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It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.

Tags: Deep, Parliament  ✍ Author: Henry Addington

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Tags: Behind, Leave  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

I regret losing certain women, but it was always my fault.

Tags: Losing, Women  ✍ Author: Scott Baio

Somebody asked me what do you regret. I said, well I was offered the role of Maverick in 'Top Gun' and I turned it down.

Tags: Gun, Said  ✍ Author: Scott Baio

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.

Tags: Done, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.

Tags: System, Talent  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.

Tags: Correct, Looking  ✍ Author: John C. Calhoun

I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky.

Tags: Lucky, Took  ✍ Author: Jeanne Calment

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.

Tags: Life, Lonely  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.

Tags: Forward, Pain  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake.

Tags: Making, Mistake  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

The biggest regret I have about 'Rubicon' is that we didn't end it. Sometimes you do these shows and you don't have the opportunity to get closure. Stories are supposed to have a beginning, middle and an end.

Tags: End, Sometimes  ✍ Author: James Badge Dale

My biggest regret is that I didn't teach my two children how to speak Spanish.

Tags: Children, Speak  ✍ Author: Henry Darrow

It is possible that a scientific discovery will be made that humans will later regret because it has awful consequences. The problem is, we probably would not know in advance and, once the discovery is made, it cannot be undiscovered.

Tags: Cannot, Problem  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.

Tags: Business, Enemy  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I don't keep it secret that I live with my partner Gio. I'm very proud of my gayness. But there is lots I wouldn't want the press to write about me... it is a matter of regret that being gay is the most interesting thing about me.

Tags: Gay, Proud  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

I rarely come away from presenting the 'Today' programme without some sense of regret. There is always some question that I should have asked, or some point that I should have made. This is annoying but not surprising. Perfection is hard to achieve in a three-hour live programme.

Tags: Hard, Today  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

Tags: Age, Struggle  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed.

Tags: Allowed, Proceed  ✍ Author: Bernard Ebbers

I love meeting 'the Odd Man Out' - like fans of 'Baywatch' who regret, as I do, that Tower 12 Productions didn't put nearly as much energy into writing and directing the show as they put into photographing and editing it.

Tags: Love, Writing  ✍ Author: Nicole Eggert

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.

Tags: Money, Movies  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.

Tags: Sum  ✍ Author: Adolf Eichmann

Think of your pension and start saving. Like my father, I have been a spendthrift, and I regret that.

Tags: Father, Start  ✍ Author: Britt Ekland

That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it.

Tags: School, Time  ✍ Author: Shawn Fanning

I lost my moral compass and I have done terrible things that I very much regret.

Tags: Done, Lost  ✍ Author: Andrew Fastow
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I still regret that I never played soccer in high school. I chose basketball over soccer.

Tags: Basketball, School  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

Sometimes I wish I never found the Internet. Sometimes I regret getting a laptop and Wi-Fi for logging into the Internet because it is such a distraction. If you have any addictive personality, the Internet will magnify it.

Tags: Sometimes, Wish  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be.

Tags: Children, Human  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.

Tags: After, Friends  ✍ Author: Marguerite Gardiner

My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets - Atkins, cleanses, the hCG diet.

Tags: Body, Diet  ✍ Author: Jennie Garth

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Nathan Hale

I really didn't feed off the whole Olympic experience at all, and I regret that from an athletic perspective, and also from a personal experience. I feel like I missed out, so I'm not going to do that this time.

Tags: Experience, Time  ✍ Author: Ryan Hall

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.

Tags: Pleasure, Quit  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.

Tags: Hurt, Past  ✍ Author: Jimi Hendrix

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.

Tags: Sense, Stupid  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

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.

Tags: Crazy, Perfect  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

I regret the times I've been mean to people... It's fine to pick on people who can defend themselves and deserve it. Some people don't deserve to be picked on who I picked on, so I don't do it anymore.

Tags: Mean, Themselves  ✍ Author: Don Imus

I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.

Tags: Happen, President  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.

Tags: Feelings, Life  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

When I'm feeling down on myself or not feeling good about who I am, or maybe something happened and I'm feeling depressed, I eat to fill that void. Afterwards I'll beat myself up about it. I regret doing it, but I'll turn around and do it again.

Tags: Feeling, Good  ✍ Author: Janet Jackson

The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.

Tags: Great, Past  ✍ Author: Mick Jagger

'None of Your Business.' It's the only Salt-N-Pepa song that I regret.

Tags: Business, Song  ✍ Author: Cheryl James

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

Tags: Age, Single  ✍ Author: Henry James

Ronald Reagan felt very great regret about the deficits to which he contributed on his watch.

Tags: Felt, Great  ✍ Author: Al Jardine

I used to suffer from a lot of regret while touring. Regret at having to leave certain places, people and situations, or just a beautiful day.

Tags: Beautiful, Used  ✍ Author: Kiri Te Kanawa

Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.

Tags: Moment, Reality  ✍ Author: Alphonse Karr

It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help.

Tags: Education, Help  ✍ Author: John Keegan

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.

Tags: Advice, Friendly  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

Were it not better to forget than to remember and regret?

Tags: Forget, Remember  ✍ Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I regret those times when I've chosen the dark side. I've wasted enough time not being happy.

Tags: Happy, Time  ✍ Author: Jessica Lange

I do not regret one moment of my life.

Tags: Life, Moment  ✍ Author: Lillie Langtry

Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.

Tags: Forget, Life  ✍ Author: Jonathan Larson

If Alibaba cannot become a Microsoft or Wal-Mart, I will regret it for the rest of my life.

