What I regret about the follies of youth is not having committed them but not being able to do so again.
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent.
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.
I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.
It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
I regret nothing and fear less.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.
There is nothing to regret - either for those who go or for those who are left behind
The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love
The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the LUXURY of a regret.
Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret
To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul
Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.
Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good.
Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.
Regret, which is guilt without the neurosis, enables us ... to move forward instead of back.