circumstances

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on circumstances and happiness

The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Monastery. 1820

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Helps on circumstances, guidance, knowledge, life, and sympathy

We should lay up in our minds a store of goodly thoughts which will be a living treasure of knowledge always with us, and from which, at various times, and amidst all the shiftings of circumstances, we might be sure of drawing some comfort, guidance and sympathy.

Sir Arthur Helps (1813 - 1875)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on circumstances, individuality, and talent

However gifted an individual is at the outset, if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition, because of the surrounding circumstances, these talents will be still-born.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, bravery, circumstances, and mind

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. . . . It is more powerful than external circumstances.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, balance, bravery, circumstances, justice, and mind

Just as so many rivers, so many showers of rain from above, so many medicinal springs do not alter the taste of the sea, so the pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. For it maintains its balance, and over all that happens it throws its own complexion, because it is more powerful than external circumstances.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Lover on circumstances and weakness

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.

Samuel Lover

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on animals, business, circumstances, life, man, principles, and enjoy

All animals but men know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it - and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Robert Scheid on circumstances, death, doubt, eternity, fear, giving, happiness, hope, learning, life, limitations, logic, love, obstacles, praise, reason, struggle, trust, universe, and world

Life . . . is a joyful expression of love, praise and thanksgiving instead of a hopeless struggle which eventually ends in death. Giving thanks in every circumstance, we forego the logic and reason which asks, "Why me?" and open our hearts and learn to trust. Every obstacle becomes an occasion for rejoicing. We put love at the center of our universe and we are lifted beyond the world of limitation, doubt, and fear into the realm of love, hope, and eternal happiness.

Robert Scheid

Source: Beyond the Love Game

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A Quote by Robert E. Wells on accidents, character, circumstances, disease, and earth

We knew before we came (to earth) that there would be many adverse circumstances to test us: accidents, sickness, and disease to prove us; temptations and distractions to try us; disappointments, discouragements, reverses, failures and all kinds of situations to determine our character.

Robert E. Wells (1927 -)

Source: NewEra, June 1978, p. 5. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on accidents, circumstances, goodness, judgment, men, needs, people, performance, sincerity, trust, work, and world

Ever judge of men by their professions. For though the bright moment of promising is but a moment, and cannot be prolonged, yet if sincere in its moment's extravagant goodness, why, trust it, and know the man by it, I say,- not by his performance; which is half the world's work, interfere as the world needs must with its accidents and circumstances: the profession was purely the man's own. I judge people by what they might be,- not are, nor will be.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Soul's Tragedy. Act ii.

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