Tags: Cannot, Life  ✍ Author: Jack Ma

When I am in the Scottish Parliament chamber, I often feel the need to sit for the entire debate. It's only courteous to listen to what everyone has to say, although I often find myself desperate to say something but too scared to stand up in case I regret it.

Tags: Everyone, Often  ✍ Author: Margo MacDonald

My biggest regret is rolling in regret. It is best to pick yourself up , dust yourself off and move on.

Tags: Best, Yourself  ✍ Author: Andie MacDowell

I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.

Tags: Fair, Full  ✍ Author: James Madison

Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot.

Tags: Often, Politics  ✍ Author: John Major

I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.

Tags: Enough, Sick  ✍ Author: John Major

I don't have a shred of regret about entering the exchange-rate mechanism.

Tags: Mechanism, Shred  ✍ Author: John Major

I have no tattoos that I regret - I have had some that I have had changed according to how my life was.

Tags: Changed, Life  ✍ Author: Nas

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.

Tags: Morning, Night  ✍ Author: Ogden Nash

We believe that the vote would have been close. We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to veto by a permanent member, the vote-counting became a secondary consideration.

Tags: Face, Vote  ✍ Author: John Negroponte

I had the benefit of experiencing a hundred times more than the average kid. I don't look back with regret at all. It was the best life ever.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: Corin Nemec

I have questioned myself about the brutality in the last few novels. Actually in 'The Leopard,' in hindsight, I feel I went a little bit too far with screaming blood. There are a couple of scenes that I regret and wish I had the chance to rewrite. 'Phantom' has less blood.

Tags: Chance, Wish  ✍ Author: Jo Nesbo

One of the things I regret is that too often in our society a person's whole identity is shaped by their sexuality, or by their sexual orientation. In good Catholic eyes, a person's sexual orientation does not matter.

Tags: Good, Society  ✍ Author: Vincent Nichols

Every comedian dreams of hosting 'The Tonight Show' and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second.

Tags: Dreams, Love  ✍ Author: Conan O\'Brien

Those who give of themselves rarely regret it.

Tags: Give, Themselves  ✍ Author: Marvin Olasky

The tattooed nation will live to regret this voluntary disfigurement.

Tags: Nation, Voluntary  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

Consequently, I won just about everything I set out to win, everything bar the World Cup, of course. But even now, I don't regret that, because I was part of a team which twice reached the semi-finals.

Tags: Team, Win  ✍ Author: Michel Patini

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Tags: Discipline, Pain  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.

Tags: Age, Love  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

With all of their benefits, and there are many, one of the things I regret about e-books is that they have taken away the necessity of trawling foreign bookshops or the shelves of holiday houses to find something to read. I've come across gems and stinkers that way, and both can be fun.

Tags: Away, Fun  ✍ Author: J. K. Rowling

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Tags: Best, Change  ✍ Author: Rita Rudner

Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Tags: Best, Simply  ✍ Author: Rita Rudner

The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.

Tags: Read, Time  ✍ Author: Francoise Sagan

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?

Tags: Heart, Struggle  ✍ Author: George Sand

My greatest regret is selling my company.

Tags: Company, Greatest  ✍ Author: Vidal Sassoon

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.

Tags: Friends, Success  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Do I regret taking the company public? Yes and no. Yes, because it put us under enormous pressure for a young company to go public at that point in its history, something you never could have done in the old days.

Tags: Done, History  ✍ Author: Al-Waleed bin Talal

My part had three lines. I said, 'You look wonderful, sir,' three times. All my friends said, 'Do not take that role - and do not understudy. You'll regret it the rest of your life.' I did both of those things, and I've never regretted it once.

Tags: Friends, Life  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Tambor

I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.

Tags: Done, Friends  ✍ Author: Zachary Taylor

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

Tags: Regrets, Sad  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

I think the beauty looks I most regret are those I was persuaded into.

Tags: Beauty, Looks  ✍ Author: Dita Von Teese

I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal; but of late it appears that some men are born slaves, and I regret that they are not black, so all the world might know them.

Tags: Black, Men  ✍ Author: Benjamin F. Wade

I expend far too much of my maternal energies on guilt and regret.

Tags: Far, Guilt  ✍ Author: Ayelet Waldman

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.

Tags: History, Regrets  ✍ Author: Charles Dudley Warner

If I am no longer disturbed myself, I will deal less with disturbed people, but I don't regret having concerned myself with them because I think most of us are disturbed.

Tags: Deal, Less  ✍ Author: Tennessee Williams

I don't regret any of the musical decisions I have made.

Tags: Decisions, Musical  ✍ Author: Dwight Yoakam

A certain recluse, I know not who, once said that no bonds attached him to this life, and the only thing he would regret leaving was the sky.

Tags: Him, Life  ✍ Author: Thom Yorke

Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.

Tags: Often, Perfection  ✍ Author: Emile Zola

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.

Tags: Life, Perfect  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that.

Tags: History, Science  ✍ Author: Gillian Anderson

I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.

Tags: Change, Life  ✍ Author: Gillian Anderson

People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret.

Tags: Afraid, End  ✍ Author: Laurie Anderson

I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen.

Tags: Happen, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Keren Ann

I do think it's important to live in the present because in that way you won't be living in a state of regret.

Tags: Living, State  ✍ Author: Francesca Annis

I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: Francesca Annis

But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.

Tags: Human, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Archer

I've always been pleased with the investments I've made with my friend Albert Frere and I regret not having followed him more, because I would have been a lot richer.

Tags: Friend, Him  ✍ Author: Bernard Arnault

That's it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane's Addiction experiment is at an end.

Tags: Addiction, End  ✍ Author: Eric Avery
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