A Quote by Alan Bennett on art, children, circumstances, losing, parenthood, and time

I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Leslie Halliwell, in Prick up Your Ears: The Screenplay, 1987.

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A Quote by Agesilaus II on action, character, circumstances, and good

It is circumstance and proper timing that give an action its character and make it either good or bad.

Agesilaus II (444 - 360 BC)

Source: Plutarch, Lives, Agesilaus, 36

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on bravery, circumstances, danger, delay, discipline, enemies, failure, fighting, friendship, impulses, mistakes, nations, victory, and work

Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends - those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work - who do care for the result. Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We did this under the single impulse of resistance to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us. Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all then to falter now? - now when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent? The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail - if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise councils may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later, the victory is sure to come.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: speech at Republican state convention as US Senate candidate from IL, June 16, 1858

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on circumstances

What has once happened, will invariably happen again, when the same circumstances which combined to produce it, shall again combine in the same way.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: speech in House of Representatives, Springfield, IL, December 26, 1839.

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A Quote by A. W. Tozer on circumstances, duty, enemies, god, heart, spirituality, tranquility, and understanding

Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free. If we understand our first and sole duty to consist of loving God supremely and loving everyone, even our enemies, for God's dear sake, then we can enjoy spiritual tranquility under every circumstance.

A. W. Tozer

Source: The Pursuit of God

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