Regret Quotes

Regret Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte, Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Patrick Mahomes, Shania Twain, Michael Pollan, Alberto Santos-Dumont and many others.

A profound knowledge of life is the least enviable of all species of knowledge, because it can only be acquired by trials that make us regret the loss of our ignorance.
When you go into a game, and there’s something that was drawn up the way it was supposed to be drawn up, and you missed the throw or the catch, as a receiver, it’s something where you feel bad about that. You can always regret just missing it, but as a football player, you have to move on to the next play.
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.
Suffering… is not just lots of pain but pain amplified by distinctly human emotions such as regret, self-pity, shame, humiliation, and dread.
I never thought that my creation, would allow brothers to kill brothers. (after seeing his invention being used in war, The Airplane) Alberto Santos-Dumont
…I can’t possibly take time off for a second baby, unless I do, in which case that is nobody‘s business and I’ll never regret it for a moment unless it ruins my life.
Sincere regret may be a faculty for paying attention to the future, for sensing a new tide where we missed a previous one, for experiencing timelessness with a grandchild where we neglected a boy of our own.
I have no regrets. I wanted to raise the kids and be a present father. When I developed a movie, I was gone for a year. That didn’t really work for me. That isn’t fair to make these life-forms and then disappear.
It is with great disappointment and regret that after having the privilege of writing and performing the music of The Black Crowes over the last 24 years, I find myself in the position of saying that the band has broken up.
Rich Robinson
Unfortunately, neither of my grandfathers were alive by the time I decided I wanted to write a book. I wish I had asked them questions when they were around, but I was too young and it remains a regret to this day.
Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to be a writer can afford to indulge in it.
The only regrets I have are rather prosaic – like I wish I went for a swim in the Pacific.
Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly, it reminds us that we know that we could do better.
If you draft me, you’ll never regret it.
Kwame Brown
Memories are like fireflies darting across the surface of my mind, showing me here and there images so sharp and vivid that I catch my breath in wonder before the vignette disappears, sinking like a pebble into the quicksand of regret and recrimination.
There is an aching that is worse than any pain.
My biggest regret is that there are only 24 hours in a day. I wish there was at least a few more hours. Each hour of me being awake means I can help a few more migrants who are stranded and are desperate to reach home.
Last night I made an insensitive comment which I sincerely regret. It was my mistake and I want to apologize to those who were offended.
Tyler Seguin
Never regret anything that makes you smile.
It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless. Your time of decay may be distant, but it will surely come, for even the White Man … cannot be exempt from the common destiny.
If I have learned one thing in my life, it is that lamentation and regrets only make things worse. A person must move on, move forward but never forget the past, but learn from it. If you ponder the ‘if onlys’ of life, they will drive you mad.
If starting games in a club like Manchester City and winning two titles isn’t enough, too bad. I won’t regret anything.
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.
Relationships have been a way of life and I don’t regret being in one ever.
When I grew up, I had everything you could ask for, and I kind of didn’t appreciate it. Because it was a given for me. Everybody that grew up in my neighborhood was going to have an opportunity to go to college. I took that for granted. I always regret that.
The ultimate goal of yoga is to always observe things accurately, and therefore never act in a way that will make us regret our actions later.
Somtimes I regret [that debut album was titled “Bad Azz” ], because people take it the wrong way. Everybody got a bad ways, and I’m a ‘Bad Ass‘… whenever I’m not good, so that’s what I’m talkin’ about.
I love it when I meet a woman who was poor as a child and maybe had an abusive family, and broke out and found the one and they’re married with a very healthy home and children, and they’ve let go of regret and their past and decided to embrace their journey and what that stands for.
Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.
Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
Rejoicing is the essence of genuine worship. A sad face (apart from remorse for sin or regret concerning the pain of others) is an affront to a gracious and generous God.
I have no regrets about being ‘Doctor Who’. It was the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
A warrior takes his lot, whatever it may be, and accepts it in ultimate humbleness. He accepts in humbleness what he is, not as a grounds for regret but as a living challenge.
Our lives are marked and shaped by our regrets. Things we all want to take back and can’t. In a perfect world, we would never hurt the ones we love or cause hurt to befall them. But the world isn’t perfect and neither are we.
If I was lying on the side of the mountain, dying, would I have any regrets? Yeah. I would regret not making films.
The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.
I’ve been part of really big things that are amazing, but I haven‘t taken on that responsibility yet. So I don’t want to sell myself short by having a kid and then regret not doing what I set out to do.
Just remember that forgiveness is so much easier than regret.
Katie Ashley
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.
Early happiness handicaps people. I do not regret having been profoundly unhappy.
As for Ellai, she told her sister what had passed, and Nitid wept, and her tears fell to earth and became chimaera, children of regret.
You have to grow. If not you’re then living in regret and you’re living in the past and you’re not progressing forward. And I learned the mistakes that I made and they made me stronger.
I expend far too much of my maternal energies on guilt and regret.
There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret. [on an affair with nanny Daisy Wright]
I don’t have any regrets, really. What I got out of the sport was more than I ever dreamed was possible. We took some good runs at the Olympics, but the closest we got was third in the Canadian trials. But I can’t ever say I regret that, because I loved the career we had. And for me, that was enough.
My tidiness, and my untidiness, are full of regret and remorse and complex feelings.
There’s two kinds of pain in sports: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.
Jeff Blatnick
When you are young in this world, you believe that the class of deductive truths about social matters is larger than it turns out to be. […] I have discovered, to my infinite regret, that most of the serious debates over the basic principles of any political order have an irreducible empirical content.
People always tell me I’m going to regret not having kids. But what if I have one and then I regret having it? Has anyone thought of that option?
Is a lifetime long enough to hold the regret that I have for that fantastically aborted but crazily sweet love affair?
We need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.
I regret that it has been necessary for me in this lecture to administer a large dose of four-dimensional geometry. I do not apologize, because I am really not responsible for the fact that nature in its most fundamental aspect is four-dimensional. Things are what they are.
My biggest style regret is that I can’t fit into the modelsclothes.
I regret the way pain has taught me nothing.
Do I regret leaving Milan? I decided I needed a change. I needed to find new ideas, and that was the best thing for both parties.
I think the only regret I have is not to have opened my eyes sooner to aspects of life like the relationship of man with nature and animals.
I went through whole scene kid phase from when I was, like, 12 years old to 15. Black eyeliner – I got gauges, which I definitely regret now – and I had the world’s worst haircut: it looked similar to a mullet with a rat’s tail, essentially. It was not great.
I think it’s very good to have regrets, to learn how to live with them.
I’m not regretful about dropping acid, but I could have stopped it a little sooner.
I regret to say that during the first act of this, I fell so soundly asleep that the gentleman who brought me piled up a barricade of overcoat, hat, stick, and gloves between us to establish a separation in the eyes of the world, and went into an impersonation of A Young Man Who Has Come to the Theater Unaccompanied.
If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
Regret is something I wanted to write a lot about because once you make a decision, regret doesn’t do anything except linger inside you.
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.
I stupidly ignored education completely. I found it dull and I preferred to cause chaos and have fun. I regret this massively now.
Every life has a destiny… the trick is to discover it before then end of your life. Otherwise, you will have too many regrets.
I regret losing certain women, but it was always my fault.
Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released – to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.
Selling Atari when I did – I think that’s my biggest regret. And I probably should have gotten back heavily into the games business in the late Eighties. But I was operating under this theory at the time that the way to have an interesting life was to reinvent yourself every five or six years.
The only things I regret, and the only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.
I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.
I don’t regret the decision to leave Madrid, only the way that I left, which wasn’t the best.
REDEF is dedicated to my mother, who nurtured and encouraged my interest in everything and slightly regrets the day she taught me to always ask ‘why?’
Jason Hirschhorn
I got a regret: That I started acting so late. I was 27, and guys who start at 18 or so, there’s this kinda continuity of friendships they form in the profession by startin’ young, I’ve never had that.
A thing which I regret, and which I will try to remedy some time, is that I have never in my life planted a walnut. Nobody does plant them nowadays-when you see a walnut it is almost invariably an old tree. If you plant a walnut you are planting it for your grandchildren, and who cares a damn for his grandchildren?
When I was four, we had to choose a musical instrument to play at school, and I chose the cello. I played until I was 18, and although I found it nerve-racking to play solo, I loved playing in an orchestra. When I left school I didn’t carry on with it, which I regret.
Own your failure openly, publicly, with genuine regret but absolutely no shame, and you’ll reap a harvest of forgiveness, trust, respect, and connection-the things you thought you’d get by succeeding. Ironic, isn’t it?
I just wish, maybe, that I’d started conducting earlier. I was about 40 when I started. Apart from that I don’t really have any regrets. Is that bad?
Temptation can be tormenting, but remember: The torment of temptation to sin is nothing to compare with the torment of the consequences of sin. Remorse and regret cannot compensate for sin….though sins can be forgiven immediately – the consequences can last a lifetime
If you find something you are passionate about, you’ve got to try. Even if something doesn’t quite work out, disappointment is a temporary thing. Regret lasts forever.
I don’t miss the obligation to be opinionated, but I do regret the chance to share a joy.
I’m the kind of person who would rather rock in my rocking chair when I’m old and regret a few things that I did than to sit there and regret that I never tried.
Maybe I might be repeating the same mistake again… But don’t you think it is far better to regret what I have done than what I have not done yet…?
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.
This thing you carry inside you, I don’t know what it is. I don’t know where you got it. But Harry, the past is the past. You are alive today. That is all that matters. You must remember, because it is who you are, but as it is who you are, you must never, ever regret. To regret your past is to regret your soul.
Catherine Webb
I don’t regret any steps that I take in life.
That powers my desire to write: the sense of how quickly everything on the surface of life can be cut away and you can suddenly be inside the most inner part of the most inner life of a person. What does it feel like there, and what are the regrets and sensations and longings, and what is the music of it?
Who knows how fast a second-guess can travel? Who has ever measured the exact speed of regret?
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
My greatest accomplishment is succeeding in life, and I owe that to my family and twenty years in the military. I don’t regret leaving the farm and ranch for the Army. Although I may have been a disappointment to my father, I achieved more than he could ever dream of in his short life.
The regrets in the theatre have always been the shows that you know ought to have worked but for one reason or another haven’t.
… You are the closest I will ever come to heaven, either here on Earth or in the afterlife, and I will not regret it, not even at the cost of your tears. So I go to my grave an unrepentant sinner, I’m afraid. There is no use in mourning one such as I, dearest… –Simon to Lucy in a letter before the last duel.
Don’t cry over spilt milk.
I don’t regret any past. I am not there. I am not sorry not to make pictures, because I know one day I will do it. I intend to live 150 years.
I didn’t know, at 22, that regret is useless. If I could go back and change something – give myself some big break, pass along some secret information, reassure myself that most things would, in fact, work out – I don’t think I would.
I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world’s greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare.
