Life Quotes

Top 30 Regret Quotes On The Things We Didn’t Do

Regret Quotes

February 22nd, 2020   |   Updated on June 28th, 2022

1. “Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it – it’s only good for wallowing in.” ― Katherine Mansfield


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

Mercedes Lackey


3. “A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.” ― Charles Goodyear


4. “Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ― C. S. Lewis


5. “Remorse is the poison of life.” ― Charlotte Bronte


6. “One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.” ― Agatha Christie


7. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe


8. “No trouble ever got fixed late at night,” he said. “Midnight is for regrets.” ― Holly Black

9. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” ― Victoria Holt

Victoria Holt


10. “I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.” ― James Madison


11. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” ― Nathan Hale


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


13. “You might be looking for reasons but there are no reasons.” ― Nina LaCour


14. “If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” ― José Saramago

José Saramago


15. “There are so many things that I want so badly to tell you but I just can’t.” ― Nina LaCour


16. “They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other.” ― John Irving


17. “It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” ― Jackie Joyner-Kerse


18. “Ah, it’s my longing for whom I might have been that distracts and torments me!” ― Fernando Pessoa

19. “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


20. “Regret of neglected opportunity is the worst hell that a living soul can inhabit.” ― Rafael Sabatini


21. “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” ― Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson


22. “Ask an older person you respect to tell you his or her greatest regret.” ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


23. “I don’t have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.” ― Bobby Knight


24. “Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” ― Ann Landers


25. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” ― Jim Rohn


26. “Regret is the sound of instinct at the moment of error.” – Mostafa Mahmoud

Mostafa Mahmoud


27. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” ― John Barrymore


28. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” ― George Halas

29. “Never regret what you don’t write.” ― Abraham Lincoln


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