Regret Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
 

John Barrymore

In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.
 

John C. Calhoun

It's the things I might have said that fester.
 

Clemence Dane

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
 

Charles Dickens

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

T. S. Eliot

Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.
 

Armand Hammer

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

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret.

Mary McCarthy

I have loved badly, loved the great
Too soon, withdrawn my words too late;
And eaten in an echoing hall
Alone and from a chipped plate
The words that I withdrew too late.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
 

Arthur Miller

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.

Marcel Proust

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'

John Greenleaf Whittier

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
 

Billy Wilder