Fate Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson, natural history of intellect (1893) - the bitterest tragic element in life to be...
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

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
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".
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
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

Daniel defoe - the best of men cannot suspend their fate the...
You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.
Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B. C.
F. scott fitzgerald - the test of a first - fate intelligence is the...
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
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Albert Camus
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
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
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
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
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Vincent van Gogh
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
What a man thinks of himself that is what determines, or rather indicates his fate.
Henry David Thoreau
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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 sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
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.
Aldous Huxley
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
Jacques Delille
We make our fortunes and call them fate.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
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
It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
Joseph Conrad
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Aldous Huxley
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pan American Day address, April 15, 1939
Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
Alfred Victor Vigny
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
The ritual of marriage is not simply a social event; it is a crossing of threads in the fabric of fate. Many strands bring the couple and their families together and spin their lives into a fabric that is woven on their children.
Portuguese - Jewish Wedding Ceremony
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
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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