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"We really ought to free o...

"We really ought to free ourselves from the seduction of words!" - Friedrich Nietzsche
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'Any man who goes to a psy...

'Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.' - Samuel Goldwyn
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"...Mr. President, we and you ought not now to pull on the ends of the...

"...Mr. President, we and you ought not now to pull on the ends of the rope in which you have tied the knot of war, because the more the two of us pull, the tighter that knot will be tied." - Chairman Nikita Khrushchev
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โ€œOne ought to avoid all unnecessary worry and exciting thoughts, and to cultivate a firm ...

โ€œOne ought to avoid all unnecessary worry and exciting thoughts, and to cultivate a firm tranquility of mind. Melancholy reflections will in no way influence fate, whereas one may weaken the constitution by the waste of energy while indulging in them.โ€ - George Hackenschmidt
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"The wise man will live...

"The wise man will live as long as he ought, not as long as he can." - Seneca
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"A body of men holding themselves...

"A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody." -Thomas Paine
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"Since we cannot know all that there is ...

"Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything." โ€” Blaise Pascal
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"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectua...

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined." -- George Washington
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"Freedom consists not in doing w...

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but having the right to do what we ought."--St John Paul II
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"As man advances in civilisation, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the s...

"As man advances in civilisation, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all the members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him." - Charles Darwin
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"You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think ...

"You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing." - Richard P. Feynman
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"Respect is an invention to ...

"Respect is an invention to cover up the empty place where love ought to be." - Leo Tolstoy
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"Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are ang...

"Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought." -Saint Augustine
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"Anyone who goes to a psyc...

"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined." โ€” Samuel Goldwyn
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"Itโ€™s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own boots...

"Itโ€™s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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โ€œTREAT PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY OUGH...

โ€œTREAT PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY OUGHT TO BE AND YOU HELP THEM TO BECOME WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BEING.โ€ -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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โ€œLet your speech be always with grace, se...

โ€œLet your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer to every man.โ€ - Apostle Paul
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"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ab...

"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not." โ€” Thomas Henry Huxley
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"We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or...

"We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne." - Marcus Aurelius
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โ€œSmart enough to graduate university, but still someho...

โ€œSmart enough to graduate university, but still somehow not smart enough to realise the last thing a fly ought to do in a spiderโ€™s web is wiggle.โ€ - Outlast Whistleblower
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"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is ...

"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." โ€” William Hazlitt
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โ€œIt is not to your benefit to see and hear everything. Many injur...

โ€œIt is not to your benefit to see and hear everything. Many injuries ought to pass over us; if you ignore them, you get no more injury from them. You want to be less angry? Ask fewer questions.โ€ --Seneca
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"Words ought to be a little wild fo...

"Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking." โ€” John Maynard Keynes
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"[How] we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, tha...

"[How] we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation." --Machiavelli
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This should be the spirit each Mondays. grasp that one thing smart can continually happen. once yo...

This should be the spirit each Mondays. grasp that one thing smart can continually happen. once you rouse on a weekday morning, you ought to feel happy, inspired, and driven to form the most effective begin to the week. weekday is that the excellent day for a chance, thus build one thing nice happen
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โ€œAnnual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happi...

โ€œAnnual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.โ€ - Wilkins Micawber in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
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โ€œIn America the law is king. For as in absolute governmen...

โ€œIn America the law is king. For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other.โ€ -- Thomas Paine, 1776
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โ€œOne ought to hold on to oneโ€™s hear...

โ€œOne ought to hold on to oneโ€™s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.โ€ - Nietzsche
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"If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling th...

"If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out!" -John Godfrey Saxe
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"Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought...

"Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other." - Marquis de Sade
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โ€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good po...

โ€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.โ€ โ€• Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
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"Wit ought to be five or six degree...

"Wit ought to be five or six degrees above the ideas that form the intelligence of an audience." - Homer Simpson
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โ€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem...

โ€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.โ€ - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Wilhelm Meisterโ€™s Apprenticeship.
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โ€œHow we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studi...

โ€œHow we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation.โ€ โ€• Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
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"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ab...

"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not." โ€” Thomas Henry Huxley
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โ€œStop wearing your wishbo...

โ€œStop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.โ€ - Elizabeth Gilbert
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โ€œI can forgive ,but I cannot forget.โ€ is only another way of saying โ€œI wi...

โ€œI can forgive ,but I cannot forget.โ€ is only another way of saying โ€œI will not forgive.โ€ Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note โ€”torn in two and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.โ€”Henry Ward Beecher
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"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a...

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty." โ€” John Adams
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โ€œA wise man sees as much ...

