62 I’m Sorry Quotes to Apologize From the Heart

Im Sorry Quotes

If you messed up, or just had a bad moment, use these i’m sorry quotes for a true, real apology from the heart to your friend, partner, family, coworker or anyone else.

I’m Sorry Quotes

Apologies require vulnerability.

“Apologies require vulnerability.” – Jennifer Thomas

Chocolate says I’m sorry so much better than words.

“Chocolate says I’m sorry so much better than words.” – Rachel Vincent

I’m sorry you’re angry is not an apology.

“I’m sorry you’re angry is not an apology.” – Lisa Lutz

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” – Robert Brault

It’s okay saying sorry, but when you are drunk you say what you really feel.

“It’s okay saying sorry, but when you are drunk you say what you really feel.” – Vidal Sassoon

In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.

“In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.” – Margaret Laurence

The hero isn’t the one who is right, but the one who steps forward to take the blame – deserved or not – and apologize to save a relationship.

“The hero isn’t the one who is right, but the one who steps forward to take the blame – deserved or not – and apologize to save a relationship.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable, and always unacceptable.

“A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable, and always unacceptable.” – Robert Fripp

I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help.

“I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help.” – Susan Smith

An apology is only good if the person who receives does so in understanding and forgiveness.

“An apology is only good if the person who receives does so in understanding and forgiveness.” – Byron Pulsifer

An apology given just to appease one’s conscience is self-serving and better left unspoken!

“An apology given just to appease one’s conscience is self-serving and better left unspoken!” – Evinda Lepins

It is always so simple, and so complicating, to accept an apology.

“It is always so simple, and so complicating, to accept an apology.” – Michael Chabon

I have learned that sometimes sorry is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.

“I have learned that sometimes sorry is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.” – Claire London

I ask for your forgiveness. I feel so miserable that it’s difficult even to say sorry.

“I ask for your forgiveness. I feel so miserable that it’s difficult even to say sorry.” – Hwang Woo Suk.

Apology is not about saying I’m sorry, but it is about the meaning you put behind the apology and admitting that you are the wrong part.

“Apology is not about saying I’m sorry, but it is about the meaning you put behind the apology and admitting that you are the wrong part.” – Unarine Ramaru

I am much chastened and profoundly remorseful. I can only hope that the Almighty and those whom I have wronged will forgive me my trespasses.

“I am much chastened and profoundly remorseful. I can only hope that the Almighty and those whom I have wronged will forgive me my trespasses.” – Jack Abramoff

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.

“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough

Apology makes you self responsible while excuse makes you undependable.

“Apology makes you self responsible while excuse makes you undependable.” – Prabakaran Thirumalai

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

“We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.” – Aesop

I didn’t know you were having a hard time. I really am unqualified to be a teacher. Hurting you there…I’m really sorry.

“I didn’t know you were having a hard time. I really am unqualified to be a teacher. Hurting you there…I’m really sorry.” – Cheon Eunbi

Apology doesn’t mean that you were wrong, or other person was right. It means that your relationship is more valuable than your ego.

“Apology doesn’t mean that you were wrong, or other person was right. It means that your relationship is more valuable than your ego.” – Ain Eineziz

I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people.

“I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people.” – Louie Anderson

I don’t know why I made you cry I’m sorry sweetheart and yet, Though you shouldn’t be lenient with me I hope you’ll forgive and forget.

“I don’t know why I made you cry I’m sorry sweetheart and yet, Though you shouldn’t be lenient with me I hope you’ll forgive and forget.” – Frank Sinatra

Let us forgive each other — only then will we live in peace.

“Let us forgive each other — only then will we live in peace.” – Leo Tolstoy

I am sorry I couldn’t complete my term as leader. It is necessary for my staff to resign … to regain the people’s trust.

“I am sorry I couldn’t complete my term as leader. It is necessary for my staff to resign … to regain the people’s trust.” – Seiji Maehara

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.

“When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.” – Dan Heist

An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing.

“An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing.” – Vikrant Parsai

‘I’m sorry you’re angry’ is NOT an apology.

