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Circumstance quotes by Charles Dickens
#1. Oh, it's not her Christian name. Her Christian name is Clara.' 'Is it though?' said Mr. Barkis. He seemed to find an immense fund of reflection in this circumstance, and sat pondering and inwardly whistling for some time. 'Well!' he resumed at length. 'Says you, "Peggotty! Barkis is waitin' for a answer." Says she, perhaps, "Answer to what?" Says you, "To what I told you." "What is that?" says she. "Barkis is willin'," says you.' This extremely artful suggestion Mr. Barkis accompanied with a nudge of his elbow that gave me quite a stitch in my #Quote by Charles Dickens
Circumstance quotes by Rick Warren
#2. The Bible says, Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance #Quote by Rick Warren
Circumstance quotes by Robert E. Howard
#3. Barbarianism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is the whim of circumstance. And barbarianism must ultimately triumph #Quote by Robert E. Howard
Circumstance quotes by Mark Ireland
#4. Your circumstance is ultimately tied to your choices; you create your own destiny. Individual development is up to you - it is your responsibility. You have all eternity to grow and progress to become all you can be. Whether the journey is swift of protracted is ultimately in your hands. #Quote by Mark Ireland
Circumstance quotes by Samuel Lover
#5. To return after long years of painful absence to some place which has been the scene of our former joys, and whence the force of circumstance, and not choice, has driven us, is oppressive to the heart. #Quote by Samuel Lover
Circumstance quotes by Janne Teller
#6. We knew that everything was more about how it appeared than how it was. The most important thing, in any circumstance, was to amount to something that really looked like it was something. #Quote by Janne Teller
Circumstance quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#7. Sleep takes off the costume of circumstance, arms us with terrible freedom, so that every will rushes to a deed. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Circumstance quotes by Clara Schumann
#8. You appear in the Novelletten in every possible circumstance, in every irresistible form ... They could only be written by one who knows such eyes as yours and has touched such lips as yours. #Quote by Clara Schumann
Circumstance quotes by Isaac Asimov
#9. I have made a discovery,' said Giskard, his voice carrying no shade of emotion. 'I have made it because, for the first time in my existence, I faced thousands of human beings. Had I done this two centuries ago, I would have made the discovery then. Had I never faced so many at once, then I would never have made the discovery at all.
'Consider, then, how many vital points I might easily grasp, but never have and never will, simply because the proper conditions for it will never come my way. I remain ignorant except where circumstance helps me, and I cannot count on circumstance. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Circumstance quotes by Lysa TerKeurst
#10. Because He's near, we dont have to be anxious or feel out of control. We have peace that rises above any circumstance! #Quote by Lysa TerKeurst
Circumstance quotes by Ulrich Von Hutten
#11. This is treachery, to change faith in accord with shifting fortune. The justice of my cause impelled me to withstand even adverse circumstance. #Quote by Ulrich Von Hutten
Circumstance quotes by Harry S. Truman
#12. Canadian-American relations for many years did not develop spontaneously. The example of accord provided by our two countries did not come about merely through the happy circumstance of geography. It is compounded of one part proximity and nine parts good will and common sense. #Quote by Harry S. Truman
Circumstance quotes by Arthur Miller
#13. The closer they come to transcending technique and the memorization of lines
the closer to really beginning to act, in short
the more Chinese they begin to seem. Happy now approaches Miss Forsythe to pick her up in the restaurant with a wonderful formality, his back straight, head high, his hand-gestures even more precise and formal, but with a comic undertone that ironically comes closer to conveying the original American idea of the scene than when he was trying to be physically sloppy and "relaxed"
that is, imitating an American. I think that by some unplanned magic we may end up creating something not quite American or Chinese but a pure style springing from the heart of the play itself
the play as a nonnational event, that is, a human circumstance. #Quote by Arthur Miller
Circumstance quotes by M. Russell Ballard
#14. But one thing is certain: the commandments have not changed. Let there be no mistake about that. Right is still right. Wrong is still wrong, no matter how cleverly cloaked in respectability or political correctness. We believe in chastity before marriage and fidelity ever after. That standard is an absolute standard of truth. It is neither subject to public opinion polls nor dependent upon situation or circumstance. There is no need to debate it or other gospel standards. #Quote by M. Russell Ballard
Circumstance quotes by Nicole Williams
#15. Hey, don't judge me. I was doing the best I could with the circumstance I'd been given. #Quote by Nicole Williams
Circumstance quotes by Ann Aguirre
#16. First slow dance, you get out there and ask her. Promise?"
Max knocked back his shot. "Fine, I can probably manage that."
I chugged my water as another good song came on. So I grabbed his hand. "Don't be self-conscious. I'm going to teach you some move. Nothing fancy."
He watched me for a few seconds than shook his head. "My pelvis only moves that way under one circumstance. This isn't it. #Quote by Ann Aguirre
Circumstance quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#17. It is quite rare for God to provide a great man at the necessary moment to carry out some great deep, which is why when this unusual combination of circumstance does occur, history at once records the name of the chosen one and recommends him to the admiration of posterity. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Circumstance quotes by Haruki Murakami
#18. Solitude is, more or less, an inevitable circumstance. Sometimes, however, this sense of isolation, like acid spilling out of a bottle, can unconsciously eat away at a person's heart and dissolve it. You could see it, too, as a kind of double-edged sword. It protects me, but at the same time steadily cuts away at me from the inside. I think in my own way I'm aware of this danger - probably through experience - and that's why I've had to constantly keep my body in motion, in some cases pushing myself to the limit, in order to heal the loneliness I feel inside and to put it in perspective. Not so much as an intentional act, but as an instinctive reaction. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Circumstance quotes by Alison Goodman
#19. There was a saying that the strength of a man's steel was only known under the hammer of circumstance. If anyone had asked me a few hours ago, I would have said that nearly five years of boyhood had hammered me into constant fear and excessive caution. But now I realised it had done the opposite. It had shaped me into someone who stepped forwards and reached for what she wanted. It was too late for me to tuck my hands behind my back and wait like a good woman. #Quote by Alison Goodman
Circumstance quotes by Frederick Lenz
#20. Stop trying to do things that will make you happy. Happiness is a state of mind; because otherwise, you are a slave to circumstance. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Circumstance quotes by John Stuart Mill
#21. Every one knows how absurd it would be to infer from what a man is or does when in a private station, that he will be and do exactly the like when a despot on a throne; where the bad parts of his human nature, instead of being restrained and kept in subordination by every circumstance of his life and by every person surrounding him, are courted by all persons, and ministered to by all circumstances. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Circumstance quotes by Sam Harris
#22. This universe is shot through with mystery. The very fact of its being, and of our own, is a mystery absolute, and the only miracle worthy of the name. The consciousness that animates us is itself central to this mystery and the ground for any experience we might wish to call 'spiritual.' No myths need be embraced for us to commune with the profundity of our circumstance. No personal God need be worshiped for us to live in awe at the beauty and immensity of creation. No tribal fictions need be rehearsed for us to realize, one fine day, that we do, in fact, love our neighbors, that our happiness is inextricable from their own, and that our interdependence demands that people everywhere be given the opportunity to flourish. #Quote by Sam Harris
Circumstance quotes by Angie Karan
#23. We aren't victims of circumstance, we are co creators of our own reality. Self absorbed people may silence you, by projecting their undesirable traits on to you. You have power. You don't have to be a silent sheep. You can roar like a lion. Expression is what the narcissist, sociopath, and the psychopath fear the most when you start to speak for your self. When you start to stand up for your self - you become your greatest version. YOU are worthy. YOU have a choice to be around people, who are nurturing to your being and help you grow. #Quote by Angie Karan
Circumstance quotes by Edward Young
#24. Thy purpose firm is equal to the deed: Who does the best his circumstance allows Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more. #Quote by Edward Young
Circumstance quotes by Bruce Sterling
#25. 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. #Quote by Bruce Sterling
Circumstance quotes by Antoine Lavoisier