โ€œA wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.โ€ - Michel de Montaigne
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โ€œTreat people as if they were what they ought...

โ€œTreat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.โ€ - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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โ€œIf you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But ...

โ€œIf you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.โ€ โ€• Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"When we are planning for posterit...

"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." โ€”Thomas Paine (1776)
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"Every generation needs to know that freedom cons...

"Every generation needs to know that freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." -- Pope Saint John Paul II
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"No trace of slavery ought to mix with the stu...

"No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory." -Plato
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โ€œI would repeat it, however a hundred times, that โ€˜immediate certaintyโ€™ as well as...

โ€œI would repeat it, however a hundred times, that โ€˜immediate certaintyโ€™ as well as โ€˜absolute knowledgeโ€™ and the โ€˜thing in itselfโ€™ involve contradictions; we really ought to free ourselves from the misleading significance of words! - Friedrich Nietzsche
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"The virtue of man ought to be measure...

"The virtue of man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct." - Blaise Pascal
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"I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot...

"I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it." โ€” Lord Brabazon
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"The human understanding still has this peculiar and perpetual fault of ...

"The human understanding still has this peculiar and perpetual fault of being more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives, whereas rightly and properly it ought to give equal weight to both." -Sir Francis Bacon
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"Life ought to be a struggle of des...

"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul." - Rebecca West
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โ€œPolitics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who wou...

โ€œPolitics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.โ€ -Dwight D. Eisenhower
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"...if the opposition wants to make itse...

"...if the opposition wants to make itself felt politically, it ought to be acting so as to provoke intolerance" - Mary McCarthy
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"You are in someone's life to fulfill the...

"You are in someone's life to fulfill their purpose; once it's achieved, you ought to learn to let go of that person" - Priti Shah
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You ought to expect better of pe...

You ought to expect better of people. It encourages you to be a better person yourself. - Jeph Jacques
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"A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest, Granny...

"A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest, Granny Weatherwax had once told her, because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her."-Terry Pratchett
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"He who paints the land bl...

"He who paints the land blue and the sky green ought to be sterilized" - Adolf Hitler
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"From the first moment of life, ...

"From the first moment of life, men ought to begin learning to deserve to live." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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"Instead of wondering when your next ...

"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you donโ€™t need to escape from.โ€ Seth Godin
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"One can evade a danger that one recognizes, but a police working in the dark becomes u...

"One can evade a danger that one recognizes, but a police working in the dark becomes uncanny. Nowhere does one feel safe from it. While not omnipresent, it *could* appear, search, arrest. The worried citizen no longer knows whom he ought to trust." - Friedrich Zipfel
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"You know what they ought to have? Motherfucker's Day. The day af...

"You know what they ought to have? Motherfucker's Day. The day after Mother's Day ought to be Motherfucker's Day. Actually, when you think about it, Father's Day is Motherfucker's Day." ~ George Carlin
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A scientific man ought to hav...

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, a mere heart of stone. -Charles Darwin
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"Did is a word of achievement. Won't is a word of d...

"Did is a word of achievement. Won't is a word of defeat. Might is a word of bereavement. Can't is a word of defeat. Ought is a word of duty." โ€” Gerard Hargraves
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" I do not need a bunch of people walking...

" I do not need a bunch of people walking around saying we are lost at a time when we ought to be fighting" -Eleanor Holmes Norton
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"Is it only when the flowers are in full bloom and when the...

"Is it only when the flowers are in full bloom and when the moon is shining in spotless perfection that we ought to gaze at them?" - Kenko Yoshida, The Miscellany of a Japanese Priest
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"Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the fi...

"Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers." - Leigh Hunt
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"sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we ough...

"sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other. ~ marquis de sade
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โ€œYou have no responsibility to live up to what other people think...

โ€œYou have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.โ€ โ€• Richard Feynman
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โ€œTragedy excites the soul, lif...

โ€œTragedy excites the soul, lifts the heart, can and ought to create heroes.โ€ โ€“ Napoleon Bonaparte
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If you treat an individual as if he were what he...

If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Mistakes" is the word you're too embarrassed to use. You ought not to be...

"Mistakes" is the word you're too embarrassed to use. You ought not to be. You're a product of a trillion of them. Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool: the mistake. - Westworld 2016
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Beer makes you feel th...

Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer. - Henry Lawson
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"We ought to think carefully about a s...

"We ought to think carefully about a society that makes us change ourselves instead of changing society." ~ Gloria Steinem
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"The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to p...

"The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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If you treat the mob with kindness, these creatures fancy them...

If you treat the mob with kindness, these creatures fancy themselves invulnerable. If you hang a few, they get tired of the game, and become submissive and humble as they ought to be. - Napoleon
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