Loss and Regret Quotes


Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

This is not a love story. It is my life, and as such, there is love, loss, war, death, and sacrifice. It's about things that needed to be done and choices made. I regret nothing. Ann Aguirre

Time is given us that we may take care for eternity; and eternity will not be too long to regret the loss of our time if we have misspent it. Francois Fenelon

There are two types of pain. There is the pain of loss, which you can recover. And then, there is the pain of regret which never goes away. Donovin Darius

In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all sorrow, all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter disillusionment are self-made Kathleen Norris

Emotionally, grief is a mixture of raw feelings such as sorrow, anguish, anger, regret, longing, fear, and deprivation. Grief may be experienced physically as exhaustion, emptiness, tension, sleeplessness, or loss of appetite. Judy Tatelbaum

It is seldom that minds long exercised in business have formed any habits of conversing with themselves, and in the loss of power they principally regret the want of occupation. Edward Gibbon

We all have to learn to live with our losses, and to use our regrets to spur us on in the future. John Christopher

Happiness is a garden walled with glass: there's no way in or out. In Paradise there are no stories, because there are no journeys. It's loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road. Margaret Atwood

To lovers of the long and intricate history of language the disuse and final death of certain words is a matter of regret. Yet every age bears witness to the inevitableness of such loss. Mary Ellen Chase

The real proof of spiritual poverty is to patiently endure the loss of worldly goods and without any regret when it pleases our heavenly Father that we should be despoiled of them. John Calvin

I understood finally that the thing I should have feared most was not loss, but never loving. The price for safety was the regret I felt at this moment. And yet I would have to live with it for the rest of my life Lisa Kleypas

A state of skepticism and suspense may amuse a few inquisitive minds. But the practice of superstition is so congenial to the multitude that, if they are forcibly awakened, they still regret the loss of their pleasing vision. Edward Gibbon

It's easier to forget the past if nothing ever reminds you of those leathery old scars that can never again feel any loss or pain; the old wounds must be kept open if you are going to remember their cause and regret their occurrence. Peter Robinson

If a Chinese plane landed at Los Angeles Airport having just bought down an American military plane, he wouldn't be permitted to leave the next day. So then we developed a framework which should have been acceptable as a concept to the Chinese, namely to express regret for the loss of life and maintain our position that we had a right to fly these missions. Henry A Kissinger

Regret is... an unavoidable result of any loss, for in loss we lose the tomorrow that we needed to make right our yesterday or today. Gerald Lawson Sittser

It is better to repent a sin than regret the loss of a pleasure. Oscar Wilde

Time is man's most precious asset. All men neglect it; all regret the loss of it; nothing can be done without it. Voltaire

I found myself sitting at the computer, and I thought I was going to write a kind of simple nostalgic story about two boys and their love of kite fighting. But stories have a will of their own, and this one turned out to be this dark tale about betrayal, loss, regret. The short story which was about 25 pages long sat around for a couple of years. Khaled Hosseini

We now talk of our killed and wounded. There is however a very happy feeling. Those who escape regret of course the loss of comrades and friends, but their own escape and safety to some extent modifies their feelings. Rutherford B Hayes



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