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Circumstances quotes by Joseph Addison
#1. The man who will live above his present circumstances, is in great danger of soon living beneath them; or as the Italian proverb says, The man that lives by hope, will die by despair. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Circumstances quotes by Tamsin Greig
#2. When I was 17, a neighbour I knew well died of cancer, and I became au pair to her three little girls. In circumstances like that, when you can't really help, I think it's a human response to do something beyond oneself. So I did a sponsored parachute jump for Cancer Research. It was exciting and ridiculous. #Quote by Tamsin Greig
Circumstances quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#3. Life is too hard to maintain a constantly serious outlook. You have to laugh at yourself and the world now and then―see humor in undesirable circumstances, even harsh situations―or you will either rot from the inside or go stark-raving mad. Humor is power against the worst oppression. It lightens heavy burdens; it allows one to smile while in agony; it eases excruciating pains. In short, humor makes the intolerable tolerable. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Circumstances quotes by Jean Sibelius
#4. The framework of a symphony must be so strong that it forces you to follow it, regardless of the environment and circumstances. #Quote by Jean Sibelius
Circumstances quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#5. People are all exactly alike. There's no such thing as a race and barely such a thing as an ethnic group. If we were dogs, we'd be the same breed. George Bush and an Australian Aborigine have fewer differences than a Lhasa apso and a toy fox terrier. A Japanese raised in Riyadh would be an Arab. A Zulu raised in New Rochelle would be an orthodontist. People are all the same, though their circumstances differ terribly. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Circumstances quotes by Charles Dudley Warner
#6. There is no beauty like that which was spoiled by an accident; no accomplishments and graces are so to be envied as those that circumstances rudely hindered the development of. #Quote by Charles Dudley Warner
Circumstances quotes by Madeline Miller
#7. People are people, whatever age they're living in. The circumstances may have changed - we go to war with planes instead of chariots - but experiences of grief, longing, rage and love remain the same. #Quote by Madeline Miller
Circumstances quotes by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
#8. As Shantideva says, suffering has many good qualities because it purifies our negative karma, increases our renunciation and compassion, reduces our pride, and helps us to overcome our bad mental habits. If we think in this way we will feel that difficult circumstances are our best friends. When our mind is balanced in this way it becomes as stable as Mount Meru, and nothing can cause it to shake. #Quote by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Circumstances quotes by Judy Blunt
#9. I came to recognize the landscape of my life in the lives of many women. Their stories and the places they spoke of spanned a world beyond my experience, from mill towns to suburbs, from logging camps to ethnic neighborhoods, from inner cities to Indian reservations. Few shared my place of origin or the events of my life, but many, it seems, shared my experience. Listening to their stories, I came to understand how women can be isolated by circumstances as well as by distance, and how our experiences, though geographically distinct, often translated into the same feelings. Away from the physical presence of my past, I found it easy to argue that what mattered most was the story, the truth of what we tell ourselves, the versions we pass along to our daughters. But as I stood in the living room of my rock house that afternoon, I was again reminded of the enormous power of this prairie, its silence and the whisper I made inside it. I had forgotten how easily one person can be lost here. #Quote by Judy Blunt
Circumstances quotes by Emily Maroutian
#10. It will be mirrored until it is healed.

Anything left unresolved within you will come back to you through other people, situations, and circumstances until it finds completion. If you find yourself going through the same issues or problems time and time again, know that there is some aspect of it you haven't yet healed or released. You will keep pulling it into your experience until you transcend it. #Quote by Emily Maroutian
Circumstances quotes by Ilya Ehrenburg
#11. I was right when I said a very long time ago that our age would leave few living documents behind it: it was rare for anyone to keep a diary, letters were short and businesslike--"I'm alive and well"--and few memoirs were written. There are many reasons for this. Let me mention just one, not perhaps recognized by everybody: we were too often at loggerheads with our own past to give it proper thought. Within the half-century, our ideas on people and events have changed many times; conversations were broken off in mid-sentence; thoughts and feelings could not but be affected by circumstances. #Quote by Ilya Ehrenburg
Circumstances quotes by Manly P. Hall
#12. The ability to feel 'with' rather than 'for' is the essential difference between consciousness and emotion. When we feel for things we are emotionally moved. Pity, sympathy, and kindred feelings stir us, and yet they seldom give any definite impulse that is of value in the adjustment of any chain of circumstances.

When we feel with things we are so much a part of them that we understand the innermost elements of their being. Thus understanding comes with consciousness, and knowledge with intellectual comprehension. According to the ancient doctrines, perfect consciousness - the ability to feel with everything as part of everything - was regarded as the ultimate state of so-called human unfoldment, and he who had achieved this had attained to godhood in his own right. The gods are simply emblematic of varying degrees of consciousness in that vast interval between ignorance and realization. #Quote by Manly P. Hall
Circumstances quotes by Thomas B. Macaulay
#13. Finesse is the best adaptation of means to circumstances. #Quote by Thomas B. Macaulay
Circumstances quotes by Jane Austen
#14. She tried to be calm, and leave things to take their course; and tried to dwell much on this argument of rational dependence – "Surely, if there be constant attachment on each side, our hearts must understand each other ere long. We are not boy and girl, to be captiously irritable, misled by every moment's inadvertence, and wantonly playing with our own happiness." And yet, a few minutes afterwards, she felt as if their being in company with each other, under their present circumstances, could only be exposing them to inadvertencies and misconstructions of the most mischievous kind. #Quote by Jane Austen
Circumstances quotes by Samuel Beckett
#15. And if I failed to mention this detail in its proper place, it is because you cannot mention everything in its proper place, you much choose, between the things not worth mentioning and those even less so. For if you set out to mention everything you would never be done, and that's what counts, to be done, to have done. Oh I know, even when you mention only a few of the things there are, you do not get done either, I know, I know. But it's a change of muck. And if all muck is the same muck that doesn't matter, it's good to have a change of muck, to move from one heap to another a little further on, from time to time, fluttering you might say, like a butterfly, as if you were ephemeral. And if you are wrong, and you are wrong, I mean when you record circumstances better left unspoken, and leave unspoken others, rightly, if you like, but how shall I say, for no good reason, yes, rightly, but for no good reason, as for example that new moon, it is often in good faith, excellent faith. #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Circumstances quotes by Fred Dryer
#16. Steve Rom's bravery is unique. Faced with life-threatening circumstances, he focused his determination and spirit to defeat an unbeatable disease. Steve's story is an inspiration to all. #Quote by Fred Dryer
Circumstances quotes by Veronica Roth
#17. Want something else more than success. Success is a lovely thing, but your desire to say something, your worth, and your identity shouldn't rely on it, because it's not guaranteed and it's not permanent and it's not sufficient. So work hard, fall in love with the writing - the characters, the story, the words, the themes - and make sure that you are who you are regardless of your life circumstances. That way, when the good things come, they don't warp you, and when the bad things hit you, you don't fall apart. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Circumstances quotes by Stanley Kubrick
#18. The reality of the final moment, just before shooting [the scene], is so powerful that all previous analysis must yield before the impressions you receive under these circumstances, and unless you use this feedback to your positive advantage, unless you adjust to it, adapt to it and accept the sometimes terrifying weaknesses it can expose, you can never realize the most out of your film. #Quote by Stanley Kubrick
Circumstances quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#19. 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
Circumstances quotes by Christian Bale
#20. 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. #Quote by Christian Bale
Circumstances quotes by Arlo Guthrie
#21. 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. #Quote by Arlo Guthrie
