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Regret Quotes to Make You Realize What Matters Your Life 2022

Filed in Quote by on March 1, 2022



– Regret Quotes –

Regret quotes that will help you realize what matters. Here are the best regret quotes and sayings to read that will give you more ideas about regret and what you can do about it. Everyone has regrets, and that includes the mistakes you did in the past and decisions you regret doing.

Regret Quotes

Don’t live your life in regret, move forward, and learn from the mistakes of yesterday.

May these quotes on regrets help you understand more about the matter, how to overcome the negative feeling, and be able to handle it positively.

Share these quotes about regrets in life with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.

Regret Quotes

1. One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. – Shannon L. Alder

2. Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done, but for the things we haven’t done. – Chad Michael Murray

3. There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose. – Sabaa Tahir

4. Have you ever hoped for something? And held out for it against all the odds? Until everything you did was ridiculous?  – Ali Shaw

5. Regret is mostly caused by not having done anything. – Charles Bukowski

6. They could always annihilate the past. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable. – Oscar Wilde

7. Never regret trusting someone. It proves you have a heart. But if he turns out to be a lying worm, I’m not going to waste my time crying. Because I am way too fabulous for that. – Jude Watson

8. Living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse. – Jodi Picoult

9. You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead. – Junot Díaz


10. Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest is, ‘It might have been. – Kurt Vonnegut

11. I could live heartbreak if regret did not accompany it. – Laura Kasischke

12. If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow? – José Saramago

13. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. – Steve Maraboli

14. There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. – Charles Dickens

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

16. Not everything’s perfect, especially in the beginning. And it’s all right to have a little bit of regret every once in a while. It’s when you feel it all the time and can’t do anything about it… that’s when you get into trouble. – Sarah Dessen

17. The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did. – Jonathan Safran Foer

18. 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. – Katherine Mansfield

Regret Quotes

19. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today. – Jonathan Larson

20. I see it all perfectly. There are two situations, one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it, you will regret both. – Soren Kierkegaard

21. I want to undo this. To make it right. But I do not know how. I don’t seem to know how to open up to people without getting the door slammed in my face. So I do nothing. – Gayle Forman

22. Regret is counterproductive. It’s looking back on a past that you can’t change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future. – Colleen Hoover

23. Everybody was sorry. Sorry was easy. Sorry was for suckers. – Gretchen McNeil

24. If you had to relive your life exactly as it was, same successes and failures, same happiness, same miseries, the same mixture of comedy and tragedy, would you want to? Was it worth it? – Gavin Extence

25. Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity. – Ted Chiang

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

27. At that moment I understood that the cruelest words in the universe are if only. – Lisa See

28. I say things I regret constantly, and I just can’t help it. – Kathy Griffin

29. Sensitive people either love deeply or regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes. – Shannon L. Alder

30. 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

31. A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement, yet it had been the truth. – Hermann Hesse


32. No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. – Umar ibn Al-Khattab

33. There is no more disastrous mania, no more dangerous whim than the speculation over roads not taken. – Juan Gabriel Vásquez

34. I’m too old to recover, too narrow to forgive myself. – Lillian Hellman

35. The advance of regret can be so gradual that it is impossible to say ‘Yesterday I was happy, Today I am not. – E.M. Forster

36. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: ‘It might have been! – John Greenleaf Whittier

37. Sometimes I wish life was written in pencil so we could erase it and write it all over again. – Thisuri Wanniarachchi

38. We should have taken our chances back then when we were young and beautiful and didn’t even know it. – Lois McMaster Bujold

39. 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

40. If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make. – Iyanla Vanzant

41. Regret is an unavoidable result of any loss, for in loss we lose the tomorrow that we needed to make right our yesterday or today. – Gerald Lawson Sittser

42. The longer our trail of regrets, the more we tend to value the importance of making wise decisions. – Bob Santos

43. We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging, to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want. – Joe Vitale

44. We cannot always change what has happened to us, but we can change how we react and how we live in the future. Living with no regrets is living successfully. – Dr. Ellen Taricani

45. Never regret it. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. – Victoria Holt

46. Most of us have had regrets and recognize how they can hold us back or keep us stuck in life and relationships. Getting past ‘The Past’ is important for anyone desiring to live beyond mistakes and the problems they make. – Ron Neff


47. Something you need most might be something you turn away from, something you turn away from might be something you regret, and something you regret, in the end, might cost you the one chance you ever had. – Brian Judge

48. We all make mistakes in life that are true. Some little, some big, some simple, and some more complex. Some mistakes we regret forever. – Rashard Royster

49. Regrets are idle, yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. – Charles Dudley Warner

50. If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday, we have no today in which to be thankful. – Anonymous

51. Don’t live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won’t regret today. – Catherine Pulsifer

52. I have to laugh at the times I’ve knocked myself out over a tough spot only to find out afterward there was an easier way. – Robert Franklin Leslie

53. Don’t allow yourself to become one who, nearing death, regrets what you might have done if only you had taken a few risks We each have a purpose in life. – Gillian Stokes

Regret Quotes

54. No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused. – Charles Dickens

55. Concentrating on negatives, regrets, or second thoughts won’t change what has happened. – A-C Aseh

56. If you put in a little effort and expect big returns, you will be deeply disappointed. You don’t get apples by planting lemon seeds. – Catherine Pulsifer

57. Let’s dare to promote ourselves to better ‘us’ by working hard and moving forward instead of regretting and rewinding the past. – Pantea Kalhor

58. I could sum my biggest regret up in one word, and that’s procrastination. – S. J. Thompson

59. Some will be glad the year is over. Some will end the year with regrets. What does this new year hold for you? – Sumner M. Davenport

60. Worrying about past regrets does nothing to change the past. Your future is where your focus should be. – Catherine Pulsifer

61. To not live in regret or fear that my past determines the beauty or success of my future, has been one of my life’s greatest lessons. – Kendra Tillman

62. One of the biggest fears that a lot of people have is the fear of missing out, of regret. “I could have done this” or “I wish I would have done that.” – Ben Gothard

63. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets. – Author Unknown

64. 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. – Brittany Renée

65. A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future. – Oliver Goldsmith

66. Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. – Robert Brault

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

68. Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. – William de Witt Hyde

69. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

70. 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. – Ingrid Bergman

71. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. – Jim Rohn


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

73. At the end of your life, you want to look back and have no regrets! To do this, you need to live today with your end in mind. – Father Larry Richards

Regret Quotes

74. Don’t regret another birthday. The good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it. – Catherine Pulsifer

75. If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. – Chinese Proverb

78. We limit ourselves through regret, hostility, and guilt. Yet none of these controls us. – Brian M. Heater

79. If you ever react with anger, it will overtake you. You will say something or do something you regret. – Rhonda Hart

80. The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did. – N.C. Harley.

If you are living with regret, whether it is in your life, in a relationship, or with your family, hopefully, you can find some inspiration in these quotes to help get you through those hard feelings.

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