Being Sorry Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being sorry quotes, being sorry sayings, and being sorry proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

And I felt sorry, and I have felt bad about what happened.     

Monica Lewinsky

I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it.     

Erwin Schrodinger

Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.     

Doug Horton

I have learned that sometimes "sorry" is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.     

Claire London

When a man has been guilty of any vice or folly, I think the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like.     

Joseph Addison

True repentance also involves reform.     

Hosea Ballou

Repentance hath a purifying power, and every tear is of a cleansing virtue; but these penitential clouds must be still kept dropping: one shower will not suffice; for repentance is not one single action, but a course.     

Bishop Robert South

Repentance must be something more than mere remorse for sins: it comprehends a change of nature befitting heaven.     

Lew Wallace

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.     

Vittorio Alfieri

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.     


It is never too late with us, so long as we are still aware of our faults and bear them impatiently, of long as noble propensities, greedy of conquest, stir within us.     


I don't mind dying if I have to, but I'm damned if I want to pay for the guarantee. I'm sorry.     

Michael Landon

I am immensely contrite. And I'm sorry for the damage I've done.     

Jayson Blair

It's very hard for me to say I'm sorry... but I do.     

Joe Nichols

I took it all for granted, I'm sorry to say.     

Dorothy McGuire

I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help.     

Susan Smith

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

The strongest proof of repentance is the endeavor to atone.     

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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 Bulwer-Lytton

True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.     

Bishop Robert South

Late repentance is seldom true, but true repentance is never too late.     

Ralph Venning

I Am Sorry for the pain I caused you, I feel so bad.     

Gabor Timis

So many things that we never will undo I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too.     

Bob Dylan

You can always say sorry, But the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much..     

Kid Cudi

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.     

Mignon McLaughlin

The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.     

Leon Uris

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.     

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Tryon Edwards

When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.     

Dan Heist

Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can't afford.     

Stephen King