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Those who own the country ought to govern it.
And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
Thomas Babington Macaulay
The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation.
The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don't invest, their holding too much money. We haven't heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody's afraid of the government and there's no need soft peddling it, it's the truth. It is the truth.
My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.
Leopold Von Ranke
A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.
Women are the root of all evil. I ought to know. I'm Evel.
I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy.
In my opinion butlers ought To know their place, and not to play The Old Retainer night and day.
Joachim du Bellay
There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.
Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
Charles Caleb Colton
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
Certainly the emphasis I place in this chapter on coordination of behavior and cooperation to mutual benefit is something that ought to be very congenial to people in the libertarian tradition.
But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
Every sacrament meeting ought to be a spiritual feast.
Gordon B. Hinckley
A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly. Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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