Regret Quotes

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

Regret, which is guilt without the neurosis, enables us ... to move forward instead of back.

Jane Adams

Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.

John O'donohue

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.

Katherine Mansfield

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.

Charles Dudley Warner

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.

Arthur Brisbane

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

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

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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

Pierre Benoit

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

Jim Rohn
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