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A door that seems to stand open must be a man's size, or it is not the door that Providence means for him. ~Henry Ward Beecher

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. ~Alexander Pope

A man's character is his fate. ~Heraclitus

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. ~Jean de La Fontaine

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. ~Marcus Aurelius

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny. ~Harry S. Truman

Alas, by the time Fate caught up with my life, Chance had it all planned. ~Robert Brault

All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. ~John Dryden

America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description. ~Ralph Ellison

And if you cannot remain indifferent, you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance in which the fate and condition of man is weighed. ~Lajos Kossuth

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Angels deliver Fate to our doorstep - and anywhere else it is needed. ~Jessi Lane Adams

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. ~Franz Kafka

Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate. ~Andre Malraux

Austerity need not be Europe's fate. ~Francois Hollande

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate. ~Sun Tzu

Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737. ~Sydney Smith

But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state? ~Alexander Pope

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Can you make a mistake and miss your fate? ~Sarah Jessica Parker

Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left. ~Ingrid Bergman

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Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. ~Albert Einstein

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. ~Albert Einstein

Destiny = our free will + God's free will ~Terri Guillemets

Even in political considerations, now-a-days, you have stronger motives to feel interested in the fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America. ~Lajos Kossuth

Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it. ~Alfred Adler

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art. ~Charles Baudelaire

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends. ~Jacques Delille

Fate is for losers. ~Doug Coupland

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like. ~Lemony Snicket

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat. ~Elizabeth Bowen

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Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate is written in the face. ~Federico Fellini

Fate laughs at probabilities. ~E.G. Bulwer-Lytton

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. ~Plutarch

Fate loves the fearless. ~James Russell Lowell

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them. ~Don Marquis

Fate will find a way. ~Virgil

Fate, Chance, God's Will - we all try to account for our lives somehow. What are the chances that two raindrops, flung from the heavens, will merge on a windowpane? Gotta be Fate. ~Robert Brault

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. ~Friedrich Schiller

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. ~Author Unknown

History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own? ~Christian Lous Lange

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History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. ~Thomas Huxley

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. ~Wilhelm von Humboldt

How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy. ~Terence

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate. ~Thomas Mann

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley

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. ~Buddha

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. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

I don't believe in fate. ~John Wooden

I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate. ~Lucan

I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love. ~William Butler Yeats

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I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life. ~Anatole France

I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It's like something else has other plans for me. ~Christopher Atkins

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way. ~Anais Nin

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. ~William McFee

I'm a very big believer in fate. ~Christopher Atkins

In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again. ~Jim Sensenbrenner

In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible. ~Ulrich Beck

It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools. ~E. M. Forster

It is sad when two people turn from the paths they're traveling, and their paths go on to cross without them. ~Robert Brault

It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions. ~Thomas Huxley

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It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth. ~Joseph Conrad

It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate. ~Henry David Thoreau

It makes me believe in fate. In most cases, the readings where I've been really bad have usually been the ones where I got the part. ~Robin Wright Penn

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals. ~Bertrand Russell

It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe. ~Henry James

It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential. ~Les Brown

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~e. e. cummings

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

Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again. ~Omar Khayyam

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. ~Kin Hubbard

Love cannot save you from your own fate. ~Jim Morrison

Love is not in our choice but in our fate. ~John Dryden

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him. ~Groucho Marx

Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not. ~Bhumibol Adulyadej

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. ~Sarah Jessica Parker

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along. ~Terry Pratchett

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Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan. ~Jack Schwartz

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger. ~Aldous Huxley

No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune. ~Plutarch

Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate. ~Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us! ~Pierre Corneille

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One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. ~Joan of Arc

Our destiny hides among our free choices, disguised as the free-est of all. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves. ~Ivan Turgenev

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood! ~Honore De Balzac

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. ~Alexander the Great

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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! ~John Dryden

Sometimes fate brings two people together by causing one to misinterpret a smile. ~Robert Brault

Sometimes what we believe as coincidence is really just getting ourselves caught in an angel booby trap. ~Terri Guillemets

Sometimes, perhaps, we are allowed to get lost that we may find the right person to ask directions of. ~Robert Brault

Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations. ~Salman Rushdie

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That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes. ~Michael Ondaatje

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate! ~Robert Browning

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

The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future. ~Angela Merkel

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men. ~Emile Zola

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The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world. ~Max Weber

The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the aristocracy of land if you do not show that you have some humanity still among you. ~James Larkin

The last I heard from my destiny, it wanted me to make a legal U-Turn at my next opportunity. ~Robert Brault

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour. ~Bertrand Russell

The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate. ~O. Henry

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There is an unseen life that dreams us. It knows our true direction and destiny. We can trust ourselves more than we realize and we need have no fear of change. ~John O'Donohue

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. ~Albert Camus

There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. ~Diana Trilling

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Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death. ~Pierre Corneille

To live alone is the fate of all great souls. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. ~Benjamin Disraeli

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody. ~R. Buckminster Fuller

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We cannot bear to regard ourselves simply as playthings of blind chance; we cannot admit to feeling ourselves abandoned. ~Ugo Betti

We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take. ~Gloria Estefan

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. ~Donald Trump

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. ~Carl Jung

When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. ~Dale Carnegie

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When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism. ~Robert Green Ingersoll

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. ~Norm Crosby

Whether it's destiny or fate or whatever, I don't think I could do a French Laundry anywhere else. ~Thomas Keller

You are fate's shadow or fate's sun, depending on which way you turn. ~Terri Guillemets

You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself. ~Doug Coupland

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