Quotes: occasion

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts ;in a uniform manner.
  • C. Neil Strait
    C. Neil Strait
    American priest and author 1934-2003
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    Leisure time should be an occasion for deep purpose to throb and for ideas to ferment. Where a man allows leisure to slip without some creative use, he has forfeited a bit of happiness.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British courtier, writer 1552-1618
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    All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait - not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.
  • John Wagstaff
    John Wagstaff
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    It is rare indeed that there is not ample occasion for grumbling.
  • Benazir Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
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    It would be so nice to have the luxury just to laze. So nice not to have to always get up and get dressed for some occasion. Always having to move from here to there, where everything is scheduled and even having lunch with my kids on their Easter break has to be slotted in. Maybe one day...
    Source: Destinys daughter
  • Plautus
    Plautus
    Roman comic poet BC 254-184
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    Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
  • Nelson Algren
    Nelson Algren
    American writer 1909-1981
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    Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
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