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Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
If torture is going to be administered as a last resort in the ticking-bomb case, to save enormous numbers of lives, it ought to be done openly, with accountability, with approval by the president of the United States or by a Supreme Court justice.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
In aviation they have auto pilot and color radar and a lot of other instrumentation that is a backup for pilots. It's really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Same thing ought to happen in the medical industry, I think.
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
W. H. Auden
If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be.
They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.
Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
Joseph de Maistre
Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind. Maybe that's the worst sentence of all, to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
I'm not giving in to anyone else's idea of how I ought to feel and look at 70. 'Retirement' is not a word I can even visualize. I retire when I go to bed!
Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.
Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
Any enterprise CEO really ought to be able to ask a question that involves connecting data across the organization, be able to run a company effectively, and especially to be able to respond to unexpected events. Most organizations are missing this ability to connect all the data together.
Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn't free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community.
Robert M. Gates
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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