regret

A Quote by Katherine Mansfield on regret, no regret, and wallowing

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 for wallowing in.

Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by D. J. Rees on past, regret, possibility, motivation, and growth

Why is it, we focus so strongly on what has happened, rather than what CAN happen? Do we do this for ourselves? Do we do this TO ourselves? I want to move from where I am, not back from where I was.

D. J. Rees

Contributed by: DJ

A Quote by Sakyong Mipham on regret, service, and intention

It is said that if our intention is to help others--even if we are unable to follow it through--we will never have any regret. Regret is a result of trying to make "me" happy.

Sakyong Mipham

Source: Ruling Your World : Ancient Strategies For Modern Life, Pages: 60

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on action, defeat, failure, fear, losing, mistakes, quality, regret, respect, and suffering

When a man has fulfilled all four of these requisites-to be wide awake, to have fear, respect, and absolute assurance-there are no mistakes for which he will have to account; under such conditions his actions lose the blundering quality of the acts of a fool. If such a man fails, or suffers a defeat, he will have lost only a battle, and there will be no pitiful regrets over that.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on fear, knowledge, mistakes, regret, respect, and war

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on challenge, good, knowledge, life, regret, and path

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power, Pages: <URL>

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on achievement, belief, commitment, dreams, life, mountains, regret, reward, and testing

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Woody Allen on life and regret

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William George Jordan on attitude, courage, day, dignity, inspiration, learning, life, mistakes, performance, purpose, regret, satisfaction, soul, strength, time, and tolerance

Life is simply time given to man to learn how to live. Mistakes are always part of learning. The real dignity of life consists in cultivating a fine attitude towards our own mistakes and those of others. It is the fine tolerance of a fine soul. Man becomes great, not through never making mistakes, but by profiting by those he does make; by being satisfied with a single rendition of a mistake, not encoring it into a continuous performance; by getting from it the honey of new, regenerating inspiration with no irritating sting of morbid regret; by building better to-day because of his poor yesterday; and by rising with renewed strength, finer purpose and freshened courage every time he falls.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, pp. 22-23.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Henry on men, regret, silence, and words

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.

William Henry (1729 - 1786)

Contributed by: Zaady

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