Tuesday, July 11, 2006

quotes on regret

"People so seldom say I love you And then it's either too late or love goes. So when I tell you I love you, It doesn't mean I know you'll never go, Only that I wish you didn't have to."

a moment of truth"Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves--regret for the past and fear of the future."

Fulton Oursler
"I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person."
Rita Mero
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."
Oscar Wilde
"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
"If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world."
Mercedes Lackey
"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 Smith
"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."
Jim Rohn
"Forget regret, or life is yours to miss."
Jonathan Larson
"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

a woman's regret

"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."
Victoria Holt
"If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live."

"Regret is insight that comes a day too late.""My one regret in life is that I am not someone else."
Woody Allen
"I see it all perfectly; there are two possible 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."
Søren Kierkegaard
"A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams."

"Accept the pain, cherish the joys, resolve the regrets; then can come the best of benedictions--"If I had my life to live over again, I'd do it all the same."

"To regret something is to hang yourself with your own noose. Mental suicide.""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
"There is nothing to regret--either for those who go or for those who are left behind."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good."
William O'Rourke
"The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity."
Helen Rowland
"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 François Robespierrefailure and regret
"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
"Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today's duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time."
Ida Scott Taylor
"Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."
George Sand
"It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and sensless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart."
Jonathan Carroll
"Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting."
Arthur Brisbane
"Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently."
Charles Dudley Warner
"My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John Denver in the mouth while I has the chance."
Denis Leary
"Take every gain without showing remorse about missed profits, because an eel may escape sooner than you think."
Lope de Vega
"I only regret I have but one live to give for my country."
Regret wineNathan Hale
"Apologizes are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move, on you can grow."
Kelsey Grammer
"I regret every chance I missed at protecting myself from being hurt."

"This is the book I never read.
These are the words I never said.
This is the path I'll never tread.
These are the dreams I'll dream instead."
Annie Lennox
"These are the tears.
The tears we shed.
This is the fear.
This is the dread.
These are the contents of my head."
Annie Lennox