326 I’m Sorry Quotes For When You Can’t Find The Right Words

Struggling for the appropriate words to mend fences? Our I’m sorry quotes are your perfect start.

The power of an apology is an extraordinary tool for reconciliation, as seen in these ‘I’m sorry’ quotes.

After all, we live in a world where misunderstandings and conflicts often leave deep rifts.

Humans stumble, mess up, and sometimes unintentionally hurt those we care about.

Yet, just like the heartfelt apologies we witness in our favorite movies or read about in timeless literature, we too can harness the transformative power of saying, “I’m sorry.”

Whether seeking forgiveness from a loved one, a friend, or even ourselves, let’s learn how these simple words can mend fractured bonds and nurture the seeds of healing.

So, take a deep breath, gather your courage, and unlock the potential of a heartfelt apology.

Let us know which of these sorry quotes resonated with you the most in the comment section below.

What are the benefits of reading these I’m sorry quotes?

Admitting your faults is the crucial first step towards making things right again.

Reading through these wise words will help:

  • Determine if you owe someone else an apology
  • Come up with the words to express yourself if you are looking for a more meaningful way to say ‘I’m sorry.”
  • Rectify mistakes and repair relationships by offering a heartfelt and sincere apology

We all make mistakes. After all, we are only human.

Keep reading through these I’m sorry quotes to help everyone move on.

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I’m sorry quotes for when you can’t find the right words

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

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2. “But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can’t.” – Heather Gudenkauf

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3. “I’m not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize.“ – Chris Kurtz

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4. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boese

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5. “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

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6. “Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.” – Robert Half

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7. “A sincere and warmly expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

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8. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

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9. “When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I’m sorry, you free two souls.“ – Donald L. Hicks

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

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Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes and do things that hurt others at some point in our lives. That’s why it’s important to acquire the ability to acknowledge your mistakes and apologize for your wrongs, even if you didn’t do it on purpose.

When you apologize, it shows the recipient that you recognize the pain you caused them and are willing to make things right again. It opens the way to forgiveness and can potentially restore a damaged and broken relationship.

A genuine apology can make both parties feel better. When you say “sorry” in a caring way, it relieves your heart and mind. It lightens the baggage of hard feelings against someone or the sense of guilt within.

Although taking responsibility for your mistakes can be hard, you should not say “I’m sorry” just for the sake of it. A genuine apology should come from the heart.

To highlight the power of apologizing and to help you find the right words to express your remorse, here are some thoughtful “I’m sorry” quotes.

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I’m sorry quotes to inspire your apology

11. “An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.”– Margaret Lee Runbeck

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12. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.“ – Benjamin Franklin

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13. “I’m sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.” – Keanu Reeves

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14. “Be the hero of hearts; learn to say I’m sorry.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

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

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

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17. “An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything!!”― Lynn Johnston

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18. “It isn’t always to apologize for your mistakes but doing so shows a person with a strong sense of self.” – Byron Pulsifer

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19. “Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.” – Isaac Friedmann

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20. “What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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I’m sorry quotes for when you’re at a loss for words

21. “You must tell me who I might have hurt. I have to write them an apology.” – Vivien Leigh

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22. “Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”– Tyron Edwards

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

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24. “Apologies bring people together.” – Nick Smith

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25. “I am sorry for the pain I caused you, I feel so bad.” – Gabor Timis

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

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27. “It’s very hard for me to say I’m sorry… but I do.” – Joe Nichols

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

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29. “In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.” – Toba Beta

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

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31. “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

32. “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

33. “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

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

35. “I want to say to each of you, simply, and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.” – Tiger Woods

36. “Apologies are great, but they don’t really change anything. You know what does? Action.” – Stella Young

37. “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”

38. “I believe that when you’re wrong, own it and apologize, and so I do and put it on the equivalent of my front page.” – Peter Coyote

39. “I’m sorry.” Once again, those were the words. And now, anytime someone says I’m sorry, I’m going to think of her.”― Jay Asher

40. “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” – Henry Boye

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41. “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

42. “Truly saying sorry is never easy to do, and when you are, you just hope it’s not too late.” – Justin Tranter

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

44. “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

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

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

47. “What I want to say is that I’m sorry. There’s no excuse for what I did. I will understand if you will never speak to me again, but I hope you will give me another chance to fix this.”

