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No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most intellectual of men are moved quite as much by the circumstances which they are used to as by their own will. The active voluntary part of a man is very small, and if it were not economized by a sleepy kind of habit, its results would be null.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Experience is determined by yourself -- not the circumstances of your life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are given one life, and the decision is our whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To create power is like a magnet, this is true because this creative power operates like a magnet. Give it a strong clear picture of what you want and this creative power starts to work magnetizing conditions about you -- attracting to you things, resources, opportunities, circumstances and even the people you need, to help bring to pass in your outer life what you have pictured.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will --whatever we may think.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marital intercourse is certainly holy, lawful and praiseworthy in itself and profitable to society, yet in certain circumstances it can prove dangerous, as when through excess the soul is made sick with venial sin, or through the violation and perversion of its primary end, killed by mortal sin; such perversion, detestable in proportion to its departure from the true order, being always mortal sin, for it is never lawful to exclude the primary end of marriage which is the procreation of children.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to another -- and always into a better set -- things might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the ocean -- there is nothing there. It will be what men and circumstances make it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is one plain rule of life. Try thyself unweariedly till thou findest the highest thing thou art capable of doing, faculties and outward circumstances being both duly considered, and then do it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you felling otherwise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances will fit in with them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around rocks, fills containers, etc.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not wait for ideal circumstances nor for the best opportunities; they will never come.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous -- not just to some people in some circumstances -- but to everyone all the time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Under the circumstances in the heat and not having played for three years, I'd say an eight (out of 10), other times even better. I don't know what else I should have done today better than what I did. The score says it all.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
We heard stories of how the levees, only designed under the best of circumstances to withstand a Cat. 3 hurricane, were in disrepair and needed to be overhauled.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
[Work] allowed me to put my energies some place and focus them some place and relieve myself for awhile of confronting the traumatic circumstances that were occurring in my life. So work has always been a friend to me.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I just think it's difficult for them to see the forest for the trees right now, which I can't blame them for, given the circumstances they found themselves in.More [05/02/2006 12:05:00]
“In film, the possibilities are greater. You can go beyond the fourth wall. You can go to these incredible locations and you're put into circumstances that are physically sensuous. It sometimes requires much more of a physical talent.”More [09/01/2006 12:09:00]
Jack Sparrow: Darling, I am truly unhappy to have to tell you this, but through an unfortunate and entirely unforeseeable series of circumstances that had nothing whatsoever to do with me, poor Will has been press-ganged into Davy Jones's crew.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
[after the attack on Mrs. Norris]
Professor Snape: If I might, Headmaster. Perhaps Potter and his friends were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, the circumstances are suspicious. I, for one, don't recall seeing Potter at dinner.
Gilderoy Lockhart: That was my doing, Severus. You see, Harry was helping me answer my fan mail.More [02/21/2007 12:02:00]
“She has a wisdom beyond her years. But what I love about her most is that she is a girl. Her playfulness and her appreciation for where she is, is so strong that it re-inspires you. She has a beautiful imagination, and she believes the circumstances of the characters. She's in the moment, and she has great instincts, and she works hard. It's not just instinct. She's brilliant.”More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
The remarkable thing in these circumstances is how many of the people in Zimbabwe braved the violence and voted for changeMore [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Joe: [after Lucas enters] Lucas!
Lucas: Joe!
Joe: Where's the money?
Lucas: Joe, the money is gone.
Joe: Yeah, I know it's gone... but where's it gone to?
Lucas: Atlantic City.
Joe: Atlantic City?... Is it coming back from Atlantic City?
Lucas: [nervous laugh] Oh, I don't think so, Joe.
Joe: What's it doing in Atlantic City, Lucas?
Lucas: ...Recirculating.
Joe: Recirculating?
Lucas: Yeah.
[Joe knocks the donation cup that Lucas was carrying out of his hands and grabs his arm]
Joe: Lucas, listen to me. I told Mitchell Beck that you forgot to deposit the money. I told Mitchell that the money was still here.
Lucas: Joe, that's not true. It's in Atlantic City... I swear.
Joe: Shut up, sit down, and don't you move.
