Regret Quotes

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

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

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret.
Mary McCarthy

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.
Ogden Nash

Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.
Armand Hammer

The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he has the opportunity.
Helen Rowland

I have been stupid and regret making a silly mistake experimenting with drugs.
Richard Bacon

Ask me that again next month, when you're all in Dhaka and I'm in Rome, watching Chelsea playing Lazio! [Asked if he would regret retiring]
Alec Stewart

You cannot just waste time. Otherwise you'll die to regret it.
Harriet Doerr

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

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

Democratic communities have a natural taste for freedom: left to themselves they will seek it, cherish it, and view any deprivation of it with regret. But for equality their passion is ardent, insatiable, incessant, invincible: they call for equality in freedom; and if they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery.
Tocqueville

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

I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not
Lucille Ball

To regret the past is to forfeit the future.
Chinese Proverb

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

The only DIY haircut I would ever recommend is a crop woth the clippers: mess around with scissors and you'll regret it!
Charles Worthington

Speak when you're angry,
and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Lawrence J Peter

There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret. [on an affair with nanny Daisy Wright]
Jude Law

He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future.
Quevedo

I used to say to my auntie, 'You throw my fu*kin' poetry out, and you'll regret it when I'm famous,' and she threw the bast*rd stuff out. I never forgave her for not treating me like a fu*kin' genius or whatever I was when I was a child.
John Lennon

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Zachary Scott

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

I'm not regretful about dropping acid, but I could have stopped it a little sooner.
David Carradine

They always say it is better to have loved and lost and all that, so no I don't think I have any regrets, and I have always been there for all of my kids no matter what.
Mark Goddard

France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws (Les Regrets)
Joachim Du Bellay

Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.
Samuel Butler

The difference between a moral man and a man of honour is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
Henry L Mencken

My biggest regret is that I didn't teach my two children how to speak Spanish.
Henry Darrow

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

I didn't know Catalunya would be my last rally but I don't have any regrets because the party on the Sunday night was beautiful.
Carlos Sainz

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

I deeply regret the damage which recent publicity has brought to the Labour Party. However, I reject any suggestion of intentional wrongdoing on my part.
Wendy Alexander

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

On Kevin Spacey (L.A. Confidential): 'He's the most charming man. He's the Oscar Wilde of our time. I only had one moment with him in that film and it's a great source of regret. I love spending time with him. He's always very open and effusive. His interest in you is genuine.'
Russell Crowe

'I want to wait to have sex until I'm married.' - the quote Britney apparently regrets most
Britney Spears

I regret what I did but it was in my personal time and I therefore hope that it does not reflect on the show
Richard Bacon

I will always remember my playing career with fond memories and though there may be the odd regret the main feeling is one of immense pride.
Tom Finney

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 P Getty

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller

Yes there are times when you regret your decisions but we all have to make them without the power of hindsight.
Roland Gift

The only possible regret I have is the feeling that I will die without having played enough tennis.
Jean Borotra

I regret the time and resources needed to undertake this but... it is right to lay this accusation to rest.
David Blunkett

The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets, are our conquests over ourselves.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Our performance during this World Cup has not been enough to progress further and both myself and all the players regret that and are hurt by that more than people realise
David Beckham

He treated me like a son and I let him down. I must take some responsibility for him getting the sack. I regret letting him down so much.
Kieron Dyer

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Maxims
Publilius Syrus

There's a lot of regrets about last year - maybe turning up was the biggest regret about it [on Apprentice Series 2]
Alan Sugar

I've got a voice on each shoulder - one saying go home and stop being ridiculous, the other saying I might regret that decision. Golf and my body don't particularly go together, which is a bit of a bummer. I should have been England football captain
David Howell

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.
Queen Latifah



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