48. “I am immensely contrite. And I’m sorry for the damage I’ve done.” – Jayson Blair

49. “To err is human, but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.” – Vittorio Alfieri

50. “For what it’s worth, I’m sorry for everything.”- Clint Eastwood, ‘The Mule’

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51. “Never forget the nine most important words of any family- I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

52. “The art of a sincere and heartfelt apology is one of the greatest skills you will ever learn.”― Jeanette LeBlanc

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

54. “I don’t know what has happened to me. I know that I’ve been acting strange and have been very annoying. I’m sorry, darling.”

55. “Smart people always say sorry, while the stupid ones just wait for the smart one to say sorry.”

56. “Sorry, mom. Sorry, God.”― Chuck Palahniuk

57. “I’m sorry for getting angry at you for no reason. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep you in my arms, beautiful.”

58. “A simple apology could fix a friendship that shouldn’t have ended in the first place. Don’t let your ego stop you from doing what’s right.”

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

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

61. “Let me tell you that I did not like a single bit of what I did now that I had reflected on it.”

62. “A genuine apology is like an eleventh-hour rain on a dusty crop. Grossly overdue, but miraculously just in time.”― Jacqueline A Bussie

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

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

65. “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

66. “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’m sorry quotes for your loved one

67. “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

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

69. “I betrayed your trust and created my life’s biggest disaster. But now I realize that your love in my life is all that matters. I am sorry.”

70. “I never meant to cause you any sorrow. I never meant to cause you any pain.” – Price and the Revolution “Purple Rain”

71. “I never meant to hurt you nor see you in pains. And I’m so sorry for not being able to be there for you today. Please forgive me, my sweet friend.”

72. “I’m the only one responsible for all the bickering we’ve gone through in the last few days. I’m sorry. I hope I can make the rest of the week better.”

73. “I overlooked your happiness in an attempt to make myself happy, only to realize that my happiness lies in yours. I am sorry, please forgive me.”

74. “Oh I m sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn’t do and I’ve hurt myself from hurting you.”

75. “My heart has been leaking and bleeding since the day I hurt you. Please plug the holes with your forgiveness. I am sorry.”

I’m sorry quotes to inspire you

76. Everything is my fault, I’ll take all the blame.” – Nirvana

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

78. “As humans, it is natural to make mistakes. I know that doesn’t give me an excuse for what I’ve done. But I hope you know that it was a mistake. I’m so sorry and I promise to do better by you.”

79. “Ever since I have hurt you I have been feeling really miserable let s chill and be cool again I’m sorry please forgive me.”

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

81. “I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.” ― Yolanda Hadid

82. “Apologies require vulnerability.” ― Jennifer Thomas

83. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

84. “I’m not perfect, I make mistakes, I hurt people. But when I say sorry, I mean it.”

85. “Apologize quickly when you wrong someone, because I’m sorry has no value in the grave.” ― Lakesha Ruise

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

87. “I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!!” – Susan Smith

88. “I’m not perfect. Remember that, and try to forgive me when I fail you.” – Elizabeth Lowell

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

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

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

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

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

94. “When I say, ‘I’m sorry,’ it’s because I regret something.” – Luis Suarez

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

I’m sorry quotes to help you own up and apologize

96. Sorry for not being able to talk about how I feel. Next time I’ll talk to you openly. Please accept my apology.

97. Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.” – Jim Elliot

98. “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

99. “In order for there to be peace it may mean that a person needs to apologize for a wrong spirit, or attitude.” – Stanford Murrell

100. “I hope when I’m on my deathbed, people forgive me, because there is a lot to forgive.” – Christopher Buckley

101. You deserve someone better. Please excuse my immature handling of this situation. I thought it would be easier to do it this way, but it’s just inhuman.

