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apologies Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about apologies
  1. #1
    “It’s especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do.”
  2. #2
    “You need not apologize for being brilliant, talented, gorgeous, rich, or smart.”
  3. #3
    “A very important tidbit about customer service: just apologize to people. Even if it’s not your fault, they’ve been disappointed by the company you work for and it’s your job to empathize with them. Though you may be paid minimum wage, to the customers you are the face of the entire company. It’s this kind of accountability that gets people raises, promotions, and eventually careers.”
  4. #4
    “‘I’m sorry,’ Laila says, marveling at how every Afghan story is marked by death and loss and unimaginable grief. And yet, she sees, people find a way to survive, to go on.”
  5. #5
    “Let me be punish’d, that have minded you
    Of what you should forget. Now, good my liege
    Sir, royal sir, forgive a foolish woman:
    The love I bore your queen--lo, fool again!--
    I’ll speak of her no more, nor of your children;
    I’ll not remember you of my own lord,
    Who is lost too: take your patience to you,
    And I’ll say nothing. ”
  6. #6
    God’s Final Message to His Creation: We apologize for the inconvenience.
  7. #7
    “He felt that he should say it one last time and really mean it. ‘I’m very sorry, Shmuel,’ he said in a clear voice. ‘I can’t believe I didn’t tell him the truth. I’ve never let a friend down like that before. Shmuel, I’m ashamed of myself.‘”
  8. #8
    “My daddy always told me to just do the best you knew how and tell the truth. He said there was nothin to set a man’s mind at ease like wakin up in the morning and not havin to decide who you were. And if you done somethin wrong just stand up and say you don’t it and say you’re sorry and get on with it. Dont haul stuff around with you.”
  1. #9
    “Speak in statements instead of apologetic questions. No one wants to go to a doctor who says, ‘I’m going to be your surgeon? I’m here to talk to you about your procedure? I was first in my class at Johns Hopkins, so?’ Make statements, with your actions and your voice.”
  2. #10
    “Here I should like to remark, for the sake of princes and princesses in general, that it is a low and contemptible thing to refuse to confess a fault, or even an error. If a true princess has done wrong, she is always uneasy until she has had an opportunity of throwing the wrongness away from her by saying: ‘I did it; and I wish I had not; and I am sorry for having done it.‘”
  3. #11
    “‘Ride with an outlaw, die with him,’ [Gus] added. ‘I admit it’s a harsh code. But you rode on the other side long enough to know how it works. I’m sorry you crossed the line, though.‘”
  4. #12
    “one thing I don’t need
    is any more apologies
    i got sorry greetin me at my front door
    you can keep yrs
    i don’t know what to do wit em
    they don’t open doors
    or bring the sun back
    they don’t make me happy
    or get a mornin paper
    didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars
    cuz a sorry.”
  5. #13
    “Remember that I believe in you. I’m infinitely sorry for the foolish grievance I held against you yesterday afternoon.”
  6. #14
    “It is difficult to admit that one is wrong. Particularly when one has been wrong for a very long time.”
  7. #15
    “It is difficult to admit that one is wrong. Particularly when one has been wrong for a very long time.”
  8. #16
    “If we stop to apologize and forgive each other every time we step on each other’s toes, we’ll never have time to be friends.”

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  1. #17
    “But when Scrubb shook hands with Jill, he said, ‘So long, Jill. Sorry I’ve been a funk and so ratty. I hope you get safe home,’ and Jill said, ‘So long, Eustace. And I’m sorry I’ve been such a pig.’ And this was the first time they had ever used Christian names, because one didn’t do it at school.”
  2. #18
    “After a while, I learned that when you wake up like that, you don’t ask what happened, you just say that you’re sorry: you’re sorry for what you did and who you are and you’re never, ever going to behave like that again.”
  3. #19
    “And apologies, once postponed, became harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
  4. #20
    “I have learned to accept my responsibility and to forgive myself first, then to apologize to anyone injured by my misreckoning.”
  5. #21
    ″Dear Catherine, I’ve been sitting here thinking about all the things I wanted to apologize to you for. All the pain we caused each other. Everything I put on you. Everything I needed you to be or needed you to say. I’m sorry for that. I’ll always love you ‘cause we grew up together and you helped make me who I am. I just wanted you to know there will be a piece of you in me always, and I’m grateful for that. Whatever someone you become, and wherever you are in the world, I’m sending you love. You’re my friend to the end. Love, Theodore.”
  6. #22
    “No, don’t apologize. I’m sorry. You’re right. I keep waiting to not care about her.”
  7. #23
    “‘I’m sorry I didn’t find a way to spare you from what happened Under the Mountain,’ Rhys said with equal quiet. ‘From dying. From wanting to die.‘”
  8. #24
    “In place of true contrition, you taught me to be apologetic. I apologize continually. I apologize for my own existence, a fact I can not change. For years, you told me I’d be sorry someday. I am.”
  9. #25
    “Every time he came back, apologetic, contrite, he’d start off being real nice. But he was as predictable as rain. Nobody knew when he’d go off, but at some point everybody knew he would. Again, and again, and again.”
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