#26. In performing experiments, it is necessary ... that they be simplified as much as possible, and that every circumstance that could complicate the results should be completely removed. #Quote by Antoine Lavoisier
Circumstance quotes by Sinachi Ukpabi
#27. Some people refer to a 'just war' or a 'war of necessity' and
others posit that it is simply an illusion to dignify war, no matter
the circumstance. Having said that, the necessity or otherwise of
war can be seen in the Igbo of Nigeria concept of 'akwa aja ahụ
ọgụ'. A man is thus bound to defend his 'ama' or territory and
his manhood against any intruder, oppressor or aggressor or be
regarded as a 'woman' by his people. #Quote by Sinachi Ukpabi
Circumstance quotes by Karen Armstrong
#28. Compassion dervies from the Latin patiri and the Greek pathein, meaning "to suffer, undergo or experience." So "compassion" means "to endure [something] with another person," to put ourselves in somebody else's shoes, to feel her pain as though it were our own, and to enter generously into his point of view. That is why our hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else. Compassion can be defined, therefore, as an attitude of principled, consistent altruism. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Circumstance quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#29. When you find inner peace, neither the presence nor absence of any person, place or thing, condition, circumstance, or situation can be the Creator of your state of mind or the cause of your experience of being. #Quote by Neale Donald Walsch
Circumstance quotes by Jodi Picoult
#31. Ross was a firm believer that you could not force circumstance. You could buckle your seat belt, but still crash the car. You could throw yourself in front of an oncoming train, but somehow survive. You could wait for years to find a ghost, and then have one sneak up on you when you were too busy falling in love with a woman to pay attention. To that end, he made the conscious decision to stop waiting for Lia. When he least expected her, that was when she would show up. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Circumstance quotes by Rodolfo Costa
#32. When you experience a negative circumstance or event, do not dwell on it. Be proactive - put your attention on what you need to do to bring the situation to a positive result. #Quote by Rodolfo Costa
Circumstance quotes by Joel Kinnaman
#33. Being an actor in movies is a lot about the power of your imagination and making the circumstance real to you so the audience will feel that it's real. #Quote by Joel Kinnaman
Circumstance quotes by Barack Obama
#34. The true test of the American ideal is whether we're able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life's big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams. #Quote by Barack Obama
Circumstance quotes by Clayton M. Christensen
#35. Does that mean that we should never hire or promote an inexperienced manager who had not already learned to do what needs to be done in this assignment? The answer: it depends. In a start-up company where there are no processes in place to get things done, then everything that is done must be done by individual people–resources. In this circumstance, it would be risky to draft someone with no experience to do the job–because in the absence of processes that can guide people, experienced people need to lead. But in established companies where much of the guidance to employees is provided by processes, and is less dependent upon managers with detailed, hands-on experience, then it makes sense to hire or promote someone who needs to learn from experience. #Quote by Clayton M. Christensen
Circumstance quotes by Bob Proctor
#36. It doesn't matter how you grew up, or what you've struggled with in life - your mind is unscathed by any circumstance you've yet to live and it's phenomenally powerful. #Quote by Bob Proctor
Circumstance quotes by AngielicaEsperanza
#37. Its a choice to be faithful in every way to one another. Its a choice to stay in love in every circumstance of life. Be faithful to those who have proved faithful to you. And Love to the End with all your heart!!! Its CHALLENGING but its WORTH it!! #Quote by AngielicaEsperanza
Circumstance quotes by Alan Moore
#38. A choking dry-ice smog of disappointment, pooling in the drops and troughs of suddenly uncertain ground. Mudyards, wit here and there the smoking wrecks of ideologies, their wheels and radios gone. River of litter rustling in a swollen course below the sky's black drag and in the ditches mustard gas, a mulch of sodden colouring books, imploded television sets.

These are the fretful margins of twentieth century, the boomtowns ragged edge, out past the sink estates, the human landfill, where the wheelchair access paving quakes, gives way like sphagnum moss beneath our feet. It's 1999, less like date than like a number we restore to in emergencies. pre-packaged in its national front hunting. It's millennial mummy-wraps. The zeitgeist yawns, as echoing and hollow as the Greenwich dome.

It's April 10th; we find ourselves in red lion square....caught in the crosshairs of geography and time like sitting ducks, held always by surface tension of the instant, by the sensory dazzle. Constant play of light on neural ripples. Fluttering attention pinned to where and when and who we are. The honey-trap of our personal circumstance, of our familiar bodies restless in these chairs. #Quote by Alan Moore
Circumstance quotes by Peter Marshall
#39. Preaching after the battles of Lexington and Concord, William Stearns had said: We trust that all whose circumstance will admit of it will go. that none such will refuse to enlist in defense of his country. When God, in His providence, calls to take the sword, if any refuse to obey, Heaven's dread artillery is leveled against them, as you may see ... Cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood! (Jeremiah 48:10). Cursed is the sneaking coward who neglects the sinking state, when called to its defense - O then flee this dire curse - let America's valorous sons put on the harness, nor take it off till peace shall be to Israel. #Quote by Peter Marshall
Circumstance quotes by Alexander Berkman
#40. I have said that there is no "average" American. That is due to the circumstance that the people of the United States differ from each as widely as the parts they live in. The New Yorker is a different specimen of man from the Westerner; the latter is entirely different again from the people of Texas. The Middle West, such States for instance as Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska or Iowa, have an entirely different psychology from that of Florida or Lower California. Their habits of life, their modes of thought, even their language is different. Still further, it must also be considered that millions of foreigners and descendants of foreign born people live in the United States and are part of the entire population that is known as "American". Add to this more than 10 million negroes, not to mention the score of different Indian (red-skin) tribes, who are the real, indigenous Americans. In this conglomeration of races it is impossible to speak of the "average" American, nor can any adequate estimate of American psychology be made on such a basis. #Quote by Alexander Berkman
Circumstance quotes by David Cortright
#41. In no circumstance would the United States or any other nation have the right to mount a military invasion to overthrow another government for the ostensible purpose of achieving disarmament. Rather, the United States would respect the Charter of the UN and would strive to achieve disarmament and settle the differences among nations through peaceful diplomatic means. #Quote by David Cortright
Circumstance quotes by Vitruvius
#42. Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature. #Quote by Vitruvius
Circumstance quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#43. Faith gives us the courage to endure every circumstance. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Circumstance quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#44. The public life of every political figure is a continual struggle to rescue an element of choice from the pressure of circumstance. #Quote by Henry A. Kissinger
Circumstance quotes by Emilie De Ravin
#45. There's always little things that you can find to incorporate, I think, from your life, whether it be the exact circumstance or something similar that maybe brought up a similar emotion in you. #Quote by Emilie De Ravin
Circumstance quotes by Christena Cleveland
#46. Here's the thing: I rarely come across Christian organizations that truly want diversity. Oh, everyone says they want diversity, and some organizations even go through all of the pomp and circumstance of launching expensive diversity initiatives from time to time. But really, what many people want is a group of happy minorities who will happily pose for media publications and happily assimilate to the dominant culture without so much as a peep. Everyone wants diversity, but no one wants to actually be diverse. #Quote by Christena Cleveland
Circumstance quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#47. Comfortable (favorable) circumstance 'polishes' one and uncomfortable (unfavorable) circumstances 'moulds' one. What problem do we have with either of the two? #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Circumstance quotes by Marian Keyes
#48. I knew then that life was no respecter of circumstance. The force that flings disasters at us doesn't say " Well, I won't give her that lump in her breast for another year. Best to let her recover from the death of her mother first." It just goes right on ahead and does whatever it feels like, whenever it feels like it. #Quote by Marian Keyes
Circumstance quotes by R. Scott Bakker
#49. Water everywhere, falling in thundering cataracts, singular drops, and draping sheets. Kellhus paused next to one of the shining braziers, peered beneath the bronze visage that loomed orange and scowling over his father, watched him lean back into absolute shadow.
