The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did. Here are 36 Regret Quotes That Will Make You Want To Wish You Could Undo a Previous Choice You Made.

Regret Quotes

1. If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. - Chinese Proverb

2. Will you continue to be defined by your bad decisions, or will you look beyond them to God, who can take what you give him and turn it into something productive and eternal? You can choose a life of prolonged regret or a life of optimism and fulfillment. It's your call. - Erwin W. Lutzer

3. If you ever react with anger, it will overtake you. You will say something or do something you regret. - Rhonda Hart

4. The price of fear is often regret for what could have been. - Brian Cagneey

5. Display the level of maturity required to admit you did something wrong (whether you did it intentionally or not). Instead of focusing on regret look for ways to remedy the situation. - Luke Gregory

6. The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did. - N.C. Harley

7. I look at the dash of a particular person's marker and wonder, What did he live for? Whom did she love? What were his passions? What were her biggest mistakes and greatest regrets? -  Kerry Shook

8. I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I'd just been myself. - Brittany Renée

9. Most of us have had regrets and recognize how they can hold us back or keep us stuck in life and relationships. Getting past "the Past" is important for anyone desiring to live beyond mistakes and the problems they make. - Ron Neff

Regret Quotes

10. We cannot always change what has happened to us, but we can change how we react and how we live in the future. Living with no regrets is living successfully. - Dr. Ellen Taricani

11. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets. - Author Unknown

12. The longer our trail of regrets, the more we tend to value the importance of making wise decisions. - Bob Santos

13. If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday. . .we have no today in which to be thankful. - Author Unknown

14. You will never regret doing the right thing. - Author Unknown

15. Never regret anything from your past because one day, you'll look back and thank it for hurting you so much that you decided to become a stronger human being. - Faith Starr

16. We all make mistakes in life that's true. Some little, some big, some simple and some more complex. Some mistakes we regret forever. - Rashard Royster

17. A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future. - Oliver Goldsmith

18. Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. - Henry David Thoreau

Regret Quotes

19. 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

20. There are certain awakenings that people have - in life and in business - that once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things. And when that happens, they are never the same. In short, they got it. - Henry Cloud

21. Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution and will regret it all your life. - Abraham Lincoln

22. God wants to be involved in our quest to move beyond regret. He created us and wants an intimate relationship with us. He is not waiting for us to "fix" ourselves and then enter into relationship with Him. On the contrary, we need to come to Him first - He will take us through the "fixing" process. - Laurie Driesen

23. Once you see there is a solution to every obstacle that stands in your way, you'll be left with no more excuses for not getting everything you want in your life. - Mark Black

24. I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. - Lucille Ball

25. Did you know the #1 regret that people have on their death bed is that they wish they'd had the courage to live a life true to themselves, and not what others expected of them? - Rachel Rofe

26.At the end of your life you want to look back and have no regrets! To do this you need to start living today with your end in mind. - Father Larry Richards

27. You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it. - Dale Carnegie 

Regret Quotes

28. Don't regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it. - Catherine Pulsifer

29. Many people choose to dwell on their failures. This leads to unnecessary worrying, regret, shame, and stress. Instead of dwelling on the past, you can reflect on your experiences and use negative situations as a learning experience. - Morris Pratt

30. When you are grieving, you might find it helpful to have a trusted confidant to talk with about your memories, regrets, fears, joys, and feelings. Talking helps you process what you’re feeling and come to terms with how things will change. - Sandra V. Abell

31. If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world. - Mercedes Lackey

32. What does God want you to do with your regrets instead? Admit your guilt. . . .Accept Christ’s forgiveness. . . .Forgive yourself, and focus on the future. - Rick Warren

33. What I like, I want right now. This capricious impatience is typical of children, but also of adults who have never really grown up. We may let slip one word or gesture too many, we may act on an impulse and then regret it. It is hard to control ourselves and to wait. On the other hand, whatever we have no desire to do, we put off. A plethora of studies have shown that self-regulation is connected with self-confidence, health, and success. - Piero Ferrucci

34. Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. - William de Witt Hyde

35. While you may want to say many things that are not positive, chances are that you will regret it later. Therefore, make sure to say what is on your mind using a method that allows the other person to leave the conversation with their self-worth still intact. - Eric Davenport

36. We limit ourselves through regret, hostility, and guilt. Yet none of this controls us. - Brian M. Heater


Best of Regret Quotes

1.
Regets are not inherited. Regrets are those elements of life that seek to undermine our enthusiasm and our willingness to assume a life filled with new discoveries and the attainment of goals. Let not your regets be your undoing but instead your vehicle to learn from what did not work. With every mistep or mistake comes the opportunity to rise above; to learn; and to achieve. - Byron Pulsifer
2.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. - George Halas
3.
Regret is a universal emotion. We all make wrong or foolish choices, or something or someone does something hurtful to us, and we regret it. - Dave Ferguson

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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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