Thomas Bowdler
This is my greatest regret – that my music is not being played, and more people aren’t seeing Chubby Checker. That’s very painful for me. Many nights, I have tears in my eyes about that.
Regret is a toxin that I try not to allow in my body.
A significant regret is that I was not as good a father as I would have ideally liked to be. I was not, I think, a bad father.
I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor. I still admire those who don’t care much about what others think of them.
So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.
Harold Acton
I am thankful that thus far today I have not had any unkind thoughts or said any harsh words or done anything that I regret. However, now I need to get out of bed and so things may become more difficult.
I feel most miserable When I can’t stepstep up to the plate” You know? People often say Regret from doing it is better than regret for not doing it
Cecilia wondered, as she sometimes did when she met a man for the first time, if this was the one she was going to marry, and whether it was this particular moment she would remember for the rest of her life – with gratitude, or profound and particular regret.
O that one unguarded moment! / Were it mine to live again, / All the strength of its temptation / Would appeal to me in vain.
I promise you that the time will come, if you have tattoos, that you will regret your actions. They cannot be washed off. They are permanent. Only by an expensive and painful process can they be removed. If you are tattooed, then probably for the remainder of your life you will carry it with you.
As for earthquakes, though they were still formidable, they were so interesting that men of science could hardly regret them.
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.
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
The only thing I regret is not winning the Premier League with Liverpool. I’ll never know how that feels and experience the reaction of the city, as I did after Istanbul. It hurts because I know the people want the league title more than anything.
I don’t regret any of my transgressions, because I believe I paid for them a million times over.
But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.
Of course, there are days when you remember that what if I had continued irrespective of hits or flops, maybe I would have been in different place. I agree and accept that, but there is no need to regret because the 8-9 years I was away from cinema has also given me depth and changed me as a person.
I never regret anything. I always said that when I’m old, I want to be sitting there regretting the things that I did and not the things that I didn’t do; and now I’m old, and I don’t regret anything! I had fun. I had fun, and I’m still having it.
I regret the things I didn’t do, not what I did.
It gripped her hand gently. ‘Regret is for humans,’ it said. She laughed. ‘Really?’ The machine shrugged and let go of her hand. ‘Oh, no. It’s just something we tell ourselves.
There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting Paul because I was so happy in my old life.
Comfort his family with a telegram, we regret to inform you we lost a man, but we gave him the highest medal of the land.
I have tons of regrets, but I think that’s one of the reasons that push people to create things. Out of their angst, their regret, comes the best from artists, painters and writers.
The inability to experience regret is one of the diagnostic characteristics of sociopaths.
The U.S. government is selling $30 billion worth of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. Yeah, it’s part of a new initiative called, ‘Operation Regret This In Five Years.’
It’s not something that’s at the forefront of my mind, but I think I’d regret it if I didn’t have children.
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.
Even today, a majority of people surveyed say that they regret the fact that the USSR collapsed. But only 9 percent say that they would want it back.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
You’re not to wallow, but if you don’t process your regrets, then they remain emotional underground toxins.
I am not premeditated in what I am going to say. That means there will be times I regret saying certain things.
I don’t regret anything. I feel like I’ve made what I would call mistakes. I picked the wrong movie, or I didn’t pursue a character, but everything you do is part of you and you get something from it.
I thought instead of a good rule for survival on Wall Street: Never agree to anything proposed on someone else’s boat or you’ll regret in in the morning.
I think it’s a mistake to work on success in career. I’ve worked on my passions obsessively. How can I say what I want to say more precisely than the last time I said it? Success is such an elusive concept. When you work for it, I think you get it in a way you might regret it.
I used to worry a lot. I still worry a lot, but not about the things that I used to worry about because my younger self, I didn’t regret anything that I ever did… I was happy, and I was free, and I was living it up.
The quest for love became all consuming to the point where I would give up shooting the cover of ‘Glamourmagazine to go be with someone I was crazy about. I look back on that now and I would never let my own child do that, but I don’t regret it.
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.
I regret, as much as any member, the unavoidable weight and duration of the burdens to be imposed; having never been a proselyte to the doctrine, that public debts are public benefits. I consider them, on the contrary, as evils which ought to be removed as fast as honor and justice will permit.
Within a science fictional space, memory and regret are, when taken together, the set of necessary and sufficient elements required to produce a time machine.
But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can’t.
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.
No words can describe the depths of my regret and pain at the anguish my mistakes over Watergate have caused the nation and the presidency – a nation I so deeply love and an institution I so greatly respect.
I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.
War makes men barbarous because, to take part in it, one must harden oneself against all regret, all appreciation of delicacy and sensitive values. One must live as if those values did not exist, and when the war is over one has lost the resilience to return to those values.
I like challenges and I don’t believe in failure. I don’t believe in regrets. I believe suffering, failure – all those concepts – are things that are absolutely necessary to make us the best people that we can be, the best at whatever we want to do.
Usually, people have a tendency to be caught in the worries concerning the future or in the regret concerning the past. There is some kind of energy that is pushing them to run, and they are not able to establish themselves in the present moment.
You ask particularly after my health. I suppose that I have not many months to live; but, of course, I know nothing about it. I may add that I am enjoying existence as much as ever, and regret nothing.
Leave aside your regrets of the past and anxieties of the future
And focus intelligently on the present.
This is the best way of ensuring a positive future.
My life was really focused on futbol, but as those things happen in life, my passion for music won over my passion for futbol. But I love what I do. I don’t regret it.
Powerful people have no regrets.
My regret was immediate and permanent and useless.
No one regrets having changed a lightbulb.
We keep ourselves so tied up in regretting the past and fearing the future that we don’t have any energy left to figure out who we are and what we want to create right now.
It’s just not in me to regret being me.
I’ve lost loved ones in my life who never knew how much I loved them. Now I live with the regret that my true feelings for them never were revealed.
It was a long and gloomy night that gathered on me, haunted by the ghosts of many hopes, of many dear remembrances, many errors, many unavailing sorrows and regrets.
Regret not that which is past; and trust not to thine own righteousness.
How I regret now that my perpetual emotional dependence on the man I love has killed all my other talents – my energy too: and I had such a lot of that once.
I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets.
All that I have said up to now has merely been words.
When people come to see me, I have to say something.
But it is best not to speak about these matters too much.
Better to begin practice without delay.
I am like aВ good friend inviting you to go somewhere.
Do not hesitate, just get going. You won’t regret it.
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
What’s my greatest fear? I don’t know; I have lots of fears. Regret, I don’t want to have any regrets; that makes me scared.
a little misgiving in the beginning of things, means much regret in the end of them.
When your life is nearly over, you will regret it if you look back and recall too many nights when you made excuses instead of making love.
Barbara Cooper
I used to lie a lot as a child, which I now regret. I think it is much easier just to tell the truth.
When I say, ‘I’m sorry,’ it’s because I regret something.
You’ll never regret being a good friend.
We were to work in a film titled ‘Zabardast’. Unfortunately, this film didn’t take off. After this, I never got another chance to work with him, I regret not having worked with Dilip Kumar.
Every mistake that you make, or every thing that you might regret, you don’t need to necessarily regret it, because it can be a step forward. You just move forward and let them go because there will be a lot of bad auditions, and there will be a lot of negative responses. But that won’t last forever.
I’ve been getting plenty off my chest. Sometimes I get too much off my chest and I regret it.
I regret the time and resources needed to undertake this but… it is right to lay this accusation to rest.
I try to live my life free of regrets, but I do have one style regret that makes me laugh and cringe at the same time. Mum used to dress my brother and me in bright neon bike pants and big baggy t-shirts that were so long you could barely see our bike pants.
If I had more time, I could’ve utilized the stage more and turned it into my own but since I used all my energy writing and producing songs, my mind was blank when it came to my performances. That’s what I regret the most.
I did some things I regret, and I know there are people who think they know me. I’ve heard the things they say, and some of them are hurtful.
I wouldn’t say I regret anything. I would say I just wish I did things better.
The happiest people are those with the fewest regrets. It is not because they have succeeded in everything they’ve tried; rather, they’re happier because they at least put forth the effortwin or lose -and tried to make their thoughts and dreams a reality.
My mom just died. We blink and another decade passes. I don’t want to reach the end of my life and regret not having given my days everything in me to make them worthwhile.
Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life – a missed opportunity to engage life and to see that each moment gives us the chance to change for the better, to experience peace and joy.
He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future.
Francisco de 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.
I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about regrets because there’s nothing I can do.
Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.
One is not allowed a grief for a life never lived. Yet one has buried the fruit of love, and a great deal of hope and many dreams.
When you regret something, what you aren’t seeing is that someday, later, or maybe sooner, you’re going to see why you didn’t get the thing you wanted. So often, something better is just around the corner.
Everybody’s got regrets. It’s a personal choice as to whether or not you can change.
Dear as remembered kisses after death, And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feign‘d On lips that are for others; deep as love, Deep as first love, and wild with all regret; O Death in Life, the days that are no more!
I’ve done some movies because I would regret them if I didn’t, but other projects I’ve done because they’ve scared me or if I felt I needed to do a big romantic comedy to help me professionally. Then I’ll take a teeny movie when I need to work on myself and become a better actor.
Oh, I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly. But that’s just part of the deal. I’m not really sure what’s going to come out of my mouth.
I do think it’s important to be smiling and not make it all about business. You’ll look back and regret it later, if you don’t take advantage of your youth and your ability to travel. And it gives you something to pull from and inspiration to play your characters, and for your life and your development as a human being.
When we grow old, there can only be one regret – not to have given enough of ourselves.
I don’t know if this is a stumbling block, but I had a real setback when I won a Nebula Award for the first story I ever had nominated for a Nebula in 1982. And you might think that was a good thing – and it was a wonderful thing, I don’t regret it a bit. But I was sort of discombobulated by it.
Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? Regret.
What good is regret? It brings back nothing. What we have lost is irretrievable.
I didn’t want to go to school for more than four years, and I didn’t know what you did with a bachelor‘s in biology. So I switched over and got my degree in communications. I regret it now. It was one of the most idiotic things I ever did.
Regret is a form of punishment itself.
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
I regret not taking my 83-year-old mother to the Oscars the year I won. She deserved the Oscar for giving up so much for me.
I’ve seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over.
Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you’re the underdog.
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?
I’ve wrecked and ravaged half my life in the pursuit of women, and I suffer the pangs of about seventeen regrets — the seventeen who got away.
It is with great regret that I have to inform Manchester City of my wish to leave the club. I would like to state that I have great respect for the club, its supporters, and the owner, Sheikh Mansour, who has been nothing other than respectful to me.
‘Emeril’ came on the air right when a new president of NBC was taking over, and there was just a big shift going on. And then 9/11 happened, and that really pretty much killed it, because the show was already having a hard time finding an audience. I don’t regret it. I had a really good time.
My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.
Villains with a conscience have this sad realization of who they are, and the monster they’ve become — there’s a sense of regret. So at the end of these movies there’s a dramatic resonance that really stays with the audience.
