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Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

Author: James Allen (1864-1912)

Profession: British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!

Author: Greg Anderson

Profession: American Author of "The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness"

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.

Author: Mario Andretti (1940)

Profession: Italian-born American Auto Racer

And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. [Genesis 50:20]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us. The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

You are where you are today because you've chosen to be there.

Author: Harry Browne (1933)

Profession: American Financial Advisor, Writer

We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.

Author: Leo Buscaglia

Profession: American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author

Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.

Author: Jackie Chan (1954)

Profession: Hong Kong Actor, Director, Producer, Singer, Stun Choreographer

How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.

Author: Parks Cousins


If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Man is more powerful than matter.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you.

Author: Cotton Fitzsimmons

Profession: Basketball Coach