Quotes on Should Have Known Better

[Misquotation; not by Einstein.] If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. [Apparently remorseful for his role in the development of the atom bomb.] Albert Einstein

If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. Albert Einstein

There is not a single contemporary historical mention of Jesus, not by Romans or by Jews, not by believers or by unbelievers, during his entire lifetime. This does not disprove his existence, but it certainly casts great doubt on the historicity of a man who was supposedly widely known to have made a great impact on the world. Someone should have noticed. Dan Barker

If you could have won, you should have. Chuck Knox

Every puppy should have a boy. Erma Bombeck

They should have focused more on me. Sebastian Telfair

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland. Jack Paar

The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have. Robert Breault

I should have no compassion on these witches; I should burn them all. Martin Luther

If silicon had been a gas I should have been a major-general. James Whistler

In the matter of a difficult question it is more likely that the truth should have been discovered by the few than by the many. Rene Descartes

Last night when I was commenting on the FBI and the CIA, the sound went off for 27 minutes. I should have known better. Jimmy Carter

Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper. Hubert H Humphrey

At any moment, I could start being a better person...but which moment should I choose? Ashleigh Brilliant

Critics get a little carried away with what someone should have done, rather than what he did. Duke Ellington

Justice therefore demands that no one should do more ruling than being ruled, but that all should have their turn. Aristotle

Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No man should have a secret from his wife. She invariably finds it out. Oscar Wilde

One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the spring come in. Henry David Thoreau

If I had ever been set down in any one place and told I was to play there, and nowhere else, for the rest of my life, I should have chosen the Old Course at St. Andrews. Bobby Jones

A garden scheme should have a backbone - a central idea beautifully phrased. Edwin Lutyens

I'm a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played football for a living instead, because I play a lot of football videogames, I'm really into them. Jason Kidd

Heaven would that she these gifts should have, and I to live and die her slave. William Shakespeare

Any president that lies to the American people should have to resign. William J Clinton

Either god should have written a book to fit my brain, or he should have made my brain to fit his book. Robert Green Ingersoll

I had an abortion when I was 16. Because that's what I should have done. Otherwise I would now have a 20-year-old kid. Anyway, those are things that people shouldn't be dishonest about it. Chelsea Handler

Only the police should have handguns. William J Clinton

Be who you are, said the Duchess to Alice, or, if you would like it put more simply, never try to be what you might have been or could have been other than what you should have been. Lewis Carroll

I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact. Stanley Fish

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. Haile Selassie

...for the truth is always older than all the opinions men have held regarding it; and one should be ignoring the nature of truth if we imagined that the truth began at the time it came to be known. Blaise Pascal

One should not utter a word about his own inadequacies. In the Oxo it says: 'When a man lets out a single word, the long and short of him will be known.' Takeda Nobushige

When I was sixteen, I danced before an audience without music. At the end someone suddenly cried 'its Death and the Maiden'. But that was not my intention; I was only endeavoring to express my first knowledge of the underlying tragedy in all seemingly joyous manifestation. The dance according with my comprehension, should have been called 'Life and the Maiden'. Isadora Duncan

Failure does not exist. Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how a certain act should have been completed. Once you believe that no act must be performed in any specific other-directed way, then failing becomes impossible. Wayne Dyer

We must beware of one who is in a passion against us as of one who has once sought our life; for the fact that we still live is due to the absence of power to kill, - if looks could kill, we should have been dead long ago. Friedrich Nietzsche

Had it pleas'd heaven To try me with affliction * * * I should have found in some place of my soul A drop of patience. William Shakespeare

The [Liberal] federal government's trouble is that they have a wishbone where they should have a backbone. Tommy Douglas

A traveller should have a hog's nose, a deer's legs, and an ass's back. Benjamin Franklin

The vision is that people should have the ultimate in convenience. Being able to get the things they care about on the appropriate device. Bill Gates

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends. Henry Adams

I believe animals should be respected as citizens of this earth. They should have the right to their own freedom, their own families, and their own life. John Feldmann

Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you! J K Rowling

If science has no country, the scientist should have one, and ascribe to it the influence which his works may have in this world. Louis Pasteur

There are also people who say it's God's curse on me that I should have it near my throat because that was the organ of blasphemy which I used for so many years. I've used many other organs to blaspheme as well if it comes to that. Christopher Hitchens

