“Apologizing does not always mean that you are wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.”
“Sorry is a small word for the big mistake I’ve made. But believe me, the price of my actions I’ve heavily paid. Every single second away from you is like a dagger in my heart. Punish me any way you want to… but I can’t stand being apart.”
If this is a close relationship and the infraction is major, then take them out for a coffee, lunch or dinner and apologize in person.
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“In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.” » Toba Beta
“I am not saying sorry to you because it is the most convenient thing to do. I am saying sorry because I am drowning in the regret of my actions towards you. I love you.”
“Any good apology has 3 parts: 1)I’m sorry 2)It’s my fault 3)What can I do to make it right? Most people forget the third part.”
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If the person is more of an acquaintance than a friend, and the infraction is minor, go with a more formal approach. Write a brief apology letter and send it to them by regular mail or email.
“The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology.”
Understanding how close your relationship is will play a large role in the Art of Apologizing.
“True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.” » Mignon McLaughlin
There are some cut-and-dried scenarios where the word "sorry" is never, ever needed -- and some where it is. Let's review them, shall we?
“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 understand the concept of being the bigger person but I do not understand why some people apologize to others when they weren’t wrong.”
“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.” » Benjamin Disraeli
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You always need to consider who the recipient is. A personal apology to a parent will be different from one given to a sibling or lover, while apologizing to a customer, co-worker, or business contact often requires a more formal approach.
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“If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.” » Grace Hopper
“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
“An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.” » Margaret Lee Runbeck
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“I’m sorry.’ The two most inadequate words in the English language.” » Beth Revis
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” » Paul Boese
“The things two people do to each other they remember. If they stay together, it’s not because they forget; it’s because they forgive.” » Demi Moore
A family member (if so, which one: mother, father, sister, brother etc.?) A member of your extended family? A spouse or lover? A good friend, girlfriend or boyfriend? A business contact or co-worker?
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” » Plato
“Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.”
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The Art of apologizing is in how you apply the Sciencehow you actually deliver the apology.
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” » J.R.R.Tolkien
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” » Gandhi
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“The more rational statement is that we feel sorry because we strike, afraid because we tremble, and not that we cry, strike, or tremble because we are sorry, angry, or fearful as the case may be.” » William James
“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” » Kimberly Johnson
“When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.” » Dan Heist
“You said you never wanted to see me hurt. Did you close your eyes then when I cried?”
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