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I won't apologize, Lisa. I'm sorry, but that's just the way that I am.
Homer Simpson

The Japanese Prime Minister has apologized for Japan's part in World War II. However, he still
hasn't mentioned anything about karaoke.
David Letterman

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Tryon Edwards

Apologize, v. To lay the foundation for a future offense.
Ambrose Bierce

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and
the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
P. G. Wodehouse

I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people
who think the world owes them a living.
John Wayne

God's final message to his Creation: We apologize for the inconvenience.
Douglas Adams

With regard to modern journalists, they always apologize to one in private for what they have
written against one in public.
Oscar Wilde

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

Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion knows of his shortcomings is from his
apology.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Don't apologize. It's a sign of weakness.
John Wayne, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Mature people take responsibility for their actions. When they make a mistake or act
inappropriately, they apologize, make amends, or repair the damage. Conversely, Nice Guys
try to fix the situations by doing whatever it takes to get the other person to stop being
upset.
Robert A. Glover

If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
Muhammad Ali

Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but
quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose.
These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are
for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the
rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
Wayne Dyer

Forgiving is more about doing than feeling. Forgiving is primarily a decision to treat a wrong in
the same way we cancel the debt of someone who owes us money. We no longer hold the
debtor in a debtor's prison. We forgive the debt by deciding we are no longer owed anything:
an apology, an opportunity to beat the offender to death, the right to talk nasty about him
or her. Instead, we decide - not feel - the record is wiped clean.
Stephen Mansfield