Quotes: accidents

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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
  • Bill Dedman
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    About 100 firefighters a year die in the line of duty in the U.S. Heart attacks on the job and vehicle accidents on the way to the fires account for about half. The other half are traumatic deaths while fighting fires.
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
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    Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.
    Source: The Godfather
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
  • Rohinton Mistry
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    After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents - a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life.
    Source: Een wankel evenwicht (2010) 758
  • Derek Wall
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    At present cats have more purchasing power and influence than the poor of this planet. Accidents of geography and colonial history should no longer determine who gets the fish.
  • W. Mitchell
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    Before my accidents, there were ten thousands things I could do. I could spend the rest of my life dwelling on the things that I had lost, but instead I chose to focus on the nine thousand I still had left.
  • Bill Lipinski
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    Communities and neighborhoods are affected. Idling trains, traffic backups, grade crossing accidents and other safety issues all affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
  • Louis Pasteur
    Louis Pasteur
    French scientist 1822-1895
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    Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
  • My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern.
    Source: New Scientist interview
  • Don Marquis
    Don Marquis
    American writer 1878-1937
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    now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else.
  • Avicenna
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    Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials.
  • Ban Ki-moon
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    Nuclear accidents anywhere can affect people everywhere.
  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    British poet, writer 1847-1922
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    Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
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