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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Fate (47 Quotations)

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Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
~ Marcus Aurelius

 

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Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
~ Marcus Aurelius

 

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

 

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Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.
~ Lord Byron

 

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But now our fate from unmomentous things, may rise like rivers out of little springs.
~ Campbell

 

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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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Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
~ Confucius

 

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The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, ''I shall today be uppermost.''
~ Confucius

 

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We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Whatever limits us we call fate.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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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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