Regret Quotes Quotes

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

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

Victoria Holt

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

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.

Henry Louis Mencken

Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.

Armand Hammer

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

To regret the past is to forfeit the future.

Chinese Proverb

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Maxims

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

Paul Gavarni

Regrets over the past should chasten the future.

James Ellis

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
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