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"An apology informed is good; an apology performed is better." - John Kador

"Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused." - King Charles I

"Never ruin an apology with an excuse." - Kimberly Johnson

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

"No sensible person ever made an apology." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Modern technology Owes ecology An apology." - Alan M. Eddison

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

"An apology with a defense built in isn't much of an apology" - Jodi Picoult

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

"Never make a defense or apology before you be accused." - King Charles I

"Ordained Baptist minister; I make no apology for my faith." - Mike Huckabee

"A rule that may serve for a statesman, a courtier, or a lovernever make a defence or an apology before you be accused." - Charles I of England

"Every relationship has tough days. Don't let the grudge last. Be the first to try to make things right and stop waiting for an apology." - Nouman Ali Khan

"I'm sorry you're angry is not an apology." - Lisa Lutz

"My life is not an apology, but a life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"An apology for America's values is never the right course." - Mitt Romney

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

"Everything starts with a lie and ends with an apology." - Zoran Drvenkar

"Nobody wants an apology letter 14 years later." - Lennon Parham

"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

"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

"I have been trying to create a campaign to have our country make an apology for slavery, for the way that blacks were treated before the Civil War and after the Civil War." - Kirk Douglas

"When we have fights in our family, they don't end with an apology. You make up by getting back to normal. Like you'll call and say, 'You want to go shopping?'" - Kourtney Kardashian

"In 1736, Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette printed an apology for it's irregular appearence because its printer was with the Press, labouring for the publick Good, to make Money more plentiful. The press was busy printing money." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"In 1736, Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette printed an apology for its irregular appearence because its printer was "with the Press, labouring for the publick Good, to make Money more plentiful." The press was busy printing money." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Apology is the most courageous gesture we can make to ourselves." - John Kador

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

"And I make no apology for linking my thinking with computer technology." - Maxwell Frazer

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

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

"An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything." - Lynn Johnston

"My life is an apology for the life of my father." - Kristin Cashore

"It's no good talking to a man with an apology for a brain." - Lester Cole

"An effective apology focuses more on compassion for the victim than redemption for the offender." - John Kador

"I started to write an apology, but I do' have anything to say I'm sorry for," - Jennifer Lawrence

"It is always so simple, and so complicating, to accept an apology." - Michael Chabon

"The more I go through parenting, the more I say I owe my mother an apology." - Ray Romano

"I started to write an apology, but I don't have anything to say I'm sorry for," - Jennifer Lawrence

"Gardeners do first, read later. Why not? Plants are very gracious in accepting an apology." - Janet Macunovich

"An apology is a good way to have the last word." - Anonymous

"The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology." - Anonymous

"Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got." - Robert Brault

"An apology might help, but you can change your life without one." - Robin Quivers

"I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper." - Tracey Emin

"If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology." - Jay Leno

"An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be." - Steve Martin

"rejected both the appropriateness of an apology and of monetary redress." - John J. McCloy

"It is better to ask for an apology than to ask for permission." - Christopher Paolini

"That is an apology, not an explanation; and apologies only account for that which they do not alter." - Benjamin Disraeli

"My mother could make anybody feel guilty - she used to get letters of apology from people she didn't even know." - Joan Rivers

"I make no apology about stirring the depths - every human longs to swim under water and see what lurks beneath" - John J. Geddes

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

"I make no apology for preoccupying myself with architecture, television, conceptual art, restaurants and Jane Asher's cakes." - Will Self

"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

""I would like to apologize" may sound like an apology, but it is no more an actual apology than saying "I would like to lose weight" makes you suddenly slimmer." - John Kador

"He sighed. " I don't think an apology will do, Mercy. Because an apology implies that you wouldn't do it again. And, under the circumstances, you wouldn't do anything differently, would you?" "No." - Patricia Briggs

"I would recommend all men in choosing a profession to avoid any that may require an apology at every turn; either an apology or else a somewhat violent assertion of right." - Anthony Trollope

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

"An effective apology contains within it the answer to the question, "How am I to be held accountable?"" - John Kador

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

"The minute a phrase, becomes current, it becomes an apology for not thinking accurately to the end of the sentence." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The Irishman in English literature may be said to have been born with an apology in his mouth." - James Connolly

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

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

"The only people I owe an apology to are my dead parents. Except my father because he's still alive." - Chelsea Handler

"I don't owe anyone an apology for who I am, for who I love and what I believe." - Esra'a Al-Shafei

"By the way, if that baby in there turns out to be Jesus... somebody owes somebody an apology." - Jon Stewart

"The minute a phrase, becomes current, it becomes an apology for not thinking accurately to the end of the sentence." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"I got bad calls every match, and I never got an apology. So I thought it was rather strange." - Ivan Lendl

"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

"When people write lies about you, and you know that they are lies, that means that they don't know the truth, so that's OK with me. If something true came out, I would have to check my circle to see who's talking and possibly make an apology phone call to my parents!" - Eva Mendes