Circumstances quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#22. I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not to fill them with satisfaction or glee. I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need machinery like that. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Circumstances quotes by Jerome Groopman
#23. Hope gives us the courage to confront our circumstances and the capacity to surmount them. #Quote by Jerome Groopman
Circumstances quotes by Clara Schumann
#24. 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
Circumstances quotes by Claire Messud
#25. As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that circumstances have thwarted us; that even with intention and will we may not be able to set our ship back on the course we'd planned. #Quote by Claire Messud
Circumstances quotes by Matt Dillon
#26. Well I can tell you that for me generally speaking that I think things that I deal with are all to do with not accepting things, not excepting life on life's terms. My life becomes a lot easier when I'm willing to just accept. I don't have to like circumstances as they are, but I have to accept them and that's where I always seem to get thrown, when I try to will my way instead of accept things the way they are. #Quote by Matt Dillon
Circumstances quotes by Lysa TerKeurst
#27. 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
Circumstances quotes by Herbert Spencer
#28. The primary use of knowledge is for such guidance of conduct under all circumstances as shall make living complete. All other uses of knowledge are secondary. #Quote by Herbert Spencer
Circumstances quotes by Georg Cantor
#29. In particular, in introducing new numbers, mathematics is only obliged to give definitions of them, by which such a definiteness and, circumstances permitting, such a relation to the older numbers are conferred upon them that in given cases they can definitely be distinguished from one another. As soon as a number satisfies all these conditions, it can and must be regarded as existent and real in mathematics. Here I perceive the reason why one has to regard the rational, irrational, and complex numbers as being just thoroughly existent as the finite positive integers. #Quote by Georg Cantor
Circumstances quotes by Bianca Sommerland
#30. Some people can't see love beyond the shroud of pain and suffering, but that's no big surprise. In dire circumstances flowers seem stupid and boxes of chocolates a waste and you can't have 'true' love without those! #Quote by Bianca Sommerland
Circumstances quotes by Katherine Center
#31. It's strange that I could have laughed so hard under those circumstances, during that very dark moment in my life. But I've decided sorrow can make things funnier. Endure enough hardship, and you start really needing a good laugh. #Quote by Katherine Center
Circumstances quotes by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury
#32. Through certain humors or passions, and from temper merely, a man may be completely miserable, let his outward circumstances be ever so fortunate. #Quote by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury
Circumstances quotes by C.J. Box
#33. like to see Clay McCann thrown in prison because he doesn't like the idea of a man getting away with murder in his state, despite the weird legal circumstances of this one. #Quote by C.J. Box
Circumstances quotes by Marvin J. Ashton
#34. Good cheer is a state of mind or mood that promotes happiness or joy ... With God's help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light. #Quote by Marvin J. Ashton
Circumstances quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#35. life becomes beautiful when we see and understand the true essence and beauty of life, regardless of life circumstances! Look and see, and you shall see the true beauty of the gift of life God presents to us each new day! Appreciate the gift of God with your smiles and live inspired each new day! Life is not, without life! Rejoice! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Circumstances quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#36. In short, we have no positive, inner desire to pray. We do it only when circumstances force us. Why? We know God is there, but we tend to see him as a means through which we get things to make us happy. For most of us, he has not become our happiness. We therefore pray to procure things, not to know him better. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Circumstances quotes by Carl Von Clausewitz
#37. Our knowledge of circumstances has increased, but our uncertainty, instead of having diminished, has only increased. The reason of this is, that we do not gain all our experience at once, but by degrees; so our determinations continue to be assailed incessantly by fresh experience; and the mind, if we may use the expression, must always be under arms. #Quote by Carl Von Clausewitz
Circumstances quotes by Darrell Scott
#38. I would encourage people to see through rather than look at their circumstances. If you see through your circumstances to the person you want to be, then your life and it's tragedies will have purpose. If you look at your circumstances, then you will despair and give up. #Quote by Darrell Scott
Circumstances quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#39. He thirsted for this resurrection and renewal. The vile bog he had gotten stuck in of his own free will burdened him too much, and, like a great many men in such cases, he believed most of all in a change of place: if only it weren't for these people, if only it weren't for these circumstances, if only one could fly away from the curses place
then everything would be reborn! That was what he believed in and what he longed for. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Circumstances quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#40. When you deal with irrational animals, with things and circumstances, be generous and straightforward. You are rational; they are not. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Circumstances quotes by Elizabeth Kenny
#41. He looked at the book, took my name, and consulted his records. Then he informed me I had been lost at sea and was dead. Under the circumstances, he could not possibly give me any money ... Even the fact that he was dealing with someone who had been dead for several days failed to awaken interest in his official heart. #Quote by Elizabeth Kenny
Circumstances quotes by Dwight L. Moody
#42. Happiness is caused by things that happen around me, and circumstances will mar it; but joy flows right on through trouble; joy flows in the night as well as in the day; joy flows through persecution and opposition. It is an unceasing fountain bubbling up in the heart; a secret spring the world can't see and doesn't know anything about. #Quote by Dwight L. Moody
Circumstances quotes by Tessa Hadley
#43. She imagined the reading she did now as like climbing inside one of those deep old beds she'd seen in a museum, with a sliding door to close behind you: even as she was suffering with a book and could hardly bear it, felt as if her heart would crack with emotion or with outrage at injustice, the act of reading it enclosed and saved her. Sometimes when she moved back out of the book and into her own life, just for a moment she could see her circumstances with a new interest and clarity, as if they were happening to someone else. #Quote by Tessa Hadley
Circumstances quotes by Marvin Perry
#44. The New Testament was not written by historians with the critical spirit of a Thucydides or a Polybius, but by men moved by the fervor of faith. Under these circumstances, it is understandable that it contains discrepancies, some non historical legends, and polemics. #Quote by Marvin Perry
Circumstances quotes by Judith Lewis Herman
#45. The traumatized person is often relieved simply to learn the true name of her condition. By ascertaining her diagnosis, she begins the process of mastery. No longer imprisoned in the wordlessness of the trauma, she discovers that there is a language for her experience. She discovers that she is not alone; others have suffered in similar ways. She discovers further that she is not crazy; the traumatic syndromes are normal human responses to extreme circumstances. And she discovers, finally, that she is not doomed to suffer this condition indefinitely; she can expect to recover, as others have recovered ... #Quote by Judith Lewis Herman
Circumstances quotes by Gregory C. Warner
#46. Love is a condition. There are many circumstances in life that can affect this condition. So it falls on you and I to insulate love from the things that would cause it harm. We, the protectors of love, are responsible if the condition of our love becomes critical. Yes, broken fences can be mended, but love on life support should be left to die. So our earthly desire should be to strengthen the condition of love daily. #Quote by Gregory C. Warner
Circumstances quotes by Christian Lous Lange
#47. 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. #Quote by Christian Lous Lange
Circumstances quotes by Cornel West
#48. My aim is not to provide excuses for black behavior or to absolve blacks of personal responsibility. But when the new black conservatives accent black behavior and responsibility in such a way that the cultural realities of black people are ignored, they are playing a deceptive and dangerous intellectual game with the lives and fortunes of disadvantaged people. We indeed must criticize and condemn immoral acts of black people, but we must do so cognizant of the circumstances into which people are born and under which they live. By overlooking these circumstances, the new black conservatives fall into the trap of blaming black poor people for their predicament. It is imperative to steer a course between the Scylla of environmental determinism and the Charybdis of a blaming-the-victims perspective.
