47 Heartfelt Sorry Messages and Quotes

Saying sorry can be one of the most difficult things to do, especially when it comes to apologizing to someone you care deeply about. Whether it’s a best friend, family member, significant other, or colleague, admitting fault and asking for forgiveness can feel vulnerable and uncomfortable. However, it’s important to remember that apologizing shows strength, empathy, and a willingness to improve and make amends.

To help you navigate the process of apologizing and saying sorry, we’ve compiled a list of powerful sorry quotes and messages that can help you express your remorse and sincerity. From heartfelt apologies to sorry quotes, these messages can inspire you to find the right words to express your regret and begin the process of healing and reconciliation. So without further ado, let’s dive into these inspiring quotes and messages for apologizing to someone you care about.

I hope you enjoy these sorry messages and quotes…

47 Sorry Quotes - "A sincere and warmly-expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul." - Richelle E. Goodrich
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1) “A sincere and warmly-expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

2) “Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.” – Robert Half

3) “It’s always too late for sorries, but I appreciate the sentiment.” – Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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4) “For all the pains and headaches I have caused you, I promise to give you twice the joy and peace. Just let go of the past.” – Unknown

5) “I am sorry for what has happened and I know that I need some help.” – Susan Smith

6) “An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck

7) “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.” – Lois Lowry, The Giver

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8) “An apology is a good way to have the last word.” – Unknown

9) “Apologies require taking full responsibility. No half-truths, no partial admissions, no rationalizations, no finger-pointing, and no justifications belong in any apology.” – Cathy Burnham Martin

Sorry quotes and messages when you can’t find the right words…

47 Sorry Quotes - "But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can’t." - Heather Gudenkauf

10) “But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can’t.” – Heather Gudenkauf

11) “Chocolate says “I’m sorry” so much better than words.” – Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Save

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12) “Dexter, I love you so much. So, so much, and I probably always will. I just don’t like you anymore. I’m sorry.” – David Nicholls, One Day

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13) “I feel bad for making you sad. I feel guilty for making you question my intentions. I am sorry, baby, please forgive me.” – Unknown

14) “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone” – James Dashner, The Scorch Trials

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15) “For what it’s worth, I’m sorry for everything.” – The Mule

16) “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boese

17) “Honey, give me the chance to make it up to you. I know where I got it wrong, and I am determined to do better next time. Please give me the chance to show you my efforts to become a better man.” – Unknown

18) “I have never met a person kinder than you. I know it may be hard, but could you please forgive me one last time?” – Unknown

19) “When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.” – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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Hit the “refresh button”…

47 Sorry Quotes - "The homepage of our relationship cannot be currently displayed because of a server error. Can we please click on the refresh button and start over again? I am sorry." - Unknown

20) “The homepage of our relationship cannot be currently displayed because of a server error. Can we please click on the refresh button and start over again? I am sorry.” – Unknown

21) “Honey, I am so sorry for my awful behavior. I won’t act that way again.” – Unknown

22) “How do I say the words, ‘I’m sorry’ when I know that words are not enough? And how can I ask you to forgive me when I know I can’t forgive myself?” – Unknown

23) “I don’t know why, I made you cry. I’m sorry sweetheart and yet though you shouldn’t be lenient with me, I hope you’ll forgive and forget.” – Frank Sinatra

24) “If I’ve done anything I’m sorry for, I’m willing to be forgiven.” – Edward Noyes Westcott

25) “It is impossible to change the past, but you have my promise to make it up to you in the future. I am truly sorry.” – Unknown

26) “It is never too late to make things right.” – Unknown

27) “I know I am not perfect and I make mistakes, but I am so glad that I have you to pick me up when I fall down and help me grow into the best person that I can be.” – Unknown

28) “I have known you for a long time, and I know your heart is bigger and deeper than any ocean. Will you forgive me? Your love feels like home to me. I want to come back home.” – Unknown

29) “Lately, I have been distant from you. And it’s killing me. I’m sorry, sweetheart.” – Unknown

On the road to forgiveness…

47 Sorry Quotes - "I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it." -  Erwin Schrodinger

30) “I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it.” –  Erwin Schrodinger

31) “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

32) “My sweet angel, how could I have been so thoughtless? It breaks my heart to see the emptiness in your eyes. Please forgive me and give me the chance to bring back their sparkle.” – Unknown

33) “Never forget the nine most important words of any family: I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

34) “No matter what happens, you will always remain my biggest priority. Will you forgive me for what I have done?” – Unknown

35) “I’m not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize.” – Chris Kurtz

36) “Oh I’m sorry for blaming you, For everything I just couldn’t do, And I’ve hurt myself from hurting you.” – Christina Aguilera

37) “I overlooked your happiness in an attempt to make myself happy, only to realize that my happiness lies in yours. I am sorry, please forgive me.” – Unknown

38) “Proper apologies have three parts: 1) What I did was wrong. 2) I feel bad that I hurt you. 3) How do I make this better?” – Randy Pausch

39) “Sorry doesn’t prove anything unless you mean it.” – Ashley Sexton

Forgiving with the help of sorry quotes and messages.

47 Sorry Quotes - "When we’re not right, nothing is right. Please let me make it up to you by forgiving me, my beautiful partner." - Unknown

40) “When we’re not right, nothing is right. Please let me make it up to you by forgiving me, my beautiful partner.” – Unknown

41) “I’m sorry I’m so difficult.” – Unknown

42) “I’m sorry I was awful. I’m so full of terrors.” – Iris Murdoch, The Sacred And Profane Love Machine

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43) “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.” – Dan Heist

44) “With a bruised heart and a deflated ego, with sad soul and a head hung low. I apologize to you unconditionally.” – Unknown

45) “Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.” – Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet

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46) “When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I’m sorry, you free two souls.” – Donald L. Hicks

47) “Your beautiful smile has been hiding lately, and I know I am the reason. I am sorry for taking you for granted. You are an amazing partner, and I love you.” – Unknown

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