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Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he.
– Johann G. Seume
We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.
– Johannes Stark
Physical circumstances have very little to do with either our capacity to love or to attract love.
– Marianne Williamson
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.
– Lawrence Durrell
Circumstances don’t make a person; they reveal him or her.
– Richard Carlson
Obamacare is going to destroy the elderly by denying care, by even perhaps denying treatment to people who are in catastrophic circumstances.
– Rafael Cruz
In life, comedy occurs naturally, as it should, in the most appalling of circumstances.
– Peter Baynham
Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
– Samuel Butler
My dear sisters, whatever your calling, whatever your circumstances, we need your impressions, your insights, and your inspiration. We need you to speak up and speak out in ward and stake councils.
– Russell M. Nelson
Evidence can vary depending on the circumstances, the weather, and how long it has been hanging around.
– Pat Brown
I have told friends and supporters who are urging me to run that I would not oppose President Johnson under any foreseeable circumstances.
– Robert Kennedy
Man is the creature of circumstances.
– Robert Owen
People are impatient. They want things to happen overnight, and have no idea of the circumstances and situations that can surround an individual at times.
– Rohit Sharma
A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
– Robert Baden-Powell
Circumstances of crimes vary. So do motives. And so do prospects for rehabilitation. The number of imponderables makes it impossible to sentence by formula and still sentence justly.
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.
– Olympia Brown
Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
– Pieter Zeeman
What surprised me most about the Donner tragedy was that, given the terrible circumstances, how anyone survived at all.
– Rodman Philbrick
It is injurious to the mind as well as to the body to be always in one place and always surrounded by the same circumstances.
– Richard Jefferies
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
– Robertson Davies
My dear brothers and sisters, the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
I wrote about real people and real circumstances and real neighborhoods. There was no crypt or castles or H.P. Lovecraft-type environments. They were just about normal people who had something bizarre happening to them in the neighborhood.
– Richard Matheson
Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
– Tom G. Palmer
Extraordinary circumstances often bring along with them extraordinary strength. No man knows, till the experiment, what he is capable of effecting.
– William Godwin
There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
– William Halsey
In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it will also tell us what empirical facts it should be possible to observe in a given set of circumstances.
– Talcott Parsons
I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
– Simone Weil
The three-piece suit has become sort of my trademark. You don’t see them much anymore. It has several benefits: You may be overdressed on some occasions, but you can manage to fit into a huge range of circumstances.
– Vint Cerf
Probably what my comment meant was that I don’t care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth.
– Sally Kirkland
The message here is you cannot, under any circumstances, throw an object at an official. You just cannot do it.
– Stu Jackson