Quotes: contingent

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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.
  • H. A. L. Fisher
    H. A. L. Fisher
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    I can see only one safe rule for the historian: that he should recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the contingent and the unforeseen.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
  • W. Clement Stone
    W. Clement Stone
    American businessman and author 1902-
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    Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
    Thich Nhat Hanh
    Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist 1926-
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    When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.
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