Regret Quotes : 65 Regret Quotes On Success In Life

These Regret quotes will inspire you. Regret is the emotion of wishing one had made a different decision in the past because the consequences of the decision were unfavorable.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging regret quotes, regret sayings, and regret proverbs.

Best Regret Quotes

  1. “Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  2. “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  3. “It’s better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven’t done.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong
  4. “Remorse is the poison of life.” ~ Charlotte Bronte

  5. “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
  6. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” ~ Nathan Hale
  7. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  8. “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

  9. “Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.” ~ Mark Twain
  10. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” ~ John Barrymore , Regret quotes dreams
  11. “To regret deeply is to live afresh.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  12. “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” ~ Fulton Oursler

  13. “Don’t be so bitter about a bad experience from your past that you miss the opportunities in front of you.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  14. “The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  15. “You have to take the good with the bad, smile when you’re sad, love what you’ve got and remember what you had…Always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret, people change, things go wrong, just remember, life goes on.” ~ Unknown
  16. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” ~ Jim Rohn

  17. “Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger
  18. “I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.” ~ Queen Latifah
  19. “Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.” ~ Charles Dudley Warner
  20. “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
  21. “People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.” ~ Bob Dylan

  22. “Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.” ~ Armand Hammer
  23. “My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” ~ Woody Allen
  24. “You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  25. “If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.” ~ Mercedes Lackey

  26. “There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.” ~ Marcel Proust , Regret quotes for him
  27. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher , No regret quotes
  28. “I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.” ~ Drew Barrymore
  29. “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” ~ Jonathan Larson

  30. “There is nothing to regret, either for those who go, or for those who stay behind — only an inheritance of good accomplishment to be lived up to by those who carry a loving memory in their hearts.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  31. “Dear as remembered kisses after death, And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned On lips that are for others; deep as love, Deep as first love, and wild with all regret; O Death in Life, the days that are no more!” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  32. “Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.” ~ Basil Rathbone
  33. “I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.” ~ Henry James
  34. “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” ~ Arthur Miller

  35. “Accept life, and you must accept regret.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  36. “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
  37. “I have many regrets, and I’m sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret… if you have any sense, and if you don’t regret them, maybe you’re stupid.” ~ Katharine Hepburn
  38. “Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.” ~ Arthur Brisbane
  39. “I already gave my best. I have no regrets at all.” ~ William Hung

  40. “I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.” ~ Lucille Ball
  41. “I have loved badly, loved the great Too soon, withdrawn my words too late; And eaten in an echoing hall Alone and from a chipped plate The words that I withdrew too late.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
  42. “I regret not having enough training, I trained for a year at The Royal Court, but I very quickly went off to do films and television.” ~ Charlotte Rampling
  43. “The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.” ~ Yoko Ono

  44. “The only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.” ~ Michael Curtiz
  45. “Erm, I don’t really have any regrets.” ~ Bobby Farrelly
  46. “Hopes and regrets are the sweetest links of existence.” ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  47. “Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” ~ Eric Mangini
  48. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.” ~ Katherine Mansfield

  49. “I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
  50. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  51. “I have tons of regrets, but I think that’s one of the reasons that push people to create things. Out of their angst, their regret, comes the best from artists, painters and writers.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
  52. “I have no regrets because I know I did my best – all I could do.” ~ Midori Ito

  53. “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 regret quotes
  54. “The sun has a sense of all-pervasive brilliance, which does not discriminate in the slightest. It is the goodness that exists in a situation, in oneself, and in one’s world, which is expressed without doubt, hesitation, or regret. The sun principle also includes the notion of blessings descending upon us and creating sacred world. It also represents clarity, without doubt.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
  55. “I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.” ~ Brittany Finamore
  56. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” ~ Jeff Bezos

  57. “In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there is a lot of grey to work with. No one can live in the light all the time.” ~ Libba Bray
  58. “As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.” ~ Zachary Scott , Regret quotes life
  59. “We often regret we did not do otherwise, when that very otherwise would, in all probability, have done for us.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  60. “Regret is an appalling waste of time.” ~ Katherine Mansfield

  61. “Oh, Lord, it is not the sins I have committed that I regret, but those which I have had no opportunity to commit” ~ Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
  62. “I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  63. “A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.” ~ Charles Goodyear
  64. “I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.” ~ Lucille Ball
  65. “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” ~ Jim Carrey

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