„A man is worked upon by what he works on.
He may carve out his circumstances,
but his circumstances will carve him out as well.“

Bearbeitet von Hana77, Martin Svoboda. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Frederick Douglass Foto
Frederick Douglass1
US-amerikanischer Abolitionist und Schriftsteller 1818 - 1895

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„The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book I, Ch. 4.

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Theodore Roosevelt Foto

„I could carve a better man out of a banana. “

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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Napoleon I of France Foto

„The greater the man, the less is he opinionative, he depends upon events and circumstances.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821

Quelle: Political Aphorisms, Moral and Philosophical Thoughts (1848), p. 146

Dorothy L. Sayers Foto

„Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.“

—  Dorothy L. Sayers English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer 1893 - 1957

Essays, The Other Six Deadly Sins (1941)

Edward Bernays Foto

„When Napoleon said, 'Circumstance? I make circumstance‚' he expressed very nearly the spirit of the public relations counsel's work.“

—  Edward Bernays American public relations consultant, marketing pioneer 1891 - 1995

Quelle: Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923), p. 51

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„Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

David Hume Foto

„He is happy, whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent, who can suit his temper to any circumstances.“

—  David Hume, buch An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

§ 6.9 : Of Qualities Useful to Ourselves, Pt. 1
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)

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Dr. Seuss Foto

„And he, he himself… the Grinch… carved the roast-beast!“

—  Dr. Seuss, buch How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Quelle: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Joseph Arch Foto

„I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.“

—  William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966

As quoted in The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational Quotes (2005) by Wendy Toliver, p. 18.

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George Henry Lewes Foto

„Instead, therefore, of saying that Man is the creature of Circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that Man is the architect of Circumstance. It is Character which builds an existence out of Circumstance.“

—  George Henry Lewes British philosopher 1817 - 1878

The Life and Works of Goethe (1855; repr. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856) vol. 1, p. 30, often misattributed to Thomas Carlyle.
Kontext: Instead, therefore, of saying that Man is the creature of Circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that Man is the architect of Circumstance. It is Character which builds an existence out of Circumstance. Our strength is measured by our plastic power. From the same materials one man builds palaces, another hovels, one warehouses, another villas.

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„When a man's bogged down, when the thing he is trying to do isn't working out, then he has to damn good and well change his way of living.“

—  Sterling Hayden American actor 1916 - 1986

Book V : Abysmal Voyage, Ch. 79
Wanderer (1963)
Kontext: I'll make no bones about it, I'm thinking of quitting analysis. When a man's bogged down, when the thing he is trying to do isn't working out, then he has to damn good and well change his way of living. If you would only hold out some hope to me, then it might be different.
I'll say this, too, that if it hadn't been for you I wouldn’t have turned into a stoolie for J. Edgar Hoover. I don't think you have the foggiest notion of the contempt I have had for myself since the day I did that thing.

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