Enter one or two keywords to search these Relationship Quotes.

Hint: keep it simple, like life or moving on




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Home  |  Love Quotes  |  Sister Quotes  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Ought Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Ought

Please enjoy these Ought Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Cooperation Teamwork

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

 

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you'll help them to become
what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Please sign-up for my free Daily Inspiration email. Thank you, Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be
until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
- Kin Hubbard

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
- Langston Hughes

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights.
Decisions ought to be made by doctors,
not accountants.
- Charles Schumer

Love may be or it may not, but where it is,
it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
- Honore de Balzac

Teach and practice, practice and teach - that is all we have;
that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.
- Ernest Holmes

Whatever ought to be, can be.
- James Rouse

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Power ought to serve as a check to power.
- Charles de Secondat

People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy
ought to have the decency to get themselves buried,
and not waste time about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

We are not to give credit to the many,
who say that none ought to be educated but the free;
but rather to the philosophers,
who say that the well-educated alone are free.
- Epictetus

Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker
T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking
desperately for a way out,
and he could see no way out except capitulation.
- C. L. R. James

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed
in the district of their fabrication.
- Simone Weil

Teaching, real teaching, is - or ought to be -
a messy business.
- Harry Crews

There is a crisis of public morality.
Instead of policing bedrooms, we ought to be doing
a better job policing boardrooms.
- Robert Reich

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can;
and to fly away is to become like God,
as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy,
just, and wise.
- Plato

If a man breaks a pledge, the public ought to know it.
- Steve Forbes

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.
- Pablo Casals

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity:
they must have action;
and they will make it if they cannot find it.
- Jacob Bronowski

In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn,
than to contemplate.
- Rene Descartes

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
- Edmund Burke

When they are performing in front of the public,
they ought to have a sensation that's relatively easy,
if the technical and the interpretive work was done before.
- James Levine

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
- Plato

The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed
when it cannot be overcome.
- Jonathan Swift

What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the
result of the conditioning that maims the female personality
in creating the feminine.
- Germaine Greer

Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.
- Harry Essex

I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great,
important men have quit to spend time with their families
who spent any more time with their family.
- Walter Cronkite

I grew up in the West, grew up on the land,
was educated as a geologist.
And I came here with a vision of what it is we ought to be doing.
- Bruce Babbitt

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings,
which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

Great allowances ought to be made for the petulance
of persons laboring under ill-health.
- Samuel Richardson

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt.
I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy,
not even mine.
- Bertrand Russell

The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.
- Mortimer Adler

Those who own the country ought to govern it.
- John Jay

I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor,
but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care.
- James Q. Wilson

What one has, one ought to use: and whatever he does
he should do with all his might.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

You spend so much time in your profession it ought
to be something you love.
- John H. Johnson

I am certainly an ought and not a must.
- E. M. Forster

Lives of great men oft remind us as we o'er their pages turn,
That we too may leave behind us - Letters that we ought to burn.
- Thomas Hood

But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse,
that we may work him according to nature.
- William Cavendish

We ought as much as we can to endeavour the Perfecting of our Beings,
and that we be as happy as possibly we may.
- Mary Astell

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise,
because it is our duty.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor.
- Claudia Johnson

The law, in our case, seems to make the right;
and the very reverse ought to be done -
the right should make the law.
- Maria Edgeworth

I sometimes ponder on variation form and it seems to
me it ought to be more restrained,
purer.
- Johannes Brahms

If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up,
but crime is going down.
- Jack Valenti

I think that in the discussion of natural problems
we ought to begin not with the Scriptures,
but with experiments, and demonstrations.
- Galileo Galilei

I love Brazilians.
Brazilians ought to be made compulsory at 15.
- Victoria Adams

The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest,
most disgraceful pages in contemporary history,
and everybody ought to be ashamed.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Sailors ought never to go to church.
They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
- H. G. Wells

In my opinion butlers ought To know their place,
and not to play The Old Retainer night and day.
- Joachim du Bellay

The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed
when it cannot be overcome.
- Lillian Smith

A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian...
and most of all, his family ought to know.
- Dwight L. Moody

Cuba ought to be free and independent,
and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
- William McKinley

When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam,
evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad,
they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
- Tony Campolo

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.
- Samuel Richardson

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
- James Madison

And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools.
We ought to expand choices for parents.
- John Engler

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions,
and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
- David Hume

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


Thank you for visiting: Ought Quotes and Sayings - Quotes about Ought.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Relationship Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Love and Relationship Quotes


Find Quotes by Author



Read about copyright, terms of use, contact information, and more.