Guilt at least has a purpose; it tells us we’ve violated some ethical code. Ditto for remorse. Those feelings are educational; they manufacture wisdom. But regret-regret is useless.
I don’t keep it secret that I live with my partner Gio. I’m very proud of my gayness. But there is lots I wouldn’t want the press to write about me… it is a matter of regret that being gay is the most interesting thing about me.
If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.
Sold my soul to the devil / for nice penmanship. / Now I write real pretty / but I’m starting to regret it.
There’s a lot of things I could’ve done better, and I regret not doing better. I do know I always gave it my best shot.
Music lets me forget bad experiences. You cannot keep ragas and regrets in your mind together.
Ustad Bismillah Khan
With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didnt use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.
Sacrfice,” the captain said. “You made one. I made one. We all made them. But you were angry over yours. You kept thinking about what you lost. You didn’t get it. Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.
I see only with deep regret that God punishes so many of His children for their numerous stupidities, for which only He Himself can be held responsible; in my opinion, only His nonexistence could excuse Him.
I think we all suffer from guilt at some point in our lives, but for the most part I never really regret, and I try to always remain positive. Yes, I think that those issues are very interesting to play in a character, and they’re prominent issues in life, and I think people can relate to them.
I didn’t have a school life like everyone else because I started working at a young age. That’s what I regret.
If I lost your respect…I’m just hope you don’t look at me as something you regret.
The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets.
All of us at some point in life regret for things we did and did not do in life.
While we meant to invite debate about some ways the word was used this year, that nuance was lost, and we regret that its inclusion has become a distraction from the important debate over equality and justice.
Of course, I do not regret the Bond days. I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth, I have always hated guns and what they represent.
Regrets don’t help anything.
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
In life, you can’t regret anything because it’s called opportunities that you pass. You’re the only one that can take the opportunity but you disappoint yourself with the decision of doing or not doing.
I never talked about architecture with my father, which I regret.
I’m lucky to be getting a lot of good work in Tollywood. And I won’t say I’m choosy, but of course, you have to select the best, and I’m trying to grab as many good films as I can. There was a time when I had to let go of some films which I regret now.
Actually, the only thing that I can honestly say I really regret now is the blackface thing. I did not understand.
If you regret anything in your life, then you haven’t learned any lessons.
Better ten days of love than years of regretting.
Regret is a waste of time and energy and doesn’t do a thing for me.
I did Polyester, and I dont regret one minute of it. It was wonderful.
How can you have any regret when everything worked out fine? But why I think it worked out fine is due to the lessons I learned along the way. And one of those involves listening to experts.
Saints are ordinary people who do what they do for the love of Jesus, say what they must say without fear, love their neighbor even when they are cursed by him, and live without regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow.
No one should say whether others should breed or not, that would go against how I feel a woman has the right to choose. Everyone has the right to feel regret.
Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday’s regret and tomorrow’s worries.
One must always regret that law of growth which renders necessary that kittens should spoil into demure cats, and bright, joyous school-girls develop into the spiritless, crystallized beings denominated young ladies.
I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It’s the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
The past will not tell us what we ought to do, but… what we ought to avoid.
My biggest fear is that I might end up doing a film which I might regret at a later point of time.
If I have any regrets, I could say that I’m sorry I wasn’t a better writer or a better singer.
I regret that he didn’t do anything about it, even though he was at least a head taller than me. I wouldn’t have minded bleeding at all for one more opportunity to give the kind of Bat Lesson that Finger, Robinson, Sprang and others only dreamed of.
A month‘s salary, deep regret, the telephone number of some foul rehab clinic and my lance was free.
What I do regret is working too hard sometimes instead of really enjoying my youth. I’m trying to make an effort to stop and smell the roses now.
Ser’Darius Blain
The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.
I don’t believe in regret.
If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes. If you continue complaining, it won’t be long before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret.
The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it
I don’t really regret much of my music life.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I’d like to ask Eleanor Roosevelt what she regrets most, because I think that might reveal something that I didn’t catch on to while I was writing my book and, hopefully, that would start a conversation.
Your peers when you’re a teenager will always be the keepers of your embarrassment and regret. It was one of life’s great injustices, that you can move on and be accomplished and happy, but the moment you see someone from high school you immediately become the person you were then, not the person you are now.
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.
I’ve been taught not to have any regrets. If we were to add up all of the hours spent regretting mistakes and use that time to develop new ideas, who knows how many brilliant new businesses would be created.
How can you regret helping a suffering patient?
My fear of coming out wasn’t about rejection. I was scared people would say: ‘Why were you lying to me? If you’ve been lying about that what else are you lying about?’ Lying is my biggest regret.
No regrets. There is no time for that. Regret is boring.
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
Don’t wear excessive make-up as you grow older. Young women can wear whatever make-up they want, but if you are older, you will regret it.
I work a lot abroad and have the most wonderful family and kids, but being away, you do miss out sometimes. I really hope I won’t regret the choices in the future.
Regret, already sogging me down, burst its dam. It seeped into my legs, it pooled in my heart.
If there’s one regret I have of my time in comedy it’s that I really I was so obsessed with improv for so many years and I exclusively did improv for the first 6 years or 7 years. I was doing comedy and then I started doing solo work and stand up, a bit of writing, making videos, and really going into it on that end.
Ask me that again next month, when you’re all in Dhaka and I’m in Rome, watching Chelsea playing Lazio!
Alec Stewart
Erm, I don’t really have any regrets.
I have never been able, really, to regret anything in all my life. I have always been far much too absorbed in the present moment or the immediate future to think back.
The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him.
I don’t regret anything that I’ve turned down, and I don’t regret anything that I’ve done, really.
Even though flowers fall, don’t regret it. Even though weeds grow, don’t hate them. Don’t arouse the passions of attraction and repulsion, hating and loving. If only we don’t arouse the passions, the falling of flowers and the growing of weeds as they are is manifest absolute reality.
Hakuun Yasutani
I love that sound,’ he mumbled into her hair. ‘Blackbirds at dawn.’ ‘I hate it. Makes me think I’ve done something I’ll regret.
When I have a child, it will be probably become my whole life, so I don’t want to have any regrets that I should have done more.
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
I realized that, after tasting entrepreneurship, I had become unfit for the corporate world. There was no turning back. The only regret I had was having wasted my life in the corporate world for so long.
I can’t think of anything I regret. Everything I’ve done, I’ve enjoyed doing. I’ve had five husbands, four children. I’ve done it all, but mainly I’ve enjoyed studying fish and being underwater with them, being in their natural habitat, looking at the fish and the fish looking at me.
I did Polyester, and I don’t regret one minute of it. It was wonderful.
There are two types of pain. There is the pain of loss, which you can recover. And then, there is the pain of regret which never goes away.
Present fear is never as bad as later regret.
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.
Thou wilt lament
Hereafter, when the evil shall be done
And shall admit no cure.
Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past – the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receive.
The paradox is that money never meant anything to me. And it still doesn’t, except now as an occasion for regret in that there are things that I want to make sure my family is protected when I pass.
I don’t have any regrets. There’s no point regretting anything because everything that you do gives you more experience and potentially makes you a stronger person or a better person.
Your heart and your instincts are far more reliable than your brain. When you follow your heart, you can be sure you won’t regret it later. Even if you calculate your every move, it’s not like life ever goes according to plan.
Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.
When asked, “What do you think love is?” a lot of people speak of things that are painful or lingering. I wanted to talk about various sides to love. Things such as the excitement, happiness, parting, pain, regret regarding love.
My one regret is that I didn’t win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football.
I live my life with no regrets. Each decision of mine has define my life in a certain way
I release you. I evict you from my heart. Because if I don’t do it now, I never will.
I have always believed it is not enough just to wear the silver fern and I do not regret pushing myself to try to deliver my best possible performance.
We didn’t know each other well. I never had the time. Now I see that it doesn’t make any difference. The ones who hurry and the ones who take their time all end up in the same place. Just don’t have any regrets. No regrets.
The cross is bigger than your mistakes, bigger than your regrets, bigger than the secrets you hold. The cross stands above it all.
It’s just hard to travel in the shadow of regret. In fact, it’s so hard that I actually haven’t left yet.
I’d love to do a golf movie. I turned down Don Johnson‘s role in ‘Tin Cup.’ I regret that.
How is it right to slip free of an old skin and walk away from the scene of the crime? We came, we saw, we took away and we left behind, we must be allowed our anguish and our regrets.
People said to me, “You know, when you record a special, you’re going to regret it. The one thing you’ll regret because you’re a comic is you’ll think of better tags.”
I don’t regret turning out in the colours of Super Eagles. I love Nigeria, and I was prepared to come and play for the nation.
I was up for Michael Corleone in ‘The Godfather,’ but, as I was only 10 at the time, I think Mr. Coppola made the right choice. The Julia Roberts role in ‘Pretty Woman‘ held a bizarre allure for me. But, it’s silly to look back with regret.
To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.
He had regrets, of course, but not so many that he would lose any sleep over them. Life surprised him now and then and he didn’t much care for surprises, unless he was passing them out. But – what was to be done? You had to deal with the reality, he had learned that over the years, no matter how much you didn’t like it
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.
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.
I’m not a fan of small talk but if you want to get into the big questions of life – your deepest regret, your greatest joy – then we’re going to have a great chat.
I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village. It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air you breathe, but this is where it’s happening.
I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal; but of late it appears that some men are born slaves, and I regret that they are not black, so all the world might know them.
If I regret leaving City, I’d regret leaving Madrid, I would regret Arsenal, and I would regret maybe even Metz, where I started off. So I have no regrets in life; life is too short to start regretting things.
In terms of relationships, I’ve had two failures, although I don’t like to call them failures; they are self learning, and I cannot say I regret any of my relationships. I’ve always said that I am a much loved woman.
In the emotion, you say things that you regret the next day.
A state of skepticism and suspense may amuse a few inquisitive minds. But the practice of superstition is so congenial to the multitude that, if they are forcibly awakened, they still regret the loss of their pleasing vision.
There is nothing I’ve been through in my life that I regret, or that I would go back and change. I feel like everything that happened – personally and professionally – I went through for a reason, and I learned from those things.
My characters tend to be people who are looking back on a life lived, their joys, their regrets.
The thing that I regret is not having better relationships with a lot of people. Being the hard-nosed guy that I was, I think I could’ve come off a little bit better in my relationships with a lot of people, and I didn’t.
Everyone is going to go through that phase of not liking their hair, but at the end of the day you’re going to regret that you ever put relaxer or anything in your hair.
I definitely regret the surgeries that I have had over the years, I think I was so young and in such an unstable situation in my life with so much going on and so much pressure.
If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires there shall be no regrets.
Bessie Coleman
In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.
Do it right, regret nothing.
I was keen to become a dancer and was studying for it. Somehow, it did not work out and I joined theatre. I do not regret it.