Lucas: [sitting down] It could be in other cities by now...
Joe: Oh, shut up! Under no circumstances do I want you to leave that couch... unless it's to get me $9000, and then you bring it here to me, okay?
Lucas: Okay. You know, I think things are gonna be all right now, Joe.
Joe: Oh? And what makes you think that.
Lucas: Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear.
[nodding]
Lucas: Mmhmm!
Joe: ...What a moron.More [10/12/2007 12:10:00]
Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.More [10/23/2007 12:10:00]
[TV host Larry King is interviewing Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan]
Larry King: [on Osama bin Laden] What were the circumstances under which you met him?
Prince Bandar bin Sultan: This is ironic. In the mid-80's, if you remember, we and the United States were supporting the Mujhadeen to liberate Afghanistan from the Soviets. He came to thank me for my efforts to bring the Americans, our friends, to help us against the atheists, in other words the Communists.
Larry King: And now he may be responsible for bombing America.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan: Absolutely.
Larry King: What did you make of him when you met him?
Prince Bandar bin Sultan: I was not impressed, to be honest with you.More [10/28/2007 12:10:00]
Jerry Lundegaard: [anserwing the phone] Jerry Lundegaard
Carl Showalter: Alright Jerry, you got the phone to yourself?
Jerry Lundegaard: Well, yeah.
Carl Showalter: You know who this is?
Jerry Lundegaard: Well, yeah, I got an idea. How's that Sierra working out for ya?
Carl Showalter: Circumstances have changed, Jerry.
Jerry Lundegaard: Well, what do ya mean?
Carl Showalter: Thing have changed, circumstances Jerry, beyond the uh acts of god.
Jerry Lundegaard: How's Jean?
Carl Showalter: Who's Jean?
Jerry Lundegaard: My wife! What the?
Carl Showalter: Oh she's alright, but there's a few people in Brainerd who aren't so ok I'll tell you that.
Jerry Lundegaard: What the heck are ya talking about? Let's just finish this deal up here.
Carl Showalter: Blood has been Jerry.
Jerry Lundegaard: What the heck do ya mean?
Carl Showalter: Three people, in Brainerd.
Jerry Lundegaard: Oh jeez.
Carl Showalter: That's right we need more money.
Jerry Lundegaard: What the heck are ya talking about? What do you fellas have yourself mixed up in?
Carl Showalter: We need more money...
Jerry Lundegaard: [interrupting] This was supposed to be a no rough stuff type deal!
Carl Showalter: [angry] DON'T EVER INTERRUPT ME JERRY, JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Jerry Lundegaard: Well I'm sorry but I just- I don't
Carl Showalter: I'm not gonna debate you Jerry! I'm not gonna debate! We now want the entire 80,00!
Jerry Lundegaard: Oh for christ's sake here!More [10/30/2007 12:10:00]
[Jerry and the Irate Customer argue over a sealant, after Jerry talks to his boss]
Jerry Lundegaard: Well, we've never done this before. But seeing as it's special circumstances and all, he says I can knock a hundred dollars off that Trucoat.
Irate Customer: One hundred... You lied to me, Mr Lundegaard. You're a bald-faced liar. A... fucking liar. Where's my goddamn checkbook? Let's get this over with.More [10/30/2007 12:10:00]
Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.More [12/13/2007 12:12:00]
When I'm forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners, it's all I can do to refrain from attack.More [12/19/2007 12:12:00]
Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.More [01/04/2008 12:01:00]
Young Sophie: They say that the best blaze burns brightest, when circumstances are at their worst.
Calcifer: Yeah, but no-one really believes that. Come on, let's be honest.More [02/11/2008 12:02:00]
Dakin: I'm just kicking the tyres on this one but, further to the drink, what I was really wondering was whether there were any circumstances in which there was any chance of your sucking me off.
[pause]
Dakin: Or something similar.
[pause]
Dakin: Actually, that would please Hector.
Tom Irwin: What?
Dakin: "Your sucking me off". It's a gerund. He likes gerunds. And "your being scared shitless", that's another gerund.More [03/16/2008 12:03:00]

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