A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
* G. K. Chesterton
Never complain and never explain.
* Benjamin Disraeli
Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyhow.
* Elbert Hubbard
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
* Aldous Huxley
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
* P. G. Wodehouse