accidents

A Quote by Charles Dickens on accidents

Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: David Copperfield.

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A Quote by Brett Butler on accidents, god, justice, and trying

There are no accidents. God's just trying to remain anonymous.

Brett Butler

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A Quote by Aristotle on accidents, circumstances, dignity, grace, idealism, and life

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of the circumstances.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on accidents, acting, and safety

SAFETY-CLUTCH, n. A mechanical device acting automatically to prevent the fall of an elevator, or cage, in case of an accident to the hoisting apparatus.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on accidents

PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on accidents, action, and laws

ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on accidents, character, language, necessity, purpose, reason, relatives, and thought

Algebra reverses the relative importance of the factors in ordinary language. It is essentially a written language, and it endeavors to exemplify in its written structures the patterns which it is its purpose to convey. The pattern of the marks on paper is a particular instance of the pattern to be conveyed to thought. The algebraic method is our best approach to the expression of necessity, by reason of its reduction of accident to the ghostlike character of the real variable.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on accidents, failure, justice, and success

Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on accidents, discovery, meetings, mind, and preparation

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by A. A. Milne on accidents and funny

They're funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you're having them.

A. A. Milne

Source: Eeyore, Pooh's Little Instruction Book

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