A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
When we can recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain the strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way
Never contradict. Never explain. Never apologize. (Those are the secrets of a happy life!).
Letter to The Times of London, September 5, 1919.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
In a family argument, if it turns out you are right, apologize at once!
Apologizing – a very desperate habit, – one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion knows of his shortcomings is from his apology. It is mighty presumptuous on your part to suppose your small failures of so much consequence that you must make a talk about them.
The Professor At The Breakfast Table (1906)
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
"Epitaph" from Smart Set (December 1921)
America's finest - our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
An Essay on Criticism
To inquire if and where we made mistakes is not to apologize. War is replete with mistakes because it is full of improvisations. In war we are always doing something for the first time. It would be a miracle if what we improvised under the stress of war should be perfect.
Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.
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.