Quotations About / On:
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Tour to the Hebrides, September 18, 1773 (1785).)
My friend, I'm sorry you would die and I will dance. Do so- yourself.
Avoid doing things that will force you to use the word sorry, but always be ready and willing to say the word
If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight.
(Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925), British Conservative politician, prime minister. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Oct. 25, 1989).
Referring to the 1989 Commonwealth Conference.)
[I]f our reader should be neither informed nor amused, we shall be very sorry for his loss of time as well as our own.
(Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, Introduction (1754).)
I'm really sorry that I cheated so much, but I guess that's just the way things are.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian. Lolita Haze (James Mason), Lolita, saying goodbye to Humbert Humbert as she is now married and pregnant (1962).)
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins, ch. 6 (1894).)
I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. quoted in James Boswell, Tour of the Hebrides, Nov. 21, 1773 entry (1785).
Boswell noted that Johnson's remark would be "a valuable text for many decent old dowagers, and other good company, in various circles, to descant upon.")
There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
(Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, ch. 11 (1811).)
Be sorry not for being yourself
Be sorry for not being yourself
(Damian Murphy 2015)