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"New occasions teach new duties." - James Russell Lowell

"Christ's humanity occasions our divinity" - Scott Cairns

"Pray on all occasions." Unlocked page 38." - Karen Kingsbury

"I've been homeless on a few occasions." - Jay Electronica

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

"There are occasions on which all apologies are rudeness." - Samuel Johnson

"Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"...on some occasions, women, like dreams, go by contraries." - Louisa May Alcott

"Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving." - Charles Lamb

"There are those who'll turn innocent occasions to their advantage." - J K Rowling

"Contraceptives should be used on all conceivable occasions." - Spike Milligan

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

"Occasions of adversity best discover how great virtue or strength each one hath. For occasions do not make a man frail, but they show what he is." - Thomas A Kempis

"I only take a drink on two occasions - when I'm thirsty and when I'm not." - Brendan Behan

"There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate." - Robert Breault

"There are occasions and causes, why and wherefore in all things." - William Shakespeare

"Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is." - Lord Chesterfield

"There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain." - Plautus

"Occasions are rare; and those, who know how to seize upon them, are rarer." - Josh Billings

"Keep the town for occasions, but the habits should be formed in retirement." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There are occasions when I would rather feel like a fly than a spider." - E M Forster

"In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake." - Aristotle

"My capacity for having a good time exists. It surfaces, however, on odd occasions." - Renata Adler

"The power to share has already turned once-solitary activities into social occasions." - Melinda Blau

"Only a sadistic scoundrel-or a fool-tells the bald truth on social occasions." - Robert A Heinlein

"The most congenial social occasions are those ruled by cheerful deference of each for all." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Occasions are rare; and those, who know how to seize upon them are rarer." - Josh Billings

"There are certain occasions when, in art, simplicity is an audacious originality." - Achille Poincelot

"To despise money on some occasions is a very great gain." - Terence

"Ejaculations are short prayers darted up to God on emergent occasions." - Thomas Fuller

"She could only hear the truth on rare occasions, and had the life to prove it." - Alan Robert Neal

"He is a first-rate collector who can, upon all occasions, collect his wits." - George D. Prentice

"Perhaps there really are occasions in life when it's best not to say anything." - Miljenko Jergovic

"Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure" - Fanny Burney

"An American is a complex of occasions, themselves a geometry of spatial nature." - Charles Olson

"Garlic, like perfume, must be used with discretion and on the proper occasions." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"Rising glory occasions the greatest envy, as kindling fire the greatest smoke." - Edmund Spenser

"All occasions invite His mercies, and all times are His seasons." - John Donne

"A man who will not get scared on some occasions, lacks good sense." - E W Howe

"Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Every person who has ever lived has lived an unbroken succession of unique occasions." - Thornton Wilder

"Perhaps there really are occasions in life when it's best not to say anything." - Miljenko Jergovic

"[Hillary Clinton] has seen on two separate occasions, laughing at the girl who was raped." - Donald Trump

"A productive marriage requires falling in enjoy numerous occasions, usually with the identical man or woman." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"The process is so complicated that it offers ever so many occasions for running abnormally." - Karl Marx

"There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things." - William Shakespeare

"There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate." - Robert Brault

"How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge." - William Shakespeare

"He is a first-rate collector who can, upon all occasions, collect his wits." - George Dennison Prentice

"I am someone who will rise to an occasion like that. Other occasions can defeat me." - Carrie Fisher

"Learning is like bank-notes: prudence and good behaviour are like silver, useful upon all occasions." - James Burgh

"In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interests are at stake." - Aristotle

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

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

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

"On the rare occasions I go to the gym, I prefer silence." - Bebe Neuwirth

"I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched." - Edgar Allan Poe

"I try to save being angry for the really important moments - for special occasions." - Jon Cryer

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

"Over the holidays is when I have the most occasions to cook and bake." - Nina Dobrev

"The previous generation, such as Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain, lost to Australia on many occasions." - Andrew Strauss

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

"In the past I've thrown my wicket away on certain occasions." - Kevin Pietersen

"For special occasions, I love pretty dresses - but nothing too frou-frou!" - Twiggy

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

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

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

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

"There are many occasions in literature in which telling is far more effective than showing." - Francine Prose

"We are all members of the same great family ... On social occasions the formality of strictly military occasions should be relaxed, and a spirit of friendliness and goodwill should prevail." - John A. Lejeune

"Not to sound too deep or weird, but I assume that the occasions once you pretty take pleasure in surfing are the occasions you are extremely kind of getting a single with nature." - Kelly Slater

"Sometimes, occasions occur in life which demand you to be a little foolish in order to skillfully extricate yourself." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Necessity, especially in politics, often occasions false hopes, false reasonings, and a system of measures, correspondingly erroneous." - Alexander Hamilton

"It was one of the occasions when Lymond asleep wrecked the peace of mind of more people than Lymond awake." - Dorothy Dunnett

"But with regard to critical occasions, it often happens that all moments seem comfortably remote until the last." - George Eliot

"Flying would give such occasions for intrigues as people cannot meet with who have nothing but legs to carry them." - Joseph Addison

"I've never sued anybody, though there have been one or two occasions I've wanted to strangle one or two people." - Richard Branson

"On one of those rare occasions when Bach appraised his own life's work, he remarked: I worked hard." - Johann Sebastian Bach

"I don't think I've ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before before." - Truman Capote

"But such occasions of excellence became less and less frequent. As her technique became sounder, [her] sincerity became less necessary." - Thornton Wilder

"Discord occasions a momentary distress to the ear, which remains unsatisfied, and even uneasy, until it hears something better." - Charles Burney

"If people knew how much ill-feeling unselfishness occasions, it would not be so often recommended from the pulpit." - C S Lewis

"There are some occasions when a man must tell half his secret, in order to conceal the rest." - Lord Chesterfield

"She lifted the drooping muzzle with both hands...It was a special embrace saved for special occasions." - Jean M Auel

"On occasions when u feel most hopeless, u must take powerful effort. We must persist in face of failure." - Dalai Lama

"Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves." - Andre Gide

"Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men." - Brooke Westcott

"None so nearly disposed to scoffing at religion as those who have accustomed themselves to swear on trifling occasions." - John Tillotson

"Occasions when you can change your mind should be cherished, because they mean you're smarter than you were before." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Temptations and occasions put nothing into a man, but only draw out what was in him before." - John Owen

"Moral maxims are surprisingly useful on occasions when we can invent little else to justify our actions." - Alexander Pushkin

"You might be a redneck if you have a very special baseball cap, just for formal occasions." - Jeff Foxworthy

"If I have to be a monotheist, y'know pick one, I'm picking vodka, it goes well with everything, all occasions." - Doug Stanhope

"White pants should be worn on two occasions: One, never. And two, if you're selling ice cream." - Greg Proops

"Photographers represented occasions once. You dressed for them as you might for church; they cost money, they recorded important moments." - Michael Lesy

"There are several occasions in the course of any woman's day when, without question, screaming is the appropriate response ..." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"It is the duty of mankind on all suitable occasions to acknowledge their dependence on the Divine Being." - Benjamin Franklin

"Meanness is the one thing I do get upset about on those rare occasions when I see it." - Maya Soetoro-Ng

"I love the mid-length skirt. That's really appropriate, you can wear that in many different day occasions." - Olivia Palermo

"Comedy is like a sweet. On auspicious occasions and during celebrations sweets are always offered. We offer a unique flavour." - Senthil

"She lifted the drooping muzzle with both hands... It was a special embrace saved for special occasions." - Jean M Auel

"In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions." - Henry Ward Beecher

"replaces by saving the man who has the misfortune of not possessing it from most occasions when it's needed." - Nicolas Chamfort

"There may be occasions when it is best to behave irrationally, but whether there are should be decided rationally." - I. J. Good

"The Western planners are definitely trying to fragment the entire Middle East. They already have done, on several historical occasions." - Andre Vltchek

"There are occasions when the simplest and fewest words surpass in effect all the wealth of rhetorical amplification." - George Henry Lewes

"I said on numerous occasions how I feel about my father. I love him with all my heart." - Cam Newton

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

"On certain occasions art can shake very ordinary spirits, and whole worlds can be revealed by its clumsiest interpreters." - Gustave Flaubert

"There were a couple of occasions when it was passed around - and, unlike President Clinton, I did inhale!." - Brian Cowen

