A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on accidents, achievement, conscience, ethics, excellence, money, talent, and technology

We can't achieve excellence through talent alone. Or merely by making technological improvements. We can't even buy our way to excellence, no matter how much money we have available to spend. More dollars will never do it. We have to develop a strong corporate conscience. Ethical muscle. And that doesn't happen by accident either.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Phil Jackson on accidents, basketball, joy, justice, life, and present

In basketball - as in life - true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way. Of course, it's no accident that things are more likely to go your way when you stop worrying about whether you're going to win or lose and focus your full attention on what's happening right this moment.

Phil Jackson

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on accidents, food, liberty, and people

The people resemble a wild beast, which, naturally fierce and accustomed to live in the woods, has been brought up, as it were, in a prison and in servitude, and having by accident got its liberty, not being accustomed to search for its food, and not knowing where to conceal itself, easily becomes the prey of the first who seeks to incarcerate it again.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: Discourse upon the First Ten Books of Livy, bk. I, ch. 16

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on accidents, automobiles, consequences, defense, driving, fatherhood, gifts, god, mercy, mortality, pain, parenthood, principles, sons, suffering, teenage, and time

Some mistakenly misread the mercy and graciousness of God. For instance, some partial believers are always scolding God, or disregarding Him, because of the observable and lamentable consequences of our misuse of God's gift to us of moral agency. It is as if a teenage son, given his first car, promptly had an accident with resulting pain, suffering, and expense, and the errant son then railed at his father for permitting the suffering resulting from the son's misuse of the gift of the automobile. Granted, in defense of the analogy, mortal parents ought not to give youngsters automobiles too soon, and then only when they have provided wise counsel, driver training, and so on. But there still comes a time when, if they are ever to drive alone, trained teenagers must be left alone at the wheel. The principle is the same with us in the second estate.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20-21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Borenstein on accidents, agreement, computers, destruction, and world

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.

Nathaniel Borenstein

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A Quote by Mickey Rooney on accidents, dreams, hospitals, time, and wives

I broke my leg - after doing the first four days of A Midsummer's Night Dream - at Big Bear in a toboggan accident where I was almost killed. I was in the front of the toboggan with three big guys in back of me with a lot of inertia of the heavy weight, and my foot slipped off the toboggan, went right in the snow and split me up the middle. If it hadn't broken my femur at the exact time, I would have been killed. . . . While I was recuperating there (Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital) to get back on the set of A Midsummer's Night Dream - they were waiting for me - where I did that entire picture in a plaster of Paris cast covered up by Olivia De Havilland's dress . . . while I'm at the Presbyterian Hospital and I'm recuperating, my wife (Jan) is born on the 6th floor. Now that's a billion-to-one shot.

Mickey Rooney (1920 -)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on accidents, brothers, good, men, and neighbors

The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love (1963)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on accidents, certainty, fame, and popularity

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on accidents

Omissions are not accidents.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: Complete Poems, 1967

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A Quote by Lord Thurlow on accidents

The accident of an accident.

Lord Thurlow (1732 - 1806)

Source: Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton. Butler's Reminiscences, vol. i. p. 142.

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