Quotes on Should Have Listened

I did not hear what I should have listened to. John Owen

Someone else's vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it 'cause in the end it's all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else. I should have listened to myself. Georgia O'Keeffe

Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm. Andre Kostelanetz

People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Every puppy should have a boy. Erma Bombeck

The less you talk, the more you're listened to. Abigail Van Buren

I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more. William Wordsworth

If he really wanted to make it a prayer for peace he should have listened to both sides of the story and reflected reality, rather than serving the Zionist side alone. Mohammed Daoud Khan

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

In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch-that is, who should be listened to and when. Max De Pree

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

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

[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

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

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

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

You, methinks you think you love me well; For me, I love you somewhat; rest: and Love Should have some rest and pleasure in himself, Not ever be too curious for a boon, Too prurient for a proof against the grain Of him ye say ye love: but Fame with men, Being but ampler means to serve mankind, Should have small rest or pleasure in herself, But work as vassal to the larger love, That dwarfs the petty love of one to one. Alfred Lord Tennyson

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. George Eliot

Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you. Ray Romano

Power! Did you ever hear of men being asked whether other souls should have power or not? It is born in them. You may dam up the fountain of water, and make it a stagnant marsh, or you may let it run free and do its work; but you cannot say whether it shall be there; it is there. And it will act, if not openly for good, then covertly for evil; but it will act. Olive Schreiner

We live today in a world in which nobody believes choices should have consequences. But may I tell you the great secret that our culture seeks to deny? You cannot escape the consequences of your choices. Time runs in only one direction. Stephen L. Carter

You should have only one intense desire within yourself: Have I become the spirit? Have I achieved my ultimate? Have I risen above the worldly desires? Nirmala Srivastava

People talk of peace, "We should have peace" - how can you have peace? It's not possible, is an impossible situation. You see we think by thinking, by organizing, by manipulating, we'll have peace. You cannot. You cannot have peace that way. How will you have peace? When the peace is established on your attention. When your attention is peaceful, when we are absolutely without any thoughts, then the peace resides. Nirmala Srivastava

The Golden Gate Bridge should have a long bungee cord for people who aren't quite ready to commit suicide but want to get in a little practice. George Carlin

Because a girl should have long hair, she should have clean hair; because she should have clean hair, she should not have an unclean home; because she should not have an unclean home, she should have a free and leisured mother; because she should have a free mother, she should not have an usurious landlord; because there should not be a usurious landlord, there should be a redistribution of property; because there should be a redistribution of property, there shall be a revolution. Gilbert K Chesterton

Every human should have the idea of taking care of the environment, of nature, of water. So using too much or wasting water should have some kind of feeling or sense of concern. Some sort of responsibility and with that, a sense of discipline. Dalai Lama

In the eyes of mercy, no one should have hateful thoughts. Feel pity for the man who is even more at fault. The area and size of mercy is limitless. Yamamoto Tsunetomo

I am held to answer for the crime of color when I was not consulted in the matter. Had I been consulted in the matter and my future fully described, I think I should have objected to being born in this gospel land. James T. Rapier

It occurred to me when I was thirteen and wearing white gloves and Mary Janes and going to dancing school, that no one should have to dance backward all their lives. William Ruckelshaus

No nation as rich as ours should have so many people isolated on islands of poverty in such a sea of material wealth. Andrew Young

I believe in equality for everyone. I believe everyone should have the right to love and commit to whomever they want. [...] All I know is that in God's eyes we are all the same. I just wish we could see through the eyes of God more often. Leann Rimes

God is the only one who knows how many children we should have, and we should be ready to accept them. One can't decide for oneself who comes into this world and who doesn't. That decision doesn't belong to us. Mel Gibson

We ordinary people must forge our own beauty. We must set fire to the greyness of our labor with the art of our own lives ... What is the essence of this art of living? Of course, even this art should have beauty as its essence. Kenji Miyazawa

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