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

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

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 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

The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland

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

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Bernard Cornwell

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead

And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand, and I'll look back and regret how I ignored when they said run as fast as you can. (Dear John)

Taylor Swift

There is a maxim, 'Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.' It is a maxim for sluggards. A better reading of it is, 'Never do today what you can as well do tomorrow,' because something may occur to make you regret your premature action.

Aaron Burr, Jr.

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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