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Occasions Quotes

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Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sublimity of administration consists in knowing
the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
- Charles de Montesquieu

As President Bush has said on numerous occasions,
it is the government's role to create the conditions,
the friendly environment, that will attract capital.
- Donald Evans

 

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
Seize common occasions and make them great.
Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
- Orison Swett Marden

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.
- Thomas Kempis

I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions.
He stayed on as a bus driver.
- Chely Wright

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They trained mostly by time periods,
checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions.
- Joe Henderson

On occasions I have been big-headed.
I think most people are when they get in the limelight.
I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.
- Brian Clough

I wish we did have responsibility for the hair.
I have been screwed up by the hair on many occasions.
- Julie Harris

I have thought that I have seen ghosts on many occasions.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have been to Iraq on a number of occasions.
I was with the first group that went in.
- Robin Hayes

A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
- James Russell Lowell

The Bishop, as I have remarked, was not very dignified on all occasions,
and sometimes acted in such a manner as would not have appeared well in public.
- Maria Monk

I had my life threatened by Bosnian Serbs on numerous occasions.
- John Pomfret

I'm still a shy person.
I've learned to put that aside on certain occasions.
I have to.
It's part of my job.
- Alexis Bledel

There are certain queer times and occasions in this
strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes
his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
- Herman Melville

Vote counting and ballot collecting does not occur in the light of day.
There are too many occasions when observers and opposing
parties lose contact with the ballots.
- Bob Schaffer

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth -
I only regret,
in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
- Henry James

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the
cataclysmic events of that first Easter.
- Josh McDowell

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -
not the great occasions -
that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
- Bob Hope

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal
and loyalty to the Great King;
yet they have been very badly treated by his people.
- Joseph Brant

On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince
the American president not to go to war.
I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening.
- Silvio Berlusconi

Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window
and have a good look at jazz.
And I've done that on many occasions.
- J. J. Johnson

Judgment is not upon all occasions required,
but discretion always is.
- Philip Stanhope

On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover,
an obvious sign he also had some himself.
- Pierre Salinger

Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
- Samuel Butler

The last occasions when the timetable of our lives
would be interrupted for many years to come.
- Sister Parish

I have said it on several occasions,
several times from this podium,
that providing a quality education for our children
is high on my priority list.
I will not stop now.
- Jane D. Hull

If there are occasions when my grape turned into a
raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance,
please forgive me.
Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
- Jesse Jackson

We sing these songs for the everyday occasions of life,
and they are very close to the hearts of our people.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal,
or during the night when I cannot sleep;
it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sometimes the producer has more say and the director takes what he is given.
On other occasions, you don't see the producer very
much and the director is the one who it is all about.
- Julie Harris

The spirit of resistance to government
is so valuable on certain occasions
that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

We have reiterated on many occasions that China wishes
to establish and develop long-term,
good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all countries in south Asia.
- Li Peng

It doesn't really mean a great deal of difference to a life.
You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing,
you leave it.
I've done it on several occasions.
- George Woodcock

I've been shot at on numerous occasions.
- John Pomfret

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy,
especially in Presidents.
Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover

Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness,
than all other holes in this world put together.
- Laurence Sterne

When the Christians, upon these occasions,
received martyrdom, they were ornamented,
and crowned with garlands of flowers;
for which they,
in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
- John Foxe

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.
- Bruce Springsteen

Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry;
on the other hand,
poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
- Walter Savage Landor

My mother told me on several different occasions that
she was livin' her dream vicariously through me.
She once said that I was getting' to do all the things
that she would have wanted to have done.
- Buck Owens

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure
that on many occasions I was 10,
20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what
is elusive but attainable,
a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan

Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions,
most moves my imperial displeasure.
- Frances Burney

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony,
and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent,
which was used on such occasions; and placed not far
from the altar in the chapel,
in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled,
perhaps about forty.
- Maria Monk

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.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner

The Nobel award occasions a unique celebration of the
vision of science by the public at large.
The prestige the prize confers today is largely due
to the extraordinary diligence of the Nobel committees.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

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.
- Barney Frank

Your own barometer is all you have to go by,
and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something.
On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where
the person who is wearing the director's hat is only
trying to justify his position.
- Gary Oldman

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.
- Anita Hill

On the justice of the cause of Prince Edouard,
adding insurances of greatest sincerity to help it
and support it and give him on all occasions of the
marks of the same feelings as I have for the King his father.
- Henry Benedict Stuart

Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer?
Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot.
On those rare occasions when I have advertised products
which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field,
the results have been disastrous.
- David Ogilvy

Ray would be in trouble, he would get drunk,
he would try and kill J.R on three different occasions,
he would make mistakes with financial affairs,
and have various human problems, but he didn't have
any mean bones in his body!
That was a little bit of what the show was about.
- Steve Kanaly

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.
- Wilson Mizner

We have had such a letter movement on two occasions
in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated.
Such an achievement, however, demands a really great
effort and also a great deal of money.
- Fredrik Bajer

And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions.
I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time
I develop a blister or step on something sharp,
that I don't go as far as I did on those two times.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I feel if some kid has sat down and felt I'm important
enough to write two pages of words to and take up a
lot of his valuable time,
then he deserves a few words back, or even a phone
call as I have done on a few occasions.
- Jim Dale

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray,
Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures,
will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly
to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
- Charles Babbage

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards;
they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep,
we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
- Brooke Foss Westcott

No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions
I didn't manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should've done.
I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is,
Can I manage that each and every day?
- Christian Bale

Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how
to bring about the occasions that let people have that
first-person experience -
or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see
human continuity as opposed to total threat,
total willingness to do violence.
- Stanley Crouch

In the 1980s, there were occasions when it made sense to say,
'it is too difficult to maximize the likelihood function,
and besides if we do, it will blow our model out of the water.'
- Thomas J. Sargent

Anybody can be very destructive in that position without at all meaning to be,
and I know that I have been inadvertently destructive
in the past for certain people on certain occasions.
- Tobias Wolff

Sen.
Edward Kennedy knows very directly.
Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior
to the war that my view was that the best evidence
that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction.
- David Kay

I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time.
I don't believe it exists.
I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature.
On such occasions, time does not exist.
Nor does the future exist.
- Thor Heyerdahl

On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the
need to ensure that women's concerns are fully integrated
into all aspects of the United Nations' activities and structures,
not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat.
- Jenny Shipley

History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions,
it becomes necessary for the federal government to
intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment
rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state.
- Michael K. Simpson


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