I don’t regret anything, because I feel better every year, and if I’d done something different, maybe I wouldn’t. I’m more of a whole person, the older I get.
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.
On out deathbeds we’re not going to regret all the work we didn’t do. We’re going to regret all the sex we didn’t have!
Don’t give up. You’ll regret it.
It is my biggest regret that I gave up 10 runs on my last outing as a Ranger.
I’m ready to wait for the best role rather than do all the projects coming my way and regret about it later.
Temporary feelings of regret are a normal part of the mourning process. This helps us retrieve our lost dreams. If we hold on to regret, we risk trapping ourselves in a prison of unrealized dreams from which it is difficult to escape.
I did regret not graduating high school, but I made a point of going back and getting my GED later. It was important for my kids.
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.
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, then you are on the way to success.
Richard Denny
I don’t think that much about my relationship with my mother and what it did to me. I sometimes feel terrible regret about her, what her life must have been like. Often, when I’m enjoying something, I think of how meager her rewards were and how much courage, in a way, she needed to go on living.
To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
A beautifully written tale that lives somewhere between landscape and memory,
where regret becomes a prison, and a story told often enough becomes truth.
i have no regrets. regret only makes wrinkles.
In a world of regret, sacrifice and hardship, laughter and music are medicine.
Failure is something I can deal with. Regret is not.
Jeremy Schoemaker
There is no justice. There are occasional acts of vengeance, or regret, but there’s no real justice. In the natural scheme of things, it is not possible.
A regret I have was never being able to interview George Harrison. I just loved him but I never had a chance to interview him.
To be honest and truthful in all endeavours is an experience, not a regret
The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.
I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary.
I don’t live in regret land. I live in the now and in the future, and in the dreams that I have.
A dim antagonism gathered force within him and darkened his mind as a cloud against her disloyalty: and when it passed, cloudlike, leaving his mind serene and dutiful towards her again, he was made aware dimly and without regret of a first noiseless sundering of their lives.
It’s better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven’t done.
You just promised me eternity, you know. I can make you live to regret it.
I had a fantastic time at Birmingham and I never regret anything that happened there.
If you ask my one regret, it is that I could not bring those City fans a trophy. That’s the only thing that leaves me a little sad.
We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has been since 2004. Mr. Trebek’s robotic frame does still contain some organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren, so this technically makes him a ‘cyborg,’ not a ‘robot.’
That night as I lay in bed, I thought of several things I could have said and mourned the fact that my wit usually bloomed late, peaking when it no longer mattered, during the solitary hours close to midnight.
And on that evening when we grow older still we’ll speak about these two young men as though they were two strangers we met on the train and whom we admire and want to help along. And we’ll want to call it envy, because to call it regret would break our hearts.
It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.
Henry Addington
Live fast, fight hard, no regrets!
I don’t think there’s a person out there who can say they haven’t done something they regret.
I don’t know if I have any regrets, I have had a pretty successful life. I have learned good, bad, and ugly.
Some folks never try to grow beyond lives that have not realized that potential. And as long as they don’t regret that, that’s fine. Live and let live. But for those who regret never trying, it’s a shame because the Web, as complex as it may seem, makes it all possible
Ken Evoy
I was always in a big hurry to do everything. Before I was 20, I was married twice and had two kids. But I don’t regret any of it. I learned a lot about myself. I had a lot to say for someone my age, real early on.
Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
Apologizes are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move, on you can grow.
While it is tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
I’m trying to have no regrets. I’m starting to learn about myself and how to live. As an actor, part of the job is accepting your life and learning how to roll with it. I want to live a life where I don’t regret any decisions, and if I do, I learn from them.
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.
That is the one thing in my public career that I regret–my work to secure the enactment of the Federal Reserve Law.
Regrets? I think everyone has regrets, and people who say they haven’t are either liars or narcissists
Anything worth having is hard to keep,
I love you like my coffee, so hot and so sweet.
So, let’s stick it out so we never regret it,
I could forgive the past-but I never forget it.
I signed contracts when I didn’t know what that meant. I thought I’d get residuals off of the shows I’ve been on: History Channel, Discovery, Dateline, Johnny Carson, etc. It’s the only regret I have in life. If I got residuals, I wouldn’t be shucking oysters now, though I do love my job.
I only regret that everybody wants to deprive me of the journal, which is the only steadfast friend I have, the only one which makes my life bearable, because my happiness with human beings is so precarious, my confiding moods rare, and the least sign of non-interest is enough to silence me. In the journal I am at ease.
When I went into the last lap I was regretting a bit that it was over. I was enjoying again the first sector for the last time. Simply fantastic this circuit, and if you get 53 laps more, you appreciate it even more. It’s made by God’s hands.
I will always love you Drizzt Do’Urden my life was full and without regret because I knew you and was completed by you. Sleep well, my love.
I have no regrets. If I wanted to keep acting, I would have never left the cinema.
What kind of heart does one have to have in order to be able to get rid of these, without regret, as if they were empty beer cans?
I think we all have regrets but I try to just learn from them instead of giving them too much attention and validity in my life. I used to regret not going to a major four-year university and missing out on dorm life but if I had done that, who knows if I would be doing what I do now.
Ser’Darius Blain
God gave me a very good hand to play over my 88 years. I have no regrets.
The urge is always with me to retouch yesterday’s canvas with today’s paintbrush and cover the things that fill me with regret.
My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets: Atkins, cleanses, the hCG diet.
Whenever I got a shot, the team that selected me, I just promised myself that I would give them something that they wouldn’t regret… The Chicago Bears drafted me, and I’m going to make sure they’re not second-guessing themselves about that.
Devin Hester
I never regret things. It’s a really dangerous thing to say, but for anyone involved in the arts, the bad things that happen make for good material. It’s not a comfortable truth, but it is true.
I never learnt Hebrew because my health was fragile, and it was thought that learning Hebrew would be an added burden. I regret it, because I would like to be able to join in fully. Not that I am a believer, but I would like to be.
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.
When your only regret is if anyone thinks you regret anything – that is the definition of conviction.
For a well-made cup of coffee is the proper beginning to an idle day. Its aroma is beguiling, its taste is sweet; yet it leaves behind only bitterness and regret. In that, it resembles, surely, the pleasures of love.
Anthony Capella
The life of a woman may be divided into three epochs; in the first she dreams of love, in the second she makes love in the third she regrets it.
Prosper of Aquitaine
My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing.
Do I regret getting married? It’s hard for me to say anything because ultimately we’re talking about the mother of my child.
Do the obvious, you won’t forget it. Do the obvious, you won’t regret it. Obvious, obvious, obvious.
Things worth having don’t come easy,” Woods said. “You have to fight for it until you’re tired of fighting, and then you take a breather and fight some more.” He squeezed my shoulder. “Don’t give up. You’ll regret it.
American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation.
Regret isn’t good. Every decision one makes in life is made for a reason or another. Whenever something bad happens, I go, ‘This is happening for a reason‘, or, ‘This is going to teach me something’.
A ton of regret never makes an ounce of difference.
I tried hard to create my own records when a lot of them belonged to Steve Davis, so to see someone else beat yours, you’d be lying if you said there wasn’t a twinge of regret there.
If I were to die today, I would have some concern for Tibet. But I know that I have personally done as much as I can to use my existence for others. So I have no regret.
The libertarian can have no truck with ‘left’ or ‘right’ because he regrets any form of authoritarianism – the use of police force to control the creative life of man.
If I had written King Lear, I would regret it all my life afterwards. Because that work is so big, that its defects show as huge, its monstrous defects, things even minimal in between some scenes and their possible perfection. It’s not the sun with spots; it’s a broken greek statue.
I do sometimes think I could have done without the drugs actually; that was a waste of time, and a huge risk. But then again, there’s nothing I can change, so in a way regret is pointless.
Don’t be afraid of girls. That is my big regret. Knowing what I know about girls, I should have just gone for it. Guys are such wimps.
Regret is pointless. I never do anything without first deciding to do it based on facts and feelings, and if it doesn’t work out how I hoped, oh well – there’s another notch on my experience belt.
Why regret anything? Where does it get you to regret anything you’ve ever done in your life? It gets you nowhere. It’s a pathetic emotion that you can wallow in.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale
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
The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
However much I have been blamed for not showing more deferences to a great party, and for not acting more steadily on party principles, all I have to regret is that I showed so much.
Duty doesn’t need to call; it only needs to whisper. And if you heed the call, no matter what happens, you have no need for regret.” Odd Thomas
Anger is like a flame blazing up and consuming our self-control, making us think, say, and do things that we will probably regret later.
I don’t regret anything, not even leaving Boca because it was the time to do so.
There are five signs of righteousness: a gentle disposition and a soft heart, shedding tears of regret, ascetism and not caring about the world, being unambitious, and having a conscience.
Shaqiq al-Balkhi
Diwali means to be in the present, so drop the regrets of the past and the worries of the future and live in the moment. It is a time to forget the bickering and negativities that have happened through the year. It is a time when you throw light on the wisdom you have gained and welcome a new beginning.
When a person sets a thing in motion, there’s a feeling of unease, almost regret, until you learn the truth.
I’ve made mistakes but the beauty of life is that each regret builds character and makes us a better person
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
Conservatives generally think it’s best to take enemies at their word, to believe their bombast and threats and make preparations, rather than dismiss them as crackpots and regret it.
When you get older, it’s not about what you did that you regret, it’s what you didn’t do.
I’ve neglected my own vanity. Not that I regret it, but looking good is part of my job.
The consequences of ignoring the Lord and His prophets are certain and often accompanied by great sorrow and regret.
If the portraits of our absent friends are pleasant to us, which renew our memory of them and relieve our regret for their absence by a false and empty consolation, how much more pleasant are letters which bring us the written characters of the absent friend.
My best life advice:Take the high road.No matter how much stress, or strain, or consternation you are facing, take the high road.You will never regret it.
No mistake, I shall regret the absence of your keen mind; unfortunately, it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body.
People are terrified of other people or difficult projects because they tell themselves that they could fail or be rejected. Failure can lead to sorrow, regret, frustration and annoyance-all healthy feelings without which people couldn’t exist.
I think the only advice I can give you on how to live your life well is, first off, remember… it’s not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we do not.
Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future.
Living in regret will become your biggest regret.
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.
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
I was the guy who was constantly speaking out against the Vietnam War. I have no regrets about that.
But it is imperative, for our own survival, that we avoiid one another, and what more successful means of avoidance are there than words? Language will keep us safe from human onslaught, will express for us our regret at being unable to supply groceries or love or peace.
I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama.
I do not regret working with Rupert Murdoch. But there is a nasty undertone to a lot of what he does which does not exist with the Barclays.
I regret that I stayed in my first relationship for too long. I didn’t get that it wasn’t working out.
Aron Flam
I can say, “I don’t have anything I regret!” But I can also say, “I can go forward in my life the way it is and I don’t think I’ll accrue any future regrets.”
