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

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“Something is going on everywh... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
“Something is going on everywhere, most of which no one understands.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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A wise one determines his own ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
A wise one determines his own fate. 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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"Life tempers all." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Every man heals himself. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Every man heals himself. Janet Morris

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I won't go back and live in th... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
I won't go back and live in the sea again. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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The fates lead the willing, an... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling. Seneca the Younger

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In every age he had ever studi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
In every age he had ever studied, doomsayers abounded. No millennium is attractive to the man immured in it; enough prophecies have been made in antiquity that one who desires, in any age, to take the position that apocalypse is at hand can easily defend it. He would not join that dour order; he would not worry about anything but Tempus, and the matter awaiting his attention. Janet Morris

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To save something, where preci... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
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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‎"Niko and his women will be the death of all the Stepsons yet." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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“Why is it we are always the t... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
“Why is it we are always the targets of the angry Fates? Twice as many men of ours met harm as did theirs, since we’ve come here.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Wherever the fates lead us let... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. Virgil

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Haste breeds error; error bree... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Haste breeds error; error breeds woe. Janet Morris

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"Be careful what you pray for." Janet Morris

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

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‎What doesn't bend must break,... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
‎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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"Learn when to fear, and how to fear, and how much to fear, before you squander all you have left." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"But she has found real love, and love can heal and save." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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There is tide in the affairs o... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About 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. William Shakespeare

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

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“This is for you. A mage name... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
“This is for you. A mage named Randal told me to give it to the Band if you ever came back. ‘It surmounts evil,’ he told me, ‘keeps doom at bay.’” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Fate rules the affairs of men,... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order. Seneca the Younger

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Our fate, whatever it is to be... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Our fate, whatever it is to be, will be overcome by patience under it. Virgil

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If cities have souls, Sanctuar... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
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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"One lot apiece, one chance to undo an error or secure a fate." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Everything that exists is in a... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. Marcus Aurelius

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It is not in the stars to hold... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings. William Shakespeare

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Men at sometime are the master... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Men at sometime are the masters of their fate. William Shakespeare

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Fate leads him who follows it,... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. Plutarch

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Death and life have their dete... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. Confucius

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Accept fate, and move on. Don'... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.

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There is but one philosophy an... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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Sail on ship of state, sail on... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Sail on ship of state, sail on, I union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, with all its hopes of future years, is hanging on thy fate! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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We make our fortunes and we ca... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
We make our fortunes and we call them fate. Benjamin Disraeli

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The less we deserve good fortu... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. Molière

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Whatever limits us we call fat... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Whatever limits us we call fate. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The men and woman who make the... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
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. John Jay Chapman

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The wheel of fortune turns rou... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost. Confucius

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Tempted fate will leave the lo... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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The lofty pine is oftenest sha... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain. Horace

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When an inner situation is not... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. Carl Jung

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Human reason needs only to wil... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate. Thomas Mann

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Chance is always powerful. Let... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. Ovid

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Throw a lucky man into the sea... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.

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Fate leads the willing, and dr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant. Seneca the Younger

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It's the niceties that make th... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards. Arthur Schopenhauer

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One must either be the hammer ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
One must either be the hammer or the anvil.

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Chance is a word void of sense... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause. Voltaire

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Fate keeps on happening. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quotes About Fate
Fate keeps on happening. Anita Loos