„It's better to regret what you have done than what you haven't.“

—  Paul Arden

Quelle: Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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Paul Arden1
1940 - 2008

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„If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.“

—  Mikhail Gorbachev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1931

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„I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.“

—  Lucille Ball American actress and businesswoman 1911 - 1989

Variante: I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.

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Billy Graham (wrestler) Foto

„I am the women's pet, the men's regret. What you see is what you get. And what you don't see is better yet.“

—  Billy Graham (wrestler) American professional wrestler, american football player, bodybuilder 1943

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„If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.“

—  Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937

Attributed by Ben Weiximann, "Top 15 Funniest Lou Holtz Quotes" http://bleacherreport.com/articles/59377-top-15-funniest-lou-holtz-quotes/, TheBleacherReport.com.
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„I have given my life to writing without regret, except when I consider what in my work I might have done better.“

—  Bernard Malamud American author 1914 - 1986

Address at Bennington College (30 October 1984) as published in "Reflections of a Writer: Long Work, Short Life" in The New York Times (20 March 1988)
Kontext: I have written almost all my life. My writing has drawn, out of a reluctant soul, a measure of astonishment at the nature of life. And the more I wrote well, the better I felt I had to write.
In writing I had to say what had happened to me, yet present it as though it had been magically revealed. I began to write seriously when I had taught myself the discipline necessary to achieve what I wanted. When I touched that time, my words announced themselves to me. I have given my life to writing without regret, except when I consider what in my work I might have done better. I wanted my writing to be as good as it must be, and on the whole I think it is. I would write a book, or a short story, at least three times — once to understand it, the second time to improve the prose, and a third to compel it to say what it still must say.
Somewhere I put it this way: first drafts are for learning what one's fiction wants him to say. Revision works with that knowledge to enlarge and enhance an idea, to re-form it. Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing: The men and things of today are wont to lie fairer and truer in tomorrow's meadow, Henry Thoreau said.
I don't regret the years I put into my work. Perhaps I regret the fact that I was not two men, one who could live a full life apart from writing; and one who lived in art, exploring all he had to experience and know how to make his work right; yet not regretting that he had put his life into the art of perfecting the work.

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„It's better to act and to regret / Than to regret not to have acted“

—  Mellin de Saint-Gelais French poet 1495 - 1558

Original: Mieux vaut faire, et se repentir / Que se repentir, et rien faire
Quelle: Quatrains, LXXVIII

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„Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.“

—  Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967

"A Note on Humor", from The Book of Negro Humor https://books.google.com/books?id=60FkAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Humor+is+laughing+at+what+you+haven%27t+got+when+you+ought+to+have+it.%22, p. vii (1966)

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„It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.“

—  André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951

Frequently misattributed to Marilyn Monroe or Kurt Cobain.
Quelle: https://books.google.com/books?id=xUtdDnEhkMMC&pg=PT12&lpg=PT12#v=onepage&q&f=false
Quelle: Autumn Leaves, Philosophical eLibrary, 2012, (Feuillets d'automne, 1941, trans. Jeanine Parisier Plottel)

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