Never tweet while you’re angry; you’ll probably regret it later.
I don’t believe in having regrets. I believe everything happens for a reason even when we don’t want it to happen. Every high and every low moment has a lesson waiting for you to find it.
Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn’t chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path.
The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.
I have questioned myself about the brutality in the last few novels. Actually in The Leopard, in hindsight, I feel I went a little bit too far with screaming blood. There are a couple of scenes that I regret and wish I had the chance to rewrite. Phantom has less blood.
I don’t have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.
I’m not trying to regret nothing in my career.
The biggest fear I have is to die with regrets, and of course that will come true.
Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately.
Yeah, I regret we weren’t on a higher floor.
I don’t regret anything.
Everyone’s taste is different. But I think the best way to defend against regrets after opening night is to try your best to tell the story you want to tell. In terms of smaller changes over time, I think good plays are like poems. Every syllable counts.
I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I’m very lucky.
I have no regrets. The best thing to happen to me was for Lorne Michaels to hire me and fire me.
Designer pricing should hurt, but it shouldn’t kill you. You wince when you hand over your AmEx, but once you get it home, you never regret it. You divide it by how many days you’re using it, and suddenly it becomes affordable.
I’ll definitely play cricket again, but only socially. I’ve still got a lot of friends at my local team, Green Mount, and I do miss playing, but I don’t regret anything.
The humiliation that Jane had felt turned to something else–grief perhaps, or regret. Regret that she had not known how to act with a boy, regret that she had not been wiser.
I don’t regret doing ‘The Living Daylights’. If I hadn’t done Bond, I wouldn’t have been in America doing my series, and I would have had a different life.
Maryam D’Abo
I never regret anything and I don’t believe in regret. I think it’s just a big time-waster.
O last regret, regret can die!
Regret doesn’t budge things; it seems crazy that the force of all that human want can’t amend a moment, can’t even stir a pebble.
I think I’m designed to regret everything.
I’m not naturally a gifted dancer, and I don’t enjoy it. I didn’t go to any of those classes in drama school ’cause I was like, “I’m not going to dance. I don’t need to learn to dance.” I regret that.
I have been in Paris for almost a week and I have not heard anyone say calories, or cholesterol, or even arterial plaque. The French do not season their food with regret.
I don’t do too much looking back and regretting things – not that I haven’t made tons of mistakes. But I do think people are in our lives so we can learn lessons and evolve as better human beings.
Believe me – I’ve done very good stuff and very crazy stuff, and I don’t regret the crazy stuff.
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.
Often, the roles I’m offered in England are melancholic women who are filled with regret for the past, regret for their fading beauty.
I don’t have regret about things I’ve done that are successful or not successful or what people perceive or don’t know or whatever. I just know for me it had to be the right choice at the time. Sometimes that choice is just about getting a job.
Family life is tough, I’ll say that for it. But in my case, I’ve mined the family. In a sense, I’ve used it. I’ve used what happened – the different events, the births of children, birthdays. Connecting, not connecting. Regret, shame, guilt. I mean, they’re all in the songs. And love, too, I hasten to add.
I regret that I had to leave my country. But I had to do it in order to achieve and decide my own fate. I was forced into it. Democracy came about 15 years too late for me. But I have to say that it’s there now, and Czech Republic is a fantastic country; it always was but just had the wrong regime at the top.
I don’t regret a single moment of staying away from the camera.
You cannot see the past that did not happen any more than you can foresee the future.
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.
I never regret any of the work I’ve done.
Patti, did art get us?’ I looked away, not really wanting to think about it. ‘I don’t know, Robert. I don’t know.’ Perhaps it did, but no one could regret that. Only a fool would regret being had by art; or a saint.
So yes, I say things I regret constantly, and I just can’t help it.
Essentially, I spent most of my childhood with my mother and my older sister, and I suppose I had rather a romantic vision of how things might be if there were men around; I saw myself in a country house with six children and a garden. That has never been achieved – and I still regret it.
Well my own impression of my musical pieces is that no matter how long I’ve been at it, there’s not much improvement. So that’s kind of regrettable.
Doubt, fear and regret are the three villains of success. If you close the door on the first two, you will never have to worry about meeting the third.
I have no tattoos that I regret – I have had some that I have had changed according to how my life was.
Discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons
God does not regret saving you. There is no sin which you commit which is beyond the cross of Christ.
Matt Chandler
One of the great regrets of my life is that I smoked. If I could say anything to anybody starting out in life it would be, ‘Whatever you do, don’t smoke‘. I have had to recover from that and been lucky that I have been able to stop.
I regret the fact that Saddam [Hussein] didn’t have weapons of mass destruction that we thought. I don’t regret removing him from power.
I don’t think we’re all going to be mediums but I do think we all have a sixth sense in that we have an intuition. I think our intuition is something that we all have the ability to tap into and we often regret when we don’t follow it.
Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process.
France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws (Les Regrets)
We must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one either with alarm or aversion, or with any other feeling than regret and hope and brotherly commiseration.
If you want to cry, then cry. Decide by yourself whether you are important or not. Even if other people value you, nobody can do anything for you. Ultimately, it’s your problem so if you live without regrets, then over time I think that your problems would disappear.
We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past.
for every person who’s stepped out of line and lived to regret it, there are two people who stayed in line because they got their values mixed and lost their nerve, and who have lived to regret it still more. You don’t hear about those people because they’re still in line where they don’t show.
That’s the thing about love – it’s full of possibilities. It can lead you down so many different paths. Sure, for some of us, it can lead to sadness and regret. But, for others, well, for others it can lead them to the greatest future they could’ve ever hoped for. Love is the most possible thing in the world.
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.
I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life.
I regret not being able to mature quicker.
In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.
You shouldn’t never regret something that made you smile
A moment of prayerful reflection can prevent a lifetime of bitter regret.
It’s always the idle habits you acquire which you will regret.
If I have one regret in my career, it is that I did not join Rangers a lot sooner.
It is precisely from the regret left by the imperfect work that the next one can be born.
I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.
It’s always the idle habits you acquire which you will regret. Father said that. That Christ was not crucified: he was worn away by a minute clicking of little wheels. That had no sister.
She tried to think of what to say to make it all better again, or at least the way it was before she’d made her confession, though she didn’t regret having confessed. Perhaps that was what had been wrong with her all along. Now that the lie wasn’t between them anymore, maybe she could love him again.
The only regret I have in my career, is my managers wanted a big payday, and I wanted four or five more fights before going in with [Larry] Holmes. That would have made all the difference.
I spend a lot of time apologizing for the things I say when I am hungry. That’s why breakfast, for me, is non-negotiable. It’s an insurance policy against saying things I’ll regret before my blood-sugar levels have stabilized.
I regret not having more children. I would have loved to have had a bigger family.
I think one of the things I regret was not having more faith in myself early on.
When we take the one seat on our meditation cushion we become our own monastery. We create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things: sorrows, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, frustration, happiness.
I was always fearful I would become That Guy. The guy who had regret. ‘Yeah, we won a couple of championships, but I never saw my kids grow up. Yeah, we beat Georgia a couple of times, but I ruined my marriage.’
I had the benefit of experiencing a hundred times more than the average kid. I don’t look back with regret at all. It was the best life ever.
People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They’re not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There’s just regret.
Would have. Could have. Should have. This is the language of condemnation underscored by the passivity of regret. It’s a dead language. The thing is, you can’t un-sin. You can only repent.
After I played the mother in a few films, I was only offered mother roles. I just wanted to act; so I don’t regret doing any film.
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
I didn’t leave Barcelona in the best way but I took the decision to leave and I don’t regret it. There were a few problems with the club – some misunderstandings – and so I decided to leave because I wanted to develop as a player.
It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones–I’ve discovered the true secret of happiness, Daddy, and that is to live in the now. Not to be for ever regretting the past, or anticipating the future; but to get the most that you can out of this very instant.
If ever you get to be my age,” said the old woman, “you will know all there is to know about regrets, and you will know that one more, here or there, will make no difference in the long run.
Life is full of regrets, but it doesn’t pay to look back.
I have been urging the leaders to listen to the aspirations and challenges of their own people, and engage in dialogue and take very bold measures. Normally, to their regret, these measures and bold reforms come too late, too little.
One of the most difficult things to think about in life is one’s regrets. Something will happen to you, and you will do the wrong thing, and for years afterward you will wish you had done something different.
O woman, born first to believe us; Yea, also born first to forget; Born first to betray and deceive us, Yet first to repent and regret.
If I had to live my life over again, I would live it exactly the same way. I would do everything in the same way. I don’t regret anything.
My biggest regret is that I didn’t listen to my intuition as it was yelling at me.
Aras Baskauskas
Sometimes you regret the things you do, but they’re over and done. Regretting the things you didn’t do is tougher because they’re still out there, haunting you with the what ifs.
I have the deepest regret about 9/11. Sept. 11, 2001, was one of the most difficult days I’ve ever had. I was in Lima, Peru, and had to fly back eight hours not knowing what happened in my own country, knowing thousands of my fellow citizens had died.
My only ambition was to get to 50, and not regret not having had a crack at being a comic.
When we enter the present moment deeply, our regrets and sorrows disappear, and we discover life with all its wonders.
I don’t regret having been fat at all.
Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
Aaron Burr
I have never known anyone to accept Christ’s redemption and later regret it.
We have a choice every day — to act on yesterday’s good intentions or get an early start on tomorrow’s regrets.
I regret. I apologize. I blame myself. I continue as before.
I’m not a blokey bloke. I don’t take myself too seriously. But that doesn’t stop me being a bad person sometimes and doing things I regret. Such as having a child with someone you’ve split up with, then falling in love and wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone else. That’s quite difficult.
Most saints live to regret their career choice.
Bob Stokes
A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
Although there are real hazards in saying yes to life, they are inconsequential when compared to the regrets that come with saying “no”.
I regret not the things I have done, only those I have yet to do.
Keep off your thoughts from things that are past and done; for thinking of the past wakes regret and pain.
Arthur Waley
We deeply regret that some Senators are still willing to do Big Oil?s bidding, and we now turn to the House where the Arctic drilling scheme should be dead on arrival. Americans are clamoring for a clean Congress and a clean energy plan, but sadly they were shortchanged on both today.
I’m slowly becoming a repository for decomposing sorrows, regrets, ignored injustice, and forgotten promises. I can still feel its stench. But when I get accustomed to it, I will call it experience.
Mesa Selimovic
I don’t have many regrets. I regret mistakes, particularly those that damage other people, and we’ve all made some of those. But I’m not sad about change.
I am what I am. I don’t regret anything.
He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
I regret trusting The Guardian. I didn’t want to do an interview, but the journalist was persistent. [The writer] was masked as a fan, but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles. Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about.
I’ve always known that there’s more going on inside me than finds its way into the world, but this is probably true of everyone. Who doesn’t regret that he isn’t more fully understood?
