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Regret is not a proactive feeling. It is situated in disappointment, sorrow, even remorse. It merely wishes things were different without an act to cause a difference. However, repentance is different. Repentance is an admission of, hatred of, and turning away from sin before God.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
Psychopaths view any social exchange as a 'feeding opportunity,' a contest or a test of wills in which there can be only one winner. Their motives are to manipulate and take, ruthlessly and without remorse.
Robert D. Hare
Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse.
Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
Repentance is accepted remorse.
Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.
William C. Bryant
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it.
Thomas a Kempis
Remorse is the pain of sin.
Each life is unique. But for all, repentance will surely include passing through the portal of humble prayer. Our Father in Heaven can allow us to feel fully the conviction of our sins. He knows the depths of our remorse. He can then direct what we must do to qualify for forgiveness.
Henry B. Eyring
On the throne, one has many worries; and remorse is the one that weighs the least.
Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of days it'd die of remorse on the third.
Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?
In the Age of the Almighty Computer, drones are the perfect warriors. They kill without remorse, obey without kidding around, and they never reveal the names of their masters.
I don't have a seller's remorse about how I've lived.
I cannot show remorse because I do not believe I am guilty.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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