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Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.


What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.

William Rounseville Alger

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.

Samuel Beckett

Thoughts lead to acts, acts lead to habits, habits lead to character - and our character will determine our eternal destiny.

Ezra Taft Benson

O Logic: born gatekeeper to the Temple of Science, victim of capricious destiny: doomed hitherto to be the drudge of pedants: come to the aid of thy master, Legislation.

Jeremy Bentham

DESTINY, n. A tyrant's authority for crime and fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is a divine meaning of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and me.

Martin Buber

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 Bryan

These struggling tides of life that seem in wayward, aimless course to tend, are eddies of the mighty stream that rolls to its appointed end.

William Cullen Bryant

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

G. K. Chesterton

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another's.


Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.


Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.


There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.

Oscar Wilde