102. “Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!” – Pope Francis

103. “An apology is a statement of regret. As important as that is, apologizing differs from asking for forgiveness.” – Marianne Clyde

104. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

105. “Just because I am a celebrity doesn’t mean I can’t say, ‘Sorry.'” – Karan Patel

Thoughtful I’m sorry quotes and sayings

106. “I am sorry for being a nag and continuously telling you what to do. It’s just that I’m uber protective when it comes to you. Sorry!”

107. “Sorry is a small word for the huge mistake I’ve made. But I’m ready to pay the price for my actions—just forgive me.”

108. “A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” – William Hazlitt

109. “Your forgiveness is the only thing that can save me. Because without you, I feel dead on the inside.”

110. “If I’ve done anything I’m sorry for, I’m willing to be forgiven.” – Edward N. Westcott

111. “I am ready to die just to have your forgiveness because my life is pointless without you in it.”

112. “I am sorry so sorry, I wish I could go back and change this.” – Thomas Williams

113. “I know I broke your heart and I want you to know that hurting you has also torn my heart apart. I am sorry, my loved one.”

114. “An apology is a good way to have the last word.” – Jose

115. “There are no words that could express my regret for hurting you. I am truly sorry for letting you down.”

Genuine I’m sorry quotes

116. “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

117. “I have no reason to have done what I did to you. No excuses to give. However, I do have a thousand apologies waiting to be heard. Please give me a call back.”

118. “I truly apologies for hurting your feelings, all these happens unintentional. You know it is not of my character to make you go through any pain. I will never let it happen again.”

119. “I know I try your patience and you’ve probably grown tired of it. I just hope you will forgive me and give me another chance to be a better partner to you. I’m so very sorry.”

120. “Everything that happen is my fault, find a place in your heart to truly forgive me, I’m sorry.”

121. “I will scream I’m sorry from the top of the highest mountain until my voice is sore and weak. I want the world to know how much I mean it.”

122. “You are so special to me, I would intentionally hurt, I’m so sorry fall everything that happen.”

123. “I never meant to for you to see this side of me. I want to apologize, because that’s not who I usually am. I promise you will see change.”

124. “I will correct my mistake, please forgive me.”

125. “I’m not very good with words… This you know. But I know how to tell you I’m sorry and truly mean it. So, I’m sorry, okay? I’m really, really sorry.”

I’m sorry quotes to help you seek forgiveness

126. “My heart will rot in guilt because I will never forgive myself for what I did… but it will still continue beating to seek solace in your forgiveness. I’m sorry my love.”

127. “Hope you’ll forgive me, never meant wrong. Tried to be patient, but waited too long. But I would’ve came back. But I would’ve came back for you.” – Drake

128. “I am sorry that things are so difficult right now. Is there any way that we can work together to find a compromise that we are both happy with?”

129. “I know it hard for you to believe me that I love, care, respect, for you so much, I wish you no what am going through. Please am sorry my angel. ”

130. “It was never my intention to hurt you or cause you pain. Destiny conspired to drive this wedge between us and all I want is for this burden to be lifted. I’m sorry.”

131. “I am extremely sorry for all the times I have hurt you and embarrassed you. I have realized my mistake and I feel ashamed of my wrongdoings.”

132. “I know that I ruined your trust of me. Please forgive me, I never wanted you to doubt me and my intentions.”

133. “Hurting you and then not accepting my mistake was the worst thing I have done to our relationship. I know you must be upset. I am sorry, love.”

134. “Please excuse all my actions, please forgive the wrongs that I had done to you, dear you.”

135. “You are the only thing in my life that has brightened up my universe. I am sorry for pushing you away. Can you forgive me?”

I’m sorry quotes that show none of us is perfect

136. “No matter what happens, you remain my number one. Could you please forgive me for what I have done?”

137. “Please understand. Please forgive me. I prayed every day for you to be alive, until hope became painful. Don’t hate me. I still love you. ” – Lauren Oliver

138. “Sorry for being such a brat the other day and thank you for being such a wonderful friend by hugging me even when I was wrong.”

