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I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths.
It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters, not as sparring partners.
A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.
Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
I love Brazilians. Brazilians ought to be made compulsory at 15.
I vote far-left. I am frequently angered by corporate greed and think education ought to be free and teachers paid well.
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
Pope John Paul II
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
Honore de Balzac
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
Miguel de Cervantes
A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly. Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it.
What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another upheaval there will be further cruelty.
True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
R. D. Laing
A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian... and most of all, his family ought to know.
Dwight L. Moody
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the motto that came from that, 69 years ago, the war which my dad fought, was 'Remember Pearl Harbor, never again.' We need to keep that to mind.
When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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