Quotations on Occupation

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We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution, the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of the occupation that started in 1967.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Vision, Ending, Occupation, President, Solution, State)

Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Help, Occupation, Painting, Stars, Will)

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before.
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Keywords: Force, Medicine, Mercy, Occupation, states, United)

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Gain, Listening, Observation, Occupation, Talk, Will)

We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Home, Work, Mother, Being, Hurt, Occupation, Summer)

The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
- Alan Brien
(Keywords: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)

There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.
- Louise Brooks
(Keywords: Career, Film, Occupation, World)

It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet.
- Sam Brownback
(Keywords: Government, Time, Occupation, Religious)

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
- Truman Capote
(Keywords: Friendship, Occupation, Pretty)

Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work.
- Nancy Chodorow
(Keywords: Work, Parenting, Power, Control, Occupation, Public, World)

It is necessary to try to pass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
- Queen Christina
(Keywords: Life, Occupation, Self)

In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Virtue, Literature, Occupation, Word, Writer)

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
- William Congreve
(Keywords: Business, Time, Wisdom, Father, Occupation, Pleasure, Wit)

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
- William Cowper
(Keywords: Absence, Mind, Occupation, Rest)

In terms of the idea of long-term occupation - I have been reading a little bit more about this period - and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq. So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of.
- Edwidge Danticat
(Keywords: People, Idea, Iraq, Occupation, Reading)

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Performance, Competence, Occupation, Teaching, Tools)

An office occupation is another example as not only douse it disrupt the activities of the organization it also can raise the media profile of the campaign.
- Ben Edwards
(Keywords: Example, Media, Occupation, Office)

The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Men, Dream, Occupation, Youth)

Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves - the areas set aside in law for African occupation - as early as 1959 and 1960.
- Ruth First
(Keywords: Policy, African, Law, Occupation, Study)

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: Citizenship, Occupation, Opinion)

The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist.
- Danny Glover
(Keywords: War, People, Hope, America, Energy, Iraq, Moments, Occupation, Reason, Trade)

I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.
- Angelina Grimke
(Keywords: Time, Trust, Children, Occupation, Will)

I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged.
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Keywords: Nature, People, Help, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Cooperation, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
- Nazim Hikmet
(Keywords: Example, Living, Occupation, Seriousness)

We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe in dialogue as the method for regaining Arab rights. This is the spirit of the Great Arab Revolt.
- King Hussein I
(Keywords: Force, Rights, Land, Occupation, Spirit)

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Happiness, Wealth, Occupation, Tranquility)

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Health, Chance, Conscience, Freedom, Occupation, Result)

Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming.
- Holly Johnson
(Keywords: Time, Occupation, Writing)

The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression.
- Ramman Kenoun
(Keywords: Illusion, Nation, Occupation, Oppression)

There are only two ways to remove the president - if he violates the constitution or commits high treason. How could anyone accuse me of treason after I had terminated Israel's occupation of South Lebanon in 2000.
- Emile Lahoud
(Keywords: Constitution, Israel, Occupation, President, Treason)

Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.
- George Lucas
(Keywords: Film, Occupation, Occupations)

It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men; for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage; and they must even change their name.
- Agnes Macphail
(Keywords: Change, Marriage, Women, Work, Fact, Living, Name, Occupation, Today)

You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else.
- Orison Swett Marden
(Keywords: Idea, Occupation, Succeed, Will)

In a few years, all great physical constants will have been approximately estimated, and that the only occupation which will be left to men of science will be to carry these measurements to another place of decimals.
- James C. Maxwell
(Keywords: Men, Science, Occupation, Will, Years)

The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the revolution, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow - and they will win.
- Michael Moore
(Keywords: Enemy, Revolution, Numbers, Occupation, Will)

It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Keywords: Life, English, Jokes, Laughter, Occupation, Old, Trying)

If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation, that has usurped the rights of others.
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Keywords: Rights, Occupation, Opinion, State, Want)

In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory.
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Keywords: History, People, Victory, End, Fight, Land, Leaders, Man, Mankind, Occupation, Will)

My father followed, during most of his life, the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.
- Simon Newcomb
(Keywords: Life, Father, Country, Occupation, School)

The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.
- John Olver
(Keywords: Leadership, War, Policy, Choice, Decisions, Disaster, Iraq, Occupation, President, states, United)

I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same.
- Mohammed Omar
(Keywords: Muslim, Americans, Battle, Forget, Healing, Land, Nation, Occupation, Struggle)

I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one.
- Daniel Pinkwater
(Keywords: Day, Occupation, Trying, Writer)

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
- Plato
(Keywords: Quality, Gifts, Man, Occupation, Quantity, Right, Will)

I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Keywords: Leisure, May, Moments, Occupation, Public)

The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country.
- Ted Rall
(Keywords: Peace, Afghanistan, Commitment, Country, Experts, Needs, Occupation, Soldiers, Years)

To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't really worry that much about what other people think of me.
- Joe Rogan
(Keywords: People, Comedy, Occupation, Worry)

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Labor, Land, Occupation, Taxation)



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