“Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”
“Character, not circumstances, make the man.”
Booker T. Washington
“What has once happened, will invariably happen again, when the same circumstances which combined to produce it, shall again combine in the same way”
“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.”
“No circumstances can make it necessary for a man to burst in sunder all the ties of humanity.”
“Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him”
St. Thomas Aquinas
“The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.”
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