"You came to the world," unseen lips said, "and you saw that Men were like children."
Lines of radiance danced across the intervening waters.
"It is their nature to believe as their fathers believed," the darkness continued. "To desire as they desired … Men are like wax poured into moulds: their souls are cast by their circumstances. Why are no Fanim children born to Inrithi parents? Why are no Inrithi children born to Fanim parents? Because these truths are made, cast by the particularities of circumstance. Rear an infant among Fanim and he will become Fanim. Rear him among Inrithi and he will become Inrithi …
"Split him in two, and he would murder himself."
Without warning, the face re-emerged, water-garbled, white save the black sockets beneath his brow. The action seemed random, as though his father merely changed posture to relieve some vagrant ache, but it was not. Everything, Kellhus knew, had been premeditated. For all the changes wrought by thirty years in the Wilderness, his father remained Dûnyain …
Which meant that Kellhus stood on conditioned ground.
"But as obvious as this is," the blurred face continued, "it escapes them. Because they cannot see what comes before the #Quote by R. Scott Bakker
Circumstance quotes by Adam Carolla
#50. This is why the terrorists hate us. And it's not the glitter and it's not the pomp and circumstance. We've got black and white, we've got Hispanic and Asian, we got gay, straight, and Guttenberg, all working together for one common goal: to get the mirror ball. And the mirror ball doesn't care what color you are, and it doesn't care how rich your parents are, and it doesn't care what God you pray to. It's an even wooden floor, and may the best man or woman win. And I say God bless Dancing with the Stars, and God bless the USA. #Quote by Adam Carolla
Circumstance quotes by Ted Thompson
#51. Most of being young, she had always thought, was playing a game of elimination with an army of different selves until you settled on one, usually by circumstance. But what made her grin, sitting across a starched white tablecloth from a man who seemed to actually listen to her, was the feeling that all those other selves weren't dead. They were still alive - multitudes of them, waiting inside her. #Quote by Ted Thompson
Circumstance quotes by Julia Cameron
#52. Writing is a way not only to metabolize life but to alchemize it as well. It is a way to transform what happens to us in our own experience. It is a way to move from passive to active. We may still be the victims of circumstance, but by our understanding those circumstances we place events within the ongoing context of our own life, that is, the life we "own". #Quote by Julia Cameron
Circumstance quotes by C.S. Lewis
#53. A perfect practice of Christianity would, of course, consist in a perfect imitation of the life of Christ
I mean, in so far as it was applicable in one's own particular circumstance. Not in an idiotic sense
it doesn't mean that every Christian should grow a beard, or be a bachelor, or become a travelling preacher. It means that every single act and feeling, every experience, whether pleasant or unpleasant, must be referred to God. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Circumstance quotes by Denis Leary
#54. With any actor, if you know your character well enough, you'll know pretty much what he would say under any circumstance, or whatever situation might rear its head. #Quote by Denis Leary
Circumstance quotes by Kathleen Turner
#55. The roles that I am attracted to are women who try to do something about their lives, and not a woman who waits for some circumstance or man to come rescue her. I have no interest in that. #Quote by Kathleen Turner
Circumstance quotes by Edward Zwick
#56. 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. #Quote by Edward Zwick
Circumstance quotes by Albert Einstein
#57. You must be aware that most men (and also not only a few women) are by nature not monogamous. This nature makes itself even more forceful when tradition and circumstance stand in an individual's way. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Circumstance quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#58. feeling consolation in the sense that he had found to which division of regulating principles this new circumstance could be properly referred. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Circumstance quotes by Pat Robertson
#59. McCain I'd vote against under any circumstance. #Quote by Pat Robertson
Circumstance quotes by Jennifer DeLucy
#60. Abram: .. One [Sentient] often believes it best to choose the higher path over the companionship of another. But, this circumstance draws to mind a point which Seers might forget to easily.
Lily: What's that?
Abram: That Love is the higher path #Quote by Jennifer DeLucy
Circumstance quotes by Michael Davidow
#61. How much leeway do you think any president has? Seventy-five percent of what he does is dictated by circumstance, no matter what. So don't sacrifice an opportunity to be at the seat of power, friend. To hold a piece of that power in your own two hands. Just because you don't like the cut of a man's coat. #Quote by Michael Davidow
Circumstance quotes by Lord Byron
#62. I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse borne away with every breath! Misplaced upon the throne misplaced in life. I know not what I could have been, but feel I am not what I should be let it end. #Quote by Lord Byron
Circumstance quotes by Barack Obama
#63. You know, sometimes I'll go to an 8th-grade graduation and there's all that pomp and circumstance and gowns and flowers. And I think to myself, it's just 8th grade ... An 8th-grade education doesn't cut it today. Let's give them a handshake and tell them to get their butts back in the library! #Quote by Barack Obama
Circumstance quotes by Adam Beach
#64. I never understood the realism of an imaginary circumstance. While I was doing 'Smoke Signals,' I relied on my instinct and what I grew up with. I had this energy, but it was a one-dimensional thing. #Quote by Adam Beach
Circumstance quotes by Brad Katsuyama
#65. I didn't have this rebellious streak in me. To me, I'm a product of circumstance. #Quote by Brad Katsuyama
Circumstance quotes by Bryn Ditchburn
#66. She used to believe that we had each other's voices. That God had made it so I could look after my sister in any circumstance. Even by putting her to sleep at night. #Quote by Bryn Ditchburn
Circumstance quotes by Aldous Huxley
#67. A pity, he thought, as he signed his name. It was a masterly piece of work. But once you began admitting explanations in terms of purpose-well, you didn't know what the result might be. It was the sort of idea that might easily decondition the more unsettled minds among the higher castes-make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing, instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere, that the purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being, but some intensification and refining of consciousness, some enlargement of knowledge. Which was, the Controller reflected, quite possibly true. But not, in the present circumstance, admissible. He picked up his pen again, and under the words "Not to be published" drew a second line, thicker and blacker than the first; then sighed, "What fun it would be," he thought, "if one didn't have to think about happiness! #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Circumstance quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#68. [T]he Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution. But this doctrine is not deducible from any circumstance peculiar to the plan of convention, but from the general theory of a limited Constitution. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Circumstance quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#69. "One and one make two" assumes that the changes in the shift of circumstance are unimportant. But it is impossible for us to analyze this notion of unimportant change. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Circumstance quotes by Henry James
#70. Mr. Morris's poem is ushered into the world with a very florid birthday speech from the pen of the author of the too famous Poems and Ballads, - a circumstance, we apprehend, in no small degree prejudicial to its success. But we hasten to assure all persons whom the knowledge of Mr. Swinburne's enthusiasm may have led to mistrust the character of the work, that it has to our perception nothing in common with this gentleman's own productions, and that his article proves very little more than that his sympathies are wiser than his performance. If Mr. Morris's poem may be said to remind us of the manner of any other writer, it is simply of that of Chaucer; and to resemble Chaucer is a great safeguard against resembling Swinburne. #Quote by Henry James
Circumstance quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#71. The earth left to its own natural fertility and covered with immense woods, that no hatchet ever disfigured, offers at every step food and shelter to every species of animals. Men, dispersed among them, observe and imitate their industry, and thus rise to the instinct of beasts; with this advantage, that, whereas every species of beasts is confined to one peculiar instinct, man, who perhaps has not any that particularly belongs to him, appropriates to himself those of all other animals, and lives equally upon most of the different aliments, which they only divide among themselves; a circumstance which qualifies him to find his subsistence, with more ease than any of them. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Circumstance quotes by Hill Harper
