Regret Quotes & Sayings

Regret Quotes & Sayings

We all have regrets in life, there is something we all wished we did better or something we wished we did not say to a friend or loved one. Living with regrets does not undo our mistakes, rather it could lead to depression. It is important we learn from our mistakes and strive not to let it happen again.

In this article, you will find a collection of regret quotes that will help you move on from your past unfavorable choices.

Regret Quotes That Will Help You Live A Regret Free Life

If you ever react with anger, it will overtake you. You will say something or do something you regret. Rhonda Hart
We limit ourselves through regret, hostility and guilt. Yet none of this controls us. Brian M. Heater
Don’t regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it. Catherine Pulsifer
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. Lucille Ball
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world. Mercedes Lackey
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. Robert Brault
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. Oliver Goldsmith
Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets. Author Unknown
You will never regret doing the right thing. Author Unknown
To not live in regret or fear that my past determines the beauty or success of my future, has been one of my life’s greatest lessons. Kendra Tillman
Worrying about past regrets does nothing to change the past. Your future is where your focus should be. Catherine Pulsifer
No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused. Charles Dickens
“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
― Roy T. Bennett
Regrets only apply when we don’t learn from a situation. No sense looking back, look forward with new knowledge and no regret. Catherine Pulsifer
I have to laugh at the times I’ve knocked myself out over a tough spot only to find out afterwards there was an easier way. _Robert Franklin Leslie
Don’t allow yourself to become one who, nearing death, regrets what you might have done if only you had taken a few risks We each have a purpose in life. _Gillian Stokes
Concentrating on negatives, regrets or second thoughts won’t change what has happened. A C Aseh
Regret is a universal emotion. We all make wrong or foolish choices, or something or someone does something hurtful to us, and we regret it. Dave Ferguson
It is often said that we should never regret the things that we do in life, just the things that we don’t. While that may be true, there are always situations that you may look back upon, usually in old age, and wonder if doing it differently would have made a difference._Marango Publishing
My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination. S. J. Thompson
Some will be glad the year is over. Some will end the year with regrets. What does this new year hold for you? Sumner M. Davenport
Regrets are not inherited. Regrets are those elements of life that seek to undermine our enthusiasm and our willingness to assume a life filled with new discoveries and the attainment of goals. Let not your regets be your undoing but instead your vehicle to learn from what did not work. With every mistep or mistake comes the opportunity to rise above; to learn; and to achieve. Byron Pulsifer
Worry often times becomes a guilt-trip and then feeds into regret as a way that one “should have” done this or that. DA Southern
To live with regret is to be mired in the past and a past that cannot be changed in anyway. No matter how much you may think that recounting issues that have caused you problems over the last few years, it will not help you to move towards creating a better or a new life. Catherine Pulsifer
Did you know the #1 regret that people have on their death bed is that they wish they’d had the courage to live a life true to themselves, and not what others expected of them? Rachel Rofe
When you are grieving, you might find it helpful to have a trusted confidant to talk with about your memories, regrets, fears, joys and feelings. Talking helps you process what you’re feeling and come to terms with how things will change. Sandra V. Abell
The price of fear is often regret for what could have been. Brian Cagneey
Many people choose to dwell on their failures. This leads to unnecessary worrying, regret, shame, and stress. Instead of dwelling on the past, you can reflect on your experiences and use negative situations as a learning experience. Morris Pratt
If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday. . .we have no today in which to be thankful. Author Unknown
We all make mistakes in life that’s true. Some little, some big, some simple and some more complex. Some mistakes we regret forever. Rashard Royster
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”― Kurt Vonnegut
Don’t live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won’t regret today. Catherine Pulsifer
In my experience working with a variety of people over several decades, far too many individuals choose to be anonymous members of the pack, therefore suffering from the inner remorse that makes them feel like failures, filled with conflict and resentment and wondering what the meaning of life is.__Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
While some people can’t wait until their retirement, others feel cheated that they have to retire at all.. Catherine Pulsifer
If you put in little effort and expect big returns, you will be deeply disappointed. You don’t get apples by planting lemon seeds. Catherine Pulsifer
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas
Let’s dare to promote ourselves to better ‘us’ by working hard and moving forward instead of regretting and rewinding the past. Pantea Kalhor
If you’re always dragging yourself down with the past, how is God going to lift you up in the future? Stephen Arterburn
Repent – To regret the wrong actions we have done or our failure to do things we should have done, and to turn from such behaviour, seeking God’s forgiveness. Jo Swinney
Imagine if every person on earth threw themselves fully and completely into their positive obsessions without reservation, regret, or apology. Overnight the world would be a different and better place. With everyone so focused on their own production and creating their own success, there would be no time for war, drugs, or other wasteful, unnecessary destruction. We’d all hit levels of success previously thought impossible – and inspire one another to do more and be more. Grant Cardone
There are certain awakenings that people have – in life and in business – that once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things. And when that happens, they are never the same. In short, they got it. Henry Cloud
What I like, I want right now. This capricious impatience is typical of children, but also of adults who have never really grown up. We may let slip one word or gesture too many, we may act on an impulse and then regret it. It is hard to control ourselves and to wait. On the other hand, whatever we have no desire to do, we put off. A plethora of studies have shown that self-regulation is connected with self-confidence, health, and success. Piero Ferrucci
I believe the worst regret in life is to miss the ultimate goal – our eternal home – Heaven. If we blow it on this single issue, nothing else matters_Robert Rogers
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn
At the end of your life you want to look back and have no regrets! To do this you need to start living today with your end in mind. Father Larry Richards
While you may want to say many things that are not positive, chances are that you will regret it later. Therefore, make sure to say what is on your mind using a method that allows the other person to leave the conversation with their self-worth still intact. Eric Davenport
Display the level of maturity required to admit you did something wrong (whether you did it intentionally or not). Instead of focusing on regret look for ways to remedy the situation. Luke Gregory
I look at the dash of a particular person’s marker and wonder, What did he live for? Whom did she love? What were his passions? What were her biggest mistakes and greatest regrets? Kerry Shook
Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life. Abraham Lincoln
Will you continue to be defined by your bad decisions, or will you look beyond them to God, who can take what you give him and turn it into something productive and eternal? You can choose a life of prolonged regret or a life of optimism and fulfillment. It’s your call. Erwin W. Lutzer
We cannot always change what has happened to us, but we can change how we react and how we live in the future. Living with no regrets is living successfully. Dr. Ellen Taricani
God wants to be involved in our quest to move beyond regret. He created us and wants an intimate relationship with us. He is not waiting for us to “fix” ourselves and then enter into relationship with Him. On the contrary, we need to come to Him first – He will take us through the “fixing” process. Laurie Driesen
One of the biggest fears that a lot of people have is the fear of missing out, of regret. “I could have done this” or “I wish I would have done that.” Ben Gothard
Never regret anything from your past because one day, you’ll look back and thank it for hurting you so much that you decided to become a stronger human being. Faith Starr
I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself. Brittany Renée
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. Henry David Thoreau
What does God want you to do with your regrets instead? Admit your guilt. . . .Accept Christ’s forgiveness. . . .Forgive yourself, and focus on the future. Rick Warren
Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. William de Witt Hyde
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. Ingrid Bergman
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