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Circumstance Quotes

It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.

Author: Frederick W. Robertson


If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

Author: David J. Schwartz

Profession: American Trainer, Author of ''The Magic of Thinking Big''

Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he.

Author: Johann G. Seume (1763-1810)

Profession: German Theologist

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.

Author: Amy Tan (1952)

Profession: Chinese American Author, ''The Joy Luck Club''

Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

Author: Source Unknown


No person is either as happy or as unhappy as they imagine. Things are never as good or as bad as they seem.

Author: Source Unknown


The one who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it

Author: Source Unknown


I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Author: Martha Washington (1731-1802)

Profession: American First Lady, Wife of President, George Washington

I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist