435 Inspiring Quotes about Regret

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about regret? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 435 most beautiful regret quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Regret quotes

People’s most common regret was living the life others expected of them, rather than having the courage to live a life true to themselves, and realising some dreams had gone unfulfilled as a result.

— Bianca Nogrady, The End: The Human Experience Of Death

So yes, I say things I regret constantly, and I just can’t help it.

— Kathy Griffin

I don’t trust easily, so when I tell you I trust you, don’t make me regret it.

— L.J. Smith

If you don’t want to regret your life later, then begin to invest your time, begin to measure your life. Measure your life by the products and by the results you produce!

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

You’re going to wake up one day, and you’re gonna realize he’s moved on. He’ll quit trying to win you back. And you’ll regret it. And if there’s anything The Plague taught me, it’s that there isn’t time for regret anymore.

— Kirby Howell, Autumn in the Dark Meadows

We all have different lives, Martin believes – but in the end probably feel the same things, and regret the fear we thought might somehow sustain us.

— Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness

If you don’t monitor your life, you will regret it. If you don’t measure your life, you will regret it.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Never pass up a valuable opportunity, because regret can last a lifetime.

— Kim Yannayon

There’s a difference between regret and questioning your decision. 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

The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.

— Mick Jagger

Can one regret a thing that, however unwise, was beautiful?

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Keisha said… I’m going to ride you so hard you might regret seeking shelter here.Gabe replied… IF you don’t, I’m gonna need to go back out and throw myself into a snowbank just to cool off

— Avery Flynn, Betting the Billionaire

It is foolish to regret anything form one’s past.

— Mary Balogh, Web of Love

If you do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals to live the life you desire, It will be worth it. I promise! But if you find some excuse to justify quitting your journey, you will regret it. This is also a promise!” -gbb

— Glenn Brandon Burke

Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

And yet it’s there, we witnessed it being lit. And fires once lit have to burn until they spend themselves or someone extinguishes them, ” Anaxantis said, with some deep regret coating his voice.

— Andrew Ashling, The Invisible Hands – Part 2: Castling

I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy.

— Jessica Lange

And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet I would remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

She was stung by sharp regret thinking about the sheets and tablecloths, so costly and never used due to excessive regard.

— Paolo Giordano

I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted that I’d be a lousy businessman, and if I didn’t give acting a try I’d regret it for the rest of my life.

— Peter Gallagher

I don’t regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does. There was no pleasure I did not experience.

— Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

It is with words that my heart sings, with the substance of integrity my character soars and without regret I look back smiling ~bns

— Bluenscottish

I always ended up doing things I didn’t want to do today just so I didn’t regret not doing them tomorrow.

— Hilary Grossman, Plan Bea

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

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

— Lucy Maud Montgomery

I believe that everyone should have a dream and believe in it. Make it real, bring it to life. You’ll never regret trying. Trying is what strengthens your heart and delivers courage. Once you believe in yourself, nothing can stop you.

— Richard P. Denney

But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.

— Robert Falcon Scott

Appreciate what you have instead of regret ting for something you don’t have.

— rah_U

Worry and regret are both useless weights that provide no drag. They never did anything to slow down the planet for one goddamned second.

— Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

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, The Apartment

I regret all the prayers that do not shed tears.

— Davi Oliveira

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

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

I don’t regret anything I was before because I still am.I only regret not having loved you.Put your hands in mineAnd let’s be quiet, surrounded by life.

— Alberto Caeiro, O Pastor Amoroso

You will soon regret the bitter words you fumed when you were angry.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Let’s just say you may regret that second piece of cake.’ Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil.

— Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall

A life without regret can be attained by full awareness of one’s actions in their present moment.

— Michelle Cruz-Rosado

You have a chance to save lives! If you don’t take it, you may regret it!

— Widad Akreyi

Within a science fictional space, memory and regret are, when taken together, the set of necessary and sufficient elements required to produce a time machine.

— Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Already she could feel the stunning weight of a lifetime of regret for letting him go, and she knew that it was enought to bury her alive.

— Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

I miss you so much. I miss us. There’s not a day goes by that I don’t regret walking away from you.

— Sarah Grimm, Midnight Heat

I want an infinitely blank book and the rest of time……why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time, my greatest regret is how much I believed in the future.

— Jonathan Safran Foer

I whispered to him, You’ll regret it if you let me go. I don’t wait for a man, if he’s not willing to grow’ He didn’t believe me, he made his choice & That was the last time, he ever heard my voice.

— Nikki Rowe

Soon we will be in heaven and that opportunity will be over, let us not regret that we could have loved the brethren more.

— Greg Gordon

The day I started fearing regret is the day I decided to never stop.

— Matthew Donnelly

If there’s one thing I fear most in this world its not living my life to the fullest. It’s not doing crazy, fun, and off the wall things. It’s not traveling around the world while I still can. It’s also regret, I don’t wanna regret anything.

— Leah Land

I’ll never get over the factthat the buildings all light up at night, and the night comes every nightand without regret we let it go.We sleep a little and we live.That’s what we do.

— Alex Dimitrov, American Boys

You may regret for messing up on few occasions, but you need to appreciate the fact that blames don’t clean the mess; they only smear the blame on your face. Make changes!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

I won’t say anything that I will regret tomorrow

— wish

When we turn 21, we begin to regret the sins we did not committed…

— Amit Aarav

One more action to transform your dreams, one more passion to reform your brand; give one more trial and you’ll never regret your willingness to hold on!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Nowists get off on getting on, so they run when they could walk, jump when they could sit and dance when they could sit at the edge. They regret inaction, so simply act.

— Max McKeown, #NOW: The Surprising Truth About the Power of Now

When you can actually monitor your passing life and be in control and be in charge of your time and making sure that you are actually converting every passing day into something, then you will never regret it.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my child & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.

— Brian Andreas

We only have one life and two choices: sadness and regret for a past we cannot change or happiness for every moment we can choose how to live.

— Marino Baccarini

Creativity is making regret free mistakes, Wisdom is knowing which ones have value

— Mark W. Boyer, Resumes 101: Get in Step

As my hand found his, bitter salt tears spilled from my eyes, in sorrow and pain and regret that I had so utterly failed him.

— Kim Harrison, For a Few Demons More

Enjoy your freedom today, leave the regret for tomorrow.

