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.
Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.
King Charles I
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Apologizing - a very desperate habit - one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology.
The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.
Never apologize when you are right unless it is to your wife.
When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
H. G. Wells
"An apology might help, but you can change your life without one."
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