Saturday, 24 November 2012

Fate

A man's character is his fate. - Heraclitus

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 Laborer – Man. - Maxim Gorky

All we can control in life is our own choices, how we choose to live and deal with what life has to offer. Everything else is fate. - Mark Puryear

Blame it on a simple twist of fate. - Bob Dylan

Even human being is the artificer of his own fate … Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown. - H. D Thoreau

Everyone is more or less master of his own fate. - Aesop

Fate ... is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought – for causes which are unpenetrated. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate comes by our own agency. It belongs to our underlying spiritual values, because it is unattainable without experience of the world, and therefore differs from one person to the next. - Stelios Ramphos

Fate had a weird way of circling back over paths that were meant to cross. - Gail McHugh

Fate has a way of charting its own course … but before one surrenders to the hands of destiny, one might consider the power of the human spirit and the force that lies in one’s own free will. - Unknown

Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. - Anne Lamott

Fate is a manifestation of natural causes. That’s it. It’s not a conscious entity. It has no plan. - Walter Wykes


Fate is a primitive notion that makes no sense in a land of self-made men and women. - J. Peter Euben 

Fate is written in wood, not stone. - Geraint Straker

Fate isn't one straight road ... There are forks in it, many different routes to different ends. We have the free will to choose the path. - Dean Koontz

Fate isn't sentient; it can't make decisions. - Rick Chiantaretto

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny. - Kamran Hamid

Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on. - Citium Zeno

Fate leads the willing, drags the unwilling. - Cleanthes

Fate only takes you so far. The rest is up to you. - Unknown

Fate will find a way. - Virgil

For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. - Barack Obama

Great powers may be shaping the general turn of events, but human personalities still determine their own fate. - Dan Simmons 

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state. - Alexander Pope

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. - Ronald Reagan

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. - G.K Chesterton

If anyone does not help himself, fate never can help him. -  HuanZhang Chen

If you cant change your fate, change your attitude. - Charles Revson 

Men make their own history; but they make it under given conditions, and they become entangled thereby in a fate which is in part the result of other men having made their own history earlier. - Reinhard Bendix

Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupations of men engaged in rash undertakings. - Cormac McCarthy

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sometimes when one walks away from his fate, it leads one directly to fate’s doorstep. Unknown 

The Book of Fate isn't already written. It's written every day. - Brad Meltzer

The catch-22 is either everything is based on fate or nothing is. - Rhonda Britten

The furnace which melts gold, also hardens clay. Before blaming thy fate, therefore, find whether thou art gold or clay. - Ivan Panin

The future’s not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. - John Connor

The harder thy fate, the softer thine heart. - Ivan Panin

The word "fate" is used by people who have lost sight of who they are. - Clark Kent

There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. - Diana Trilling

Those who have been indulged by fortune and have always thought of calamity as what happens to others, feel a blind incredulous rage at the reversal of their lot, and half believe that their wild cries will alter the course of the storm. - George Eliot

To bear is to conquer our fate. - Thomas Campbell

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone. - William James

We seal our fate with the choices we make. - Gloria Estefan

Whatever be thy fate today, remember, this will pass away! - John Godfrey Saxe

When fate comes in to play, choice sometimes goes out the window. - Unknown 

When fate shuts a door, come in through the window. - Unknown

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

Yet they, believe me, who await no gifts from Chance, have conquer'd Fate. - Matthew Arnold

You can’t outwit fate by standing on the side-lines placing little side-bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. - Judith McNaught

You cannot leave everything to Fate, she’s got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand. - Leonardo da Vinci

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