Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.
But now our fate from unmomentous things, may rise like rivers out of little springs.
The men and woman who make the best boon companions seem to have given up hope of doing something else...some defect of talent or opportunity has cut them off from their pet ambition and has thus left them with leisure to take an interest in their lives of others. Your ambition may be, it makes him keep his thoughts at home. But the heartbroken people -- if I may use the word in a mild, benevolent sense -- the people whose wills are subdued to fate, give us consolation, recognition, and welcome.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost.
We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
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!
Whatever limits us we call fate.
If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
I do not know beneath what sky nor on what seas shall be thy fate; I only know it shall be high, I only know it shall be great.
Chance generally favors the prudent.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
THOU, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
Fate keeps on happening.
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
The wheel goes round and round, some are up and some are on the down, and still the wheel goes round.
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
One must either be the hammer or the anvil.
Every one is the architect of his own fortune.
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.
The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.
Men at sometime are the masters of their fate.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings.
There is tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries; on such a full sea we are now afloat; and we must take the current the clouds folding and unfolding beyond the horizon. when it serves, or lose our ventures.
There is no armor against fate.
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
Our fate, whatever it is to be, will be overcome by patience under it.
Wherever the fates lead us let us follow.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
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Shaped fate is the resultant of sharpened focus
Pity those who Nature abuses, never those who abuse Nature.