#Quote by Cornel West
Circumstances quotes by Bertrand Russell
#49. But even when a man has offended against his own rational code, I doubt whether a sense of sin is the best method of arriving at a better way of life. There is in the sense of sin something abject, something lacking in self-respect. No good was ever done to any one by the loss of self-respect. The rational man will regard his own undesirable acts, as he regards those of others, as acts produced by certain circumstances, and to be avoided either by a fuller realization that they are undesirable, or, where this is possible, by avoidance of the circumstances that caused them. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Circumstances quotes by Milton Babbitt
#50. I can't believe that people really prefer to go to the concert hall under intellectually trying, socially trying, physically trying conditions, unable to repeat something they have missed, when they can sit at home under the most comfortable and stimulating circumstances and hear it as they want to hear it. I can't imagine what would happen to literature today if one were obliged to congregate in an unpleasant hall and read novels projected on a screen. #Quote by Milton Babbitt
Circumstances quotes by Fredrik Backman
#51. A human being may not choose her circumstances, but she does choose her actions #Quote by Fredrik Backman
Circumstances quotes by Nathaniel Branden
#52. In addition, if a person makes the error of identifying self with his work (rather than with the internal virtues that make the work possible), if self-esteem is tied primarily to accomplishments, success, income, or being a good family provider, the danger is that economic circumstances beyond the individual's control may lead to the failure of the business or the loss of a job, flinging him into depression or acute demoralization. #Quote by Nathaniel Branden
Circumstances quotes by Susan Bernhardt
#53. In the quiet of the morning
You only have to rise
To feel something's wrong.
Uncontrollable circumstances
Tense the air and you know
Something's going to happen.

--Susan Bernhardt #Quote by Susan Bernhardt
Circumstances quotes by Rick Riordan
#54. Annabeth's hand slipped into mine. Under different circumstances I would've been embarrassed, but here in the dark I was glad to know where she was. It was about the only thing I was sure of. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Circumstances quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#55. Never suppose that in any possible situation or under any circumstances that it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing however slightly so it may appear to you ... Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise ... and that exercise will make them habitual ... #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Circumstances quotes by Louis Menand
#56. Diminished circumstances had no effect on his sense of what was honorable: after The Spectator sent him a check for a piece it had accepted but was unable to run for a lack of space, he refused to write for the magazine again. #Quote by Louis Menand
Circumstances quotes by Maggie Macnab
#57. Design is a fundamental human activity, relevant and useful to everyone. Anything humans create - be it product, communication or system - is a result of the process of making inspiration real. I believe in doing what works as circumstances change: quirky or unusual solutions are often good ones. Nature bends and so should we as appropriate. Nature is always right outside our door as a reference and touch point. We should use it far more than we do. #Quote by Maggie Macnab
Circumstances quotes by Walter Bagehot
#58. The most intellectual of men are moved quite as much by the circumstances which they are used to as by their own will. The active voluntary part of a man is very small, and if it were not economized by a sleepy kind of habit, its results would be null. #Quote by Walter Bagehot
Circumstances quotes by Oliver Sacks
#59. This sense of the brain's remarkable plasticity, its capacity for the most striking adaptations, not least in the special (and often desperate) circumstances of neural or sensory mishap, has come to dominate my own perception of my patients and their lives. So much so, indeed, that I am sometimes moved to wonder whether it may not be necessary to redefine the very concepts of "health" and "disease," to see these in terms of the ability of the organism to create a new organization and order, one that fits its special, altered disposition and needs, rather than in the terms of a rigidly defined "norm. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Circumstances quotes by Melanie Randolph Miller
#60. [T]he great decided effective Majority is now for the Republic," he told Jefferson in late October 1792, but whether it would endure for even six months "must depend on the Form of Government which shall be presented by the Convention" and whether it could "strike out that happy Mean which secures all the Liberty which Circumstances will admit of combin'd with all the Energy which the same Circumstances require; Whether they can establish an Authority which does not exist, as a Substitute (and always a dangerous Substitute) for that Respect which cannot be restor'd after so much has been to destroy it; Whether in crying down and even ridiculing Religion they will be able on the tottering and uncertain Base of metaphisic Philosophy to establish a solid Edifice of morals, these are Questions which Time must solve."

At the same time he predicted to Rufus King that "we shall have I think some sharp struggles which will make many men repent of what they have done when they find with Macbeth that they have but taught bloody Instructions which return to plague the Inventor." . . .

In early December, he wrote perhaps his most eloquent appraisal of the tragic turn of the [French] Revolution, to Thomas Pinckney. "Success as you will see, continues to crown the French Arms, but it is not our Trade to judge from Success," he began.

"You will soon learn that the Patriots hitherto adored were but little worthy of the Incense they received. The Enemies of th #Quote by Melanie Randolph Miller
Circumstances quotes by Melanie Dickerson
#61. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 #Quote by Melanie Dickerson
Circumstances quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#62. In most circumstances and mostly, what hinders people from leaving distinctive footprints of life is less of physical barriers and much of mental barriers. What dominates your thought each day? Mind your mind. #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Circumstances quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#63. True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Circumstances quotes by Abigail Roux
#64. I love you," Nick whispered. "Has nothing to do with the circumstances, or our history, or how close to death we've come together. I would love you in any incarnation of yourself. #Quote by Abigail Roux
Circumstances quotes by Rick Warren
#65. God has a purpose behind every problem. He uses circumstances to develop our character. In fact, he depends more on circumstances to make us like Jesus than he depends on our reading the Bible. #Quote by Rick Warren
Circumstances quotes by Michel Templet
#66. We live in a nation where education and free thought are tantamount to treason, and I have to ask, under these circumstances, is treason such a bad thing? #Quote by Michel Templet
Circumstances quotes by Saint Francis De Sales
#67. Go in all simplicity; do not be anxious to win a quiet mind, and it will be all the quieter. Do not examine so closely into the progress of your soul. Do not crave too much to be perfect, but let your spiritual life beformed by your duties, and by the actions which are called forth by circumstances. #Quote by Saint Francis De Sales
Circumstances quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#68. There are sufficient and suitable accommodations for all the different sorts of persons that are in the world: for great and small, for high and low, rich and poor, wise and unwise, bond and free, persons of all nations and all conditions and circumstances, for those that have been great sinners as well as for moral livers; for weak saints and those that are babes in Christ as well as for those that are stronger and more grown in grace. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Circumstances quotes by Kiersten White
#69. I, however, was perfectly aware of my beauty. I considered it a skill, alongside speaking French, English, Italian and German. It was a language of its own, in a way. One that translated well in different circumstances. #Quote by Kiersten White
Circumstances quotes by Oliver Sacks
#70. Patients were real, often passionate individuals with real problems - and sometimes choices - of an often agonizing sort. It was not just a question of diagnosis and treatment; much graver questions could present themselves - questions about the quality of life and whether life was even worth living in some circumstances. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Circumstances quotes by Frederick Lenz
#71. 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
Circumstances quotes by Socrates
#72. Do we say that one must never willingly do wrong, or does it depend upon the circumstances? Is it true, as we have often agreed before, that there is no sense in which wrongdoing is good or honourable? Or have we jettisoned all our former convictions in these last few days? Can you and I at our age, Crito, have spent all these years in serious discussions without realizing that we were no better than a pair of children? Surely the truth is just what we have always said. Whatever the popular view is, and whether the alternative in pleasanter than the present one or even harder to bear, the fact remains that to do wrong is in every sense bad and dishonourable for the person who does it. #Quote by Socrates
Circumstances quotes by Lemony Snicket
#73. Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night's sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too. #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Circumstances quotes by Caroline Linden
#74. Men can bed any woman," she said stiffly. "It means nothing."
