Quotes: occasions

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  • Babe Paley
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    All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown. Me and a few other guys were the town freaks- and there were many occasions when we were dodging getting beaten up ourselves.
  • Barney Frank
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    But on those occasions when I do strongly disagree with the Democrats and I don't say anything, I think I forfeit my right to have people pay attention to me when I say the things that I don't like about what Republicans are saying.
  • Ching I
    Ching I
    Ancient Chinese text
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    Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
  • Spike Milligan
    Spike Milligan
    British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and actor 1918-2002
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    Contraceptives should be used on all conceivable occasions.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
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    Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say ''no.'' I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.
  • Bishop Westcott
    Bishop Westcott
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    Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
  • Anita Hill
    Anita Hill
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    I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
  • It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
  • St. Teresa of Avila
    St. Teresa of Avila
    Spanish saint, mysticist 1515-1582
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    It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.
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