The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today’s duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.
A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
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.
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.
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 for wallowing in.
Regret, which is guilt without the neurosis, enables us … to move forward instead of back.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
My deepest regret from my years in public service is the failure of the United States and the international community to act sooner to halt these crimes.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
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.
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.
It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and sensless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart
To regret the past is to forfeit the future.
I regretted I was not the head of a clan; however, though not possessed of such an hereditary advantage, I would always endeavour to make my tenants follow me.
We often regret we did not do otherwise, when that very otherwise would, in all probability, have done for us.
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Regret of neglected opportunity is the worst hell that a living soul can inhabit.
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.
You won’t regret the men you never killed, but you will regret the women you passed up.
Regrets over the past should chasten the future.
There is a maxim, ‘Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.’ It is a maxim for sluggards. A better reading of it is, ‘Never do today what you can as well do tomorrow,’ because something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
I taste pain and regret in your sweat. Youve been waiting for me.
It is human nature to want to go back and fix things or change things that we regret.
And Ill look back and regret how I ignored when they said, Run as fast as you can.
And you’ll add my name to your long list of traitors who don’t understand, and I’ll look back and regret how I ignored when they said run as fast as you can. (Dear John)
Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good.
One of the sweetest pleasures of a woman is to cause regret.
Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.
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.
The only conquests that are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.
There is nothing to regret – either for those who go or for those who are left behind
Don’t ever regret being honest. Period.