Circumstance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Circumstance

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


Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.
~By Ivan Turgenev ~


Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
~By David Trimble ~


In order to figure out how to make atoms compute, you have to learn how to speak their language and to understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
~By Seth Lloyd ~


Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
~By Jean Paul ~


Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


We, too, must change as circumstances evolve.
~By Baldwin Spencer ~


In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated.
~By Margaret Halsey ~


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 ~


We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
~By Cesare Pavese ~


At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820, his Lordship presided; a circumstance, which may well be considered an era in the history of the Church of Upper Canada.
~By John Strachan ~


The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals, and with greater facility form itself into the line of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view in every order of sailing.
~By William Falconer ~


We had a single find of BSE in this country. And we believe that what we're doing is appropriate action taken in an abundance of caution under the circumstances. And I believe it's the right thing to do.
~By Ann Veneman ~


I engaged upon those activities because I believed that, in the dangerous circumstances which have been created in South Africa, it was my duty to do so.
~By Bram Fischer ~


Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments.
~By Harold H. Greene ~


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 ~


As a result, the highly civilized man can endure incomparably more than the savage, whether of moral or physical strain. Being better able to control himself under all circumstances, he has a great advantage over the savage.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
~By Simone Weil ~


McCain I'd vote against under any circumstance.
~By Pat Robertson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


To lose a son under those circumstances - a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart.
~By Brian Jones ~


You may not seem able to change some outer circumstances but you can start by changing your inner experience of life and yourself.
~By Joy Page ~


In specific circumstances the period of aging decline can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the organism as a whole which, in a certain general or theoretical sense, is left a cripple or invalid.
~By Wilhelm Ostwald ~


The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety of circumstances that surround any given show.
~By Dwight Yoakam ~


Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization - like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture - what circumstances created the environment or the need for it.
~By Natalie Portman ~


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 ~


And I am also here to say that if something were to happen, we are prepared to respond swiftly, to respond effectively, and to respond strongly. That is our tradition as a country. And that is a tradition that we will uphold, regardless of any circumstance because this nation is one that is very, very strong and, indeed, extraordinarily resilient.
~By Janet Napolitano ~


If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.
~By Martin Farquhar Tupper ~


In dealing with the China problem, the British and American side, which had particularly strong interests in China, should have based its judgments about the origins of the problem on direct observation of the actual circumstances at the time.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


I thank you for your kind invitation to introduce me to the president of the Republic. Since I have not been out of my atelier for two months, I have no appropriate costume for this circumstance. Please excuse me.
~By Camille Claudel ~


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 ~


Let everyone regulate his conduct... by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him.
~By William Wilberforce ~


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


It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.
~By George Eliot ~


While goals are chosen, a purpose is discovered. Our purpose is something we have been doing all along, and will continue to do, regardless of circumstances, until the day we die.
~By Peter McWilliams ~


There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families.
~By Helen Hunt Jackson ~


But one day, when I was still young, I was parted from my family and left my native country. I hunted and searched for music, and destiny turned me into the object of my hunt. The circumstances of life became my 'antlers' and prevented me from returning home.
~By Georg Solti ~


So interviews are a valuable tool, but under certain circumstances they'd be more valuable than others.
~By Hans Blix ~


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


Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.
~By Mario Andretti ~


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


The circumstances, including my body and my parents, whom I may curse, are my soul's own choice and I do not understand this because I have forgotten.
~By James Hillman ~


These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever, are to be fully condemned. In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you the most sincere condolences, both in my name and in that of the French people.
~By Jacques Chirac ~


Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it, we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances, and with a very good chance of losing it.
~By James Forrestal ~


I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.
~By Pam Grier ~


Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he.
~By Johann G. Seume ~


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. ~


The historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent.
~By Peter Conrad ~


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 ~


In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it will also tell us what empirical facts it should be possible to observe in a given set of circumstances.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


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


A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.
~By Marshall Field ~


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


When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Evidence can vary depending on the circumstances, the weather, and how long it has been hanging around.
~By Pat Brown ~


You mustn't forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had.
~By Isaac Rosenberg ~


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 ~


They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn't specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences.
~By Peter Singer ~


We were trained to live by our wits, in any circumstance.
~By William Stephenson ~


It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually, as the circumstances may require; but the President assures you that this will not be the case if you make a treaty with England first.
~By Townsend Harris ~


Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


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 ~


Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views.
~By Morris Raphael Cohen ~


Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
~By George Boole ~


The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I can identify emotionally with a character. If I make that connection, everything else is just working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting those through practice and research.
~By Joshua Leonard ~


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


We live in an increasingly sophisticated world that makes it difficult to make simple comments on stuff. There are too many people on both sides of the border who are taking advantage of circumstances and the situation.
~By Arlo Guthrie ~


People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.
~By Anthony Powell ~


Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.
~By Clive Bell ~


Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
~By Daniel Boone ~


I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament.
~By Tony Blair ~


We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


Planets are too dim to be detected with existing equipment, far away, except in these very special circumstances where they're seen by their gravitational effect.
~By Murray Gell Mann ~


I am clearly vulnerable on the question of socializing under circumstances not appropriate for a married man.
~By Chuck Robb ~


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


It has pleased and interested me to see how I could get along under difficult circumstances and with so much discomfort but as I say I was not sent out here to improve my temper or my health or to make me more content with my good things in the East.
~By Richard H. Davis ~


However, they did not treat the reasons that led to this condition. I believe that the conditions in the Palestinian territories are alway capable of explosion because the same circumstances are there.
~By Hassan Nasrallah ~


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


In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
~By Jacques Ellul ~


Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
~By Nido Qubein ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


When it was my turn, I just skated out and heard this huge cheer. It was very touching considering the bad circumstances under which I had left the team and that I had been away for four years.
~By Ted Lindsay ~


Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change - focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.
~By Joy Page ~


When I'm playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley's Game I want to be in the moment when he's feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances.
~By Dougray Scott ~


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 ~


We are all victims because of the circumstances, but I'm not sure what to say to any one who has lost a loved one. I know the feeling myself, and words just don't do much to ease the pain.
~By Lonnie Earl Johnson ~


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 ~

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October 27 ,2021
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