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Results from Michael Moncur's (Cynical) Quotations:

The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)

Results from Laura Moncur's Motivational Quotations:

A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)
It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
Queen Christina (1626 - 1689), of Sweden
Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.
William Lyon Phelps
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983), The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
We certainly do not forget you as soon as you forget us. It is, perhaps, our fate rather than our merit. We cannot help ourselves. We live at home, quiet, confined, and our feelings prey upon us. You are forced on exertion. You have always a profession, pursuits, business of some sort or other, to take you back into the world immediately, and continual occupation and change soon weaken impressions. All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one; you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Persuasion, 1818

Results from Classic Quotes:

Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.
Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC), Decorum
O, now, for ever
Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content!
Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars
That make ambition virtue! O, farewell!
Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!
And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats
The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit,
Farewell! Othello's occupation's gone!
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Othello", Act 3 scene 3
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
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