Best 113 of Remorse quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Connolly

You have to understand that only the very worst end up here: the ones whose anger made them kill, and who felt no sorrow or guilt after the act; those so obsessed with themselves that they turned their backs on the sufferings of others, and left them in pain; those whose greed meant that others starved and died. Such souls belong here, because they would find no peace elsewhere. In this place, they are understood. In this place, their faults have meaning. In this place, they belong.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Vasilios Karpos

Ingratitude is poison to the soul remorse is part of the diagnosis.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mary Shelley

The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in the excess of grief.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Southwell

I wealthiest am when richest in remorse.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sophie Swetchine

Repentance is accepted remorse.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Leif Enger

You can embark on new and steeper versions of your old sin, you know, and cry tears doing it that are genuine as any.

By Anonym 14 Sep

J. I. Packer

Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change.

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Irving

Mother's intentions were always sound, never muddy; I don't imagine that she troubled herself to feel very guilty. But the Rev. Mr. Merrill was a man who took to wallowing in guilt; his remorse, after all, was all he had to cling to-especially after his scant courage left him, and he was forced to acknowledge that he would never be brave enough to abandon his miserable wife and children for my mother. He would continue to torture himself, of course, with the insistent and self-destructive notion that he loved my mother. I suppose that his "love" of my mother was as intellectually detached from feeling and action as his "belief" was also subject to his immense capacity for remote and unrealistic interpretation. My mother was a healthier animal; when he said he wouldn't leave his family for her, she simply put him out of her mind and went on singing. But as incapable as he was of a heartfelt response to a real situation, the Rev. Mr. Merrill was tirelessly capable of thinking; he pondered and brooded and surmised and second-guessed my mother to death.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kathryn Hurn

How easily such a thing can become a mania, how the most normal and sensible of women once this passion to be thin is upon them, can lose completely their sense of balance and proportion and spend years dealing with this madness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Costner

I don't have a seller's remorse about how I've lived. I am cognizant of what I have done, and any of us could maybe draw the line better. But I've tried to live pretty fearlessly.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Cassandra Giovanni

I know I’m the one who has shattered the perfection that was our souls as one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nishikant

Chimerical words, the words were written, Some are wasted; some are still on the page, Tattered words, the words were written, Some are young, some are aged, Gloomy words, the words were written, Some are unspoken, some are told, Words were hurt, though they can heal, Words are breathless, though can feel, Words won hearts, words shattered hearts, Words lost battles, words won wars, Wars within, words had scars.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edna Hatlestad Hong

...a guilty suffering spirit is more open to grace than an apathetic or smug soul. Therefore, an age without a sense of sin, in which people are not even sorry for not being sorry for their sins, is in a serious predicament. Likewise an age with a Christianity so eager to forgive that it denies the need for forgiveness. For such an age, therefore, Lent can scarcely be too long!

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Kramer

She who follows another’s course, finds a sure path to her own remorse.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sylvain Reynard

Without guilt or remorse, shame was an empty emotion. Indeed, shame would not be shame.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Howard Pyle

Lo, God! I am Thy handiwork. I have sinned and have done great evil, yet I am still Thy handiwork, who hath made me what I am. So, though I may not undo that which I have done, yet I may, with Thy aid, do better hereafter than I have done heretofore.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nishikant

All she captures is a moment and what she calls it is a memory, Sometimes, it is assumptions that we use; all we need is a theory, Because you don’t know what is there in the future, And all you need is a vision to make a perfect picture. I feel that I have known you for a century, And whatever she calls is a memory.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Hubert Haddad

There will always remain more ashes than remorse.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Erik Pevernagie

When we cannot share our values any longer and our incipient intentions have become blurry, common understanding may turn into irredeemable misunderstanding. If the spirit of common perspectives and commitments has irreversibly been broken, we might patently drift down into suspicion, remorse or regret. As such, shared initiatives ought to be reasoned and well thought-out to avoid ‘understanding’ becoming ‘misunderstanding’ and ‘hope’ breaking down into ‘heartbreak’. ("The unbreakable code " )

By Anonym 20 Sep

Warren Wiersbe

Wiersbe suggests that a distinction can be made between regret, remorse and repentance. Regret is that activity of the mind (intellect) that causes us to say, “Why did I do that?” Remorse touches us a little deeper causing us to feel disgust and pain (involving both the intellect and the heart), but not causing us to change our ways. True repentance brings in the third aspect of our minds – our will. To truly repent one must have a change of will. “Godly sorrow” is the catalyst that brings us to true repentance. [Warren Wiersbe, Be Reverent, p. 149.] By Carey Dillinger From Expository Files 11.6; June 2004

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matthew J. Hefti

Oh God, what do we do?" "Do?" Levi said, looking oddly triumphant, like his plans for the night had finally materialized, Like he had been hoping for some disaster like this to happen so he didn't have to be bored anymore. Like even a dying girl in his bathtub was better than calling his mother to confirm that his grandfather actually was dead, and that what he had heard on the answering machine wasn't a mere auditory hallucination. "We save her, of course.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Emma Cline

