Regret Quotes

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.

William O'Rourke

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

Woody Allen

Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.

Jonathan Larson

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney Smith

I embrace death without regret as I embraced life without fear.

Kargos Bloodspitter

I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent.

Syrus

What I regret about the follies of youth is not having committed them but not being able to do so again.

Pierre Benoit

Writing in my sixty-fourth year, I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say is good for me. Nor did I regret it. Wine has been for me a firm friend and a wise counselor. Often...wine has shown me matters in their true perspective, and has, as though by the touch of a magic wand, reduced great disasters to small inconveniences. Wine has lit up for me the pages of literature and revealed in life romance lurking in the commonplace. Wine has made me bold but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things but not to do them.

Duff Cooper

Writing in my sixty-fourth year, I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say is good for me. Nor did I regret it. Wine has been for me a firm friend and a wise counsellor. Often...wine has shown me matters in their true perspective, and has, as though by the touch of a magic wand, reduced great disasters to small inconveniences. Wine has lit up for me the pages of literature, and revealed in life romance lurking in the commonplace. Wine has made me bold but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things but not to do them.

Duff Cooper

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

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.

Jean Cocteau

To regret the past is to forfeit the future.

Chinese Proverb

One of the sweetest pleasures of a woman is to cause regret.

Paul Gavarni

We often regret we did not do otherwise, when that very otherwise would, in all probability, have done for us.

Charles Caleb Colton

It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and sensless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart

Jonathan Carroll

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.

Jim Rohn

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.

Victoria Holt

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

Oscar Wilde

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret

Benjamin Disraeli

If life is a path, we are barefoot and we each scatter before us the contents of two bags hanging from our shoulders. From the first bag -- sharp nails of worry, fear, regret and doubt, or from the second bag -- rose petals of hope, joy, friendship and confidence. If life is a path...we are the masters of that path.

Laura Teresa Marquez

You won't regret the men you never killed, but you will regret the women you passed up.

Bernard Cornwell

Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today's duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.

Ida Scott Taylor

For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment

Mark Twain

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

George Sand
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