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.