It's better to apologize...

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on September 23, 2003

In Reply to: It's better to apologize... posted by ESC on September 23, 2003

: : "It's better to apolgise than ask permission"

: It means it is better to going ahead and do what you want then apologize AFTER the fact to whoever you've offended than to ask BEFORE and be denied permission.

: I don't know who said it.

The most common form I've heard this expression in, is "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission". Emphasis on what's "easier" rather than what's "better".