Quotations The Best Quotes About Destiny  

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A list of the best destiny quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous destiny quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic destiny quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational destiny quotes from that same writer.

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"There are stranger things here than Thebans know about….” Janet Morris

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To save something, where preci... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
To save something, where precious little can be saved. Again and again. To tip a balance, change destiny, trick fate. Chris Morris, Critias

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"One lot apiece, one chance to undo an error or secure a fate." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"You know you're fated. Nothing matters as much as the fate of the city. As you said, you've lived on the sword's point all your life...." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"It's in the god's hands" Janet Morris, Bashir

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"Humans create their futures every day of every year; only you can alter your worlds." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Hug my crack. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Hug my crack. Janet Morris, Critias

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Haste breeds error; error bree... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Haste breeds error; error breeds woe. Janet Morris

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"If the gods sent you to fight here, then the gods are fools." Janet Morris

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A wise one determines his own ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
A wise one determines his own fate. Janet Morris

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“Something is going on everywh... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
“Something is going on everywhere, most of which no one understands.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Every man heals himself. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Every man heals himself. Janet Morris

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"Men make their own fates -- it's personal, not a matter for debate" Janet Morris

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The Fates are here because of ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
The Fates are here because of supernal anger, celestial imbalance, and arrogance of men and gods that must be curbed. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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‎What doesn't bend must break,... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
‎What doesn't bend must break, when dooms are apportioned and destiny takes the lead. As it will now, and as it must, until this struggle ends. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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“Makes you wonder if the gods ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
“Makes you wonder if the gods are always right.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Nature has a surer plan than mortals can devise." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Look to the souls of Your own ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Look to the souls of Your own soldiers, God, who labor in Thine awful cause. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"What would the world be without him, and those like him?" Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Stop grieving. Start giving t... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Stop grieving. Start giving thanks to me. You live to fight on other days. Janet Morris

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Gods colliding, ethos and myth... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Gods colliding, ethos and mythos trying to combine. The Sacred Band caught up in a whirlwind not of any god's devising: he and Niko had wanted to save twenty-three pairs of fated Theban fighters. Now everything feels fated and fighting oversweeps its boundaries of time and place and plane. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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If cities have souls, Sanctuar... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
If cities have souls, Sanctuary's was troubled long before Tempus got here, and will be troubled long after he and his are gone. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"War's balance will prevail." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Life tempers all." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Such as we are made of, such w... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Such as we are made of, such we be. William Shakespeare

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The destiny of man is in his o... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
The destiny of man is in his own soul Herodotus

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A consistent soul believes in ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance. Benjamin Disraeli

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"At one end of the continuum known as history are first-time events that have generated notable measures of public recognition due to either a positive or negative impact... " Aberjhani

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I must in the face of a storm,... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
I must in the face of a storm, think, live and die as a king. Frederick II of Prussia

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Remember that you are an actor... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
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. Epictetus

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And the high destiny of the in... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way. Albert Einstein

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"Stars wishing upon the potential of humans shine faithfully on." Aberjhani

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Destiny is an absolutely defin... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say no. I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible. Aleister Crowley

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More than anything else, I bel... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. Tony Robbins

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We are not permitted to choose... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. Dag Hammarskjöld

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A strict belief, fate is the w... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers. Epictetus

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Destiny is not a matter of cha... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
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

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Destiny. A tyrant's authority ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure. Ambrose Bierce

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Thoughts lead on to purposes; ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. Tryon Edwards

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What do I know of man's destin... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes. Samuel Beckett

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The law of harvest is to reap ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. James Allen

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Only by joy and sorrow does a ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Man's ultimate destiny is to b... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Man's ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures. Alfred A. Montapert

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Not without a shudder may the ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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He that is born to be hanged s... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.

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If a man is destined to drown,... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.

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Fate, then, is a name for fact... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
Fate, then, is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought; for causes which are unpenetrated. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I knew what my job was; it was... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them. Diana^! Princess of Wales

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I believe that you control you... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it Leo Buscaglia

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We are no more free agents tha... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quotes About Destiny
We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu