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83 Quotes About Regret

Regret Quotes

 

  • Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas

 

  • The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

  • If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow? – José Saramago,

 

  • Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. – Arthur Miller

 

  • Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. – Victoria Holt

 

  • People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences, but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime. – Ethel Person

 

  • 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

 

  • To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose, the next best. – William Thackeray

 

  • Concentrating on negatives, regrets or second thoughts won’t change what has happened. – A C Aseh

 

  • Unforgiving hearts die in regret. – Unknown

 

  • My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination. – S. J. Thompson

 

  • Worrying about past regrets does nothing to change the past. Your future is where your focus should be. – Catherine Pulsifer

 

  • Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still. Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to I will. – The Beatles

 

  • Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

  • You will never regret doing the right thing. – Unknown

 

  • The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. – G.K. Chesterson

 

  • No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused. – Charles Dickens

 

  • Perhaps some will never understand, it is mostly the farewells that unite us, and last in our memory forever, even more than the first meeting. – Mimi Novic

 

  • Repent – To regret the wrong actions we have done or our failure to do things we should have done, and to turn from such behavior, seeking God’s forgiveness. – Jo Swinney

 

  • I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer. – Unknown

 

  • I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say. – Ingrid Bergman

 

  • There’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me. – Gretchen Kemp

 

  • Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. – William de Witt Hyde

 

  • Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. – Washington Irvin

 

  • When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it? – Shannon Alder

 

  • An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception. – Harold Loukes
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  • I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. – Lucille Ball

 

  • Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you’ve lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones. – Unknown

 

  • What hurts more; the pain of ‘what ifs’, or the pain of rejection? – Izey Odiase

 

  • Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. – Johnathan Harnisch

 

  • What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. – Henry Ward Beecher

 

  • Mistakes we make in the past sometimes keep us connected. Heartache sometimes keeps us connected. – Jacqueline Simon Gunn

 

  • When it’s gone, you’ll know what a gift love was. You’ll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it. – Ian McEwan

 

  • Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart. – Basil Rathbone

 

  • Hurting people you love is the heaviest kind of regret. – Charlotte Eriksson

 

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

 

  • The essential sadness is to go through life without loving. But it would be almost equally sad to leave this world without ever telling those you loved that you love them. – Unknown

 

  • In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make. – Lewis Carroll

 

  • Never ignore a person who loves and cares for you, because one day you may realize that you’ve lost the moon while counting the stars. – Anonymous

 

  • Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. – Kahlil Gibran

 

  • It is not the experience of today that drives a person mad, it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring. – Unknown

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • If we don’t deal with the roots of our regrets, if we don’t make the choice to start over, the costs of what we’re missing out on can be enormous and will accrue exponentially over time. – Dave Ferguson

 

  • There was once a love which I did not learn to cherish, it was only when I lost it that I felt extreme regret. There is no worse experience than such feeling. – Unknown

 

  • There is no need to lament on the bygone failures, instead concentrate on things that you can change and let other things take their own course. – Robert Gallagher

 

  • A moment in life, followed by an eternity of situations to grow from or regret, is the reality that love is not about winning or losing, but simply to survive. – William E. Lewis
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  • The longer our trail of regrets, the more we tend to value the importance of making wise decisions. – Bob Santos

 

  • When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold something which I have traded for it. It may be no more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price. – Unknown

 

  • We cannot always change what has happened to us, but we can change how we react and how we live in the future. Living with no regrets is living successfully. – Dr. Ellen Taricani

 

  • Never take anyone for granted, we never seem to realize what we have until it is no longer ours then it becomes the only thing we want. – Unknown

 

  • Regret, remorse, sorrow all emotions that can result in negative feelings. Only you can change your emotions to positive ones, you cannot change the past but you can change the future – Catherine Pulsifer

 

  • Never regret anything from your past because one day, you’ll look back and thank it for hurting you so much that you decided to become a stronger human being. – Faith Star

 

  • The only things I regret, and the only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch. – Scott Spencer

 

  • Don’t allow yourself to become one who, nearing death, regrets what you might have done if only you had taken a few risks We each have a purpose in life. – Gillian Stokes

 

  • Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets. – Unknown

 

  • Don’t live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won’t regret today. – Catherine Pulsifer

 

Regret Quotes

 

  • 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

 

  • Stop fretting about past decisions. They have provided valuable wisdom. Go forward without fear or regret. – Paul Martens

 

  • 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

 

  • Most of us have had regrets and recognize how they can hold us back or keep us stuck in life and relationships. Getting past the Past is important for anyone desiring to live beyond mistakes and the problems they make. – Ron Neff

 

  • One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. – Shannon L. Alde

 

  • Trust before you love, know before you judge, commit before you promise, forgive before you forget and appreciate before you regret. – Unknown

 

  • Many people choose to dwell on their failures. This leads to unnecessary worrying, regret, shame, and stress. Instead of dwelling on the past, you can reflect on your experiences and use negative situations as a learning experience. – Morris Pratt

 

  • When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you. – Shannon Adle
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  • Don’t make my mistake. Don’t let yourself be so angry that you stop loving. Because one day you’ll wake up from that anger, and the person you love will be gone. – Dawson’s Creek

 

  • There is no point in regretting for things that have happened but it makes a big difference to think about a solution or idea to change the unexpected outcome or effects of the choices made. – Lindsay Hallie

 

  • First, imagine taking the potentially regret, producing path of inaction. Then imagine what the very best outcome would be were you to take this risk. By picturing both scenarios in advance, you can avoid the regret of what might have been. – Wayne Dyer

 

  • At the end of your life you want to look back and have no regrets! To do this you need to start living today with your end in mind. – Larry Richards

 

  • When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. – Alexander Graham Bell

 

  • If you ever react with anger, it will overtake you. You will say something or do something you regret. – Rhonda Hart

 

  • I don’t dwell in the past; I don’t wallow in old events and emotions. I don’t waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened. – Yanni

 

  • 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

 

 

  • I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself. – Brittany Renee

 

  • The price of fear is often regret for what could have been. – Brian Cagneey

 

  • We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds. – Libba Bray

 

  • Don’t regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it. – Catherine Pulsifer

 

  • We don’t have to be defined by the things we did or didn’t do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it’s a regret, maybe it’s not. It’s merely something that happened. Get over it. – Pittacus Lore

 

  • I have to laugh at the times I’ve knocked myself out over a tough spot only to find out afterwards there was an easier way. Robert Franklin Leslie

 

  • If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world. – Mercedes Lackey

 

  • Regrets only apply when we don’t learn from a situation. No sense looking back, look forward with new knowledge and no regret. -Catherine Pulsifer

 

  • 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 good for wallowing in. – Katherine Mansfield