139. “You must forgive me, for I struggled only for you.” – Emily Jane Bronte

140. “I just want everyone to know how sorry I am for all those things that I had done to you.”

141. “Sometimes it is too late to say sorry and I don’t want to waste this time. I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart. I do not want to lose you!”

142. “You can say sorry in over 1000 ways. Only when it comes from the heart, does it matter?”

143. “I understand it will be difficult for you to see my apology right now but I am sincerely sorry for everything I have done. Please forgive me. I love you!”

144. “Tell me what I can do to mend this gap between us caused by not being sensitive to what’s going on with you. I’m truly sorry.”

145. “I am sorry for the awful things I said to you. I feel so incomplete without you. Please accept my apology and let me in your life again.”

I’m sorry quotes because we all make mistakes

146. “I’m so sorry. I never wanted to hurt You.“ – Kiera Cass

147. “Redemption is something you have to fight for in a very personal, down-dirty way. Some of our characters lose that, some stray from that, and some regain it.“ – Joss Whedon

148. “If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit the same mistake again they just apologized for.“ – Amit Kalantri

149. “Pride and ego make a mockery of an apology. Humility wins forgiveness without question… so break ‘yo’self’!“ – T.F. Hodge

150. “Sorry’ isn’t a synonym for ‘guilty.’ It’s a way to say you’re listening.“ – Martina Boone

151. “Because you’ll always be special to me. Because I should have apologized years ago. Because I want you to be happy.“ – Lex Martin

152. “A sincere apology is analogous to authentic repentance.“ – R. Alan Woods

153. “Being safe doesn’t mean you won’t be sorry.“ – Katerina Stoykova Klemer

154. “When you make a mistake, give an apology without an excuse attached to it. The longer an apology, the less authentic it is.“ – Steve Maraboli

155. “Your right actions might hurt someone, so if required apologize for your right actions, but don’t stop taking right actions.“ – Amit Kalantri

I’m sorry quotes to help you find the right words

156. “The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.“ – Plato

157. “A conscience without regrets – to live life without having to say you’re sorry.“ – E.A. Bucchianeri

158. “It does not [cost]a penny to say “am sorry”, “I won’t do that again”! It does not take away your integrity to appreciate the very little that you have obtained from someone, even if it’s not much! True humility speaks “little is enough if God is in it.“ – Israelmore Ayivor

159. “People who know that they are wrong and still don’t feel sorry are those who never learn.“ – Shreya Gupta

160. “Sometimes we learn the most about forgiveness when we realize how desperately we need it ourselves.“ – Glad Munaiseche

161. “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.“ – Lois Lowry

162. “By the day’s end I realized that there were a zillion ways to apologize to someone, but none of them mattered if you never opened your mouth.“ – Jennifer Jabaley

163. “Sorry’s not good enough. When something’s broken, sorry can never bring it back.“ –
Kenneth Eade

164. “You broke her heart in person—you fix it in person!“ – R.J. Gonzales

165. “Everybody was sorry. Sorry was easy.“ – Gretchen McNeil

I’m sorry quotes to help you move on

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

167. “I made a big mistake. It is indefensible and I am sorry.” – William J. Clinton

168. “Forgive and forget. Not revenge and regret.”

169. “It is never too late to make things right.”

170. “With a bruised heart and a deflated ego, with sad soul and a head hung low. I apologize to you unconditionally.”

171. “The reality is people mess up, don’t let one mistake ruin a beautiful thing.”

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

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

174. “Apology reminds us that each person, including ourselves, deserves to be respected and treated fairly.” – Beverly Engel, ‘The Power Of Apology: Healing Steps To Transform All Your Relationships’

175. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” – Paul Bear Bryant

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

Other inspirational I’m sorry quotes

177. “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

178. “I know I broke your beautiful heart and I want you to understand that hurting you has also shred my heart apart. I am sorry, my beloved.”

179. “When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” – Louis C.K.

180. “I am truly sorry for hurting your feelings, those things happened unintentionally. You know it is not of my character to put you through this pain. I will never let it happen again.”

