Apology quotes

  • Taking our stand on the immovable rock of Christ's character we risk nothing in saying that the wine of miracle answered to the wine of nature, and was not intoxicating. No counter proof can equal the force of that drawn from His attributes. It is an indecency and a calumny to impute to Christ conduct which requires apology.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Character #Wine #Apology

  • Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Apology #Tails #Jackets

  • 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.
    -- Adnan Pachachi

    #Apology #Thinking #Majority

  • Finally, you will find that there is no half-measure when it comes to loving someone. You either don’t, or you do with every cell in your body, completely and utterly, without reservation or apology. It consumes you, and you are reborn, all the better for it.
    -- Adrian Tan

    #Apology #Cells #Loving Someone

  • To whom do I owe the first apology? No one's been crueler than I've been to me.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Apology #Low Self Esteem #Firsts

  • History, in a democratic age, tends to become a series of popular apologies, and is inclined to assume that the people can do no wrong.
    -- Albert Pollard

    #Apology #People #History

  • (Asked by John King about the political climate that existed in Washington at the time, and criticism of the Department of Justice under his management) Listen I don't expect an apology from men like Chuck Schumer, and I would put him and other individuals who were attacking me at the top of the list contributing to the low, low public perception of Congress, the integrity of Congress quite frankly.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Kings #Integrity #Apology

  • We live in an age of apologies. Apologies, fake or true, are expected from the descendants of empire builders, slave owners and persecutors of heretics, and from men who -in our eyes- just got it all wrong. So, with the age of 85 coming up shortly, I want to make an apology. It appears I must apologize for being male, white, and European.
    -- Alec Guinness

    #Eye #Apology #Men

  • Sometimes you forgive people simply becuase you still want them in your life.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Apology #People #Forgiving

  • I'd love to be a diva. But I'd then have to send so many apology notes for my abhorrent behaviour.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Apology #Abhorrent #Behaviour

  • Bullies never want to acknowledge their own actions. They want to move through life without reflection or apology.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Moving #Apology

  • I did pose for 'Black and White' magazine, a prestigious, artistic publication, several years ago... I did this as a piece of art and make no apologies for the creative decisions I've made as an artist in my 20-year career.
    -- Andrea Thompson

    #Art #Apology #Black And White

  • I will not waste time on second thoughts. My life will not be an apology. It will be a statement.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Apology #Waste #Wasting Time

  • If one makes a mistake, then an apology is usually sufficient to get things back on an even keel. However-and this is a big ‘however’- most people do not ever know why their apology did not seem to have any effect. It is simply that they did not make a mistake; they made a choice…and never understood the difference between the two.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Mistake #Apology #Two

  • I have heard Mr. Romney's speech's many times on television and the radio and I have even read his book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and I must say that out of all the gentleman running for the presidency Mr. Romney is, in my opinion, the best one to fit the bill.
    -- Angela Lansbury

    #Running #Book #Apology

  • I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma.
    -- Anthony Weiner

    #Mistake #Apology #Wife

  • I'm not apologizing to anybody for anything.
    -- Antonio Davis

    #Apology #Apologizing

  • I want a formal apology from the mayor.
    -- Antonio Gonzalez

    #Apology #Want #Mayors

  • I can wholeheartedly apologize for not being at all sorry. And it really is the least I can do.
    -- April Winchell

    #Sorry #Apology #Apologizing

  • It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation.
    -- Archibald Alexander

    #Heart #Apology #Evil

  • The truth is that nobody is owed an apology for anything. Apologies are lovely when they happen. But they change nothing. They do not reverse actions or correct damage. They are merely nice to hear.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Nice #Apology #Lovely

  • I don't need to apologize for my behavior you need to apologize for not understanding.
    -- Bar Refaeli

    #Apology #Understanding #Needs

  • The President has apologized for his activities with Monica Lewinsky. These were too little, too late, in my opinion.
    -- Barbara Cubin

    #Apology #President #Too Late

  • violets are God's apology for February ...
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Apology #Violet #February

