Circumstance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Circumstance

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It was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible!
~By Tim Flock ~


Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven.
~By T. E. Lawrence ~


The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.
~By Marquis De Custine ~


Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


I'm like a decathlete who does all of the events he's used to, but is being forced by certain circumstances to focus on three events, and being forced to focus on events that he wasn't that interested in, and also weren't his strongest events.
~By Michael Nyman ~


Our Lord did not try to alter circumstances. He submitted to them. They shaped his life and eventually brought him to Calvary. I believe we miss opportunities and lovely secrets our Lord is waiting to teach us by not taking what comes.
~By Mother Maribel ~


I'm interested in why people compromise when they shouldn't. It comes back to what V's about in a sense. We've all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we'll forget about them and put them behind us. I'm very interested in why people do that.
~By David Lloyd ~


I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


I'm always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position. Sometimes you don't see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
~By Jackie Chan ~


No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


I feel very confident that Americans flying in the air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances would our pilots ever even request permission to do that.
~By Hugh Shelton ~


The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
~By Martha Washington ~


The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me.
~By Steven Hatfill ~


A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
~By Barbara Mikulski ~


Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
~By Kate Millett ~


The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
~By Stephen Bayley ~


Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.
~By Charles Rangel ~


Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America, and under many other circumstances, man has passed through the most adverse climates and has survived, but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones.
~By Ellsworth Huntington ~


There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe.
~By Charles Babbage ~


I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.
~By Rob Lowe ~


We were doing it under the most extraordinary circumstances, but the first out of the tent in the morning would be David Lean. He said to me on the very first day of shooting, Pete, this is the beginning of a great adventure.
~By Peter O'Toole ~


In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.
~By Catherine II ~


It's never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that's my job.
~By Patricia Clarkson ~


I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry.
~By Norman Wisdom ~


If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


Whatever life we have experienced, if we can tell our story to someone who listens, we find it easier to deal with our circumstances.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
~By Omar N. Bradley ~


He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
~By James Stockdale ~


It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
~By Thomas Reid ~


Under no circumstances would it be right for me to go with MGM. Irene shares my opinion.
~By David O. Selznick ~


Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
~By Viktor E. Frankl ~


The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.
~By C. P. Scott ~


To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances.
~By Fernando Flores ~


When I'm forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners, it's all I can do to refrain from attack.
~By Jack Henry Abbott ~


Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


I met Jesse Owens once. He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances.
~By Lee Trevino ~


We should be inspired by people... who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong-even in the most difficult circumstances.
~By Rachel Corrie ~


We have to mainstream everybody. No matter what their circumstances when they were growing up. Part of that is knowing that after they're finished with school, everybody in this country gets up and goes to work.
~By Donna Shalala ~


It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.
~By Breyten Breytenbach ~


Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone.
~By Neil Armstrong ~


Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
~By Katie Holmes ~


To know all about anything is to know how to deal with it under all circumstances.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
~By Frank Lloyd Wright ~


Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
~By Miguel Angel Ruiz ~


It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
~By Karl Marx ~


There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
~By Edward Zwick ~


If we were in a similar circumstance in the future I would want to make sure that our reporting was at least as diverse as it was during this most recent war.
~By Jim Walton ~


One of the misperceptions that exists in the Muslim world, which needs to be fixed, is the perception that Muslims in America are - are - are living in - in very, very, very bad circumstances. They cannot practice religion freely. It is not the truth at all. The fact is, we are practicing. We fast, we pray, we do our prayers.
~By Feisal Abdul Rauf ~


Circumstances don't make a person; they reveal him or her.
~By Richard Carlson ~


There is little correlation between the circumstances of people's lives and how happy they are.
~By Dennis Prager ~


We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.
~By Terry Brooks ~


You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
~By Les Brown ~


There has been a huge advance in technology, which has improved the safety of the cars incredibly, but there are still some heavy crash impacts and in certain circumstances there is still the chance of fire today.
~By Jackie Stewart ~


In plain words: now that Britain has told the world that she has the H-Bomb she should announce as early as possible that she has done with it, that she proposes to reject in all circumstances nuclear warfare.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


The nature of the task needs to be renewed so people just don't feel that all the hard work is in the same groove all the time, under the same circumstances and in the same environment.
~By Timothy White ~


It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.
~By Bashar al-Assad ~


Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
~By James Allen ~


I had no idea that I would ever get involved with something like lending money to poor people, given the circumstances in which I was working in Bangladesh.
~By Muhammad Yunus ~


You have a right to your opinion about the work that you're doing. An artist is as equally important as the director. If you believe that, you can work in any circumstances.
~By Maggie Gyllenhaal ~


Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.
~By Thomas J. Watson ~


A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.
~By Alice Duer Miller ~


The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
~By Robertson Davies ~


A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~


In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.
~By William Ernest Henley ~


A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
~By Hugh Downs ~


Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary.
~By Mario Vargas Llosa ~


Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.
~By Fritz Kreisler ~


To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
~By Confucius ~


Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
~By Mark Twain ~


An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance, which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.
~By Edward Grey ~


Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
~By Isaac Watts ~


Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn't a person in the United States who couldn't identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make.
~By Carl Barks ~


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
~By Herodotus ~


We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
~By Allan Massie ~


I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
~By Jack Youngblood ~


It has from the beginning been carried on with as much vigor and as great care of our trade as was consistent with our safety at home and with the circumstances we were in at the beginning of the war.
~By Robert Walpole ~


When the circumstances are right, everything becomes a dance.
~By Lynette Fromme ~


Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.
~By Cordell Hull ~


I am I plus my circumstances.
~By Jose Ortega y Gasset ~


I have never thought that the circumstance of God's having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself.
~By Charles Simeon ~


Horrible things happen, but were they horrible? No, they were just circumstances of the world.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
~By William Halsey ~


To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
~By Bruce Lee ~


Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
~By Lord Byron ~


Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.
~By Ruth Gordon ~


How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
~By Horace Walpole ~


In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England, Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow. Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war.
~By Pierre Laval ~


I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research.
~By John Forbes Nash, Jr. ~


Any time you put a cast like this in compromising circumstances or shake it up a little bit, I think we're all pretty close so we draw on real emotion.
~By George Eads ~


Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~

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