Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.
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.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.
I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I'd just been myself.
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.