Regrets Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old regrets quotes, regrets sayings, and regrets proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden.     

Thomas Stearns Eliot

I do not regret the things I've done, but those I did not do.     

Rory Cochrane

Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.     

Audrey Hepburn

Never regret anything that has happened in your life. It cannot be changed, undone, or forgotten. So take it as a lesson learned, and move on.     


Never regret anything that makes you smile.     

Audrey Hepburn

Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment. Under any circumstances, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.     

Miguel Angel Ruiz

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.     

Mason Cooley

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.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Regret for wasted time 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

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

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

He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror.     

Eric Cantona

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.     

Charles Dickens

Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.     

Armand Hammer

You can have immediate regrets, but if you look at stuff and say, 'Things happen for a reason', there's a fatalistic thing about it. Something will happen that will justify it in some way.     

Martin Landau

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The regrets and resentments etched in a heart remain until they are cleansed away with love.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be too busy to have time for regrets.     

Angela Wright

Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.     

Laurence J. Peter

You'll regret opening your mouth. You'll rarely regret keeping it shut.     

Max Lucado