A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on regret and time

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 J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Steve Perry on learning, life, reality, regret, sleep, and surprises

He had regrets, of course, but not so many that he would lose any sleep over them. Life surprised him now and then and he didn't much care for surprises, unless he was passing them out. But - what was to be done? You had to deal with the reality, he had learned that over the years, no matter how much you didn't like it

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Rachel Peden on day, disillusionment, philosophy, regret, and serenity

The serene philosophy of the pink rose is steadying. Its fragrant, delicate petals open fully and are ready to fall, without regret or disillusion, after only a day in the sun. It is so every summer. One can almost hear their pink, fragrant murmur as they settle down upon the grass: 'Summer, summer, it will always be summer.'

Rachel Peden

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A Quote by Publilius Syrus on regret, silence, and speech

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Publilius Syrus (fl. 1st Cent. BC -)

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A Quote by Nathan Hale on country, life, and regret

On the gallows: I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776)

Source: Last Words, Attributed

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on regret


The only conquests that are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on ignorance and regret

The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey on intention, laughter, learning, love, play, and regret

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Continue to learn. Play with abandon. Choose with no regret. Laugh! Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.

Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on age, learning, regret, and work

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on bravery, death, dreams, happiness, home, regret, and sacrifice

Return to Shaoshan I regret the passing, the dying, of the vague dream: my native orchards thirty-two years ago. Yet red banners roused the serfs, who seized three-pronged lances when the warlords raised whips in their black hands. We were brave and sacrifice was easy and we asked the sun, the moon, to alter the sky. Now I see a thousand waves of beans and rice and am happy. In the evening haze heroes are coming home. June 25, 1959

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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