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40 Regret Quotes About Living Life To The Fullest

40 Regret Quotes About Living Life To The Fullest

All of us want to love life and live without regrets, but it's not always possible. The worst thing you could do to yourself is live with regrets, but sometimes it's just part of the experience. You don't want to miss out on doing new things or taking chances in life that would have made you happy or given you the change to make your life better.

It's important to take chances when you can. Do what you think would make you happy because the worst that could happen is it doesn't work out and you move on. But if you don't take a chance and you miss out, you'll live with those regrets forever.

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I recently watched a movie called Yes Man. It was about a man who was living a repetitive life that was boring and never changed. Same routine every day, every hour with no change and nothing happening. Anytime anyone invited him to do anything, he turned it down because he would rather have a pity party for himself and not deal with whatever negativity might be out in the world to make his life worse. Little did he know, he was the person making his life worse by holding himself back. In the movie, the main character eventually made the decision to turn his life around and started saying "yes" to everything asked of him or offered his way. He got taken advantage of at first but then it started turning into a good thing and he got so many adventures and cool experiences out of it. He met the love of his life, he learned how to fly a plane, he took trips to cool places. He lived life to the fullest because he was willing to live with no regrets.

This might be an excessive example — there are definitely times when we should say no to things — but the point is, have fun! Live your life and don’t be too afraid to do something just because of ‘what ifs’ that’s not enjoying life. It’s so much more worth it to take a chance and most likely get a good experience out of it and a good story to tell if nothing else. Don’t have regrets, or you’ll regret your regrets.

Have you ever regretted anything in your life? Take a look at these regret quotes and brutally honest quotes about living life to the fullest to help give you the courage to live your life without fear of regret.

1. Don't be the one making that stupid mistake.

“There's always that one stupid mistake that changes everything." — Unknown

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2. There are no coincidences.

“Don't live life with regrets and make every minute count because everything happens for a reason.” — Unknown

3. Don't be dumb.

“Thinking before acting is wisdom but acting before thinking is regret." — Unknown

4. Take the chance.

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take." — Unknown

5. Let your heart heal.

“Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows." — Unknown

6. Time means something, remember that.

“Our biggest asset is time. Yet, we waste it on regrets. Here's to living a life worth each moment.” — Unknown

7. Making mistakes is okay.

“The only things one never regrets are one's mistakes." — Unknown

8. Don't let fear rule your life.

“Fear is temporary. Regret is forever." — Unknown

9. Don't punish yourself unnecessarily.

“Regret is a form of punishment itself." — Unknown

10. You'll never regret being happy.

“Never regret anything that made you smile." — Unknown

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11. Miss moving on.

“No more regrets. No turning back. I'm moving on!" — Unknown

12. Learn from your mistakes.

“There are no regrets in life, just lessons." — Jennifer Aniston

13. Lost love is regrettable.

“I may have lost someone who didn't love me, but you lost someone who truly loved you." — Unknown

14. Protecting yourself is essential.

“I wish I could go back to the day I met you and just walk away." — Unknown

15. Don't wait until it's too late.

“Regrets are illuminations come too late." — Unknown

16. Regret nothing.

“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 good for wallowing in." — Unknown

17. There is nothing that can replace that feeling.

“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." — Alfred Lord Tennyson

18. Forgive and forget.

“Never regret, always forget, but never forget to learn from your regrets." — Unknown

19. You've grown because of your regrets.

“There are always going to be things you look back on and wish you did differently but those very choices made you exactly who you are today." — Unknown

20. You have to put in the effort too.

“You can't blame someone for walking away if you didn't do anything to make them stay." — Unknown

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21. Regrets are inevitable.

“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets." — Arthur Miller

22. The only thing worse than change is no change.

“Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, know what's even scarier? Regret." — Unknown

23. Don't let you dreams die.

“A man is not old until regrets take place of dreams." — Unknown

24. Live your life to the fullest.

“Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear." — Unknown

25. Don't be stupid.

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

26. Stop worrying about what others think.

“Seriously, it does not matter what others think." — Unknown

27. There should never be anything to regret. You'll always gain something.

“Never regret a day in your life, 'good days give you joy while bad days give you experience'. Both are important for a successful life." — Unknown

28. Some people have to make mistakes multiple times to learn from them.

“Do I regret it? Yes. Would I do it again? Probably." — Unknown

29. Don't live life like a fool.

“I'm holding on to something that used to be there hoping it will come back, knowing it won't." — Unknown

30. At least you're putting yourself.

“I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven't." — Lucille Ball

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31. It's in the past.

“Regrets are idle, yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently." — Charles Dudley Warner

32. Or you just didn't think before you acted.

“Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.” — Unknown

33. Love others.

“No regrets, just love." — Unknown

34. Those little regrets are understandable.

“I regret leaving my phone on 'silent' when I can't find it." — Unknown

35. Don't let them go.

“That feeling of regret when time passes and you realize you've let the wrong person go." — Unknown

36. To each their own.

“Regrets are as personal as fingerprints." — Unknown

37. Don't miss out on life experiences.

“You'll only regret the chances you didn't take, relationships you were afraid to have, and the decisions you waited too long to make." — Unknown

38. Travel while you can.

“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets." — Unknown

39. Don't apologize for being you.

“I'm sorry, I say, I didn't give you everything you wanted. I wasn't everything you wanted. You were everything I wanted." — Kaul Hart Hemmings

40. Leave it in the past.

"Some people are best left in the past, along with your mistakes and regrets." — Unknown

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Hayley Small is a writer who focuses on pop culture, religion and relationship topics.