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Positive Quotes about Regret

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

Related topics: Inspirational Motivational Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Now

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

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

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Regret is an appalling waste of time.
- Katherine Mansfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make the most of your regrets;
never smother your sorrow,
but tend and cherish it till it comes to have
a separate and integral interest.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hate to be a failure.
I hate and regret the failure of my marriages.
I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
- J. Paul Getty

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you,
it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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

I have always done my duty.
I am ready to die.
My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
- Zachary Taylor

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
- Woody Allen

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it.
If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes -
only sooner.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.
Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation,
and much matter for regret and humiliation.
- Herbert Croly

War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena
for the culture of human nature;
and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing
more and more from the scene.
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

I took pleasure when I could.
I acted clearly and morally and without regret.
I'm very lucky.
- Jeanne Calment

To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.
- Adolf Eichmann

Has this world been so kind to you that you should
leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
- C. S. Lewis

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

I regret all of my books.
- Zora Neale Hurston

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.
- Dan Quayle

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

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them,
but never carry them forward into the future with us.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and
geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head.
And I regret that.
- Gillian Anderson

But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen.
I regret only for the women we leave behind.
- Robert Falcon Scott

No, I don't regret anything at this point.
That may change on the next phone call,
but at the moment I don't regret anything.
- William Shatner

To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea,
memory, hope, or regret.
- Thomas Harrison

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made.
Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
- Bette Davis

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.
- Jack Abramoff

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

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

I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some
actor that I used to like,
to find them offering no more surprises.
- Catherine Deneuve

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

Guard well within yourself that treasure,
kindness.
Know how to give without hesitation,
how to lose without regret,
how to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand

I regret what happened.
I saw no other possibility to achieve my goal.
It was not hooliganism.
- Mathias Rust

Never do today what you can do tomorrow.
Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
- Aaron Burr

In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of
his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
He may come to regret that decision.
- Karl Rove

A certain recluse, I know not who, once said that no
bonds attached him to this life,
and the only thing he would regret leaving was the sky.
- Kenko Yoshida

I'm sad to see the passing of the great drug warriors.
I certainly did my part in that battle and I don't regret any of it.
- Marc Maron

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

Were it not better to forget than to remember and regret?
- Letitia Landon

The only things you regret are the things you don't do.
- Michael Curtiz


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