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I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it.
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors; two, facility to acquirers; and three, hope to all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
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.
I think kids ought to travel. I think it's very good to carry kids around. It's good for them. Of course it's tough on the parents.
Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous, ought to be the same thing.
People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with.
Great allowances ought to be made for the petulance of persons laboring under ill-health.
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation.
I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
What I hated was doing what somebody in LA thought Jeff Foxworthy ought to do.
I do not think writers ought ever to sit down and think they must write about some cause, or theme, or something. If they write about their own experiences, something true is going to emerge.
If diversity is O.K. for God, it ought to be O.K. for Republicans.
J. C. Watts
Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?
Frank Moore Colby
Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society's ills.
We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.
Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation.
Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.
True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will.
It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people.
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.
The GAO just released a report that said 22 percent of federal programs fail to meet their objectives. The truth is we don't know how taxpayer money is spent in Washington, D.C., which is why I think we ought to put every agency budget up on the Internet for everyone to see.
I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year.
What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices.
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