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Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.
Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.
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
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
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.
Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation - the one is life, the other death.
The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic... for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over.
One of the duties of fortitude is to keep the weak from receiving injury; another, to check the wrong motions of our own souls; a third, both to disregard humiliations, and to do what is right with an even mind. All these clearly ought to be fulfilled by all Christians, and especially by the clergy.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.
I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
Miguel de Cervantes
I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.
Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.
It is always possible for the court to overreach its proper bounds and perhaps declare a lot of laws unconstitutional and frustrate the will of the majority in a way that it ought not be frustrated.
The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.
Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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