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General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
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.
The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be - how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function.
I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and think what we ought to do about it.
Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
In general, I agree with Jacob Grimm and feel that we ought to permit changes and uncontrolled growth in language. Even though that also allows potentially threatening new words to develop, language needs the chance to constantly renew itself.
Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
Julius Sterling Morton
The regrets in the theatre have always been the shows that you know ought to have worked but for one reason or another haven't.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
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
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.
We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.
There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
Henry Van Dyke
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
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.
We're all sons and daughters of God, and therefore in a very literal sense, brothers and sisters. And we ought to treat each other that way.
Gordon B. Hinckley
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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