Quotes of ought

  1. 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
  2. This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward job creation steadying the middle class and laying the groundwork for a better future And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats – David Axelrod
  3. And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best though true is useless Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best – Thomas Babington
  4. Men do less than they ought unless they do all that they can – Thomas Carlyle
  5. The bank told us we ought to sell this house to pay off our overdraft Riders saved the day I was so pleased when it got to number one I went all around the fields crying and crying – Jilly Cooper
  6. One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie – Pierre Corneille
  7. Well many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed and it is of course the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed – Barney Frank
  8. A community is like a ship everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm – Henrik Ibsen
  9. What can I know What ought I to do What can I hope – Immanuel Kant
  10. The war effects me less than it ought I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter – Wilfred Owen
  11. Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best 20 20 hindsight It's good for seeing where you've been It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know but it can't tell you where you ought to go – Robert M. Pirsig
  12. 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 thin what we ought to do about it – Peter Singer
  13. This being so it follows that mythology ought not to take the prominent place that is too often assigned to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths – William Robertson Smith
  14. If your knees aren't green by the end of the day you ought to seriously re -examine your life – Bill Watterson
  15. That settled Abraham Lincoln with me I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought to be President but I could not yet conceive it possible that such a monster would be the choice of a majority of the people for President – John Sergeant Wise

Usage examples for ought

  1. “ I ought to have thought of that before – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. “ I see said Marian and now I really think that I ought to be going home – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  3. Guess I ought to do it he told himself at last – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  4. Miss Vennor I know and you know that I ought not to come at all – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  5. Yes if I ought – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. That ought to be enough I think – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  7. You ought to have seen his face – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  8. You ought to thank him for it you never did – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  9. You ought to rest a little said Elsie ” – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  10. “ I don't just like to tell Sally but she ought to know – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. And I thought you ought to know first – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  12. Let me tell you Mr Alving what they ought to do – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  13. But Addie said I ought really to be going out Aunt – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  14. Only ought to be – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  15. That is kind that is as you ought to be – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  16. “ I think they ought not – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  17. “ I ought not to put it like that – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  18. “ I have said so to myself over and over again but I thought I ought to be happy – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  19. Don't you think she ought – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  20. He ought to sir – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume

Rhymes for ought