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50+ Sorry Quotes for You: Express Apologies with Heartfelt Words

Often, we offend the ones we love through our thoughts and actions, but sometimes, we don’t mean it. And what’s the ideal thing after an offense? An apology!

It is important for you to draft the best message to such a person. We are going to give you 50 sorry quotes just in case.

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Sometimes, the hardest thing about saying “I’m sorry” is finding the right words to do so. After all, apologies are nuanced, and different situations demand different scripts.

The word “I’m sorry” also involves reaffirming and resetting the values held by both parties. Specifically outlining your offense and the way in which you plan to remedy the situation are important details to include.

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How do You Say Sorry for Hurting Someone?

You could draft a message from your head or you could use literature. Not many realize the sincerity and the amazing words and tone of literature. If you ever want to apologize with deep words, these sorry quotes are needed:

  1. It’s always too late for sorries, but I appreciate the sentiment.”― The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  2. “Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.”― Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  3. “But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. […] True sorrow is as rare as true love.” ―Carrie by Stephen King
  4. “Sorry, mom. Sorry, God.” — Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  5. “I love you and I always will and I am sorry. What a useless word.” — The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
  6. “I loved and adored you, but I drained you like a thirsty man at a spring. I loved what you could give me —your admiration, your acceptance, your love, your forgiveness. I forgot to love you for yourself.” — Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley
  7. When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I’m sorry, you free two souls.” — Look Into the Stillness by Donald L. Hicks
  8. “I am sorry for the pain I caused you, I feel so bad.” – Love Letters From the Heart by Gabor Timis
  9. So many things that we never will undo. I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too.” – “Mississippi” by Bob Dylan

Emotional, right? 

If these don’t work for you, there are other sorry quotes for you to choose from.

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Thoughtful Sorry Quotes 

These quotes make you feel and reflect on your actions and most importantly, give the right tone one is searching for. 

  1. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.” — Dan Heist
  2. “The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.” — Red Auerbach
  3. “An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.” — Margaret Lee Runbeck
  4. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” — Robert Brault
  5. “The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.” — Leon Uris
  6. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” — Paul Boese
  7. “Let us forgive each other—only then will we live in peace.” — Leo Tolstoy
  8. “It is incredible how many hurts can be healed by the two words, ‘I’m sorry.'”― Matshona Dhliwayo
  9. “The hero isn’t the one who is right, but the one who steps forward to take the blame—deserved or not—and apologize to save a relationship.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  10. “True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  11. “Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.” — Bryan Davis
  12. “Any good apology has three parts: First, I’m sorry. Second, It’s my fault. Third, What can I do to make it right? Most people forget the third part.” — Unknown
  13. “True friends stab you in the front.” — Oscar Wilde
  14. “Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.” – Isaac Friedman
  15. “I am sorry I didn’t tell you the truth before. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to.” — Anne Fortier
  16. “You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.” — Edgar Watson Howe
  17. “Apologies are great, but they don’t really change anything. You know what does? Action.” — Stella Young
  18. “A sincere and warmly expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

Sorry Quotes for Her

Girls are the worst people to offend, because guess what? We would always remember what happened. But most importantly, they also remember the words used in the apology. If you have annoyed your girlfriend, mother, best friend, or sister, you need these sorry quotes!

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  1. “I am so sorry for my awful behavior. I won’t act that way again. It was wrong to treat you like that”
  2. “I am sorry for crossing the lines we established. I promise never to do that again. I promise to always have your feelings in mind before any decision “
  3. “I know I am not perfect and I make mistakes, but I am so glad that I have you to help me grow into the best version of myself.”
  4. “I want to let you know that I see how what I did was wrong now that I’ve had time to reflect on it.”
  5. “I never meant for things to spiral so out of control. I have made a huge mistake by hurting you. Please find it in your heart to forgive me.”
  6. “My heart feels the burden of guilt because I will never forgive myself for what I did. But my heart also yearns the solace, which can only come with your forgiveness. I am sorry.”
  7. “Without you, the sun doesn’t shine, and the stars have lost their sparkle. Please forgive me for acting out of my weakness rather than my strength.”
  8. “Give me a chance to show that you are the most important thing in my life. I love you, and I am sorry.”
  9. “I know I was wrong for claiming that I was right. I promise to always consider your perspective. Please accept my apology.”
  10. “My lousy attitude has caused a rift on our relationship. I pray that time and forgiveness can wash it away. I’m sorry for being so bad to you.”
  11. “I want nothing more than your forgiveness. It hurts me to see you cry. Please help me make this right.”
  12. “My biggest mistake was letting my ego come in the way of a heartfelt apology. I am sorry, my love.”

Humble Sorry Quotes

Most importantly people, when giving an apology, you need to do it humbly! Don’t go to the person you offended and try to make more problems by oozing out a nonchalant attitude!



Here are some humble sorry quotes for you:

  1. I’m not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize.” – Chris Kurtz
  2. Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.” – Robert Half
  3. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee
  4. “Be the hero of hearts; learn to say I’m sorry.”― Richelle E. Goodrich
  5. “I am immensely contrite. And I’m sorry for the damage I’ve done.” – Jayson Blair
  6. “It isn’t always easy to apologize for your mistakes but doing so shows a person with a strong sense of self.” – Byron Pulsifer
  7. “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
  8. “Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”– Tyron Edwards
  9. “Never believe you’re so great or important, so right or proud, that you cannot kneel at the feet of someone you hurt and offer a humble, sincere apology.”― Richelle E. Goodrich
  10. “I believe that when you’re wrong, own it and apologize, and so I do and put it on the equivalent of my front page.” – Peter Coyote
  11. “It’s very hard for me to say I’m sorry… but I do.” – Joe Nichols
  12. “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.” – Unknown
  13. “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” – Henry Boye

Funny Sorry Quotes

Some would say that you don’t have to be so deep! Funny sorry quotes also work too because people love humor. But be careful to stay away from any quotes with dark humor; it WILL worsen your situation.


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  1. Nothing says you’re sorry like a dead bunny.” ― Patricia Briggs
  2. “If I’ve done anything I’m sorry for, I’m willing to be forgiven.” – Edward Noyes Westcott
  3. “I am sorry for those that disagree with me because I know that they are wrong.” — Woodrow Wilson
  4. “I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.”— Robin Williams
  5. “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” — Henny Youngman
  6. “Chocolate says ‘I’m sorry’ so much better than words.” – Rachel Vincent
  7. “‘I’m sorry.’ The two most inadequate words in the English language.” – Beth Revis
  8. “An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything!”― Lynn Johnston
  9. Apology accepted. End of story.” — Brad Goreski

Conclusion on Sorry Quotes

There you have it! Sorry quotes that can save you from that bad relationship! You can choose from any here, but you can also cultivate your own sorry quote.

Who says you can’t be original? Please give us your own sorry quotes in the comment section, so we can learn also!

Oluwatoyin Odunuyi
Oluwatoyin Odunuyihttps://linktr.ee/ToyinAjua
Oluwatoyin Eria-Ajua Odunuyi resides in the bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria. In 2020, she received a BSc in Mass communication from Caleb University and specialized in print journalism. Toyin loves to write romance novels because she is obsessed with living in a never-ever-land and often lives through her books. She presently owns a 5-year blog called "An Inclusive Kind world" where she speaks on Autism and society's role in pushing for awareness and inclusion.