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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them. -Epictetus.
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
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People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
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We are not troubled by things, but by the opinion which we have of things.
EPICTETUS
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
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We will not just stand by and let things happen.
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Even though things happen by accident, you also unconsciously choose things that help you.
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DAVID ARCHULETA
it is the function of a poet to relate not things that have happened, but things that may happen,
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ANDY REID
Bad things happen when problems are protected by a force field of tediousness.
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I'm always surprised by things that happen to my work.
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You begin by always expecting good things to happen
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You begin by always expecting good things to happen.
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The rich makes things happen for people,but the poor makes things happen for themselves only.
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Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people.
ALLAN BECK
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people
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The best things happen when you're not overthinking it.
BEN ZOBRIST
Bad things happen sometimes.
ADAM ANT
I didn't foresee my career. Things happen.
CLAIRE DENIS
I like to dream, but I like to make things happen.
HEIDI KLUM
Each day I will accomplish one thing on my to do list.
LAILAH GIFTY AKITA
Things happen. And good things happen, and bad things happen. And I'm a person - I'm a belie...
MANTI TE'O
It's the little things that make big things happen.
ANTHONY T. HINCKS
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
JOHN WOODEN
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
JOHN WOODEN
Bad things that were going to happen have not happened,
MICHAEL FRANC
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ARABIC PROVERB
The things of substance are the things that we need to focus on, but they are the things that seem t...
ELIZABETH ALRAUNE
Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a...
ARABIC PARABLE
The things you fear are undefeatable,Not by their nature, but by your approach.
JEWEL
Things that break - be they bones, hearts, or promises - can be put back together but will never rea...
JODI PICOULT
Write bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a pie...
ARAB PROVERB
You can't be that or that or that... but you can try to behave as that...

So, what next!?...
DEYTH BANGER
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DAVE BUHLER
Sometimes the things that do not quite happen in your life count for more than the things that do.
FREDERICK BUECHNER
When you're true to who you are, amazing things happen.
DEBORAH NORVILLE
Good things happen when you meet strangers.
YO-YO MA
When you think positive, good things happen.
MATT KEMP
There's always that possibility. But lots of things have to work out for that to happen.
BRUCE PLANTE
Good things happen to those who hustle.
CHUCK NOLL
Kids are simply mesmerized by the Peking Acrobats. They see things there on the stage that they don'...
DON HUGHES
Sometimes when I'm nervous, that's when the most interesting things happen.
CHELSEA PERETTI
Things like that really don't happen, but this is not your typical suburb, it's part of the city.
JAMES HALL
You just write about things that happen.
ALAN JACKSON
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JASPER FFORDE
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WILLIAM PETER BLATTY
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
VINCENT VAN GOGH
Things do not happen to us… They happen because of us.
GARY HOPKINS
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
GEORGE ELIOT
…evils are not caused by God; rather, that they are a part of the nature of matter and of mankind;...
CELSUS
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
CHARLES KURALT
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
JACK KEROUAC
There are so many things that happen on the ice that beg ... explanation.
BILL CLEMENT
If you can hang in games by staying close defensively, then good things can happen.
ARA PARSEGHIAN
The only things that need the protection of men are the things of men, not the things of the spirit.
AMERICAN INDIAN PROVERB
My life is a series of things that just happen.
HAROLD RUSSELL
Things that don't normally happen were happening to us. Their half-court press really hurt us.
BILL MCELROY
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CECELIA AHERN
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CARL W. BUECHNER
I have noticed that when things happen in one's imaginings, they never happen in one's life.
DODIE SMITH
There are a lot of funny things that happen in one's life.
PIERCE BROSNAN
It's a shame but it was just one of those things that happen,
BARRY LANE
There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are peo...
JAMES A. LOVELL
Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jacket...
BALTASAR GRACIAN
Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by th...
JOHN JOHNSON
us; I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their e...
CHARLES DICKENS
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DEYTH BANGER
It's not a secret that when the ball starts going through the hoop good things happen.
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ROBERT GOOLRICK
In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of thing...
ANDRE BRETON
Sometimes the things that happen aren't as important as the things you remember.
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IMANIA MARGRIA
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
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STEPHEN RICHARDS
I have had a lot of good things happen, but I've also had a lot of terrible things happen.
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