30 Regret Quotes And Sayings Which Should Motivate You

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. “The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.”― Oscar Wilde

7. “Living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.”― Jodi Picoult


8. “You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.”― Junot Díaz


9. “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘It might have been.”― Kurt Vonnegut


10. “Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret.”― Laura Kasischke


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


12. “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”― Arthur Miller

13. “The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did.”― Jonathan Safran Foer


14. “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today.”― Jonathan Larson


15. “Everybody was sorry. Sorry was easy. Sorry was for suckers.”― Gretchen McNeil


16. “Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.”― Ted Chiang


17. “If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.”― Mercedes Lackey


18. “In that moment I understood that the cruelest words in the universe are if only.”― Lisa See

19. “I say things I regret constantly, and I just can’t help it.”― Kathy Griffin


20. “Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.”― Shannon L. Alder


21. “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


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


23. “No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future.”― Umar ibn Al-Khattab


24. “There is no more disastrous mania, no more dangerous whim, than the speculation over roads not taken.”― Juan Gabriel Vásquez

25. “I’m too old to recover, too narrow to forgive myself.”― Lillian Hellman


26. “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


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


28. “Sometimes I wish life was written pencil so we could erase it and write it all over again.”― Thisuri Wanniarachchi


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


30. “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

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