Quotes and Sayings about Destiny



"Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Destiny, Man)

"What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny."
- William R. Alger
(Related: God, Peace, Victory, Destiny, Will)

"The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny."
- James Allen
(Related: Character, Habit, Destiny, Harvest, Law)

"For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Time, Thought, Destiny, Job, Now)

"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Family, Destiny, Destruction, Salvation, Woman)

"Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Destiny, Wishes)

"More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: History, Destiny, Friends, Nations, United)

"I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

"You shape your own destiny."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Destiny)

"Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Love, Destiny)

"No man can be stronger than his destiny."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Destiny, Man)

"A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Fear, Community, Destiny, Sense, Weapons)

"Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Destiny, Old, Temper, Woman)

"Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Destiny, Meaning, Spirituality)

"Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Government, Education, People, Control, Destiny, Help, Poor)

"To be a Jew is a destiny."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Destiny)

"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)

"What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Destiny, Man)

"Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: God, Children, Destiny, Parents, Responsibility)

"Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Failure, Authority, Crime, Fool)

"The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Power, People, Determination, Destiny, Spirit)

"You can be great only if it is your destiny."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Destiny)

"Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Destiny)

"The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Destiny, Self)

"Kosovo's destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Destiny)

"We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny."
- Catherine Booth
(Related: Destiny, Earth)

"The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Civilization, Destiny, Living, Mankind, World)

"Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny."
- Georges Braque
(Related: Destiny)

"My best kiss was on stage. Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child gave me a really nice soft kiss on my lips during a performance on my birthday. It was amazing."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Birthday, Kiss, Performance, Destiny)

"Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

"Destiny is no 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."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"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."
- William Jennings Bryant
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Change, People, Control, Destiny, Lonely, Want)

"We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: History, People, Culture, Destiny, Language)

"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Art, Time, People, Friend, Being, Destiny, Silence)

"Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Men, Destiny)

"The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Society, Possibility, Destiny, Duty, First)

"The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Health, History, Control, Awareness, Destiny, First, Habits)

"Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Men, Destiny, Man)

"It's our destiny to explore. It's our destiny to be a space-faring nation."
- Eugene Cernan
(Related: Destiny, Nation, Space)

"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time, Mistake, Destiny)

"The Destiny of every Nation is bound to the Destiny of all Others."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: Destiny, Nation)

"Our history is not our destiny."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: History, Destiny)

"An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Thoughts, Destiny, Example, Order, Past)

"The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Education, People, Failure, Destiny)

"The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Survival, Destiny, Future, Question, Road, Years)

"Every people should be originators of their own destiny."
- Martin Delany
(Related: People, Destiny)

"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Society, People, Goal, Destiny, Help, Nothing, Running, Trying, Will)

"I already played James Dean in a film called Race with Destiny, but it hasn't come out yet."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Destiny, Film, Race)

"A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Soul, Chance, Destiny)

"We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Destiny)

"My mother's passion for something more, to write a different destiny for a dirt-poor farmer's daughter, was to shape my entire life."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: Life, Daughter, Mother, Destiny, Passion)

"Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: God, Alcohol, Comfort, Destiny, Folly, Man)

"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)

"It is the destiny of the people of Haiti to suffer."
- Jean Claude Duvalier
(Related: People, Destiny)

"The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: Intelligence, Destiny, Question, Space, Will)

"The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Destiny)

"There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Destiny, Theory)

"Which reminds me of a fortune cookie: you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Destiny, Fortune)

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Life, Mother, Control, Blame, Destiny, Ecology, President, Problems, Years)

"And in Freddy vs. Jason I like when Jason and I double team Destiny's Child."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Destiny)

"However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white."
- Frantz Fanon
(Related: Destiny, Man, May, State)

"For the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white."
- Frantz Fanon
(Related: Destiny, Man)

"So we've moved from an era when women's biology was women's destiny to today, which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Destiny, Today)

"How shall a man escape from that which is written; How shall he flee from his destiny?"
- Ferdowsi
(Related: Destiny, Man)

