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English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
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
American priest and author 1934-2003+1
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.
Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-19800
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
American writer 1817-18620
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.
French writer and essayist 1913-19600
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
British courtier, writer 1552-16180
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
American poet 1819-18920
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
English writer 1874-19650
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-16730
Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
American president 1872-19330
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
German Statesman, Philologist 1767-18350
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.
It is rare indeed that there is not ample occasion for grumbling.
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
Roman comic poet BC 254-1840
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
American writer 1909-19810
Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.