I'm Sorry Quotes
Quotations, especially 'I'm sorry quotes' are often thought of as a quick
way of apologizing to someone for a mistake you made. The problem is that a
quote in itself does not constitute a proper apology even when the quote is
about being sorry.
A perfect apology always requires that it be tailored to the recipient
and the situation.
A quote such as,
||Using quotes in apologies, whether they be verbal or written, should help convey a single idea or conceptmaking
the apology more profound or heartfelt.
They will enhance your apology and show the recipient that you have given a
great deal of thought to the situation by taking the time to find a suitable
quote that expresses your sentiments or how you feel about the situation.
"A bend in the road is not the end of the
road... unless you fail to make the turn."
will help convey to the recipient that you are sorry and want to move
forward with the relationship.
If you are looking to have an open discussion with the person
you hurt then add this quote to your apology.
"Anger ventilated often
hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge."
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
If the cause of the infraction was the result of your being insincere,
presumptuous, or otherwise thoughtless then these quotes may be suitable
to your situation.
"We are so accustomed to
disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that
no one can take for us or spare us."
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a
Trust is often an issue when we make mistakes. Forgiveness is also often
dependant on trust. So think about substituting your 'I'm sorry quotes' with
quotations that explain the importance and risks of trusting someone.
"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to
"The only way to make a man trustworthy is to
Henry Lewis Stimson
"Mistrust makes life difficult. Trust makes it risky."
Use quotations to
support your apology, what you are thinking, or what you have to say. Stay
away from 'I'm sorry quotes' that apologize for someone else's mistake and
are appropriate to someone else's situation. Quotes can be an
effective tool for saying sorry but make sure that you use them wisely.
See our list of interesting quotes on
apologies and apologizing.
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