#72. People always want to think that because you're not from a certain circumstance, you can't relate. That's ridiculous. #Quote by Hill Harper
Circumstance quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#73. I view the major features of my own odyssey as a set of mostly fortunate contingencies. I was not destined by inherited mentality or family tradition to become a paleontologist. I can locate no tradition for scientific or intellectual careers anywhere on either side of my eastern European Jewish background. [ ... ] I view my serious and lifelong commitment to baseball in entirely the same manner: purely as a contingent circumstance of numerous, albeit not entirely capricious, accidents. #Quote by Stephen Jay Gould
Circumstance quotes by Michael Moorcock
#74. We must be bound to one another then," Elric murmured despairingly. "Bound by hell-forged chains and fate-haunted circumstance. Well, then - let it be thus so - and men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melinbone and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind - produced by an age which has deserted us. Let us give this age cause to hate us! #Quote by Michael Moorcock
Circumstance quotes by Mario Monti
#75. All I am saying is I will be a senator - should there be any special circumstance where the political forces would believe that there might be a need for my service, I would consider it. #Quote by Mario Monti
Circumstance quotes by Trae Tha Truth
#76. I got into rapping by being a victim of circumstances; it was a hard situation with my brother. Mainly my older brother got hit with a life sentence, so he kind of inspired me. #Quote by Trae Tha Truth
Circumstance quotes by Max Weber
#77. A number of those sections of the old Empire which were most highly developed economically and most favored by natural resources and situation, in particular a majority of the wealthy towns went over to Protestantism in the sixteenth century The results of that circumstance favor the Protestants even today in their strug gle for economic existence. #Quote by Max Weber
Circumstance quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#78. The power of the Lord changes all circumstances #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Circumstance quotes by Suzanne Collins
#79. And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna's hands, desirable by Peeta's confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Circumstance quotes by Eula Biss
#80. Yes, there's a higher rate of people living below the poverty line who aren't vaccinated. But it's much rarer for that to be a product of choice than a product of circumstance. #Quote by Eula Biss
Circumstance quotes by David Hewson
#81. Perhaps," he continued, "this capacity for evil is in all of us, then, and it's largely down to fortune whether we encounter the circumstance that breathes life into it or not. Just as it's luck that determines when or if that faulty gene breaks and gives you cancer or Marfan or the physique of an Olympian. #Quote by David Hewson
Circumstance quotes by Neal A. Maxwell
#82. Patience is a willingness, in a sense, to watch the unfolding purposes of God with a sense of wonder and awe, rather than pacing up and down within the cell of our circumstance. #Quote by Neal A. Maxwell
Circumstance quotes by Stanislaw Lem
#83. It has been known, for forty years now, that the difference between a noble, upright man and a maniacal degenerate can be pinpointed at the sight of a few clumps of white matter in the brain, and that the movement of the lancet in the supraorbital area of the brain, if it damages those clumps , can transform a splendid soul into a loathsome creature. Yet what and enormous portion of anthropology - not to mention the philosophy of man - refuses to take cognizance of this circumstance! But I am no exception here; whether scientist or laymen, we agree finally that our bodies detoriate with age - but the mind?! We would like to see it different from any earthly mechanism subject to defect. We crave an ideal - even one carrying a minus sign, even one shameful, sinful, so as it delivers us from an explanation worse than the Satanic: that what is taking place is a certain play of forces perfectly indifferent to man. #Quote by Stanislaw Lem
Circumstance quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#84. But the more he strained to think, the clearer it became to him that it was undoubtedly so, that he had actually forgotten, overlooked in his life one small circumstance - that death would come and everything would end, that it was not worth starting anything and that nothing could possibly be done about it. Yes, it was terrible, but it was so. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Circumstance quotes by Deborah Brodie
#85. The paths that lead to the crossroads of life; otherwise known as "transition", seem the longest, and darkest. This is a result of the tension present between struggle and grace. The more you resist, the more anxiety and stress you will encounter. Whereas, when you let go of the expectation of where you should be, or want to be, and accept the current situation, event, or circumstance, to merely exist, you will experience God's sufficient Grace. #Quote by Deborah Brodie
Circumstance quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#86. A man can be a hero if he is a scientist, or a soldier, or a drug addict, or a disc jockey, or a crummy mediocre politician. A man can be a hero because he suffers and despairs; or because he thinks logically and analytically; or because he is sensitive; or because he is cruel. Wealth establishes a man as a hero, and so does poverty. Virtually any circumstance in a man's life will make him a hero to some group of people and has a mythic rendering in the culture
in literature, art, theater, or the daily newspapers. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Circumstance quotes by A&E Kirk
#87. Ironic, is it not, that the great Divinicus Nex cowers in fear from that which should be her fated prey? A decidedly diametric circumstance.
What? It's irritating when the monster hunting you has a better vocabulary than your own. Maybe it could do my eulogy? #Quote by A&E Kirk
Circumstance quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#88. When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Circumstance quotes by Jesse Eisenberg
#89. I think there are probably a lot of actors like me who I think probably struggle to feel comfortable in their own lives, and acting in some ways provides a safe context for them to live out emotions that they possibly repress or live out experiences that they are not afforded by virtue of circumstance. #Quote by Jesse Eisenberg
Circumstance quotes by Henry Theodore Tuckerman
#90. There is to the poetical sense a ravishing prophecy and winsome intimation in flowers that now and then, from the influence of mood of circumstance, reasserts itself like the reminiscence of childhood, or the spell of love. #Quote by Henry Theodore Tuckerman
Circumstance quotes by Ping Fu
#91. Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult times ... Your ability to thrive depends, in the end, on your attitude to your life circumstances. Take everything in stride with grace, putting forth energy when it is needed, yet always staying calm inwardly. #Quote by Ping Fu
Circumstance quotes by Elsie De Wolfe
#92. Never, under any circumstance, do I touch soup, as I do not believe in building a meal on a lake. #Quote by Elsie De Wolfe
Circumstance quotes by Nadeem Aslam
#93. She listens, determined to locate the trapped bird that had called out from within the madness of suffering. But there is only silence now, not even a halting fragment. Ali! Ali! A dervish, having renounced dealings with all words except that one, never utters another, in any circumstance ... The sentence enters her mind from a book she had been looking at earlier. Her gaze is drifting across the sky where the moon sits in a great cold ring as she recalls more and more words. Only one thing matters, only one word. If we speak, it is because we have not found that thing, nor shall find it. #Quote by Nadeem Aslam
Circumstance quotes by Lew Wallace
#94. Hope deals with the future; now and the past are but servants that wait on her with impulse and suggestive circumstance. #Quote by Lew Wallace
Circumstance quotes by Robert Collier
#95. Realize in your daily life that 'matter' is merely an aggregation of protons and electrons subject entirely to the control of Mind; that your environment, your success, your happiness, are all of your own making ... All wealth depends upon a clear understanding of the fact that mind- thought - is the only creator. The great business of life is thinking. Control your thoughts and you control circumstance. #Quote by Robert Collier
Circumstance quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#96. You deserve to be with somebody, who knows you're the one, from that very first moment he lays eyes on you. Do I believe in love at first sight? But of course! Love cannot be tamed nor bridled by things like time, circumstance, and logic! #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Circumstance quotes by Robin Bertram
#97. Take away the pomp and circumstance, at the end of the day, only eternal things will be truly celebrated. #Quote by Robin Bertram
Circumstance quotes by William Shakespeare
#98. Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars
That make ambition virtue! O, farewell!
Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, th' ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war! #Quote by William Shakespeare
Circumstance quotes by Jane Austen
#99. Her sensations on the discovery made her perfectly speechless. She could not even thank him. She could only hang over little Charles, with most disordered feelings. His kindness in stepping forward to her relief – the manner - the silence in which it had passed – the little particulars of the circumstance – with the conviction soon forced on her by the noise he was studiously making with the child, that he meant to avoid hearing her thanks, and rather sought to testify that her conversation was the last of his wants, produced such a confusion of varying, but very painful agitation, as she could not recover from, till enabled by the entrance of Mary and the Miss Musgroves to make over her little patience to their cares, and leave the room. She could not stay. It might have been an opportunity of watching the loves and jealousies of the four; they were now all together, but she could stay for none of it. It was evident that Charles Hayter was not well inclined towards Captain Wentworth. She had a strong impression of his having said, in a vext tone of voice, after Captain Wentworth's interference, 'You ought to have minded me, Walter; I told you not to teaze your aunt;' and could comprehend his regretting that Captain Wentworth should do what he ought to have done himself. But neither Charles Hayter's feelings, nor any body's feelings, could interest her, till she had a little better arranged her own. She was ashamed of herself, quite ashamed of being so nervous, so overcome b #Quote by Jane Austen
Circumstance quotes by Kim Holden
#100. He knows what an unbelievably beautiful circumstance he could be in with you, #Quote by Kim Holden
Circumstance quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#101. You think me the child of my circumstances: I make my circumstance. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Circumstance quotes by Sebastian Rödl
#102. A judgment is conscious of its own validity. This shows that the measure of validity to which it refers itself in this consciousness is inherent in the nature of judgment: a judgment is subject to this measure not in virtue of any circumstance in which it may find itself, but simply as judgment. Now when we think of an act simply as a judgment, we refer it to the power as an act of which it is a judgment: the power of judgment. Hence, the measure of validity of judgment is nothing other than the power of judgment. A judgment, being conscious of its validity, refers itself to the power from which it springs (as, e.g., St. Thomas Aquinas observes). #Quote by Sebastian Rödl
Circumstance quotes by Julia Cameron
#103. Balance is the key to my serenity. I attain balance by listening to my inner wisdom and to the wisdom of others. There is no situation in which I cannot find a point of balance. There is no circumstance in which I cannot find inner harmony. As I ask to be led into equilibrium and clarity, I will find that my answers come to me. I am wiser than I know, more capable of right action and attitudes than I yet believe. In every event, I seek the balance point of God's action through me. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Circumstance quotes by Charles Babbage
#104. The quantity of meaning compressed into small space by algebraic signs, is another circumstance that facilitates the reasonings we are accustomed to carry on by their aid. #Quote by Charles Babbage
Circumstance quotes by Giordano Bruno
#105. Everything that makes diversity of kinds, of species, differences, properties ... everything that consists in generation, decay, alteration and change is not an entity, but a condition and circumstance of entity and being, which is one, infinite, immobile, subject, matter, life , death , truth , lies , good and evil . #Quote by Giordano Bruno
Circumstance quotes by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
#106. I am I and my circumstance; and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself. #Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Circumstance quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#107. Further, all men are to be loved equally. But since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special regard to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstance, are brought into closer connection with you. For, suppose that you had a great deal of some commodity, and felt bound to give it away to somebody who had none, and that it could not be given to more than one person; if two persons presented themselves, neither of whom had either from need or relationship a greater claim upon you than the other, you could do nothing fairer than choose by lot to which you would give what could not be given to both. Just so among men: since you cannot consult for the good of them all, you must take the matter as decided for you by a sort of lot, according as each man happens for the time being to be more closely connected with you.
Book 1, Chapter 28 - How we are to decide whom to aid #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Circumstance quotes by Deepak Chopra
#108. What does responsibility mean? Responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself. Having accepted this circumstance, this event, this problem, responsibility then means the ability to have a creative response to the situation as it is now. All problems contain the seeds of opportunity, and this awareness allows you to take the moment and transform it to a better situation or thing. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Circumstance quotes by Eleanor Catton
#109. Man ought never to trust another man's evaluation of a third man's disposition. For human temperament was a volatile compound of perception and circumstance; #Quote by Eleanor Catton
Circumstance quotes by Barbara Brown Taylor
#110. For reasons that will never be entirely clear, God has a soft spot for religious strangers, both as agents of divine blessing and recipients of divine grace - to the point that God sometimes chooses one of them over people who believe they should by all rights come first. This is a great mystery, but it does nothing to obscure the great commandment. In every circumstance, regardless of the outcome, the main thing Jesus has asked me to do is love God and my neighbor as religiously as I love myself. The minute I have that handled, I will ask for my next assignment. For now, my hands are full. #Quote by Barbara Brown Taylor
Circumstance quotes by Karen Armstrong
#111. Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Circumstance quotes by Bryce Courtenay
#112. Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark. #Quote by Bryce Courtenay
Circumstance quotes by Anthony Doerr
#113. The dreams had ceased coming, as they often did, retreating somewhere else for years, until another event of sufficient significance neared, and the patterns of circumstance dragged them to the surface again. #Quote by Anthony Doerr
Circumstance quotes by Tom Holt
#114. A hero," Max said.
"A weirdness-haunted victim of circumstance who spends his days looking for things."
Max grinned. "That's what I just said. #Quote by Tom Holt
Circumstance quotes by Sydney, Lady Morgan
#115. You see, my good friend, how much we are the creatures of situation and circumstance, and with what pliant servility the mind resigns itself to the impressions of the senses, or the illusions of the imagination #Quote by Sydney, Lady Morgan
Circumstance quotes by Arthur C. Brooks
#116. Liberals are more likely to see people as victims of circumstance and oppression, and doubt whether individuals can climb without governmental help. My own analysis using 2005 survey data from Syracuse University shows that about 90 percent of conservatives agree that "While people may begin with different opportunities, hard work and perseverance can usually overcome those disadvantages." Liberals - even upper-income liberals - are a third less likely to say this. #Quote by Arthur C. Brooks
Circumstance quotes by Matthew Gregory Lewis
#117. A bad composition carries its own punishment - contempt and ridicule; a good one excites envy and entails upon its author a thousand mortifications; he finds himself assailed by partial and ill-humored criticism; one man finds fault with the plan, another with the style, a third with the precept which strives to inculcate; and they who cannot succeed in finding fault with the book, employ themselves in stigmatizing its author: they maliciously rake out from obscurity every little circumstance which may throw ridicule upon his private character or conduct and aim at wounding the man since they cannot hurt the writer. #Quote by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Circumstance quotes by Jason Versey
#118. Long time friends have a way of touching and impacting our lives in ways never imagined. As we all try to find our own place in this ever changing world, it's comforting to know, that even though separated by time, distance or circumstance, what remains constant is an unspoiled bond of love and loyalty that can be depended upon for a lifetime. One of God's most special gifts…is friendship. #Quote by Jason Versey
Circumstance quotes by James Henry Gooding
#119. All the horrors of war are soon forgotten in the pomp and circumstance of show and parade. #Quote by James Henry Gooding
Circumstance quotes by R. K. Mortenson
#120. Is it Chance, mere circumstance
That man eats cow eats grass eats soil
and then man dies, and when he lies
to the soil he does return? #Quote by R. K. Mortenson
Circumstance quotes by Criss Jami
#121. Much like humans, opinions come in all shapes and forms, but in the end, they are just what they are; and may yet still be categorized in nature. The first you might say is the Indoctrinal, which is, of course, dictated by community and necessity, by the human need for acceptance; secondly, there is the Personal, and this is often dictated by individuality, by the yearning to seem interesting and intelligent, or free, or special; and lastly comes the Emotional. This is most commonly dictated by circumstance and bitterness and excitement. However, rarely do we find the case in which any of these are dictated by reason in the pure state: it is by this we see that at the core of a number of false opinions lies not always misinformation but quite often some issue of the human self. #Quote by Criss Jami
Circumstance quotes by J.A. DeRouen
#122. I've lived a life overrun with gravity and momentum. My choices run parallel with the current of circumstance.
