Quotations on Regret

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Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused.
- Jack Abramoff
(Keywords: Harm, Mistakes, Regret, Sorrow, Will, Words)

I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Life, People, Regret, Relationships, Want)

People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: People, Beginning, End, Regret, Word)

I do think it's important to live in the present because in that way you won't be living in a state of regret.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Living, Present, Regret, State)

But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Mistakes, Prison, Regret, Remarkable, Years)

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Famine, Future, Man, Past, Regret, Tragedy, Trying)

I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world's greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare.
- Thomas Bowdler
(Keywords: Family, Daughter, Regret, Shakespeare, World)

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
- Robert Brault
(Keywords: Truth, Regret, Today)

Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
- Aaron Burr
(Keywords: Action, May, Regret, Today, Tomorrow)

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
- Barbara Bush
(Keywords: Time, Life, Husband, Friend, Winning, Regret, Will)

It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this.
- Jenna Bush
(Keywords: Love, Dad, Decision, Regret, World)

If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Pain, Regret, Uncertainty)

I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn't I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I've always walked along right by his side, and he's always supported everything I do.
- June Carter Cash
(Keywords: Thought, Regret, Right)

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Dream, Friends, Habits, Nothing, Regret, Strangers, Surprises)

My only regret is that I signed away the world rights and in America they've been far and away my most successful books, but I never saw a cent from any of it.
- Jonathan Coe
(Keywords: Successful, America, Books, Rights, Regret, World)

You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end.
- George Armstrong Custer
(Keywords: War, Peace, Battle, Country, End, Regret, Will)

Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake.
- Al D'Amato
(Keywords: Mistake, Regret, Will)

My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it.
- Jacques Delors
(Keywords: Peace, Decision, Victory, May, Party, Regret, Will)

I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Movies, Actor, Regret, Surprises)

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Age, Old, Regret, Struggle, Youth)

It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Keywords: Family, Failure, Day, Reason, Regret, Separation, Want)

That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it.
- Shawn Fanning
(Keywords: Time, Idea, Force, Regret, School)

Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Life, Brother, Truth, Help, Loss, Regret, Saying)

I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be.
- Maggie Gallagher
(Keywords: Children, Existence, Possibilities, Regret, Will)

I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted that I'd be a lousy businessman, and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.
- Peter Gallagher
(Keywords: Life, Acting, Economics, Regret, Rest)

Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Keywords: Absence, Affection, Friends, Meeting, Regret, Separation, Wonders)

With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.
- Bernhard Goetz
(Keywords: Time, Options, Regret, School, Support, Vegetarianism)

My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24, and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to see me succeed beyond university and drama.
- Richard E. Grant
(Keywords: Age, Father, Drama, Regret, Succeed, University)

So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse: It looks like a wonderful thing, but they are going to regret introducing it into the schools because it simply can't be controlled.
- Daniel Greenberg
(Keywords: Technology, Regret, Schools)

To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea, memory, hope, or regret.
- Thomas Harrison
(Keywords: Idea, Hope, First, Memory, Regret, Words)

Those of us who are today prepared to hazard our lives for the cause would regret having raised a finger, if we were able to organize only a new social system and not a more righteous one.
- Theodor Herzl
(Keywords: Cause, Regret, Today)

I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
- Anita Hill
(Keywords: Thought, Regret, Saying)

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Regret, Wishes)

The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.
- Mick Jagger
(Keywords: Past, Regret, Want)

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
- Henry James
(Keywords: Age, Possibilities, Regret, Youth)

Well, if you're talking about the current climate, there's a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their emotions, and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy.
- Neil Jordan
(Keywords: People, Policy, American, Climate, Content, Emotions, Film, Foreign policy, Regret, Talking)

Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
- Alphonse Karr
(Keywords: Reality, Regret, Uncertainty)

It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help.
- John Keegan
(Keywords: Education, People, Childhood, Help, Regret, World, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Advice, Opinion, Regret, Will)

I shall have less cause to regret the carrying my intended purpose into effect, foreseeing that you may immediately fill with advantage, the vacancy which will presently happen.
- Henry Laurens
(Keywords: Purpose, Cause, Effect, May, Regret, Will)

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.
- Robert E. Lee
(Keywords: Life, Light, Regret, Will, World)

I don't regret anything I ever do or say. I don't like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you're honest.
- Eva Longoria
(Keywords: Life, People, Being, Regret, Respect)

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear.
- Frank Luntz
(Keywords: Anger, People, American, Communication, Disappointment, Pain, Party, Practice, Regret, Republican, Sorrow, Suffering, Want)

Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot.
- John Major
(Keywords: Politics, Conservative, Regret, Voice)

I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.
- John Major
(Keywords: Beginning, Economy, Regret, Sound)

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Life, Energy, Regret, Waste)

My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.
- Armistead Maupin
(Keywords: Life, Mistake, People, Being, Gay, Regret, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Action, Regret, Right)

The day will come, however, when they will truly know the Unification Church and me. The day will come when the truth will be known and the message of love will be taught. On that day, their regret will be deep.
- Sun Myung Moon
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Church, Day, Deep, Regret, Will)

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault, Of course I regret it. It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
- Brian Mulroney
(Keywords: Conversation, Fault, Regret, Responsibility)

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