“‘I’m sorry you’re angry’ is NOT an apology.” – Liz Lutz

We are deeply sorry for the loss of anything – from your luggage to, of course, a loved pet.

“We are deeply sorry for the loss of anything – from your luggage to, of course, a loved pet.” – Oscar Munoz

Please forgive me for laughing when you fall. I’m so sorry but I never cared at all.

“Please forgive me for laughing when you fall. I’m so sorry but I never cared at all.” – Five Finger Death Punch

Apologies aren’t meant to change the past, they are meant to change the future.

“Apologies aren’t meant to change the past, they are meant to change the future.” – Kevin Hancock

He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.

“He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.” – Seneca

God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature.

“God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature.” – Julia Ward Howe

I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions.

“I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions.” – Anthony Weiner

And throughout all eternity, I forgive you and you forgive me.

“And throughout all eternity, I forgive you and you forgive me.” – William Blake

An apology is only egotism wrong side out.

“An apology is only egotism wrong side out.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

I am the type of person who believes an apology should be sincere and from the heart.

“I am the type of person who believes an apology should be sincere and from the heart.” – Camille Grammer

Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other.

“Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.

“More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.” – Greg LeMond

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” – Corrie Ten Boom

I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story.

“I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story.” – Brad Goreski

Saying sorry to someone is hard… but putting your pride down for someone is the hardest.

“Saying sorry to someone is hard… but putting your pride down for someone is the hardest.” – Cristina Orante

You’re my backbone. You’re a blessing. You’re a piece of my heart. You’re the air I breathe. And you’re the strongest person I know, and I’m so sorry for having to put you through this and having to put our family through this.

“You’re my backbone. You’re a blessing. You’re a piece of my heart. You’re the air I breathe. And you’re the strongest person I know, and I’m so sorry for having to put you through this and having to put our family through this.” – Kobe Bryant

Proper apologies have three parts: 1) What I did was wrong. 2) I feel bad that I hurt you. 3) How do I make this better?

“Proper apologies have three parts: 1) What I did was wrong. 2) I feel bad that I hurt you. 3) How do I make this better?” – Randy Pausch

I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.” – Barack Obama

I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it.

“I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it.” – Erwin Schrodinger

I am sorry for those that disagree with me because I know that they are wrong.

“I am sorry for those that disagree with me because I know that they are wrong.” – Woodrow Wilson

It is incredible how many hurts can be healed by the two words, ‘I’m sorry.

“It is incredible how many hurts can be healed by the two words, ‘I’m sorry.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.

“The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.” – Red Auerbach

I write how sorry I am for not contacting her sooner, but I was afraid, a coward, and I am trying to be braver now. I try and try and try every day, all day long.

“I write how sorry I am for not contacting her sooner, but I was afraid, a coward, and I am trying to be braver now. I try and try and try every day, all day long.” – Nick White

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.

“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” – Henny Youngman

I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me.

“I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me.” – Rafael Palmeiro

I am sorry my decisions do not meet with your approval, but nevertheless, they are mine, and the consequences are also mine.

“I am sorry my decisions do not meet with your approval, but nevertheless, they are mine, and the consequences are also mine.” – Rachel Caine

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.

“I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.” – Sitting Bull

I’m sorry for my inability to let unimportant things go, for my inability to hold on to the important things.

“I’m sorry for my inability to let unimportant things go, for my inability to hold on to the important things.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.

“True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.

“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.” – Dave Willis

So I let her go, too. And I’m sorry.

“So I let her go, too. And I’m sorry.” – John Green

I’m sorry, I just did a shot.

“I’m sorry, I just did a shot.” – Jennifer Lawrence

I’m sorry.’ The two most inadequate words in the English language.

“I’m sorry.’ The two most inadequate words in the English language.” – Beth Revis

Sorry, mom. Sorry, God.

“Sorry, mom. Sorry, God.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Never believe you’re so great or important, so right or proud, that you cannot kneel at the feet of someone you hurt and offer a humble, sincere apology.

“Never believe you’re so great or important, so right or proud, that you cannot kneel at the feet of someone you hurt and offer a humble, sincere apology.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

So many things that we never will undo I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too.

“So many things that we never will undo I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too.” – Bob Dylan

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