I paid bills and bought groceries and got my eyes checked while the days crumbled away like debris from a cliff face. Life a continuous backing away from the edge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Juvenal

Remorse is the fruit of crime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ogden Nash

Remorse is violent dyspepsia of the mind.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

How did I learn empathy? I learned it while suffering. How did I learn about karma? Because it came back to me and I deserved it. I now know when any hurt I experience is due to circumstances outside of my control, karma, or self-imposed consequences for foolish choices. I do feel justice is served if karma humbles someone who needs it, and as anyone who has been wronged can attest, what they seem to want most is for the offending party to experience how it feels and to know in that moment exactly what they did to someone else and to be filled with remorse and hopefully, repentance.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Veronica Rossi

I don't think that incident necessarily defines you as bad. I think it makes you human. And I believe you would have stopped yourself. I think that's what makes a person good. Not that you make mistakes, but that you recognize them. You feel remorse for them. You want to correct them and do better.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thomm Quackenbush

I preach best from a point of penance.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Grace Willows

We cannot see love yet its nurturing warmth is the essence of our being and sorrow can touch our very soul. For remorse is like a ripple on the ocean, once given it remains only in the heart of the receiver. Believe in Yourself by Grace Willows

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rachel Haimowitz

How could he have abandoned—no, shoved away the most important person in the world to him? The one person in the world to whom he, in turn, was also most important? God, he was a monster.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mary Shelley

It is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace. The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Li Kunwu

Celui qui, jadis, détruisit dans l'insouciance de la jeunesse tant et tant de merveilles donnerait tellement aujourd'hui pour retrouver quelques-uns seulement de ces objets merveilleux qui portaient notre histoire.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Julian Barnes

And so, for the first time, I began to feel a more general remorse—a feeling somewhere between self-pity and self-hatred—about my whole life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dianna Hardy

I was a coward. I've been a coward. So have you. We've both got blood on our hands. We're not the heroes who saved the world, we're the villains who survived it. I've made my peace with that. You should, too, because guilt is a weight you'll never swim away from.

By Anonym 16 Sep

H D Howard

Do what needs to be done today so tomorrow will have no regrets .

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ken Goldstein

Time was imperfect, but if redirected to positive ends, it would mend some remorse.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Emile Zola

His remorse was purely physical. Only his body, strained nerves, and cowering flesh were afraid of the drowned man. Conscience played no part in his terrors, and he had not the slightest regret about killing Camille; in his moments of calm, when the spectre was not present, he would have committed the murder over again had he thought his interests required it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Remorse weeps tears of blood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Shakespeare

Th abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Fred Van Lente

The Punisher: If there are no consequences to your mistakes...there are no reason not to make them...

By Anonym 14 Sep

Friedrich Nietzsche

Not to be cowardly when it comes to our own actions! Not to leave them in the lurch!--The sting of conscience is indecent.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Cassandra Giovanni

God has broken me in every way possible. I spent a year not caring, a year trying to figure out what I'd done to deserve it. and a year trying to make it right.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Craig Wright

Everything since the beginning of time was working together to make my happiness possible: and then you. You walked into the audiovisual lab in your flannel shirt...and you fucked it up! You fucked everything up! Do you understand that? Because of you, the entire universe is ruined...forever!" --Kari, The Pavilion

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dianna Hardy

Whether man or beast, the secrets you kept in the fathoms of your heart always held you to ransom.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mary Shelley

I shall die. I shall no longer feel the agonies which now consume me, or be the prey of feelings unsatisfied, yet unquenched ... Some years ago, when the images which this world affords first opened upon me, when I felt the cheering warmth of summer, and heard the rustling of the leaves and the chirping of the birds, and these were all to me, I should have wept to die; now it is my only consolation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Blake

Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Cowper

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Smiley

Daddy thinks history starts fresh every day, every minute, that time itself begins with the feelings he’s having right now. That’s how he keeps betraying us, why he roars at us with such conviction. We have to stand up to that, and say, at least to ourselves, that what he’s done before is still with us, still right here in this room until there’s true remorse. Nothing will be right until there’s that.” “He looks so, sort of, weakened.” “Weakened is not enough. Destroyed isn’t enough. He’s got to repent and feel humiliation and regret. I won’t be satisfied until he knows what he is.” "Do we know what we are?" "We know we aren’t him. We know that to that degree we don’t yet deserve the lowest circle of hell.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alexander The Great

Holy shadows of the dead, I am not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions. [Addressing the dead Hellenes of the Battle of Chaeronea]

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Polluted by crimes, and torn by the bitterest remorse, where can I find rest but in death?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jon Ronson

Feeling no remorse must be a blessing when all you have are your memories