A lifetime of lonely regret or happiness with some pain along the way.
Melissa Nathan
Regrets are born of paths never taken.
That is why with enormous regret I have tendered my resignation to the prime minister today.
When I think of death, I only regret that I will not be able to see this beautiful country anymore unless the Indians are right and my spirit will walk here after I’m gone.
I do regret that when I went to college, I didn’t have a liberal arts education. I got a BFA in musical theater, so it was a very directed toward what I was doing. I wish that I had expanded my horizons a little bit.
You can never regret anything you do in life. You kind of have to learn the lesson from whatever the experience is and take it with you on your journey forward.
We’re all haunted in one way or another, are we not? If not by spirits, then by our own demons and regrets.
A person without regrets is a nincompoop.
Life should not be estimated exclusively by the standard of dollars and cents. I am not disposed to complain that I have planted and other have gathered the fruits. A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.
Charles Goodyear
As long as youre happy where you are now, you cant really regret anything youve done.
There are two kinds of sorry. There is the sorry imbued with regret. And a pure sorry. The kind that is merely asking for forgiveness, nothing more.
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time
I don’t regret the way I approached things, because otherwise I wouldn’t have achieved what I did, but when I look back, I could have enjoyed things more.
As soon as we see our dreams betrayed we realize that the intensest joys of our life have nothing to do with reality, and we are consumed with regret for the time when they glowed within us. And in this succession of hopes and regrets our life slips by.
I wore a ‘Black MetalVenom T-shirt once, in January 1993, to promote black metal, and I regret having done that ever since.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
The innocent one is he who does not explain, for whom life is both a mystery and a total light, one who does not complain… For innocence admits of neither regret nor dispute. The innocent one assumes all responsibility.
You can have immediate regrets, but if you look at stuff and say, ‘Things happen for a reason’, there’s a fatalistic thing about it. Something will happen that will justify it in some way
Remember, the pain of rejection is nothing compared to the pain of regret.
I don’t believe in regrets; I believe your future is in your tomorrows.
I think what I regret is that I would rather do something like that when I was a more established actress and I really had proven myself first. Now, people are still unsure whether I can act or not. I just don’t want to be one of those girls who are playing off the show’s popularity.
I want to try to prove that at 100, I could sing as well as I was singing when I was 45 or 43. I’d like to prove that if you take care of yourself, you can actually not regret the fact that you’ve become an old-timer, but you can just still improve and actually get better.
I look at other people’s tats for probably the idea, or like, where to put it or something. But, at the end of the day, all my tats gotta mean something back to me. The moment you get something that don’t mean something to you, you’re gonna regret that tattoo.
At a recent show, I looked out and I saw this girl crying in the audience and it really affected me. I wanted to stop the song and go and give her a hug. I should have, actually – I regret not doing that.
I was going to record a solo album when I was 15 on a four-track. I started working on it, but then Fall Out Boy happened. The band was awesome and took me in a totally different direction. I don’t regret it at all, but the band delayed the record I had been planning.
He snarled at me. “This isn’t over yet, Betsy.” “Excellent,” I said. “I would also have accepted ‘You haven’t seen the last of me’ and ‘You’ll regret this’.
Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret.
Moments, when lost, can’t be found again. They’re just gone.
When I get a fringe, it’s because I’m bored or need a change; I always regret it!
You rarely come across the complete footballer, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get.В One of my regrets is that the opportunity to play alongside him never presented itself during my career.
It always surprises me when people say, ‘I don’t regret one thing about my life. I wouldn’t change anything because it’s all led me to where I am today.’ I would want to change certain things that have caused others pain.
I already gave my best. I have no regrets at all.
…but I’ve never regretted it. You can’t regret experience.
It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
Marry or marry not, in any either case you’ll regret it
There’s always some reason not to be writing and I regret the times I give in to that, because then writing feels strange – I feel like I have to reinvent the wheel. There are poets who don’t have to do that.
You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.
In work, never have any regrets and always leave everything on the field.
When I look at my life I realise that the mistakes I have made, the things I really regret, were not errors of judgement but failures of feeling.
I’m genuinely curious about people, and I’m always interested when people do share with me. But I would not want someone to share something with me and then after the fact feel uncomfortable or regret it.
Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
Sometimes I regret that the wonderful children‘s stories that have been made into movies were – people no longer read ‘The Wizard of Oz’; they think they know the story. They don’t know anything about all the bits and pieces they had to leave out.
Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. A mother works so her son can go to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father.
Every drop of sweat and every breath we take in life, if not taken for the sake of Allah, will lead to regret and sorrow on the Day of Judgment
I think I made essential a mistake in staying in movies, because I – but it’s a mistake I can’t regret, because it’s like saying, ‘I shouldn’t have stayed married to that woman, but I did because I love her.’
Revenge is so much more satisfying than regret.
I love to never regret, or go, ‘I wish I would have tried that.’
I’m very grateful for what I have. I’m old enough that I can mort out at any minute without any sense of regret at all. That’s not true. I might look back and think I wish I hadn’t been so selfish when my kids were smaller. But I’m not overwhelmed by regret.
I don’t really regret anything I’ve done, even if it’s bad. I mean, I have a $100,000 Chopard watch. I don’t need a $100,000 watch, but I like it. It’s all diamonds. That’s a little extreme, but I don’t care.
I do not regret it and I really enjoyed my time at Spurs. I improved a lot playing with big players.
Spendin all the money I just worked my ass off for doing things that I won’t regret.
We all feel wistfulness or regret about roads not taken.
Not many people are really that meticulous with what they do, I suppose, but I’m just a control freak and terribly afraid of failure or regret. I work very hard on these things.
It’s easier to forget the past if nothing ever reminds you of those leathery old scars that can never again feel any loss or pain; the old wounds must be kept open if you are going to remember their cause and regret their occurrence.
Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
Eric Mangini
It’s easier to live with disappointment than regret.
The thing I regret most about my life are those inane photos of me with icons. They used to come down here and dress me up, and I just tolerated it. It’s my fault. But I shouldn’t have done it. They literally brought down costumes, candles, and icons! It was unbelievable stupidity.
May you get exactly what you want and live long enough to regret it.
I don’t regret my past, I just regret the time I’ve wasted on the wrong people.
I deeply regret any harm, or any perceived harm, that I may have done to anyone by any behaviour of mine.
I’m too old to recover, too narrow to forgive myself.
You can’t let regret stifle your creativity.
I’m far from perfect. There’s a lot of times you’ll say something that you regret or do something that you regret and wish you wouldn’t have said it or done it.
My role in Palin is something that there’s not a day that has gone by that I don’t have regret about.
Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness”, “joy”, or “regret”. Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that is oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions.
A day came when I should have died, and after that nothing seemed very important. So I have stayed as I am, without regret, separated from the normal human condition.
Regret is what you should fear the most. If something is going to keep you awake at night, let it be the fear of not following your dream.
While I have made errors that I deeply regret, I have never, ever done so with the intent of subverting the law or of benefiting myself.
Kevin Shelley
I’m not big on regret; I don’t spend a lot of time on it.
You only regret what you don’t do! Go for it, live your dreams and enjoy it all!
One of the biggest regrets of life, I think, is a sense of having gone on the trip but missed the adventure.
We attacked selected military targets of the P.L.O. Around, civilians were hurt, I don’t want to deny it. Very regrettable, very regrettable. We regret it deeply.
Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition.
I’m torn about late parenting. I believe people should spend their twenties living and having fun and not having any regrets later. I also think people in their thirties generally make better parents but so many of my friends are having trouble – myself included – as fathers get older.
It’s my job to turn my mess [life] into a message and never regret a day of my life.
I regret something about every single one of my roles. I always, always have something to regret about them, because I just think I didn’t do well enough with them.
A nation that turns it back on Christ and God’s words of truth will inevitably regret it.
I regret that I’ve never actually managed to be inspired enough to get into anything else, and I should’ve been, I really should have been, because the piano can be a wonderful instrument. But I’m afraid that my inspiration is just purely on the words… and it’s gonna stay there.
My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
Right now everyone is drinking bad wine made of sour grapes and hysteria. Let them drink it, and let them regret it in the morning.
Regrets are as personal as fingerprints.
It is possible that a scientific discovery will be made that humans will later regret because it has awful consequences. The problem is, we probably would not know in advance and, once the discovery is made, it cannot be undiscovered.
I often feel more disgust than pride about this kind of success. So there’s no regret whatsoever.
No regrets, none at all. My only regret is that we went out on penalties. That’s my only regret but no, no regrets.
Mick McCarthy
There are moments in your life where you realize you could do nothing, but if you do, you’ll probably regret it forever.
I’ve started spending more of my time studying, trying to improve my IQ by reading and writing. I’ve missed out on a lot in life. I don’t regret this, of course. Nevertheless, I need to make up for lost time.
I should have got a better deal in my career, but everything has its time. You can’t rush things, feel remorse or regret.
I regret that a private comment I made to the vice presidential candidate made it through the public airways.
I don’t have regrets because they are negative.
Give your real being a chance to shape your life. You will not regret it.
You’re never going to regret working out or being active. You might regret not doing it, you might regret pressing that snooze button, but you’ll never regret getting physically active.
I think we should all be pursuing something of zero regrets, and how do we become greater than we were yesterday.
Poor creatures. What did we do to you? With all our schemes and plans?
Obviously, in my twenties, a lot of downtime was spent having a good time, which I don’t regret; that was what I needed to do to get some things out of my system.
I did it to get what I want. Maybe I should regret that, but I can’t. Sometimes you do the bad thing and hope for the good result.
The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.
I regret that the presentation I made at the UN turned out to be wrong. It was wrong on the stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, but pretty much right on intentions and capabilities.
I don’t regret leaving ‘Homeland,’ because I wanted to work with the Bhatts. The dates were clashing, and I had to make a choice.
I have a lot of regrets, of course I do. I should have taken that part; I should have maybe married that one, I don’t know, but I didn’t. So I am what I am and I’m pretty confident that I can break in. I think what I have to offer on film and on television is honest.
Ask God for forgiveness, and leave your regrets in the past!
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.
William O’Rourke
Over the last 25 years, since a lot of science writing became accessible to layman, I’ve become quite a consumer of science. As a child, I wasn’t streamed into science, and I regret that now.
I can say I made a lot of mistakes, but I don’t regret things. Because at least I didn’t spend a life standing outside, wondering what living would be like.
I don’t regret not going to college. Students learn up to the age of 21, then stop. I’ll always be learning – the things that really matter in life. How to sign on, how to get free food, how to be streetwise.
One day, perhaps, you will see for yourself that regrets are as nothing. The value lies in how they are answered.
Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.
Here is my biggest takeaway after 60 years on the planet: There is great value in being fearless. For too much of my life, I was too afraid, too frightened by it all. That fear is one of my biggest regrets.
