100 I’m Sorry Quotes to Express Your Regrets

100 I’m Sorry Quotes to Express Your Regrets

Last updated on December 27th, 2023 at 12:27 pm

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If you are looking for I’m sorry quotes for him or her; chances are you’ve hurt your partner’s feelings. That’s the nature of relationships; it is full of ups and downs. One of the best ways to overcome these challenges is by asking for forgiveness and actually meaning everything you say. 

Asking for forgiveness means you cherish the relationship more than your ego. You do not care who is wrong or right; all you want is to press the restart button to reignite the flames of love and trust. 

Here’s a collection of sorry quotes for her and sorry quotes for him to help you reconcile with your loved one. While these quotes may help you find forgiveness, please note that you’ll need to do more to correct your mistakes. As they say, an apology without action is meaningless.

I’m Sorry Quotes

“I pray that the time will come that you and I will meet again and bring the old times of laughter and fun. I am sorry for everything I did.”


“I am an imperfect being, but this does not justify the mistakes that I have made to you. I will change for you. I’m sorry.”


 “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

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

Mignon McLaughlin

“I never meant to upset you because you are valuable to me. Losing you will ruin my life. I am really sorry..”


“I will scream I’m sorry from the top of the highest mountain until my voice is sore and weak. I want the world to know how much I mean it.”


“I am sorry for the pain I caused you, I feel so bad.”

Gabor Timis

“To err is human, but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.”

Vittorio Alfieri

“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, Making Wishes

“Don’t just ask for forgiveness because you are sorry. Ask because you are willing to put the time and effort in to change.”

“I betrayed your trust and created my life’s biggest disaster. But now I realize that your love in my life is all that matters. I am sorry.”


“Letting you down cut my heart into two pieces. Regret and sorrow are eating them inside. Please forgive me. I am sorry.”


“I’m sorry for my attitude. I guess I’m just deathly afraid of losing you.”


“If I could reach down in my heart, I would say I’m sorry for every unkind word and thought I ever had.”

Terry Bradshaw

“I now know that my dishonesty has been damaging to our relationship. For that I am truly sorry. And I am sorry that I did not realize it earlier.”


“Play fair. Don’t hit people. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.”

Robert Fulghum

“The words are all gone, the time’s been too long, but it’s not too late to say I’m sorry to a friend.”

Edwin Mccain

“He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.”


“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’m sorry just isn’t enough but it’s all I have.”

“I am immensely contrite. And I’m sorry for the damage I’ve done.”

Jayson Blair

“I have learned that sometimes sorry is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.”

Claire London

“It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.”

Yolanda Hadid

“Just because we’re friends, doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have to say sorry. You deserve that respect.”

Dorothy Koomson, Marshmallows for Breakfast

“I am sorry for being a nag and continuously telling you what to do. It’s just that I’m uber protective when it comes to you. Sorry!”


“I’m so sorry for what I did and I promise to do better for you.”


“I always cause some mess. It is never your fault. I’m sorry for making you feel unhappy.”


“Everything that happens is my fault, find a place in your heart to truly forgive me, I’m sorry.”


“My heart has been leaking and bleeding since the day I hurt you. Please plug the holes with your forgiveness. I am sorry.”


“I’m sorry for hurting you. I know I did. But I want you to know, I still love you. Always did.”

“I never intended to hurt you. Please forgive me for causing you pain. Sorry.”


“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.


“I’m sorry for making you sad because of my crazy temper. I still can’t believe that you chose me to be your better half.”


“I am sad and ashamed of my actions. I am frustrated that I have hurt you. I am sorry and I love you so much.”


“I’m so sorry. I never wanted to hurt you.”

Kiera Cass

“I’m sorry for the wrongdoings I did that disappoint you. You are the best partner in the world. Please forgive me.”


“There are no words that could express my regret for hurting you. I am truly sorry for letting you down.”


“I’m sorry I was awful. I’m so full of errors.

Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

“I know I try your patience and you’ve probably grown tired of it. I just hope you will forgive me and give me another chance to be a better partner to you. I’m so very sorry.”


“Being rude and hurtful is never justifiable because I have hurt you. I never meant to hurt you. I’m really sorry.”

“Sorry is a small word for the huge mistake I’ve made. But I’m ready to pay the price for my actions—just forgive me.”


“Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day.

Kathie Lee Gifford

“I don’t know why, I made you cry. I’m sorry sweetheart and I hope you’ll forgive and forget.”

Frank Sinatra, What Can I Say?

“I realize that I have become self-centered and have not considered your happiness. I realize that I can only be truly happy If I make you happy, my love. I ask for your forgiveness.


“I regret throwing bad words at you. I feel down and broken without you. Please forgive me.


“I’m a big mess and that’s the last thing you need right now. But this mess loves you so much. I’m sorry.”


“I’m sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn’t do and I’ve hurt myself by hurting you.”

