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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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A Quote by Charles E. Popplestone on circumstances and control

You cannot always control circumstances. But you can control your own thoughts.

Charles E. Popplestone

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A Quote by Bruce Barton on achievement, belief, circumstances, and superiority

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.

Bruce Barton (1886 - 1967)

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A Quote by Billy Graham on bitterness, circumstances, contentment, dependence, environment, failure, happiness, kindness, life, needs, peace, problems, relaxation, soul, success, tears, and worth

The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing of circumstances and most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need on no outward stimulus.

Billy Graham (1918 - 1995)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on brevity, circumstances, experience, fate, fear, greatness, happiness, individuality, joy, life, limitations, mind, perception, slavery, soul, universe, value, and world

A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what makes greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, self-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in store for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of his mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the universe. He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the slave of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the vicissitudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Conquest of Happiness

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on circumstances

Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creature of man.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Vivian Grey. Book vi. Chap. vii.

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on circumstances and power

The culminating point of administration is to know well how much power, great or small, we ought to use in all circumstances.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on circumstances and religion

Man without religion is the creature of circumstance.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on circumstances and control

Circumstances over which I have no control.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

Source: Sala: Echoes of the Week, in London Illustrated News

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A Quote by Aristotle on accidents, circumstances, dignity, grace, idealism, and life

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of the circumstances.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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