Fate Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fate

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I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
~By Henry Rollins ~


The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
~By Robert Browning ~


In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.
~By Jim Sensenbrenner ~


Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?
~By Sarah Jessica Parker ~


There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
~By Albert Camus ~


There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


It goes without saying that the Jewish people can have no other goal than Palestine and that, whatever the fate of the proposition may be, our attitude toward the land of our fathers is and shall remain unchangeable.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself.
~By John Frusciante ~


When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
~By Norm Crosby ~


Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


One-third of our people were dangerously ill, getting worse hourly, and we felt sure of meeting the same fate, with death as our only prospect, which in such a country was much worse yet.
~By Alvar N. C. de Vaca ~


In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate.
~By Gary Cherone ~


I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
~By Anatole France ~


That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes.
~By Michael Ondaatje ~


Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
~By Sydney Smith ~


Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it.
~By Alfred Adler ~


Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censorship is perfectly clear, the only studio movie with a big red box covering up a shot. I take pride in that - and, of course, in having avoided the fate of Eyes Wide Shut.
~By Todd Solondz ~


Man's fate in battle is worked out before the war begins.
~By Charles Wilson ~


It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
~By Gene Fowler ~


Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
~By Sun Tzu ~


Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.
~By Olympia Brown ~


History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
~By Margaret Oliphant ~


I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact.
~By Benoit Mandelbrot ~


I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
~By Novalis ~


A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
~By Richard Schickel ~


Even in political considerations, now-a-days, you have stronger motives to feel interested in the fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.
~By Mary Renault ~


It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples, can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us, from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius, a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us.
~By Heinrich Himmler ~


I'm a very big believer in fate.
~By Christopher Atkins ~


How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
~By Wilhelm von Humboldt ~


Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
~By Citium Zeno ~


I wouldn't change anything. I think that it's important to let things happen, and stay "happened". I think that's all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I'm just glad that it happened.
~By Mike Peters ~


Fate loves the fearless.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


I believe that fate is choices - it's not chance.
~By Wayne Newton ~


Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~


The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
~By Aeschylus ~


When good befalls a man he calls it Providence, when evil fate.
~By Knut Hamsun ~


Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.
~By Sarah Jessica Parker ~


If there's any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it's show business. You can plan and plan, but it's what happens to you that really determines what your career will be like.
~By Sam Waterston ~


My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart.
~By Harry Crosby ~


I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
~By Robert Byrd ~


Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.
~By Ginny B. Waite ~


I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate.
~By Lucan ~


The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
~By John Acton ~


When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
~By Carl Jung ~


I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It's like something else has other plans for me.
~By Christopher Atkins ~


The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images.
~By Galen Rowell ~


With these men and women who work-for the cause with all their hearts, with cool heads and skilled hands we will master every fate.
~By Gustav Krupp ~


Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
~By Terry Pratchett ~


I have complete artistic control, and I just do my best album every time and trust it to fate.
~By Susannah McCorkle ~


The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
~By John Adams ~


How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.
~By Terence ~


It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.
~By John Philpot Curran ~


Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of "others" and "our" problems are being increasingly erased.
~By Janez Drnovsek ~


When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
~By Dale Carnegie ~


When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young.
~By Dennis Rodman ~


Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life.
~By Carolyn Wells ~


It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools.
~By E. M. Forster ~


The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend, ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal to so important a station and so extensive a command.
~By William Falconer ~


What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
~By Donald Trump ~


We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa.
~By Lewis Tappan ~


Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not.
~By Bhumibol Adulyadej ~


We have become makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets.
~By Karl Popper ~


It is the fate of operating systems to become free.
~By Neal Stephenson ~


All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
~By John Dryden ~


I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
~By John Adams ~


To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love.
~By Alex Grey ~


Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
~By Les Brown ~


That fateful stretch of road has since been dubbed the Highway of Death.
~By John Whitehead ~


A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
~By Alexander Pope ~


To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you.
~By William Irwin Thompson ~


It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
~By Alexander the Great ~


In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
~By Carl Spitteler ~


Wherever the fates lead us let us follow.
~By Virgil ~


Fate will find a way.
~By Virgil ~


Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
~By Groucho Marx ~


God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
~By Alfred Adler ~


Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
~By Elizabeth Bowen ~


Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.
~By Giuseppe Garibaldi ~


A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
~By Augustus Hare ~


You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself.
~By Doug Coupland ~


All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.
~By Nellie Bly ~


In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible.
~By Ulrich Beck ~

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June 4 ,2023
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