He paused. "Nothing," he repeated thoughtfully. "It rarely means nothing. And sometimes, in very particular circumstances, it means a great deal. #Quote by Caroline Linden
Circumstances quotes by Martin Farquhar Tupper
#75. If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little. #Quote by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Circumstances quotes by Chris Matakas
#76. I am acutely aware that all I have been able to achieve has been in large part due to circumstances outside my control. This is why I teach, and this is why I write. I want to be one of those opportunities for others. Perhaps this is the true measure of success. #Quote by Chris Matakas
Circumstances quotes by Stephen R. Covey
#77. If you don't make a conscious effort to visualize who you are and what you want in life, then you empower other people and circumstances to shape you and your life by default. #Quote by Stephen R. Covey
Circumstances quotes by Primo Levi
#78. Man's capacity to dig himself in, to secrete a shell, to build around himself a tenuous barrier of defence, even in apparently desperate circumstances, is astonishing and merits a serious study. #Quote by Primo Levi
Circumstances quotes by Terry Pratchett
#79. The hypothesis behind invisible writings was laughably complicated. All books are tenuously connected through L-space and, therefore, the content of any book ever written or yet to be written may, in the right circumstances, be deduced from a sufficiently close study of books already in existence. Future books exist in potentia, as it were, in the same way that a sufficiently detailed study of a handful of primal ooze will eventually hint at the future existence of prawn crackers. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Circumstances quotes by John Stuart Mill
#80. 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
Circumstances quotes by David Richo
#81. Trust in someone means that we no longer have to protect ourselves. We believe we will not be hurt or harmed by the other, at least not deliberately. We trust his or her good intentions, though we know we might be hurt by the way circumstances play out between us. We might say that hurt happens; it's a given of life. Harm is inflicted; it's a choice some people make. #Quote by David Richo
Circumstances quotes by Lin Yutang
#82. There are no books in this world that everybody must read, but only books that a person must read at a certain time in a given place under given circumstances and at a given period of his life. #Quote by Lin Yutang
Circumstances quotes by Rhonda Byrne
#83. When you are feeling happy, and you keep feeling happy, then only happy people, circumstances and events can come into your life. If you feel stressed, then only more stress can come into your life through people, circumstances and events. #Quote by Rhonda Byrne
Circumstances quotes by Stephen Covey
#84. Start small, make a promise and keep it. Then, make larger promises and keep them. Eventually, your honor will become greater than your moods or your circumstances, which includes your medical condition and other people's stereotypic observations. Once you overcome this comparison based mentality, your confidence will soar. #Quote by Stephen Covey
Circumstances quotes by Priscilla Shirer
#85. If I were your enemy, I'd use every opportunity to bring old wounds to mind, as well as the people, events, and circumstances that caused them. I'd try to ensure that your heart was hardened with anger and bitterness. Shackled through unforgiveness. #Quote by Priscilla Shirer
Circumstances quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#86. There are different kinds of judgment-making. Naturally, when we meet people, we form judgments based upon how we were taught to see the world and other people (how we were raised, what we've experienced and etc.) The first kind of judgment-making is the more commonplace thing: to judge and to write that judgment in stone. The second kind of judgment-making is the kind that I do: to judge but then to write those judgments in the sand near the shoreline where the waves lap onto, that way, if I am wrong, the waves of truth may easily wash away any judgments I have made and thus I can be malleable and shaped easily by truth rather than by preconceived notions. The second kind of judgment is crucial to life, because it allows us to appreciate people and circumstances to the fullest. It allows us to live. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Circumstances quotes by Wilhelm Von Humboldt
#87. In every remodelling of the present, the existing condition of things must be supplanted by a new one. Now every variety of circumstances in which men find themselves, every object which surrounds them, communicates a definite form and impress to their internal nature. This form is not such that it can change and adapt itself to any other a man may choose to receive; and the end is foiled, while the power is destroyed, when we attempt to impose upon that which is already stamped in the soul a form which disagrees with it. #Quote by Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Circumstances quotes by Herman Melville
#88. Passion, and passion in its profoundest, is not a thing demanding a palatial stage whereon to play its part. Down among the groundlings, among the beggars and rakers of the garbage, profound passion is enacted. And the circumstances that provoke it, however trivial or mean, are no measure of its power. In the present instance the stage is a scrubbed gun deck, and one of the external provocations a man-of-war's-man's spilled soup. #Quote by Herman Melville
Circumstances quotes by Florence Nightingale
#89. The great reformers of the world turn into the great misanthropists, if circumstances or organization do not permit them to act. #Quote by Florence Nightingale
Circumstances quotes by Debasish Mridha
#90. To win, depend on your thoughts and actions but not on circumstances. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Circumstances quotes by Aldous Huxley
#91. It is only by making physical experiments that we can discover the intimate nature of matter and its potentialities. And it is only by making psychological and moral experiments that we can discover the intimate nature of mind and its potentialities. In the ordinary circumstances of average sensual life these potentialities of the mind remain latent and unmanifested. If we would realize them, we must fulfil certain conditions and obey certain rules, which experience has shown empirically to be valid. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Circumstances quotes by Bruce Sterling
#92. 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
Circumstances quotes by Richard Matheson
#93. I couldn't tell you, Robert, what the higher ramifications are of being soul mates. I can tell you this however. As long as you are separated from your own, that long are you troubled. No matter what the circumstances, no matter how exquisite the environment in which you find yourself. To be half #Quote by Richard Matheson
Circumstances quotes by Mason Cooley
#94. The bathroom scale knows nothing of extenuating circumstances. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Circumstances quotes by Antoine Lavoisier
#95. 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
Circumstances quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#96. Circumstances sometimes require, that rights the most unquestionable should be advanced with delicacy. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Circumstances quotes by Debbie Wasserman Schultz
#97. Their callous indifference to the plight of children streaming across the border, fleeing horrific circumstances in their own country. Republicans are simply strangled by extremism. There is no more establishment, or middle or moderate wing. You've got the Steve King wing of the Republican Party today, who raised the specter of impeachment this weekend. #Quote by Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Circumstances quotes by Deepak Chopra
#98. I will practice acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Circumstances quotes by Sam Worthington
#99. Any acting is a stretch of the imagination. That's your job. Acting is truth in imaginary circumstances. Acting with green screen or a motion capture stage, you're striving for absolute truth in absolutely imaginary circumstances. #Quote by Sam Worthington
Circumstances quotes by Joel Osteen
#100. You may be sitting around waiting for God to change your circumstances. Then you're going to be happy, then your're going to have a good attitude, then you're going to give God praise. But God is waiting on you to get up on the inside. When you do your part, He'll begin to change things and work supernaturally in your life. #Quote by Joel Osteen
Circumstances quotes by Maya Banks
#101. He kissed her temple, nuzzling her skin, and murmured again that she was the most beautiful lass in the world. They weren't just words he offered. Platitudes he didn't mean. He cared not about the scar that marred her face. In his eyes, she was the most beautiful lass he'd ever known and nothing would change that. Not a scar. Not circumstances. She was his, and he didn't give one damn what others thought. #Quote by Maya Banks
Circumstances quotes by Yvan Byeajee
#102. Events, circumstances, and experiences arise and pass away. Winning trades, losing trades, fear, greed, sadness, happiness, and eventually your own life. Everything is in a constant flux. Learn to go through it with stability of mind. A meditation practice helps a lot. #Quote by Yvan Byeajee
Circumstances quotes by Mehcad Brooks
#103. I've played sports pretty much my whole life, and that teaches you how to work with anyone, whether you like that person or you don't, and whether you get along with them or you don't. The circumstances don't matter. Team work is part of life. #Quote by Mehcad Brooks
Circumstances quotes by Brian Greene
#104. Quantum mechanics challenges this view by revealing, at least in certain circumstances, a capacity to transcend space; long-range quantum connections can bypass spatial separation. Two objects can be far apart in space, but as far as quantum mechanics is concerned, it's as if they're a single entity. #Quote by Brian Greene
Circumstances quotes by Richard G. Wilkinson
#105. Instead of exposures to toxic materials and mechanical dangers, we are discovering the toxicity of social circumstances and patterns of social organization. #Quote by Richard G. Wilkinson
Circumstances quotes by Gerhard Tersteegen
#106. Let none, however difficult the circumstances, consider himself as debarred from the way of holiness. Have we but God and the cross of Christ, we have the means for becoming altogether holy in our walk and conversation. What dungeon is there that can shut us out from this? Only let us use the present location and means faithfully and truly, taking them from God's hand, and we shall find him able to free us from all that is really a hindrance. Let us each one desire to be a saint in his own place and calling, instead of building 'castles in the air' of future holiness. #Quote by Gerhard Tersteegen
Circumstances quotes by Mary Balogh
#107. It was the challenge of life too, was it not? People could never be fully understood. They were ever changing, different people at different times and under different circumstances and influences. And always growing, always creating themselves anew.
