Regret

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you cannot accept regret.

Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains.

Some people regret that they have poor memories. Alas! it is much more difficult to forget.

Right actions for the future are the best explanations or apologies for wrong ones in the past; the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receive.

Time is given us that we may take care for eternity; and eternity will not be too long to regret the loss of our time if we have misspent it.

Anger begins with madness, and ends with regret.

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.

No one, looking back, ever really regrets one of his young enthusiasms. It is the enthusiasms we did not have that we regret.

Regret is an appalling waste of energy. You can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.

I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world.

To regret nothing is the beginning of all wisdom.

Man often acquires must so much knowledge as to discover his ignorance, and attains so much experience as to regret his follies, and then dies.

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past - the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receives.

Everything passes - even regret.

Be avaricious of time; do not give any moment without receiving it in value; only allow hours to go from you with as much regret as you give to your gold; do not allow a single day to pass without increasing the treasure of your knowledge and virtue.

My religion is to live - and die - without regret.

Almost all men are over-anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that taste fore natural and simple pleasures so remarkable in early life. Every hour do they ask themselves what progress they have made in the pursuit of wealth or honor; and on they go as their fathers went before them, till, weary and sick at heart, they look back with a sigh of regret to the golden time of their childhood.

Never utter a word in private which you would regret to have heard in public.

To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is not less than a denial of the soul.

The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy and envy.