Quotes and Sayings about Fate



"I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate."
- John Adams
(Related: Children, Fate, May, Mind, Ruin)

"The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations."
- John Adams
(Related: Men, Blind, Fate, Nation, Nations)

"Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Fate)

"God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: God, Soul, Goal, Cosmos, Man, Perfection, Stars)

"Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: People, Countries, Country, Fate, World)

"The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Fate, Justice)

"My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

"The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Home, Books, Fate, Fire, Heaven, Night, Songs)

"Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Heart, Fate, Questions, Rules)

"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Belief, Dying, Fate, Living)

"But since day one, we've always been kinda up against it. So at the end, it's not surprising that we were kind of led along for so many months and didn't know what the fate of the show was gonna be. It was... in a weird way, just kind of that was the way it's always been."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Day, End, Fate, Months)

"I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It's like something else has other plans for me."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Direction, Fate)

"I'm a very big believer in fate."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Fate)

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Love, People, Heart, Fate)

"I think quite often a fate worse than death is life - for lots of people."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Death, Life, People, Fate)

"Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!"
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Peace, Science, Fate, Tax, Gifts, Liberty, Nation)

"The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Love, Fate)

"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Effort, Evil, Fate)

"A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character."
- Otto Bauer
(Related: Men, Character, Community, Fate, Nation, United)

"In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Community, Fate, First, Sharing, Terrorism)

"Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Time, Cancer, Fate, Victims, Will)

"There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man's reason has never learned to separate them."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Desire, Fate, Future, Man, Reason)

"All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Thoughts, Fate, Mind, Months, Poor, World)

"There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Accident, Fate)

"Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity to attain what is most required and desired by such a spirit as I am a slave to."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Actor, Fate, Spirit)

"Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Fate)

"Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today."
- Leonid I. Brezhnev
(Related: Home, Europe, Fate, May, Today)

"Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential."
- Les Brown
(Related: Cards, Fate, Play, Potential, Right)

"Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Accident, Circumstances, Fate, Majority)

"The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!"
- Robert Browning
(Related: Rest, Shakespeare)

"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."
- Buddha
(Related: Men, Act, Fate)

"The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: History, Idea, EnglFate)

"Personally, I would say the 'master' of this whole thing is fate... Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it's up to them to avoid being used."
- Cliff Burton
(Related: Being, Fate)

"I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Constitution, Extreme, Fate, Fathers, Forgetfulness)

"To bear is to conquer our fate."
- Thomas Campbell
(Related: Fate)

"There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Fate)

"People's fates are simplified by their names."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: People, Names)

"But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Wealth, Fate, Gold, Key)

"When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fate)

"In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Extreme, Fate, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Suicide, Writing)

"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 K. Chesterton
(Related: Men, Act, Fate)

"Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished."
- Abraham Clark
(Related: God, Pleasure, Will)

"When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Competition, Fate, Freedom, Liberty, Persistence)

"It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: People, Earth, Fate, Waiting)

"The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence."
- Marie Corelli
(Related: Love, Silence)

"Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!"
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Enemy, Fate, Pity)

"To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death, Country, Fate)

"Fate is for losers."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Fate)

"You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Life, Fate)

"Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart."
- Harry Crosby
(Related: Soul, Existence)

"When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty."
- Norm Crosby
(Related: People, Court, Duty, Fate, Jury)

"I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, tomorrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today."
- Abraham Crowley
(Related: Fear, Clouds, Fate, Night, Sun, Today, Tomorrow)

"Kisses are a better fate than wisdom."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Wisdom, Fate, Kisses)

"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active."
- John Philpot Curran
(Related: Fate, Rights)

"The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Men)

"This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Love, Fate, Hate, Kings, May, Old, Treason)

"Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends."
- Jacques Delille
(Related: Fate, Friends, Relatives)

"I'm not a religious person, so I'm not a hardcore fate fan but I guess it's got me thinking about that. I was very careful, though, not to link Jaye's stories always to that."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Fate, Religious, Thinking)

"Saddam's fate should be in the hands of his country men. They were the major victims of his brutal reign and should decide his life, death, or permanent imprisonment. Personally, I would lock him away forever."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Death, Life, Men, Country, Fate, Imprisonment, Victims)

"Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Education, People, Country, Fate)

"Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages."
- Ariel Dorfman
(Related: Power, Fate, Responsibility)

"Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of "others" and "our" problems are being increasingly erased."
- Janez Drnovsek
(Related: Being, Fate, Problems, Today)

"Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!"
- John Dryden
(Related: Fate, Future, Joy)

"Love is not in our choice but in our fate."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Choice, Fate)

"All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey."
- John Dryden
(Related: Fate)

"In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Men, Beds, Fate, Piety, Public)

"So I constantly play women who are damaged and out of touch, who are seeking without knowing, or knowing without the skills to transform their lives. But then, that's really the fate of many women today."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Fate, Play, Today)

"Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Experience, Fate)

"Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Concern, Fate, Forget, Interest, Man)

"Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Being, Famous, Fate, Want)

"America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: America, Fate, Prophecy)

"Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Deeds, Existence, Fate, Nothing, State)

"We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Thought, Choices, Fate)

"The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend, ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal to so important a station and so extensive a command."
- William Falconer
(Related: Being, Fate, May)

"Fate is written in the face."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Fate)

"Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families, or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction, I fear, is their fate."
- William Floyd
(Related: Fear, Destruction, Fate, Friends)

"It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Fate, Fools, Temperament)

"Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Heart, Fate, Labor)

"I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life."
- Anatole France
(Related: Life, Fate, Gifts, Poor, Poverty, Value)

"I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Fate, Providence)

"Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Time, Fate, Trying)

"We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Earth, Fate)

"Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: Men, Applause, Fate, Italy, Universe, Will)

"Today, as never before, the fates of men are so intimately linked to one another that a disaster for one is a disaster for everybody."
- Natalia Ginzburg
(Related: Men, Disaster, Today)

"It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fear, Fate, Man)

"Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me, for no good reason at all."
- Martin Goldsmith
(Related: Fate, Force, Reason)

"That's life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you."
- Martin Goldsmith
(Related: Life, Fate)

"Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Genius, Commerce, Fate, Nations)

"Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Fate)

"Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: People, Day, Doubt, End, Fate, Guitar, Mind, Now, Right, Songs, Will)

"To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Life, Love, Nature, Fate, Spirits)

"When good befalls a man he calls it Providence, when evil fate."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Evil, Fate, Man, Providence)

"No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Fate, Man, Prudence, Woman)

"A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Actions, Children, May, Support, World)

"Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end."
- Helen Hayes
(Related: Work, Actors, End, Fate, Hair)

"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul."
- William Ernest Henley
(Related: Soul, Fate)

"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
(Related: Soul)

"The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate."
- O. Henry
(Related: Fate)

"A man's character is his fate."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Character, Fate, Man)

"It goes without saying that the Jewish people can have no other goal than Palestine and that, whatever the fate of the proposition may be, our attitude toward the land of our fathers is and shall remain unchangeable."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Attitude, Goal, Fate, Fathers, Land, May, Palestine, Saying)

"These clashes are the only evolu-tionary possibility which will enable us one day, now that Fate has given us the Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, to create the Germanic Reich."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Possibility, Day, Fate, Now, Will)

"All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples, can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us, from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius, a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Work, Leader, Genius, Fate, Years)

"I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Time, Nature, Control, Connection, Fate, May, Want, World)

"It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is."
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
(Related: Fate, Man)

"How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Fate)

"In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work, the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is an epoch of stupendous happenings."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Life, Work, Fate, Humanity, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Soul, Fate)

"History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: History, End, Fate)

"It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: End, Fate)

"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)

"Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Decision, Fate)

"There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?"
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Time, Fate, Sense, Trying, World)

"It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe."
- Henry James
(Related: American, Being, Europe, Fate, Fighting)

"I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate."
- Eugene Jarvis
(Related: Action, Control, Fate, Skill)

"My most profound confidence is however based upon the fact that at the head of Germany there stands a man by his entire development, his desires, and striving can only have been destined by fate to lead our people into a brighter future."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: People, Development, Confidence, Fact, Fate, Future, Germany)

"It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity."
- William Samuel Johnson
(Related: Fate, Man)

"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Fate)

"Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Life, Despair, Fate, Needs)

"A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Life, People, Fate, May, Support, Widows)

"Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Life, Hinduism, Fate, Punishment, Wrongs)

"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)

"Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again."
- Omar Khayyam
(Related: Life, Fate, Living, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"A left turn in the fate of Russia is as necessary as it is inevitable."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Fate, Russia)

"In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured against the fate of Africa."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Fate, Humanity, World)