  • Forgiveness is a sign that the person who has wronged you means more to you than the wrong they have delt.
    -- Ben Greenhalgh

    #Forgiveness #Mean #Apology

  • I'm going home now. I apologize for what I said. I hope you can forget it, but I'm going home right now.
    -- Benjamin Day

    #Home #Apology #Apologizing

  • Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Apology #Accounts

  • Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Sorry #Apology #Positivity

  • I didn't have anything to apologize for.
    -- Bernard Ebbers

    #Apology #Apologizing

  • We have in my country (Russia) a quotation: "It is impossible to make out of apology a fur coat.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Country #Apology #Russia

  • I took all the blame. I admitted mistakes I hadn't made, intentions I'd never had. Whenever she turned cold and hard, I begged her to be good to me again, to forgive me and love me. Sometimes I had the feeling that she hurt herself when she turned cold and rigid. As if what she was yearning for was the warmth of my apologies, protestations, and entreaties. Sometimes I thought she just bullied me. But either way, I had no choice.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Hurt #Mistake #Apology

  • How do you know when an apology is true—when it means something, or can change something, or will last outside the moment?
    -- Beth Kephart

    #Mean #Apology #Lasts

  • I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
    -- Bette Davis

    #Regret #Apology #Enemy

  • Apology reminds us that each person (including ourselves) deserves to be respected and treated fairly.
    -- Beverly Engel

    #Apology #Treated #Persons

  • 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.
    -- Bob Matsui

    #Country #Apology #Past

  • Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped.
    -- Bob Woodward

    #Country #Mistake #Apology

  • It is in the ordinances of the temple that we are placed under covenant to Him….[If] we will enter into our covenants without reservation or apology, the Lord will protect us. We will receive inspiration sufficient for the challenges of life.
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Inspiration #Apology #Challenges

  • Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.
    -- Bryan Davis

    #Im Sorry #Heart #Apology

  • This is an apology letter to the both of us for how long it took me to let things go. It was not my intention to make such a production of the emptiness between us playing tuba on the tombstone of a soprano to try and keep some dead singer’s perspective alive. It’s just that I coulda swore you had sung me a love song back there and that you meant it but I guess sometimes people just chew with their mouth open so I ate ear plugs alive with my throat hoping they’d get lodged deep enough inside the empty spots that I wouldn’t have to hear you leaving
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Song #Tombstone #Apology

  • This is an apology letter to the both of us for how long it took me to let things go.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Apology #Long #Letters

  • If Bush said just once: 'Boy. I hope you accept my apology as a country,' or showed some humanity.
    -- Burt Bacharach

    #Country #Apology #Boys

  • I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice.
    -- Cameron Crowe

    #Disappointment #Heart #Apology

  • To take pride in a library kills it. Then, its motive power shifts over to the critical if admiring visitor, and apologies are necessary and acceptable and the fat is in the fire.
    -- Carolyn Wells

    #Apology #Pride #Fire

  • We apologize for the fact that the cartoons undeniably have offended many Muslims.
    -- Carsten Juste

    #Apology #Cartoon #Facts

  • When you heart is ablaze with the love of God, when you love other people - especially the ripsnorting sinners - so much that you dare to tell them about Jesus with no apologies, then never fear, there will be results.
    -- Catherine Marshall

    #Jesus #Heart #Apology

  • The biggest change in my life is that I now have to apologize for being thin.
    -- Cathy Guisewite

    #Apology #Apologizing #Life Is

  • I guess I have learnt now that life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
    -- Celina Jaitly

    #Apology #Accepting #Easier

  • It would not lessen the shock and concern, but it would be something concrete in addition to the apologies.
    -- Celso Amorim

    #Apology #Would Be #Shock

  • Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Regret #Apology #Long

  • Never make a defense or apology before you are accused.
    -- Charles I of England

    #Apology #Defense #Politics

  • In grave difficulties, and with little hope, the boldest measures are the safest. Livy Never make a defense or apology before you be accused.
    -- Charles I of England

