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The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen
There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened
For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it
We are not to lead events, but to follow them
Man is troubled not by events, but by the meaning he gives them
Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts
What has once happened, will invariably happen again, when the same circumstances which combined to produce it, shall again combine in the same way
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me
I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."