181. “How do I tell you that I am sorry when words are not enough to heal your broken heart? How can I ask you to forgive me, when I can’t even forgive myself.”

182. “If that is what it takes to get you to hear me, then I will shout it from the top of the highest mountain. I will shout that I am sorry until my lungs explode.”

183. “Please remember that I’m not perfect, and try to forgive me when I fail you.”

184. “I know I don’t deserve it. I hope it would be possible for you to find it in your heart to forgive my mistake. I’m dying for another chance to win your affection.”

185. “When I say, ‘I’m sorry,’ it is because I genuinely regret something.”

186. “You have stood by me for years now, you have never let me down even through the thinnest of circumstances. And yet I hurt you and let you down. I am terribly sorry about everything.”

Funny ‘I’m sorry’ quotes from people who don’t really sound sorry

187. “I’m sorry, I’m not a performing monkey.” — Keith Flint

188. “Sorry, I’m still a dialectical materialist.” — Fidel Castro

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

190. “I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.” — Robin Williams

191. “Sorry to interrupt myself, but it’s the only way I stop talking.” — Rush Limbaugh

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

193. “Saying, ‘I’m sorry’ is the same as saying, ‘ I apologize.’ Except at a funeral.” — Demetri Martin

194. “I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry.” — Norman Wisdom

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

196. “Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper.” — Bjork

I’m sorry quotes about apologizing

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

198. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

199. “Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” – John Wayne

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

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

202. “Never made a defense or an apology until you are accused.” – King Charles I

203. “The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.” – Leon Uris

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

205. “You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.” – Edgar Watsom Howe

206. “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.” – G.K. Chesterton

I’m sorry quotes to spark forgiveness and peace

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

208. “I’ve made apologies to people I needed to, but I can’t apologise to people I don’t know for things they don’t understand.” ― Sienna Miller

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

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

211. “I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time.” ― William Whipple

212. “I am sorry I didn’t tell you the truth before. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to.” ― Anne Fortier

213. “And I felt sorry, and I have felt bad about what happened.” ― Monica Lewinsky

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

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

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

I’m Sorry Quotes To Show Empathy

217. “Sorry…I got distracted listening to you and hot glued myself to my unicorn.” ― Mira Grant

218. “I’m sorry, okay, I’m not perfect, but I’m trying.” ― Sara Shepard

219. “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.” ― Dr. Seuss

220. “I had no shoes, and I felt sorry for myself until I met a man who had no feet. I took his shoes. Now I feel better.” ― George Carlin

221. “I’m sorry about yesterday,” she said. He hung on to his straps and shrugged. “Yesterday happens.” ― Rainbow Rowell

222. “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

223. “I’m sorry to see it end.” ― Michael Jordan

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

225. “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

226. “I’m sorry that I never trusted you. I don’t know how to do that anymore.” ― George R. R. Martin

I’m Sorry Quotes To Maintain A Smooth Relationship

227. “The words are all gone, the time’s been too long but it’s not too late to say I’m sorry to a friend.” — Edwin McCain

228. “There were so many things I have had to say sorry for that I wasn’t sorry about.” — Miley Cyrus

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

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

231. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” — Oscar Wilde

232. “I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try.” — Ann Curry

233. “A relationship becomes easier when you realize that you don’t have to be the one at fault to be the one who’s sorry.” — Robert Breault

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

235. “Real repentance means coming not only to be sorry for the consequences of sin but to hate sin itself.” — William Barclay

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

I’m Sorry Quotes For When Something Beyond Control Happens

237. “I’m sorry, but you just made me lose my sense of humor, which is deeply regrettable.” — Larry Wall

238. “I am partly to blame for the decking boom, and I am sorry, I know it?s everywhere these days.” — Alan Titchmarsh

239. “I am right sorry for your heavinesse.” — Geoffrey Chaucer

240. “If ordinary means I have suddenly got to produce a household of kids and iron Peter’s shirts, I’m sorry, I’m not interested.” — Helen Clark

241. “For his sake I’m sorry that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, but for our sake and the sake of music I’m glad he did.” — Moby