"For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Success, Anxiety, Care, Destiny, Suspense, Words)

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Destiny, Road)

"I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Fancy, Word)

"American future lies in the East. The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny."
- Donald Freed
(Related: American, Destiny, Future, Lies)

"Anatomy is destiny."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Destiny)

"Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Marriage, Destiny, Sense)

"Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

"Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Destiny, Joy, Sorrow)

"Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Destiny, Order, Wishes)

"So, if anatomy is destiny then testosterone is doom."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Destiny)

"The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Being, Destiny, Journey, Quest)

"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Destiny)

"Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: History, Destiny, Meaning, Mystery, Reason, World)

"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own."
- Mark Victor Hansen
(Related: Dreams, Control, Goals, Destiny, Future, Want)

"There is a destiny that shapes our ends rough, hew them as we will."
- Frank Harris
(Related: Destiny, Will)

"We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves."
- Rita Hayworth
(Related: Destiny)

"There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Poetry, Destiny, Misfortune, Old, Sorrow, Woman)

"Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Destiny, Injustice, Luck, Treachery)

"Character is destiny."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Character, Destiny)

"The destiny of man is in his own soul."
- Herodotus
(Related: Soul, Destiny, Man)

"We are organizing Jewry for its coming destiny."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Destiny)

"Wedding is destiny, and hanging likewise."
- John Heywood
(Related: Wedding, Destiny)

"One of the things that's often forgotten about drug rehabilitation, it's not a destiny. It's a journey."
- Peter Hobson
(Related: Destiny, Journey)

"It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Awareness, Destiny, Feeling, Mission, Nation)

"Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Management, Destiny)

"As a German citizen, as a German professor, and as a political person, I hold it to be not only my right but also my moral duty to take part in the shaping of our German destiny, to expose and oppose obvious wrongs."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Destiny, Duty, Obvious, Right, Wrongs)

"Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores."
- Barry Humphries
(Related: Business, Destiny, School, World)

"Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state. It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren, not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher, happier destiny within their own borders."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Destiny, Example, Play, State, Will)

"A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Change, Society, Destiny, Revolution, Help, Will)

"I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Destiny, Free will, Living, Meaning, Words)

"It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Aspirations, Destiny, Energy, Man, Now, Universe)

"Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Islam, Destiny, Will)

"Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim, Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Muslim, Destiny)

"Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Blood, Destiny, Prison, Water)

"The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

"In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Cards, Destiny, Influence, Play, World)

"I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: God, Truth, People, Destiny, Help, Lies, May, Pretty, Ugly, Will)

"I mean, I think we're put here on earth to make your own destiny, to begin with. I don't think there's anything you can do this way or that way to change anything."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Change, Destiny, Earth)

"Your destiny is in your hands. Creating the life you want is only, and always, up to you."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Life, Destiny, Want)

"I believe the destiny of your generation - and your nation - is a rendezvous with excellence."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Destiny, Excellence, Nation)

"The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Men, God, People, Strength, America, Destiny, Public, Reassurance, states, United, Unity)

"We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic. There is no way to improve upon that. But what we can do is to find new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Government, Destiny)

"Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: America, Community, Destiny, Difficulty, Harmony, Spirit, Will)

"Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game that will last quite a long time. This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Power, Time, Destiny, Will)

"Your destiny is my destiny. Your happiness is my happiness."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Happiness, Destiny)

"Whether it's destiny or fate or whatever, I don't think I could do a French Laundry anywhere else."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Destiny, Fate)

"Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be a s big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Destiny, Man, May, Problems)

"Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: God, People, Destiny, Eye, Leaders, Play)

"I just hope people don't get sick of us. I'm sick of us and I'm in Destiny's Child."
- Beyonce Knowles
(Related: People, Hope, Destiny)

"The destiny of our society is yours to make and you have a vastly greater importance to the world than we do."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Society, Destiny, Importance, World)

"Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Alienation, Destiny, Present, Violence)

"I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Life, Death, Destiny, Earth, Safety)

"I took the name Green Destiny from - well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Destiny, Light, Name, Skill)

"Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Artist, Destiny)

"Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Artist, Destiny)

"Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Destiny, Fame)

"I was interested in being in Fight Club, but I wanted Edward's part, but since they're not going to hand a girl those parts you have to manifest destiny and not complain, bitch or whine."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Being, Destiny, Fight)

"Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Destiny, Smiles)

"God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: God, Ambition, Destiny)

"And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Destiny, Faces, Man)

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Destiny, Light, Man, Shadow, Style)

"Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Music, Power, Destiny, Moods, Opera, Words)

"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 Swett Marden
(Related: Thought, Desire, Destiny)

"We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Control, Destiny)

"There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own."
- Edwin Markham
(Related: Brothers, Destiny)

"Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Destiny, Man, Right)

"At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country. It is a time when destiny is ours to hold."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Life, Time, Country, Destiny)

"Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Money, Destiny)

"If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Character, Habit, Destiny)

"I am afraid that the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create and destroy money. And they who control the credit of a nation direct the policy of governments, and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people."
- Richard McKenna
(Related: Money, People, Policy, Control, Banks, Credit, Destiny, Nation, Will)

"We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny."
- William McKinley
(Related: Destiny)

"Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Leadership, Destiny, Will)

"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Life, Love, Destiny, Meaning)

"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Life, Decisions, Destiny, Sound)

"Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Man)

"No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Belief, Destiny, Guidance, Man, Surrender)

"Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Life, Action, Destiny, Fortune, Will)

"People do not want words - they want the sound of battle - the battle of destiny."
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Related: People, Battle, Destiny, Sound, Want, Words)

"Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Power, People, Destiny, Giving)

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."
- Jean Nidetch
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Change, History, Leader, Control, Destiny, Direction, Running)

"A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace."
- Kwame Nkrumah
(Related: Peace, Destiny, State, World)

"Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that it is human destiny to expand from Earth, to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars."
- Barney Oliver
(Related: Science, Destiny, Earth, Fiction, Moon, Stars, Years)

"Everything happens for a reason. I'm used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what's rights for them and their family."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Family, Day, Destiny, End, Rights, Reason)

"God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Money, Destiny)

"I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Science, Destiny, Race)

"The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Change, Nature, Destiny)

"The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Health, Life, Action, Destiny, Energy, Fulfillment)

"My goal was, and still is, to write first, direct my own stuff whenever possible and control my own creative destiny."
- Jeff Probst
(Related: Control, Goal, Destiny, First)

"Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny."
- Charles Reade
(Related: Character, Habit, Destiny)

"Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day."
- Oscar de la Renta
(Related: Time, Women, Day, Destiny, Fashion, Now)

"Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Choice, Destiny, President, Running)

"But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: History, Destiny, Myth, World)

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Decision, Destiny, Moments)

"We must regain the confidence and drive to decide our own destiny."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: Confidence, Destiny)

"At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence, unable to determine our own destiny. But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: History, Dependence, Destiny, Today)

"The SA is, and remains, Germany's destiny."
- Ernst Rohm
(Related: Destiny, Germany)

"I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Destiny, Fate, Hatred, Paranoia)

"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Americans, Destiny, Events, Generations)

"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Americans, Destiny)

"The turkey has a destiny which ends on San Martino's day."
- Waverley Lewis Root
(Related: Day, Destiny, Turkey)

"It is the destiny of mint to be crushed."
- Waverley Lewis Root
(Related: Destiny)

"We bear a heavy and therefore a great destiny."
- Alfred Rosenberg
(Related: Destiny)

"Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only by default or stupendous suffering."
- Harriet Rosenstein
(Related: Men, Women, Destiny, Suffering)

"At a time when science plays such a powerful role in the life of society, when the destiny of the whole of mankind may hinge on the results of scientific research, it is incumbent on all scientists to be fully conscious of that role, and conduct themselves accordingly."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Life, Science, Time, Society, Destiny, Mankind, May, Research, Results, Scientists)

"I'm just steadily building myself up as Kelly Rowland, not just Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, which is a blessing to be able to do that."
- Kelly Rowland
(Related: Building, Destiny)