    #Apology #Negativity #Defense

  • I'm The Only Entity On Earth, Other Than Rogue States, That Has Received An Apology From The White House
    -- Charles Krauthammer

    #Apology #White #House

  • You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up... I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again.
    -- Cher

    #Apology #Promise #Apologizing

  • I think we have no apologies to make. We were in a state of global rivalry with a global adversary.
    -- Chester Crocker

    #Apology #Thinking #Rivalry

  • First off, I'm not a scientist, and I make no apology for that.
    -- Chris Shays

    #Apology #Firsts #Scientist

  • When we talk about feminism - equality without apology for all - we can't be talking about for all white women or all highly educated women but all women, regardless of color, class, creed, sexual orientation or identity.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Apology #White #Color

  • A reader can only embrace the open-armed Dear Everybody .... In Benders unsent letters of apology or thanks, Michael Kimball transforms the familiar into the strange again and the simplest confessions are made moments of sublime wonder. Hold on to this book.
    -- Christine Schutt

    #Book #Apology #Sublime

  • How do I explain a life that has lasted for billions of years? It is almost as if I must start with an apology for being alive when everyone I once knew is dead.
    -- Christopher Pike

    #Apology #Years #Alive

  • In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.
    -- Chuck Grassley

    #Suicide #Apology #Cases

  • I have learned not to take too much notice of those who disapprove of my lifestyle choices, because I know that I was not designed to be part of the crowd. If I am different, I make no apology, and I hope that others will have the courage to be themselves and stand up for what they believe in, fight for those who need protection, love who they want to love, and be proud of it.
    -- Clare Balding

    #Believe #Fighting #Apology

  • My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.
    -- Colin Firth

    #Apology #Voice #Singing

  • Writing about race and crime was not new territory for me. But it can be treacherous. So here are my rules: No stereotypes. No generalizations. No explanations. No apologies. Just the facts, ma'am.
    -- Colin Flaherty

    #Writing #Apology #Race

  • There's no point apologizing about where you come from.
    -- Colin Greenwood

    #Apology #Where You Come #Apologizing

  • Wearing makeup is an apology for our actual faces.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #Apology #Makeup #Cosmetics

  • I stand by the Lost finale. It's the story that we wanted to tell, and we told it. No excuses. No apologies. I look back on it as fondly as I look back on the process of writing the whole show. And while I'll always care what you think, I can't be a slave to it anymore. Here's why: I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really … I was alive.
    -- Damon Lindelof

    #Writing #Apology #Thinking

  • Poetry speaks most effectively and inclusively (whether in free or formal verse) when it recognizes its connection - without apology - to its musical and ritualistic origins.
    -- Dana Gioia

    #Art #Apology #Poetry

  • I think I deserve an apology.
    -- Dana Perino

    #Apology #Thinking #Deserve

  • I actually think that the president owes the Jews of Europe an apology. They deserve better from the President of the United States. Anti-semitism is on the rise, and somebody must stick up for them.
    -- Dana Perino

    #Apology #Thinking #Europe

  • I think it may have been Tom Wolfe (if it wasn't, my apologies, Tom, and my apologies to whoever it was) who said in print once, 'David Carradine lives the life that Hunter Thompson only writes about.'
    -- David Carradine

    #Live Life #Writing #Apology

  • Thank God for such women, who make no apologies for their oceanic depth and riptides of emotion.
    -- David Deida

    #Apology #Thank God #Depth

  • 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.
    -- David Kay

    #Apology #Reality #World

  • You get to the middle of a take that's going really well and the camera will run out of film. They have to stop you, apologize and then you've got to get things going all over again.
    -- David Morse

    #Running #Apology #Cameras

  • But my apology was a thousand apologies.
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Apology #Thousand

  • But an apology too — you think you’re giving something, but you’re not. You’re really asking for something. You’re asking for forgiveness, you’re asking for the other injured person to make it okay for you. Apologies were harder work for the person getting one than the person giving one.
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Apology #Thinking #Giving

  • The greatest act of courage is to be and to ownall of who you are—without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Apology #Excuse #Mask

  • The things two people do to each other they remember. If they stay together, it's not because they forget; it's because they forgive.
    -- Demi Moore

    #Apology #Two #People

  • There is no apology from any Muslim leader for all the massacres of Christians
    -- Dennis Prager

    #Christian #Apology #Leader

  • Books are love letters (or apologies) passed between us, adding a layer of conversation beyond our spoken words.
    -- Donalyn Miller

    #Book #Apology #Letters

  • Allow others to give you loving care. Receive without guilt or apologies.
    -- Doreen Virtue

    #Apology #Giving #Guilt

  • I think one of the dullest things in the world is a letter filled with apologies for not writing sooner.
    -- Dorothy Wordsworth

    #Writing #Apology #Thinking

  • Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Apology #Long #Car

  • Other people apologize and don't mean t "Sorry, but you shouldn't have..." or "Sorry, but I just didn't..." They apologize while telling you that they were right all along, which is the opposite of an actual apology.
    -- E. Lockhart

    #Sorry #Mean #Apology

  • While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.
    -- Earl Butz

    #Apology #President

  • The bond of family blesses us with an immeasurable power. But we also must accept what comes with it. It gives us a responsibility to love without condition, without apology. We can never waver from the power of that bond, even if it's tested. The bond nourishes us, gives us strength. Without that power, we are nothing.
    -- Elijah

    #Responsibility #Apology #Giving

  • It would appear, from the best examples, that the proper way of beginning a preface to one's work is with a humble apology for having written at all.
    -- Ellen Glasgow

    #Humble #Apology #Example

  • The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.
    -- Emma Goldman

    #War #Apology #Law

  • If, as I have reason to believe, I have disintegrated the nucleus of the atom, this is of greater significance than the war.
    -- Ernest Rutherford

    #War #Believe #Apology

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

    #Sorry #Apology #Science

  • Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.
    -- Evelyn Underhill

    #Inspirational #Sorry #Apology

  • I stand by everything I've ever said, apologies included.
    -- Fiona Apple

    #Apology #Said

  • If any pale student, glued to his desk, here seek an apology for a way of life whose natural fruits is that pallid and emasculate scholarship of which New England has had too many examples, it will be far better that this sketch had not been written. For the student there is, in its season, no better place than the saddle, and no better companion than the rifle or the oar.
    -- Francis Parkman

    #Apology #England #Example

  • Much of human progress has been in defiance of religion or of the apparent natural order. The defiance of religious and secular authority has led to democracy, human rights, and the protection of the environment. Humanists make no apologies for this. Humanists twist no biblical doctrine to justify such actions.
    -- Fred Edwords

    #Religious #Apology #Biblical

  • Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
    -- G. H. Hardy

    #Apology #World #Ugly

  • I propose to put forward an apology for mathematics; and I may be told that it needs none, since there are now few studies more generally recognized, for good reasons or bad, as profitable and praiseworthy.
    -- G. H. Hardy

    #Science #Apology #Needs

  • I can make no apologies for following my heart.
    -- Gavin Rossdale

    #Heart #Apology #My Heart

  • We need only think of the number of talented men who sooner or later make their apologies and concessions to philistinism, so as to be permitted to exist.
    -- Georg Brandes

    #Apology #Men #Thinking

  • I make no apology for saying that in the East End of London a new party of labour, with a small L, is being born
    -- George Galloway

    #Party #Apology #East

  • I probably owe an apology to fans that have been supportive and have not wanted to believe any of this was true. It takes a little bit of the sheen off of the mystique.
    -- George Michael

    #Believe #Apology #Supportive

  • Democrats had a secret meeting in Reid's office on Halloween night at 6:15 and they hatched this plot, ... They said the only way they could get this investigation going was to do it in secret. They say they've been frustrated for a year and a half in getting this investigation into whether the administration twisted the intelligence and they're making no apologies whatsoever for it.
    -- George Stephanopoulos

    #Halloween #Apology #Night

  • Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people's behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive.
    -- Germaine Greer

    #Husband #Live Life #Apology