242. “I’m sorry that the family I was given has created so much chaos in the family I’ve chosen.” — J-Ax

243. “I’m sorry if my traumatized life is an inconvenience to you and your perfect existence.” — Neve Campbell

244. “I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.” — Samuel Johnson

245. “I’m sorry; I ruin people’s interviews because I just talk about rubbish.” — Maisie Williams

246. “I hate to see it go, I’ll tell you that. I played here all my life. Eighteen years I played here and I’m sorry to see it go.” — Yogi Berra

I’m Sorry Quotes To Help Fix Your Wrongs

247. “Hello from the outside. At least I can say that I’ve tried to tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart.” — Adele

248. “I’m sorry’ won’t fix what’s been broken. But a sincere, humble apology can serve to soften the sting and sometimes do a pretty good patch up job.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

249. “So this is me swallowing my pride, standing in front of you saying I’m sorry for that night.” — Taylor Swift

250. “It’s more than saying sorry. It’s meaning it. It’s letting the apology change things. But an apology is where it has to begin.” — Neil Gaiman

251. “I’m sorry that you’re still hurting.” — Elizabeth Chandler

252. “Forgiveness is a sign that the person who has wronged you means more to you than the wrong they have dealt.” — Ben Greenhalgh

253. “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” — Marianne Williamson

254. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” — Robert Quillen

255. “A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.” — Stephen Richards

256. “Sorry doesn’t take things back, but it pushes things forward. It bridges the gap. Sorry is a sacrament. It’s an offering. A gift.” — Craig Silvey

I’m Sorry Quotes To Build A Strong Bond

257. “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” — Grace Hopper

258. “A truly humble apology works to part storm clouds, calm rough seas, and bring on the soft lights of dawn; it has the power to change a person’s world.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

259. “Apologizing does not always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego.” — Mark Matthews

260. “There’s a small window of opportunity to apologize sometimes after you’ve terribly wronged someone. It closes. Sometimes forever, but it never opens wide enough again for a good breeze.” — Darnell Lamont Walker

261. “You can edit what you write. Why not edit what you say? If it hurts somebody, you can still offer an apology or withdraw your statements.” — Bangambiki Habyarimana

262. “Sorry” can not change the past, but can change the future.” — Sladiana Savic

263. “An apology can be a wonderful thing so long as it is infrequent and from the heart. However, beware of the person who justifies bad behavior with apologies. For them it is a means to an end, and quite often at your expense.” — Gary Hopkins

264. “Sorry may have become “just another word”, but with tears it means the world.” — C.J.

265. “Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.” — Bryan Davis

266. “Apologize! That’s the least you can do to try to make right something you have wronged.” — Sanhita Baruah

I’m Sorry Quotes To Make it Up for Your Wrongs

267. “Takes a man or a woman to say I’m sorry, and it takes a fool to walk away.” — James Brown

268. “I’m sorry and I believe in you and I’ll always be near you, protecting you, and I will never leave you, I’ll be curled around your heart for the rest of your life.” — Jennifer Egan

269. “I’m sorry I kissed you- it was selfish and it upset you- but you can’t ask me to pretend I didnt want to.” — Holly Black

270. “I’m sorry, my lady,” said Geric, rubbing his arm. “But I failed to force an apology out of the offending goose.” — Shannon Hale

271. “There is only one thing harder in this world than forgiving. It’s to ask forgiveness armed only with, ‘I’m sorry’.” — Erma Bombeck

272. “I’m sorry, I’m absolutely convinced that there is at the moment no realistic prospect for very much hope in human affairs.” — George Steiner

273. “I don’t think badly of people. I like everybody, and I’m sorry for everybody.” — Leo Tolstoy

274. “Dexter, I love you so much. So, so much, and I probably always will. I just don’t like you anymore. I’m sorry.” — David Nicholls

275. “I’m sorry. I know you loved her. It was hard not to.” — John Green

276. “Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.” — Sarah Ockler

I’m Sorry Quotes to Help in Making Amends

277. “Sometimes I say stupid things. Sometimes I’m unaware. Sometimes I’ll read you wrong. I’m sorry.” ― Dean Mackin

