Fate Quotes

Seneca - while the fates permit, live happily; life speeds...
You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.
Euripides

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".
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
You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.
Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B. C.
Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
Alfred Victor Vigny

La rochefoucauld - a man convinced of his own merit will accept...
The test of a first - Fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edgar a. shoaff - immortality - - a fate worse than death....
Fate only takes you so far. The rest is up to you.
Unknown
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
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
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
Seneca
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
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, Alcestis, 438 B. C.
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
The best of men cannot suspend their fate The good die early, and the bad die late.
Daniel Defoe
We make our fortunes and call them fate.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows you.
Horace
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
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
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pan American Day address, April 15, 1939
It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
Joseph Conrad
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
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
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
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous - - A crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling. - Epistulae ad Lucilium.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
Epicurus
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
George Santayana
What a man thinks of himself that is what determines, or rather indicates his fate.
Henry David Thoreau
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