I was a slow starter. I didn’t really make any dazzling impressions. But I don’t really regret that because I learned a lot along the way. I always kept busy – I found my way my way, and I’m happy about it.
I wasn’t mentally prepared to take care of them, I was focused on my career. And then when I got to be in my 40s and I thought about having kids, I wasn’t able to have kids naturally. I don’t regret it.
One discovers a friend by chance, and cannot but feel regret that 20 or 30 years of life may have been spent without the least knowledge of him.
The time is going to come when [people] are going to really regret this, and they’re gonna want to be within [Donald] Trump‘s orb at some point, ’cause this country’s gonna take off.
I do not allow myself vain regrets or foreboding.
You learn from things that you experience in life. I’d never want to say that I regret anything or that anything was a mistake. Honestly, that isn’t how I have chosen to live my life.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
As simplistic as this may sound, commitment is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.
Yet, every now and then, there would pass a young girl, slender, fair and desirable, arousing in young men a not ignoble desire to possess her, and stirring in old men regrets for ecstasy not seized and now forever past.
The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret
I don’t really believe in regret. I think you can always learn from the past, but I wouldn’t want a different life.
I don’t have one regret.
You don’t want to look back at your years with regrets. Regrets have no place in your memory jar.
Regret is a pilgrimage back to the place where I was free to choose.
Man often acquires just so much knowledge as to discover his ignorance, and attains so much experience as to regret his follies, and then dies.
How subtle is the relationship between the traveler and his luggage! He knows, as no one else knows, its idiosyncrasies, its contents … and always some small nuisance which he wishes he had not brought; had known, indeed, before starting that he would regret it, but brought it all the same.
Indeed, Xcor stayed away for the wrong reason, the bad reason, an unacceptable reason—in spite of all his training, he found himself choosing Throe’s life over ambition: His anger had taken him in one direction, but his regret had led him in another. And the latter one was what won out.
My dream is to do things until ‘I have no regrets’
Lee Taemin
Our heroes are men who do things which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that we cannot do.
In the life of each of us, I said to myself, there is a place remote and islanded, and given to endless regret or secret happiness; we are each the uncompanioned hermit and recluse of an hour or a day; we understand our fellows of the cell to whatever age of history they may belong.
I don’t know how you can look back with regret if you’re at a moment when everything seems fine.
The effort required by your endeavor now is not as hard as dealing with your regret later.
Mike Hawkins
I will never regret being there for my children, watching them, making sure they’ll be okay. But I might regret not being there for them.
We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything.
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.
I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.
I never regret making a decision.
I could have worked with great people like Nile Rodgers, which I regret. I don’t have many regrets, but I remember he’d shown some interest, and I was just in my own world, man.
I don’t understand this phrase ‘I’ve paid my dues.’ We didn’t have any money and lived on peanut butter and jelly, and I loved it. I don’t regret any of it. We never expected to make it this far, but we worked hard to get here.
To admit regret is to understand that we are fallible – that there are powers beyond us. To admit regret is to lose control not only of a difficult past but of the very story we tell about our present. To admit sincere and abiding regret is one of our greatest but unspoken contemporary sins.
Do what you want, if it is something you did regret the next day, sleep in late.
You cannot just waste time. Otherwise you’ll die to regret it.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
Are you living everyday so that even if the end were to come you’d have to regrets?
Never, never waste a minute on regret. It’s a waste of time.
Live a lie, and you will live to regret it; that’s what livin’ is to me.
When five up express, as is polite, regret at laying a stymie, but rejoice in your heart.
To lovers of the long and intricate history of language the disuse and final death of certain words is a matter of regret. Yet every age bears witness to the inevitableness of such loss.
There are people who are saying that they voted twice for Mr. Obama and they are now feeling a great sense of regret, not only over Guantanamo, etc., but now perhaps the entry into a new war in West Asia.
Those who give of themselves rarely regret it.
This must be what an addict feels like, I think, trying to fight the pull of one last, quick read. My fingers itch toward the binding, and finally, with a sigh of regret, I just grab the book and open it, hungrily reading the story.
Being hurt by someone you really cared about, it makes me want to make them regret ever hurting my heart. Best way of doing that? Success. Get ready for it.
I don’t think my experience with professional football has been what you’d call normal but I don’t regret it.
If I get to the end of my life, if I die, and I find out religion is one big lie, I still won’t regret it because it’s helped me to live a better life, to be a better person, to care about people, to believe in forgiveness, to believe in hope.
I dont really believe in regrets.
Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
The man who let the love of his life pass him by will end up alone with his regrets and all the sighs in the world won’t soothe his soul.
Regret is unnecessary. Think before you act.
I have no regrets because I did everything by the book.
I did have regrets these past six months,” he told me quietly. “I found it a curse as much as a blessing, all that time to think. About the things I could have said, that I should have told you  .  .  .
Pick-a-lock, Pick-a-lock, you’ll regret the day, When you took a mouse thief and locked him away, Silly cat, look at that, it’s two for one, A thief and a warrior, by dawn will be gone.
Whenever I have a birthday, I think back over the past year, how I’ve spent my time, what I’ve accomplished, what regrets I have, how I’ve tried to make the world a better place, and what exactly I’ve been doing with my life over the past 365 days, and I think to myself: ‘Man, I wish I’d gotten laid more’.
Richard M. Weiner
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today.
Every comedian dreams of hosting ‘The Tonight Show’ and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second.
When you get older, you are told constantly that you should be there for your parents’ deaths, otherwise you will regret it. But what we are not prepared for is a sudden, brutal death that you are there for, with medical people shouting and things bleeping and your parent gasping for breath.
Stephen A.Douglas was a risk-taker by temperament; I expect that Lincoln – Douglas debates represented another risk he just couldn’t resist. He lived to regret it.
I’m afraid to be on this shore a trunk without limbs, and what I most regret is not to have flower, pulp, or clay for the worm of my suffering.
Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.
People do dollar cost averaging because they have regret of making one big mistake. But the fact of the matter is that, mathematically, the market rises more of the time than it falls. It falls, but it rises more of the time than it falls.
What we most regret are not the errors we make, but the things we didnt do.
Audrey Sutherland
I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done; as long as I enjoyed it at the time
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
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.
Oh! My beloved! fill the cup, that clears to-day of past regrets and future fears.
I don’t remember myself to be a forefront fighter, but when pushed to a point with a wall behind me, there is only one way forward. Later you can call it a Rambo syndrome, but I never regret it, as it comes naturally to me, and in my mind, that is the only way.
Of course I do not regret the Bond days, I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth I have always hated guns and what they represent.
A Warrior of the Light has no regrets, because regrets can kill.
The framework I found which made the decision incredibly easy was what I called — which only a nerd would call — a “regret minimization framework.” So, I wanted to project myself forward to age 80 and say, “Okay, now I’m looking back on my life. I want to have minimized the number of regrets I have.”
Life is a process of accumulation. We either accumulate the debt or the value, the regret or the equity.
Do not regret the past. Look to the future.
Soyen Shaku
Never regret something, because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted to do. And sometimes that’s the hardest thing to realize.
I don’t go around regretting things that don’t happen.
The Jews deserved to die. I have no regrets. If I had the chance I would do it again.
Alois Brunner
I will always cherish the times at JGR. The only thing that I regret is that we didn’t win more races and/or championships.
Bobby Labonte
The great regret of my life is that I didn’t have children.
I don’t really regret anything about my youth.
A couple of words that somebody said to somebody many years ago is not who they are today. You regret it, you apologize, you make it right, you move on and you live your life according to the values of what you have.
Regrets are ridiculous, so I don’t regret, no.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. –
I think people assume I’m perfect. I’m not. I make mistakes. I do things I regret. I’m stubborn.
There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.
I don’t regret anything I’ve put out there.
Isn’t it better to regret things you’ve done, than regret things you’ve never even tried?
Inio Asano
I still can’t say whether I ever want children….I can only say how I feel now–grateful to be on my own. I also know that I won’t go forth and have children just in case I might regret missing it later in life; I don’t think this is a strong enough motivation to bring more babies onto the earth.
I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of good wine.
Some of our loves and attachments are elemental and beyond our choosing, and for that very reason they come spiced with pain and regret and need and hollowness and a feeling as close to anger as I will ever be able to manage.
People say, ‘Well don’t you regret not having kids?’ And I go, ‘No, not really.’ And then if they keep asking, I always say this, ‘Well, you know, maybe I’ll adopt.’ But I don’t mean that. It’s just something I say to make me sound like a nicer person.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
So bright the tear in Beauty’s eye, Love half regrets to kiss it dry.
I regret I didn’t ever learn how to fly a plane. I had the opportunity when I started to make some money, and I regret I didn’t really take the time out and put the effort in and do that.
I so rarely turned down a role, that I can’t say I have any regrets in that regard. There were many roles that I would rather not have done, but having a home and family requires that we sometimes do things we would rather not.
Everything I turn up to, I think I’m going to enjoy. I never look back, so I don’t have regrets.
When I’m old I’m never going to say,I didn’t do this or, I regret that. I’m going to say,I don’t regret a damn thing. I came, I went, and I did it all.
There was a dull pang of regret because it was not the kiss of love which had inflamed her, because it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips.
A sort of melancholy, and regret, seizes us every time we meet a sophisticated, adulterated idiot. Oh the nice fools of yestertime! Genuine, natural. Like homemade bread.
Leonardo Sciascia
She wore a gown the color of storms, shadows, and rain and a necklace of broken promises and regrets.
It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions’ players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization.
With every decision you make in your life, you’re going to have some regrets about the way it goes. You just have to chose which set of regrets you can live with the best, and try to minimize the amount of regrets you have.
If I’m awake at 2 A.M., I’m either suffering from anxiety or doing something I will regret tomorrow.
I used to look back at pictures and cringe but actually I’m quite proud that I’ve had fun with fashion and don’t always look perfect. The only regret I have is when I look at something I wore when I was very young and it obviously looks like it belonged to someone else.
You look at the road you could have taken, you know, I just think that’s interesting… I’ve been on a lot of roads and I had to hitchhike on a couple of ’em… I have to be very honest: There’s not an awful lot of regret in my life. I think that, you know, you learn from everything, and then, sometimes, you don’t.
My aim in life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life… looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, ‘Oh, the pictures I might have made!’
Droll thing life is — that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of inextinguishable regrets.
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.
Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They’re making a mistake.
Al D’Amato
We’re either nothing or a God’s regret.
They will wait, well disposed, for others to remedy evil, that they may no longer have have it to regret.
I became a man in New York. New York made me the musician that I am and the person that I am, so it’s impossible for me to say I regret having lived there.
Regret is such a pointless emotion.
I regret very much that I have painted a picture that requires any description.
Never, ever regret or apologize for believing that when one man or one woman decides to risk addressing the world with truth, the world may stop what it is doing and hear. There is too much evidence to the contrary.
