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Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

Remorse begets reform.

William Cowper (1731-1800) British poet.

To be left alone, and face to face with my own crime, had been just retribution.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.