accidents

A Quote by Stanley Wise on accidents, danger, life, and occupations

Farming is among the top ten most dangerous occupations. More than 1000 individuals lose their lives each year due to farm accidents. In 1995, there were 130,000 agricultural workers injured, and approximately half of these injuries were permanent.

Stanley Wise

Source: The Wise Farmer

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on accidents, conformity, generations, genius, life, majorities, men, mind, personality, personality, thought, work, and world

The case with most men is that they go out into life with one or another accidental characteristic of personality of which they say: Well, this is the way I am. I cannot do otherwise. Then the world gets to work on them and thus the majority of men are ground into conformity. In each generation a small part cling to their "I cannot do otherwise" and lose their minds. Finally there are a very few in each generation who in spite of all life's terrors cling with more and more inwardness to this "I cannot do otherwise". They are the geniuses. Their "I cannot do otherwise" is an infinite thought, for if one were to cling firmly to a finite thought, he would lose his mind.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Sir Hugh Walpole on accidents, beauty, belief, discovery, divinity, joy, life, love, and relationships

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.

Sir Hugh Walpole (1884 - 1941)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on accidents, colors, heart, inferiority, men, and superiority

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart - the best brain.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Source: 1896

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A Quote by Robert E. Wells on accidents, character, circumstances, disease, and earth

We knew before we came (to earth) that there would be many adverse circumstances to test us: accidents, sickness, and disease to prove us; temptations and distractions to try us; disappointments, discouragements, reverses, failures and all kinds of situations to determine our character.

Robert E. Wells (1927 -)

Source: NewEra, June 1978, p. 5. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on accidents, circumstances, goodness, judgment, men, needs, people, performance, sincerity, trust, work, and world

Ever judge of men by their professions. For though the bright moment of promising is but a moment, and cannot be prolonged, yet if sincere in its moment's extravagant goodness, why, trust it, and know the man by it, I say,- not by his performance; which is half the world's work, interfere as the world needs must with its accidents and circumstances: the profession was purely the man's own. I judge people by what they might be,- not are, nor will be.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Soul's Tragedy. Act ii.

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on accidents, people, photography, and reflection

Literally, no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them, we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Tonic for Our Times, p. 25.

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A Quote by Richard Dawkins on accidents, birth, doubt, music, and religion

No doubt soaring cathedrals, stirring music, moving stories and parables, help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth.

Richard Dawkins (1941 -)

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A Quote by Richard E. Byrd on accidents, blindness, chance, conviction, cosmology, day, death, despair, doubt, feeling, force, harmony, heart, intelligence, listening, music, peace, purpose, reason, silence, and universe

I paused to listen to the silence. My breath, crystallized as it passed my cheeks, drifted on a breeze gentler than a whisper. The wind vane pointed toward the South Pole. Presently the wind cups ceased their gentle turning as the cold killed the breeze. My frozen breath hung like a cloud overhead. The day was dying, the night was being born-but with great peace. Here were the imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it! That was what came out of the silence-a gentle rhythm, the strain of a perfect chord, the music of the spheres, perhaps. It was enough to catch that rhythm, momentarily to be myself a part of it. In that instant I could feel no doubt of man's oneness with the universe. The conviction came that that rhythm was too orderly, too harmonious, too perfect to be a product of blind chance-that, therefore, there must be purpose in the whole and that man was part of that whole and not an accidental offshoot. It was a feeling that transcended reason; that went to the heart of a man's despair and found it groundless. . . . For those who seek it, there is inexhaustible evidence of an all-pervading intelligence. Man is not alone.

Richard E. Byrd (1888 - 1957)

Source: Alone, Admiral Byrd’s personal record

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A Quote by Renata Adler on accidents, boredom, cruelty, idleness, people, sleep, and time

Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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