Fate Quotes

Alfred victor vigny - perform your long and heavy task with energy,...
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon

You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.
Euripides
The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Natural History of Intellect (1893)
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Albert Camus
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavor. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Albert Einstein

Theodore roethke - i wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. i feel...
The fates have given mankind a patient soul.
Homer, The Iliad
Ralph waldo emerson - fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a...
Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer.
Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Aldous Huxley
I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing of the Muses I have been versed in the reasonings of men but Fate is stronger than anything I have known.
Euripides
Be still sad heart and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining, Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life a little rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.
Longfellow
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today.
Leonid Brezhnev
Immortality - - A fate worse than death.
Edgar A. Shoaff
Fate only takes you so far. The rest is up to you.
Unknown
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
William McFee
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Let us, then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
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.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Human beings are not condemned, because of their biological constitution, to annihilate each other or to be at the mercy of a cruel, self - Inflicted fate.
Albert Einstein
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like the winds of the sea are the winds of fate As we voyage along through life, Tis the set of the soul That decides its goal And not the calm or the strife.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley, From the poem "Invictus".
The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.
Albert Einstein
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill - Fated creature is born.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov".
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors, concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods - - In order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Albert Einstein
Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate.
John Fletcher, 1647
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
George Orwell
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.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
George Santayana
That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure.
Madonna, O Magazine, January 2004
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Vincent van Gogh
All romantics meet the same fate someday. Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe.
Joni Mitchell, song - The Last Time I Saw Richard
It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
Joseph Conrad
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt