A Quote by Jean Rostand on certainty, errors, ideas, and regret

Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

Source: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.

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A Quote by James G. Blaine on regret


Nothing is so weakening as regret.

James G. Blaine

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on regret


I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on honor and regret

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on regret


To regret deeply is to live afresh.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on interest, regret, separation, and sorrow

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it come to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on acceptance, life, and regret

Accept life, and you must accept regret.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

Source: 1876

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on commitment, life, opportunity, and regret

The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by Hakuun Yasutani on reality and regret

Even though flowers fall, don't regret it. Even though weeds grow, don't hate them. Don't arouse the passions of attraction and repulsion, hating and loving. If only we don't arouse the passions, the falling of flowers and the growing of weeds as they are is manifest absolute reality.

Hakuun Yasutani (1885 - 1973)

Source: Flowers Fall, 1996, Translated by Paul Jaffe

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A Quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. on boldness, commitment, courage, decisions, discipline, enthusiasm, generosity, good, happiness, heart, honesty, improvement, life, love, loyalty, misery, modesty, money, people, persistence, possessions, power, quality,

1 Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2 Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3 Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4 Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5 Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6 Be generous. 7 Have a grateful heart. 8 Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9 Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10 Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11 Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12 Commit yourself to quality. 13 Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect. 14 Be loyal. 15 Be honest. 16 Be a self-starter. 17 Be decisive even it it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18 Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19 Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20 Take good care of those you love. 21 Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

H. Jackson Brown

Source: web site: Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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