— M.F. Moonzajer

No woman will ever take care of my children but me, she said. I will not allow it, do you understand?And after I am gone Madge Toxley, if you try to make them yours, then you will live to regret it.

— John Boyne, This House is Haunted

I love sharing the wisdom and knowledge of God’s word and the spirit of it all He has put on the inside of me teaching me the most valuable thing I have learned from life is to regret nothing in Christ

— John M Sheehan

Have no regrets in life because of the choices you make. Good or bad, they are a learning experience, to help you grow. The only regret in life, is to never make a choice at all.

— James Hauenstein

I may have had moments of regret in my life, but you know, they wouldn’t add up to an hour.

— Emma Donoghue, Slammerkin

When I look back on the stuff I used to wear, I wonder why somebody didn’t try to stop me. Just a friendly warning, “You may regret this, ” would have been fine.

— Ellen DeGeneres, The Funny Thing Is…

The things that I regret in my life are not errors of judgement but failures of feeling.

— Jeanette Winterson

So many men and women I have wronged, reduced to ghosts and shades. They surround me, but I can never let them know I regret what I have cost them, both the living and the dead.

— Laura Lam, Shadowplay

Most will regret opening up the doors to truth, while others will cower at thought of living an illusion. In the end, does impracticality defeat curiosity?

— Lionel Suggs

Leadership is about taking people from a good place to a better place where they would not regret to be.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

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

— Nathan Hale

I’d chosen the regret I could live with best, that’s all. I’d chosen the life I belonged to.

— Sue Monk Kidd

To become greater in anything you can do, prepare to be a rejecter of everything that you cannot do. Neglect whatever activities that do not contribute to your success and you will never regret the path you select!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

we use to regret over our past… but sometimes i wonder why ???because everything we did in past was best from our side, well in case of both doing and thinking…

— Lovely Goyal, I Love the Way You Love Me

Yes, our old age is not going to be sunny orchard drowse. By shutting down the fire curtain, though, I find I can live in the moment; which is good; why yield a moment to regret or envy or worry? Why indeed? (24 December 1940)

— Virginia Woolf, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Five: 1936-1941

So many people shall regret three great things tomorrow; things they did, things they did not do and things they were yet to do!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

No, never regret destroying something written. Some things are best left hidden, especially if they can seriously hurt someone if they are found.

— Lynne King

Pack a pillow and blanket and see as much of the world as you can.You will not regret it.

— Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

I regret…” Tobias tilts his head, and sighs. “I regret my choice.””What Choice?”, and… I felt like maybe I could make something more of my decision.”

— Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Here’s to the future, he said and lifted the glass to his mouth. There was a lump of regret stuck in his throat as he spoke the words, but he washed it down with the whiskey.

— Bette Lee Crosby, The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

We live, I regret to say, in an age of surfaces

— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

The biggest regret a few years down the line would be…I wish I could. So dare to do what you dream of…NOW.

— Vikrmn, 10 Golden Steps of Life

I didn’t actually know what regret tasted like—but I imagined if it did have a flavor, it would be lutefisk.

— Angela N. Blount, Once Upon an Ever After

Letting someone control your life for you and decide what you will be is a sure way of creating things to regret on the day of reckoning.

— Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

If you have trouble getting motivated always remember that time is going to pass either way and that eventually regret is going to make its way around.

— Matthew Donnelly

The most romantic creation to have come out of regret is time-travel

— Preeti Bhonsle

A life premised upon honest effort and questing for love is bound to generate regret and remorse.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Every surgeon carries about him a little cemetery in which from time to time he goes to pray a cemetery of bitterness and regret of which he seeks the reason for certain of his failures.

— Rend Leriche

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

Are guilt and regret not messages from inside of us, letting us know that our moral compasses have been recalibrated and are pointing in the right direction?

— Rhian J. Martin, A Different Familiar

A sin is nothing more than regret. Not for doing it once, but doing it again when you know you’re going to regret it.

— Carroll Bryant

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

— Ty Cobb

Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.

— Robin Williams

I don’t have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.

— Bobby Knight

The only regret I have is that I couldn’t teach you a lesson in humanity and humility. A mother should not depend on his son and that’s the one mistake I committed.

— Adhish Mazumder, Solemn Tales of Human Hearts

Now you make yourself come, bitch. And I’ll know if you’re faking. You make that cunt clench around my cock or I swear to God I’ll make you regret it

— Cara McKenna, Willing Victim

It’s a duress I’ll never regret succumbing to, ” he murmured as his hands caressed the soft skin of her shoulders. “It gave me you. I never thought I could love someone so much that I’d be willing to let them go to keep them safe.

— Monica Burns, His Mistress

Dont regret that it just got over, but instead Move on for More!

— Steven Singh Babbar

No matter what happens i choose to value the memories of the good times, grow from the lessons of the bad times because i don’t regret a single moment of it, every detail made me who i am.

— Tilicia Haridat

There is a gap between the mind and the world, and (as far as anybody knows) you need to posit internal representations if you are to have a hope of getting across it. Mind the gap. You’ll regret it if you don’t.

— Jerry A. Fodor

God is the God of multiplication and a careless attitude toward the business of the kingdom bring regret to Him

— Sunday Adelaja

The critical question about regret is whether experience led to growth and new learning. Some people seem to keep on making the same mistakes, while others at least make new ones. Regret and remorse can be either paralyzing or inspiring. [p. 199]

— Mary Catherine Bateson, Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom

I regret…” Tobias tilts his head, and sighs. “I regret my choice.””What Ch

— Veronica Roth, Insurgent

But how can one regret what, to the mind, has never existed? Even loss is an inaccurate description, for what loss is without the awareness of losing?

— Nicole Krauss

Sometimes doing what’s right for your conscience is not always the most popular decision, but I can guarantee that in retrospect you won’t regret the choice you made.

— Tyler Oakley, Binge

Don’t make me regret this, ” I said, breathless.”You haven’t regretted me once.

— Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo

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

When your bright future, becomes a dull regret of the past, take a deep breath and move on.

— Kendal Rob

You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.

— Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

May i have pain, but I don’t have regret, that for whom I left all that person my beloved betrayed me.more I have regret for that child who’s mother don’t love and don’t care and worry about his life.and betrayed him by broke his swears

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

At last.. You only regret the chances you didn’t take.

— Lovely Goyal, I Love the Way You Love Me

People regret not achieving enough success in life, they should regret missing many opportunities in life.

— Amit Kalantri

This was the first time I had not just rushed in and followed my instincts, and it wasn’t working out. I was beginning to actively regret it.

— Gwenda Bond, Triple Threat

Such is the nature of people: they regret that what was, although it wasn’t even nice, because they are afraid of what will be – the unknown.

— Osyp Nazaruk, Roxelana

I’d never understood the injunction not to regret anything, couldn’t see how that wasn’t cowardice…

— China Miéville, Embassytown

My one regret was that I never photographed the bat before we drank it.

— A.S. King, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

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

— Tallulah Bankhead

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly one-directionally without regret or reservation.

— William H. Sheldon

The tear-stained letters of my regret will remain forever unread, for I am never going to be strong enough to give them to you.

— Courtney M. Privett, Mayfly Requiem

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.

— Marcel Dionne

Life is short break the rules.forgive quickly, kiss slowly love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile…

— Juvy Ann, String of Fate

Whatever it is that you want to do, do it today because you can handle the pain of trying hard now but you won’t be able to handle the pain of regret later.

— Dhaval Gajera

Each of us must pay for the slightest damage he inflicts upon a universe created for indifference and stagnation, sooner or later, he will regret not having left it intact.

— Emil M. Cioran

We only regret the chances we didn’t take

— Robin Dabhi

I have created something and let it loose upon the world. Whether it was my right to do so or not, I cannot say. At times I am filled with love for my creation. At others I am filled with regret and horror. But it is done. It has been created.

— P.J. Parker, Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Always regret the things you did do, never the things you didn’t.

— Dorothy Koomson, The Cupid Effect

Now that we are cool, he said, and regret that we hurt each other, I am not sorry that it happened.

— William Henry Hudson

If you are single and don’t want to be. The only regret is staying that way.

— Suzette R. Hinton

I had too much fun was no one’s last regret ever.

— Jonathan Heatt, Teaching Snapping Turtles How To Chew Bubblegum

I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason, ” the yogi Krishnan told him. “Every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson… Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.

— Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

He felt weighted down by guilt and regret for what might have been his last words to all of them.

— Karen Ann Wirtz, A Game of Truths

Don’t fear the future or regret the past but celebrate the present.

— Tim Mann artist

…grief is as much about regret for what you’ve never had as sadness for what you’ve lost.

— David Nicholls, Us

When the bonfire of love still smolders in the wake of emotional convulsions, seeds of regret and remorse may endlessly linger about on the path of life. (“Taken for a ride)

— Erik Pevernagie

Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.

— Karen Salmansohn, Instant Happy Journal: 365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy

I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.

— Dan Quayle

On the 25th anniversary of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, let us remember that we have a chance to save lives! If we don’t take it, we may regret it!

— Widad Akreyi

Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.

— Émile Zola

We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.

— Fulton Oursler

God does not regret saving you. There is no sin which you commit which is beyond the cross of Christ.

— Matt Chandler

But regret is the thing we should fear most. Failure is an answer. Rejection is an answer. Regret is an eternal question you will never have the answer to.

— Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

The desire to get married, which – I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women – is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again.

— Nora Ephron

One truth discovered one pang of regret at not being able to express it is better than all the fluency and flippancy in the world.

— William Hazlitt

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

— Samuel Beckett

Any fighter knows that regret that doesn’t inform your future is wasted emotion. If you lose and dwell on the missed opportunity rather than the chances to come, you’re finished.

— Craig Lancaster, The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter

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 Bankhead

I’m afraid that surprise, shock, and regret is the fate of authors when they finally see themselves on the page.

— Julia Child, My Life in France

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

The sun sets, the strange clouds glowing eerily like a full moon laced with arsenic and occult warnings. Eternity stretches out her mocking red carpet, hinting at the long lonely walk of regret I have ahead of me.

— Poppet, Aisyx

In life do what you want. Becauseyou’ll regret it later on when you can nolonger do it

— Christian O. Ortiz, Classified: The Human Women Guide

I don’t regret or fear my problems and roadblocks. They have made me brave and given me the opportunity to overcome them.

— Debasish Mridha

Most people’s greatest regret is not living the life they knew they could live.

— Todd Stocker, Leading from the Gut: 3 Power Principles of Effective Leaders

Never regret on something you can fix.

— Sam Houssami

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

— José Saramago, Blindness

don’t live to regret the things you never said

— Nick Pollack, Any Girl Who Loves The Beatles Is Bound To Break Your Heart

O youth! The strenght of it, the faith of it, the imagination of it! (…) I think of her with pleasure, with affection, with regret – as you would think of some one dead you have loved. I shall never forget her…. Pass the bottle.

— Joseph Conrad, Youth

When God’s favour and Godly flavour is in you, your haters will taste wisdom and the only thing they can do is to regret ever tasting a sweet thing.

— Israelmore Ayivor

Somebody told me I’m a writer. I believed them. Now I regret it.

— Stefanos Livos

But I’d rather look back and regret something I did when I was young and crazy, than look back and regret something I never had the courage to do, and realize it’s too late.

— Cherrie Lynn, Rock Me

Don’t hate yourselves because you will regret in the future. Your souls may be valuable in society.

— Saaif Alam

To live without regrets is impossible. To regret not trying is the worst regret of all.

— Gary Rudz

Never do anything you’ll regret. Never regret anything you do.

— Lea Mishell

What I am mourning is perhaps not worth saving, but I regret its loss nevertheless.

— John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process.

— Orrin Woodward

Those who refuse to grow, those who only finish school and call it quits regret through life.

— Sunday Adelaja

Maybe you know the monsters, Martin, ” Murphy said quietly. “But I know the guy who stops them. And if they don’t return the girl, we’ll make them regret it.” She nodded at me and said, “Let’s go. We can watch Dresden kill the bitch.

— Jim Butcher, Changes

There is no harm in trying… Trying improves your skills, enhances your stamina and encourages you to excel. Give it a try… Even in trying moments, keep trying. You will never regret it!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Magnus’s ship would sail that night…His interest in the ship and his thoughts of an adventure to come made him regret his departure less, but even so, he stood at the rail as the ship departed into the night waters.

