There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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.
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.
The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.
There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
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.
See that no one puts a stumbling block, or an occasion to fall in his brothers way.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
They expect a professional presentation, so they expect to see a professional.
Dress appropriately for the occasion, but don't be one of the crowd.
In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interests are at stake.
What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are.
What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.
The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.
When a woman dresses up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
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.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots
On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting.
The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting.
Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind.
When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.