"One knows less about one's own destiny than about anything else on earth."
- Gabrielle Roy
(Related: Destiny, Earth)

"Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch, the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Destiny, Woman)

"Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Destiny, Night, Wind, Worry)

"Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny."
- George Santayana
(Related: Peace, Religion, Soul, Destiny, Help, Myth)

"The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: People, Control, Court, Destiny, Media, Now, Parliament, Reality)

"There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Accident, Chance, Destiny)

"Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Destiny, May)

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Destiny, Will)

"Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow."
- David Seabury
(Related: Love, Nature, Power, Work, Character, Destiny, Hate, Jealousy)

"The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn't want to give a long dissertation."
- Bobby Seale
(Related: Power, People, Community, Destiny, First, Want)

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Destiny, Stars)

"Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Men, God, Hope, Earth, May, Suffering)

"Character is destiny and character is important to American campaigns."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Character, American, Destiny)

"Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Destiny, Invention)

"This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands."
- Tavis Smiley
(Related: Being, Destiny, Folk, Man, Moon, Washington, Welfare)

"We believe. We believe in our destiny as a nation. We believe we have been called to do good, to spread the blessings of liberty and encourage the sense of trust upon which free societies depend."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Trust, Blessings, Destiny, Liberty, Nation, Sense)

"But one day, when I was still young, I was parted from my family and left my native country. I hunted and searched for music, and destiny turned me into the object of my hunt. The circumstances of life became my 'antlers' and prevented me from returning home."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Music, Circumstances, Country, Day, Destiny)

"Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Confidence, Destiny, Feeling, World)

"In our country today, very few children are raised to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family, their country, or God."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: God, Family, Children, Country, Destiny, Today)

"When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Lie, Destiny, Fathers, Fatigue, Honor, Thankfulness, Weapons)

"When the 'Seinfeld' show said it was going to be a show about nothing, everybody said it couldn't - wouldn't work. It did. 'Thor' is about something, about that character finding his destiny, but it's not doing what was expected... and yet it's doing very well."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Work, Character, Destiny, Nothing)

"Nothing is the destiny of everyone, it is our commonness made dumb."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Destiny, Dumb, Nothing)

"To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way, and we don't control our own borders."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Control, Destiny, Nation)

"I'm not sure I'm quite ready to have someone be a prospector of jobs for me, because I believe there's some kind of destiny involved with meeting people... some things are just meant to happen."
- Audrey Tautou
(Related: People, Destiny, Jobs, Meeting)

"If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Destiny, Fate, Will)

"Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Destiny, Man)

"Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Actions, Deeds, Destiny, Fate)

"Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Greatness, Destiny, Fulfillment)

"If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Hope, Victory, Destiny, Fight, Injustice, Nothingness)

"As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Time, Day, Destiny, Persistence, Pursuit, Will)

"One country, one constitution, one destiny."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Constitution, Country, Destiny)

"Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Constitution, Country, Destiny)

"Control your own destiny or someone else will."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Control, Destiny, Will)

"There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny."
- Edith Wharton
(Related: Imagination, Destiny, Man, Moments)

"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
(Related: Soul, Control, Chance, Destiny, Fate)

"No one is going to try to fill my mother's shoes, what she did was fantastic. It's about making your own future and your own destiny and Kate will do a very good job of that."
- Prince William
(Related: Mother, Destiny, Future, Job, Will)

"America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Work, Heart, America, Destiny, Man, Will, Wishes)

"There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Time, Men, Genius, Destiny, Earth, Famous, Man, Now, Poets, Woman)

"Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice."
- Zhang Yimou
(Related: Control, Choice, Destiny, Man, Ocean)

"I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours - so enjoy the view."
- Michael York
(Related: Destiny, Rejection, Succeed, Will)

"So that is how I ended up with those two titles, I like Accidentally on Purpose better - it is how we work in our trade - is it really an accident, or is there a thread of destiny in there? That was the intention, I am not sure I found out."
- Michael York
(Related: Work, Purpose, Accident, Destiny, Intention, Titles, Trade)