— Cassandra Clare, The Bane Chronicles

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.

— Norman Borlaug

It takes courage to let go of the past and all the mechanisms you have put in place, in order to ease your pain, regret and fear through avoiding responsibility for it.

— Shannon L. Alder

When had she moved so close? Her brain screamed at her to back away. She would regret this. She already regretted this.

— Laura Oliva, All That Glitters

There was a flicker of something in Greta’s look. I couldn’t tell whether it was a flicker of love or regret or meanness.

— Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

You can have regret from yesterday, fear tomorrow, but peace today by sharing your heart’s deepest feelings. A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living.

— Shannon L. Alder

Few of us would regret the years it takes to complete an education or master a crucial skill. So why complain about the perseverance needed to become a well-balanaced and truly compassionate human being?

— Matthieu Ricard

To live without any regret is to act right.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

And he had a theory about fear. It was all about regret. If you make what you want out of life and don’t bullshit yourself about your choices, then there are no regrets, and a man without regret isn’t afraid of anything.

— Mark Allen Smith, The Inquisitor

we are bound to make mistakes. We are bound to meet mistakes. We have regretted certain decisions we took yesterday today and we may regret some decisions of today tomorrow but not until we regret the regrets, we shall always have the regrets

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

And so I was left with a mantra, a sort of haiku version of our relationship: I don’t regret one day I spent with him, nor did I leave a moment too soon.

— Padma Lakshmi, Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir

I don’t regret my past but I regret not doing enough to achieve my goals today. Today is the only opportunity to make tomorrow a success.

— Oscar Bimpong

. . . when you are stressed, if you take three deep breaths before you say or do anything, this will help prevent you from making choices you might regret later.

— Ilchi Lee, Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential

It’s a crime, when you think about how little time we get, that a man should ever be bored. When you are lying on your death bead, I expect you regret those weeks wasted more than your worst mistakes.

— Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold

A lifetime of lonely regret or happiness with some pain along the way.

— Melissa Nathan, Persuading Annie

I won’t look back to regret yesterday, we’re not handed tomorrow so I’ll live for today

— 3 Doors Down

I’ll be fine.” She kissed his cheek. “Styles nearly killed the two men I love most. Trust me, he’s going to regret that. After all, it is foolish to get on the bad side of either Spellsmith or Carver…and I just happen to be both.

— H.L. Burke, Magicians’ Trial

I have done ‘Sports Illustrated, ‘ but I don’t regret it because it portrayed me in a positive way – as an athlete.

— Alex Morgan

When all you have to face all life issues is the attitude forced on to you by society traditions, you will then regret not being the mad you used to be but will never be again.

— Sameh Elsayed

I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.

— Lauren Bacall

Happiness is a garden walled with glass: there’s no way in or out. In Paradise there are no stories, because there are no journeys. It’s loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road.

— Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Shannon: Only the living suffered. Only they were riddled with guilt and regret and unanswered questions.

— Nora Roberts, Born in Shame

It happens all too often – people regret that their language and culture are being lost but at the same time decide not to saddle their own children with the chore of preserving them.

— Andrew Dalby, Language in Danger: The Loss of Linguistic Diversity and the Threat to Our Future

Not everything’s perfect, especially in the beginning. And its all right to have a little bit of regret every once in a while. It’s when you feel it all the time and can’t do anything about it… that’s when you get into trouble

— Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Christmas it seems to me is a necessary festival; we require a season when we can regret all the flaws in our human relationships: it is the feast of failure, sad but consoling.

— Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt

The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.

— Yoko Ono

I don’t regret any decision in my life… not my career, not marriage. Every experience has been so fulfilling in so many ways.

— Amrita Singh

One of the most terrifying things I fear is not my potential, but how much regret I’ll die with should I never use it.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Live healthy NOW, You won’t regret it

— Thomas Arnalsteen

To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.

— Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

So think hard, Eff. Think about how you’d feel and what you’d regret in ten or twenty years, both ways — if you go, and if you don’t go. Then make your decision, and I’ll support it.”The Far West (Frontier Magic Book 3)

— Wrede, Patricia C.

Think goal setting is too laborious and time wasting? Try the goalless life and your regret will be unpardonably regrettable

— John Kennedy Akotia, Personal Time Management Skills

I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don’t generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I’m starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.

— Gillian Anderson

Despite my pain, I felt not the regret of an ending, but the foreboding of a beginning.

— Robin Hobb, Fool’s Errand

You can never regret anything you do in life. You kind of have to learn the lesson from whatever the experience is and take it with you on your journey forward.

— Aubrey O’Day

If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost he need never regret his limited ability.

— Cicero

Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls

— Munia Khan

It does no good to regret the past… yet regret remains just the same.

— Sang-Sun Park, The Tarot Cafe, #2

The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.

— Francoise Sagan

With a philosophy education, one can infuriate his peers, intimidate his date, think of obscure, unreliable ways to make money, and never regret a thing.

— Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.

— Louis Farrakhan

Negativity an be negated through positivity only………so whatever the situation, always stay positive ………!!!Believe that You will never feel regret on this, moon will be there waiting for you………!!

— zia

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

— Barbara Bush

Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how I’ve always felt about that decision – it opened me up to a million creative opportunities I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting mirrors that fame engenders.

— David Knopfler

Right now, it felt like there was nowhere for his thoughts to alight that wasn’t rife with land mines of regret or anger or guilt.

— Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, The Nest

The mistakes we regret the most are the ones we were too scared to make

— Ollie Slaney

Do not waste the moment of your life which comes together with death because you will bitterly regret the alienation of your own self.

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

say what you feeldon’t hold back because if you don’t you will regret it

— shauny danneels

If I don’t take a chance with Gavin Murphy, I think I’ll always regret it.

— Lex Martin, Dearest Clementine

To regret your soul is to regret your past.

— Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

To regret religion is to regret Western civilization.

— Theodore Dalrymple

Never regret losing time on reading good books

— Kowtham Kumar K

A day came when I should have died, and after than nothing seemed very important, so I stayed as I am, without regret separated from the normal human condition.

— Guy Sajer, The Forgotten Soldier

I am not going to live with regret for not having tried.

— Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool

Sometimes you just have to regret things and move on.

