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.
Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
We should live in such a way that in our last hours we will not regret having loved too little.
If we follow what we love, if we live deeply and attentively in this moment, we will not feel bound by regret at the moment of our death. We will live with reverence for all things and a deep gratefulness for the gift of a single day upon the earth.
Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence.
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.
You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.