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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Accidents
 
  The accident of an accident.
Lord Thurlow.    
  1
  Chapter of accidents.
Burke.    
  2
  Moving accidents by flood and field.
Othello.    
  3
  By many a happy accident.
Thomas Middleton.    
  4
  There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
Napoleon I.    
  5
  Nothing with God can be accidental.
Longfellow.    
  6
  What men call accident is God’s own part.
Bailey.    
  7
  Promptly improve your accidents.
Napoleon I.    
  8
  Nothing under the sun is accident.
Lessing.    
  9
  Accident is simply unforeseen order.
Novalis.    
  10
  The Orientals have another word for accident; it is “kismet,”—fate.
Macaulay.    
  11
  The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved.
L’Estrange.    
  12
  The chapter of accidents is the longest chapter in the book.
Attributed to John Wilkes.    
  13
  To what happy accident is it that we owe so unexpected a visit?
Goldsmith.    
  14
        Our wanton accidents take root, and grow
To vaunt themselves God’s laws.
Charles Kingsley.    
  15
  Sometimes there are accidents in our lives the skillful extrication from which demands a little folly.
La Rochefoucauld.    
  16
  There are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men will not draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men will not turn them to their hurt.
La Rochefoucauld.    
  17
 
 
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