Our enemies provide us with a precious opportunity to practice patience and love. We should have gratitude toward them. Dalai Lama

The person who practices an art is an artist, not a samurai, and one should have the intention of being called a samurai. Yamamoto Tsunetomo

One should have insight into this world of dreams that passes in the twinkling of an eye. Hojo Shigetoki

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent. John F Kennedy

In pure architecture the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

We should have but one desire today - the desire to die so that India may live - the desire to face a martyr's death, so that the path to freedom may be paved with the martyr's blood. Subhas Chandra Bose

Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis. George Bernard Shaw

Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything. William Faulkner

A rough should have high grass. When you go bowling they don't give you anything for landing in the gutter, do they? Lee Trevino

In 2003, Congress should have resisted the rush to a war of choice with Iraq. I will do everything in my power to prevent us from repeating the mistakes of my predecessors. John Garamendi

Who ordained that the few should have the land (of Britain) as a prerequisite; who made 10,000 people owners of the soil and the rest of us trespassers in the land of our birth? David Lloyd George

The good governor should have a broken leg and keep at home. Miguel De Cervantes

The love of justice and the love of country plead equally the cause of these people, and it is a moral reproach to us that they should have pleaded it so long in vain. Thomas Jefferson

When a child is in crisis, parents should have a role and a voice. They should be the first to help, not the last to know. George W Bush

Every family should have a room where Christ is welcome in the person of the hungry and thirsty stranger. Saint John Chrysostom

Love should have no fear. It should have just free love, without any fear, without any aggression; enjoy that pure love. Nirmala Srivastava

I believe in dreams. People should have faith in the songs poets sing. E B White

But I should have known that it doesn't take that long for change to happen - it takes a second. Ally Carter

You're never really cancer-free and I should have known that. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I should have known right then it was too good to last, God, it's such a drag when you're livin' in the past Tom Petty

I should have known. The first tip I got was when she rarely showed up in court for the second trial. Dennis Kozlowski

Maybe some things are better left broken and scattered Veiled in darkness, secret bitterness and self-doubt I should have known better Than to start something that I couldn't finish That I couldn't care about That I couldn't remember starting in the first place I don't want to know you You went years without me You might as well keep going. Henry Rollins

From the latter he is defended by being well armed and having good allies, and if he is well armed he will have good friends, and affairs will always remain quiet within when they are quiet without, unless they should have been already disturbed by conspiracy; and even should affairs outside be disturbed, if he has carried out his preparations and has lived as I have said, as long as he does not despair, he will resist every attack. Niccolo Machiavelli

Being myself a warm zealot for the attainment & enjoiment by all mankind of as much liberty as each may exercise without injury to the equal liberty of his fellow citizens, I have lamented that in France the endeavors to obtain this should have been attended with the effusion of so much blood. Thomas Jefferson

All men should be feminists. If men cared about women's rights, the world would be a better place John Legend

We are not known by our bank balances or who our parents are. It is ultimately we who have to prove ourselves. It is not important to own a particular brand of car. But we should be a brand in ourselves. Each of us is unique. Anita Ratnam

Anyone ever tell you you're an incredible kisser? Becca Fitzpatrick

I feel like I'm a better person when I'm quieter. Bill Murray

If you develop a detachment, through thoughtless awareness, God will take over, He will do your work. He will look after you. You should have faith in God that is the main thing which people don't understand what it means to have faith in God . That He is almighty, He does everything, He looks after everything, why should we worry? This is a very good way of life, is not to worry. Nirmala Srivastava

Everyone should have a philosophy for living better. Compay Segundo

Nora: I have questions. Patch: I should have known you've only been keeping me around for answers. Nora: Well, that and your kisses. Anyone ever tell you you're an incredible kisser? Becca Fitzpatrick

Today never feels like it will be history, but it will. And more likely than not, you will look back and realize that you should have known. Scott Belsky

I should have known it. You still have those chocolate-kiss eyes. Elizabeth Chandler

I didn't know a lot about Amelia before I started flying. And as a woman and a pilot, I should have known more. Linda Finch

Really, I scolded myself, you should have known that you'd end up in a stone dungeon with no facilities. That's how these things always end up, isn't it? Lilith Saintcrow

I should have known that if any girl was going to disobey an order, it would be you. Kiera Cass



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