends


The worst moments in our lives do not represent our proudest moments. These quotes about making amends show the encouragement it takes to find a resolution to the difficulties you face.

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time.”

“How should we begin to make amends for raising a generation obsessed with the pursuit of material wealth and indifferent to so much else?”

“I am making amends and seeking forgiveness. My only hope is that some good can come out of my situation.”

“I don’t regret things, because I learn from mistakes. If needs be, I always make amends.”

“I have to say that it’s very few countries that are willing to look back at its past and apologize for its act, or make amends for its act, as the United States had one.”

“I think in most relationships that have problems, there’s fault on both sides. And in order for it to work, there has to be some common ground that’s shared. And it’s not just one person making amends.”

“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”

“If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time.”

“In life you need to be courageous and smart. Never allow your past to wear you down, but use your future to make amends with your past.”

“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them.”

“It’s not a persons mistakes which define them – it’s the way they make amends.”

“Karma means that all actions have consequences. Grace means that in a moment of atonement -taking responsibility, making amends, asking for forgiveness – all karma is burned.”

“Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.”

“Let a nation’s fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.”

“Life is too short to spend at war with others. Practice acceptance and forgiveness.”

“Perhaps nothing can be a lesson to us if it didn’t come too late. It’s well we should feel as life’s a reckoning we can’t make twice over; there’s no real making amends in this world, any more nor you can mend a wrong subtraction by doing your addition right.”

“Sometimes you have to apologize even when you know you’re right. Be the bigger person to spare someone’s feelings.”

“Sometimes you only get one chance to rewrite the qualities of the character you played in a person’s life story. Always take it. Never let the world read the wrong version of you.”

“Sometimes, peace is better than being right.”

“That’s a spiritual lifestyle, being willing to admit that you don’t know everything and that you were wrong about some things. It’s about making a list of all the people you’ve harmed, either emotionally or physically or financially, and going back and making amends. That’s a spiritual lifestyle. It’s not a fluffy ethereal concept.”

“The difference between a moral person and a person of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, made out of weakness and tries to make amends with their life when they find the opportunity to say they are sorry is lost.”

“The quickest way to change a child’s behavior and attitude is to get him involved in fixing his mistake.”

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

“There are people who are very resourceful, at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends.”

“True repentance means making amends with the person when at all possible.”

“Unhappily the habit of being offensive ‘without meaning it’ leads usually to a way of making amends which the injured person cannot but regard as a being amiable without meaning it.”

“What’s more important than doing right is making things right.”

“When you hurt someone unjustly, ask them for forgiveness and your conscience will be freed.”

“When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”

“While it is good to apologize and ask forgiveness from God, it’s just as important (perhaps more so) to extend it towards the person you wronged.”

“You can’t correct your mistakes you’ve already done, but you can face them. You can tell the truth and seek forgiveness.”

There are many ways you can make amends and find a way to resolve past conflicts.

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