— Charlaine Harris

The only way to live a life without regret is to make sure each unit of time that passes is being converted into product

— Sunday Adelaja

Doubt, fear and regret are the three villains of success. However, if you close the door on the first two, you will never have to worry about meeting the third.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

This is, because that is. This is not, because that is not, ” the Buddha taught. All the conditions have come together in such a way that we are where we are, and we are what we are. To hold on to feelings of regret is to lose the present moment.

— Dang Nghiem, Healing: A Woman’s Journey from Doctor to Nun

It’s my life and I’m not afraid to LIVE it! I would rather experience the ups and downs of a life I have chosen, than to suffer the regret of a life I have settled for.

— Steve Maraboli

But it’s not easy, realising how we fucked it all up. And that turns out to be the hardest thing to live with, not the regret or the fear, but the realisation that the edge is so close to where we live.

— Jess Walter, The Financial Lives of the Poets

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, if there’s one rule I live by, it’s never to regret what’s happened. Understand by all means, but never regret – it’s such a devouring pastime and one that leads nowhere.

— Alan Goodwin, Gravitys Chain

Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I love my ex so much I printed out all his pictures. After all, I need him for target practice. And I just love customised toilet paper and doormats. My only regret is that those items don’t bear his autograph.

— Natalya Vorobyova

We all have a “Life Résumé” and regret should not be part of it. Those embarrassing FML moments are all considered experience.

— Karen A. Baquiran

When I see a beautiful shell like that I can’t help feeling a regret about what’s inside it.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

we all get waves of regret sometimesbut instead of dwelling on what you can’t change, start focusing on what you can.

— Alexandra Elle

Looking back, my greatest regret is not that I didn’t love them enough (to the brink of insanity and back again), but that I couldn’t save them from themselves.

— Bailey Vincent, The Details of How We Lived

Inbetween yesterday’s regret and tomorrow’s dream is today’s opportunity. Seize the chance!

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Overcoming the Challenges of Life

It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.

— Woodrow Wilson

The waves of regret were gentle, but I knew they would ripple on forever.

— Yōko Ogawa

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, Slammed

She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.

— Robert M. Drake

I thought of all the hardships and people that I had lost in the past few days alone, but, most of all, I thought of how I didn’t regret any of it.

— Shannon A. Thompson, November Snow

Beauty is wishing for loneliness without any regret and complains.

— M.F. Moonzajer

If you don’t build your dreams, regret will build your nightmares.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

In life, you would regret definitely, either you become good person or the bad one, but being good is better to regret for”-Samar Sudha

— Samar Sudha

That single thought is enough. The impulse increases to a wish, the wish to a desire, the desire to an uncontrollable longing, and the longing (to the deep regret and mortification of the speaker, and in defiance of all consequences, ) is indulged.

— Edgar Allan Poe

The only things you regret are the things you don’t do.

— Michael Curtiz

To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

When resistance closes the door against you, remember that persistence holds the key. Don’t give up too early; insist to endure to the end… You will never regret it!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

I will always love you Drizzt Do’Urden my life was full and without regret because I knew you and was completed by you. Sleep well, my love.

— R.A. Salvatore

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

— Lucille Ball

I don’t regret any of the decisions I’ve made in my life because with every choice I make, I learn something new.

— Siva Kaneswaren

Later in my life, I’m going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don’t give it my all right now I’ll regret it later. That’s very important to me, because I’ve worked all my life to have this.

— Shania Twain

Arthur: If I asked you where the hell we were, would I regret it?Ford: We’re safe.Arthur: Oh good.Ford: We’re in a small galley cabin in one of the spaceships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet. that I wasn’t previously aware of.

— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Your children make it impossible to regret your past. They’re its finest fruits. Sometimes the only ones.

— Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue

In the end, we always regret the life we failed to live.

— Debasish Mridha

I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.

— Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

How do you regret one of the best nights of your entire life? You don’t. You remember every word, every look. Even when it hurts, you still remember.

— Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

I understand if you choose to leave. If it means you get to live, I’d let you go. But you need to know, I won’t ever regret a moment we’ve spent together

— Jennifer Silverwood, Stay

There is no point in keeping vengeance or stubbornness. These things” -he sighed- “these things I so regret in my life. Pride. Vanity. Why do we do the things we do? Morrie Schwartz

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

If you commit then struggle to fulfill it at any cost otherwise regret it.

— Samreen Quyyum

Choose to regret nothing in your life. The only thing you can change is your future.

— Avina Celeste

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 Bankhead

I set goals…I take chances…I dare to achieve…I win…I lose…I don’t quit…It’s my life and I’m not afraid to LIVE it!I would rather experience the ups and downs of a life I have chosen, than to suffer the regret of a life I have settled for.

— Steve Maraboli

I never wanted to regret the kisses I missed.

— Lynsey Addario, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

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

I refuse to suffer the torment of regret that comes from living a “what if” life.

— Steve Maraboli

Worry makes you weaker, regret makes you sadder, hate makes you angrier, but hope makes you stronger, and love makes you happier.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I don’t regret meeting Jon. I knew that God put us together early. I knew he was my destiny, but sometimes as if I was a fisherman I wanted to throw back my destiny and start again

— Anna Aquino

I realized my sorrow, the regret of a restless, doomed spirit, rang in my voice. For the first time I wondered if my fate was to helplessly watch violence until I became as mad as the men who committed the murders.

— Christina Dodd, Love Never Dies

David looked at me, then, the regret plain on his face. No matter what I said, we both knew the hard truth. We do our best. We try. And usually, it makes no difference at all

— Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

«Regrets»… I regret how timid and meek I was back then… always telling myself that I couldn’t do anything, never even daring to try. That’s definitely something I regret. ” (p.330)

— Ichigo Takano, Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1

I’m not big on regret – until time travel actually exists, it seems like a waste of making yourself feel bad

— Julie Klausner, I Don’t Care About Your Band: Lessons Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated

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

Speak with caution. Even if someone forgives harsh words you’ve spoken, they may be too hurt to ever forget them. Don’t leave a legacy of pain and regret of things you never should have said.

— Germany Kent

When regret and shame fades away, beauty will be in your heart to forever stay.

— Imania Margria

No amount of regret can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future.

— Karen Salmansohn

Today I bent the truth to be kind and I have no regret for I am far surer of what is kind that I am of what is true.

