A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on circumstances, time, and truth

Truth has not special time of its own. Its hour is now - always and, indeed then most truly, when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

Source: Out of My Life and Thought, 1949

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A Quote by Douglas Jones on beauty, circumstances, death, foolishness, good, justice, life, passion, poetry, reflection, time, and trying

I think the main culprit is modernity itself. Modernity and beauty simply don't mix. Pragmatism and an industrial-sized busyness denigrate everything that can't squeeze out of a calculator. And the first thing to die under such circumstances is a passion for beauty. For those trying desperately to jump over moving hurdles, pursuing beauty is just foolishness. . . . We just don't have the time for poetry; beauty isn't useful, we say, until we're in our eighties, when many finally reflect and realize that beauty was truly essential to a good life that has now slipped by.

Douglas Jones

Source: Men Hate Poetry

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A Quote by David Hume on circumstances, excellence, happiness, and temper

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on change and circumstances

Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, July 25 and 27, 1846. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, Vol. v. p. 187.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on circumstances

Fearful concatenation of circumstances.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 88.

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A Quote by Dale Carnegie on circumstances and feeling

It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feeling.

Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)

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A Quote by Conrad Hyers on certainty, circumstances, experience, facts, life, mystery, and sacred

What is particularly intriguing, in fact, is that whereas many peoples tend to locate this experience (of the sacred) in certain unusual, if not 'supernatural' moments and circumstances . . . the Oriental focus is upon mystery in the most obvious, ordinary, mundane-the most natural-situations of life.

Conrad Hyers

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A Quote by Confucius on circumstances, generosity, kindness, practice, sincerity, soul, and virtue

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on bravery, circumstances, and spirit

It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Charles Swindoll on appearance, attitude, certainty, change, choice, church, circumstances, company, day, education, facts, home, life, money, past, people, play, and skill

The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company . . . a church . . . a home. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. . . . we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. . . . we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you . . . we are in charge of our Attitudes.

Charles Swindoll

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