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I've learned ruthless concentration. I can write under any circumstances ... street noises, loud talk, music, you name it. (Quote by - Sylvia Porter)

At that time we were very definitely told that under no circumstances should there be any secret chapters or any other secrecy in the life of the Party, but that everything should be done publicly. (Quote by - Fritz Sauckel)

Misfortunes occur only when a man is false.... Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important. (Quote by - Floyd Abrams)

The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power. (Quote by - Henry A. Wallace)

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. (Quote by - Confucius)

I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil. (Quote by - Arnold J. Toynbee)

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. (Quote by - Jim Rohn)

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam. (Quote by - James Stockdale)

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. (Quote by - Henry Fielding)

Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him. (Quote by - James Lane Allen)

The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one. (Quote by - William H. Seward)

Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America, and under many other circumstances, man has passed through the most adverse climates and has survived, but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones. (Quote by - Ellsworth Huntington)

When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term. (Quote by - Harry Stack Sullivan)

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

The circumstances of others seem good to us, while ours seem good to others. (Quote by - Syrus)

Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree. (Quote by - Hideki Tojo)

Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. (Quote by - Charles de Montesquieu)

However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice. (Quote by - Tony Blair)

I'm a victim of maybe circumstances, but look at how it worked out. (Quote by - Jessica Hahn)

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare. (Quote by - Edward Thorndike)

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own. (Quote by - James Allen)

There is no man in any rank who is always at liberty to act as he would incline. In some quarter or other he is limited by circumstances. (Quote by - Bonnie Blair)


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