If, of all words of tongue and pen, The saddest are,'It
might have been,' More sad are these
we daily see: 'It is, but hadn't
ought to be.' (Francis) Bret Harte 'Mrs. Judge Jenkins'.
The rule of distributive justice is a statement of
what ought to be, and
what people say ought to be is determined in the
long run and with some lag by what they find in fact
to be the case. George C Homans Social Behavior: Its Elementary Forms (rev edn).
Moulmein is situated up the mouth of a river which ought to flow
through South America. (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling From Sea to Sea.
Vous e" tes libre, choisissez, c'est-a' -dire, inventez. Aucune morale ge ne
rale ne peut vous indiquer ce qu'il y a a' faire. You are free,
therefore choosethat is to say, invent. No rule of general
moralitycan show you what you ought to do. Jean-Paul Sartre L'Existentialisme est un humanisme (Existentialism
(translated by Philip Mairet).