A Quote by Kate Millett on circumstances, culture, and life

Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.

Kate Millett (1934 -)

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A Quote by Karl Marx on circumstances, history, justice, men, and past

Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly found, given, and transmitted from the past.

Karl Marx (1818 - 1883)

Source: Letter to Joseph Wedemeyer, March 5, 1852

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A Quote by Joseph Farrell on circumstances, thought, and time

We are odd compounds full of explosive material to which circumstances may at any time apply a spark, with results undreamed of even by those who thought they knew us best.

Joseph Farrell

Source: Lectures of a Certain Professor

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A Quote by Joseph Epstein on ambition, birth, choice, circumstances, country, cowardice, death, decisions, destiny, history, indifference, life, parenthood, purpose, time, and universe

We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, or the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time or conditions of our death. But within all this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we shall live: courageously or in cowardice, honorably or dishonorably, with purpose or adrift. We decide what is important and what is trivial in life. We decide that what makes us significant is either what we do or what we refuse to do. But no matter how indifferent the universe may be to our choices and decisions, these choices and decisions are ours to make. We decide. We choose. And as we decide and choose, so are our lives formed. In the end, forming our own destiny is what ambition is about.

Joseph Epstein

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A Quote by John R. Miller on circumstances, experience, force, happiness, and trouble

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

John R. Miller

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A Quote by John David Klein on circumstances

I saw this show under adverse circumstances--my seat was facing the stage. [On Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down.]

John David Klein

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A Quote by John B. Sheerin on circumstances and happiness

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are

John B. Sheerin

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on animals, circumstances, energy, opportunity, talent, and world

Energy will do anything that can be done in the world: and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities will make a two-legged animal a man without it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on change, circumstances, responsibility, and seasons

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on circumstances and honesty

I know we can each do something, however small that act may seem to be. We can pay an honest tithe and give our fast and free-will offerings, according to our circumstances. And we can watch for other ways to help.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: Friend June, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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