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There is nothing more to be esteemed than a manly firmness and decision of character. I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what is to be done in given circumstances and does it. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation. (Quote by - Adlai E. Stevenson)

In the same circumstances, I know that I would do the same thing again. (Quote by - Melita Norwood)

A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail. (Quote by - Paul Wellstone)

Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude. (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

Let everyone regulate his conduct... by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him. (Quote by - William Wilberforce)

Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances. (Quote by - Cesare Pavese)

Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

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. (Quote by - Thomas J. Watson)

One of the things my life has taught me is how important it is to try to say, "I love you" in ways that can be preserved, looked at, and read when you are alone or when there is adversity or when circumstances bring separation. In any case, . . . saying "I love you" is one of the "secrets" of the happy marriage that Ronnie and I have shared. Ronnie's letters move me to this day. They are his gift to me across the years, and throughout the decades of love. (Quote by - Nancy Reagan)

The principle of neutrality ... has increasingly become an obsolete conception, and, except under very special circumstances, it is an immoral and shortsighted conception. (Quote by - John Foster Dulles)

The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances. (Quote by - Walter Scott)

You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances. (Quote by - Ulrich Beck)

It is often difficult to change circumstances, but a positive attitude can help lift discouragement. (Quote by - Val R. Christensen )

It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he. (Quote by - Johann G. Seume)

Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate. (Quote by - Herodotus )

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

When the circumstances are right, everything becomes a dance. (Quote by - Lynette Fromme)

As a result, the highly civilized man can endure incomparably more than the savage, whether of moral or physical strain. Being better able to control himself under all circumstances, he has a great advantage over the savage. (Quote by - Lafcadio Hearn)


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