All Quotes, Regret

105+ Regret Quotes

Regret is a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do. We all regret some of our deeds , some of our decisions. Sometimes it's good to regret. This is a collection of 105+ famous quotes on regret.




1. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in. Katherine Mansfield
2. The regret of my life is that I have not said 'I love you' often enough. Yoko Ono
3. Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret. Benjamin Disraeli
4. If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. Jim Carrey
5. Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart. Basil Rathbone
6. It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
7. My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that's procrastination. Ron Cooper
8. We all feel wistfulness or regret about roads not taken. Deborah Tannen
9. There is nothing to regret with a job well done. Joe Garcia
10. Never regret what you don't write. Abraham Lincoln
11. Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity. Carrie Fisher
12. You tend to regret the things you haven't done. Darcey Bussell
13. If you compromise and hire someone mediocre, you will always regret it. Sam Altman
14. To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. Bodhidharma
15. Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. Charles Dudley Warner
16. Ask an older person you respect to tell you his or her greatest regret. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
17. How can you regret helping a suffering patient? Jack Kevorkian
18. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. Don Miguel Ruiz
19. How can you regret helping a suffering patient? Jack Kevorkian
20. Unrestrained competition can drive people into actions that they would otherwise regret. George Soros
21. A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps. Charles Goodyear
22. Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. Arthur Miller
23. One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late. Agatha Christie
24. It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts. Oscar Levant
25. Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Katherine Mansfield
26. Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been. Hilary Clinton
27. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. Jonathan Larson
28. 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 J. Harris
29. Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas
30. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymore
31. Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. Charles Dudley Warner
32. Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. Victoria Holt
33. Regret is ... an unavoidable result of any loss, for in loss we lose the tomorrow that we needed to make right our yesterday or today. Gerald Lawson Sittser
34. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. Lucy Maud Montgomery
35. Never look back and regret, look back and smile at what you have learned. Michelle C. Ustaszeski
36. Regrets are the tears of choices not made and of good deeds left undone. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
37. Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. Charles Dudley Warner
38. It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
39. Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. Mason Cooley
40. Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. Roy T. Bennett
41. One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. Shannon L. Alder
42. Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. Arthur Miller
43. The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance. Napoléon Bonaparte
44. You can't regret the life you didn't lead. Junot Díaz
45. No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found. Samuel Beckett
46. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today. Jonathan Larson
47. Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren't accompanied by regret. Laura Kasischke
48. A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement - yet it had been the truth. Hermann Hesse
49. The advance of regret can be so gradual that it is impossible to say "yesterday I was happy, today I am not. E.M. Forster
50. Regret; The saddest word in the English language. Tonya Hurley
51. One can't reason away regret-it's a bit like falling in love, falling into regret. Graham Greene
52. Regret swallows broken men whole. Acceptance builds them anew. Sarah Noffke
53. Its better to regrets what you did, than regret what you didn't do. William Nolan
54. Hurting people you love is the heaviest kind of regret. Charlotte Eriksson
55. Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling the present. Movie Quote
56. Always be truthful and you will have fewer visits from regret, guilt or fear. Suzy Kassem
57. Any thoughts of guilt, any feelings of regret, had faded. The desert had baked them out. Stephen King
58. Men didn't have any idea about regret before God felt so once after created us. Toba Beta
59. The biggest poison in our lives is regret. Unknown
60. Regrets, it seems, are easy to realise when you're dying. G.M.T. Schuilling
61. Do what needs to be done today so tomorrow will have no regrets. H D Howard
62. Grief is freeing, but regret is the cul de sac of despair. Dan B. Addler
63. There's no fear or regret but no elation or sense of triumph either. It's just a job that had to be done. Irvine Welsh
64. The scariest thing in life is not fear itself but rather the regret of not overcoming fear. Avina Celeste
65. The regret of unfinished business is particularly oppressive, even haunting in its oppressive grief. Donna Lynn Hope
66. Today is a new day. Don’t let thoughts from past regrets ruin your day today. Avina Celeste
67. There is nothing to be found in the past if you only look there with regret. Avina Celeste
68. Self-reflection is a much kinder teacher than regret is. Prioritize yourself by making a habit of it. Andrena Sawyer
69. Deciding not to let worry and regret get under your skin can be the most freeing decision yet! Jodi Aman
70. The biggest regret is regret itself. Maria Lehtman
71. Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently! Charles Dudley Warner
72. A man without regrets cannot be cured. Aristotle
73. The path you do not take today is the path you will regret not taking tomorrow. Toni Sorenson
74. Regret, albeit raw and relentless, is almost always unremarkable. Kris Kidd
75. Some details escaped her, but the regret remained with her Gustave Flaubert
76. Never pass up the chance to be kissing someone. It's the worst kind of regret. Patrick Ness
77. To live with regret is to deny one's life of living. Gillian Duce
78. Monitor and control every passing day so as to live without regrets. Sunday Adelaja
79. His heart missed a beat and never regretted the lovely loss. Vladimir Nabokov
80. Don't give yourself the opportunity to regret. Isabella Poretsis
81. The most regretful behavior always leaches from a wound to our sanctimonious pride. Kilroy J. Oldster
82. The only thing worse than living with regret, is dying with regret. Jewel E. Ann
83. Bravery is the solution to regret. Robin S. Sharma
84. Recovery is hard. Regret is harder. Brittany Burgunder
85. Rarely do you regret what you have done nearly as much as what you have failed to do. Jeffrey Fry
86. Don’t fear the future or regret the past but celebrate the present. Tim Mann artist
87. While fun is desirable, regret is quite the opposite. Richelle E. Goodrich
88. Feelings of regret represent our aversion to reality. Kilroy J. Oldster
89. Can one regret a thing that, however unwise, was beautiful? Cassandra Clare
90. Regrets are a waste of time and waste of time brings about regrets. It's the best ironic cycle after life and death! Adhish Mazumder
91. It does no good to regret the past... yet regret remains just the same. Sang-Sun Park
92. Regret is like a mental parasite that alters your behavior. Peter Tieryas
93. All this is what it means to regret. Matthew J. Hefti
94. When you have given your best, you are left with no regrets. Abdul Mueed
95. People regret not achieving enough success in life, they should regret missing many opportunities in life. Amit Kalantri
96. The most romantic creation to have come out of regret is time-travel. Preeti Bhonsle
97. Gratitude can't grow love higher than regret. Shannon L. Alder
98. Consider the odd morphology of regret. Wallace Stevens
99. Quick decisions made in anger, usually end in regret. Elizabeth Bourgeret
100. Regret is a waste of time. James Patterson
101. The waves of regret were gentle, but I knew they would ripple on forever. Yōko Ogawa
102. Our regrets want to bring back many things we leave behind. Munia Khan
103. Better to say nothing at all, rather than something you'll regret. Abe Musaibli
104. Those who refuse to grow, those who only finish school and call it quits regret through life. Sunday Adelaja
105. A moment of Patience in a moment of Anger saves a thousand moments of Regret. Ali Ibn Abu Talib
106. Regrets begin the moment we're comfortable with settling. Andrena Sawyer
107. To regret your soul is to regret your past. Claire North


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