Destiny and Fate

"We must always take risks. That is our destiny."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Destiny is a lie. Destiny is justification for atrocity. It is the means by which murderers armour themselves against reprimand. It is a word intended to stand in place of ethics, denying all moral context."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil; all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The lottery: a tax on people who flunked math."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Opportunity knocks only once."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Destiny is for people who are too lazy to create alternate timelines."

Richard Stevens III
Richard Stevens III "Diesel Sweeties"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man may be the captain of his fate, but is also the victim of his blood sugar."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a terrible warning."

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Control your own destiny or someone else will."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A poet is a combination of an instrument and a human being in one person, with the former gradually taking over the latter. The sensation of this takeover is responsible for timbre; the realization of it, for destiny."

Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky
Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky "Less Than One: Selected Essays"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"That's life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare "The Tempest"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only by default or stupendous suffering."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance."

Aeschylus "The Libation Bearers"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much."

Amelia E. Barr
Amelia E. Barr "The Belle of Bolling Green"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the evitable."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."

Rating: 6.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cause and effect, the chancellors of God."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Chance is only the measure of our ignorance."

Henri Poincare
Henri Poincare "The Foundations of Science"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 it will."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us."

Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man - who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Destiny is what we work toward. The future doesn't exist yet. Fate is for losers."

Douglas Coupland
Douglas Coupland "Girlfriend in a Coma"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The dictates of the heart are the voice of fate."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny."

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We used to think our fate was in our stars. Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes. "

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't let time take control of your destiny. Let your destiny take control of your time."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We may become the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets."

Karl Popper
Karl Popper "The Open Society and Its Enemies"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can't escape destiny if it has beautiful eyes."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To say that my fate is not attached to your fate is like saying "Your side of the boat is sinking.""

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every man is working out his destiny in his own way and nobody can be of any help except by being kind, generous, and patient."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In all lives, there is a date where destiny forks either towards catastrophe or towards success."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is a fine line between coincidence and fate."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Fate is only for those unable to control their own futures."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)