Quotes: circumstance

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  • A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive li
  • I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct.
  • Ching Ning Chu
    Ching Ning Chu
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    If you are not concerned about the outcome of a circumstance, you will experience no fear. Whatever the outcome will be, will be, whether you fear it or not.
  • William Ernest Henley
    William Ernest Henley
    English poet, critic and editor 1849-1903
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    In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.
  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.
  • Ralph Gerard
    Ralph Gerard
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    No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton
    American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
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    Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
  • Billy Campbell
    Billy Campbell
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    On land, you can walk away from people, from unpleasant situations. But when you're on a ship for 14 months with 49 other people, if you don't resolve your issues it literally could mean - and this would be an extreme circumstance - the sinking of the ship. You learn a lot about other people. You learn a lot about yourself.
  • Anthony Powell
    Anthony Powell
    English novelist 1905-2000
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    People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
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    Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate, but you wouldn't really call that privacy. That's ignorance.
  • Kate Millet
    Kate Millet
    American writer 1934-
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    The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
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