Regret Quotes

I will never regret you or say I wish I'd never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed.
“I will never regret you or say I wish I'd never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed.”
Remember that life's greatest lessons are usually learned from the worst times and from the worst mistakes.
“Remember that life's greatest lessons are usually learned from the worst times and from the worst mistakes.”
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.
“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.”
We all have stories we wish we didn't have tell, but they are necessary pieces in our puzzle.
“We all have stories we wish we didn't have tell, but they are necessary pieces in our puzzle.”
Wasting time thinking about what you should have done just gets you stuck in the memories.
“Wasting time thinking about what you should have done just gets you stuck in the memories.”
Stop the cycle of regret by shutting down the terrible feeling thought the instant it comes to mind. Regret robs your self-esteem, decide to do better next time and leave the guilt and shame behind.
“Stop the cycle of regret by shutting down the terrible feeling thought the instant it comes to mind. Regret robs your self-esteem, decide to do better next time and leave the guilt and shame behind.”
You should never regret anything in life. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it is experience.
“You should never regret anything in life. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it is experience.”
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”
Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future.
“Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future.”
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Don't waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
“Don't waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
You can't change the past and you can't predict the future, but you can ruin the present by worrying about both.
“You can't change the past and you can't predict the future, but you can ruin the present by worrying about both.”
Reflect upon your present blessings (of which every man has many) not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
“Reflect upon your present blessings (of which every man has many) not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
I travel because I'd rather look back at my life, saying 'I can't believe I did that' instead of 'if only I had'.
“I travel because I'd rather look back at my life, saying 'I can't believe I did that' instead of 'if only I had'.”
Contemplating on what went wrong in the past will keep you in those feelings. Stop giving it your precious time, focus on what to do right now.
“Contemplating on what went wrong in the past will keep you in those feelings. Stop giving it your precious time, focus on what to do right now.”
Take a deep breath and blow away any nagging past thing you can't change. Exhale out the regret and think about what you are going to do right.
“Take a deep breath and blow away any nagging past thing you can't change. Exhale out the regret and think about what you are going to do right.”
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
“Never regret a day in your life. Good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.”
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
“Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.”
Fight for the things you love. Live your life with no regrets.
“Fight for the things you love. Live your life with no regrets.”
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”
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.
“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.”
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
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.
“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.”
Stop walking in the ruins of your past. You may have regrets, but regrets means you're wiser now than then. Focus on your purpose and future.
“Stop walking in the ruins of your past. You may have regrets, but regrets means you're wiser now than then. Focus on your purpose and future.”
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.
“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.”
I don't dwell in the past; I don't wallow in old events and emotions. I don't waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened.
“I don't dwell in the past; I don't wallow in old events and emotions. I don't waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened.”
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.
“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.”
They say you should not suffer through the past. You should be able to wear it like a loose garment, take it off and let it drop.
“They say you should not suffer through the past. You should be able to wear it like a loose garment, take it off and let it drop.”
We don't have to be defined by the things we did or didn't do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it's a regret, maybe it's not. It's merely something that happened. Get over it.
“We don't have to be defined by the things we did or didn't do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it's a regret, maybe it's not. It's merely something that happened. Get over it.”
Stop fretting about past decisions. They have provided valuable wisdom. Go forward without fear or regret.
“Stop fretting about past decisions. They have provided valuable wisdom. Go forward without fear or regret.”
Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.
“Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.”
Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
“Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.”
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.
“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.”
If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
“If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.”
You are not that one bad decision you made years ago. It's time to blossom.
“You are not that one bad decision you made years ago. It's time to blossom.”
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.
“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.”
Dwelling on what you did wrong is only helpful if you haven't learned a lesson.
“Dwelling on what you did wrong is only helpful if you haven't learned a lesson.”
Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.
“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.”
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy ? the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
“Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy ? the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.”
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.”
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
“There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.”
Suffer the pain of discipline. Or, suffer the pain of regret.
“Suffer the pain of discipline. Or, suffer the pain of regret.”
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.
“Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.”
Regret making a mistake instead of regretting doing nothing at all.
“Regret making a mistake instead of regretting doing nothing at all.”