Fate Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson - fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a...
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

We make our fortunes and call them fate.
Benjamin Disraeli
The best of men cannot suspend their fate The good die early, and the bad die late.
Daniel Defoe
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
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

Horace - drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and...
Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling. - Epistulae ad Lucilium.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Edgar a. shoaff - immortality - - a fate worse than death....
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Aldous Huxley
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
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
George Santayana
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
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Albert Einstein
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
You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.
Euripides
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
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
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
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
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.
La Rochefoucauld
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.
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
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".
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
Seneca
Morpheus Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
Matrix, The
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
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
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
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
Fate only takes you so far. The rest is up to you.
Unknown
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
We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.
Golda Mei
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
William McFee
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
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)