Most of us aren’t sure how to say sorry and find ourselves tongue-tied when it comes to making amends, especially if we’ve hurt someone we love. You can never go wrong with an apology from the heart and when you’re at a loss for words, you can call on the experts for a little help.

Use the quotes below to ask for forgiveness or use them to inspire your personal apology. Whether your recipient is the type to appreciate cute I’m sorry quotes or a more light-hearted request for forgiveness, the options below are sure to put a smile on their face and make saying sorry a little bit easier on you!

Choose a tone:

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.


Never forget the nine most important words of any family: I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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


Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Paul Boese

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?


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
"After I Say I’m Sorry"

It is never too late to make things right.


Sorry doesn’t prove anything unless you mean it.

Ashley Sexton Professional Boxer

Oh I’m sorry for blaming you For everything I just couldn’t do And I’ve hurt myself from hurting you

Christina Aguilera

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.


With a bruised heart and a deflated ego, with sad soul and a head hung low. I apologize to you unconditionally.


I have more issues then I could possibly count. And on my worse days, I’ll go from happy to sad in seconds. I won’t always like myself, and sometimes I’ll even assume you don’t like me either. I’ll push you away and I might even drive you insane. But I promise you this, nobody could ever even think about loving you as much as I do.


I’m sorry I’m so difficult.


When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.

Louis C.K.

I’m sorry for making you lose your temper. But if I’m being honest, you look boiling hot when your temper boils over.


Hello from the outside At least I can say that I’ve tried To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart


I’m not perfect, I make mistakes, I hurt people. But when I say sorry, I mean it.


I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I
hurt people.

Louie Anderson

I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.

Robin Williams

I trust fate and I believe in love, which is why I know you’ll accept my apology.
I’m sorry.


Sorry means you leave yourself open, to embrace or to ridicule or to revenge. Sorry is a question that begs forgiveness, because the metronome of a good heart won’t settle until things are set right and true. Sorry doesn’t take things back, but it pushes things forward. It bridges the gap. Sorry is a sacrament. It’s an offering.
A gift.

Craig Silvey

There are some experiences in life they haven’t invented the right words for.

Lisa Kleypas

But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. True sorrow is as rare as
true love.

Stephen King

It’s three A.M. and I finally say
I’m sorry for acting that way
I didn’t really mean to make you cry
Oh baby, sometimes I wonder why

Jason Aldean

So this is me swallowing my pride Standing in front of you saying I’m sorry for
that night

Taylor Swift
"Back to December"

Love forgives and keeps no records of wrongs.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in
the other.

Richelle E. Goodrich

It’s sad, so sad Why can’t we talk it over Oh it seems to me That sorry seems to be the hardest word

Elton John
"Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word"

Flowers say you’re sorry. A date says you’ve learnt your lesson. A diamond says both the above. All three and you’re making her suspicious.

Saleem Sharma

I’m sorry I can’t save the world, I don’t want any part in that. I just want to be remembered in a way where I can mean everything to one person, and save them from all the insecurities this world has created.

r.m. drake

Hold me now It’s hard for me to say I’m sorry I just want you to stay

"Hard to Say I’m Sorry"

True friends stab you in the front.

Oscar Wilde

Breakfast in bed?


Everything is my fault, I’ll take all the blame.

"All Apologies"

Can I get a redo?


I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen
to you.

Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You’ll Go

I never meant to cause you any sorrow. I never meant to cause you any pain.

Price and the Revolution
"Purple Rain"

I’m sorry Ms Jackson, I am for real. I never meant to make your daughter cry, I apologize a trillion times.

"Ms. Jackson"

I love you and I always will and I am sorry. What a useless word.

Ernest Hemingway

No matter what happens, you remain my number one. Could you please forgive me for what I have done?


Let us forgive each other — only then will we live
in peace.

Leo Tolstoy

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Is it too late now to
say sorry?

Justin Bieber

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

G.K. Chesterton

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee
Professional Martial Artist

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.


If I said, ‘I’m sorry’ even though I don’t know why I’m saying it, will it reduce my time in the corner?


You can’t stay mad at this face...can you?


Take your time. Don’t worry. I’ll wait forever, if that is what it’ll take for you to forgive me. I love you.


Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.

Dave Willis

The reality is people mess up, don’t let one mistake ruin a beautiful thing.


Now that you’ve selected a few sorry quotes you’re one step closer to a sincere apology sure to win anyone over, but you can’t forget the flowers.

Take your apology message over the top and deliver it in person with a bouquet of hand-delivered flowers or a gourmet chocolate gift. If you’re really in a bind and need a quick peace offering, send a gorgeous arrangement of fresh flowers delivered same-day and don’t forget to include a few romantic quotes to complete an apology message for your sweetheart! Use our collection of I’m sorry quotes to go above and beyond and deliver an apology anyone would be foolish not to accept.