Fate Quotes

Albert camus - there is no fate that cannot be surmounted by...
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Immortality - - A fate worse than death.
Edgar A. Shoaff
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
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
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

Lucius annaeus seneca - fate leads the willing and drags along the...
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go.
Theodore Roethke
Ella wheeler wilcox - there is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can...
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
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
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
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
Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
Jacques Delille
The best of men cannot suspend their fate The good die early, and the bad die late.
Daniel Defoe
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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
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
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows you.
Horace
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
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
Joseph Conrad
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
Seneca
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fates have given mankind a patient soul.
Homer, The Iliad
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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".
While the fates permit, live happily life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.
Seneca
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)
You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.
Euripides
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
George Santayana
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
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself.
Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi
Fate only takes you so far. The rest is up to you.
Unknown
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Aldous Huxley
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