Circumstances Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Circumstances

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances, I consider my life to be immeasurably rich.
~By Sonia Sotomayor ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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. ~


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 message here is you cannot, under any circumstances, throw an object at an official. You just cannot do it.
~By Stu Jackson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


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 ~


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


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


So I think in those circumstances, there's some potential that you could see a big pendulum swing like 1994, which people you thought weren't vulnerable all of the sudden get in trouble.
~By John Podesta ~


Manuel Rosales is being unjustly persecuted. He won't return to Venezuela under these circumstances, because Peru will never expel him.
~By Javier Valle-Riestra ~


Unavoidable circumstances prevent me from giving you ample written instructions. Such however as may be deemed necessary will be prepared and sent to you at the City of Washington in a very few days.
~By Anson Jones ~


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 ~


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


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


I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
~By Barbara Kruger ~


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


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


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 ~


Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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 ~


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 ~


Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
~By Henry James ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.
~By James Newman ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


There are moments when you feel free, moments when you have energy, moments when you have hope, but you can't rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that.
~By Anita Brookner ~


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 ~


This is really high on the priority list of tribal concerns. This is a cash cow in many circumstances, and tribes are concerned about protection of tribal assets.
~By Jack Abramoff ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
~By Booker T. Washington ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


Our live set's become increasingly complex recently; we've been doing stuff that's been vastly too much information for most people to deal with and I think it's quite interesting watching how people behave in those situations, under those circumstances.
~By Sean Booth ~


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. ~


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


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


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


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


Circumstances can be very important. Find the right people to work with.
~By Steve Lacy ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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

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