How impossible it was to know another human being.
How impossible to know even oneself. #Quote by Mary Balogh
Circumstances quotes by Atifete Jahjaga
#108. When you scan the globe's hot spots, every civil war and massacre, every act of terror and every clash between states has its unique local circumstances. #Quote by Atifete Jahjaga
Circumstances quotes by Rhonda Byrne
#109. Through being fired I was given the perfect circumstances to finally answer my calling and live my dream, and I remain grateful to this day for that television network firing me. Without them, I would have refused the call to follow my dream, and I would have missed living the most exciting and fulfilling journey of my life. #Quote by Rhonda Byrne
Circumstances quotes by Florence Nightingale
#110. The 'kingdom of heaven is within,' indeed, but we must also create one without, because we are intended to act upon our circumstances. #Quote by Florence Nightingale
Circumstances quotes by O. Hakan Palm
#111. I was overwhelmed with gratitude that such greatness and nobility survived in the most degraded situation. I felt that the eternal spirit, which exists in all people, could be accessible despite the circumstances. Maybe there was still hope for the world, if some could remain untouched and pure in the midst of all the insanity! I learned that the hope that the world will be a place where all people will love their neighbors as themselves is alive as long as there is one person alive practicing it on the earth. #Quote by O. Hakan Palm
Circumstances quotes by John C. Broger
#112. Loving others in a biblical manner involves your thoughts, words, and actions and is a sign of your being a disciple of Christ. Loving others biblically is dependent on your commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and is not dependent on people, circumstances, or your feelings. #Quote by John C. Broger
Circumstances quotes by Eric Greitens
#113. But it's also a human tendency - and a pronounced tendency in America - to become enamored of our tools and lose sight of their place. Think about a couple of the basic functions of any community: educating children and policing the streets. Today we spend huge effort and millions of dollars to bring more technology into the classroom, when the great majority of students in the great majority of circumstances can learn almost all of what they need to know with a supportive family, a pencil, some paper, good books, and a great teacher. The schools that produced Shakespeare and Jefferson and Darwin had some writing materials, some printed books - and that was it. #Quote by Eric Greitens
Circumstances quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#114. Thus we see, too, in the world that some persons assimilate only what is ugly and evil from the same moral circumstances which supply good and beautiful results
the fragrance of celestial flowers
to the daily life of others. #Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Circumstances quotes by George Matthew Adams
#115. One of the great arts in living is to learn the art of accurately appraising values. Everything that we think, that we earn, that we have given to us, that in any way touches our consciousness, has its own value. These values are apt to change with the mood, with time, or because of circumstances. We cannot safely tie to any material value. The values of all material possessions change continually, sometimes over night. Nothing of this nature has any permanent set value. The real values are those that stay by you, give you happiness and enrich you. They are the human values. #Quote by George Matthew Adams
Circumstances quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#116. The effectiveness of an author turns chiefly upon his getting the reputation that he should be read. But by practicing various arts, by the operation of chance, and by certain natural affinities, this reputation is quickly won by a hundred worthless people: while a worthy writer may come by it very slowly and tardily. The former possess friends to help them; for the rabble is always a numerous body which holds well together. The latter has nothing but enemies; because intellectual superiority is everywhere and under all circumstances the most hateful thing in the world, and especially to bunglers in the same line of work, who want to pass for something themselves. This being so, it is a prime condition for doing any great work
any work which is to outlive its own age, that a man pay no heed to his contemporaries, their views and opinons, and the praise or blame which they bestow. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Circumstances quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#117. Consider in fact, a body of six hundred and fifty-eight miscellaneous persons, set to consult about "business," with twenty-seven millions, mostly fools, assiduously listening to them, and checking and criticising them. Was there ever, since the world began, will there ever be till the world end, any "business" accomplished in these circumstances? #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Circumstances quotes by Mary Jo Bang
#118. Bertrand Russell said, 'Electricity is not a thing like St. Paul's Cathedral; it is a way in which things behave.' And it's not 'they' who say, but Walter Benjamin who said, 'Things are only mannequins and even the great world-historical events are only costumes beneath which they exchange glances with nothingness, with the base and the banal.' In September, 1940, Benjamin died under ambiguous circumstances in the French-Spanish border town of Portbou, while attempting to flee the Nazis. #Quote by Mary Jo Bang
Circumstances quotes by Friedrich A. Hayek
#119. What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one's conviction by sacrificing one's desires to what one thinks right. Only were we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good things have no title to praise. As Milton said: "If every action which is good or evil in a man of ripe years were under pittance an prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise should then be due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?"
Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily re-created in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, #Quote by Friedrich A. Hayek
Circumstances quotes by Christina Baker Kline
#120. I get the sense that my abandonment, and the circumstances that brought me to them, matter little to them, compared to the need I might fill in their lives. - (Niamh/Dorothy) #Quote by Christina Baker Kline
Circumstances quotes by Raymond Geuss
#121. Monotheistic religions in the West have tended to conflate having a general orientation in life, having a specific theory of the world, having a sense of the positive meaningfulness of one's existence, and having a fixed set of rules for behavior, but these elements are in principle separable ... The "metaphysical need," ... both Marx and Nietzsche held, is a historical phenomenon that arises under determinate circumstances, and could be expected to disappear under other circumstances that we could relatively easily envisage. #Quote by Raymond Geuss
Circumstances quotes by Bob Proctor
#122. 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
Circumstances quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#123. However gifted an individual is at the outset, if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition, because of the surrounding circumstances, these talents will be still-born. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Circumstances quotes by Thomas Hardy
#124. Tess's feminine hope - shall we confess it - had been so obstinately recuperative as to revive in her surreptitious visions of a domiciliary intimacy continued long enough to break down his coldness even against his judgement. Though unsophisticated in the usual sense, she was not incomplete; and it would have denoted deficiency of womanhood if she had not instinctively known what an argument lies in propinquity. Nothing else would save her, she knew, if this failed. It was wrong to hope in what was of the nature of strategy, she said to herself; yet that sort of hope she could not extinguish. His last representation had now been made, and it was, as she said, a new view. She had truly never though so far as that, and his lucid picture of possible offspring who would scorn her was one that brought deadly conviction to an honest heart which was humanitarian to its centre. Sheer experience had already taught her that, in some circumstances, there was one thing better than to lead a good life, and that was to be saved from leading any life whatever. Like all who have been previsioned by suffering, she could, in the words of M. Sully-Prudhomme, hear a penal sentence in the fiat, 'You shall be born,' particularly if addressed to potential issue or hers. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Circumstances quotes by Zoe Whittall
#125. George is essentially a very good person'" Joan said, "But that is one of those meaningless sentences. What is a good person? Under the worst of circumstances, who can say what we would do? For all we know, we might be the worst people on earth. #Quote by Zoe Whittall
