Quotes: occasional

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  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    American humorist, criticus 1889-1945
    Robert Benchley
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    As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
  • Horace Benchley
    Horace Benchley
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    Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.
  • Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
  • H. L. Wayland
    H. L. Wayland
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    Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
  • Those minute critics who seem to think that when they detect the occasional errors of a great man, they in some degree reduce him to their own level.

    Source: History of civilization II, 314

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