Regret: (mourn...sorrow...grief... )

Get beyond love and grief; exist for the good of man. --- Ha Gakure

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. --- George Sand 1804

I like life. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. --- Agatha Christie 1856

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart. --- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

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 1888

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. --- Chinese Proverb xxxx

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor in complaining about the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life. --- Anatole France 1844

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 Harris 1917

To dream the impossible dream, To fight the unbeatable foe, To bear with unbearable sorrow, To run where the brave dare not go, To right the unrightable wrong, To love, pure and chaste, from afar, To try when your arms are too weary, To reach the unreachable star, This is my quest, to follow that star, No matter how hopeless, no matter how far, To fight for the right without question or pause, To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause. --- Impossible Dream

What's gone and what's past help should be past grief. --- William Shakespeare 1564

Quotes shared with you by WWW.HappyOtter.Com in exchange for 1 Random Act of Kindness.
Please email a brief description of your act of kindness to Kindness@HappyOtter.Com

Main Quote List