Never apologize and never explain it a sign of weakness
Quote by John Wayne: “Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”
Never apologize and never explain- it’s a sign of weakness.
It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Who Said And in reference to what? The generally reliable though not infallible Bartlett's Familiar Quotations gives the source as the screenplay for the film She Wore a Yellow Ribbon , written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings.
Forgive me for saying this, but has been a sorry year for apologies, if not their makers. They all botched the job. We hold off. We stonewall. We wait until we are in front of a judge or are led by the hand of a public relations specialist and ordered to commit damage control.