"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

"Will looked up angrily, shaking his head in disbelief. Will you shut up? he said tautly. Horace shrugged in apology. 'I'm sorry' he said, I sneezed. A person can't help it when they sneeze. Perhaps not. But you could try to make it sound a little less like an elephant trumpeting in agony; Will told him." - John Flanagan

"But a public oration is an escapade, a non-committal, an apology, a gag, and not a communication, not a speech, not a man." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Its theme- the operation of divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters- was perhaps presumptuously large, but I make no apology for it." - Evelyn Waugh

"From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology." - William Holmes McGuffey

"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

"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

"The comfort-women agreement that we made with Japan during the last administration is not accepted by the people of Korea, particularly by the victims. They are against this agreement. The core to resolving the issue is for Japan to take legal responsibility for its actions and to make an official apology. But we should not block the advancement of Korea-Japan bilateral relations just because of this one issue." - Moon Jae-in

"If you're married to an entrenched non-apologizer, it won't help to doggedly demand one. Some folks lack the self-esteem required to take responsibility for their less than honorable behaviors, feel remorse, and offer a heartfelt apology. And many people are so hard on themselves for the mistakes they make, they don't have the emotional room to admit vulnerability and apologize to a partner." - Harriet Lerner

"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

"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

"No stories or explanations,' Finnikin had once told him. 'When it comes to women, straight into an apology and you will find the rest of your life bearable." - Melina Marchetta

"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

"When I accept an apology it means that the part in me that honors our relationship honors the part in you that honors our relationship." - John Kador

"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case; God has written all the books." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"What you do with strangers is ignore them for. No second chance, no sorry I did it, never accept an apology, but never, ever get angry with strangers." - James Clavell

"In my youth I thought of writing a satire on mankind! but now in my age I think I should write an apology for them." - Horace Walpole

"I'm sorry, my lady," said Geric, rubbing his arm. "But I failed to force an apology out of the offending goose." - Shannon Hale

"I'm sorry, my lady," said Geric, rubbing his arm. "But I failed to force an apology out of the offending goose." - Shannon Hale

"You don't know where life's gonna take you. Sometimes it takes you getting carried out of a club and then into a booth as an apology for it." - Rob Dyrdek

"If hard work, integrity, thrift, and perseverance have caused you to succeed, then you don't owe anyone an apology for winning." - Dave Ramsey

"In public, as well as in private expences, great wealth may, perhaps, frequently be admitted as an apology for great folly." - Adam Smith

"Doesn't Joe Wilson owe the President and American an apology for his deception and his own intelligence failure? - March 15, 2004" - Jeff Gannon

"Sorry for hurting you, she said right in my ear, but it wasn't really an apology, because you don't bite someone's earlobe to tell them you're sorry." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Shame makes people abandon their children and drink themselves to death. It also keeps us from true happiness. An apology is a glorious release." - Amy Poehler

"Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"In my youth I thought of writing a satire on mankind! but now in my age I think I should write an apology for them." - Horace

"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books." - Samuel Butler

"The history of the African-American, also, is so morally outrageous as to make the fact that there has never been an official apology almost unbelievable. A strange psychological phenomenon occurs when a truth is so big, so obvious, that it becomes, in some perverse way, almost easy to resist. The history of racism in the United States is so cruel yet systemic in our society. Perhaps we fear we could not bear the feelings of guilt that would be unleashed were we to make to African-Americans a sincere and heartfelt amends. The truth is it is not our guilt that would be unleashed but our love. Making a formal apology to African-Americans is what we need to do in order to morally resurrect as a nation." - Marianne Williamson

"I came into business to make money, I make no apology for that. I wanted to make a lot of money but after the first 50million or 100million, it became less about making money and more about having fun." - Michael O'Leary

"I came into business to make money, I make no apology for that. I wanted to make a lot of money but after the first 50million or 100million, it became less about making money and more about having fun." - Michael O'Leary

"I make no apology for wanting to make a profit - the more I make, the bigger percentage will go to charity. So most of the work I do now is motivated by that." - John Caudwell

"Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parade. Their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world. I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is not an apology, but a life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I guess we didn't even officially apologize. Jesse Jackson called on the United States to officially apologize to the Chinese. Jesse said, 'An apology is not a sign of weakness.' And as President Clinton has taught us, an apology isn't even a sign you're sorry." - Jay Leno

"The continual whine of lamenting the burden of taxes, however successfully it may be practiced in mixed governments, is inconsistent with the sense and spirit of a republic. If taxes are necessary, they are of course advantageous, but if they require an apology, the apology itself implies an impeachment. Why, then, is man imposed upon, or why does he impose upon himself?" - Thomas Paine

"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

"But it was also the best mistake I've ever made, because what it did was hopefully allow a whole new generation to make up their own minds about Scientology and for that I make no apology." - John Sweeney

"The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached. ... An apology for America's values is never the right course. ... The statement that came from the administration was - was a statement which is akin to apology and I think was a - a severe miscalculation." - Mitt Romney

