Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
— T. S. Eliot

incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.
Napoleon Bonaparte incidents quote

There is not one incident in the history of humanity in which defeatism led to peace which was anything other than a complete fraud.
— Douglas MacArthur

As the knight of the quill never ventured into the fight, and only snuffed the battle afar, he knew nothing accurately of battles, but managed to pick up a few real or supposed incidents from the wounded and from stragglers.
— Daniel H. Hill

During exposure, interference takes place between the incident rays and those reflected by the mirror, with the formation of interference fringes half a wavelength distant from each other.
— incidents quotation by Gabriel Lippmann