Great Throughts Treasury

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Tyron Edwards

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.

Character | Evidence | Future | Past | Receive | Regret | Right | World | Wrong |

Madame Deluzy, Luzy Dorothee

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

Character | People | Regret |

François Fénelon, fully Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

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.

Care | Character | Eternity | Regret | Time | Will | Loss |

L. Ron Hubbard, fully Lafayette Ron Hubbard

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

Character | Life | Life | Regret | Tomorrow |

Ludovico Ariosto

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

Death | Regret | Wisdom | World | Friends |

Ludwig Börne, fully Karl Ludwig Börne

To regret nothing is the beginning of all wisdom.

Beginning | Nothing | Regret | Wisdom |

William Benton Clulow

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.

Experience | Ignorance | Knowledge | Man | Regret | Wisdom |

Tyron Edwards

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.

Evidence | Future | Past | Regret | Right | Wisdom | World | Wrong |

Nicolas Le Letourneux

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.

Day | Gold | Knowledge | Regret | Time | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

Samuel Rogers

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.

Childhood | Heart | Honor | Life | Life | Men | Progress | Regret | Taste | Time | Wealth | Wisdom | World |

Germaine Greer

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

Envy | Jealousy | Laziness | Prejudice | Regret | Temper |

Sydney J. Harris

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 | Time |

Chiara Lubich

We should live in such a way that in our last hours we will not regret having loved too little.

Little | Regret | Will |

Wayne Muller

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.

Day | Death | Earth | Love | Regret | Reverence | Will |

Zachary Scott

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.

Regret |

William H. Seldon

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.

Regret |

Wayne Dyer, fully Wayne Walter Dyer

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.

Appreciation | Experience | Life | Life | Means | Present | Regret | Self | Will | Appreciation | Value |