Thursday, October 4, 2012

No Apologies

A    L    O    H    A  !
 " 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

" A stiff apology
 is a second insult.
The injured party does not want
 to be compensated. . .
 he wants to be healed 
because he has been hurt.  "

Gilbert K. Chesterton

 " Too much apology
doubles the offense. "

James Richardson

" Apology is a lovely perfume;
 it can transform 
the clumsiest moment 
into a gracious
 gift. "

Margaret Lee Runbeck


How wonderful that


have chosen to visit us
here today.

Today I was thinking
that all advice,
every quote,
is but an approximation
of deeper universal
Universal truths
too personal
too paradoxical
to be spoken
 in words.

That of yourself
which you bring here
is more than

Something of value,
a circuit of energy,
passes among us,
you & me.

Your kind visit
 adds an irreplaceable element 
to our day: YOU! 

 'Take Peace & Laughs - Leave Your Comment'
 Thanks pal
                       Warmly, cloudia

" Friends are God's apology for relations.  "
Hugh Kingsmill


the walking man said...

Uhh I apologize for making you think I am kind. hahahahahaahaha!

The Elephant's Child said...

If I have done wrong - I am happy to apologise. And I loved your contradictory quotes today - they made me think about what I really do believe. Thank you.

Gina Duarte said...

Beautiful. The Wodehouse quote is especially resonant.

RONW said...

the words I leave after this line will be invisible but still there,

foongpc said...

Apologies must be sincere or it's better not to apologize : )

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i hear what they are saying on apologizing too much....there is a point it makes the offense worse for sure....and leaves us stuck in that moment...

aloha from va

Lori Skoog said...

By the time you apologize, the undesirable deed has already been done. Why was it done in the first place, when you knew it was not the right thing to do? Usually it is a lack of true respect or it would not have happened. There are times when an apology can work, but it offers two messages.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Powerul colors !

Teresa said...

I love the quote about friends being God's apology for relatives. That made me laugh.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love means never having to say you're sorry....Love Story quote, could this be true!

Akelamalu said...

It's always a pleasure to visit you Cloudia. x

Dave King said...

As usual, I think I go for the first quote. Keep 'em coming!

Myrna R. said...

I hate an obligatory apology. I'd rather hear silence. But, if it's honest and heartfelt, then I appreciate it.

I'm sure not sorry to be here.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures again Claudia, beautiful skies.

TexWisGirl said...

a lack of apology is sometimes more hurtful than the original deed.

Charles Gramlich said...

Certainly too many folks do take advantage of apologies. Sad.

Indrani said...

I never thought so much about this topic, apology must be sincere, it should sound sincere, look sincere. Great post Cloudia, made me think.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Cloudia, such an important message today. It brings to mind one of my favorite quotes, "Love means never having to say you're sorry" I bet there are a lot of people who can remember where that was made famous...right? Happiness throughout your journey today-Karen

John McElveen said...

SORRY-- Wrong Blog.



Betty Manousos said...

great quotes to live by.

keep'em coming!


Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to consider apologies in all these facets.

Giga said...

Nie dla każdej wyrządzonej krzywdy przeprosiny wystarczą, bo to po prostu za mało. Pozdrawiam.
Not for any harm caused apology suffice, because it is simply not enough. Yours.

Anonymous said...

Grace. I've heard the phrase, "we need some grace here." That seems to settle things down, with a bit of the big picture. Can I do an apology ahead of time, in case I don't know when I've offended? I'm sorry.
Say, is there a follow-up photo from the hand and the lady-finger flowers?

Erika said...

But in your country there is always a rainbow.
Have a nice evening.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this lesson of and for thought very much.

Please have you all a good Friday.

Jenn Jilks said...

Interesting quotes, sistah!
I have a neighbour who was listening to rumours about my opinions. She is a farmer, and we frequent her store all the time. She was told I don't like farmers. It bothered me all night! I went back this afternoon and told her that she was misinformed and it had bothered me.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Linda said...

Another beautiful post, Cloudia. You choose the perfect photos, too.

Cloudia said...

Great comments! Thanks SO much

magiceye said...

The circuit of energy is electrifying!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots. I do think that being able to say you're sorry is important and shows that you are a greater person than one who remains stuck in anger or pettiness.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos and great post.Thank you.

Jeanne Pursell said...

As always...great words of wisdom and FABULOUS photos!! xo

Cloudy said...

Lieben Gruß und Sonne im Herzen...


ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful photographs, admiring views of the sky is giving much joy. I am greeting

Bob Bushell said...

The picture with the hand is brilliant. I love the sentiment.