Occasioning: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations OccasioningLiterature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.ndash;Nelson AlgrenEvery composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one has no time to write down.ndash;Hector BerliozBad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.ndash;Ralph Waldo EmersonI should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.ndash;Edward Everett HaleExcess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.ndash;Somerset MaughamA 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.ndash;Marshall McLuhanAll anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.ndash;Babe PaleyThere are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.ndash;Titus Maccius PlautusIt is wise to be silent when occasion requires, and better than to speak, though never so well.ndash;PlutarchThey expect a professional presentation, so they expect to see a ''professional.'' Dress appropriately for the occasion, but don't be one of the crowd.ndash;Wess Roberts
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