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Destiny Quotes


These are some of the best 'Destiny' quotations and sayings.

Control your own destiny or someone else will.

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

Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. - The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. - On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. - And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.

Destiny is the scapegoat which we make responsible for all our crimes and follies; a necessity which we set down for invincible when we have no wish to strive against it.

Every man meets his Waterloo at last.

I do not mean to expose my ideas to ingenious ridicule by maintaining that everything happens to every man for the best; but I will contend, that he who makes the best use of it, fulfills the part of a wise and good man.

If the course of human affairs be considered, it will be seen that many things arise against which heaven does not allow us to guard.

Man proposes, but God disposes.

Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.

No man of woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny.

Nothing comes to pass but what God appoints. - Our fate is decreed, and things do not happen by chance, but every man's portion of joy or sorrow is predetermined.

Philosophers never stood in need of Homer or the Pharisees to be convinced that everything is done by immutable laws; that everything is settled; that everything is the necessary effect of some previous cause.

That which God writes on thy forehead, thou wilt come to it.

That which is not allotted the hand cannot reach; and what is allotted you will find wherever you may be.

The clew of our destiny, wander where we will, lies at the foot of the cradle.

The wheels of nature are not made to roll backward: everything presses on toward eternity: from the birth of time an impetuous current has set in, which bears all the sons of men toward that interminable ocean. Meanwhile heaven is attracting to itself whatever is congenial to its nature, is enriching itself by the spoils of earth, and collecting within its capacious bosom whatever is pure, permanent, and divine.

There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

We are but as the instrument of Heaven. Our work is not design, but destiny.

We are but the instruments of heaven; our work is not design, but destiny.