— Robert Brault

You know what I regret the most?” Trinity says, her voice just above a whisper. I don’t answer. All I can think about is how crappy it is that my fourteen-year-old sister already has regrets.

— Paula Stokes, Infinite Repeat

Every step towards your dream today is a step away from your regret tomorrow.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

The road home is tinged with regret and the road forward is full of the unknown.

— Joaquin Lowe, Bullet Catcher

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

— Tina Turner

Enough regret can crush any man, living or dead.

— Marlo Berliner, The Ghost Chronicles

I never want to regret the kisses I missed.

— Lynsey Addario, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

Do you have to regret spending money when you earn money? And when it is time to spend, you should be strong that you got the opportunity to pay off your debt. Income is one’s responsibility and expense is the means to clear off the responsibility.

— Dada Bhagwan

Being in Australia, I was really sun conscious. For a couple of summers there, I did the baby oil thing, and my my mom said, ‘Just don’t. You’ll regret it.’

— Cate Blanchett

Don’t regret your despondency in the shadows of evil, for the good light never did anything to erase your misery.

— Michael Bassey Johnson, Classic Quotations From The Otherworlds

It is interesting to wonder whether taxonomists of the future may regret the way our generation messed around with genomes.

— Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.

— Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

Never make decisions you will live to regret later in the near future.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

…[we] has left nothing durable to signalize his stay upon this planet.[we]eventually dies to the honest regret of [our] associates.

— James Branch Cabell, Beyond Life

You can never know where I am or what I am, But I am good company to you nonetheless, And really do regret I broke your ink

— Henry N. Beard, Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse

Never ever regret anything in life that made you smile in your past

— Anamika Mishra

I suppose that I have not many months to live: but of course I know nothing about it. I may add that I am enjoying existence as much as ever, and regret nothing.

— Henry David Thoreau

When all you have to face life situations with the attitude forced on to you by society traditions, you will then regret not being the mad you used to be but will never be again.

— Sameh Elsayed

I was going to kiss him, and I was going to regret it. But at that moment, I couldn’t bring myself to care.

— Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Never let the little things, disrupt the biggest things you cherish in life. The smallest mistake, can cause the biggest regret and hurt to your closest companion.

— Unarine Ramaru

….he wanted them to regret their treatment of her, but he also selfishly wanted them to see that she was now in a much better place than they were and to h*ll with whoever thought he was being petty.

— Jordan Silver, Broken

The only causes of regret are laziness outbursts of temper hurting others prejudice jealousy and envy.

— Germaine Greer

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

— Fulton Oursler

She had lost him. Lost him because she’d let him go. And she could not allow herself to regret that decision.

— Harriet Evans, Happily Ever After

I now, weak, old, diseased, poor, dying, hold still my soul in my hands, and I regret nothing.

— W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

It’s amazing how, over the course of one’s life, you collect so much music you don’t like, so many movies you don’t watch and so many books you have no intention of reading. If only regret stopped with the trivial things such as these.

— Ellie Rose McKee

My biggest regret in life is that I didn’t hit John Denver in the mouth while I has the chance.

— Denis Leary

All we have is now, this moment. If you live in the future, you’ll miss things, right here, right now, and you’ll regret it later.

— Jessica Therrien, Oppression

I LOVE YOUDon’t just ‘think’ it. Say it before it’s too late – The burden of regret is a heavy cross to bear

— Kamil Ali, Profound Vers-A-Tales

What I’ve learnt is: buy the damn shoes. Kiss the boy. You can lose a life in indecision, and regret is a waste of an emotion.

— Kate Lord Brown, The Taste of Summer

Hands up if you’re ready to do something you’ll regret this weekend. Go forth! You have my blessing.

— Florence Welch

To live with regret is to deny one’s life of living.

— Gillian Duce, Demons and Dangers: Magic and Mayhem – Book 4

There are things you’re supposed to learn in life. My biggest regret was terminating a pregnancy when I was about 18. Every day, I think about who that baby would be now; it still makes me sad.

— Suzi Quatro

Great future through ignorance often ends in great regret because God often times gives us what we need in a package we do not want.

— Peter Isekiigbe DE Rock

Always choose love. Always choose the adventure. You’ll never regret it.

— Tracey Garvis-Graves

Maybe I might be repeating the same mistake again… But don’t you think it is far better to regret what I have done than what I have not done yet…?

— Hiroko Sakai

One should never regret one’s excesses, only one’s failures of nerve.

— Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

People always say in the end you only regret the choices you didn’t make but I really think you also regret the choices you were foolish enough to make.

— Melizena

I’m never afraid to try something if I think it’s funny. And I know I’ll regret it if I don’t.

— Seann William Scott

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

I do not regret one moment of my life.

— Lillie Langtry

Ask anyone; possibly ninety-five percent of our wishes have come true. The unfortunate part is, we all overlook that, and regret all our lives and torment ourselves for not getting the other five percent.

— Uday Mukerji, Love, Life, and Logic

Sometimes ignorance is a bliss. If you reach enlightenment (in one way or another), you may see the reality of human nature. You may like it, or you may reject it. But certainly you won’t regret it. Rise again!

— MD. Muhtashimur Rahman

The ghosts that exert the most power in people’s lives-at least, the people I know–tend to be of their own making, and consist of equal parts regret and old fears and just plain missing somebody.

— Glen Hirshberg

You ever flown something before?” (Christopher)”I hold the highest score at A.S.U. for Star Wars: Starfighter.” (Kitty)”I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I’m going to regret this.” (Christopher)

— Gini Koch, Touched by an Alien

Let me in, Emily, and I swear to you that you’ll never regret it.”Ethan Sterling in Private Emotions

— Elize Amornette, The Private Emotions Trilogy Romance Novels

Before you make a decision, ask yourself this question: will it result in regret or joy in the future?

— Rob Liano

We can regret something that we did , we can regret something that we didn’t do; but the only thing that we can not afford to regret is regretting being ourselves

— Hisham Fawzi

I really miss the thought of you. I miss the hope that my future could’ve been a brilliant one–that you might have made it so. But I don’t regret the dream even if it’s gone now. And I want to thank you for inspiring it.

— Leah Scheier, Secret Letters

You’ll regret that, Bourkan.

— T.S. Pettibone, Hatred Day

Some details escaped her, but the regret remained with her.

— Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

There’s a quote of hers [Lucille Ball] that I’ve always loved: ‘I guess I would rather regret the things I’ve done than to regret the things I’ve never done.

— Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox

The chemist who can extract from his heart’s elements compassion respect longing patience regret surprise and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.

— Kahlil Gibran

When your only regret is if anyone thinks you regret anything – that is the definition of conviction.

— Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

In life, I regret the things I didn’t do far more than the missteps I made along the way.

— David Stanley

Loyalty will always be found in the things you regret because it mattered.

— Shannon L. Alder

There is no regret in planting a seed of love in someone’s heart.


I wouldn’t call Loopt a failure. It didn’t turn out like I wanted, for sure, but it was fun, I learned a lot, and I made enough money to start investing, which led me to my current job. I don’t regret it at all.

— Sam Altman

You know, you remind me of my younger brother. I miss that kid, so much that I sometimes regret killing him.

— Jack Kilborn, Serial Uncut: Extended Edition

The entire time I’m burning in Hell, I’ll regret each tear I made you weep. But if Hell were the price for twenty days with you, I’d condemn myself again and again. – Cian MacKeltar

— Karen Marie Moning, Spell of the Highlander

But I regret to inform you that you are probably not dying”As you will.’ I take a swig from the bottle of brandy, my teeth chattering against it. I don’t have the energy to argue; I must save my strength for my imminent demise.

— Janet Mullany, Improper Relations

I regret it is not possible to marry by post.

— Janet Mullany, Improper Relations

My greatest regret is not having gone to Wellesley College. it is something I have felt a little sad about my whole life.

— Rose Kennedy

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.

— Bette Davis

If there is anything worth fearing in the world, it is living in such a way that gives one cause for regret in the end.

— A.C. Grayling

I am only human, although I regret it.

— Mark Twain

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

— Woody Allen

I regret to say I’munable to reply to your unexpressed desires.

— Harryette Mullen

I know that when I am dying, looking back, it will be women that I regret having argued with, women I sought to impress, to understand…

— Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”

Luck is a light bulb that is switched on only once, after it switches off, it leaves a gap of regret and powerlessness

— Jasper Rules

I prefer to love the one my heart has chosen for me, and I won’t regret it

— M.F. Moonzajer

It’s so touching to see so much regret in the eyes of people when they say. ‘I have no regrets in life

— EverSkeptic

Let’s live to regret this” (Martin Riggs [Mel Gibson] to Lorna Cole [Rene Russo] in Lethal Weapon 3)

— Martin Riggs

Don’t be among those who give up early and regret later.

— Raaz Ojha

Rarely do you regret what you have done nearly as much as what you have failed to do.

— Jeffrey Fry

Its better to regrets what you did, than regret what you didn’t do.

— William Nolan

be patient enough to identify the real reasons why you meet people, situations and moments in time or else you would be patient enough to analyze the real reasons why you missed people, situations and moments in time in regret or in wonder

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Feelings of regret represent our aversion to reality.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

The only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldy enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.

— Ted Hughes

No, I don’t regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don’t regret anything.

— William Shatner

Meditate, Ānanda, do not delay, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.

— Gautama Buddha, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

— Swami Sivananda

Before you make a decision, ask yourself this question: will you regret the results or rejoice in them?

— Rob Liano

Better to honor the pinch of fear than regret the punch of fang.

— Wendy Beck, 9th Life

I refuse to suffer the torment of regret that comes with living a “what if” life.

— Steve Maraboli

I cared for you more that you cared yourself. Something which I regret for you didn’t deserve to be cared!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

Let me tell you a few things about regret, my darling. There is no end to it. You cannot find the beginning of the chain that brought us from there to here. Should you regret the whole chain, and the air in between, or each link separately?

— Janet Fitch

Prepare yourself well, so you don’t have to regret anything .

— Hera Septyadita

You are still thinking like a child, talking about friendship and crap. You’ll regret it when you see one of them die in front of you.

— Charles Lee, The Way To Dawn: Ascension Zero

If you don’t convert your time into products, you will regret it. If you don’t multiply your life, you will soon find out that your life is almost finished with nothing to show for it.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

It’s so much worse to live in regret in your forties than it is to take a chance in your late twenties.

— Donna Lynne Champlin

The humiliation that Jane had felt turned to something else–grief perhaps, or regret. Regret that she had not known how to act with a boy, regret that she had not been wiser.

— Beverly Cleary, Fifteen

Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.

— Shannon L. Alder

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

— Napoléon Bonaparte

To dream the future is much more better than to regret the past.But the best of all, to live in the present life with all of your power.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

If you don’t want to regret your life late, then begin to invest your time, begin to measure your life.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

You’d think, ‘What if I make a mistake today, I’ll regret it’. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.

— Angelina Jolie

I am, now as before, of the opinion that I did the best that I could do for my nation. I therefore do not regret my conduct and will bear the consequences that result from my conduct.

— Sophie Scholl

You shouldn’t never regret something that made you smile

— Bei Maejor

Death changes everyone….It changes the way you think, the way you feel, and the way you live your life. Sometimes it makes you thankful for what you have, but more often than not, it makes you regret what you’ve lost.

— Tara Sivec, Watch over Me

There. That is the answer to this riddle. The promises I can make, and the one I can’t. Gwen. I will never leave you willingly. Life is a risk, and so love is, as well. But I swear to God, you will not regret the gamble.

— Meredith Duran, Wicked Becomes You

Little Ann, ” he calledI spun back, and my heart was crushed by the regret on his face. His arms were crossed. “Don’t change too much.” With that he looked away, and the manager directed me to the exit.

— Wendy Higgins, Sweet Peril

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. Because I am way too fabulous for that.

— Jude Watson, Beyond the Grave

The thing I regret the most is that I cannot help everyone who really needs it.

— Debasish Mridha

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, Where Angels Fear to Tread

In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.

— Stefan Zweig

If the most connected we’ve ever felt with another person was in that brief moment of apology and regret after physical abuse, then we’ll seek that abuse for the rest of our lives.

— Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

You realize how much you love someone once that someone is gone…gone forever, and you are filled with regret and sadness.

— Ama H. Vanniarachchy

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, Endless Love

Few of us would regret the years it takes to complete an education or master a crucial skill. So why complain about the perseverance needed to become a well-balanced and truly compassionate human being?

