65 Apologetic Quotes On Success In Life

These apologetic quotes will inspire you. Apologetic, feeling or showing regret or regretfully acknowledging or excusing an offense or failure.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging apologetic quotes, apologetic sayings, and apologetic proverbs.

Best Apologetic Quotes

  1. “Why was she always so craven, so apologetic? He had always seen Ruth as separate, good and untainted. As a child, his parents had appeared to him as starkly black and white, the one bad and frightening, the other good and kind. Yet as he had grown older, he kept coming up hard in his mind against Ruth’s willing blindness, to her constant apologia for his father, to the unshakeable allegiance to her false idol.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  2. “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics.” ~ Fred Hoyle
  3. “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  4. “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  5. “If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  6. “I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.” ~ John Steinbeck
  7. “I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it.” ~ Luke Scott
  8. “I wasn’t writing, I wasn’t drawing, and personality-wise, I was just completely arrogant. I’m not trying to be overly apologetic for my behavior – I wasn’t evil. The lifestyle I had was one that lent itself to becoming more and more self-involved.” ~ Patti Smith

  9. “The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we’re not apologetic about it.” ~ Sargent Shriver , Not apologetic quotes
  10. “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?” ~ C. S. Lewis
  11. “A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  12. “More often than not, it is what you are rather than what you say that will bring an unbeliever to Christ.
  13. This, then, is the ultimate apologetic. For the ultimate apologetic is: your life.” ~ William Lane Craig

  14. “Christianity israrely understood by those outside its bounds. In fact, this is probably one of the greatest tasks confronting the apologist–to rescue Christianity from misunderstandings.” ~ Alister E. McGrath
  15. “For my own part, I believe that in dealing with skeptics, and unbelievers, and enemies of the Bible, Christians are too apt to stand only on the defensive. They are too often content with answering this or that little objection, or discussing this or that little difficulty, which is picked out of Scripture and thrown in their teeth. I believe we ought to act on the aggressive far more than we do, and to press home on the adversaries of [Biblical] inspiration the enormous difficulties of their own position.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  16. “I wonder how appropriate it is to try to ‘argue someone into the kingdom.’ Many apologists hotly deny any such charge, but I don’t believe them. The tenor of almost all apologetics literature makes it plain that this is their intent.” ~ Robert M. Price

  17. “I’ve got friends who are so good at getting away with things, like going up to the desk to get upgraded on a plane, for example. I haven’t got any of that kind of confidence in those situations. I look so awkward. I act awkward. I’m really apologetic. I fail to get anything that way.” ~ Ruth Wilson
  18. “MAKE STATEMENTS also applies to us women: Speak in statements instead of apologetic questions. No one wants to go to a doctor who says, “I’m going to be your surgeon? I’m here to talk to you about your procedure? I was first in my class at Johns Hopkins, so?” Make statements, with your actions and your voice.” ~ Tina Fey
  19. “In a post-Christian, skeptical age, love on display is the most convincing apologetic.” ~ J. D. Greear
  20. “Apologetic explanations do not develop unless there is a reality that has to be explained and defended. Jesus was undeniably a figure of history.” ~ John Shelby Spong

  21. “There was a time when only specialized Christian missionaries needed to be able to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ against the attacks of Islam. Today every Christian has an opportunity and obligation to present the gospel effectively and in Christian love to the Muslims who have permeated our Western society. When your neighbor, your mechanic, your favorite basketball player, your employer or employee, or even your children’s friends could very well be Muslims, the need for proper understanding and an effective Christian witness is abundantly clear.” ~ Josh McDowell
  22. “Our Christian faith – and correlatively, our account of apologetics – is tainted by modernism when we fail to appreciate the effects of sin on reason. When this is ignored, we adopt an Enlightenment optimism about the role of a supposedly neutral reason in the recognition of truth.” ~ James K. A. Smith
  23. “If our culture is to be transformed, it will happen from the bottom up – from ordinary believers practicing apologetics over the backyard fence or around the barbecue grill.” ~ Charles Colson

  24. “People are timid and apologetic; they are no longer upright; they dare not say “I think,” “I am,” but quote some saint or sage. They are ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  25. “The purpose of apologetics is not just to win an argument or a discussion, but that people with whom we are in contact may become Christians and then live under the Lordship of Christ in the whole spectrum of life.” ~ Francis Schaeffer
  26. “The longer I am in this work, the more I realize that intellectual struggles are merely the hazardous waste of life, blocking the heart from truth. The task of apologetics is to carefully remove that hazardous material and keep it from igniting into a destructive fire. Once that is done, the way to the heart is always through the way of the Cross, God’s love for each and every one of us.” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  27. “First of all, from a spiritual perspective, I don’t think anyone needs to be apologetic about being successful or having money. The more successful you are, the more job opportunities you create for other people.” ~ Shilpa Shetty