Circumstances quotes by Stephen Richards
#126. When you begin to entertain the more positive possibilities, hope for the best, plan for the best and expect the best, your eventual attraction of the best possible circumstances is almost guaranteed. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Circumstances quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#127. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Circumstances quotes by Robert Musil
#128. In earlier times, one had an easier conscience about being a person than one does today. People were like cornstalks in a field, probably more violently tossed back and forth by God, hail, fire, pestilence, and war than they are today, but as a whole, as a city, a region, a field, and as to what personal movement was left to the individual stalk – all this was clearly defined and could be answered for. But today responsibility's center of gravity is not in people but in circumstances. Have we not noticed that experiences have made themselves independent of people? They have gone on the stage, into books, into the reports of research institutes and explorers, into ideological or religious communities, which foster certain kinds of experience at the expense of others as if they are conducting a kind of social experiment, and insofar as experiences are not actually being developed, they are simply left dangling in the air. Who can say nowadays that his anger is really his own anger when so many people talk about it and claim to know more about it than he does? A world of qualities without a man has arisen, of experiences without the person who experiences them, and it almost looks as though ideally private experience is a thing of the past, and that the friendly burden of personal responsibility is to dissolve into a system of formulas of possible meanings. Probably the dissolution of the anthropocentric point of view, which for such a long time considered man to be at the cente #Quote by Robert Musil
Circumstances quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#129. The events we most desire do not happen; or, if they do, it is neither in the time nor in the circumstances when they would have given us extreme pleasure. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Circumstances quotes by Sadiq Shah
#130. Excellence has always been achieved by those who dared to believe that some thing inside them is superior than circumstances. #Quote by Sadiq Shah
Circumstances quotes by Frederick The Great
#131. The cruel man is of misanthropic temperament, and is a man of moods, oscillating from quiet brooding to sudden explosions. If a man like this does not fight this unhappy provision of his soul during his youth, under no circumstances could he a void becoming furious - and foolish. There are those who would leave it up to God, but to ensure justice on the earth, and not fob it off to the Divinity, it is mandatory that people know both virtue and its benefits, since the virtues lead to unity among them, not the war of all against all. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to conserve them, and show that crime can only return misfortunes and destruction, including of the criminal himself. Who is the last victim of his crimes. #Quote by Frederick The Great
Circumstances quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#132. So far as Feminism seeks to adjust the legal position of woman to that of man, so far as it seeks to offer her legal and economic freedom to develop and act in accordance with her inclinations, desires, and economic circumstances - so far it is nothing more than a branch of the great liberal movement, which advocates peaceful and free evolution. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Circumstances quotes by Victor Cousin
#133. Written laws are formulas in which we endeavor to express as concisely as possible that which, under such or such determined circumstances, natural justice demands. #Quote by Victor Cousin
Circumstances quotes by Lemony Snicket
#134. Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very, very hungry, and you had no way of obtaining money, it would be excusable to grab the painting, take it to your house, and eat it. #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Circumstances quotes by Marquis De Custine
#135. The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation. #Quote by Marquis De Custine
Circumstances quotes by Emily Dickinson
#136. Part Five: The Single Hound
XVIII
THERE is another Loneliness
That many die without,
Not want or friend occasions it,
Or circumstances or lot.
But nature sometimes, sometimes thought, 5
And whoso it befall
Is richer than could be divulged
By mortal numeral. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Circumstances quotes by Herman Melville
#137. Though from unavoidable circumstances, considerable of it #Quote by Herman Melville
Circumstances quotes by Mark Manson
#138. Victim Mentality. Some choose to believe that there is nothing they can do to solve their problems, even when they in fact could. Victims seek to blame others for their problems or blame outside circumstances. This #Quote by Mark Manson
Circumstances quotes by Leon Trotsky
#139. The usages and methods of warfare are thus determined by changing circumstances and, therefore, they themselves can in nowise be eternal. #Quote by Leon Trotsky
Circumstances quotes by Pete Hegseth
#140. The historic nature of Israel's struggle for self-determination, freedom, and prosperity underscores the gravity of their circumstances and fortifies my commitment to America's responsibility as their ally. #Quote by Pete Hegseth
Circumstances quotes by Dick Durbin
#141. I have thought about this issue of abortion time and again. It is not an easy issue for most people.I came to believe over the years that a woman should be able to make this agonizing decision with her doctor and her family and her conscience, and that we should be very careful that we don't make that decision a crime except in the most extreme circumstances. #Quote by Dick Durbin
Circumstances quotes by Raymond Carver
#142. My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distraction necessitated the short story form. #Quote by Raymond Carver
Circumstances quotes by Carolyn Hax
#143. You can't make people like you under the best of circumstances, and you certainly can't make them like you while you're actively badgering them on what you perceive to be their failures of conscience. #Quote by Carolyn Hax
Circumstances quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#144. The great make its feel, first of all, the indifference of circumstances. They call into activity the higher perceptions, and subdue the low habits of comfort and luxury; but the higher perceptions find their objects everywhere; only the low habits need palaces and banquets. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Circumstances quotes by Maureen Johnson
#145. Have some nice hot chocolate, something to eat, cuddle up under a blanket ... "
Under any other circumstances, I would have assumed that that last sentence meant, "Cuddle up under two separate blankets, spaced several feet apart, possibly with a lightly chained wolf between you," because that's what parents always mean. #Quote by Maureen Johnson
Circumstances quotes by Elissa Gabrielle
#146. I've learned that our backgrounds and circumstances may have influenced our lives, but we are responsible for who we become and in the same breath, who we become can't be preached and can only really be shown through our actions. #Quote by Elissa Gabrielle
Circumstances quotes by Sandy Oshiro Rosen
#147. Community is about sharing my life; about allowing the chaos of another's circumstances to infringe on mine; about permitting myself to be known without constraint; about resigning myself to needing others. #Quote by Sandy Oshiro Rosen
Circumstances quotes by Mark Wallace
#148. Any historian knows...that possibilities and history are connected. It's not simply our hard work, but that we lived in circumstances in which prosperity wasn't taken away. For most people, for most of history, it's not true that religion, work and love have led to successful, happy lives. Instability, fear, disease, and war are so much more common that our lives are tremendous exceptions. Isn't that miraculous? #Quote by Mark Wallace
Circumstances quotes by Bruce Sterling
#149. Alex direly wanted to try something stupid, but he wasn't about try anything stupid under these circumstances. He'd wait till he won their confidence, till they gave him a lot more initiative and leeway. Then he'd try something stupid. #Quote by Bruce Sterling
Circumstances quotes by Robert Greene
#150. Understand: as an individual you cannot stop the tide of fantasy and escapism sweeping a culture. But you can stand as an individual bulwark to this trend and create power for yourself. You were born with the greatest weapon in all of nature - the rational, conscious mind. It has the power to expand your vision far and wide, giving you the unique capacity to distinguish patterns in events, learn from the past, glimpse into the future, see through appearances. Circumstances are conspiring to dull that weapon and render it useless by turning you inward and making you afraid of reality.
