Friday, 6 July 2012


A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. - Jean de La Bruyere 

Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs? - Marcus Aurelius

All that is called Destiny or Fate is none other than the result of our thoughtlessness and our mistrust of ourselves; we should know that all that is created on earth is created by its sole Master and Labourer – Man. - Maxim Gorky

An individual's destiny belongs to him in much the same way as the ground, which fetters him by its gravity, but without which walking would be impossible. We must accept our destiny as we accept the ground on which we stand--a ground which is the springboard for our freedom. - Viktor Emil Frankl

Betimes I have heard people bewail the fact that our destinies are shrouded in mystery; I think, though, that it is a blessing of sorts. Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us untasted. - Jacqueline Carey

Change your perception and you change your destiny.  - Takudzwa Mash

Destiny guides us towards a specific goal, but without our wilful participation we will not achieve our destiny. - Lee Bladon

Destiny is not a strange power which determines what shall happen to me. It is myself as given, formed by nature, history, and myself. My destiny is the basis of my freedom; my freedom participates in shaping my destiny. - Paul Tillich

Destiny is not preordained. Destiny is ordained totally by you. Every single moment of your NOW existence is the result of your previous thought. The idea that everything is already laid out for you in advance is a hallucination. You can and do manifest your own destiny. - Wayne W. Dyer

Destiny is not the path given to us, but the path we choose for ourselves. - Megamind

Destiny is not the same as fate. The word refers not to anything terrible or even to anything inevitable, in the usual sense of the word, but to the temporal and free unfolding of a person's essential being. A destiny is a spiritual drama. - Gregory Wolfe

Destiny is something we make for ourselves. - Kouga Gennosuke

Destiny is the course of events which is followed by those who are content to go with the tide. - Arthur Edward Waite

Destiny leads the willing, but drags the unwilling. - American Proverb

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. Choice, not chance, determines destiny. - William Jennings Bryan

Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in us. - Unknown

Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another’s might. - Aeschylus

Destiny will show when it's time. - Eric Harvey

Each of us suffers his own destiny. - Vergil

Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. - Henry Miller

I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. - Tony Robbins

I want to do the right thing, but often I don't know just what the right thing is. Every day I know I have come short of what I would like to have done. Yet as the years pass and I see the very world itself, with its oceans and mountains and plains, as something unfinished, a peculiar little satisfaction hunts out the corners of my heart. Sunsets and evening shadows find me regretful at task's undone, but sleep and the dawn and the air of the morning touch me with freshening hopes. Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny. - Carl Sandburg

If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny. - W. Clement Stone

In the end, we are all the sum total of our actions. Thus also, day by day, we write our own destiny; for inexorable ... we become what we do. - Unknown

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. - Tony Robbins

Look in the mirror for the agent of your destiny. Whether we fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but our own. - Unknown

Man's destiny was to conquer and rule the world, and this is what he's done – almost. He hasn't quite made it, and it looks as though this may be his undoing. The problem is that man's conquest of the world has itself devastated the world. And in spite of all the mastery we've attained, we don't have enough mastery to stop devastating the world - or to repair the devastation we've already wrought. We've poured our poisons into the world as though it were a bottomless pit - and we go on gobbling them up. It's hard to imaging how the world could survive another century of this abuse, but nobody's really doing anything about it. It's a problem our children will have to solve, or their children. - Daniel Quinn

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. - Francois Muriac 

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire. - Orison S. Marden

The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a destiny that makes us brothers: none goes his way alone; all that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. - Edwin Markham

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. - Tryon Edwards

We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us it is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. - Theodore Roosevelt

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. - Dag Hammarskjold

We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be. - Orison Swett Marden

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. - Irene C. Kassorla

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