If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
— Robertson Davies

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash occasional quote

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
— Voltaire

There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.
— Oscar Wilde

He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
— Sydney Smith