278. “I’m fairly sure I didn’t show enough gratitude to my employers, and I’m sorry for that.” ― Val Kilmer

279. “For the women out there that I’ve hurt with my male privilege, I’m sorry.” ― Nate Parker

280. “I’m sorry. I can love you. I can grieve for you, or with you. I can share your pain. But I cannot judge you.” ― Lois McMaster Bujold

281. “I love you, Im Meahri. I’m sorry because you suffered alone. For admitting it so late, I am sorry. You aren’t going anywhere now. I am not letting you go anywhere.” ― Yoon Sang-hyun

282. “My mom was never afraid to say, ‘I’m sorry. I screwed up.’ I feel like that’s an important lesson.” ― Miranda Lambert

283. “In order to turn around and do something better, we must first escape the vicious circle of self-righteousness and denial. And that calls for the humility to say “I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”” ― Desmond Tutu

284. “I’m sorry I can’t do more. But happy birthday, Sadie.” He leaned forward and kissed me on the lips.” ― Rick Riordan

285. “I’m sorry. (Valerius) It’s okay. We all have scars. I’m just lucky most of mine are on the outside. (Tabitha)” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon

286. “I’m sorry,” I say. “I didn’t give you everything you wanted. I wasn’t everything you wanted. You were everything I wanted.” ― Kaui Hart Hemmings

I’m Sorry Quotes to Show Compassion

287. “No. . .I mean, I’m sorry he. . .You know, said those things to you.” “It’s part of being a ‘good’ family. Everyone’s got skeletons in their closet.” ― Richelle Mead

288. “I’m sorry you don’t get it, Mom. Sometimes I don’t get why I do the things I do. I just know I wake up every morning and wish I was dead.” ― Julie Anne Peters

289. “I’m sorry’ I said again. Whenever someone tells you something said, it’s the only thing you can think to say, even if you’re already said it before.” ― Nicholas Sparks

290. “He could’t have survied a hundred foot drop. I’m sorry Annabeth.” ― Rick Riordan

291. “I’m sorry I can’t give you the normal life you wanted, but I promise to adore you every day for the rest of your new one.” ― Jeaniene Frost

292. “I am blind — but I am able to read thanks to a wonderful new system known as ‘broil’ . . . I’m sorry, I’ll just feel that again.” ― Peter Cook

293. “Just let yourself be broken and humiliated. Just your whole life, keep telling people, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

294. “What are we at the park for except to win? I’d trip my mother. I’d help her up, brusher her off, tell her I’m sorry. But mother don’t make it to third.” ― Leo Durocher

295. “I’m sorry no one saved you.” ― Maggie Stiefvater

296. “If I have any regrets, I could say that I’m sorry I wasn’t a better writer or a better singer.” ― Patti Smith

I’m Sorry Quotes to Express Sincere Apologies

297. “Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

298. “I love you. I love you. I send this message through my fingers and into his, up his arm and into his heart. Hear me. I love you. And I’m sorry to leave you.” ― Jenny Downham

299. “Emma, I’m sorry, I can’t help you. This is a disaster. You’re completely vulnerable. It’s like going into battle in a nightie.” ― Sophie Kinsella

300. “I’m sorry,’ he says simply. ‘People make mistakes, Gemma. We take the wrong action for the right reasons, and the right action for the wrong reasons.” ― Libba Bray

301. “I’m sorry if this all seems a little rushed and desperate. It is.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

302. What is truth?  I don’t know and I’m sorry I brought it up.” ― Edward Abbey

303. “I’m sorry I thought I paid my bill. I was wrong.” ― Jon Jones

304. “I took it all for granted, I’m sorry to say.” ― Dorothy McGuire

305. “I’m sorry that the young athletes in basketball will not get the chance to play (in the Olympics) anymore, and live that dream.” ― Oscar Robertson

306. “I’m sorry, but I don’t get it. If we’re supposed to ignore everything that’s wrong with our lives, then I can’t see how we’ll ever make things right.” ― A.S. King

