circumstances

A Quote by unknown on circumstances and power

You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.

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A Quote by unknown on change, circumstances, food, and god

Your food stamps will be stopped effective March, 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.

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Source: a letter to a dead person from the Greenville County, SC, Dept. of Social Services.

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A Quote by unknown on character, circumstances, and fate

Although fate presents the circumstances, how you react depends on your character.

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A Quote by Thomas Whately on circumstances, imagination, peace, regret, retirement, romance, style, and water

Water . . . which, though not absolutely necessary to a beautiful composition, yet occurs so often, and is so capital a feature, that is is always regretted when wanting; and no large place can be supposed, a little spot can hardly be imagined in which it may not be agreeable; it accommodates itself to every situation; is the most interesting object in a landscape, and the happiest circumstance in a retired recess; captivates the eye at a distance; invites approach, and is delightful when near; it refreshes an open exposure; it animates a shade; cheers the dreariness of a waste, and enriches the most crowded view; in form, in style, and in extent, may be made equal to the greatest compositions, or adapted to the least; it may spread in a calm expanse to sooth the tranquillity of a peaceful scene; or hurrying along a devious course, add splendor to a gay, and extravagance to a romantic situation.

Thomas Whately

Source: Observations on Modern Gardening, 1770

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on certainty, circumstances, progress, taxes, war, and wisdom

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen and unsupposed circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end. It has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Prospects on the Rubicon, 1787

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on circumstances, ethics, faith, generosity, interest, men, and nations

I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations-to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous, promoting in the long run even the interests of both.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on circumstances

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Hughes on chance, circumstances, learning, life, men, and world

We all have to learn, in one way or another, that neither men nor boys get second chances in this world. We all get new chances to the end of our lives, but not second chances in the same set of circumstances; and the great difference between one person and another is how he takes hold and uses his first chance, and how he takes his fall if it is scored against him.

Thomas Hughes (1822 - 1896)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on circumstances and fortune

Man makes circumstances, and spiritually as well as economically, is the artificer of his own fortune.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on circumstances, madness, nobility, and soul

What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: "In a Dark Time"

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