circumstances

A Quote by James Allen on authors, circumstances, environment, and thought

Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself. Man, therefore, as the lord and master of thought, is the maker of himself, the shaper and author of environment.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Allen on circumstances

A man cannot directly chose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by James Agee on circumstances, death, insanity, mind, and purity

He used this great, sad, motionless face to suggest various related things: a one-track mind near the track's end of pure insanity; mulish imperturbability under the wildest of circumstances; how dead a human being can get and still be alive . . .

James Agee (1909 - 1955)

Source: On deadpan comedian Buster Keaton, "Comedy's Greatest Era" reprinted in Life, Fall 1986.

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A Quote by James Agee on children, circumstances, god, goodness, ideas, life, parenthood, and responsibility

In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again: and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life; toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.

James Agee (1909 - 1955)

Source: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on circumstances and existence

Though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: Dharma Bums

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A Quote by J. Donald Walters on attitude, circumstances, determination, happiness, mind, and simplicity

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

J. Donald Walters

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on circumstances and time

Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

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A Quote by Hugh Stevenson Tigner on belief, circumstances, and driving

The most important thing about a man is what he believes in the depth of his being. This is the thing that makes him what he is, the thing that organizes him and feeds him; the thing that keeps him going in the face of untoward circumstances; the thing that gives him resistance and drive.

Hugh Stevenson Tigner

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A Quote by Hugh Downs on certainty, circumstances, and happiness

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on adversity, circumstances, prosperity, and talent

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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