I’m sorry Quotes About The Power In The Word

307. “It’s not that “sorry” doesn’t mean anything; it just doesn’t mean anything when some people say it… Don’t be one of those people.” ― Steve Maraboli

308. “By the time most people say ‘I’m sorry’ it is already too late.” ― Ken Poirot

309. “Sorry’ is, indeed, one of the most difficult and most powerful words in the English language, provided one can feel and say it at the same time.” ― Uday Mukerji

310. “I’m sorry for hurting you…for pushing you away…for ever making you feel unwanted when you’re the only person I’ve ever loved” ― Ana Huang

311. “Sorry. Don’t need sorry. Not in this house. Sorry laid the hearth here. Sorry ways and sorry people and heavensent grief and heartache to make you pine for your death.” ― Cormac McCarthy

312. “Sorry doesn’t make anything better. It’s just a word to fill the space of a loss of words.” ― Shari J. Ryan

313. “Just because we’re friends, doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have to say sorry. You deserve that respect.” ― Dorothy Koomson

314. “People with responsibility and people without responsibility are sorry for each other.” ― Amit Kalantri

315. “Sorry is not mean that you are wrong but is mean that you value the relationship.”But in my dictionary “Sorry is too late”, I rarely use this word!” ― Chum Visal

316. “He was sorry for himself as well, for he was doomed to find life and identity in death letters.” ― Mahesh Poudyal

 I’m Sorry Quotes To Regain Love

317. “You believe you could not live with the pain. Such pain is not lived with. It is only endured. I am sorry.” ― Erin Morgenstern

318. “I really miss him. I miss him so much. And I’m so sorry. I am so sorry for everything.” ― Marie Lu

318. “I’m so sorry about all you’re going through, but I’m not sorry that it brought you to me.” ― Lisa Brown Roberts

319. “It’s too late for sorries, but I appreciate the sentiment.” ― Neil Gaiman

320. “sometimes forgiving someone it’s not because he’s really sorry and deserved it, but because we were worthy of tranquility.” ― Glad Munaiseche

321. “Words that should cross your lips with ease: thank you, love you, sorry, please.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

322. “Some of the people we feel sorry for feel sorry for us for thinking that they are the ones who should be felt sorry for.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

323. “As my grandmother said, ‘Sorry won’t unbreak the eggs’. Just clean the mess and move on.” ― Raymond E. Feist

324. “In any relationship, frequent usage of two words is very important. They can change the course of destiny. These words are – Thank You, and Sorry.” ― Girdhar Joshi

325. “Oh, oh, oh I’m so sorry for you… but the real truth is that you make this to happen. (Believe or not I definite like this!)” ― Deyth Banger

326. “What do you want from me? Revenge? Sorry—we’re all out of revenge today!” ― Clifford Odets

327. “Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. ― Mark Twain

328. “Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.” ― Erich Segal

329. “Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day.” ― Kathie Lee Gifford

330. “I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me because of the fact I haven’t got any true friends! I’m fine the way I am.” ― Cher Lloyd

331. “Grab a chance and you won’t be sorry for a might-have-been.” ― Arthur Ransome

332. “Play fair. Don’t hit people. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.” ― Robert Fulghum

333. “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” ― Albert Einstein

334. “I don’t want anybody feeling sorry for me.” ― Mike Evans

335. “I have never in my life been the type to give things away. Sorry, just not my style.” ― Montel Vontavious Porter

336. “I don’t believe in anybody feeling sorry for himself.” ― John Havlicek

Did you enjoy these I’m sorry quotes?

By itself, saying I’m sorry might not be enough to make everything all right again.

However, it is the right thing to do. 

It does a lot of good.

Sometimes along with an apology, you might need to demonstrate that you’ll do better.

Besides, the offended party may not yet be ready to accept your apology, which means you need to allow time to heal the wounds.

All in all, learning to apologize is the vital first step in the healing process.

Hopefully, these I’m sorry quotes have reminded you why saying “sorry” is important.

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