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Occasion Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Occasion are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

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This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.
- the movie Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey


Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
The occasion is piled high with difficulty,
and we must rise with the occasion.
As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
- Abraham Lincoln

Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.
- Spike Milligan

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Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life,
but it is very close to having to live through the
experience that occasion this meeting.
- Anita Hill

Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.
- Ovid

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge
is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren

These poor wretches were stolen from their homes,
carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude,
from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered.
- Philip Hone

A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other.
- John Gould

I appreciate the people there thinking about me,
and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion.
- Raymond Berry

We don't just borrow words; on occasion,
English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- Booker T. Washington

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
- Albert Camus

One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
- Thomas Jefferson

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion.
I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
- Brenda Blethyn

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings,
all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
- Bing Crosby

We hope that eventually there would be an occasion
which I can personally prove that game music can in
fact impress many different people and move them.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Excess on occasion is exhilarating.
It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Great men of action...
never mind on occasion being ridiculous;
in a sense it is part of their job,
and at times they all are.
- Oswald Mosley

The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent
direct royal prerogative.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

I never had an occasion to question color,
therefore, I only saw myself as what I was...
a human being.
- Sidney Poitier

It's a very special venue and a very special occasion.
- Matthew Hayden

It appears to suggest that I was removed because I was disabled -
based on one occasion out of hundreds.
- Gerald Walpin

I recently did a piece for the Boston Pops and John Williams,
and I hope that it's as well a composed piece as I've
ever done for any other medium or occasion.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
- Wilfrid Laurier

On occasion we need to make a second effort -
and a third effort,
and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort
as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve.
- Thomas S. Monson

On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.
- Zebulon Pike

Don't worry about it.
Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.
- Walter Annenberg

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes
a man when he has occasion for it;
courage which arises from a sense of duty acts;
in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison

Whenever the occasion arose, he rose to the occasion.
- Jonathan Brown

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail
are suitable to the occasion.
It arises from circumstance, custom,
and nature.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Opposition is not necessarily enmity;
it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
- Sigmund Freud

I'm not a comedian.
I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion.
- Anthony Anderson

This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope
to visit Korea again if I have the chance.
- Cathy Freeman

I had no occasion for an apron on that morning.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

The Capitol was an occasion where you arrive at a sign
in the road that says you have arrived at a place you
may not have expected to be,
but you know how you got here: Next!
- Peter Garrett

To have in general but little feeling,
seems to be the only security against feeling too much
on any particular occasion.
- George Eliot

I only wish Chet Atkins could be here for this joyous occasion.
- Brenda Lee

Us investigators who went out into the field were faced
on occasion with a lot of anger,
by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?
- Tony Greig

I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion,
and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some
people use religion to manipulate other people.
- Peter Jennings

That dichotomy between the public consumption of the
work and my intent and practice in making it is an uneasy one for me,
on occasion.
- Jock Sturges

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness,
and their companionship in the saintly life need in
no way occasion surprise.
- William James

The occasion of this sadness is expressed in a word,
but must be considered in many more,
as being the principal concernment both of the Text and Time.
- John Pearson

I should prefer to die laughing, and,
on more than one occasion, thought I might.
- Joseph Epstein

On one occasion I shared a bed with about seven other people,
but we were all having a party overnight.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

Let us celebrate the occasion
with wine and sweet words.
- Plautus

There's immense fun to be had as long as you can sort of sneak it past DC.
I have been told on occasion that I need to have more
respect for these characters.
- Garth Ennis

It is refreshing to be able to express my views without
having to toe a party line.
It has got me into trouble on the odd occasion,
but I am not going to stop saying what I think.
- Pauline Hanson

Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry
and indulge it on every occasion.
- Moliere

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
- Loretta Young

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
- Calvin Coolidge

True, permanent peace can never be restored,
until slavery, the occasion of the war,
has ceased.
- Gerrit Smith

The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned,
is that it should be such as to give him but little
occasion to think much about it.
- Richard Whately

We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs.
We write them together; we just get in a room,
or on occasion in Flea's garage.
We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
- Chad Smith

I am a quick study - I can memorize a script in an hour -
but I can't remember a name three seconds.
I've even forgotten my wife's name on occasion.
- Don Adams

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig,
when I played the tribute song for him.
He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it.
It was a really lovely occasion.
- Joan Armatrading

On one occasion in 1987 the security police came looking
for me because of a drawing that I'd published.
- Jonathan Shapiro

I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion.
The hard part of writing is the architecture of it,
getting the story and structuring it.
Not the tweaking of lines.
- William Devane

I have referred to myself as an accidental activist
on more than one occasion.
- Joan Blades

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion
if we can simply learn that as well as giving,
it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

We should never lose an occasion.
Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.
- Benjamin Disraeli

For this to make sense, of course, it would have to
be a fair financial deal for us.
But I think this could be the occasion for us to build
a true partnership in content.
And we're especially interested because interactive
services are a key field for us.
- Jean-Marie Messier

To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings
on this occasion you must know to be impossible,
and particularly so for one who normally has to describe
only things outside himself.
- Melvin Calvin

When someone came to ask us for help,
it was sacred.
We did not even think twice.
We helped them, even if we had only meagre means;
we offered them arms,
a little bit of money, and in occasion,
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I have had the occasion to meet child actors from the
'60s and '70s at various functions,
and everyone's gone on to various different lives -
they're real-estate agents or surfers.
- Mike Lookinland

We have met on a solemn occasion, and in this crowded
assembly there is one thing that appears important,
that is, for every one of us to be still,
that if any thing should he said, every one may the better hear.
- Elias Hicks

The province was surrounded by powerful tribes of Indians
who watched the white settlers with an eager hostility,
and seized every occasion to molest them by secret inroad,
and often by open assault.
- John P. Kennedy

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute,
which goes directly to the heart of him who has had
frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and
gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
- Edgar Allan Poe

My officers and men understood wishes so well that
this movement was executed under fire,
the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the
enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.
- Joshua Chamberlain

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