100+ Quotes About Regret

A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps. – Charles Goodyear


A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore


A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement – yet it had been the truth. – Hermann Hesse


A ton of regret never makes an ounce of difference. – Grenville Kleiser


Always be truthful and you will have fewer visits from regret, guilt or fear. – Suzy Kassem


Anyone who doesn’t regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains. – Vladimir Putin


Bereavement is terrible, of course. And when somebody you love dies, it’s a time for reflection, a time for memory, a time for regret. – Richard Dawkins


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


Dead people receive more flowers than living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude. – Anne Frank


Everybody was sorry. Sorry was easy. Sorry was for suckers. – Gretchen McNeil


For much of my life, I existed in a condition of regret, a regret that was contemporaneous with experience, and which sometimes preceded experience. – Greg Baxter


For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been!              – John Greenleaf Whittier


Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. – Jonathan Larson


Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret. – Laura Kasischke


Hopes and regrets are the sweetest links of existence. – Letitia Elizabeth Landon


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


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


I regret things all the time. I’ve never regretted not saying something. I’ve only regretted saying something. – Chrissy Teigen


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


If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday . . . we have no today in which to be thankful. – Unknown


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


If you’ve truly tried your best, you’ve got nothing to regret. – Pep Talk Radio


Insomnia haunted me like regret. – K. Weikel


It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee


It’s better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven’t done.  – Billie Joe Armstrong


It’s better to regret what you do, than regret what you didn’t do. – William Nolan


Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. –Mark Twain


Life is simple: Make choices and don’t look back. – Sung Kang


Live with no excuses and love with no regrets. – Montel Williams


Living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse. – Jodi Picoult


Love lives in sealed bottles of regret. – Seán O’faoláin


Love yourself; you won’t regret it ever. – M.F. Moonzajer


Make each day a day to remember not to regret. Celebrate your own special qualities and the fact that you are a unique individual. – Catherine Pulsifer


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


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


Men didn’t have any idea about regret before God felt so once after created us.                  – Toba Beta


My biggest regret is what I didn’t say… (Jake) – Keary Taylor


My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse. – Jodi Picoult


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


Never reject yourself due to the sins you have committed. Regret will do nothing; repent and do something! – Israelmore Ayivor


No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. – Umar ibn Al-Khattab


No human on his deathbed ever regretted having spent too much time with his children.    – George Stamatis


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


Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it – George Halas


Nothing is so weakening as regret. – James G. Blaine


One can’t reason away regret-it’s a bit like falling in love, falling into regret.                      – Graham Greene


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


Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven’t done. – Chad Michael Murray


Recovery is hard. Regret is harder. – Brittany Burgunder


Regret … when it comes to you, I have oceans of it. – Khaled Hosseini


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


Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. – Mason Cooley


Regret is counterproductive. It’s looking back on a past that you can’t change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future. – Colleen Hoover


Regret is mostly caused by not having done anything. – Charles Bukowski


Regret is the worst human emotion. If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content. – William Shatner


Regret swallows broken men whole. Acceptance builds them anew. – Sarah Noffke


Regret; The saddest word in the English language. – Tonya Hurley


Regrets are pointless. It’s too late for regrets. You’ve already done it, haven’t you? You’ve lived your life. No point wishing you could change it. – Lemmy Kilmister


Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs. – Charles Dickens


Remorse is the poison of life. – Charlotte Bronte


Some of our children are our justifications and some are but our regrets. – Khalil Gibran


Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.                    – Lawrence J. Peter


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


Take care that you don’t come to know, a thing that’s called regret. – Wish Belkin


The best advice I ever received? Simple: Have no regrets. – Richard Branson


The longer our trail of regrets, the more we tend to value the importance of making wise decisions. – Bob Santos


The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret. – Leo Buscaglia


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


The only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. – Oscar Wilde


The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.            – Napoleon Bonaparte


The past could always be annihilated.  Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable. – Oscar Wilde


The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor. – William Hazlitt


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


The regret of neglected opportunity is the worst hell that a living soul can inhabit.              – Rafael Sabatini


The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did.                  – N.C. Harley


There are so many things that I want so badly to tell you but I just can’t. – Nina LaCour


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


To regret deeply is to live afresh. – Henry David Thoreau


To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never to be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing. – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Today’s excuses are tomorrow’s regrets dressed in disguise. – Steven Furtick


Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless. – Chief Seattle


Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. – Don Miguel Ruiz


Unforgiving hearts die in regret. – Unknown


We all make mistakes in life that’s true. Some little, some big, some simple and some more complex. Some mistakes we regret forever. – Rashard Royster


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


We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. – Jim Rohn


We never regret having eaten too little. – Thomas Jefferson


We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. – Lucy Maud Montgomery


We waste half our strength in a useless regretting; we sit by old tombs in the dark too long. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox


When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.      – E. W. Howe


You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead. – Junot Díaz


You may regret your silence once, but you will regret your words often. – Ian Gabirol


You might be looking for reasons but there are no reasons. – Nina LaCour


Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle, old age a regret – Benjamin Disraeli


 

NO REGRET QUOTES

But I don’t regret anything that I’ve gone through, because it makes me who I am.            – Nick Carter


Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls. – Munia Khan


Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. – Unknown


Don’t cry over spilt milk. – Aesop


Don’t live in regret! It is such a useless idea. Use memory to prevent us from doing bad things!  Regret is a childish wish, or an empty hope, trying to revise the bitter memory of the past. – Toba Beta


Don’t regret your mistakes. You’ll always make mistakes. The better you are, the fewer the mistakes you make. The only way to get better is to thoroughly analyze your mistakes.      – James Altucher


I have no regrets because I know I did my best – all I could do. –  Midori Ito


I never regret my past… the only time I wasted was on the wrong people. – Tyga


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


Never despair, keep pushing on! – Sir Thomas Lipton


Never look back and regret, look back and smile at what you have learned.                        –Michelle C. Ustaszeski


Never regret trusting someone. It proves you have a heart. But if he turns out to be a lying worm, I’m not going to waste my time crying. – Jude Watson


Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. – Jean Plaidy



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