— Matthieu Ricard, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill

Control yourself, it is not worth it. You will regret your rudeness afterwards, your sensitive nature will be troubled

— Leila Aboulela, Minaret

I regret often that I have spoken never that I have been silent.

— Syrus

My main regret in life is that there is no MacArthur Fellowship awarded in the field of Panda Satire.

— Anne Belov, The Book of Wu

Please tell me it’s going to rain today, Francois.”Ah!’ he smiled. (This was obviously familiar territory.) ‘I regret to inform you that the forecast calls for nothing but sunshine.”Relentless sunshine, ‘ she corrected him.

— Kathleen Tessaro, The Perfume Collector

Don’t regret anything you do, because in the end it makes you who you are.

— Jared Leto

I’d rather trust and regret than doubt and regret. – Kirito

— Reki Kawahara

Sometimes, without effort, you live in the moment. You don’t regret the past or worry about the future, and in that moment everything flashes before your eyes , a clear snapshot of what has to be done, and everything pauses.

— Rebecca McNutt, Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

The only regret we should have is allowing regret to hold us back from taking action now.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy you can’t build on it it’s good only for wallowing in.

— Katherine Mansfield

I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets – Atkins, cleanses, the hCG diet.

— Jennie Garth

I believe in you, Sonya. You’re a girl who can do impossible things. No one like you has walked this world. I regret not realizing that sooner.

— Kathryn Purdie, Crystal Blade

Be real. Be authentic. Be yourself, whatever the emotional cost. Pain goes away, while regret over a life lived trying to be a plastic version of yourself does not.

— Vironika Tugaleva

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

— Hermann Hesse

There was a dull pang of regret because it was not the kiss of love which had inflamed her, because it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips.

— Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Everything had changed, and maybe she couldn’t keep up with it, but she still was good at making people regret they had ever crossed her way.

— Alexandra Engellmann, Sky Ghosts: All for One

Every summer, I regret that I didn’t become a college teacher. Such a sweet life! With all that vacation time! You’ll never get me to believe that being a tenured professor at a good college is anything but Heaven on earth.

— Michael Dirda

I don’t have many regrets. I regret mistakes, particularly those that damage other people, and we’ve all made some of those. But I’m not sad about change.

— John Gutfreund

don’t want to regret than don’t forget to enjoy

— Pallav Gautam

Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life.” Faith Barnett From Texas Tangle

— Leah Braemel

There will be days you wish you’d never done it. And thosewill be the good times, when it’s only days of regret and notmonths.

— Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village. It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air you breathe, but this is where it’s happening.

— John Lennon

I’m conflicted about the lyric tattoo thing. I feel like that’s a lifetime decision, and I always feel like, ‘I hope you don’t regret this a couple years from now when you get tired of that song.’

— Sam Hunt

I don’t regret my painful times, i bare my scars as if they were medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that that smile dimmed by tears

— Paulo Coelho

You may not appreciate the presence of good health, but you will definitely regret the absence of good health, because health is happiness.

— Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Be true to yourself so you never regret anything you did.

— Hisham Fawzi

I think we seldom regret the risks we take as much as the times we did not try at all.

— Gail Carriger, Imprudence

I don’t regret the things I done. I regret not doing things when I had the chance.


Boldness in the course of a noble fight is worth the risk…If you stand on truth, you’ll only regret your timidity later, but you’ll never regret being bold.

— Charles R. Swindoll

The only thing you can do with the dreams when you realize it’s already morning is to regret wasting your life while you had all the time.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Being the people we are, and feeling the way that we do, getting excited about going somewhere new can be terrifying. Of course it is, I get it! But if you don’t travel, you’ll regret it. Your soul will forever be empty.

— S.R. Crawford, From My Suffering: 25 Ways to Break the Chains of Anxiety, Depression & Stress

I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’ It’s part of who I am. There’s nothing in my life that’s so ugh.

— Jennifer Lopez

Never regret your past because it made you who you are today.

— Marissa Albanese

I regret it when I suppress my feelings too long and they burst forth in ways that are distorted or attacking or hurtful.

— Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being

Let regret rewind your past and let secret remind your last.Regret is your blessing but secret is your suffering.

— Aram Seriteratai

If you desire to be great in life and live a life of no regret the number one thing you should do with time is to INVEST TIME.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

if we really look at our actions with eyes of love, we see that our lives can be more straightforward, simpler, less sculpted by regret and fear, more in alignment with our deepest values.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

The path you do not take today is the path you will regret not taking tomorrow.

— Toni Sorenson

Every man must choose what they want to do with their time to avoid regret in the future.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot.

— John Major

You’ve got choices, like any other creature. You can stumble down that road, pretending you can’t help it. You can curl up and die of regret and sorrow for what you’ve done. Or you can get up and fight, even though the battle might be lost.-Finn

— Kersten Hamilton, Tyger Tyger

Don’t live in regret over missed opportunities, for if you do, you will miss even more.

— Charbel Tadros

I wouldn’t waste a day, not an hour, not a moment. Take what you want and damn caution. Live, enjoy. Feed ravenously. Or the biggest regret you’ll have at the end of your life is wasted time.

— Nora Roberts, Genuine Lies

Indecision and fear can cripple any chances of succeeding and lead to maelstroms of regret that fuel our most fantastic nightmares.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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 only regret is that I don’t have more to regret.

— Robert Bruce Cormack, You Can Lead a Horse to Water

You will regret the moments you didn’t let love in a hell of a lot more than the moments you did.

— Courtney Giardina, Behind the Strings

The only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.

— Michael Curtiz

September 11 was a wake-up call to me. I don’t want to contribute to the hate in any shape or form. I now regret in the past being silent about what I have heard in the Islamic discourse and being part of that with my own anger.

— Hamza Yusuf

One person’s greatest regret is another person’s greatest memory.

— Angela Lam (Turpin)

A ‘complete man’ has a regret that he cannot bear a baby; whereas it is rather ironic that a self-styled ‘complete woman’ takes pride in denouncing that divine blessing. In fact, there is nothing like a ‘complete man’, only woman can be ‘complete’!

— Sandeep Sahajpal

I don’t regret anything I ever do or say. I don’t like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you’re honest.

— Eva Longoria