Accident Proverbs

Sayings about Accidents

An accidental meeting is more pleasant than a planned one. ~ Chinese Proverb

Substance is not enough, accident is also required. ~ Italian Proverb

If the lady of the house breaks something it is an unfortunate accident; if the servant does, then it is a terrible disaster. ~ Turkish Proverb

Let a wrong-doing repeat itself at least three times: the first may be an accident, the second a mistake, but the third is likely to be intentional. ~ African Proverb

When a rich man falls they say it was an accident; when a poor man falls they say that he was drunk. ~ Turkish Proverb

Quotations about Accidents

Favorite quote about Accidents

I don’t believe in accidents; there are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. ~ Elie Wiesel

Nothing is accidental in the universe — this is one of my Laws of Physics — except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.~ Joyce Carol Oates

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character. ~ Horace Greeley

Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride. ~ Bear Grylls

I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design. ~ Josh Billings Quotes

An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws. ~ Ambrose Bierce Quotes

We try not to have ideas, preferring accidents. To create, you must empty yourself of every artistic thought. ~ Gilbert George

One does not become a guru by accident. ~ James Fenton

Literature, art, like civilization itself, are only accidents. ~ Joyce Carol Oates

Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident. ~ Chuck Knox

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. ~ Charles Lamb Quotes

Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong right time. ~ Dejan Stojanovic

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

To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation. ~ Mrs Hubbard Davis

We don’t make mistakes, we only have happy accidents. ~ Author Unknown

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents. ~ Margaret Mead

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you. ~ Muhammad Ali Quotes

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

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.~ Thomas Edison Quotes

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else.~ Don Marquis

Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Was it always in my nature to take a bad time and block out the good times, until any success becomes an accident and failure seemed the only truth? ~ Lillian Hellman

To succeed is nothing — it’s an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character. ~ Marie Leneru

Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind. ~ Louis Pasteur

We must judge a government by its general tendencies and not by its happy accidents. ~ Thomas B.Macaulay

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