Not anymore. I'm through with gravity. I loathe momentum. I crave the turbulence of emotions. I want the push, the pull, the ache, the fall.
I want the storms. #Quote by J.A. DeRouen
Circumstance quotes by Gary Hopkins
#123. You must love and respect yourself enough to never be a victim under any circumstance. #Quote by Gary Hopkins
Circumstance quotes by Ian McEwan
#124. It troubles him to consider the powerful currents and fine-tuning that alter fate, the close and distant influences, the accidents of character and circumstance. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Circumstance quotes by Sharon Lee
#125. Youth is a circumstance that time corrects, and error teaches us to err again along a different vector. #Quote by Sharon Lee
Circumstance quotes by Parke Godwin
#126. I've learned and unlearned all my life; it's helped me to survive. There are no constants, nothing is immutable, only random circumstance from which our experience builds a coherent arc of life. And for that arc you have only to be truly done with one thing before moving to another. There's an art in letting go. #Quote by Parke Godwin
Circumstance quotes by Nick Vujicic
#127. I found the purpose of my existence, and also the purpose of my circumstance. There's a purpose for why you're in the fire. If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart! #Quote by Nick Vujicic
Circumstance quotes by Gavin Extence
#128. Because sometimes chance and circumstance can seem like the most appalling injustice, but we just have to adapt. That's all we can do. #Quote by Gavin Extence
Circumstance quotes by Tito Colliander
#129. Remember: there is no place, no community, no external circumstance that is not serviceable for the battle you have chosen. The exception is only such work as directly serves your vices. #Quote by Tito Colliander
Circumstance quotes by Robin Sharma
#130. We all travel different roads to our ultimate destinations. For some of us the path is rockier than for others. But no one reaches the end without feeling some form of adversity. So rather than fight it, why not accept it as the way of life? Why not detach yourself from the outcomes and simply experience every circumstance that enters your life to the fullest? #Quote by Robin Sharma
Circumstance quotes by King David Kalakaua
#131. At Puuepa he erected the large heiau of Mookini, the stones for which were passed from hand-to-hand from Niulii, a distance of nine miles - a circumstance indicating the presence of a large population on Hawaii at that time. As it was one of the largest #Quote by King David Kalakaua
Circumstance quotes by Rohvannyn Shaw
#132. Next time you try to do something and fail, and it really was partly in your control, be honest about
why you failed--but also, what you can do better in the future. It's easy to see that blaming
circumstance robs you of opportunities to learn. #Quote by Rohvannyn Shaw
Circumstance quotes by Tim Farrington
#133. I think the best fiction is about the absolute irrepressibility of love in the face of every circumstance to the contrary. Even in someone as dark, on the face of it, as Faulkner often is, there is that unquenchable glimmer ... "Grace will ever find a way." I don't think fiction has to be hokey, or end up hitting you on the head with positivity, to be life affirming. I think all we have to do is go on down to the bottom of the truth and hang out there in the dark for a bit, with nowhere to go but up, and grace will find a way. #Quote by Tim Farrington
Circumstance quotes by Gina Greenlee
#134. The gift of solo moments is that they are wholly ours. On or off the road, solo moments connect us inward to ourselves with heightened clarity and insight. They also direct our energies out into the world, magnetizing us to new people and experiences we may not have encountered under any other circumstance. #Quote by Gina Greenlee
Circumstance quotes by John Green
#135. And finally it was too much. I could not talk myself down from the feeling, and the feeling became unbearable. I reached in deep to the recesses of my locker. I pushed everything - photographs and notes and books - into the trash can. I left the locker open and walked away. As I walked past the band room, I could hear through the walls the muffled sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance." I kept walking. #Quote by John Green
Circumstance quotes by Napoleon Hill
#136. The two roads that lead to poverty and riches travel in opposite directions. If you want riches, you must refuse to accept any circumstance that leads to poverty. (The word riches is here used in its broadest sense, meaning financial, spiritual, mental, and material estates). #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Circumstance quotes by Stephen Richards
#137. While it is easy to get caught up in the beliefs and attitudes of others, it is easier still to make one's self a victim of circumstance. Victims of circumstance believe they have no power over their lives, since they are merely the play-things of fate. Since they believe this, it is therefore so. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Circumstance quotes by Steve Forbert
#138. and yes, i am a visitor
i've got a life to live
while i'm here upon this circumstance
called earth #Quote by Steve Forbert
Circumstance quotes by Mark Crutchfield
#139. Above the altar is suspended the horrifically detailed model of a dying man, who, like the stained-glass version of his mother during The Annunciation, is wearing an expression too serene for such surprising circumstance. Jesus looks like he's thinking, Well, here I am, nailed to some wood. #Quote by Mark Crutchfield
Circumstance quotes by William E. Rees
#140. The good news is that ... humans are gifted by the potential for self-awareness and intelligent choice, and knowing our circumstance is an invitation to change. #Quote by William E. Rees
Circumstance quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#141. Hope is anchor.No matter the circumstance, there is hope. Hang on to everlasting hope. It will keep your alive through the storms of life. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Circumstance quotes by Louis Pasteur
#142. No, there is now no circumstance known in which it can be affirmed that microscopic beings came into the world without germs, without parents similar to themselves. Those who affirm it have been duped by illusions, by ill-conducted experiments, spoilt by errors that they either did not perceive or did not know how to avoid. #Quote by Louis Pasteur
Circumstance quotes by Jurgen Moltmann
#143. A change in external circumstances without inner renewal is a materialist's illusion, as though man were only a product of his social circumstance and nothing else. #Quote by Jurgen Moltmann
Circumstance quotes by Michael Josephson
#144. Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters. #Quote by Michael Josephson
Circumstance quotes by Carl Von Clausewitz
#145. War is the province of chance. in no other sphere of human activity must such a margin be left for this intruder. it increases the uncertainty of every circumstance and deranges the course of events. #Quote by Carl Von Clausewitz
Circumstance quotes by Jasleen Kaur Gumber
#146. Sometimes, getting comfortable with the circumstance is the only preparation you need to deal with it. #Quote by Jasleen Kaur Gumber
Circumstance quotes by Sam Harris
#147. Science is the most durable and nondivisive way of thinking about the human circumstance. It transcends cultural, national, and political boundaries. You don't have American science versus Canadian science versus Japanese science. #Quote by Sam Harris
Circumstance quotes by Gary Hopkins
#148. Do not limit your Sacred Space to the literal, such as a small room or office. Allow this energy to flow from deep within, so that every where you go, no matter what the circumstance, you will always be immersed in the divine #Quote by Gary Hopkins
Circumstance quotes by Audrey Carlan
#149. Life is not fair. The moment one believes in total bliss, it gets shredded by circumstance and unforeseen accidents #Quote by Audrey Carlan
Circumstance quotes by Gordon F. Gatiss
#150. A life that matters is not lived by circumstance, but by choice. It is not where you start, it is where you finish. From this moment ... how are you going to live your life? #Quote by Gordon F. Gatiss
Circumstance quotes by David Lange
#151. George W. Bush: a person who is the ultimate outcome of the American condition. Someone promoted above ability because of circumstance and organisation and empathy. You don't have to be intelligent. A moron in a hurry could know that you don't prevent war by having a war. #Quote by David Lange
Circumstance quotes by Bertrand Russell
#152. Only in thought is man a God; in action and desire we are the slaves of circumstance. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Circumstance quotes by Mark Twain
#153. A nation is only an individual multiplied. It makes plans and Circumstances comes and upsets them - or enlarges them. Some patriots throw the tea overboard; some other patriots destroy a Bastille. The PLANS stop there; then Circumstance comes in, quite unexpectedly, and turns these modest riots into a revolution.