The regrets I have are so minor. You know, would I leave my Keith Richards hat, with the silver skull on it, on the stool at the coffee shop at LaGuardia? I wouldn’t do that again. But overall, no, I don’t have any regrets.
Every regret, every mournful thought, takes so much out of your life. It is force used to pile on more misery.
But when my grandmother saw me plucking [my eyebrows] she said: ‘Don’t. You will regret it. One day you will wake up with no eyebrows and think how stupid you were. Your eyebrows are the most beautiful thing about you.’
it is better to act and repent than not to act and regret.
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.
It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.
I don’t regret pulling the trigger. I should have been more careful with many of the things I said afterwards. That was a big regret.
My head has got regrets, but I haven’t.
The real boss in the family is my wife. She didn’t want me hanging around the house all day and said, ‘You don’t want to retire; you’ll regret it.’ So I listened to her.
I knew it in my bones. That this time was it. I had finally made my choice, and so had he. He let me go. I was relieved, which I expected. What I didn’t expect was to feel so much grief.
I quit the Knicks so I know what quitting is, I did. I quit. And it’s something I regret to this day. I live with it every day and I regret it. And I let my emotions come into it. And I was just emotionally spent. I made a bad decision and I quit.
The truth is, I’m proud of the life I’ve lived so far, and though I’ve made my share of mistakes, I have no regrets.
I had no regrets when I did it, I have even less regret now because I can’t imagine staying on the West Wing show and then, six weeks later, Aaron Sorkin leaving.
To regret religion is to regret Western civilization.
We find it difficult to comprehend, and we deeply regret the decision as it is discriminatory in the sense that it targeted certain countries without a clear reason.
You think I regret saving your life?
Warwick Davies is a cracking actor. The opening scene in the last ‘Harry Potter‘ film, where he plays a captured Griphook, is mesmerising. His pacing is sublime, and the menace and regret he builds into the scene is fantastic.
I have sometimes done cartoons that are hurtful to people – immature, spiteful stuff. Some are so self-indulgent, and some have just failed. I look back and sometimes cringe. But one regret as I get older is that I haven’t been radical and wild enough.
Regrets are illuminations come too late.
To quote Frank Sinatra, “Regrets, I’ve had a few / But then again, too few to mention.”
I did it my way, and I have no regrets when I look back on my career that it was just a big focus for me.
I can’t take it back. I can’t take anything back. So I don’t regret it.
I regret being the richest man in the world because that position attracts undeserved publicity.
My family’s great and everybody’s happy and healthy and my career is good. But personally, I had to sacrifice a lot in my own personal life. And I regret that.
Darren Shahlavi
When the human organism is discharging its negative experience efficiently, the mind is empty of past or future concerns; there is no worry, anticipation, or regret. This means that the mind is left open to Being, the simplest state of awareness.
There have been many articles about the top regrets that people have when they’re dying. They are always, “I missed the ordinary moments.” We miss those ordinary moments, and yet, that’s what we’re trying to distract ourselves from at the same time.
My only regret in the theater is that I could never sit out front and watch me.
Bones mend. Regret stays with you forever.
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
I started my career because if I’d have done anything else, I would regret it. I truly feel this career chose me more than I chose it. I would say that it’s for something greater than me with a little of the creative fulfillment that comes with it splashed in there.
I regret a couple of wardrobe decisions.
I do not regret the part I have taken in a cause so just and interesting to mankind.
One of the many things I regret is that I hurt so many people by giving them nasty nicknames, and above all that I was unkind to the children of celebrities.
This felt right. Not just leaving, but how I was doing it. Without regret, without second guessing. And with Wes right there, holding the door open for me as I walked out into the light.
Choose with no regret.
Remorse – Regret that one waited so long to do it.
Regrets, I’ve had a few but then again too few to mention. And more, much more than this, I did it my way.
Using the stratagem of defining character by what changes and what remains the same, the one constant always seems to be regret. We are defined by the objects of our regret.
We’re separated, and I regret to say that we just don’t seem to hit it off. I don’t know what Betty‘s plans are. Perhaps she plans a divorce. As far as I am concerned, that doesn’t fit in with my scheme of things.
When I prepare for any tournament, I just feel that I want to give my best in the tournament as I may not get the next opportunity and I don’t want to regret it after this tournament.
I want to take retirement rather than feel as if it’s taking me unawares. Maybe even seize it joyously. But at least behold it without looking back so longingly that I turn into a pillar of regret.
Klaus H. Carl
My only regret is that I’m going before that rat, Robespierre! [to his executioner] Don’t forget to show my head to the people; it’s well worth seeing.
It is with enormous regret that I have decided to leave Wish You Were Here?’ after two very happy years as its presenter. It was always my intention to do two years on this wonderful program and now it is time for me to move on to other things.
My religion is to live and die without regret.
Do it or don’t do it – you will regret both.
I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I’ll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.
I always had a sort of niggling regret that we didn’t come do stuff in America.
I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me… I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely… I could have used a bit more solitude.
And some of your elders remember pleasures with regret like wrongs committed in drunkenness. But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement. They should remember their pleasures with gratitude, as they would the harvest of a summer.
Most men experience getting older with regret, apprehension. But most women experience it even more painfully: with shame. Aging is a man’s destiny, something that must happen because he is a human being. For a woman, aging is not only her destiny . . . it is also her vulnerability.
It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly. Men could be more than they are, if they would try for it. He has shown them that.
I still regret that I never played soccer in high school. I chose basketball over soccer.
He thinks with regret of the great days when he could at harvest time at least go down into Hungary and work on the big estates and bring back, as his wage, a side of bacon for the winter. That was wealth, to him.
Douglas Reed
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
God is the God of ‘right now.’ He doesn’t want you sitting around regretting yesterday. Nor does He want you wringing your hands and worrying about the future. He wants you focusing on what He is saying to you and putting in front of you … right now.
Man down is a song about a girl who has committed a murder that she regrets and is completely remorseful about.
I had to constantly try and fit in it and it really exhausted and tired me. I don’t regret it because that was my learning to learn to come to this point of loving myself unconditionally.
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.
I’m sick of being everyone’s regret. My mother died in shame because she’d borne me. My father and brother despise me and my sister can barely look me in the eye! (Acheron)
I’ve no regrets at all, but I still think at times that I would have loved to play in England. You live football over there; it’s a great culture. People respect you more; it’s more difficult to find respect in Spain. There is more criticism here.
What I regret most after becoming a cartoonist is having used my real name. At first, I figured there was no way I’d sell anyhow, so I didn’t even consider using a pen name.
What I can say is I think [Miley Cyrus] a fantastic artist. She’s got a fantastic voice. I made a comment in the past that I really regret making because I never like being mean.
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.
She knew this man’s smile, his gentle ways of love, but not his godlike fury in the storm. She might snare him in a fragile net of music, love and flowers, but, at each departure, he would break forth without, it seemed to her, the least regret.
It is better to repent a sin than regret the loss of a pleasure.
Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you’ll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to intentionally hurt someone.
Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets.
I do think it’s strange that I get associated with Iraq more than the people who were Foreign Secretary or Defence Secretary. It’s because of my closeness to Tony [Blair], which I don’t regret at all. I think that was a privilege.
I have no regrets, none whatsoever.
What love will make you do
All the things that we accept
Be the things that we regret
I think you regret the things that you don’t do more than the things you do.
Another sort of false prayers are our regrets. Discontent is the way of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will. Regret calamities, if you can thereby help the sufferer; if not, attend your own work, and already the evil begins to be repaired.
Everybody’s got regrets. Everybody’s made mistakes. Nobody’s perfect.
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.
All I can do is engage with complete sincerity. Then whatever happens, there is no regret.
I don’t regret anything, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t look back and think, ‘What was I thinking?’
Among the conservative Greek opinion there would be no regrets that Alexander the Greek leader was invading the barbarians.
Robin Lane Fox
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
I think everyone can relate to the werewolf myth – because we’ve all, as a result of alcohol, drugs, exhaustion, rage, gone off the leash and come to regret it later. I appeal to this psychologically – the unleashed id – but with a biological cause; I’m hopefully making possible supernatural circumstances.
My big regret is that my brother and I didn’t start doing what we did like, 10 years before. I feel like then we would have sold some records. We started pretty late – I was 27 when our first album came out.
How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
Embrace a mistake and learn from it; don’t regret them.
My major regret in life is not going to university, though not for the qualification I would have gained. People I know who went there have a working method where they sit down and get something done; they know how to start and get on with things. I will do anything to avoid getting on with stuff.
A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.
Charles Goodyear
I don’t think there’s anything I can’t do. I have no regrets.
Self-confidence is not pride. Just the contrary: only a person or a nation that is self-confident, in the best sense of the word, is capable of listening to others, accepting them as equals, forgiving its enemies and regretting its own guilt.
I feel that I’ve worked with a lot of interesting people, and I have no regrets. I’m just curious about what I might have done if I’d had people in my life then who did explain what the publicity game was.
Regretting the past does not prevent me from repeating it.
I had a blast in the ’90s, perhaps too much fun, and maybe I should have worked a lot harder and partied a lot less, but I definitely don’t regret the 12 years I spent living out in L.A.
It’s better to have something to remember than anything to regret.
I’d like to be remembered as someone that lived life by his own rules with no regrets.
I don’t regret anything that I ever did. You just look back at things and you either learn from them or get what you can from them but I wouldn’t change what I did.
I don’t regret setting bombs.
There cannot be many people who can go through life without regretting sooner or later a lack of knowledge about horses.
I’m trying this thing where I don’t regret as much ’cause it doesn’t really work that well to regret things.
It’s exciting to look back at the work that I’ve done and not have a single regret about a job I’ve taken. I feel really proud of every film I’ve been a part of. Big or small role, I feel like it was the right choices.
I’ve paid my price, a high price, I watched my mother die. I look at everything I’ve been given now as a form of compensation. A person who has regrets is a person who casts anchors.
I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn’t have anything to regret for the rest of their life.
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
When you look to the past, don’t sit and dwell on your regrets. Instead, focus on the things you learned from each experience and how they may enrich your future. Use the past not as something to hold you back, but as a method for reaffirming the drive to move forward on your chosen path.
You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.
I’ve said some things about other religions that I regret now. I think they were incorrect.
I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
Everybody in life says things at times that they regret.
I was bullied at school, and I let that get hold of me and withdrew into myself – I regret letting that happen.
I have no regrets. Regrets are meaningless. You can’t change yesterday or tomorrow. You can change only this present moment.
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.
I do have a very deep sense of regret that there was a conflict and that people lost their lives, and you know, many were responsible for that – and a lot of them wear pinstripe suits in London today.
I’ve made a lot of dumb mistakes, but I don’t regret them at all.
I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!
Regrets are only felt by those who do not understand life’s purpose.
We suffer one of two things. Either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. You’ve got to choose discipline, versus regret, because discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons.
With a philosophy education, one can infuriate his peers, intimidate his date, think of obscure, unreliable ways to make money, and never regret a thing.