A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many
-Arthur C. Clarke
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
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Beware of starting what you may later regret.
Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret?
There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo,
and I'm thinking, okay, here's a gal who's capable of making a decision
she'll regret in the future.
I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry
immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death.
I only regret getting caught. I don't regret anything else.
I regret that, in our attempt to establish some standards, we didn't
make them stick. We couldn't find a way to pass them on to another
I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of
oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate
-J. Edgar Hoover
I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
I'm really glad that our young people missed the Depression, and missed
the great big war. But I do regret that they missed the leaders that I
knew. Leaders who told us when things were tough, and that we would have
to sacrifice, and these difficulties might last awhile. They didn't tell
us things were hard for us because we were different, or isolated, or
special interests. They brought us together and they gave us a sense of
If the chance ever comes to you to fall in love, grab it, every time.
You might always live to regret it, but you won't find anything to beat
it, and you won't know if it will come to you once more.
In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all
sorrow, all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter
disillusionment are self-made.
In the life of each of us, I said to myself, there is a place remote and
islanded, and given to endless regret or secret happiness.
-Sarah Orne Jewett
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Never regret something that once made you smile.
Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.
-L. Ron Hubbard
Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and
discover when it's too late that the only things one never regrets are
Oh, Lord, it is not the sins I have committed that I regret, but those
which I have had no opportunity to commit.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for
things we did not do that is inconsolable.
-Sydney J. Harris
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.
Regrets are illuminations come too late.
Some die because they feel everything, others because they feel nothing.
Some are fools because they suffer no regrets, and others because they
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter
regrets a discreditable act; even when it has worked and he has not been
The follies a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't
commit when he had the opportunity.
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he
decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
-Henri Frédéric Amiel
The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to
live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them
forward into the future with us.
-Lucy Maud Montgomery
You may regret your silence once, but you will regret your words often.
Your children make it impossible to regret your past. They're its finest
fruits. Sometimes the only ones.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.