Remorse Quotes

  1. My one regret in life is that I’m not someone else. – Woody Allen
  2. I have many regrets, and I’m sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret if you have any sense, and if you don’t regret them, maybe you’re stupid. – Katharine Hepburn
  3. I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. -Lucille Ball
  4. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. -John Barrymore
  5. Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  9. Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue. – Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  10. You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever. – Wayne Dyer
  11. It’s the things I might have said that fester. – Clemence Dane
  12. Cherish what is dearest while you have it near you, and wait not till it is far away. Blind and deaf that we are; oh, think, if thou yet love anybody living, wait not till death sweep down the paltry little dust clouds and dissonances of the moment, and all be made at last so mournfully clear and beautiful, when it is too late. – Thomas Carlyle
  13. A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. – G. K. Chesterton
  14. Remorse begets reform. – William Cowper
  15. Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives. – Richard Bach
  16. I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t. – Lucille Ball
  17. Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs. – Charles Dickens
  18. People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. – Bob Dylan
  19. I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry. – Samuel Butler
  20. Never make a defense or apology before you are accused. – Charles I
  21. 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. – Arthur Brisbane
  22. Remorse is virtue’s root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness. – William Cullen Bryant
  23. You won’t regret the men you never killed, but you will regret the women you passed up. – Bernard Cornwell
  24. Remorse is the poison of life. – Charlotte Bronte
  25. Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. – Sydney J. Harris
  26. 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. – Alexander Graham Bell
  27. Regret is an unavoidable result of any loss, for in loss we lose the tomorrow that we needed to make right our yesterday or today. – Gerald Lawson Sittser
  28. In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour. – Stefan Zweig
  29. Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid. – William Cowper
  30. Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was. – John O’Donohue

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