Circumstances Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Circumstances

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War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
~By Thomas Paine ~


However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.
~By Neville Chamberlain ~


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 ~


Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
~By Pieter Zeeman ~


I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
~By Milton Friedman ~


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


There is something universal in the theme of a man trying to save his family in the midst of the most terrible circumstances. It is not limited to Sierra Leone. This story could apply to any number of places where ordinary people have been caught up in political events beyond their control.
~By Edward Zwick ~


Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
~By Dave Barry ~


In the same circumstances, I know that I would do the same thing again.
~By Melita Norwood ~


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 ~


Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.
~By Evan Bayh ~


As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances.
~By Peter Snell ~


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


Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
~By Jean Racine ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
~By Blaine Lee ~


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


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 ~


The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
~By Aristotle ~


Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances.
~By Virgil ~


The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of these new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances.
~By David Davis ~


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 ~


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 ~


Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


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 ~


If all the circumstances of acting are made to easy, then there's no grain of sand to make the pearl.
~By Peter Sarsgaard ~


The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work - or worry.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances, because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make.
~By Puff Daddy ~


A man's character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer.
~By Hesketh Pearson ~


There are movies that require fantasy and slightly more fantastical acting. Lines that are good for certain movies, in real life circumstances, would be absolutely unbelievable things to really say, and you would look at these people like they're freaks for conversing that way. But somehow for certain styles of movies, it works, and it seems fine.
~By Christian Bale ~


Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
~By Horace ~


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 ~


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 ~


I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances.
~By Patricia Heaton ~


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 ~


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


Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
~By Augustine of Hippo ~


Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would be unleashed only under certain dangerous social circumstances.
~By Iris Chang ~


I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying.
~By Gregory Harrison ~


Technology has saved us money in some circumstances, but it has really afforded us the ability to cover stories from locations we might not have been able to in the past.
~By Jim Walton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we're making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in.
~By Ann Veneman ~


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 ~


Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought, under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime.
~By Gijs de Vries ~


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


At that time we were very definitely told that under no circumstances should there be any secret chapters or any other secrecy in the life of the Party, but that everything should be done publicly.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


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


When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term.
~By Harry Stack Sullivan ~


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


At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


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


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


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 ~


Gentlemen can now only behave as such, or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are manifestly contrived or unreal.
~By Simon Raven ~


Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world.
~By Aslan Maskhadov ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
~By Barbara de Angelis ~


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


For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
~By Richard Leakey ~


Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
~By Charles de Montesquieu ~


There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
~By Leon Trotsky ~


Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him.
~By James Lane Allen ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


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


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 ~


I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it's a group of people I'm dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.
~By Colin Firth ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances.
~By Todd Solondz ~


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 ~


He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
~By David Hume ~


Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate, but you wouldn't really call that privacy. That's ignorance.
~By Bruce Sterling ~


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 ~


The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence as early as Chaucer's time: but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth.
~By George Saintsbury ~

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