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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Destiny (49 Quotations)

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

 

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Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny.
~ Catherine Booth

 

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I have a feeling this is destiny. [On the eve of her third marriage]
~ Christie Brinkley

 

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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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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 write our own destiny; we become what we do.
~ Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

 

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It appears I am destined for something; I will live.
~ Robert Clive

 

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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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I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
~ Princess of Wales Diana

 

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A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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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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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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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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Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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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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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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Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.
~ Edward M. Forster

 

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I must in the face of a storm, think, live and die as a king.
~ Frederick The Great (Frederick II)

 

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