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Each Mistake Is an Opportunity to Learn: 28 No Regrets Quotes for Moving On

by Lois Earles

We all know it — that awful feeling of disappointment, sorrow, and remorse about something we wish turned out differently. However, nothing good ever comes from crying over spilled milk, so it is important to learn how to deal with regret. This is where these no regrets quotes come in quite handy.

There are many things and decisions in my life I wish I could just “delete”. Unfortunately, that is not possible. However, once I learned how to turn every bad experience or a wrong decision into a lesson, regret became a thing of the past. After all, even if you did do something wrong, it doesn’t mean all is lost. If you’ve learned anything from it, it can’t be a complete failure, right?

Our mistakes are a part of who we are. Instead of dwelling on them, you can use them to make better choices in the future. But, where to start?

To help you with that, I’ve selected some of the best no regrets quotes. Use them as a source of inspiration and encouragement. They will help you accept your mistakes, move on, and learn how to lead a life without regret.

No Regrets Quotes to Help You Move On

#1. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” — Victoria Holt

#2. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” — Jennifer Anniston

#3. “I have no regrets because I know I did my best — all I could do.” — Midori Ito

#4. “Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.” — Basil Rathbone

#5. “Don’t regret knowing the people who came into your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad ones give you experience. The worst ones give you lessons and the best people give you memories.” — Zig Ziglar

#6.  “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.” — Katherine Mansfield

#7. “Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.” — Hilary Clinton

#8. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell

#9. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” — Roy T. Bennet

#10. “Sometimes a “mistake” can end up being the best decision you ever made.” — Mandy Hale

How to Live with No Regrets Quotes

#11. “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” ― Steve Maraboli

#12. “Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.” — Aaron Lauritsen

#13. “Don’t wait until your dreams become your regrets.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

#14. “We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging, to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.” — Joe Vitale

#15. “There’s always failure. And there’s always a disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.” ― Michael J. Fox

#16. “Be wise today so you don’t cry tomorrow.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri

#17. “When we live each day with kindness, compassion, and communicative love, there is no business left unfinished. There are no regrets or words we should have said, but didn’t. There is no need for closure or forgiveness or apology of any kind.” ― Tyler Henry

#18. “Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets” — Henry A. Kissinger

#19. “Self-reflection is a much kinder teacher than regret is. Prioritize yourself by making a habit of it.” ― Andrena Sawyer

#20. “Work hard, do your best, live the truth, trust yourself, have some fun…and you’ll have no regrets.” — Byrd Bagget

#21. “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.” — Katherine Mansfield

No Regrets Quotes to Inspire You

#22. “I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.“ — Ingrid Bergman

#22. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball

#24. “I’m living with every step. I can’t live with regret. The past is the past. I’m not worried about it. I can’t change it. I can’t fix it. It is what it is. I’m just living.” — Ryan Sheckler

#25. “I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.” — Queen Latifah

#26. “There’s no point in regretting things. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. Life’s too short to worry about things I’ve said.” — Robbie Williams

#27. “At the end of the day let there be no regrets, only a desire to do more tomorrow than you did today.” — Noel Dejesus

#28. “Never look back and regret, look back and smile at what you have learned.” — Michelle C. Ustaszeski


Hopefully, these no regrets quotes will help you as much as they helped me. At different points in your life, you will surely regret something you did, or even worse, something you didn’t do. However, you need to learn how to move on and use the experience to create a brighter future for yourself.

So, next time you stumble, don’t wallow in regret. Instead, learn something from your mistakes. In time, you will realize that those “wrong decisions” maybe weren’t so wrong and that they helped you become a better person.

Don’t let your mistakes define you or limit you. Learn from them and do better next time. In the end, always remember — rise after every fall, dust yourself off, and move on with your head held high.

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