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Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
View quotes by Calvin Coolidge

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

On any occasion when one can discover the cause of events, one should not resort to the gods.
View quotes by Polybius

A steamy occasion? I'm afraid for me that means a hot bath and nothing more exciting than that!
View quotes by Stan Stevens

A steamy occasion? I'm afraid for me that means a hot bath and nothing more exciting than that!
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I'd say my style was comfortable and practical, but I sometimes dress more formally, depending on the occasion.
View quotes by Jonny Wilkinson

Perhaps the occasion got the boys a bit [on Millwall drawing with unheard of Ferencvaros in the UEFA cup]
View quotes by Ray Wilkins

Obviously the occasion and the nerves got to my county team-mate Steve Harmison, as he has admitted.
View quotes by Paul Collingwood

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

All the players were ecstatic last night and everyone realises how momentous an occasion it was [on Ashes 2005 win]
View quotes by Paul Collingwood

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

View quotes by Nelson Algren

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

I don't think we really measured the enormity of the whole occasion. I'm very, very surprised. We never expected it. When I set out in May we didn't realise how big this was. Only now have we realised the importance of this. [on the 2005 Ashes win]
View quotes by Duncan Fletcher

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.
View quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli

A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.
View quotes by Marshall McLuhan

One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
View quotes by Lewis Tappan

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

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
View quotes by Orison Swett Marden

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.
View quotes by Joseph Addison

Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a mans. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower.
View quotes by Phyllis McGinley



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