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Events Proverbs


Sayings about Events

Great events may stem from words of no importance. ~ Congolese Proverb

It is easy to be wise after the event. ~ Traditional Proverb

Time is a river of passing events — a rushing torrent. ~ Greek Proverb

Events follow one another like the days of the week. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

Quotations about Events

Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps. ~ Sharon Draper

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. ~ Richard Bach

We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them. ~ Samuel Adams

It’s essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself. ~ Barbara Sher

Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. ~ Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home. ~ Og Mandino Quotes

It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. ~ Anthony Robbins

The greatest event for the world is the arrival of a new and wise person. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child’s world and thus a world event. ~ Gaston Bachelard

It’s a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see bald eagles. ~ Karen Armstrong

The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart. ~ Edwin Way Teale

Great events have sent before them their announcements. ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.~ Robert F. Kennedy

Events are influenced by our very great desires. ~ William James

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves, they find their own order … the continuous thread of revelation. ~ Eudora Welty

An event described by those to whom it was told by men who did not see it. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Man is troubled not by events, but by the meaning he gives them. ~ Epictetus

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. ~ Maya Angelou

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. ~ George Orwell

The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings but the acts of a subject. ~ Hermann Ebbinghaus

A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.~ Thornton Wilder

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass? ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.~ Denis Diderot

We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur. ~ Dan Quayle

When I can’t handle events, I let them handle themselves. ~ Henry Ford

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus Aurelius

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. ~ Andre Maurois

A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us– and those around us — more effectively. Look for the learning. ~ Eric Allenbaugh

Almost any event will put on a new face when received with cheerful acceptance. ~ Henry S. Haskins

What wonderful things are events! The least are of greater importance than the most sublime and comprehensive speculations. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Man reconciles himself to almost any event, however trying, if it happens in the ordinary course of nature. It is the extraordinary alone that he rebels against. There is a moral idea associated with this feeling; for the extraordinary appears to be something like an injustice of heaven. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. ~ Bob Newhart

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them if they will not apply themselves to me. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances. ~ Titus Livy

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. ~ Jim Rohn

The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world’s greatest events are not produced, they happen. ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.~ William James

Events of all sorts creep or fly exactly as God pleases. ~ William Cowper

A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment. ~ Harry S. Truman Quotes

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. ~ Queen Victoria

In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.~ Francis Bacon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. ~ Richard M. Nixon

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event — it is a habit. ~ Aristotle Quotes

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ~ J. B. Priestley

Life happens at the level of events, not words. ~ Alfred Adler

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