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Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. (Quote by - Augustine of Hippo)

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. (Quote by - B. F. Skinner )

Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

The will of a person has much more to do with his or her happiness than the circumstances of a person. (Quote by - Linda Fifer Ralphs )

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe. (Quote by - Charles Babbage)

I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. (Quote by - Nicholas Sparks)

Men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they possess and which they might use under appropriate circumstances. (Quote by - William James)

Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II. (Quote by - Thor Heyerdahl)

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. (Quote by - James Allen)

Circumstances alter cases. (Quote by - Thomas Haliburton)

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. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life. (Quote by - Bela Lugosi)

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. (Quote by - Martha Washington)

They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn't specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences. (Quote by - Peter Singer)

As a civilian during the Second War, I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform. (Quote by - Lester B. Pearson)

I engaged upon those activities because I believed that, in the dangerous circumstances which have been created in South Africa, it was my duty to do so. (Quote by - Bram Fischer)

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. (Quote by - Orison Swett Marden)

The circumstances, including my body and my parents, whom I may curse, are my soul's own choice and I do not understand this because I have forgotten. (Quote by - James Hillman)

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come. (Quote by - Janet Erskine Stuart)

Many of life's circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you chose to be with, and the laws you choose to obey. (Quote by - Charles Millhuff)

I had no idea that I would ever get involved with something like lending money to poor people, given the circumstances in which I was working in Bangladesh. (Quote by - Muhammad Yunus)

True consistency, that of the prudent and the wise, is to act in conformity with circumstances, and not to act always the same way under a change of circumstances. (Quote by - John C. Calhoun)

We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them. (Quote by - Epictetus)

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