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Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it. (Quote by - Jean Racine)

Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances. (Quote by - Livy)

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him. (Quote by - James Allen)

Planets are too dim to be detected with existing equipment, far away, except in these very special circumstances where they're seen by their gravitational effect. (Quote by - Murray Gell-Mann)

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. (Quote by - David Hume)

Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances. (Quote by - Todd Solondz)

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

Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances, I consider my life to be immeasurably rich. (Quote by - Sonia Sotomayor)

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. (Quote by - W. C. Fields)

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. (Quote by - Bruce Barton)

There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances. (Quote by - Leon Trotsky)

I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances. (Quote by - Simone Weil)

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

Character, not circumstances, makes the man. (Quote by - Booker T. Washington)

There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with. (Quote by - William Halsey)

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Philosophy's power to blunt all the blows of circumstance is beyond belief. (Quote by - Seneca)

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances. (Quote by - Robert Baden-Powell)

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him. (Quote by - Saint Thomas Aquinas)

Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it. (Quote by - Ivan Turgenev )

Modern man's besetting temptation is to sacrifice his direct perceptions and spontaneous feelings to his reasoned reflections; to prefer in all circumstances the verdict of his intellect to that of his immediate intuitions. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians. (Quote by - Horace Walpole)

Man is the creature of circumstances. (Quote by - Robert Owen)


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