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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Circumstances
 
Circumstances alter cases. (Lord Brougham once said, “I wish I had the cases to alter circumstances.”)  1
Circumstances are beyond the control of man, but his conduct is in his own power.  Benjamin Disraeli.  2
’Tis circumstances make conduct: life’s a ship, the sport of every wind.  Benjamin Disraeli.  3
To circumstances and custom the law must yield.  Danish.  4
 
 
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