Quotes: circumstance

Quotes 16 till 26 of 26.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    The first thing a great person does, is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.
  • Peter Conrad
    Peter Conrad
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    The historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett
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    Things present themselves to you, and it's how you choose to deal with them that reveals who you are. We all say a lot of things, don't we, about who we are and how we think. But in the end it's your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character.
  • To every man of vision the clear Voice speaks; there is no great leadership where there is not a mystic. Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside themselves was superior to circumstance. To choose the sure thing is treason to the soul.
    Source: The Man Nobody Knows (1924) On Jesus, in Ch. 1 : The Executive
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
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    To Marx the claim of the theory of ideology is that all doctrine is a derivative of social circumstance.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 2, A Defence Of Politics Against Ideology, p.
  • War is the province of chance. In no other sphere of human activity must such a margin be left for this intruder. It increases the uncertainty of every circumstance and deranges the course of events.
  • Ban Kimoon
    Ban Kimoon
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    We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    What hangs people is the unfortunate circumstance of guilt.
  • Theodore Roethke
    Theodore Roethke
    American poet 1908-1963
    Theodore Roethke
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    What is madness but nobility of soul. At odds with circumstance?
  • Edward Young
    Edward Young
    British poet 1683-1765
    Edward Young
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    Who does the best his circumstance allows, does well, acts nobly; angels could no more.