In some families, please is described as the magic word.  In our house, however, it was sorry~Margaret Laurence

An apology is a good way to have the last word.  ~Author Unknown

A stiff apology is a second insult.... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.  ~G.K. Chesterton

An apology is the superglue of life.  It can repair just about anything.  ~Lynn Johnston

Apologizing - a very desperate habit - one that is rarely cured.  Apology is only egotism wrong side out. 

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast-Table

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,The Man Upstairs

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.  ~Kimberly Johnson

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

~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

It's easier to apologize than ask for permission.  ~Author Unknown

Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.  ~King Charles I

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.  ~Red Auerbach

A relationship becomes easier when you realize that you don't have to be the one at fault to be the one who's sorry. 

~Robert Brault,www.robertbrault.com

The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology.  ~Author Unknown

Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.  ~Margaret Lee Runbeck