Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.
Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released – to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It’s the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
I’ve gone back and forth the last few days trying to decide whether or not I should even write this. In the end, I realized I would regret it if I didn’t, so here it goes. I know the last time we saw each other, we weren’t exactly hitting the sweetest notes-certain wasn’t the way I wanted the trip to end. I suppose I’m responsible and for that, I’m sorry. But in all honestly, if I had the chance, I’d do it again. Virginia said I left a stranger and came back a husband; I owe that to you. There’s no way I can repay you for all you’ve done for me, so rather than try, I’m just going to ask you to do something else for me-find the joy in your life. You once said you’re not everyone. Well, that’s true-you’re certainly not everyone, but everyone is everyone. My pastor always says our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life, Edward.
My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Everything in life is luck.
Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White
I do not regret one moment of my life.
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I love life because what more is there.
No, I’m not kiddin’ you, Will. That’s why I’m not talkin’ right now about some girl I saw at a bar twenty years ago and how I always regretted not going over and talking to her. I don’t regret the 18 years I was married to Nancy. I don’t regret the six years I had to give up counseling when she got sick. And I don’t regret the last years when she got really sick. And I sure as hell don’t regret missin’ the damn game. That’s regret.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
I’m mature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno
It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks.