Regret Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Regret

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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.
~By Henry James ~


I do not have time to sit down and regret anything although sometimes I wish I had been able to see more of my parents while they were alive and have done more for them.
~By Roger Moore ~


To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea, memory, hope, or regret.
~By Thomas Harrison ~


I regret what happened. I saw no other possibility to achieve my goal. It was not hooliganism.
~By Mathias Rust ~


We ran three cars last year. Unfortunately, as time went on, we did have to let a few people go, which we regretted, but just because of the situation.
~By Bobby Rahal ~


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.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


Regrettably, I do sometimes have to fight a tendency to be bitchy.
~By Marie Windsor ~


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.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
~By Edgar Watson Howe ~


I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?
~By Sarah Ferguson ~


But critics of the war have no reason to regret their views.
~By Stephen Cohen ~


No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.
~By Mary Wortley ~


One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


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


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.
~By Gillian Anderson ~


It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this.
~By Jenna Bush ~


War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene.
~By Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt ~


One regret I have is that I did not learn more about what was happening very early, so that I could have tried to stop people from engaging in illegal activities.
~By Fred F. Fielding ~


I think you always have regrets.
~By Clint Walker ~


The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


The effort required by your endeavor now is not as hard as dealing with your regret later.
~By Mike Hawkins ~


I've never regretted not making Linux shareware: I really don't like the pay for use binary shareware programs.
~By Linus Torvalds ~


The aggregation of large fortunes is not at all a thing to be regretted.
~By William Graham Sumner ~


Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Were it not better to forget than to remember and regret?
~By Letitia Landon ~


American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation.
~By Herbert Croly ~


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


Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb, there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian. I have no regrets.
~By Edward Teller ~


I think it's very good to have regrets, to learn how to live with them.
~By Keren Ann ~


When I am in the Scottish Parliament chamber, I often feel the need to sit for the entire debate. It's only courteous to listen to what everyone has to say, although I often find myself desperate to say something but too scared to stand up in case I regret it.
~By Margo MacDonald ~


I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
~By Anita Hill ~


I already gave my best. I have no regrets at all.
~By William Hung ~


No, I never went to college. Always regretted it, always envied people who did.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.
~By Lucille Ball ~


Mom never quit on me. My only regret is that she didn't live long enough to share some of the money and comforts my work in show business has brought me.
~By Ethel Waters ~


Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen.
~By Keren Ann ~


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.
~By Barbara Bush ~


Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help.
~By John Keegan ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism, hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


The record company really pissed me off when they told me to lose weight. I couldn't be bothered with looking a certain way. So I left the business. I don't regret it.
~By Kim Wilde ~


A certain recluse, I know not who, once said that no bonds attached him to this life, and the only thing he would regret leaving was the sky.
~By Kenko Yoshida ~


My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it.
~By Jacques Delors ~


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


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.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


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


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.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


I've no regrets. You take responsibility for your actions.
~By Ron Moody ~


Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
~By Robert Brault ~


Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake.
~By Al D'Amato ~


My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John Denver in the mouth while I has the chance.
~By Denis Leary ~


I don't spend a lot of time thinking about regrets because there's nothing I can do.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


While I have some regrets that this is my last opportunity to deliver a State of the State address, I appreciate and am humbled by the opportunities this great state has given me.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
~By Margaret Mead ~


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


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


The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.
~By Ogden Nash ~


I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky.
~By Jeanne Calment ~


I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations.
~By Hillary Clinton ~


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.
~By Marc Maron ~


Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets.
~By Bernard Cornwell ~


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.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s, do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it'll happen with the next government, and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth.
~By Stephen Fry ~


Regrettably, it has become clear that torture of detainees in United States custody is not limited to Abu Ghraib or even Iraq. Since Abu Ghraib, there have been increasing reports of torture.
~By Marty Meehan ~


I very much regret, in appearing before you at your request, to address you on the present state of the country, and the prospect before us, that I can bring you no good tidings.
~By Robert Toombs ~


You have to be young to be able to do things like that. Now I'm more cautious. I'm proud that I was able to do what I did - psychologically it was a great wall to climb - but sometimes I regret it.
~By Mathias Rust ~


Here I am, safely returned over those peaks from a journey far more beautiful and strange than anything I had hoped for or imagined - how is it that this safe return brings such regret?
~By Peter Matthiessen ~


When we grow old, there can only be one regret - not to have given enough of ourselves.
~By Eleanora Duse ~


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


My wife who is non-Jewish regrets it all the time that I can say these terrible things about fellow Jews and she can't.
~By Joseph Epstein ~


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.
~By Ingrid Bergman ~


I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it, I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority.
~By Nia Long ~


I don't really believe in regret. I think you can always learn from the past, but I wouldn't want a different life.
~By Molly Ringwald ~


I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
~By Zachary Taylor ~


Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
~By Peabo Bryson ~


As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were.
~By Julie Christie ~


The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
~By Neil Armstrong ~


There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting Paul because I was so happy in my old life.
~By Heather Mills ~


If you can play guitar and sing, you can probably get a gig down the road playing at a restaurant, but don't throw your life away chasing something that is so elusive it will only lead you to regret and may turn you bitter.
~By Cliff Richard ~


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


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


I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn't.
~By Michael Caine ~


If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
~By Jim Carrey ~


Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.
~By Ralph W. Sockman ~


It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!
~By Agnetha Faltskog ~


Again like Williams, with the emphasis now regrettable, when a man makes a poem, makes it mind you, he takes the words as he finds them lying interrelated about him.
~By Robert Creeley ~


It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
~By Adam Clarke ~


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


Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
~By George Sand ~


Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don't regret any decisions I have made.
~By Kiana Tom ~


Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused.
~By Jack Abramoff ~


You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end.
~By George Armstrong Custer ~


I shall have less cause to regret the carrying my intended purpose into effect, foreseeing that you may immediately fill with advantage, the vacancy which will presently happen.
~By Henry Laurens ~

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