"Germany's fate is decided first and foremost in Europe. Reconciliation and cooperation in Europe have brought us freedom, peace and prosperity. Who would have dared to believe so much 50 years ago?"
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Peace, Cooperation, Europe, Fate, First, Freedom, Germany, Prosperity, Years)

"And if you cannot remain indifferent, you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance in which the fate and condition of man is weighed."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Balance, Fate, Man, Weight)

"Even in political considerations, now-a-days, you have stronger motives to feel interested in the fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: America, Europe, Fate, Motives, Now)

"With these men and women who work-for the cause with all their hearts, with cool heads and skilled hands we will master every fate."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Cause, Fate, Will)

"To have united the purposes of an entire Nation, is the great historical achievement of the man in whose strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: People, Achievement, Fate, Man, Nation, President, United)

"After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: America, Fate, Vietnam)

"History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?"
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: History, Civilization, Fate)

"The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the aristocracy of land if you do not show that you have some humanity still among you."
- James Larkin
(Related: Aristocracy, Fate, Humanity, Land, Will)

"France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Country, Fate, France, Old, Past, Will, World)

"They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Mothers)

"When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years."
- Carl Levin
(Related: War, Intelligence, Decision, Months, Years)

"Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer."
- Drew Lewis
(Related: Cancer, Cause, Rain, Saying, Smoking)

"Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Fate, Rain)

"Fate keeps on happening."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Fate)

"Fate loves the fearless."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Fate)

"I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate."
- Lucan
(Related: Wife, Fate)

"Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Experience, Time, People, Democracy, Elections, Fate, Now, Post, Russia)

"All art is a revolt against man's fate."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Art, Fate, Man)

"Art is a revolt against fate."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Art, Fate)

"My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Fact, Fate)

"Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Fate, Needs, Reason, Will)

"I'm not a big believer in a thing called luck. I believe it has a lot to do with fate and just really having a vision of the way you would see your life."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Life, Vision, Fate, Luck)

"Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Happiness, Fate, Man, Prosperity)

"Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Life, Women, Control, Fate, Man)

"I have complete artistic control, and I just do my best album every time and trust it to fate."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Time, Trust, Control, Fate)

"If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow."
- William McFee
(Related: Fate, Fight)

"Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Control, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Fate, World)

"Fate destined me to play Fagin. It was the part of a lifetime, and I was the only actor to be in the stage production and in the film."
- Ron Moody
(Related: Actor, Fate, Film, Play, Production)

"Then there's the story of ill-fated love. It's universal."
- Rita Moreno
(Related: Love)

"Love cannot save you from your own fate."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Love, Fate)

"The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Fate, First, Nations)

"I believe that fate is choices - it's not chance."
- Wayne Newton
(Related: Chance, Choices, Fate)

"If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Act, Being, Fate, Poverty)

"I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception."
- Novalis
(Related: Character, Fate)

"Character and fate are two words for the same thing."
- Novalis
(Related: Character, Fate, Words)

"It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art."
- Margaret Oliphant
(Related: Art, Life, Quality, Virtue, Fate, Morals, Production)

"That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: War, Chance, Fate, Rights, Human rights)

"In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Men, Act, Authority, Fate, Man, May, Nation, Public, Safety, Speech)

"Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Fate, Germany, Names)

"Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate."
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Fate, Mistakes)

"Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?"
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Mistake, Fate)

"It makes me believe in fate. In most cases, the readings where I've been really bad have usually been the ones where I got the part."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Fate)

"Fate was dealing from the bottom of the deck."
- S. J. Perelman
(Related: Fate)

"I wouldn't change anything. I think that it's important to let things happen, and stay "happened". I think that's all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I'm just glad that it happened."
- Mike Peters
(Related: Change, Fate, Learning)

"Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist."
- Plutarch
(Related: Fate)

"But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?"
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Blind, Fate, Future, State)

"A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Nature, God, Causes, Fate, Nothing, Providence)

"We have become makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Fate)

"Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Gods, Chess, Fate)

"Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places."
- Mary Renault
(Related: Fate)

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude."
- Charles Revson
(Related: Change, Attitude, Fate)

"I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Life, Morality, Action, Force, Weakness)

"I can't recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open - any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Control, Difficulty, Fate, Language, Open)

"When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Personality)

"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)

"Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Men, Fate)

"I can only say that one's individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself."
- Isaac Rosenberg
"In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He may come to regret that decision."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Leader, Decision, Fate, First, Majority, May, Presidency, Regret, Senate)

