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Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Carry the lessons, not the luggage.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
Do not dwell in the past, for your future needs you. Your past does not.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.
If you think about the long term then you can really make good life decisions that you won’t regret later.
Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one directionally, without regret or reservation.
When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.
I don’t have very many regrets, not because I lived a perfect life but because life is a bunch of rolling hills, not mountains, or speed bumps instead of stop signs, and so you come to a situation and it’s neither good or bad, it just is, and what it means to you is what’s your take on it. But the second part of the equation is what are you going to do about it. A lot of times I’m completely wrong, but all you do is back up and start over.
A life totally committed to God has nothing to fear, nothing to lose, nothing to regret.
I don’t regret anything. Everything happens for a reason-it’s part of the healing process. Life is a healing process.
Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.
Without courage we will simply accumulate a collection of good ideas and regrets.
To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
If we try and fail, we have temporary disappointments. But if we do not try at all, we have permanent regrets.
You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger.
If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Judgement comes from experience, and great judgement comes from bad experience.
There is nothing to regret, either for those who go, or for those who stay behind — only an inheritance of good accomplishment to be lived up to by those who carry a loving memory in their hearts.
One thing I can tell you for sure is this: we only regret what we don’t do in life.
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.
A man comes to measure his greatness by the regrets, envies and hatreds of his competitors.
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
I will never regret not denouncing apartheid.
Regrets will consume your life. Say yes now.