It\'s easier to apologize than ask for permission.
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.
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, & honest deeds set against dishonest words.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.