Consider it war. You must fight this tendency as best you can and move in the opposite direction. You must turn outward and become a keen observer of all that is around you. You are doing battle against all the fantasies that are thrown at you. You are tightening your connection to the environment. You want clarity, not escape and confusion. Moving in this direction will instantly bring you power among so many dreamers. #Quote by Robert Greene
Circumstances quotes by Jonathan Martin
#151. The fact that your current station in life would seem to conspire against your usefulness to God is of no consequence. #Quote by Jonathan Martin
Circumstances quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#152. One does not wait for the "ripe" objective circumstances to make a revolution, circumstances become "ripe" through the political struggle itself. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Circumstances quotes by Oswald Chambers
#153. The circumstances of a saint's life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that you can't understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God brings you to places, among people, and into certain conditions to accomplish a definite purpose through the intercession of the Spirit in you. Never put yourself in front of your circumstances and say, "I'm going to be my own providence here; I will watch this closely, or protect myself from that." All your circumstances are in the hand of God, and therefore you don't ever have to think they are unnatural or unique. Your part in intercessory prayer is not to agonize over how to intercede, but to use the everyday circumstances and people God puts around you by His providence to bring them before His throne, and to allow the Spirit in you the opportunity to intercede for them. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Circumstances quotes by Dougray Scott
#154. When I'm playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley's Game I want to be in the moment when he's feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances. #Quote by Dougray Scott
Circumstances quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#155. The boatmen appeared to lead an easy and contented life, and we thought that we should prefer their employment ourselves to many professions which are much more sought after. They suggested how few circumstances are necessary to the well-being and serenity of man, how indifferent all employments are, and that any may seem noble and poetic to the eyes of men, if pursued with sufficient buoyancy and freedom. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Circumstances quotes by David Cortright
#156. 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
Circumstances quotes by Novalis
#157. It is the most capricious prejudice to believe that a human being is denied the capacity to be outside himself, to be consciously beyond the senses. He is capable at any moment of being a suprasensual being. Without this he would not be a citizen of the world - he would be an animal. It is true that under these circumstances reflection, the discovery of oneself - is very difficult, since they are so ceaselessly, so necessarily connected with the change in our other circumstances. But the more conscious of these circumstances we can be, the more lively, powerful, and ample is the conviction which derives from them - the belief in true revelations of the spirit. It is not seeing - hearing - feeling - it is a combination of all three - more than all three - a sensation of immediate certainty - a view of my truest, most actual life - thoughts change into laws - wishes are fulfilled. For the weak person the fact of this moment is an article of faith.

The phenomenon becomes especially striking at the sight of many human forms and faces - particularly so on catching sight of many eyes, expressions, movements - on hearing certain words, reading certain passages - at certain views of life, world, and fate. Very many chance incidents, many natural events, particular times of the day and year bring us such experiences. Certain moods are especially favorable to such revelations. Most last only an instant - few linger - fewest of all remain. In this respect there are great diff #Quote by Novalis
Circumstances quotes by Robert E. Slavin
#158. The principal reason that districts within states often differ markedly in per-pupil expenditures is that school funding is almost always tied to property taxes, which are in turn a direct function of local wealth. Having school funding depend on local wealth creates a situation in which poor districts must tax themselves far more heavily than wealthy ones, yet still may not be able to generate adequate income. For example, Baltimore City is one of the poorest jurisdictions in Maryland, and the Baltimore City Public Schools have the lowest per-pupil instructional expenses of any of Maryland's 24 districts. Yet Baltimore's property tax rate is twice that of the next highest jurisdiction.(FN2) Before the funding equity decision in New Jersey, the impoverished East Orange district had one of the highest tax rates in the state, but spent only $3,000 per pupil, one of the lowest per-pupil expenditures in the state.(FN3) A similar story could be told in almost any state in the U.S.(FN4) Funding formulas work systematically against children who happen to be located in high-poverty districts, but also reflect idiosyncratic local circumstances. For example, a factory closing can bankrupt a small school district. What sense does it make for children's education to suffer based on local accidents of geography or economics?
To my knowledge, the U.S. is the only nation to fund elementary and secondary education based on local wealth. Other developed countries either equalize funding #Quote by Robert E. Slavin
Circumstances quotes by Paulo Coelho
#159. About the nature of human beings. I discovered that confronted by temptation, we will always fall. Given the right circumstances, every human being on this earth would be willing to commit evil. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Circumstances quotes by Kambiz Mostofizadeh
#160. If you love something, you will fight for it. Remember that the future favors the bold. Meet a confrontation head on and do not shy away from what you want. You didn't get to this level by shying away so don't shy away now. Keep your resolve hard as steel and press forward regardless of the circumstances. #Quote by Kambiz Mostofizadeh
Circumstances quotes by Jean Sasson
#161. My voice thick with frustration, I declared that if men and women could only meet each other under normal circumstances, that delusions of instant love would be more infrequent. While I do believe that great attractions lead to genuine love, such as it had with my sister, Sara, and her husband, Assad, such a happy outcome is rare. When men and women rarely have the opportunity to enjoy the other's company in ordinary social occasions, spontaneous emotions are quick to rise to the surface, often ending in terrible personal tragedies. #Quote by Jean Sasson
Circumstances quotes by Blaise Pascal
#162. Thus I stretch out my arms to my Saviour, who, after being foretold for four thousand years, came on earth to die and suffer for me at the time and in the circumstances foretold. By his grace I peaceably await death, in the hope of being eternally united to him, and meanwhile I live joyfully, whether in the blessings which he is pleased to bestow on me or in the affliction he sends me for my own good and taught me how to endure by his example. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Circumstances quotes by CM Punk
#163. The only thing I took advantage of at Extreme Rules was an opportunity to cash in my Money in the Bank contract, which I did successfully, well within the rules. You know, Jeff knows this, you know this, the fans know this: nowhere on that contract does it say, under any circumstances, 'Do not cash in on Jeff Hardy.' #Quote by CM Punk
Circumstances quotes by Steven Wright
#164. Nobody can really compare a relationship in which the victim is 15 years old to one where she's 6. While both criminal, they're very different circumstances. #Quote by Steven Wright
Circumstances quotes by Vitruvius
#165. 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
Circumstances quotes by Jose Carreras
#166. If I can do concert recitals, adapting the repertoire to my needs, then no problem, that's good enough. But with operas, unless the right circumstances come up, my career is done. #Quote by Jose Carreras
Circumstances quotes by David Berlinski
#167. An axiomatic system establishes a reverberating relationship between what a mathematician assumes (the axioms) and what he or she can derive (the theorems). In the best of circumstances, the relationship is clear enough so that the mathematician can submit his or her reasoning to an informal checklist, passing from step to step with the easy confidence the steps are small enough so that he cannot be embarrassed nor she tripped up. #Quote by David Berlinski
Circumstances quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#168. Have you no friends who could help you in these circumstances?' Morrel smiled sadly and said: 'In business, Monsieur, as you very well know, one has no friends, only associates. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Circumstances quotes by John Stuart Mill
#169. What is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of freewill, is the conviction that we have real power over the formation of our own character; that our will, by influencing some of our circumstances, can modify our future habits or capabilities of willing. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Circumstances quotes by C.J. Redwine
#170. Pain is such a useful thing. It corrects us when we're wrong. It shapes our character. It teaches us that we're alive. #Quote by C.J. Redwine
Circumstances quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#171. 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
Circumstances quotes by Jim George
#172. Joy comes from knowing that God is at work in your life in spite of your circumstances. #Quote by Jim George
Circumstances quotes by Alain De Botton
#173. We seem incapable of looking at buildingsor pieces of furniture without tying them to the historical and personal circumstances of our viewing; as a result, architectural and decorative styles become, for us, emotional souvenirs of the moments and settings in which we came across them. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Circumstances quotes by John Ringo
#174. Faith's like a goddess to the Marines, and she's actually good at her job, especially given she'd just finished seventh grade. Which is an important job. She does really important shit.

"Right now, you're just getting your head together. Like the pamphlet says, maybe you decide to help out. We can use people who know how to get shit done. Not just as military. I only took the Lieutenancy they offered cause I have to work with the Navy and Marines to get my job done and it helps. But there's lots of ways a guy with your background and work ethic and general get-it-done attitude could help. Problem being, even if you wanted to, right now the only reason the Marines haven't gotten together to kick the crap out of you is that they're too busy. When they get less busy or, for example, this evening when they break from killing zombies, I would not want to be in your shoes."

"So what is this?" Zumwald said. "A military dictatorship? Beatings for free?"

