Circumstances Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Circumstances

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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 ~


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


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


It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 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 ~


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


Obviously dunking on Horace Grant and Michael, in those circumstances, is just an incredible thing to happen. I'm happy I was able to make that play, and I'm fortunate I was in that position where I could make that happen for my team.
~By John Starks ~


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


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


Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
~By Herodotus ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


You don't underestimate either players or audience in any circumstances.
~By Peter Maxwell Davies ~


You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
~By Jim Rohn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much.
~By Derek Bailey ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


In the course of the reform, some new circumstances that we had not anticipated have appeared.
~By Zhu Rongji ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances.
~By Paul Getty ~


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 ~


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 ~


In a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs.
~By Dario Fo ~


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 ~


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 are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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 ~


So often we try to alter circumstances to suit ourselves, instead of letting them alter us, which is what they are meant to do.
~By Mother Maribel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
~By Robert Baden-Powell ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect... and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.
~By Abraham Tucker ~


You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances.
~By Ulrich Beck ~


Probably what my comment meant was that I don't care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth.
~By Sally Kirkland ~


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 ~

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November 29 ,2021
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