“Great collections of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats; one not less common is that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners”
“I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.”
“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.”
William A. Foster
“Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors.”
“He divines remedies against injuries; he knows how to turn serious accidents to his own advantage; whatever does not kill him makes him stronger”
“Misfortunes one can endure - they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults - Ah! there is the sting of life.”
“Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to extricate ourselves successfully”
François de la Rochefoucauld
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