Quotations on Apology

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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
(Keywords: Heart, Apology, Being, Evil, Sin, Will)

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
- George Allen
(Keywords: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

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
(Keywords: Apology, Faults, Favorite, Nothing, Sin, Unconscious)

If Bush said just once: 'Boy. I hope you accept my apology as a country,' or showed some humanity.
- Burt Bacharach
(Keywords: Hope, Apology, Country, Humanity)

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
(Keywords: God, Apology, Books)

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.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Apology, Hurt, Insult, Party, Want)

I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper.
- Tracey Emin
(Keywords: Apology, Fish, Tomorrow)

My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.
- Colin Firth
(Keywords: Apology, Singing, Voice)

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Apology, Egotism, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Apology, Reality, World)

Friends are God's apology for relations.
- Hugh Kingsmill
(Keywords: God, Apology, Friends)

If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
- Jay Leno
(Keywords: God, Apology, Hollywood)

We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he's also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets.
- David Letterman
(Keywords: Apology, Future, Now, Secrets)

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
- Steve Martin
(Keywords: Apology, Dignity, Gentleman, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Actions, Apology, Majority, Troops)

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.
- Robin Quivers
(Keywords: Change, Life, Apology, Help)

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
- Jim Rohn
(Keywords: Ability, Apology, Maturity)

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes, the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Keywords: Love, People, Apology, Athletes, Games, Respect, Want)

While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR's values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended.
- Ron Schiller
(Keywords: Values, Apology, Beliefs, Meeting)

First off, I'm not a scientist, and I make no apology for that.
- Christopher Shays
(Keywords: Apology, First)

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
(Keywords: Wife, Apology, Embarrassment, Mistakes, Neighbors, Today)

Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully. I still think it was a very good movie. It was kinda Ford's apology for the way he had treated Indians in his past pictures.
- Richard Widmark
(Keywords: Apology, Autumn, Past)









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