1. Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
2. If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?
3. 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.
4. I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.
5. Well, it’s true that I have been hurt in my life. Quite a bit. But it’s also true that I have loved, and been loved. and that carries a weight of its own. A greater weight, in my opinion. It’s like that pie chart we talked about earlier. in the end, I’ll look back on my life and see that the greatest piece of it was love. The problems, the divorces, the sadness… those will be there too, but just smaller slivers, tiny pieces.
6. We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.
7. One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
8. There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.
9. We don’t have to be defined by the things we did or didn’t do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it’s a regret, maybe it’s not. It’s merely something that happened. Get over it.
10. Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
11. 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.
12. If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
13. The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did.
14. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
15. I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.
16. If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.
17. There are so many things that I want so badly to tell you but I just can’t.
18. You might be looking for reasons but there are no reasons.
19. They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other.
20. 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.
21. Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven’t done.
22. And I want to tell you about everything but I can’t because I couldn’t stand for you to have that look on your face all the time. I just need you to look at me and think that I’m normal. I just really need that from you.
23. Droll thing life is — that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of inextinguishable regrets.
24. There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.
25. When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.
26. No trouble ever got fixed late at night,” he said. “Midnight is for regrets.
27. The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.
28. regret is mostly caused by not having done anything.
29. Have you ever hoped for something? And held out for it against all the odds? Until everything you did was ridiculous?
30. Ah, it’s my longing for whom I might have been that distracts and torments me!
31. The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.
32. 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.
33. My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.
34. He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.
35. Poor creatures. What did we do to you? With all our schemes and plans?
36. You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.
37. Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret.
38. No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. I want to undo this. To make it right. But I have no idea how. I don’t seem to know how to open up to people without getting the door slammed in my face. So I do nothing.
42. We were never lovers, and we never will be, now. I do not regret that, however. I regret the conversations we never had, the time we did not spend together. I regret that I never told him that he made me happy, when I was in his company. The world was the better for his being in it. These things alone do I now regret: things left unsaid. And he is gone, and I am old.
43. I wouldn’t have missed a single minute of it, Not for the whole world.
44. If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.
45.I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long, bitter prayer that was answered finally.
46. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today.
47. If the portraits of our absent friends are pleasant to us, which renew our memory of them and relieve our regret for their absence by a false and empty consolation, how much more pleasant are letters which bring us the written characters of the absent friend.
48. I have learned that I should be careful with the words I choose to say when I am angry because later, those words always leave a huge wound of regrets in my heart besides hurting the loved ones. Those wounds can’t be healed!
49. The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.
50. Regrets came up and asked me if I’d like to own them. Declined them for the most part but took a few just so I wouldn’t leave this relationship empty handed.
51. Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
52. 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.
53. As for Ellai, she told her sister what had passed, and Nitid wept, and her tears fell to earth and became chimaera, children of regret…
54. I don’t do regrets. 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.
55. Man, don’t ever be sorry you don’t want to kill someone.
56. She had been wrong to think it wouldn’t matter that much to him, yes, he took her for granted, of course he did , but he took her for granted – not like an old coat in the corner of a dark cupboard, as she’d put it to herself , but like the very air that he breathed .
57. My jealousy is a living thing. Shifting, changing, growing. Like my rage and my mother’s regret.
58. Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.
59. Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
60. Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.