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The other day i really hurt someone close to me. I was wondering if anyone knows a quote about regretting and being sorry that I could use or make me feel better. Thanks so much.

:Tracey
 
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It seems to me that it's this other person who you would want to make feel better. In any event, try these. If none of them work for you get in touch with me and I'll see what else I can find.


Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in Eternity.
William Blake (1757-1827)
~Auguries of Innocence~

Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow.
Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
~Follow Thy Fair Sun~

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
Pierre Corneille (1606-84)
~Polyeucte, I:3~

There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness when in misery.
Dante (1265-1321)
~Divine Comedy, Inferno, V~

(Adieu tristesse
Bonjour tristesse
Tu es inscrite dans les lignes du plafond.)
Farewell sadness
Good day sadness
You are written in the lines of the ceiling.
Paul Eluard (Eugene Grindel; 1895-1952)
~La Vie Immediate~

A moment of time may make us unhappy forever.
John Gay (1685-1732)
~The Beggar's Opera~

Tears such as angels weep, burst forth.
John Milton (1608-74)
~Paradise Lost, Bk.1~

Art thou weary, art thou languid, art thou sore distressed?
John Mason Neale (1818-66)
~Art Thou Weary?~

Line after line my gushing eyes o'erflow,
Led through a sad variety of woe.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
~Eloisa to Abelard~

It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-44)
~The Little Prince, Ch.7~

When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
~Hamlet, IV:5~

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
William Shakespeare
~Julius Caesar, III:2~

Down, thou climbing sorrow,
Thy element's below.
William Shakespeare
~King Lear, II:4~

This sorrow's heavenly,
It strikes where it doth love.
William Shakespeare
~Othello, V:2~

'Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)
~In Memoriam, CXIII~

My regret
Becomes an April violet,
And buds and blossoms like the rest.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
~In Memoriam, CXV~

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
~The Princess, IV~

It pains me greatly to know that I have brought such a great saddness upon you, my friend.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
~A personal letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, July 1940~

Ron
 
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"Live life,
Never Regret,
Always Forgive,
Never Forget."
~Kristina Mattox
 
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Yes you were right, I meant I wanted a quote to make this other person feel better, and all your replies really helped me out. If you have anymore, please let me know. Thanks for all your time.

:Tracey
 
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If I Had Known

If I had known what trouble you were bearing;
What griefs were in the silence of your face;
I would have been more gentle, and more caring,
And tried to give you gladness for a space.
I would have brought more warmth into the place,
If I had known.
If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;
(Why do we never try to understand?)
I would have lent a little friendship to you,
And slipped my hand within your hand,
And made your stay more pleasant in the land,
If I had known.

Mary Carolyn Davies

I'll see if I can find another one or two.

Ron
 
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To A Friend

You entered my life in a casual way,
And saw at a glance what I needed;
There were others who passed me or met me each day,
But never a one of them heeded.
Perhaps you were thinking of other folks more,
Or chance simply seemed to decree it;
I know there were many such chances before,
But the others - well, they didn't see it.

You said just the thing that I wished you would say,
And you made me believe that you meant it;
I held up my head in the old gallant way,
And resolved you should never repent it.
There are times when encouragement means such a lot,
And a word is enough to convey it;
There were others who could have, as easy as not -
But, just the same, they didn't say it.

There may have been someone who could have done more,
To help me along, though I doubt it;
What I needed was cheering, and always before
They had let me plod onward without it.
You helped to refashion the dream of my heart,
And made me turn eagerly to it;
There were others who might have (I question that part) -
But, after all, they didn't do it!

Grace Sticker Dawson

I read through the last one I was after by Kingsley, but it really didn't fit the situation.

Hope these help.

Ron
 
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