Quotes of Circumstance

“ Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. ”

- Anthony Robbins

“ And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. ”

- Bible

“ Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men. ”

- Lord Byron

“ You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise. ”

- James Newman

“ The truth is that a lost empire, lost power and lost wealth provide perfect circumstances for living happily and contentedly in our enchanted island. ”

- Malcolm Muggeridge

“ Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Since the Puffy Combs case in New York, I will not try any more criminal cases. ”

- Johnnie Cochran

“ In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Man without religion is the creature of circumstances. ”

- Augustus Hare

“ A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment. ”

- Harvey S. Firestone

“ Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes. ”

- Klemens Von Metternich

“ Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ I am one of the few men honest enough to say they do not understand women. ”

- Robert Menzies

“ Circumstances - hell! I make circumstances! ”

- Bruce Lee

“ Circumstances - what are circumstances? I make circumstances. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise. ”

- Samuel Lover

“ Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him. ”

- James Allen

“ Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances. ”

- Jackie Chan

“ Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances. ”

- Titus Livy

“ If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own. ”

- Stephen R. Covey

“ In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you. ”

- Amy Tan

“ In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. ”

- William Ernest Henley

“ It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us. The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore. ”

- John Christian Bovee

“ It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will — whatever we may think. ”

- Lawrence Durrell

“ Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. ”

- James Allen
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