Occasion Quotes

"Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to ...

"Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to our eyes. 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
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Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to ...

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 can be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson
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It’s important to lose yourself in th...

It’s important to lose yourself in the sky on occasion, for when you look back down you will truly know where you are.
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β€œThink for yourself and let others enjoy the p...

β€œThink for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.” β€”Voltaire, TraitΓ© sur la tolΓ©rance, Γ  l'occasion de la mort de Jean Calas
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"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It p...

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit." β€” W. Somerset Maugham
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"The spirit of resistance to government is ...

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive." β€” Thomas Jefferson
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"It is not important to have said a thing first, ...

"It is not important to have said a thing first, or best - or even most interestingly. What is important is to say it on the right occasion." - Idries Shah
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"I try to avoid criticizing people when they are right. If...

"I try to avoid criticizing people when they are right. If they genuinely deserve criticism, I will not need to wait long for an occasion where they are wrong." -- Eliezer Yudkowsky
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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The ...

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
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"I was never really insane, ...

"I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched." Edgar Allan Poe
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"Prepare, prepare, prepare. When the pressure ...

"Prepare, prepare, prepare. When the pressure is on, you don’t rise to the occasion; you fall to your highest level of preparation." - Chris Voss
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"I was never really insane e...

"I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched." Edgar Allan Poe
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"Understand that life has occasions. One time it is poverty and ano...

"Understand that life has occasions. One time it is poverty and another time it is wealth. Once it is honour and another it is humiliation. Happy is he who remains grounded in each situation." - Ibn Al Jawzi
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"Unless we make Christmas an occasion ...

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

"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it." -Edward Magorium
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"Under pressure, you don't rise to the occasi...

"Under pressure, you don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That's why we train so hard." -Heard from a Navy Seal
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"Don't wait for extraordinary oppo...

"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities, seize common occasions and make them great. -Orison Swett Marden
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"If you expect the wo...

"If you expect the worst, you won't get hurt in the worst occasions."
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"Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the fi...

"Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers." - Leigh Hunt
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In general, all quotes are gener...

In general, all quotes are general and therefore are bound to contradict itself on some occasion. [OC]
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"There are great occasions in which some men are call...

"There are great occasions in which some men are called to great services, in the doing of which they are excused from the common rule of morality." - Oliver Cromwell
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Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to c...

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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Your life ...

Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.
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"Your life is an occa...

"Your life is an occasion, rise to it." -Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman)
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β€œ I feel the responsibility of the ...

β€œ I feel the responsibility of the occasion. Responsibility is proportionate to opportunity. ” β€” Woodrow Wilson
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Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start wi...

Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it. " Machiavelli
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"Live content with small means; seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather tha...

"Live content with small means; seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion. Be worthy, not respectable, wealthy, not rich; study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never." -Bruce Lee
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β€œDetermine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to ...

β€œDetermine 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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"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure a...

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. 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." - James D. Nicoll
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β€Ž"Nature cannot trust animals to be kind or chivalrous on all occasions, and if the female, who ...

β€Ž"Nature cannot trust animals to be kind or chivalrous on all occasions, and if the female, who is usually weaker in body, could not develop a tremendous psychic savagery, an inflexible will, when her young ones are threatened they would be frequently eaten or injured even by their own fathers."
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