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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.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.

James Allen (1864-1912) British-born American essayist.

Man is more powerful than matter.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

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

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.

David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, economist and historian.


Men's activities are occupied into ways -- in grappling with external circumstances and in striving to set things at one in their own topsy-turvy mind.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

It is a fact that you project what you are.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) Protestant preacher and author.

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.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

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.

Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.

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

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.