  28. “For me, apologetics proved to be the turning point of my life and eternity. I’m thankful for the scholars who so passionately and effectively defend the truth of Christianity – and today my life’s goal is to do my part in helping others get answers to the questions that are blocking them in their spiritual journey toward Christ.” ~ Lee Strobel
  29. “The moment philosophy supposes it can find a final and comprehensive solution, it ceases to be inquiry and becomes either apologetics or propaganda.” ~ John Dewey
  30. “Phillip looked to Eloise. “Perhaps introductions are in order?” “Oh,” Eloise said, gulping. “Yes, of course. These are my brothers.” “I’d gathered,” he said, his voice as dry as dust. She shot him an apologetic look, which, Phillip thought, was really the least she could do after nearly getting him tortured and killed, then turned to her brothers and motioned to each in turn, saying, “Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Gregory. These three,” she added, motioning to A, B, and C, “are my elders. This one”—she waved dismissively at Gregory—”is an infant.” ~ Julia Quinn
  31. “Her eyes, mostly cast downward, occasionally flicker upwards to meet his before falling again. She is apologetic for everything, as always, constantly saying sorry to the world, as though as her very presence offends.” ~ Cecelia Ahern

  32. “The snow lay thin and apologetic over the world. That wide grey sweep was the lawn, with the straggling trees of the orchard still dark beyond; the white squares were the roofs of the garage, the old barn, the rabbit hutches, the chicken coops. Further back there were only the flat fields of Dawson’s farm, dimly white-striped. All the broad sky was grey, full of more snow that refused to fall. There was no colour anywhere.” ~ Susan Cooper
  33. “Fresh peach pie can lift a bullying reprobate into apologetic courtesy; I have watched it happen.” ~ Leif Enger
  34. “I told them he’d be able to get you to go out.” Rianne folded her winnings and tucked the bills into her blazer pocket. “Look at him.” “He’s right here, Ri,” Carla murmured, shooting Keenan an apologetic look. “We’ve tried to teach her manners, but…” She shrugged. “It’s like housebreaking a dog. If we’d had her when she was a puppy, maybe.” Rianne smacked her on the arm, but she was grinning. “Woof, woof.” ~ Melissa Marr
  35. “Women are put in a position of feeling embarrassed about their bodies. It’s so ridiculous, but also astounding – we have to always be apologetic about having created the human race.” ~ Yoko Ono

  36. “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  37. “Such is the prestige of the Nobel Award and of this place where I stand that I am impelled, not to speak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession and in the great and good men who have practised it through the ages.” ~ John Steinbeck
  38. “The downfall of the church will not come from a lack of apologetic teaching; it will come from disintegration of the families in the church.” ~ Josh McDowell
  39. “Archaeology in general is the recovery and study of the material culture of past civilizations. Biblical archaeology is as an application of the science of archaeology to the field of biblical studies. Through the comparison and integration of Scripture with the evidence of history and culture derived from archaeology, new insights into the biblical context of people and events, and sometimes the interpretation of the text itself, are possible. In this way archaeology serves as a necessary tool for biblical exegesis and for apologetic concerns.” ~ Randall Price
  40. “I always wanted to take the blame. I’ve always been apologetic for other people’s faults.” ~ Lindsay Lohan

  41. “I didn’t want to be apologetic about my love story, and I think to be willing to write about love you have to be willing to sound foolish. I wanted to write about foolish and goofy love and different relationships. I wanted to write about interracial relationships in a way that does not pretend as if race does not exist.” ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie , Apologetic quotes love
  42. “It is usual to speak in a playfully apologetic tone about one’s adult enjoyment of what are called ‘children’s books.’ I think the convention a silly one. No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty-except, of course, books of information. The only imaginative works we ought to grow out of are those which it would have been better not to have read at all. A mature palate will probably not much care for crème de menthe: but it ought still to enjoy bread and butter and honey.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  43. “I’ve always been a huge fan of apologetics. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors.” ~ Shane Harper
  44. “To have loved and lost, either by that total disenchantment which leaves compassion as the sole substitute for love which can exist no more, or by the slow torment which is obliged to let go day by day all that constitutes the diviner part of love – namely, reverence, belief, and trust, yet clings desperately to the only thing left it, a long-suffering apologetic tenderness – this lot is probably the hardest any woman can have to bear.” ~ Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
  45. “Most apologetic books are really written for Christians, even the ones that purport to be written for non-believers.” ~ Timothy Keller

  46. “I’m a single-issue voter, to get straight to the point. I’m really only interested in the candidate who’s toughest and least apologetic when it comes to the confrontation with Islamic Jihadism.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  47. “My mission is not to give an apologetic for why I’m trying to impact people’s lives and use the Gospel to transform. My mission is to impact people’s lives and use the Gospel to transform. I want to be on that mission and not explaining it all the time.” ~ LeCrae
  48. “Some politicians are scared of Putin and some are extremely apologetic, actually. And I feel very sorry for this because some people who are like my friends from the left flank, they praise Putin because they see him as the fighter against American imperialism, which he is not. You know, why would you select between American imperialism and Russian imperialism? To my mind, it’s exactly the same thing.” ~ Ilya Ponomarev
  49. “It’s fine to deal with people’s doubts and explain why they have good reasons to believe in Christ. But until we tell them the good news of Jesus Christ, we haven’t done our job. They need a saviour that God has provided them in Christ. Once they know that, we can do as much apologetics as we need to.” ~ Mark Dever
  50. “I feel like my life has always been the ‘Hey Look at Me Show.’ I’m not apologetic about that.” ~ Dan Harmon

  51. “Worship is a powerful witness to unbelievers-if God’s presence is felt, and if the message is understandable. God’s presence must be sensed in the service. More people are won to Christ by feeling God’s presence than by all our apologetic arguments combined. Few people, if any, are converted to Christ on purely intellectual grounds. It is the sense of God’s presence that melts the heart and explodes mental barriers.” ~ Rick Warren
  52. “Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims by saying, ‘To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,’ his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
  53. “The moment you’re too apologetic about something and people know that something isn’t finished, they listen/look for the mistakes or cracks, but if you act like it’s done people experience things in a totally different way.” ~ St. Lucia

  54. “I’m apologetic when I feel like I’ve made a mistake. And when I have done a disservice to myself or someone else. But I don’t feel a need to apologize for doing or saying something that I think needs to be said, just because it may not sit comfortably with somebody else.” ~ Susan Rice
  55. “The difference between apologetics and evangelism is that in apologetics, you are answering objections that the world raises, whereas in evangelism, you are bringing the message that Christ brought. So unbelievers tend to set the agenda in apologetics, and you set the agenda in evangelism.” ~ Mark Dever
  56. “In the New Testament alone there are Gospels, acts, epistles, and an apocalypse. Gospels contain literary forms like miracles, parables, pronouncements, proverbs, farewell discourses, annunciations, and so on. Epistles can be apologetic, commendatory, friendship-oriented, exhortational, diatribes.” ~ Craig Blomberg
  57. “I think the current book [for Christian apologetics] is by Lee Strobel, its called A Case for Christ.” ~ Max Lucado

  58. “Most of my library consists of books on the Catholic faith: conversion stories, books on saints and Early Church Fathers, Apparitions of Mary, prayer books, Scriptural resource books on Apologetics, Typology, concordances, bible dictionaries, bible encyclopedias and at least 40 bibles – both Catholic and Protestant editions in several different translations.” ~ Gail Buckley
  59. “Compared to Americans, Canadians are often more gentle in their approach to things. They’re much more apologetic. There’s less room for conflict.” ~ Joseph Boyden
  60. “English actors feel vaguely apologetic for being there at all. American actors know that the most important thing is to get one take out of fifty that is great, and they’ll go to any length to get it. The English are used to working within consistently small, low-budget things and think, I mustn’t waste their time.” ~ Helen Mirren
  61. “If I was a part of secret ninja group my power would be the power of apology. I would just apologize emphatically and freely. And my mech might just be a phone to send apologetic emails from.” ~ Zach Woods

  62. “We preach sermons, write books on apologetics, conduct city-wide evangelistic campaigns. For those alienated from the church, that approach no longer has the same drawing power. And for the truly needy, words alone don’t satisfy; “A hungry person has no ears,” as one relief worker told me. A skeptical world judges the truth of what we say by the proof of how we live.” ~ Philip Yancey
  63. “… organized religion, in a dominating business society, can do only one of two things. It can either assure the communicant with uneasy bluster that God Himself likes money — a theory which convinces nobody — or it can give him an apologetic, halfhearted invitation to go out and get himself crucified.” ~ Margaret Halsey
  64. “It’s no longer enough to teach our children Bible stories; they need doctrine and apologetics.” ~ William Lane Craig

  65. “I’m noticing an exciting trend around the country: a resurgence of interest in Christian apologetics (the defense of the faith). This is a reaction to the current attacks on the essentials of Christianity that are coming from militant atheists, radical professors, and Internet gadflies.” ~ Lee Strobel

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