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All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!
It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters, not as sparring partners.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
What one has, one ought to use: and whatever he does he should do with all his might.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
Lyndon B. Johnson
When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.
Honore de Balzac
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
Teach and practice, practice and teach - that is all we have; that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.
Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.
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
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
E. M. Forster
It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Michel de Montaigne
I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
George W. Bush
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
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