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Regret Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Regret

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Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Values Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Self Self-Esteem Self-Confidence

You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

 

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
- Bodhidharma

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regret is an appalling waste of time.
- Katherine Mansfield

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Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Life is short,
Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly,
Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret
ANYTHING
That makes you smile
- Mark Twain

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Training yourself to live in the present -
without regretting the past or fearing the future -
is a recipe for a happy life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regret, worry, and fear squeeze
the juice from life leaving a dry hulk.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 Harris

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I often regret that I have spoken;
never that I have been silent.
- Publilius Syrus

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- Nathan Hale

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret
the things I haven't done.
- Lucille Ball

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

I do not regret one moment of my life.
- Lillie Langtry

Make it a rule of life never to regret
and never to look back.
- Katherine Mansfield

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

Were it not better to forget than to remember and regret?
- Letitia Landon

My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24,
and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to
see me succeed beyond university and drama.
- Richard E. Grant

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies
with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends,
namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Those allies who failed to join us will regret it.
They're making a mistake.
- Al D'Amato

That is why with enormous regret I have tendered my
resignation to the prime minister today.
- David Blunkett

I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it,
I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship
and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority.
- Nia Long

I'm sad to see the passing of the great drug warriors.
I certainly did my part in that battle and I don't regret any of it.
- Marc Maron

I will never regret not denouncing apartheid.
- Zola Budd

I don't regret any decisions I've made in my life.
- Gladys Knight

Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment
when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
- Alphonse Karr

I do not regret the things I've done,
but those I did not do.
- Rory Cochrane

I regret not doing a film that I was offered with Clark
Gable because the script was not good enough.
- Leslie Caron

I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office,
a military guard around the President.
- Andrew Jackson

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

I have always done my duty.
I am ready to die.
My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
- Zachary Taylor

I never regret anything.
Because every little detail of your life is what made
you into who you are in the end.
- Drew Barrymore

It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble
Parliament has been so long delayed.
- Henry Addington

I hate to be a failure.
I hate and regret the failure of my marriages.
I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
- J. Paul Getty

The only things you regret are the things you don't do.
- Michael Curtiz

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle,
Old Age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli

So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse:
It looks like a wonderful thing,
but they are going to regret introducing it into the
schools because it simply can't be controlled.
- Daniel Greenberg

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
- Truman Capote

Of my four marriages, the one to Bob Levitt is the only one I don't regret.
- Ethel Merman

I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure
and needed to keep that up for my work.
And I regret all of it.
I felt fraudulent and very shameful.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born,
dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
- Samuel Beckett

My only regret is that I signed away the world rights
and in America they've been far and away my most successful books,
but I never saw a cent from any of it.
- Jonathan Coe

Guard well within yourself that treasure,
kindness.
Know how to give without hesitation,
how to lose without regret,
how to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand

I shall have less cause to regret the carrying my intended purpose into effect,
foreseeing that you may immediately fill with advantage,
the vacancy which will presently happen.
- Henry Laurens

I very much regret, in appearing before you at your request,
to address you on the present state of the country,
and the prospect before us, that I can bring you no good tidings.
- Robert Toombs

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault,
Of course I regret it.
It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use,
but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
- Brian Mulroney

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation;
therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone,
regardless of the past or future.
- Oliver Goldsmith

My biggest regret is that I didn't teach my two children how to speak Spanish.
- Henry Darrow

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from
a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward,
in a horrid flash of regret.
- Mary McCarthy

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret,
for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
- Robert Brault

I did Polyester, and I don't regret one minute of it.
It was wonderful.
- Tab Hunter

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you
regret are the things you didn't do.
- Zachary Scott

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences...
I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.
- Queen Latifah

I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire
abolition of capital punishment.
- James Madison


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