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Regretting Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Training yourself to live in the present -
without regretting the past or fearing the future -
is a recipe for a happy life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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.
- Michael Caine

I don't go around regretting things that don't happen.
- Virgil Thomson

I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS
that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday,
I was already regretting it.
And I regretted it every day since.
- Walter Cronkite

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

There's no point regretting things.
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
Life's too short to worry about things I've said.
- Robbie Williams

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

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
- Bodhidharma

Regret, worry, and fear squeeze
the juice from life leaving a dry hulk.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regret is an appalling waste of time.
- Katherine Mansfield

Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is short,
Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly,
Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret
ANYTHING
That makes you smile
- Mark Twain

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Make it a rule of life never to regret
and never to look back.
- Katherine Mansfield

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

I do not regret one moment of my life.
- Lillie Langtry

I often regret that I have spoken;
never that I have been silent.
- Publilius Syrus

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret
the things I haven't done.
- Lucille Ball

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

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

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

So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse:
It looks like a wonderful thing,
but they are going to regret introducing it into the
schools because it simply can't be controlled.
- Daniel Greenberg

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

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

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

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

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

We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed.
- Bernard Ebbers

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Now that we are cool, he said, and regret that we hurt each other,
I am not sorry that it happened.
- William Henry Hudson

My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24,
and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to
see me succeed beyond university and drama.
- Richard E. Grant

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as
this will only fill your mind with grief,
regret and depression.
Do not repeat them in the future.
- Sivananda

I can honestly say that I regret nothing...
like I said I have the best of both worlds.
- Kim Smith

I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office,
a military guard around the President.
- Andrew Jackson

If I am no longer disturbed myself, I will deal less with disturbed people,
but I don't regret having concerned myself with them
because I think most of us are disturbed.
- Tennessee Williams

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

My only regret in life is that I didn't spend as much
time with my kids as I now wish I had.
- Perry Como

In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.
- John C. Calhoun

I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages.
That is why I wanted to take revenge,
and I regret nothing.
- Gavrilo Princip

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup,
but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best.
It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.
- Marcel Dionne

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault,
Of course I regret it.
It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use,
but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
- Brian Mulroney

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

My only regret is that I signed away the world rights
and in America they've been far and away my most successful books,
but I never saw a cent from any of it.
- Jonathan Coe

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure,
and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born,
dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
- Samuel Beckett

I do not regret the things I've done,
but those I did not do.
- Rory Cochrane


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