Regret Quotes

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

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

My only regret in the theatre is that I could never sit out front and watch me!
John Barrymore

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'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

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

One of my regrets would be that I will never again have the pleasure of sneaking into a cafe, any cafe I like, sitting down and diving into my world and no one knowing what I am doing and no one bothering about me and being totally anonymous, that was fantastic
J K Rowling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was a counter-attack and I had to take him down. I don't regret it and I would do it again if I had to.
Thomas Gravesen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nature is cruel; therefore we are also entitled to be cruel. When I send the flower of German youth into the steel hail of the war without feeling the slightest regret over the precious German blood that is being spilled, should I also not have the right to eliminate millions of an inferior race that multiply like vermin.
Adolf Hitler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I regret my choice of words which do not accurately reflect the process of the James committee, with which I have been closely involved and totally support.
Howard Flight

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

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

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

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

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

Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.
Armand Hammer

Later in my life, I'm going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don't give it my all right now I'll regret it later. That's very important to me, because I've worked all my life to have this.
Shania Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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



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