About Fate and Destiny
As long as the Fates permit, live cheerfully.
is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life. ~ Cicero
face to face with our destiny. And we must meet it with a high and
resolute courage, for ours is the life of action, of strenuous performance,
of duty. Let us live in the harness of striving mightily. ~ Theodore
us we call Fate. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
generally is illusion and repose is not the destiny of man. ~ Oliver
Wendall Holmes, Jr.
an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny. ~ Charles Reade
worst is not always certain but it's very likely. ~ French Proverb
Fate rules the
affairs of mankind with no recognizable order. ~ Seneca
word, a look, an accent, may affect the destiny not only of individuals,
but of nations. He is a bold man who calls anything a trifle. ~
man the architect of his own fate. ~ Appius Claudius
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. ~ G. K. Chesterton
A tyrant's authority for crime and fool's excuse for failure. ~
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
is no good in arguing with the inevitable. ~ James Russell Lowell
equal foot (rich friend), impartial Fate
Knocks at the cottage and the palace gate:
Life's span forbids thee to extend thy cares
And stretch thy hopes beyond thy destined years:
Night soon will seize, and you must quickly go
To storied ghosts and Pluto's house below.
bear is to conquer our fate. ~ Thomas Campbell
a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
~ Wilhelm von Humboldt
at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus,
is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings. ~
William Shakespeare, Julius Ceasar