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  • Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
    Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
    French revolutionary and writer 1749-1791
    Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
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    If honesty did not exist, we ought to invent it as the best means of getting rich.
  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
    Adolf Hitler
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    Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.
  • David Ben-Gurion
    David Ben-Gurion
    Israeli politician, founder of and first Prime Minister of Israel 1886-1973
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    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 no to be feared.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
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    I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place with its own logic and life... I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer.
  • Bob Rae
    Bob Rae
    Canadian diplomat, lawyer and negotiator 1948-
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    many on the right confuse the is of globalization with the ought of simply accepting all its effects. They preach a political quietism that is really just a cloak for greed.
    Source: The Three Questions - Prosperity and the Public Good (1998) Ch. One, The Rabbis Three Questions, p. 7
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    ''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.
  • Butch Trucks
    Butch Trucks
    American musician 1947-2017
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    'Enlightened Rogues' we made like the earlier ones: whatever tune came up, whatever direction it went in, that's the way it went. That's what we'll always do. I think if we ever stop doin' that, we ought to quit.
  • Barbra Streisand
    Barbra Streisand
    American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
    Barbra Streisand
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    A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
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    A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
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