Quotes of Circumstances

“ 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

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

- Mark Twain

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

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ 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

“ Circumstances - hell! I make circumstances! ”

- Bruce Lee

“ He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstances. ”

- David Hume

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

- Thomas Jefferson

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ 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

“ Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place. ”

- John Milton

“ Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous — not just to some people in some circumstances — but to everyone all the time. ”

- Thomas J. Watson

“ Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he. ”

- Johann G. Seume

“ The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation. ”

- Marquis De Custine

“ To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. ”

- Bruce Lee

“ Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. ”

- Mark Twain

“ We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. ”

- Earl Nightingale

“ Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you. ”

- Cotton Fitzsimmons

“ You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done. ”

- Jack Youngblood
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