Circumstances Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Circumstances

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Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


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 ~


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 ~


I'm a victim of maybe circumstances, but look at how it worked out.
~By Jessica Hahn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
~By John Heywood ~


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 ~


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


Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


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


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


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 ~


Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.
~By Daniel Webster ~


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


Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.
~By Charles Krauthammer ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


An atmosphere of beliefs and conceptions has been formed by the labours and struggles of our forefathers, which enables us to breathe amid the various and complex circumstances of our life.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.
~By Amy Tan ~


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


Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you.
~By Cotton Fitzsimmons ~


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 ~


Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
~By Samuel Lover ~


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


Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
~By Charles R. Swindoll ~


I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


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 ~


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


Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.
~By Elihu Root ~


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 ~


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 ~


Man is the creature of circumstances.
~By Robert Owen ~


Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


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 ~


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


However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
~By Tony Blair ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.
~By Johannes Stark ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Darwin based his theory on generalizations that were strictly empirical. You can go out and see that organisms do vary, that variations are inherited, and that every organism is capable of increasing its numbers in sufficiently favorable circumstances.
~By George C. Williams ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body, the parents, the place, and the circumstances that suited the soul and that, as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
~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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
~By Nicholas Sparks ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
~By B. F. Skinner ~


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 ~


I was born in very sorry circumstances.
~By Norman Wisdom ~


I think there's great potential for autonomy, but we have to remember that we live in a world where people may have free will but have not invented their circumstances.
~By Thomas Frank ~


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 ~


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


Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
~By James Allen ~


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 ~


Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
~By Henry Fielding ~


Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
~By Viktor E. Frankl ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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