"Yeah," Isham said, looking at him as if he was nuts. "We're on ships. And they are all officially US Navy vessels. Even most of the dinky little yachts. The commanders, including this one, are all Navy officers, even if the ink is still wet on the commissions. And even if they weren't, captains of vessels at sea have a lot of legal control in any circumstances. By the way, I talked Captain Graham, boss of this boat, out of pressing charges against you for assault. Because you don't get how badly you f #Quote by John Ringo
Circumstances quotes by Immanuel Kant
#175. When an upright man is in the greatest distress, which he might have avoided if he could only have disregarded duty, is he not sustained by the consciousness that he has maintained humanity in its proper dignity in his own person and honoured it, that he has no reason to be ashamed of himself in his own sight, or to dread the inward glance of self-examination? This consolation is not happiness, it is not even the smallest part of it, for no one would wish to have occasion for it, or would, perhaps, even desire a life in such circumstances. But he lives, and he cannot endure that he should be in his own eyes unworthy of life. This inward peace is therefore merely negative as regards what can make life pleasant; it is, in fact, only the escaping the danger of sinking in personal worth, after everything else that is valuable has been lost. It is the effect of a respect for something quite different from life, something in comparison and contrast with which life with all its enjoyment has no value. He still lives only because it is his duty, not because he finds anything pleasant in life. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
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#176. Lord, I have learned to seek You early. Not only early in the day but also early in every situation that arises. Help me to put my hope in You immediately in all circumstances so that discouragement never takes root. #Quote by Stormie O'martian
Circumstances quotes by Carla Power
#177. On the whiteboard next to him, the Sheikh drew a line. Next to it, he sketched a circle. The line represented your space, the environment in which you find yourself. The space could be anywhere - a well, a prison cell, a state ruled by a despot, or a foreign country. Next he pointed to the circle. That symbolised the cycle of a Muslim's life, the steady bit of night and day, ticking away, for as long as God chose to keep you on this earth. The space you found yourself in was not in your control, said Akram. The cycle was. Your circumstances were given to you by Allah; using the cycle of your days to practice taqwa, or love and awe of God, was your job. Tend to this cycle of faith, said Akram, rather than worrying about your circumstances. #Quote by Carla Power
Circumstances quotes by Corrie Ten Boom
#178. Jesus did not promise to change the circumstances around us. He promised great peace and pure joy to those who would learn to believe that God actually controls all things. #Quote by Corrie Ten Boom
Circumstances quotes by Vaclav Havel
#179. Human rights, human freedoms, and human dignity have their deepest roots somewhere outside the perceptible world. These values are as powerful as they are because, under certain circumstances, people accept them without compulsion and are willing to die for them. #Quote by Vaclav Havel
Circumstances quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#180. Everyone has a choice. (Kiara)
No, princess, they don't. Choices aren't always up to us. Life and circumstances can shred even the stoutest soul. No matter how pure and untainted you think you are, I promise you that you, too, can be shoved into the darkness, just like we were. (Syn) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Circumstances quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#181. 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
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#182. Circumstances might be hard enough that maybe you need to find the little comforts, even if they aren't good for you. #Quote by Wildbow
Circumstances quotes by Sandra Champlain
#183. Physical death is a transitional step in the total life process. The soul, which does not die, having finished with the Earthly body, moves to a higher level of life, where it grows under greatly enhanced circumstances. #Quote by Sandra Champlain
Circumstances quotes by Chris Heimerdinger
#184. ...Teachings are given to different men under different circumstances and in different times... [but] ...the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever. If a parent commands a little child not to play with matches, and then commands a teenager to light the campfire, is this a contradiction? It's only a question of preparedness - one is ready and one is not. #Quote by Chris Heimerdinger
Circumstances quotes by Brandon Boyd
#185. I think perhaps love thrives on unlikely circumstances and chance : life thrives on these principles, and is life not love? And love not life? #Quote by Brandon Boyd
Circumstances quotes by Charles Dickens
#186. The world is a lively place enough, in which we must accommodate ourselves to circumstances, sail with the stream as glibly as we can, be content to take froth for substance, the surface for the depth, the counterfeit for the real coin. I wonder no philosopher has ever established that our globe itself is hollow. It should be, if Nature is consistent in her works. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Circumstances quotes by William Monahan
#187. But the web is to some degree a broth of psychopaths seeing what they can get away with in circumstances of anonymity. Look, we live in a world where one is unsafe in various ways because of the Internet. Anything can be said. Someone can look at your house from space. #Quote by William Monahan
Circumstances quotes by R. Scott Bakker
#188. 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
Circumstances quotes by Ernesto Che Guevara
#189. Every person has the truth in his heart. No matter how complicated his circumstances, no matter how others look at him from the outside, and no matter how deep or shallow the truth dwells in his heart, once his heart is pieced with a crystal needle, the truth will gush forth like a geyser. #Quote by Ernesto Che Guevara
Circumstances quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#190. A positive self-image has little relationship to our material circumstances. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Circumstances quotes by Epictetus
#191. Circumstances do not rise to meet our expectations. Events happen as they do. People behave as they are. Embrace what you actually get. #Quote by Epictetus
Circumstances quotes by Will Willingham
#192. There's much to be said for the circumstances of our experience, Will. The most simple and mundane things can take on deep and memorable dimensions depending on where we are, or with whom, or any number of things. ~ Joe #Quote by Will Willingham
Circumstances quotes by Lorrie Moore
#193. Though what bird in the best of circumstances does not look a little stricken? #Quote by Lorrie Moore
Circumstances quotes by Mitt Romney
#194. I believe that as people will look at me, they'll see a person who has dealt with a number of very difficult and challenging circumstances and that I have been able to successfully navigate through those and create greater strength and greater opportunity. I believe that people recognize that I'm someone who has confidence in America's cause. #Quote by Mitt Romney
Circumstances quotes by Paul Rogat Loeb
#195. Those who make us believe that anything's possible and fire our imagination over the long haul, are often the ones who have survived the bleakest of circumstances. The men and women who have every reason to despair, but don't, may have the most to teach us, not only about how to hold true to our beliefs, but about how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change. #Quote by Paul Rogat Loeb
Circumstances quotes by Michael Brewer
#196. It's an insidious twist of thought that leads one to demand women to give up their reproductive rights to force unwanted pregnancies but then, once birthed from the womb, to deny them access to basic necessities required for even a mediocre life like education, clean air, healthcare, and a fair wage. And these people have the audacity to call their position pro-life.

These same people who bemoan the welfare state, yet refuse to require business to honor a fair wage, appear to want to create the very circumstances that they ceaselessly complain about. I dare say that by perpetuating this condition, by feeding the apparatus of poverty, they are satiating their narcissism.

With poverty securely entrenched, these lucky few can sit back and smile with smug superiority. Because of course, they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, they worked harder, and they have earned what they have. It's a meritocracy, they say, if only by merit of their parent's color of flesh or social standing.

So yes, let's churn out more children who will be unable to claw their way out of poverty, and if they just happen to defy the odds, let's brainwash them into believing this tripe called the American Dream so they will assist us as we throw their less fortunate fortunate siblings into the hungry machine of conservatism. Because we are really only interested in conserving the status quo. #Quote by Michael Brewer
Circumstances quotes by Benjamin B. Ferencz
#197. I prefer law to war under all circumstances. #Quote by Benjamin B. Ferencz
Circumstances quotes by John Bevere
#198. Just as Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered, we learn obedience by the difficult circumstances we face. When we obey the Word of God that is spoken by the Holy Spirit, we will grow and mature in the times of conflict and suffering. Our knowledge of Scripture is not the key. Obedience is. #Quote by John Bevere
Circumstances quotes by Andy Stanley
#199. [God] wants you to go home, look at your bucket of seed, and determine in your heart how much you'd like to sow. He wants you to consider thoughtfully your current circumstances, your life, your potential, and your finances. He wants you to involve your family. He wants you to pray about it. And then He wants you to come up with a plan. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Circumstances quotes by Tsunetomo Yamamoto
#200. Victory and defeat are matters of the temporary force of circumstances. The way of avoiding shame is different. It is simply in death. #Quote by Tsunetomo Yamamoto

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