Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
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.
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.
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would be unleashed only under certain dangerous social circumstances.
Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.
No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there - well or poorly.
Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: it was somebody's name, or he happened to be there at right time, or it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Man is the creature of circumstances.
My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace.
A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance, which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.
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