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Destiny Quotes

In life, you can never really tell where you are headed. However, if you do know, there still is fate or destiny that can play a huge role in influencing your direction and the sense of it. This is why it is imperative to watch your thoughts, for they become words and words can go on to become actions. Actions can become habits, habits can become character and finally character can become your destiny. This is why most people believe that your destiny really lies in your hands. Go ahead and read on to gain access to a wide array of quotes on fate or destiny!

Henry Miller

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

Omar Khayyam

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.

Eric Hoffer

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.

Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

Thomas Mann

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

Kin Hubbard

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Paulo Coelho

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.

Carl Sandburg

Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Ambrose Bierce

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.

John F. Kennedy

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

Leonardo da Vinci

I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.

Albert Camus

Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.

Venus Williams

I knew my destiny was to be in the winner's circle. There were times along the way where I didn't make it there. But I felt my destiny was definitely to win big titles, win lots of titles.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Jimmy Carter

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.

George Santayana

Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power.

Robert Louis Stevenson

When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.