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In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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
A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.
Honore de Balzac
Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
Laurence J. Peter
I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.
It is 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.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Michel de Montaigne
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.
Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
E. M. Forster
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.
It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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