Christina Aguilera

“I’m sorry if things went wrong. I didn’t mean to hurt you and I don’t like seeing you crying and hurt. I promise to love you and take care of you. I’m sorry my dear!”


“I am sorry so sorry, I wish I could go back and change this.

Thomas Williams

“Love is patient and doesn’t keep a record of wrongs. I humbly kneel and ask for your forgiveness.”

“I’m sorry for not being next to you when you needed me the most. I’m sorry for all the mistakes I made…”


“I have hurt your feelings. I am now suffering from the things I made. I felt I lost the ultimate blessings in life because I have hurt you the most. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”


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


“You filled me with all unconditional love and care. But I left your heart full of hurt and bare. Please forgive me.”


“I made a mistake and I am currently ashamed. I hope you can still give me a chance to change and make it up to you.”


“What I want to say is that I’m sorry. There’s no excuse for what I did. I will understand if you will never speak to me again, but I hope you will give me another chance to fix this.”


“I have never been the partner you deserve to be. But, darling, I promise you with all my heart that tomorrow, you will have a new partner in me that you truly deserve. I’m sorry.”


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

Adele, Hello

“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

“I know I broke your heart and I want you to know that hurting you has also torn my heart apart. I am sorry, my loved one.”

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


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

Stephen King

“So this is me swallowing my pride, standing in front of you saying I’m sorry for that night.”

Taylor Swift, Back to December

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


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

Bruce Lee

“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.”


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


“I said “I love you” and I meant it. But I hurt you, now “I’m sorry” and I mean it.”


“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.”

Emily Kimbrough

“I know I am the cause of the storm, please let me at least be your umbrella.”

“Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.”

Robert Half

“When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I’m sorry, you free two souls.”

Donald L. Hicks

“I’m sorry’ won’t fix what’s been broken. But a sincere, humble apology can serve to soften the sting and sometimes do a pretty good patch up job.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

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


“My heart will rot in guilt because I will never forgive myself for what I did… but it will still continue beating to seek solace in your forgiveness. I’m sorry my love.”


“I’m not very good with words… This you know. But I know how to tell you I’m sorry and truly mean it. So, I’m sorry, okay? I’m really, really sorry.”


“My life has never been the same since the day you walked away. I am so sorry for everything I did. Please forgive me.”


“Your tears are too precious to be wasted. Let me make it up to you. I am so sorry.”


“My life is meaningless without you. Please forgive me.”


“I have many things that I need to talk to you about, but first, please know that I’m sorry for everything.”

“My biggest regret in life is how I hurt you. I hurt you so deeply, and I will never stop apologizing for that.”


“I know I’ve failed you. No excuses. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect, and I see the error of my ways. Please give me a chance to make it right.”


“I’ve been yearning to see you so that I can tell you how sorry I am. I really let you down, and I know how much I’ve hurt you.”


“I don’t have the words to express how sorry I am, but when you let me, I am going to try.”


“You mean the world to me, and I cannot believe that I jeopardized our connection with my actions. I am so sorry.”


“I am sorry for taking you for granted. It kills me that I’ve made you feel that way.”


“As soon as I had a chance to think about what I said to you, a deep wave of regret washed over me.”


“A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.”

Stephen Richards

“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

“Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.” – Jewel, Under the Water

“I’m not perfect. Remember that, and try to forgive me when I fail you.”

Elizabeth Lowell

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”

Marianne Williamson

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”

Robert Quillen

“Forgiveness is a sign that the person who has wronged you means more to you than the wrong they have dealt.”

Ben Greenhalgh

“It’s more than saying sorry. It’s meaning it. It’s letting the apology change things. But an apology is where it has to begin.”

Neil Gaiman

“There’s always this void in my heart each time I hurt you because I’m incomplete without you. I’m really sorry my dearest.”


“You’ve always granted my wish and request from the onset. One more favour; please forgive me.”


“I vow to always consider our love before saying anything when I’m angry. I’m sorry my baby and I regret everything I said.”


“For doubting you, I’m sorry; for overreacting, I’m really sorry and for taking you for granted, I’m deeply sorry.”


“I feel like a homeless person each time I offend you, since your arm is home for me. I’m truly sorry.”

Never underestimate the power of these quotes as far as reconciliation is concerned. Sometimes, all you have to do is step out of your comfort zone, swallow your pride, and apologize to save your relationship. Apologizing is not necessarily an admission of guilt – it shows you value the relationship more than being right.

If you liked our selection of 100 I’m Sorry Quotes, then perhaps you would also enjoy our collection of 40 Sweet Quotes to make her Smile.

Ajit Pandey graduated in Electronics & Communications Engineering and really loves being a good leader. When he's not doing tech stuff, he enjoys hanging out at swimming pools and going on hiking trails. Ajit writes cool articles and quotes about lots of different things he's into, giving you smart and inspiring ideas. Check out what he says for a cool view on both tech and life's adventures.

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