And there was poor Columbus. He elaborated a deep plan to find a new route to an old country. Circumstance revised his plan for him, and he found a new WORLD. And HE gets the credit of it to this day. He hadn't anything to do with it. #Quote by Mark Twain
Circumstance quotes by Jodi Picoult
#154. I wonder if it's putting on someone else's skin for a while that she likes so much, or if it's the option of being able to send back a circumstance that just doesn't suit you. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Circumstance quotes by Walter J. Ciszek
#155. Across that threshold I had been afraid to cross, things suddenly seemed so very simple. There was but a single vision, God, who was all in all; there was but one will that directed all things, God's will. I had only to see it, to discern it in every circumstance in which I found myself, and let myself be ruled by it. God is in all things, sustains all things, directs all things. To discern this in every situation and circumstance, to see His will in all things, was to accept each circumstance and situation and let oneself be borne along in perfect confidence and trust. Nothing could separate me from Him, because He was in all things. No danger could threaten me, no fear could shake me, except the fear of losing sight of Him. The future, hidden as it was, was hidden in His will and therefore acceptable to me no matter what it might bring. The past, with all its failures, was not forgotten; it remained to remind me of the weakness of human nature and the folly of putting any faith in self. But it no longer depressed me. I looked no longer to self to guide me, relied on it no longer in any way, so it could not again fail me. By renouncing, finally and completely, all control of my life and future destiny, I was relieved as a consequence of all responsibility. I was freed thereby from anxiety and worry, from every tension, and could float serenely upon the tide of God's sustaining providence in perfect peace of soul. #Quote by Walter J. Ciszek
Circumstance quotes by Robin Hobb
#156. Ah, Catylast, can it be that you do not see all the changes you have made? Some by your resignation and acceptance of circumstance, some by your wild struggles. You say that you hate change, but you *are* change.
The Fool in Fool's Fate #Quote by Robin Hobb
Circumstance quotes by Joseph Dougherty
#157. I'm afraid, as true as love is, it is tested by circumstance and sometimes you don't make the best choices. As much as the fans claim [that] all they want is just want people sitting around and having a nice time together, trust me, you would not be watching the show if there wasn't conflict, if there wasn't drama, if there wasn't jeopardy. And it's not just physical jeopardy, it's romantic jeopardy as well. #Quote by Joseph Dougherty
Circumstance quotes by Tara Hart
#158. I didn't choose you.
You didn't choose me.
We were thrown together in tragedy,
Joined by circumstance.
A hero and his hindrance.
A knight and his damsel. #Quote by Tara Hart
Circumstance quotes by Mark Twain
#159. A man may plan as much as he wants to, but nothing of consequence is likely to come of it until the magician circumstance steps in and takes the matter off his hands. #Quote by Mark Twain
Circumstance quotes by Assegid Habtewold
#160. Stop buying into the story others coined for you, and also refrain- religiously, from believing in the narrative your circumstance forces you to live... #Quote by Assegid Habtewold
Circumstance quotes by Ibn Battuta
#161. I one day saw, in the assembly of this prince, a man with a knife in his hand, which he placed upon his own neck; he then made a long speech, not a word of which I could understand; he then firmly grasped the knife, and its sharpness and the force with which he urged it were such, that he severed his head from his body, and it fell on the ground.14 I was wondering much at the circumstance, when the King said to me: Does any among you do such a thing as this? I answered, I never saw one do so. He smiled, and said: These our servants do so, out of their love to us. He #Quote by Ibn Battuta
Circumstance quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#162. What they did to me does not matter, what matters is I survived the circumstance. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Circumstance quotes by David Foster Wallace
#163. If, by the virtue of charity or the circumstance of desperation, you ever chance to spend a little time around a Substance-recovery halfway facility like Enfield MA's state-funded Ennet House, you will acquire many exotic new facts…

That certain persons simply will not like you no matter what you do.

That sleeping can be a form of emotional escape and can with sustained effort be abused. That purposeful sleep-deprivation can also be an abusable escape.

That you do not have to like a person in order to learn from him/her/it. That loneliness is not a function of solitude. That logical validity is not a guarantee of truth. That it takes effort to pay attention to any one stimulus for more than a few seconds. That boring activities become, perversely, much less boring if you concentrate intently on them. That if enough people in a silent room are drinking coffee it is possible to make out the sound of steam coming off the coffee. That sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness.

That it is possible to fall asleep during an anxiety attack.

That concentrating intently on anything is very hard work.

That 99% of compulsive thinkers' thinking is about themselves; that 99% of this self-directed thinking consists of imag #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Circumstance quotes by Bruce Barton
#164. Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance. #Quote by Bruce Barton
Circumstance quotes by Emily Dickinson
#165. Longing is like the seed
That wrestles in the ground,
Believing if it intercede
It shall at length be found.

