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George Santayana

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We have a right to life, not on it.
DANIEL MELGAçO
If we had not been dealing with the devil in person, we could have saved Algeria.
GEORGES BIDAULT
We've been too silent for too long. This should have been taken care of a long time ago.
LAKEISHA BRYANT
If he could have just gotten a little closer... Maybe we could have saved him.
GARY ROOT
We feel that the laws should have been changed a long time ago, and our son would be alive today.
BOB HALIGOWSKI
You have been in every way all that anyone could be... If anybody could have saved me it would have ...
JENNIFER NIVEN
You have been in every way all that anyone could be.… If anybody could have saved me it would hav...
JENNIFER NIVEN
It's taking too long. It should have been done two years ago.
GORDON ROBERTSON
That life could have been saved. It would be dishonest of me if I remained silent.
JOSE SULAIMAN
This could have been resolved long ago. There's no rational reason for this - other than pride.
GENE GALLEGOS
This is what we should have been doing awhile ago,
JANE HARMAN
The earth has its music for those who will listen
REGINALD VINCENT HOLMES
It's a very inhumane way to behave. If they stayed at the scene, first aid could have been given. Ma...
GARY SINGH
This is information that should have been released a long time ago, and it's a scandal that it hasn'...
BILL GOODMAN
If helicopters had been used in emergency rescue operations, more than 10,000 people could have been...
LIU DAXIANG
If the White House wanted to squash this, they could have squashed it long ago.
DANIEL MITCHELL
There are two things in life you cannot choose. The first is your enemies; the second your family. S...
CARLOS RUIZ ZAFóN
They should have closed the garage. Lives would have been saved, and 1,000 people would not have bee...
DAVID J. DEAN
If this was a proper functioning democracy this government would have been kicked out long ago,
JONATHAN MOYO
When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago.
AMY CLAMPITT
It's the imperfections that make things beautiful
JENNY HAN
All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
RUDYARD KIPLING
All we have of freedom - all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago
RUDYARD KIPLING
If the federal government would have responded as quickly as Wal-Mart, we could have saved more live...
HARRY LEE
If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger,...
HORATIO NELSON
If he'd been around 75 years ago, George Gershwin would have written about him 'the way you wear you...
TIM MCCARVER
I think it's long overdue, and I believed that Doris Miller should have been honored a long time...
BILL FLORES
These concessions should have been made years ago,
EDUARDO PEREZ
They should have been here days ago, ... Hell, yeah!
MICHAEL LEVY
Milosevic could have been cured with the help of a surgical operation. Such operations are performed...
LEO BOKERIA
Swallows have disappeared, bees are dying out because of pesticides that should have been banned lon...
BRIGITTE BARDOT
Michael should have been released for that crime long ago. But even though he's on heavy psychotropi...
FRAN QUIGLEY
We were forced into this situation. Unfortunately our friends did not stand by us, ... The action th...
AYUB KHAN
I have always been very into pagan hairstyles. If I were alive a long time ago, I would probably hav...
HAILEY GATES
All of the instructors who saw it said they loved it. We've been waiting for ballroom to become what...
LISA BIANCO
This has been a long time coming for us. We first conceived of the project about 10 years ago, and t...
CRAIG BRYSON
If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured ma...
ARLEN SPECTER
If (Barbara) was a building after what she has been through, they would have condemned her long ago.
GENO AURIEMMA
Many people would have been a tremendous success long ago if they had used advice they gave to other...
VIKRANT PARSAI
If I read or listened to critics of our music, I'd have been discouraged a long time ago.
GRAHAM NASH
We don't know if the notice was never sent or if it was sent and got lost in the mail, ... What I do...
BRUCE NELSON
By suppers more have been killed than Galen ever cured
GEORGE HERBERT
If five babies have been saved, then that law has been a success.
ELIZABETH PATTERSON
I should have spit in your eyes and called you a szhlob a long time ago
AMY FELLNER DOMINY
Why is it that we want what we don't have, yet we can't see what we do have?
ANTHONY T. HINCKS
I should have bought one a long time ago, ... It's great.
BOB STONE
This is an idea that should have come a long time ago.
DEBRA WILSON
With the talent we have, we should have never been in that position. There should have never been a ...
KATIE SMITH
That could have saved her $100,000.
GEORGE COLLINS
We wouldn't have done it if we didn't think we could have fun with it.
ETHAN COEN
The discovery that early humans could have existed this far north this long ago was startling.
CHRIS STRINGER
We very easily could have been 3-2 this week -- probably should have.
CRAIG LAMBERT
These are steps that could not have happened even two years ago. It would have been unthinkable, sui...
