"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."
I didn't believe this at first, but I'm convinced this is 100% correct. Do others agree?
There are times when it is necessary. Personal relationships sometimes demand an apology. Wodehouse, I believe was speaking of larger relationships within your business and social circles. At least that's how I interpret it.
I'm sure there's a despot or two out there who live by the idea of never apologizing, never admitting errors or mistakes and can get away with it.
While I love the "Jeeves" books, I don't agree with P. G. Wodehouse on this one. For majority of people, who are not at the top of the food chain in society this behaviour can backfire in a nasty way.