"It has become difficult for me to continue to take responsibility for decisions I disapprove of, and I fear their consequences." — U.S., and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei who resigned as Egypt's interim vice president after riot police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president, touching off street violence that officials said killed nearly 300 people.
"I misled the American people. I misled the House of Representatives. I misled the Federal Election Commission. I was wrong." — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. after he sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.
"Tragically, the defendant's admissions of guilt today are too little, too late for those victims." — U.S. Attorney John Kacavas after David Kwiatkowski, a traveling hospital technician accused of infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes, pleaded guilty to 16 federal drug charges under an agreement that calls for him to serve 30 to 40 years in prison.