DAN GILLERMAN
They should have done this last year … That could have been a year that we could have been elsewher...
RALPH MARKS
They tried to believe in their classmates. They must have believed that if we could all get together...
KOUSHUN TAKAMI
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
KURT VONNEGUT, JR.
We could have saved [the Earth] but we were too damned cheap.
KURT VONNEGUT
Those two both have been playing for a long time. We played them two years ago at state.
JEAN ROISE
This should have been started here a long time ago. It promotes girls being involved at school and b...
ASHLEY CHANDLER
For a long time, rich countries have promised to reduce poverty but have failed to match their words...
PETER SINGER
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
KURT VONNEGUT
We get standing ovations wherever we go. If this didn't work, I would have quit long ago.
BOB L.
I've liked Edgar for a long time. I thought we should have been in the running for him a long time a...
CHIPPER JONES
Don't be a BEN brother, should have been, would have been, could have been, or might have been.
UNKNOWN
You've got to have between 12 and 15 times of your final year's living expenses saved up. If you're ...
BEN STEIN
Today's result is overdue. Mayor Giuliani should have never started this destructive fight with the ...
FLOYD ABRAMS
The world is lousy with Arab princes. And if we could have got Osama bin Laden, and saved at some po...
MICHAEL SCHEUER
If I had my druthers, we would have been finished with this months ago,
ALLEN WALKER
We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would...
FRANZ KAFKA
We should have done it five years ago,
VIJAY MALLYA
I am disappointed that FDA waited until this late hour to address a legal question that could and sh...
EDWARD KENNEDY
U.S. spying activities over Iranian airspace have been going since a long time ago,
ALI YUNESI
There is no reason why Shell could not have done this at the start and if they had, then it could ha...
ANGELA KNIGHT
I've been here a long time ago, back when you could drink.
JIMMY DUNN
If I went by all the rejection I've had in my career, I should have given up a long time ago.
MIKE MYERS
Some schools closed long ago do have maintenance problems. But generally, the buildings have been pr...
HAL BALL
They are true heroes, they saved my folks' lives. A few more minutes and it could have been real tra...
JACKIE JENSEN
The nightingales are sobbing in / The orchards of our mothers, / And hearts that we broke long ago /...
W. H. AUDEN
This station is woefully inadequate. They should have been starting from something bigger 20 years a...
ELLEN HANSEN
The nightingales are sobbing in / The orchards of our mothers, / And hearts that we broke long ago /...
W. H. AUDEN
I've been lonely for so long. And I've been hurt so deeply. If only I could have met you again a lon...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
If there was an easy way to settle this we would have found it a long time ago.
CARL GRENIER
If he would have stayed in the game, it might have been a long day for us. We just didn't play up to...
JAMES FARRIOR
Those runs that we went on, they got us in range. If we had been in range, those runs could have got...
BRUCE PEARL
Fortunately, for us the problem had been solved a long time ago by Inuit hunters. They figured out t...
BRENDAN KELLY
Tasting what could have been—what should have been—didn't make it easier.
KELE MOON
We know the party line has been a deterrent for students. We feel lives have been saved.
LOREN KNAUSS
All it does is put us in a position to take 10 years to build projects that should have been built 1...
DEE STANLEY
If there were something that Mother Nature or God could do with money, She or He would have sold imm...
MOKOKOMA MOKHONOANA
I should have been a general a long time ago instead of shining a seat with my ass in Washington D.C...
PHIL HARTMAN
Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than wh...
C.S. LEWIS
Some of your grief you have cured, and lived to survive; but what torments of pain have you endured ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
We should take advantage of this wealth index to build. We have other options. We have cheated our k...
DANNY DUNIGAN
Now we have one chance in some case, as in this body but in other body we will have + one because we...
DEYTH BANGER
Destiny consist in the moments that we experienced, and not in the choices we have to do.
DANIEL MELGAçO
Being able to walk under their own power saved the day. If it had been an injury situation, we would...
BUTCH KNOWLTON
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
MAHATMA GANDHI
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
WILLIAM HAZLITT
If alien races have interbred with human kind since long time ago, then there is no need to look for...
TOBA BETA
I said, 'If other beings besides us exist on Earth, why didn't we meet them a long time ago?
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The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who love it.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judg...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships ...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and, were it not assumed, the most i...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing t...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes som...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; ...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another: people are frien...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The g...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The working of great institutions is mainly the result of a vast mass of routine, petty malice, self...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of ...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Criticism surprises the soul in the arms of convention.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who have loved it
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Unmitigated seriousness is always out of place in human affairs
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool
GEORGE SANTAYANA