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    occasion Quotes

    We women need to rise to the occasion. The ayahuasca experience rebirths, inspires, empowers, and ignites us to do that. The Cosmic Sister Plant Spirit Grant is just one small way women can encourage and support women to take that journey and shine as they were born to do.
    — Zoe Helene
    On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.
    — Zebulon Pike
    tags: present  occasion 
    I love hats; I love putting hats on. They are artwork. You can always go out and find a dress to wear for some occasion, but there are not that many occasions you can wear a hat.
    — Zara Phillips
    tags: occasion 
    Fans and friends are considered family. Being an A7X fan isn't always easy because it means you're not only gonna laugh with us, but cry with us and defend us on occasion. If you're part of the family it's for life.
    — Zacky Vengeance
    tags: friends  occasion 
    The reason why we're warriors is that we rise to the occasion; anyone that's felt like the system put them down, and then they rose to the occasion, they're a warrior. It's not about whether you come from the hood or you come from the suburbs, you know what I mean? It's about reality and life.
    — Wyclef Jean
    tags: reality  occasion 
    You can eat an omelet at midnight, at lunchtime, all day long. It's perfect for every occasion.
    — Wolfgang Puck
    tags: occasion 
    When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: night  occasion  ideas 
    Whoever wishes to acquire a deep acquaintance with Nature must observe that there are analogies which connect whole branches of science in a parallel manner, and enable us to infer of one class of phenomena what we know of another. It has thus happened on several occasions that the discovery of an unsuspected analogy between two branches of knowledge has been the starting point for a rapid course of discovery.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    Anger and the thirst of revenge are a kind of fever; fighting and lawsuits, bleeding,-at least, an evacuation. The latter occasions a dissipation of money; the former, of those fiery spirits which cause a preternatural fermentation.
    — William Shenstone
    Reading is good, hearing is good, conversation and meditation are good; but then, they are only good at times and occasions, in a certain degree, and must be used and governed with such caution as we eat and drink and refresh ourselves, or they will bring forth in us the fruits of intemperance.
    — William Law
    I don't roam around with a camera and never did. I took pictures in spurts, for my books, for some assignments or on special occasions. Like people who take out their cameras for Christmas and birthdays. Each time, like them, probably, I feel it's the first time and as if I would have to relearn the moves. Luckily, it comes pretty fast, like riding a bike.
    — William Klein
    On many occasions in the late 1950s and 1960s, [Ho Chi Minh's] ideas were apparently ignored by those who felt that his approach was too naive and prone to compromise. The outbreak of open warfare with the French and later with the United States was in effect a sign of the failure of Ho Chi Minh to achieve his objective to fight and win at low cost.
    — William J. Duiker
    To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common - this is my symphony.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: live  star  sage  occasion  spiritual 
    In general, we do well to let an opponent's motives alone. We are seldom just to them. Our own motives on such occasions are often worse than those we assail.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: alone  occasion 
    I was tenaciously opposed by the governor and deputy-governor of the Bank, who had seats in parliament, and I had the City for an antagonist on almost every occasion.
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: occasion 
    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
    The kindest and the happiest pair Will find occasion to forbear; And something, every day they live, To pity, and perhaps forgive.
    — William Cowper
    tags: live  occasion 
    Our plants had now increased to 252: as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there, though from the general conduct of the natives there did not appear the least occasion for so much caution.
    — William Bligh
    tags: occasion 
    What is it to be rich? It is to have an assured income in excess of expenditures, and to have no occasion for anxiety for the morrow. It is to be above the necessity of living from hand to mouth. It is to be able (or to have grounds to insanely suppose one's self to be able) to live outside of God's providence.
    — William Batchelder Greene
    tags: living  live  self  anxiety  occasion  god 
    It doesn't really exist, this Frat Pack. We run into each other on occasions and we all like each other's films, I guess, but there isn't some big funny restaurant or bar where we all hang out. At least, if there is, they haven't invited me.
    — Will Ferrell
    tags: funny  occasion  film 
    If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    tags: evil  occasion 
    All political arrangements, in that they have to bring a variety of widely-discordant interests into unity and harmony, necessarily occasion manifold collisions. From these collisions spring misproportions between men's desires and their powers; and from these, transgressions. The more active the State is, the greater is the number of these.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    The actual Irish weather report is really a recording made in 1922, which no one has had occasion to change. "Scattered showers, periods of sunshine."
    — Wilfrid Sheed
    tags: occasion 
    If mankind is to profit freely from the small and sporadic crop of the heroically gifted it produces, it will have to cultivate the delicate art of handling ideas. Psychology is now able to tell us with reasonable assurance that the most influential obstacle to freedom of thought and to new ideas is fear; and fear which can with inimitable art disguise itself as caution, or sanity, or reasoned skepticism, or on occasion even as courage.
    — Wilfred Trotter
    Computers are scary. Theyre nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.
    — Wesley Morris
    tags: death  value  job  occasion  computer  black 
    I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.
    — Wentworth Miller
    On at least four separate occasions and recorded in the four Gospels the Lord Jesus called His disciples to deny their soul life, deliver it to death, and then to follow Him.
    — Watchman Nee
    Think of a crucible as an occasion for real magic, the creation of something more valuable than an alchemist could possibly imagine. In it, the individual is transformed, changed, created anew. He or she grows in ways that change his or her definition of self.
    — Warren G. Bennis
    Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    tags: occasion  poetry 
    All men are evil and will declare themselves to be so when occasion is offered.
    — Walter Raleigh
    tags: evil  men  occasion 
    All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.
    — Walter Raleigh
    tags: evil  men  occasion  wise 
    Who so taketh in hand to frame any state or government ought to presuppose that all men are evil, and at occasions will show themselves so to be.
    — Walter Raleigh
    tags: evil  men  occasion  government 
    In really hard times the rules of the game are altered. The inchoate mass begins to stir. It becomes potent, and when it strikes, it strikes with incredible emphasis. Those are the rare occasions when a national will emerges from the scattered, specialized, or indifferent blocs of voters who ordinarily elect the politicians. Those are for good or evil the great occasions in a nation's history.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: evil  time  occasion  rules  games 
    Don't worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.
    — Walter Annenberg
    tags: worries  occasion 
    The law is like rope...useful, necessary, strong, but it can be bent and twisted into all kinds of shapes depending on the occasion.
    — W. P. Kinsella
    tags: law  strong  occasion 
    Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another...
    — W. H. Auden
    What living occasion can,Be just to the absent?
    — W. H. Auden
    tags: living  occasion 
    A meeting is an occasion when people gather together, some to say what they do not think, and others not to say what they really do.
    — Vladimir Voinovich
    tags: people  occasion  meeting 
    We have spoken on many occasions of the need to achieve high economic growth as an absolute priority for our country. The annual address for 2003 set for the first time the goal of doubling gross domestic product within a decade.
    — Vladimir Putin
    Peace is never so complete that we may not have something to suffer. . . . Since it is impossible to please all of [those you serve], they offer you the occasion for practices which increase your merit in the measure that you make them meritorious by your patience.
    — Vincent de Paul
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