Circumstance Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle. But of course if someone is killed by a freak chain of events -- the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there -- that must also be a miracle. Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.”
Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

Steve Maraboli
“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Andrew Solomon
“Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Leo Babauta
“The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.”
Leo Babauta

Steve Maraboli
“Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you're still here, you're still capable, powerful, you're not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You're still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose.”
Steve Maraboli

Robert Burns
“The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley.”
Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns

Robert Burns
“The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley.
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

(To A Mouse)
Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns

Steve Maraboli
“Do not compromise yourself and put your goodness in the same impermanent category as whatever circumstance happening. Be the best you in every circumstance.”
Steve Maraboli

Laura Schlessinger
“The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am”
Laura Schlessinger

H. Rider Haggard
“Man doeth this and doeth that from the good or evil of his heart; but he knows not to what end his sense doth prompt him; for when he strikes he is blind to where the blow shall fall, nor can he count the airy threads that weave the web of circumstance. Good and evil, love and hate, night and day, sweet and bitter, man and woman, heaven above and the earth beneath--all those things are needful, one to the other, and who knows the end of each?”
H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without being push to the wall, we will have remained in our comfortable zone. But this circumstance challenges us to find the courage to move on.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, On Eagles Wings:Rise

Charlotte Brontë
“Unheard-of combinations of circumstances demand unheard-of rules.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“At any given moment, your circumstances can change. You may not be where you want to be right now. You may not even be doing what you prefer to do. But, if you change your way of thinking and realize that you have all the opportunities available to you just like each one of us. You can begin to focus on what you want to achieve and make it happen”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Alexandra Katehakis
“Everything you perceive is your presence. Today, look deeply into every moment and perceive divine presence. Recognize each circumstance as having a particular bearing on your soul. Over time, this practice will bring you presence of mind and make manifest your own catalytic presence.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Will Advise
“#Cats are marvelous creatures - they either adapt to circumstances, or decide to make circumstances adapt to them. Either way - they win.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Toba Beta
“A well-trained mind directs circumstance.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Anita R. Sneed-Carter
“Your circumstance is not your outcome.”
Anita R. Sneed-Carter

Plutarch
“To make an action honorable, it ought to be agreeable to the age, and other circumstances of the person; since it is circumstance and proper measure that give an action its character, and make it either good or bad.”
Plutarch

Louise Erdrich
“This so gnawed at him on some nights that he lay awake wondering just how many unknown and similarly inconsequential accidents and bits of happenstance were at this moment occurring or failing to occur in order to ensure he took his next breath, and the next. It gave him the sensation that he was tottering on the tip of a flagpole. He was poised on circumstance.”
Louise Erdrich, The Round House

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May you find the courage to rise above any circumstance.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Christina Baker Kline
“Do our natures dictate the choices we make, I wonder, or do we choose to live a certain way because of circumstances beyond our control?”
Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World

Henry David Thoreau
“When the far mountains are invisible, the near ones look the higher.”
Henry David Thoreau, The Journal, 1837-1861

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You must have courage to conquer your circumstance.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Only with confidence can you conquer the circumstance.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Your confidence to conquer is what matter most in any circumstance.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Gift Gugu Mona
“Faith is an act of believing in God for more, even when you have nothing left, because you comprehend that He can change your circumstance.”
Gift Gugu Mona, The Essence of Faith: Daily Inspirational Quotes

Gift Gugu Mona
“Faith is the eagerness to pray and hope for the best, even if your circumstance is too bad.”
Gift Gugu Mona, The Essence of Faith: Daily Inspirational Quotes

“Sometimes life will force you to walk in the rain without any umbrella, while there is lightning and thunder. If you find yourself in that circumstance, don't feel bad at all, that's how life is sometimes.”
ThandazoPerfectKhumalo

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Cast your cares upon the Lord because he controls every circumstance.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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