175 Regret Quotes to Inspire Growth and Transformation

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Top 10 Regret Quotes (BEST)

  1. I'm very versatile and there's nothing I really regret in my life. I'm excited with who I am and I'm just going to keep riding the wave. — Rick Ross
  2. 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. — Alexander Graham Bell
  3. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. — Ambrose Bierce
  4. I never regret my past... Only time I wasted was on the wrong people. — Tyga
  5. Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted. — Marilyn Monroe
  6. I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it. — Lemmy Kilmister
  7. Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude. — Anne Frank
  8. Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself. — Neville Goddard
  9. Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile. — Mark Twain
  10. I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven't. — Lucille Ball

The Most Famous Regret Quotes

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I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid. — Katharine Hepburn

It's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done. — Billie Joe Armstrong

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. — Sydney J. Harris

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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. — John Barrymore

Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what's even scarier? Regret. — Zig Ziglar

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

I have never been able, really, to regret anything in all my life. I have always been far much too absorbed in the present moment or the immediate future to think back. — Albert Camus

I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. — Lucille Ball

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Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. — Arthur Miller

Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. — Jonathan Larson

Short Regret Quotes

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  • Regret doesn't remind us that we did badly. It reminds us that we know we can do better. — Kathryn Schulz
  • Never do things that you will regret later. — Kim Tae-yeon
  • Fear is stupid. So are regrets. — Marilyn Monroe
  • I regret the things I didn't do, not what I did. — Ingrid Bergman
  • I have a lot of regrets, but I'm not going to think of them as regrets. — Debbie Harry
  • Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present. — Federico Fellini
  • To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing. — Adolf Eichmann
  • He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future. — Francisco de Quevedo
  • I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets. — Grace Kelly
  • I do not regret the things I've done, but those I did not do. — Rory Cochrane

Regret Image Quotes

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Regret quote by Grace Kelly

I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets. — Grace Kelly

Regret quote by Jimmy Buffett

Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets. — Jimmy Buffett

Regret quote Never regret anything that made you smile.
Never regret anything that made you smile.
Regret quote by John Barrymore

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. — John Barrymore

Regret quote by Wiz Khalifa

I don't regret my past, I just regret the time I've wasted on the wrong people. — Wiz Khalifa

Regret quote by Milarepa

My religion is to live and die without regret. — Milarepa

Regret quote by Nathan Hale

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. — Nathan Hale

Regret quote by Jean Plaidy

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. — Jean Plaidy

Regret quote by Adolf Eichmann

To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing. — Adolf Eichmann

Regret quote by Nido R Qubein

The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret. — Nido R Qubein

Regret quote by Arthur Miller

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. — Arthur Miller

Regret quote by Steven Furtick

Today's excuses are tomorrow's regrets dressed in disguise. — Steven Furtick

Regret quote by Socrates

Marry or marry not, in any either case you'll regret it — Socrates

Regret quote by George Halas

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. — George Halas

Regret quote by Big Pun

Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret. — Big Pun

Regret quote by Marilyn Monroe

Fear is stupid. So are regrets. — Marilyn Monroe

Regret quote by L. Ron Hubbard

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow. — L. Ron Hubbard

Regret quote by Taylor Swift

The words you'll most regret Are the ones that are left unsaid. — Taylor Swift

Regret quote by Francisco de Quevedo

He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future. — Francisco de Quevedo

Regret quote by Federico Fellini

Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present. — Federico Fellini

Regret quote by Fabiola Gianotti

Never abandon your dreams. You may regret it for the rest of your life. — Fabiola Gianotti

Regret quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Don't Regret Quotes

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I don't regret my past, I just regret the time I've wasted on the wrong people. — Wiz Khalifa

You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don't see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud. — Cara Delevingne

Humans can't live in the present, like animals do. Humans are always thinking about the future or the past. So it's a veil of tears, man. I don't know anything that's going to benefit me now, except love. I just need an overwhelming amount of love. And a nap. Mostly a nap. — Townes Van Zandt

Regret quote Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.

The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either. — Mick Jagger

My only regret is that I'm going before that rat, Robespierre! [to his executioner] Don't forget to show my head to the people; it's well worth seeing. — Georges Danton

I don't understand this phrase 'I've paid my dues.' We didn't have any money and lived on peanut butter and jelly, and I loved it. I don't regret any of it. We never expected to make it this far, but we worked hard to get here. — Ronnie Van Zant

Regret quote I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.
I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.

I don't regret anything. Everything happens for a reason-it's part of the healing process. Life is a healing process. — Richard Gere

No, I don't regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don't regret anything. — William Shatner

Each day you're presented with a choice. You can either keep your greatness hidden under a pile of fears, regrets, and excuses, or you can let it out. So the best way to begin unlocking inner greatness is to make a conscious choice to live out the rest of today, with the best you. — Lewis Howes

I don't think we should ever regret anything we do. I think we have to accept the consequences and you learn from your mistakes, and that's how you grow as a person — Marilyn Manson

Mistake And Regret Quotes

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Three enemies of personal peace: regret over yesterday’s mistakes, anxiety over tomorrow’s problems, and ingratitude for today’s blessings. — William Arthur Ward

I am the author of my life. Unfortunately, I am writing in pen and can’t erase my mistakes. — Bill Kaulitz

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path. — Paulo Coelho

Regret quote Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime.
Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime.

Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. — L.M. Montgomery

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. — Sivananda

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. — Sri Swami Sivananda

Regret quote Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

You make your own kinds of mistakes, and I’m sure you’ll have your share of regrets in life. But commitment was never your problem, sweetie. You have a better chance of making this work than most forty-year-olds I know. My little middle-aged child. Luckily, you seem to have found another old soul. — Stephenie Meyer

Problems, weaknesses, setbacks, regrets and mistakes teach you if you're willing to learn, or they punish you if you're not. — Ralph Marston

A sign of the death of the heart: lack of sadness about beneficial actions you have missed, and lack of regret about your mistakes. — Ibn Ata Allah

You have to take the good with the bad, smile when you're sad, love what you've got and remember what you had...Always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret, people change, things go wrong, just remember, life goes on. — Unknown Author

Sad Regret Quotes

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Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning, you must be ready to die without sadness and regret, without any residue of clinging for what is left behind. Remaining in the recognition of the absolute view, you should leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky. — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret. — Big Pun

If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world. — Mercedes Lackey

Regret quote Smile a little more, regret a little less.
Smile a little more, regret a little less.

Live your life so that you’ll have no regrets. No matter how hard, no matter how sad, if something is precious to you, protect it with both arms. — Masashi Kishimoto

I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight. — Rabindranath Tagore

Christmas it seems to me is a necessary festival; we require a season when we can regret all the flaws in our human relationships: it is the feast of failure, sad but consoling. — Graham Greene

Regret quote Always tell someone how you feel, because opportunities are lost in the blink of
Always tell someone how you feel, because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regrets can last for a lifetime.

Never look back to the past, never regret, even if there is emptiness ahead.' But I couldn't help it. Sometimes I would rather look back if it meant that I could feel something in my heart, even something sad. Sadness was better than emptiness. — Xiaolu Guo

I've lost loved ones in my life who never knew how much I loved them. Now I live with the regret that my true feelings for them never were revealed. — Garth Brooks

We deeply regret that some Senators are still willing to do Big Oil?s bidding, and we now turn to the House where the Arctic drilling scheme should be dead on arrival. Americans are clamoring for a clean Congress and a clean energy plan, but sadly they were shortchanged on both today. — Carl Pope

[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered. — Anthony Bourdain

Relationship Regret Quotes

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To have a woman is bad; to lose her is worse. — Danish Proverbs

How subtle is the relationship between the traveler and his luggage! He knows, as no one else knows, its idiosyncrasies, its contents ... and always some small nuisance which he wishes he had not brought; had known, indeed, before starting that he would regret it, but brought it all the same. — Vita Sackville-West

To truly live without regrets, pay attention. Ask yourself hard questions and see where they lead. Do I really want this job? Is this relationship right for me? If I could do anything, would it be what I'm doing today ... or something different? — Chris Guillebeau

Regret quote Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it.
Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it.

We will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown. Rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us. — Thomas S. Monson

The happiest times in my life were when my relationships were going well - when I was in love with someone, and someone was loving me. But in my whole life, I haven't met the person I can sustain a relationship with yet. So I'm discontented about that. I'm angry with myself. I have regrets. — Billy Joel

Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you'll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to intentionally hurt someone. — Taylor Swift

Regret quote Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.
Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.

Scary is time passing and sickness and dying and regret and isolation and loneliness and relationship problems - as opposed to a guy in a hockey mask, which didn't seem that scary. — Charlie Kaufman

I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it, I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority. — Nia Long

I regret that I stayed in my first relationship for too long. I didn't get that it wasn't working out. — Aron Flam

I regret to say that my hand did, in fact, have an improper relationship with Chelsea Clinton. The incident represents a profound lapse of judgment for which my hand takes sole responsibility. — William J. Clinton

No Regrets Quotes

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Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets. — Jimmy Buffett

If you have confidence in your own words, aspirations, thoughts, and actions and do your very best, you will have no need to regret the outcome of what you do. Fear and trembling are lot of the person who, while stinting effort, hopes that everything will come out precisely as he wants. — Mas Oyama

Live fast, fight hard, no regrets! — John Cena

Regret quote We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regr
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets. — Henry A Kissinger

Remember: Life is short, break the rules — James Dean

A life totally committed to God has nothing to fear, nothing to lose, nothing to regret. — Pandita Ramabai

Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets. — Clark Moustakas

I find that life is easier when it is just a blur With no details to confuse who or what or where I was So when the ending comes the full regret will be obscure — Conor Oberst

In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions. — Carlos Castaneda

To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it… it’s over. It can hurt you no more. — Mandy Hale

Living With Regret Quotes

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If we spend our time obsessing with the future or regretting the past, then we will never live. Tomorrow will always be tomorrow and yesterday cannot be changed. — Jon Foreman

Safety isn't just an illusion, it's a cop-out. I know it sounds trite, but there's simply nothing like a near-death experience to remind one of the impermanence of everything. And living imprisoned by fear only to die with regret over dreams postponed was a life neither of us was interested in. — Rich Roll

Someday your life will be over, no matter how much attention you give to your health. Will you look back with regret, because you nourished your body but starved your soul? — Billy Graham

Thinking again can help you generate new solutions to old problems and revisit old solutions to new problems. It’s a path to learning more from the people around you and living with fewer regrets. — Adam Grant

It is with regret that I pronounce the fatal truth: Louis ought to perish rather than a hundred thousand virtuous citizens; Louis must die that the country may live — Maximilien Robespierre

Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones? — Jenny Han

Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I live my life with no regrets. Each decision of mine has define my life in a certain way — Katrina Kaif

I want to live in such a way that, if it is only twenty-nine more days or twenty-nine more weeks, or if it is twenty-nine more years or more, I want to faithful with each one of those-that I could go and meet the Lord without regrets, without unfinished business. — Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Those who are successful overcome their fears and take action. Those who aren’t submit to their fears and live with regrets. — Jay-Z

Life Regret Quotes

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Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets. — Leonardo da Vinci

To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never to be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. — Barbara Bush

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. — Robert E. Lee

Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. — Nathan Hale

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Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. — Jean Plaidy

Never regret anything that makes you smile. — Audrey Hepburn

I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end. — Drew Barrymore

Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you're the underdog. — Jenny Han

Never Regret Quotes

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Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition. — John Smith

Tupac Shakur always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did...That's my biggest regret. — Mike Tyson

Never regret something, because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted to do. And sometimes that's the hardest thing to realize. — Kid Cudi

Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light. — Oscar Wilde

You never regret taking a night to sleep on an emotional response. But you do regret ones done in the moment. — Alex Hormozi

J’aurais dû être plus gentille—I should have been more kind. That is something a person will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old, Ah, I wish I was not good to that person. You will never think that. — Khaled Hosseini

I have never regretted my silence. As for my speech, I have regretted it over and over again. — Umar

There have been a lot of sets that I haven't felt like finishing, but I've never regretted doing the workout. — James Clear

Delayed is preferable to never. — Polish Proverbs

No Regret Quotes

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I have no regrets in my life. If not for the mistakes that I made I would not be the man I am today. — Marco Pierre White

If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires, there will be no regrets. — Bessie Coleman

I have no regrets and if I had nine lives I would have gladly given them all up for my country. — Melchora Aquino

I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There's nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life. — Lee Kuan Yew

One of the big things that I focus on is not having regrets, just taking every opportunity I have and going for it. — Chris Weidman

Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so... But I have no regrets, man. It's just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he'll bring me through this. — Ike Turner

But the first thing that we have to do is to say, “I walk towards the tunnel, and I’m on my own, and I’m not afraid. And I have no regrets. — Sayings

No reserves. No retreats. No regrets. — William Whiting Borden

As of today, I have absolutely no regrets. I think I am a mature person who can take things in stride. I'm grateful for people in my past. They helped me get to where I am, wherever that is. But now, I am thinking for myself and sitting in on all the business transactions. — Marilyn Monroe

My dream is to do things until 'I have no regrets' — Lee Taemin

I Never Regret Quotes

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Anything worth having is hard to keep, I love you like my coffee, so hot and so sweet. So, let's stick it out so we never regret it, I could forgive the past-but I never forget it. — Ghostface Killah

It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into! — Agnetha Faltskog

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. — Unknown

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. — Xenocrates

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. — Publilius Syrus

I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence. — Publilius Syrus

I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren. — Mitt Romney

My part had three lines. I said, 'You look wonderful, sir,' three times. All my friends said, 'Do not take that role - and do not understudy. You'll regret it the rest of your life.' I did both of those things, and I've never regretted it once. — Jeffrey Tambor

I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my children & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long. — Brian Andreas

Never say I regret, always say I learned. — Moroccan Proverbs

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Regret quote by Yogi Berra

If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them. — Yogi Berra

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it. — Harvey Mackay

I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying. — Jeff Bezos

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. — Andrew Jackson

A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

The pain of regret is far worse than the pain of discipline. — Nathan Whitley

I do nothing I regret, man, because I try to do nothing abominable. As long as there is not an abomination, there is nothing to regret, you understand? — Peter Tosh

We had a beautiful dream and that was all. The interest of my son is the only guide I have, and whatever happiness I could achieve by being free of this place I cannot consent to separate my self from him. I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children. I do not even have any regrets. — Marie Antoinette

I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me. — Zachary Taylor

In Conclusion

These quotes encourage us to embrace the present moment and take risks, as it is better to try and fail than to never try at all. They emphasize the value of self-reflection and personal growth, urging us to let go of regrets and focus on creating a better future. Quotes about regret serve as reminders to cherish our relationships, pursue our passions, and make the most of every opportunity that comes our way.

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