37 Quotes About Regretting Letting Someone Go

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Having to let go after a difficult relationship can leave you in emotional turmoil. These quotes about regretting letting someone go reminds us of the consequence to our choices.

“A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.”

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”

“And I want to tell you about everything but I can’t because I couldn’t stand for you to have that look on your face all the time. I just need you to look at me and think that I’m normal. I just really need that from you.”

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”

“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.”

“He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.”

“I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”

“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.”

“I wanted to tell her everything, maybe if I’d been able to, we could have lived differently, maybe I’d be there with you now instead of here.”

“If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?”

“If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.”

“If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place.”

“It’s not what your are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.”

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

“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 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.”

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.”

“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”

“My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.”

“No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.”

“One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.”

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”

“Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven’t done”

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

“Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it – it’s only good for wallowing in.”

“Regret of neglected opportunity is the worst hell that a living soul can inhabit.”

“The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did.”

“The only things I regret, and the only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.”

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”

“The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.”

“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”

“They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknown each other.”

“We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.”

“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.”

“Well, it’s true that I have been hurt in my life. Quite a bit. But it’s also true that I have loved, and been loved. and that carries a weight of its own.”

“You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.”

“You might be looking for reasons but there are no reasons.”

There are many things that can lead us down a path of feeling regret for the choices we make in life based on the consequences we are left with.

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