Circumstances Quotes

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

View quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
View quotes by Edmund Burke

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances
View quotes by David Hume

Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
View quotes by Lord Byron

I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
View quotes by Arnold Toynbee

How truly are we the dupes of show and circumstances
View quotes by Washington Irving

We must cut our coat according to our cloth, and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances
View quotes by William Ralph Inge

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
View quotes by Joseph Addison

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
View quotes by Donald Creighton

Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you.
View quotes by Cotton Fitzsimmons

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise
View quotes by Samuel Lover

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances
View quotes by Martha Washington

No circumstances can make it necessary for a man to burst in sunder all the ties of humanity.
View quotes by John Wesley

To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man-and also a nation.
View quotes by Adlai Stevenson

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.
View quotes by Jack Youngblood

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
View quotes by Jean Paul Richter

Those were the circumstances, if you want to take a run to the cover fielder and get run out, whose fault is that? [on Ponting's sour grapes about being run out]
View quotes by Duncan Fletcher

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

The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigour of mathematical calculation.
View quotes by Marquis De Custine

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

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