Regret Quotes

Guilt is regret for what weíve done. Regret is guilt for what we didnít do.


The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.

Charles Caleb Colton

If I go out of public life with one feeling, with one conviction, it is this : a deep regret for many bitter words I have used in my life, deep sincere repentance for my violence of language. But I hope they will be forgiven me by God and man, because not once in all my life have I attacked anybody unjustly from my point of view, and without believing it was my duty to do so.

Joseph-Napolon-Henri Bourassa

My fond affection thou hast seen, Then judge of my regret To think more happy thou hadst been If we had never met.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

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.

Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing to regret - either for those who go or for those who are left behind

Eleanor Roosevelt

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.

Fulton Oursler

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


Whoever has three things will never regret: 1) Refraining from haste 2) Consulting (with others) 3) And depending upon God when making decisions

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi

Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.

Fulton Oursler

We are more inclined to regret our virtues than our vices; but only the very honest will admit this.

Holbrook Jackson

Bless the upward hearts who find all war, all envy, and all regret to be unacceptable, especially inside themselves.

Laura Teresa Marquez

Regret of neglected opportunity is the worst hell that a living soul can inhabit.

Rafael Sabatini

It is human nature to want to go back and fix things or change things that we regret.

John Gray
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