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No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

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An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The question of the composition of perceptible objects
is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.
- Johannes Stark

A playwright lives in an occupied country.
And if you can't live that way you don't stay.
- Arthur Miller

 

It's a fascinating area for me, UFOs have occupied
a great part of my life since I was very young.
- Dwight Schultz

I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious
foods like tied up cattle.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

To have been torn from the study would have been as death;
my time was entirely occupied with art.
- John James Audubon

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A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
- Harriet Martineau

American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are
arriving in increasing numbers in England.
- John Amery

France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered
and was left without the right to choose.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

It was never a policy of the Kent team that the pitch
must be occupied all day after winning the toss.
- Frank Woolley

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind
is that of my individual responsibility to God.
- Daniel Webster

The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours -
and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during
the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves
from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants.
- John Shimkus

I was a very sickly kid.
While I was in the hospital at age 7,
my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied.
I was hooked.
- Len Wein

Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food.
My ethnicity was my choice.
It still is.
- Isaac Mizrahi

The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies,
prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
- Jonathan Swift

Psychoanalysts are not occupied with the minds of their patients;
they do not believe in the mind but in a cerebral intestine.
- Bernard Berenson

Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil,
which is different.
- Jalal Talabani

I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the
Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River,
and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people,
this land.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
- St.
Jerome

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment.
Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
- John James Audubon

I am an expert of electricity.
My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
- W. C. Fields

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always
occupied with the past and the future.
- Blaise Pascal

Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in
what ever is written down,
is the form of a human being.
If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
- Virginia Woolf

My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively
and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships.
- Westbrook Pegler

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our
own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds
occupied by the needs of others.
- Barbara Bush

The problem is we disagree about the origin.
Is this occupied land or not?
- Hassan Nasrallah

Making a cartoon occupied usually about three full days,
two spent in labour and one in removing the appearance of labour.
- David Low

When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania,
I had the imagination to keep myself occupied.
- Rhona Mitra

The presidency has made every man who occupied it,
no matter how small, bigger than he was;
and no matter how big,
not big enough for its demands.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

In another situation, and in an active station in life,
I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding
of an order would have never come into my head.
- Adam Weishaupt

When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents.
I believe that education is a capital investment.
- Arlen Specter

And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States,
from 1915 to 1934.
- Edwidge Danticat

Many of their lodges remained as perfect as when occupied.
They were made of poles two or three inches in diameter,
set up in circular form, and covered with cedar bark.
- William Henry Ashley

An occupying power has no right to make significant
alterations in the character of the occupied society,
to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth.
- Juan Cole

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
- Thomas Aquinas

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself;
if all it does is maintain itself,
then living is only not dying.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.
- John Ralston Saul

In writing the history of a disease,
every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever,
that has previously occupied the mind of the author,
should lie in abeyance.
- Thomas Sydenham

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
- Walter Savage Landor

Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than
the brain cells they occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied
in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
- Gertrude Stein

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
- Letitia Landon

But be that as it may, I think it is more respectful
to you that I should speak to you upon and do my best
to interest you in the subject which has occupied me,
and in which I am myself most interested.
- Arthur Cayley

Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable,
to assume without evidence from fossil plants that
the family or any of the genera was once larger and
wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?
- Asa Gray

When their city was occupied by the Gauls,
and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol,
had made military engines from the hair of the women,
they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus.
- Lactantius

The day is not far off when the economic problem will
take the back seat where it belongs,
and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied,
by our real problems - the problems of life and of human relations,
of creation and behavior and religion.
- John Maynard Keynes

Faced with this general consideration it will immediately
be realized on inquiry into the particular position
occupied within this general scheme by the scientific
field of catalysis that it is in the first stages of its development.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

At 6:30, which was when the national news began,
my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas.
Usually I occupied myself with a book,
but that night my father insisted that I pay attention.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Often when He comes, He finds the soul occupied.
Other guests are there, and He has to turn away.
He cannot gain entry, for we love and desire other things;
therefore,
His gifts, which He is offering to everyone unceasingly,
must remain outside.
- Johannes Tauler

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world
looks at the Palestinian question,
and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil,
as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories.
These are the bases on which peace will be built.
- King Hussein I

In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems
must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with
an infinity of interval values separating them -
that is to say,
the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied
in continuous manner by these maxima.
- Gabriel Lippmann

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply
in matters that concern the body;
for instance,
to be over much occupied about exercise,
about eating and drinking, about easing oneself,
about sexual intercourse.
- David Bailey

I once knew a house rather like The Land of Smiles -
an old house occupied by a varied collection of young people,
mainly students.
However none of these people were true models for the characters in the book,
though their way of life may have been.
- Margaret Mahy

In fact, the element of play has an important role in my life,
and I think that should be the case in the life of every artist.
Our life is occupied with playing, whether we play an instrument or a role.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

To praise it would amount to praising myself.
For the entire content of the work...
coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which
have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race,
has continually brought new perfections,
the cause of which, ever active though unseen,
is found in the demands made by our senses,
which always in their turns demand to be occupied.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The Pawn moves only one square at a time,
and that straight forward, except in the act of capturing,
when it takes one step diagonally to the right or left
file on to the square occupied by the man taken,
and continues on that file until it captures another man.
- Howard Staunton

The development of a political-economic framework to
explore long-run institutional change occupied me during
all of the 1980s and led to the publication of Institutions,
Institutional Change and Economic Performance in 1990.
- Douglass North

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration...
that we were going to do the right thing,
even if short-term it was unpopular.
And I think anybody who's occupied this office has
to remember that success is determined by an intersection
in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R.
and public opinion.
- Barack Obama

The troops were occasionally occupied in pursuing scattered
bands going north or south,
and on three occasions the large camp of Sitting Bull
ventured south of the Canadian border,
and important expeditions were sent against them.
- Nelson A. Miles

General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond
the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line
occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run,
and find a way to draw him out to open battle.
- James Longstreet

No, this customary aim of research by excavators is
completely foreign to the historical work with which I am occupied...
my sole and only aim is to be able to establish a historical fact,
on which I disagree with some eminent historians and geographers.
- Heinrich Schliemann

The rate of human invention is faster,
and the rate of cultural loss is slower,
in areas occupied by many competing societies with
many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere.
- Jared Diamond

Israel of the coastal plain, where eight out of ten
Israeli Jews live far removed from the occupied territories,
from the fiery Jerusalem, from the religious and nationalistic conflicts,
is unknown to the outside world, almost unknown to itself.
- Amos Oz

If we discovered that we only had five minutes left
to say all that we wanted to say,
every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling
other people to stammer that they loved them.
- Christopher Morley

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

There are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

I occupy much of my time in theological studies for
which I have a natural inclination.
- Cole Younger

U2 is an original species...
there are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono


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