Quotation Explorer - 'Accident'

Bad is so bad, that we cannot but think good an accident; good is so good, that we feel certain that evil could be explained. - G.K. Chesterton
I can only see life as this most miserable accident that I have been forced to endure simply because I refuse to see it as the most astounding plan that I have been privileged to engage. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Let us save what remains: not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident. - Thomas Jefferson
It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.
88% of women love making their first love making incident with a man seem like an accident. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
I swear, the best things come to me by accident! Or should I say, effortless destiny? - C. JoyBell C.
I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach. - Upton Sinclair
A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations. - Paul Valéry
A garden is never beautiful by accident. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history. - Martin Cruz Smith
It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you. - Lillian Hellman
Quality is never an accident. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
Not to see many things, not to hear them, not to let them approach one--first piece of ingenuity, first proof that one is no accident but a necessity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It's a tragic fact to die in an accident - Gabrielle Zevin
Leaders live by choice, not by accident. - Mark Gorman
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. - Albert Szent-Györgyi
Beauty is being who God made you to be. Make the most of what you have. He gave you what you are. Nothing about you is by accident. The right people will love you unconditionally, just as He does. - Kate McGahan
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
A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can't get it by breeding and you can't buy it with money. It just happens along.
Success doesn’t happen by accident. You make it happen. But before you reach that road to victory, some things about yourself have to be changed. - Kevin J. Donaldson
I believe that You Reap What You Sow. I believe that we don't meet people by accident; everything happens for a reason. I believe that standing for what you believe in isn’t an easy thing but it’s the right thing to do; be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone. - Roy Bennett
You're badly wounded.You're bleeding but not cut.You feel like dying but you're not.It’s a Love accident an emotional injury.You are not going to the hospital, aren't you?You don't need medicines and first aides, don't you?You just need to move on. Accept it, forgive and forget it. - Bradley B. Dalina
Change should be a friend. It should happen by plan, not by accident.
I'm not only my spirit buy my body, and who can decide how much I, my individual self, am conditioned by the accident of my body? Would Byron have been Byron but for his club foot, or Dostoyevsky Dostoyevsky without his epilepsy? - W. Somerset Maugham
Almost nothing happens by accident. There’s no use getting upset and losing your peace. Sometimes out of your pain comes purpose. - Tony Warrick
A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts as the results of sudden impulses and accident, than of the reason of which we so much boast.
ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws. - Ambrose Bierce
We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong. - Sir Arthur Eddington
You are not a burden, an accident, or a mistake. You are meant for amazing things that you can't even imagine for yourself. - Lacey Sturm
I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room. - Steven Wright
I want to die.I want die by drowning in love.I want to die by becoming drunk, by drinking the pure wine of love.I want to die in an accident, By falling in love andbreaking my heart. I want to die by losing in the game of love. - Debasish Mridha
There is nothing so nice as doing good by stealth and being found out by accident. - Charles Lamb
Ruminating about the past is like trying to drive backward to undo a car accident.
Your pain is trying to tell you something. It is not an accident, a curse, or an inconvenience. Pain is a form of self-communication. - Vironika Tugaleva
Often we find a friend, not by accident, by unknown inner attraction and synchronicity. - Debasish Mridha
We cross paths with certain people in our tangled lives for a reason. It's not by chance, not an accident but it's on a purpose. You were made to be part of someone's life for it was written long before you were born."- Elizabeth's Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character. - Harry Truman
You may avoid the risk of a car accident if you avoid driving, but you will lose the joy and freedom of driving. - Debasish Mridha
Accident is nature’s way of starting a design; design is a man’s way of looking at the accidents. - Thiruman Archunan
We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident. - Vincent Canby
ERUDITION, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. So wide his erudition's mighty span, He knew Creation's origin and plan And only came by accident to grief -- He thought, poor man, 'twas right to be a thief. Romach Pute - Ambrose Bierce
Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. - Joseph Conrad
The thing has already taken form in my mind before I start it. The first attempts are absolutely unbearable. I say this because I want you to know that if you see something worthwhile in what I am doing, it is not by accident but because of real direction and purpose. - Vincent van Gogh
If the universe doesn't care about us and if we're an accident in a remote corner of the universe, in some sense it makes us more precious. The meaning in our lives is provided by us; we provide our own meaning. - Lawrence M. Krauss
It takes a certain amount of courage, he though, to face yourself and say with candor, I'm rotten. I've done evil and I will again. It was no accident; it emanated from the true, authentic me. - Philip K. Dick
Difference is the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth, and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity. - John Hume
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort. - John Ruskin
Ideal online reputation isn't something that can be earned by accident. - CR Risk Advisory
Cancer gave me an understanding of the point of all this. To survive. Most of our lives it is easy but for the moments when it becomes difficult, when accident or sickness or sadness strikes, it's just about remembering one thing. You must simply survive. - Shaun Hick
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny. - Aristotle
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident - Thomas A. Edison
Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage. - Isaac Asimov
…breaking the heart of someone you still love is a rare horror, not funny to anyone, except perhaps Satan…and even his pleasure would be spoiled by not having had a hand in it, by the dumb, wasteful accident of the thing. The Devil wants meaning just like the rest of us. - Glenn Duncan
To the family of a victim of a fatal accident, the deceased was at the wrong place at the wrong time. To the family of the morgue owner, the deceased was at the right place at the right time. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Love isn't an accident. Love is a choice. - Jireh Edchin Traya
The balance of this world is not upset by accident. It is not upset by those who blunder accidentally into wrong. Evil comes when those who know better, who have seen the pain they cause, nevertheless cause more pain. - Michael Grant
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
A technique succeeds in mathematical physics, not by a clever trick, or a happy accident, but because it expresses some aspect of a physical truth.
An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident. - Francis G. Thompson
I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark. - Steve Wright
And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices. - Joyce Carol Oates
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion. - Mark Twain
Success is never an accident; it is always a result of goal-oriented, diligent actions. - Debasish Mridha
Accident, n.: A condition in which presence of mind is good, but absence of body is better. - Unknown
Divinity is accident of nature, magic is the work of an art. - Amit Kalantri
We meet lots of people in a lifetime and we lose some of them over a period of time . But every person who comes in lives has a purpose to serve.. NO MEETING IS AN ACCIDENT, EVERY PERSON THAT WE MEET PLAYS A ROLE IN OUR LIVES, WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT. - Raj Kiran Atagaraha
Despise no new accident in your body, but ask opinion of it… There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man’s observation, what he finds good and of what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health. - Francis Bacon
Can all this just be an accident? Or could there be some alien intelligence behind it? - Gene Roddenberry
World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings. - Denis Healey
Hitler: Thank you, whoever you are. I think you just saved my life.The Doctor: Believe me... It was an accident. - Steven Moffat
Nobody's truly free. Everyone is prisoner to a secret, a sin, a lie. It wasn't by accident that, in the Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key set the word "free" to a note so high nobody could attain it. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. - Thomas Carlyle
Quality is never an accident.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character. - Marie Leneru
Live by choice, not by accident. Lead with passion and compassion. Love with all your heart and win like a champion! Yes, Winning Matters! - Farshad Asl
It is no accident that the words discipline and disciple resemble each other in the English language. The most common word in the Gospels for a Christian is disciple. - Billy Graham
There is no such thing as a natural death: nothing that happens to a man is ever natural, since his presence calls the world into question. All men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation. - Simone de Beauvoir
...some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. - W. Somerset Maugham
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the steward of life's continutity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to to it, but here we are. - Stephen Jay Gould
There is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident. - H.L. Mencken
I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. - Maya Angelou
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]