Regret Quotes


Everyone has regrets, which includes your mistakes and decisions from the past that you regret doing. Don’t duel or live your life of regret. Move forward, and learn from the mistakes of yesterday.

Here are the best regret quotes to read from famous people that will surely inspire you. May these life regret quotes help you acquire more ideas about it and give you thoughts on handling them. Share these no regrets quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.

Regret quotes that will help you realize what matters

Regret Quotes

  • The price of fear is often regret for what could have been. — Brian Cagneey
  • There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. — Matt Lauer
  • My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination. — S. J. Thompson
  • It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • The one thing I learned is to just give everything a shot. You don’t want to live in regret. — Chloe Kim
  • The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did. — N.C. Harley
  • 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
  • If you ever react with anger, it will overtake you. You will say something or do something you regret. — Rhonda Hart
  • 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. — Swami Sivananda
  • If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. — Jim Carrey
  • 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
  • If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday. . .we have no today in which to be thankful. — Author Unknown
  • Regrets only apply when we don’t learn from a situation. No sense looking back, look forward with new knowledge and no regret. — Catherine Pulsifer
  • I believe the worst regret in life is to miss the ultimate goal – our eternal home – Heaven. If we blow it on this single issue, nothing else matters.
  • Regret is the worst human emotion. If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content. — William Shatner
  • Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart. — Basil Rathbone
  • At the end of your life you want to look back and have no regrets! To do this you need to start living today with your end in mind. — Father Larry Richards
  • You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.” — Dale Carnegie
  • Let’s dare to promote ourselves to better ‘us’ by working hard and moving forward instead of regretting and rewinding the past. — Pantea Kalhor
  • “Once you see there is a solution to every obstacle that stands in your way, you’ll be left with no more excuses for not getting everything you want in your life.” — Mark Black
  • 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
  • Don’t live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won’t regret today. — Catherine Pulsifer
  • Concentrating on negatives, regrets or second thoughts won’t change what has happened.  — A C Aseh
  • “Worrying about past regrets does nothing to change the past.
    Your future is where your focus should be. — Catherine Pulsifer”
  • We limit ourselves through regret, hostility and guilt. Yet none of this controls us. — Brian M. Heater
  • Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. — Henry David Thoreau
  • Display the level of maturity required to admit you did something wrong (whether you did it intentionally or not). Instead of focusing on regret look for ways to remedy the situation. — Luke Gregory
  • I look at the dash of a particular person’s marker and wonder, What did he live for? Whom did she love? What were his passions? What were her biggest mistakes and greatest regrets? — Kerry Shook
  • When you are grieving, you might find it helpful to have a trusted confidant to talk with about your memories, regrets, fears, joys and feelings. Talking helps you process what you’re feeling and come to terms with how things will change.  — Sandra V. Abell
  • Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. — Arthur Miller
  • Many people choose to dwell on their failures. This leads to unnecessary worrying, regret, shame, and stress. Instead of dwelling on the past, you can reflect on your experiences and use negative situations as a learning experience. — Morris Pratt
  • Worry often times becomes a guilt-trip and then feeds into regret as a way that one “should have” done this or that. — DA Southern
  • I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. –Publilius Syrus
  • Have you ever hoped for something? And held out for it against all the odds? Until everything you did was ridiculous? — Ali Shaw
  • We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. — Fulton Oursler
  • 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
  • We all make mistakes in life that’s true. — Rashard Royster
  • You will never regret doing the right thing. — Author Unknown
  • I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.– Queen Latifah
  • While you may want to say many things that are not positive, chances are that you will regret it later. Therefore, make sure to say what is on your mind using a method that allows the other person to leave the conversation with their self-worth still intact.  — Eric Davenport
  • I want to undo this. To make it right. But I have no idea 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
  • 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
  • Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action. — Aaron Burr
  • Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret. — Laura Kasischke
  • Regrets are not inherited. Regrets are those elements of life that seek to undermine our enthusiasm and our willingness to assume a life filled with new discoveries and the attainment of goals. Let not your regrets be your undoing but instead your vehicle to learn from what did not work. With every misstep or mistake comes the opportunity to rise above; to learn; and to achieve. — Byron
  • You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead. — Junot Díaz
  • Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven’t done. – Chad Michael Murray
  • Regrets only apply when we don’t learn from a situation. No sense looking back, look forward with new knowledge and no regret. — Catherine
  • Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘It might have been. — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today. — Jonathan Larson
Regret Quotes