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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Apology
 
  No sensible person ever made an apology.
Emerson.    
  1
  A very desperate habit; one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man’s companion knows of his short-comings is from his apology.
Holmes.    
  2
  Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
O. W. Holmes.    
  3
  There are occasions on which all apology is rudeness.
Dr. Johnson.    
  4
  Apologies only account for the evil which they cannot alter.
Disraeli.    
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