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Definition of Remorse


  1. The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or for the sins of one's past life.
  2. Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion.

Remorse Quotations

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
Gilbert Parker

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.
Monica Johnson

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
Jean Rostand

One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
Ogden Nash
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Remorse Translations

remorse in German is Gewissensbisse
remorse in Spanish is remordimiento