66 Regret Quotes

Let these regret quotes give you thoughts on overcoming thinks you may wish you had not done or said. Overcome past decisions or actions or words with the thoughts in these quotes.


  1. Regrets only apply when we don't learn from a situation. No sense looking back, look forward with new knowledge and no regret.
    Knowledge   |     Quote of the Day



  2. There is one common trait found in all greatness: how people use the space between stimulus and response. In short, how do people deal with adversity, with setbacks, with suffering, heartache, disappointment, and injustice? Stephen R. Covey
    Adversity   |  



  3. Don't live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won't regret today. Catherine Pulsifer
    Don't live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won't regret today. Catherine Pulsifer, Poems About Regret
    Inspirational Quotes  |  



  4. 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
    Funny Inspirational Quotes  |  



  5. 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, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace
    Failure   |     Inner Peace



  6. 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
    Quotes about Taking A Risk   |  



  7. No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused. Charles Dickens
    No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
    Opportunity   |  



    While some people can't wait until their retirement, others feel cheated that they have to retire at all.. Catherine Pulsifer
    Retirement   |  



  8. Concentrating on negatives, regrets or second thoughts won't change what has happened. A C Aseh, Grief and Bereavement
    Positive Attitude   |  



  9. 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
    Funny Quotes about Life   |  



  10. 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; Jon Ferguson, Starting Over: Your Life Beyond Regrets
    Choices   |  



  11. Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas
    Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas
    Words of Encouragement   |  



  12. 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, 101 Things You Will Regret When You're Old
    Making A Difference   |  



  13. Let's dare to promote ourselves to better 'us' by working hard and moving forward instead of regretting and rewinding the past. Pantea Kalhor, Rules of Change For the Better
    Dare   |  



  14. My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that's procrastination. S. J. Thompson
    My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that's procrastination. S. J. Thompson, I Hate the Way I Procrastinate
    Procrastination   |  



  15. If you're always dragging yourself down with the past, how is God going to lift you up in the future? Stephen Arterburn, Regret-Free Living: Hope for Past Mistakes and Freedom From Unhealthy Patterns
    Mistake   |  



  16. 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, No More New Year's Resolutions
    Happy New Years Quotes   |  



  17. 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, Walking with the Bible
    Quotes about God   |  



  18. Never despair, keep pushing on! Sir Thomas Lipton
    Never despair, keep pushing on! Sir Thomas Lipton
    Gave Up Way To Soon



  19. Regets 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
    Enthusiasm



  20. 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, Be Obsessed or Be Average
    Encouraging   |     Apology



  21. 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, The Art of Living Free of Worry, Guilt and Regret
    Top Ten Quotes on Worry



  22. Worrying about past regrets does nothing to change the past. 
Your future is where your focus should be. Catherine Pulsifer
    Worrying about past regrets does nothing to change the past. Your future is where your focus should be. Catherine Pulsifer
    Worry   |  



  23. 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, Forgive Yourself
    Change   |  



  24. 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, You Are Stronger Than You Think
    Beauty   |   Life Lessons



  25. 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, Achieve Greatness: How to Find Your Purpose
    Wish   |  



  26. You will never regret doing the right thing. Author Unknown
    You will never regret doing the right thing. Author Unknown
    Graduation   |  



  27. 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, Stop Self-Sabotaging and Shift your Paradigm to Success
    Decision   |     Strong



  28. 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
    Death   |  



  29. 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
    Communication   |  



  30. A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone  Oliver Goldsmith
    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
    Wise   |  



  31. 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
    Sympathy   |  



  32. 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
    Kindness   |  



  33. 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, Never Go Back: 10 Things You'll Never Do Again
    Quotes about Life   |  



  34. If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world. Mercedes Lackey
    If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world. Mercedes Lackey
    If Only Someday   |  



  35. 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
    Rick Warren Quotes   |  



  36. 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, Your Inner Will: Finding Personal Strength in Critical Times
    Confidence   |     Growing Up



  37. Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. William de Witt Hyde, from Grammar
    Future   |  



  38. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Forgiveness   |  



  39. 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, 7 Steps to No Regrets - how to find peace of mind with God, others, and yourself
    Believe   |  



  40. 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
    Happiness   |  



  41. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn
    Discipline   |  



  42. I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. Lucille Ball
    I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. Lucille Ball
    Famous Quotes   |  



  43. 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, Take Control Of Your Life
    Courage   |  



  44. 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
    Inspirational Messages   |  



  45. You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it." Dale Carnegie , How To Win Friends and Influence People
    Friendship   |     Friendship Poems



  46. Don't regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it. Catherine Pulsifer
    Birthday   |    



  47. If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb
    If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb
    Patience   |  



  48. 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, Feeling Good About You
    Grief   |  



  49. 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, Communication
    Positive   |  



  50. We limit ourselves through regret, hostility and guilt. Yet none of this controls us. Brian M. Heater, Start the Revolution Within
    Do Not Limit Yourself   |  



  51. The price of fear is often regret for what could have been. Brian Cagneey
    The price of fear is often regret for what could have been. Brian Cagneey, Fear: The 7 Laws Of Fear
    Fear   |  



  52. 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, Self Confidence: False Perception of Yourself
    Focus   |  



  53. 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, The Secret of Positive Thinking
    Stress   |     Learning



  54. If you ever react with anger, it will overtake you. You will say something or do something you regret. Rhonda Hart, Toddler Discipline
    Anger   |  



  55. The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did.  N.C. Harley
    The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did. N.C. Harley, Active Patience
    Age   |  



  56. 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, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life
    Questioning   |     Passion



  57. If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday. . .we have no today in which to be thankful. Author Unknown, Hours of Regret
    Encouraging Poems



  58. "Once you see there is a solution to every obstacle that stands in your way, you'll be left with no more excuses for not getting everything you want in your life." Mark Black
    Excuses



  59. We all make mistakes in life that's true. Rashard Royster
    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, Mistakes
    Attitude   |  



  60. 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
    Purpose   |  



  61. 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, Beyond Regret: Living Your Life Purpose in Spite of Past Choices
    Inspirational Poems   |  



  62. ... if we'd had some form of guardrails established in a certain area, we could have avoided our greatest regrets in life. It might be something that hurt us financially, relationally, morally, or professionally. Whatever it was, and however much it hurt, it might never have happened if only we'd established some protective barriers. Zondervan, Guardrails Participant's Guide: Avoiding Regrets in Your Life
    Poems about Life   |  



  63. You can choose a life of prolonged regret or a life of optimism and fulfillment.  Erwin W. Lutzer
    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, Making the Best of a Bad Decision: How to Put Your Regrets behind You, Embrace Grace, and Move toward a Better Future
    Optimistic   |  



  64. Most of us have had regrets and recognize how they can hold us back or keep us stuck in life and relationships. Getting past "the Past" is important for anyone desiring to live beyond mistakes and the problems they make. Ron Neff
    Problem   |  



  65. 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
    Success   |  



  66. The longer our trail of regrets, the more we tend to value the importance of making wise decisions. Bob Santos, Say Goodbye to Regret: Discovering the Secret to a Blessed Life
    Motivational   |  


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