Posts Tagged ‘Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’

My Humblest Apologies!

July 9, 2017

How hard is it to offer an apology when an honest mistake is made?  Not very hard at all, and yet so many people are challenged (or refuse) to do so.  I would have to say that it would be best for all concerned (in the long run) to just swallow your pride, apologize, get over it, and move on.  Life is too short to have to endure the ill-feelings that are sure to result from not having done so.  Here are a few of my favorite quotations regarding an apology.

Apology has been defined as . . .
“Egotism the wrong side out.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

“The only thing that will allow you to get the last word in with a woman.”  (Danny Cummins)

“An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.”  (Steve Martin)

Source: The Cynic’s Dictionary by Aubrey Dillon-Malone.

Get Ready for Those Tough Decisions!

June 21, 2009

This just in from Audri and Jim Lanford (Inspirational Quotes).

Did you know…

… that today is the beginning of Tough Decisions Week?

During this week, the Supreme Court has had to make some of its toughest and most controversial decisions, including decisions on flag burning (1989), hate crimes (1992), prayers in schools (1962), the draft (1981) and the death penalty
(1972).

“Knowledge and timber shouldn’t be much used till they are seasoned.”

— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.