"If I can get enough signatures, to present an apology to slavery, I will present it to the President. The House of Representatives has already passed the resolution for the apology, but it has to pass the Senate. I think, in spite of all our problems, I think we're in the right direction." - Kirk Douglas

"After its defeat in the Second World War, Japan, unlike Germany, failed to show true contrition or give a fulsome apology, though it showered its neighbours, including China, with generous economic assistance. Only in 1995 did it finally offer an apology, but this was of the most limited and formulaic kind." - Martin Jacques

"I drew a vicious cartoon of an Islamic extremist as a dog, knowing full well what an insult that was is in the Islamic world. Furthermore, I added an apology to dogs everywhere (being a dog lover myself)." - Terry Mosher

"Apology is mankind's nearest course to perfection." - Wes Fesler

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

"Progress occurs one apology at a time." - John Kador

"We rarely wrestle with apology and lose." - John Kador

"Too much apology doubles the offense." - James Richardson

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

"Procrastination is a lazy man's apology." - Chinua Achebe

"Chocolate is God's apology for brocolli" - Richard Paul Evans

"I have a no-apology policy." - Kathy Griffin

"Friends are God's apology for relations." - Hugh Kingsmill

"Apology is only egotism wrong side out." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Apology is only egotism wrong side out." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

"I want you to answer this question: Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Think about that." - Rick Perry

"I suppose I should make a little apology to Cyndi - although I'm not taking the blame for this - because I was the one who did say Cyndi had won." - Terry Wogan

"I have a no-apology policy. No apologies for jokes. I apologize in my real life all the time. I say ridiculous things, I make mistakes constantly. But when I'm on stage, I'm at a microphone it's a joke!" - Kathy Griffin

"Apology may start as a feeling, a desire to make matters right, but it requires a commitment to move that desire into practice, to actually take on the great courageous task of showing compassion to others." - John Kador

"Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret." - Max Lucado

"I try to read everything that's sent me - play scripts, movie scripts - but I've had to make a rule. If the author hasn't grabbed me by Page 25, the piece goes back with a note of apology." - Hume Cronyn

"I have a no-apology policy. No apologies for jokes. I apologize in my real life all the time. I say ridiculous things, I make mistakes constantly. But when I'm on stage, I'm at a microphone... it's a joke!" - Kathy Griffin

"I'm sorry, Dite." Dite shrugged away the apology. "You have spared my brother when you could have killed him and you have offered me escape from the cesspit of my family and this court. You know what it means to me, to make music in the court of Ferria. You've put a purse and an impossible dream in my hand. I don't know why you should apologize." "Because I am exiling you, Dite. I intend to raze your patrimony and salt its earth. You emphatically do not need to thank me." - Megan Whalen Turner

"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

"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 would' have to hear you leaving" - Buddy Wakefield

"Request an apology when you believe you deserve one, but don't get in a tug of war about it. Instead, be a role model and tender a genuine apology yourself when an apology is due. Your willingness to apologize can be contagious and models maturity for your partner. Also, your non-apologizing partner may use a nonverbal way to reconnect after a fight, defuse the tension, or show you he's in a new place and wants to repair a disconnection. Accept the olive branch however it's offered." - Harriet Lerner

"A good apology is like antibiotic, a bad apology is like rubbing salt in the wound." - Randy Pausch

"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

"President Bush demanded that Kerry apologize. Can you imagine that - Bush demanding an apology for someone stumbling over his words? ... Kerry should have tried the Bush strategy: say so many stupid things, no one cares anymore." - Jay Leno

"It was one of the dullest speeches I ever heard. The Agee woman told us for three quarters of an hour how she came to write her beastly book, when a simple apology was all that was required." - P G Wodehouse

"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

"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

"Fire sat unbreathing. A life that was an apology for the life of his father: It was a notion she could understand, beyond words and thought. She understood it the way she understood music." - Kristin Cashore

"I don't even think you should tell the audience you're improvising. It's like an apology in case it's bad : 'we're just making it up' If the improv isn't better than the rehearsed stuff, then you should just rehearse it." - Keith Johnstone

"The pain of an injury is over in seconds. Everything that comes after is the pain of getting well." He gave her a heartfelt look, full of apology. "I'd forgotten that you see. Coming back to life ... It hurts." - Tessa Dare

". . . I hope that when you're my age, you'll be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom, we lived lives that were a statement, not an apology." - Ronald Reagan

"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

"Eat less than you think you want, eat with your intelligence, not your stomach. Never get up from the table with an inward, silent apology for being a pig." - Coco Chanel

"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

"People think that if [their abusive] parent apologizes, he'll turn into the person they needed him to be. He won't. An apology might help, but you can change your life without one." - Robin Quivers

"Church is a moment in time when the kingdom of God draws near, when a meal, a story, a song, an apology, and even a failure id made holy by the presence of Jesus among us and within us." - Rachel Held Evans



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