She was a student of history, valued the lessons of it. The worst atrocities began with half-measures, with apologies, compromising with the wrong side, shrinking from what had to be done.
My sincere apologies for the predicament I have left you in.1995 Part of a faxed letter of resignation.
There is one thing that ought to be taught in all the colleges,Which is that people ought to be taught not to go around always making apologies.ogden nash
"This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible. Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there - with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way."david vitter
We need only think of the number of talented men who sooner or later make their apologies and concessions to philistinism, so as to be permitted to exist.georg brandes
That is an apology, not an explanation; and apologies only account for that which they do not alter.benjamin disraeli
I categorically declare first my absolute innocence, second my lack of criminal intent, and third my effusive apologies.jack vance
[The United States has] certainly at a high level, gone to extremes to protect innocent civilians. Where they've made mistakes, and mistakes have been made, in Kosovo, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, apologies have followed. The United States, in general, has accepted and tried its best, with the assistance of military lawyers, has tried its best to avoid violating international humanitarian law.Richard Goldstone, October 23, 2009 
Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house. We could not, so help us God, do otherwise.... The time is past when good men can remain silent, when obedience can segregate men from public risk, when the poor can die without defense."Meditation" written before burning the draft files at Local Board No. 33 and entered as evidence in the trial of the Catonsville Nine.
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