"I loved working with Meryl Streep twice and I've gotten to work with my friend Liam Neeson on several occasions." - Aidan Quinn

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

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

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

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

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

"Hats are really for ultimate occasions, so when I make one, I try to do something different, something noticeable." - Philip Treacy

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

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

"There are many occasions when the highest praise one can receive is the attack of some given scoundrel." - Theodore Roosevelt

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

"There have been occasions - and I think it's very good for any human being that such occasions would be rare - that one would feel that one is a channel, and there have been some occasions when it seemed as though I was standing outside of myself watching and listening to myself sing." - Jessye Norman

"The scripture in times of disputes is like an open town in times of war, which serves in differently the occasions of both parties." - Alexander Pope

"There were many occasions in my career where I could have given up, where I asked myself whether I would ever make it." - Amelie Mauresmo

"The arts must study their occasions; they must stand modestly aside until they can slip in fitly into the interstices of life." - George Santayana

"If alcohol is queen, then tobacco is her consort. It's a fond companion for all occasions, a loyal friend through fair weather and foul." - Luis Bunuel

"Injuries accompanied with insults are never forgiven: all men, on these occasions, are good haters, and lay out their revenge at compound interest." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Mesmerizing! I've heard Jim Rohn speak on numerous occasions and I still listen intently to every word he says. His delivery is flawless; his ideas - timeless." - Tony Alessandra

"Our speech has its weaknesses and its defects, like all the rest. Most of the occasions for the troubles of the world are grammatical." - Michel De Montaigne

"It was one of those problematic occasions with long silences, sporadic coughs, and people saying isolated things like, "Well, isn't this nice." - Terry Pratchett

"I've always admired a woman who can dress for all occasions-someo ne who's not fashion crazy,but you always want to look like her." - Ralph Lauren

"Dave Rudabaugh is an ignorant scoundrel! I disapprove of his very existence. I considered ending it myself on several occasions but self-control got the better of me." - Doc Holliday

"A man must find his occasions in himself, it is true. The natural day is very calm, and will hardly reprove his indolence." - Henry David Thoreau

"None seem to bear the imputation of supposed guilt with greater intolerance than such as are, on other occasions, obviously culpable of vice or crime." - Norm Macdonald

"There are occasions when the general belief of the people, even though it be groundless, works its effect as sure as truth itself." - Friedrich Schiller

"As men are affected in all ages by the same passions, the occasions which bring about great changes are different, but the causes are always the same." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Awkwardness is a more real disadvantage than it is generally thought to be; it often occasions ridicule, it always lessens dignity." - Lord Chesterfield

"For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions. They are, in fact, the cause of our distraction." - Henry David Thoreau

"Limousines used to be reserved for the ruling class, or, on special occasions, for the working class. Today, limousines are like taxicabs with the door handles still intact." - Erma Bombeck

"It was odd how one found oneself making trivial conversation on important occasions. Perhaps it was because one could not say what was really in one's mind." - Barbara Pym

"Cooking meat over a fire is one of the most stirring of those ritual acts, usually performed outdoors, on special occasions, in public, and by men." - Michael Pollan

"That Action is best which procures the greatest Happiness for the greatest Numbers; and that worst, which, in like manner, occasions misery." - Francis Hutcheson

"There are occasions when I have moved boulders, but I'm reluctant to, especially ones that have been rooted in a place for many years." - Andy Goldsworthy

"On certain occasions, the eyes of the mind can supply the want of the most powerful telescopes, and lead to astronomical discoveries of the highest importance." - Francois Arago

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all." - John Wooden

"WRATH, n. Anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to exalted characters and momentous occasions; as, "the wrath of God," "the day of wrath," etc. . . ." - Ambrose Bierce

"Fools are in great demand, especially on social occasions. They embarrass everyone but provide material for conversation. In their positive form, they become diplomats." - Umberto Eco

"I liked wine, both red and white, and especially Champagne; and on very special occasions I could even drink a small glass of brandy." - Winston Churchill

"You'll find a way. You'll always find a way. And on the rare occasions when you can't, you'll have friends who will." - Michael Monroe

"A man endowed with great perfections, without good-breeding, is like one who has his pockets full of gold, but always wants change for his ordinary occasions." - Richard Steele



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