"The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Care, Reason, Words, Writing)

"Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Nature, Fate, First, Future, Nations)

"The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Time, Death, Thoughts, Fate, Worship)

"It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Fate, Ideals)

"When Karim and his group heard about Saddam coming, they wanted to kill him, but fate had other ideas."
- Saadi
(Related: Ideas, Fate)

"When I need a word and do not find it in French, I select it from other tongues, and the reader has either to understand or translate me. Such is my fate."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Fate, Word)

"Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Being, Burden, Decisions, Fate, Germany, Responsibility)

"A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration."
- Richard Schickel
(Related: Fate)

"Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Wisdom, Fate)

"To live alone is the fate of all great souls."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Fate)

"It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Cards, Difference, Fate, Play)

"Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Home, Enthusiasm, Muslim, Being, Fate, Rights, Palestine)

"Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: God, Nature, Fate, Fortune, Names)

"In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Act, Day, Fate)

"Suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate, But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain."
- Anna Seward
(Related: Soul, Blessings, Fate, Wrongs)

"The hand of fate had dipped into the ragbag of humanity."
- Jean Shepherd
(Related: Fate, Humanity)

"There is no armor against fate."
- James Shirley
(Related: Fate)

"The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade."
- James Shirley
(Related: Death, Blood, Fate, Kings, Poor, Shadows, State)

"Immortality - a fate worse than death."
- Edgar A. Shoaff
(Related: Death, Fate, Immortality)

"Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Time, Fate, Mind, Nothing, World)

"Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censorship is perfectly clear, the only studio movie with a big red box covering up a shot. I take pride in that - and, of course, in having avoided the fate of Eyes Wide Shut."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Censorship, Eyes, Fate, Pride)

"The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: People, America, Fate, Slavery, Today)

"In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence."
- Carl Spitteler
(Related: Financial, Fate, Independence, July)

"It is the fate of operating systems to become free."
- Neal Stephenson
(Related: Fate)

"I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Trust, Blind, Fate, Instinct)

"The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Fate, Parents)

"All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Fate, Nations)

"The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Country, Effect, Population, Promises)

"My whole life has been decided by fate."
- Sharon Tate
(Related: Life, Fate)

"How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy."
- Terence
(Related: Fate)

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

"It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Fate, Man)

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

"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Fate)

"In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!"
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Comfort, Country, Doubt, Fate, Support)

"People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Love, People, Character, Fate, Firmness, Necessity, Responsibility, Will)

"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Fate)

"One-third of our people were dangerously ill, getting worse hourly, and we felt sure of meeting the same fate, with death as our only prospect, which in such a country was much worse yet."
- Alvar N. C. de Vaca
(Related: Death, People, Country, Fate, Meeting)

"The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made in their own minds or hearts, as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Control, Choices, Queen, Snow)

"Wherever the fates lead us let us follow."
- Virgil
"Fate will find a way."
- Virgil
(Related: Fate, Will)

"Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Design, Circumstances, Clouds, Fate, State, Visit)

"As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Danger, Fate, Future, Nation, Responsibility, Right, World)

"If there's any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it's show business. You can plan and plan, but it's what happens to you that really determines what your career will be like."
- Sam Waterston
(Related: Business, Career, Fate, Will)

"The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world."
- Max Weber
(Related: Fate, World)

"Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle."
- Otto Weininger
(Related: Fate, Struggle)

"This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold, wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their fate since their great benefactor was dead, and though strong and brave men wept when I met them."
- Gideon Welles
(Related: Men, Day, Fate)

"Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life."
- Carolyn Wells
(Related: Age, Life, Fate, Old, Silly, State, Years, Youth)

"That fateful stretch of road has since been dubbed the Highway of Death."
- John Whitehead
(Related: Death, Road)

"The compulsion of fate is bitter."
- Christoph Martin Wieland
(Related: Fate)

"Man blindly works the will of fate."
- Christoph Martin Wieland
(Related: Fate, Man, Will)

"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)

"Man's fate in battle is worked out before the war begins."
- Charles Wilson
(Related: War, Battle, Fate, Man)

"I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Love, Clouds, Fate, Fight, Hate)

"Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on."
- Citium Zeno
(Related: Fate, Formula, Reason, World)

"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men."
- Emile Zola
(Related: Men, Fear, Animals, Fate, Importance)

"Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed."
- Stefan Zweig
(Related: Gods, Deed, Fate)