All questions rely on the present for their solution. Time measures nothing but itself. The word that is written may be postponed,but not that on the lip. If this is what the occasion says, let the occasion say it.
Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
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.
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in timeof need, behind your back, and after your death.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
I only drink champagne on two occasions.When I am in love and when I am not
We recognize that there are no trivial occurrences in life if we get the right focus on them.
We kind of shape our truths as we speak them. We fashion things to suit the occasion or the person or our own needs in the moment.
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.
If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.
I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion, and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some people use religion to manipulate other people.
When you're a caregiver, you need to realize that you've got to take care of yourself, because, not only are you going to have to rise to the occasion and help someone else, but you have to model for the next generation.
Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.
During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times.
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.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
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