66+ Best Apology Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational apology quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Apology Quotes

Kelsey, in this terrifying world, all we have are the connections that we make. I’m sorry I got you fired, I’m sorry I never called you after. BoJack Horseman

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

So many things that we never will undo I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too. Bob Dylan

But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can’t. Heather Gudenkauf

I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help. Susan Smith

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

I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. Louie Anderson

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

I am sorry to tell you that I am getting very extravagant and spending all my money and what is worse for you, I have been spending yours too. Jane Austen

Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake. Robert Half

I hope when I’m on my deathbed, people forgive me, because there is a lot to forgive. Christopher Buckley

A sincere and warmly expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul. Richelle E. Goodrich

Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee

I made a big mistake. It is indefensible and I am sorry. William J. Clinton

When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I’m sorry, you free two souls. Donald L. Hicks

I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions. Anthony Weiner

I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help. Susan Smith

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

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

I really want to tell you I’m sorry. I could never let you go. Chicago

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin

I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure. Woodrow Wilson

I’m sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime. Keanu Reeves

I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life it generates kindness, and consolidates society. Samuel Johnson

Be the hero of hearts; learn to say I’m sorry. Richelle E. Goodrich

I probably owe an apology to fans that have been supportive and have not wanted to believe any of this was true. George Michael

Apologies aren’t meant to change the past, they are meant to change the future. Kevin Hancock

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Henry David Thoreau

Saying sorry to someone is hard but putting your pride down for someone is the hardest. Cristina Orante

Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God. Jim Elliot

An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything! Lynn Johnston

I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians. Shane Claiborne

It isn’t always to apologize for your mistakes but doing so shows a person with a strong sense of self. Byron Pulsifer

I want to say to each of you, simply, and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in. Tiger Woods

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

I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that am sorry. Ryan Lochte

You must tell me who I might have hurt. I have to write them an apology. Vivien Leigh

I am sorry my decisions do not meet with your approval, but nevertheless, they are mine, and the consequences are also mine. Rachel Caine

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. Tyron Edwards

And throughout all eternity, I forgive you and you forgive me. William Blake

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

I ask for your forgiveness. I feel so miserable that it’s difficult even to say sorry. Hwang Woo Suk

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. Red Auerbach

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

So many things that we never will undo I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too. Bob Dylan

I am sorry for those that disagree with me because I know that they are wrong. Woodrow Wilson

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. Mignon McLaughlin

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late. Henny Youngman

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

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

I believe that when you’re wrong, own it and apologize, and so I do and put it on the equivalent of my front page. Peter Coyote

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

I’m sorry. Once again, those were the words. And now, anytime someone says I’m sorry, I’m going to think of her. Jay Asher

I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you. Robin Williams

I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people. Louie Anderson

I am sorry I didn’t tell you the truth before. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to. Anne Fortier

Truly saying sorry is never easy to do, and when you are, you just hope it’s not too late. Justin Tranter

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time. William Whipple

More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made. Greg LeMond

I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change. Kenneth Clarke

I am immensely contrite. And I’m sorry for the damage I’ve done. Jayson Blair

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

Never forget the nine most important words of any family I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Dear Child of God, I am sorry to say that suffering is not optional. Desmond Tutu

I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. Barack Obama

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