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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings.
Men at sometime are the masters of their fate.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
One must either be the hammer or the anvil.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost.
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
Whatever limits us we call fate.
We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
Wherever the fates lead us let us follow.
Our fate, whatever it is to be, will be overcome by patience under it.
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.
Fate keeps on happening.
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!
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!
Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
There is no armor against fate.
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.
The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.
It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
Every one is the architect of his own fortune.
The wheel goes round and round, some are up and some are on the down, and still the wheel goes round.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
But now our fate from unmomentous things, may rise like rivers out of little springs.
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.

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