Quotations on Circumstance

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It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Mistake, Act, Circumstance, Israel)

Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Circumstance, First)

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton
(Keywords: Circumstance, Nothing)

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.
- Clive Bell
(Keywords: Art, Family, Men, Religion, Alliance, Circumstance, Ecstasy, Mind, Religious, states)

People with deep faith and big hearts are concerned, as I am about the circumstance that Ms. Schiavo is in. I want them to know I will do what I can, but there are limits to what any particular person - irrespective of the title they currently hold - can do.
- Jeb Bush
(Keywords: Faith, People, Circumstance, Deep, Limits, Want, Will)

The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Age, History, Life, Circumstance, Memory, Months, Will, Years)

I thank you for your kind invitation to introduce me to the president of the Republic. Since I have not been out of my atelier for two months, I have no appropriate costume for this circumstance. Please excuse me.
- Camille Claudel
(Keywords: Circumstance, Months, President)

The historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent.
- Peter Conrad
(Keywords: Accident, Circumstance, Job)

If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.
- John Drinkwater
(Keywords: Poetry, Circumstance, Value, Word)

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(Keywords: Circumstance, Nothing, Sorrow)

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals, and with greater facility form itself into the line of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view in every order of sailing.
- William Falconer
(Keywords: Battle, Being, Circumstance, Order, Will)

I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly about coming up with the jokes.
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Keywords: Humor, Circumstance, Jokes, Network, Want)

I didn't want a divorce but had to because of circumstance.
- Sarah Ferguson
(Keywords: Circumstance, Divorce, Want)

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Friend, Circumstance, Excellence, Self)

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
- David Hume
(Keywords: Circumstance, Circumstances, Temper)

There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families.
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Keywords: Blind, Circumstance, Connection, Majority)

The circumstance is the incredible part, but I always knew in my heart that something was going to be out there, just for the world to notice me. It sounds so cocky, but it's happening.
- Kato Kaelin
(Keywords: Heart, Circumstance, World)

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.
- Alice Duer Miller
(Keywords: Mother, Circumstance, Fact, Feeling, World)

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.
- Kate Millett
(Keywords: Love, Circumstance, Manipulation, Romantic)

And I am also here to say that if something were to happen, we are prepared to respond swiftly, to respond effectively, and to respond strongly. That is our tradition as a country. And that is a tradition that we will uphold, regardless of any circumstance because this nation is one that is very, very strong and, indeed, extraordinarily resilient.
- Janet Napolitano
(Keywords: Circumstance, Country, Nation, Tradition, Will)

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Consistency, Circumstance, Custom, Detail)

McCain I'd vote against under any circumstance.
- Pat Robertson
(Keywords: Circumstance, Vote)

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Soul, Circumstance, Madness, Nobility)

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Keywords: Change, Circumstance, Regret, Self, Will)

On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
- Ayrton Senna
(Keywords: Circumstance, Day)

I have never thought that the circumstance of God's having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself.
- Charles Simeon
(Keywords: God, Thought, Circumstance, Reason)

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.
- Bruce Sterling
(Keywords: Home, Circumstance, Circumstances, Ignorance, Privacy)

At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820, his Lordship presided; a circumstance, which may well be considered an era in the history of the Church of Upper Canada.
- John Strachan
(Keywords: History, Church, Canada, Circumstance, First, May, Meeting)

If we were in a similar circumstance in the future I would want to make sure that our reporting was at least as diverse as it was during this most recent war.
- Jim Walton
(Keywords: War, Circumstance, Future, Want)

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.
- Martha Washington
(Keywords: Circumstance, May, Misery, Unhappiness)

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.
- Adam Weishaupt
(Keywords: Purpose, Circumstance, Constitution, Superstition, Tyranny, Will)

I'm always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position. Sometimes you don't see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme.
- Irvine Welsh
(Keywords: Time, People, Circumstance, Extreme, Humanity)

The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.
- E. O. Wilson
(Keywords: Circumstance, Interest, Plants, Rain, Years)

There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
- Edward Zwick
(Keywords: Change, Time, People, Hope, Awareness, Circumstance, Fact, First, Reason, Understanding, Want)

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