The hour and the zone
Each circumstance unknown,
What constancy must be achieved
Before it see the sun! #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Circumstance quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
#166. No fate could rob us of our own
No circumstance can make it less;
What time removes was but a loan,
For what was ours we still possess. #Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Circumstance quotes by John Ortberg
#167. If your soul is healthy, no external circumstance can destroy your life. If your soul is unhealthy, no external circumstance can redeem your life. #Quote by John Ortberg
Circumstance quotes by David Hume
#168. He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper, but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to his circumstance. #Quote by David Hume
Circumstance quotes by Woodrow Wilson
#169. The city of Washington is in some respects self-contained, and it is easy there to forget what the rest of the United States is thinking about. I count it a fortunate circumstance that almost all the windows of the White House and its offices open upon unoccupied spaces that stretch to the banks of the Potomacand that as I sit there I can constantly forget Washington and remember the United States. #Quote by Woodrow Wilson
Circumstance quotes by Martin Blais
#170. Whatever the country or the venue, whoever I find myself with, I strongly believe that whenever you agree to pay for something, you vote for it. I personally try to be in coherence with my core values (as much as possible) so, since I do not want to vote for animal exploitation in any form or under any circumstance, I do not derogate from my chosen alimentation. I do not un-veganize myself for the time of a meal. Even if it implies eating only bread and drinking only water... And being made fun of by workmates in a convention (be there, done that, got the t-shirt). #Quote by Martin Blais
Circumstance quotes by C.S. Lewis
#171. The adventure was too high, its circumstance too solemn, for any emotion save a severe delight. pg. 31 #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Circumstance quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#172. What China would do, I cannot predict. China has all but given up the claim to the use of force, except in the circumstance of Taiwan declaring its independence. That is a huge step forward over what the situation was many years ago. #Quote by Henry A. Kissinger
Circumstance quotes by Tom Verlaine
#173. I'd never assume an audience was anything but totally receptive and perfect. Seriously, it seems to me that's the only circumstance you can work under. Otherwise, speaking for myself, you may as well be in the advertising business. #Quote by Tom Verlaine
Circumstance quotes by Anoynomous
#174. Own who you have become, by choice or circumstance, and only then can you concentrate on being who you really want and need to be. #Quote by Anoynomous
Circumstance quotes by Ralph Ellison
#175. All novels are about certain minorities: the individual is a minority. The universal in the novel-and isn't that what we're all clamoring for these days?-is reached only through the depiction of the specific man in a specific circumstance. #Quote by Ralph Ellison
Circumstance quotes by Craig Johnson
#176. I flattered myself by thinking that, if faced with such a circumstance, I would respond within the letter of the law; but passion is a strange thing, a thing that warps and twists everything with which it comes in contact. #Quote by Craig Johnson
Circumstance quotes by Walter Scott
#177. SHALL this be a short or a long chapter? - This is a question in which you, gentle reader, have no vote, however much you may be interested in the consequences; just as probably you may (like myself) have nothing to do with the imposing a new tax, excepting the trifling circumstance of being obliged to pay it. More #Quote by Walter Scott
Circumstance quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
#178. Do not miss the purpose of this life, and do not wait for circumstance to mold or change you fate. #Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Circumstance quotes by Thomm Quackenbush
#179. They tell me how they are not scared to die, but they are terrified of the lives circumstance forces them to lead. #Quote by Thomm Quackenbush
Circumstance quotes by Chan Ho Park
#180. I want to be a starter again, I would really enjoy playing for the Phillies again, but my first consideration in making my decision is finding a circumstance that is right for me. I want to play for the Phillies again, but I also wouldn't mind joining a team I've never played with before. #Quote by Chan Ho Park
Circumstance quotes by Will Barnes
#181. The circumstance of the mind is equivalent to the circumstance of your reality and a pure sign of the justification of the universe. Positive energy equals a positive well being and the manifestation of positive things thereof.
Do you have the wherewithal to be positive? Do you hold the key to your destiny or the barrier to your dismay? Insightful are those with an open ear and an open heart to these principles. Are you on the right track? Whether you say yes or no to this question, your reality is a direct reflection. #Quote by Will Barnes
Circumstance quotes by Will Durant
#182. Ultimately there are but three systems of ethics, three conceptions of the ideal character and the moral life.

One is that of Buddha and Jesus, which stresses the feminine virtues, considers all men to be equally precious, resists evil only by returning good, identifies virtue with love, and inclines in politics to unlimited democracy.

Another is the ethic of Machiavelli and Nietzsche, which stresses the masculine virtues, accepts the inequality of men, relishes the risks of combat and conquest and rule, identifies virtue with power, and exalts an hereditary aristocracy.

A third, the ethic of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, denies the universal applicability of either the feminine or the masculine virtues; considers that only the informed and mature mind can judge, according to diverse circumstance, when love should rule, and when power; identifies virtue, therefore, with intelligence; and advocates a varying mixture of aristocracy and democracy in government. #Quote by Will Durant
Circumstance quotes by Aeriel Miranda
#183. Actors don't act, we're just being in a different circumstance and scenario. #Quote by Aeriel Miranda
Circumstance quotes by Mark Batterson
#184. It's not about success and failure. It's not about good days and bad days. It's not about wealth or poverty. It's not about health or sickness. It's not even about life or death. It's about glorifying God in whatever circumstance you find yourself in. #Quote by Mark Batterson
Circumstance quotes by Robert Burns
#185. The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley. #Quote by Robert Burns
Circumstance quotes by Sidney Greenberg
#186. Among the humble and great alike, those who achieve success do so not because fate and circumstance are especially kind to them. Often the reverse is true. They succeed because they do not whine over their fate but take whatever has been given to them and go on to make the most of their best. #Quote by Sidney Greenberg
Circumstance quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#187. So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes which serve to give a false bias to the judgment, that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first magnitude to society. This circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Circumstance quotes by Joni Eareckson Tada
#188. We will stand amazed to see the topside of the tapestry and how God beautifully embroidered each circumstance into a pattern for our good and His glory. #Quote by Joni Eareckson Tada
Circumstance quotes by Tupac Shakur
#189. If you walked by a street and you was walking a concrete and you saw a rose growing from concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete. So way is it that when you see some ghetto kid grow out of the dirtiest circumstance and he can talk and he can sit across the room and make you cry, make you laugh, all you can talk about is my dirty rose, my dirty stems and how am leaning crooked to the side, u can't even see that I've come up from out of that. #Quote by Tupac Shakur
Circumstance quotes by Christmas Humphreys
#190. Projections' - attempts to blame all and sundry for my own past folly - will be found of no avail, and we must learn to withdraw them. None other is to blame for our body, home or circumstance, our friends and enemies, our job and place in the world. We made it all; let us accept and use and better it. #Quote by Christmas Humphreys
Circumstance quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#191. In poems, equally as in philosophic disquisitions, genius produces the strongest impressions of novelty while it rescues the most admitted truths from the impotence caused by the very circumstance of their universal admission. #Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Circumstance quotes by James Mikolajczyk
#192. There is spiritual edification in recognizing that God stays faithful in his covenants, that he forgives all sin despite whatever historical or sociopolitical circumstance. #Quote by James Mikolajczyk
Circumstance quotes by Lindsay Wagner
#193. Our experience of many life circumstances is a function of our personal perspective and not the circumstance itself. #Quote by Lindsay Wagner
Circumstance quotes by Baruch Spinoza
#194. I say expressly, that the mind has not an adequate but only a confused knowledge of itself, its own body, and of external bodies, whenever it perceives things after the common order of nature; that is, whenever it is determined from without, namely, by the fortuitous play of circumstance, to regard this or that; not at such times as it is determined from within, that is, by the fact of regarding several things at once, to understand their points of agreement, difference, and contrast. Whenever it is determined in anywise from within, it regards things clearly and distinctly, as I will show below. #Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Circumstance quotes by Haruki Murakami
#195. In these dreams, I'm there, implicated in some ongoing circumstance. All indications are that I belong to this dream continuity. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Circumstance quotes by Lily  White
#196. I would learn quickly after meeting this well dressed man, that no matter how bad your circumstance, it could always deteriorate, that Hell itself could rise up and swallow you when you'd convinced yourself you'd experienced it
all. #Quote by Lily White
Circumstance quotes by Georgette Heyer
#197. I find it a marvellous circumstance, cousin, that no one has yet strangled you! #Quote by Georgette Heyer
Circumstance quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#198. There are two principles inherent in the very nature of things, recurring in some particular embodiments whatever field we explore - the spirit of change, and the spirit of conservation. There can be nothing real without both. Mere change without conservation is a passage from nothing to nothing ... Mere conservation without change cannot conserve. For after all, there is a flux of circumstance, and the freshness of being evaporates under mere repetition. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Circumstance quotes by James Madison
#199. But the mere circumstance of complexion cannot deprive them of the character of men. #Quote by James Madison
Circumstance quotes by Jane Austen
#200. I see your face in my mind's eye under every varying circumstance of the day. #Quote by Jane Austen

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