Envying: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 176 pages
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Familiar Quotations ApologizingGenius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.ndash;AnonymousWhy should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?ndash;Jim BakkerIt 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.ndash;Stephen CoveyApologies only account for the evil which they cannot alter.ndash;Benjamin DisraeliNever apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.ndash;Benjamin DisraeliYou shoot me in a dream, you'd better wake up and apologize.ndash;Reservoir DogsRings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself.ndash;Ralph Waldo EmersonEvery young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.ndash;Nathaniel HawthorneSo let me get this straight. You broke in again to apologize for breaking in yesterday?ndash;Get ShortyIt is good rule in life to never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.ndash;Pelham Grenville Wodehouse Use in Literature ApologizingThe officer, brooding over the incident, resolved to explain and apologize to the enemy.ndash;Robert Herrick (1868-1938) in The World Decision.

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