47 Quotes About Regretting Something You Did


Sometimes a choice is made that may cause you to suffer from instant regret. These quotes about regretting something you did will make you think twice about the next choice you make.

“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.”

“Any regrets are to be called a lesson learned.”

“Do not spend your youth, wandering, lost in your field of daydreams; you may wake up-spending the rest of your life-stranded on the path of regretful nightmares.”

“Don’t live life with regrets and make every minute count because everything happens for a reason.”

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”

“Everything happens for a reason, so live your life and don’t regret it.”

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

“Forgive but don’t forget. Live with no regrets.”

“He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future.”

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”

“I have often regretted my speech but never my silence.”

“If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.”

“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.”

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”

“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.”

“Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.”

“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.”

“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.”

“Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret.”

“Never have regrets because at one point everything you did in life was exactly what you wanted.”

“Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.”

“Never regret, always forget, but never forget to learn from your regrets.”

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

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

“Only in your imagination can you revise.”

“Our biggest asset is time. Yet, we waste it on regrets. Here’s to living a life worth each moment.”

“Pain is only temporary but regret can last forever.”

“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 is what we feel when we do something for ourselves that hurts the people who love us.”

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

“Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.”

“Remorse is the poison of life.”

“Risk everything, fear nothing, have no regrets.”

“Something you need most might be something you turn away from, something you turn away from might be something you regret, and something you regret, in the end, might cost you the one chance you ever had.”

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”

“The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

“The only things in life worth regretting are the risks you didn’t take.”

“The worst regret we have in life, is not for the wrong things we did, but for the thousands of right things we did, for the wrong people.”

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

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regretor disappointment.”

“When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.”

There are many things you will suffer from in your lifetime. Understanding the consequences to your choices will guide you to making better decisions in the future.

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