Regret Quotes

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

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

Victoria Holt

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

Woody Allen

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

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

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

Charles Dudley Warner

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

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

John O'donohue

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

Jane Adams

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

John Gray

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

Charles Caleb Colton

Regrets over the past should chasten the future.

James Ellis

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

Paul Gavarni

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Maxims

To regret the past is to forfeit the future.

Chinese Proverb

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