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Occupation Quotes

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It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
- Thomas Jefferson

Business, more than any other occupation,
is a continual dealing with the future;
it is a continual calculation,
an instinctive exercise in foresight.
- Henry R. Luce

 

It's true that it's a solitary occupation,
but you would be surprised at how much companionship
a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.
- Anne Tyler

Writing is a solitary occupation.
- Bernard Cornwell

Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming.
- Holly Johnson

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Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.
If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour,
she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck

The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven.
- Frederick William Robertson

My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.
- Theodore Kaczynski

I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of
an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.
- Angelina Grimke

Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and
the needs we have in this country,
would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts
in order to keep down the deficits.
- Tim Russert

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life,
they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want,
I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Another occupation might have been better.
- F. H. Bradley

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation,
that has usurped the rights of others.
- Hassan Nasrallah

The Vichy government was under occupation and carried
out the orders of the German occupier.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

I do like to embed a fictional character firmly in an occupation.
- Penelope Lively

Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism.
It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
- Laurence Olivier

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French
novel about the German occupation.
The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
- Manuel Puig

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately
in the palpably not true.
It is the chief occupation of mankind.
- H. L. Mencken

The search after the great men is the dream of youth,
and the most serious occupation of manhood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves -
the areas set aside in law for African occupation -
as early as 1959 and 1960.
- Ruth First

I will listen to Mr Bush but my position is very clear and very firm.
The occupation is a fiasco.
There have been almost more deaths after the war than during the war.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out.
It makes the United States look very bad here.
And much more like an occupation force than it did before.
- Jon Lee Anderson

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land,
or lending or the taxation of labor.
- John Ruskin

You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation,
if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you
could succeed better in something else.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you make listening and observation your occupation
you will gain much more than you can by talk.
- Robert Baden-Powell

There is no other occupation in the world that so closely
resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.
- Louise Brooks

We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution,
the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of
the occupation that started in 1967.
- Mahmoud Abbas

It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter.
Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation
than trying to make the English laugh.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

I get so used to working with writers that my prime
occupation is development.
- Ridley Scott

Life: my favorite occupation.
- Dirk Benedict

An office occupation is another example as not only
douse it disrupt the activities of the organization
it also can raise the media profile of the campaign.
- Ben Edwards

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
- William Cowper

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work,
some occupation in which he can put his heart,
and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
- John Burroughs

I would love to support Hillary for president if she
would come out against the travesty in Iraq.
But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation because she supports it.
- Cindy Sheehan

But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood,
my occupation.
- Little Richard

My father followed, during most of his life,
the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.
- Simon Newcomb

Then there was the whole concept of coal mining,
which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world,
and which draws and develops a certain kind of man.
- Martin C. Smith

Lebanon was under Israeli occupation,
up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster.
Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.
- Bashar al-Assad

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you
really are friendly with somebody.
You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
- Truman Capote

It is time for the government of China to stop holding
innocent religious figures in captivity merely for
peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet.
- Sam Brownback

Wars will remain while human nature remains.
I believe in my soul in cooperation,
in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot
say is gone until human nature is gone.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

I don't know anything else but the Lakers.
This has certainly been more than a job for me as a player.
It has certainly meant more to me than just an occupation.
- Jerry West

Hamas' battle is against the Zionist occupation in the Palestinian land.
Hamas has no desire to change its battlefield.
- Ahmed Yassin

Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
- Sinclair Lewis

Come, come, leave business to idlers,
and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:
wit be my faculty,
and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
- William Congreve

The contents of the massive banks behind these successive
revetments makes it quite clear that the material was
derived from the incorporation of earlier occupation levels.
- Kathleen Kenyon

The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it.
- Bashar al-Assad

What an occupation!
To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their
skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
- August Strindberg

We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe
in dialogue as the method for regaining Arab rights.
This is the spirit of the Great Arab Revolt.
- King Hussein I

The very first step towards success in any occupation
is to become interested in it.
- William Osler

The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under
the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression.
- Ramman Kenoun

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation
for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton

My first occupation was to map the country.
- John H. Speke

Film is not an easy occupation.
There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.
- George Lucas

Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 1939-1941.
- Roald Hoffmann

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man;
its publication is a duty.
- Madame de Stael

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the
citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn

Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation
which he should do even if he did not need the money.
- William Lyon Phelps

Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power,
entails lower status, less power, and less control
of resources than paid work.
- Nancy Chodorow

The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation
exerted a strong containing pressure.
- Gerard Debreu

A human being must have occupation, of he or she is
not to become a nuisance to the world.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

It is necessary to try to pass one's self always;
this occupation ought to last as long as life.
- Queen Christina

To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't
really worry that much about what other people think of me.
- Joe Rogan

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life,
with its dynamic currents passing through your being,
is another.
- William James

The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a
military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare,
analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island,
that hopefully will end with a cease-fire.
- Jack Schwartz

In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times,
and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying.
People fight to liberate their land.
But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory.
- Hassan Nasrallah

We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan
had missed an opportunity to build a more functional
democracy because of the focus on fighting communism
driven in large part by the American occupation.
- Joichi Ito

I was a product of the times, the war,
the occupation, the reoccupation, my 4 years in Britain,
admiring but at the same time questioning whether they
are able to do a better job than we can.
- Lee Kuan Yew


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