I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. (3 July 1988)
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one’s heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Like ‘nice’, ‘sorry’ is a useful, versatile, all-purpose word, suitable for all occasions and circumstances. When in doubt, say ‘sorry’. Englishness means always having to say you’re sorry.
There are occasions on which all apology is rudeness.
If God doesn’t destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
‘It is destiny’ phrase of the weak human heart! ‘It is destiny’ dark apology for every error! The strong and virtuous admit no destiny.
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
President Clinton, on my behalf but without my consent, apologized: to Japan, for winning World War II and deposing the evil military government. to African nations, for not regarding their butcher-clown leaders and chaotic societies as equals. to black Americans, for slavery in America, notwithstanding that it was precisely Western ideals that made the abolition […]
Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don’t ever apologize for anything.