35 Quotes About Forgiveness and How To Say I’m Sorry

Why do we humans have trouble asking for forgiveness or just saying, “I’m sorry“. Nobody is perfect we all make mistakes.

Physiologists say finding it hard to apologize is an effort to protect a fragile inner self. Perhaps that’s true or perhaps we just lack someone to lead us the way. So here we are leading the way with examples of some of the best quotes we’ve found on the topic.

I’ve always felt that the best place to hide a body is in the trunk of a cop car, with a note affixed to the body that reads, “I’m sorry.”

Jarod Kintz


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

Rachel Vincent



Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.

Sarah Ockler


There are some experiences in life they haven’t invented the right words for.

Lisa Kleypas



Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.

John Wayne


But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. […] True sorrow is as rare as true love.

Stephen King



Just because you had every right to feel sorry for yourself didn’t mean you ever took the opportunity to do so.

Jodi Picoult


‘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



Everybody was sorry. Sorry was easy. Sorry was for suckers.

Gretchen McNeil


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



You know what sucks about sorry? It’s the worst word in the world. Because it always happens after you fuck up something good.

Brigid Kemmerer


My brain must have felt sorry for me, so it’d created the only type of guy I could touch—a fantasy one.

Jennifer L. Armentrout



Out here, it’s better safe than sorry, because generally speaking, too much of the time sorry means you’re dead.

Patricia C. Wrede


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



If using ‘was’ could be deemed gramatically, or atleast emotionally correct, in the sense that it could relate to something that you actually couldn’t do in the past, but want to do right now, then i wanna say, I was sorry, for everything…

Allwyn Jose


Apologizing is different from begging, it doesn’t change your status, go ahead and get on your knees, spill tears if you got it, for the person you offended, if at all you had a place in their hearts, you’ll be totally forgiven and accepted.

Michael Bassey Johnson



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


It does not pay away a penny from you 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



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

Beth Revis


Don’t ever say you are sorry for “being caught in the moment”. Because, at that moment, that is EXACTLY where you wanted to be.

Cody W



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


Do not feel sorry for the bad luck of people, because behind everyone’s misery is their own stupidity and laziness.

M.F. Moonzajer



People who know that they are wrong and still don’t feel sorry are those who never learn.

Shreya Gupta


Does sorry change anything? No. Never welcome a sorry from somone who was conscious at the scene and just couldn’t help himself out of trouble.

Yannick Kabetshi