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Fate Quotes

In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man.
Above
Act
Authority
Days
Frank
Hang
Highest
Him
Man
May
Men
Nation
Other
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
Aim
Great
Leave
Life
Makes
Reached
Rest
Shakespeare
Try
The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.
Bad
Best
Cannot
Die
Early
Good
Late
Men
Suspend
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Committed
Deeds
Existence
Nothing
Prior
State
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.
America
Become
Description
Many
Our
Prophecy
Recognise
Remain
Them
Would
Woven
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.
After
Berkeley
Bishop
Destroyed
Experienced
Hand
His
Mind
Mr
Nothing
Remained
Similar
Time
The compulsion of fate is bitter.
Bitter
Compulsion
Man blindly works the will of fate.
Blindly
Man
Will
Works
Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
Deed
Even
Generous
Gods
Grant
Immortal
More
Mortal
Never
Rarely
Than
Too
Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life.
Age
Beg
Boon
Fears
Ills
Life
Middle
Old
Old age
Silly
Simple
State
Thousand
In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
Financial
Granted
Independence
July
Me
Suddenly
Nature, I have constantly argued in my work, is the real superpower of this godless universe. It is the ultimate disposer of human fate, randomly recarving geography over 10,000-year epochs.
Argued
Constantly
Geography
Godless
Human
Nature
Over
Randomly
Real
Superpower
Ultimate
Universe
Work
American policy seems to be wed to a perpetual state of war. Why? History shows that the world will always be in flux or turmoil, with different peoples competing for visibility and power. The U.S. cannot fix the fate of every nation.
Always
American
American policy
Cannot
Competing
Different
Every
Every nation
Fix
Flux
History
Nation
People
There are a whole lot of little tales told in 'Presumed Innocent,' whether it's about the Hobberly kid, who was an important witness who ends up assassinated, or an accountant named Marcy Lupino, who meets a horrible fate in a state penitentiary. There's less of that in 'Innocent,' and deliberately so.
About
Accountant
Deliberately
Ends
Horrible
Important
Innocent
Kid
Less
Little
Lot
Meets
Named
Check the price
for your project
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.
Apartment
Becomes
First
Future
Impotence
Miraculous
Nations
Nature
Uttered
I just reached the point where plot-driven novels don't hold my interest because I don't care about the fate of characters anymore - whether Emily marries Tom or not, that kind of thing.
About
Anymore
Because
Care
Characters
Emily
Hold
Interest
Just
Kind
Novels
Point
Reached
A writer has a difficult fate, but a Jewish writer has an especially difficult fate. His soul is torn; he lives on two streets with three languages. It is a misfortune to live on this sort of 'border,' and that is what I have experienced.
Border
Difficult
Experienced
He
His
Jewish
Languages
Live
Lives
Misfortune
Sort
Soul
Streets
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.
Anything
Because
Death
Devour
Doomed
Finds
Greater
He
Himself
His
Slave
Than
Things
It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
Destroys
Form
Idealists
Ideals
Obtain
Seems
Struggled
Which
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
Human
Human reason
More
Needs
Only
Reason
She
Strongly
Than
Will
Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
Changes
Commerce
Genius
Nations
This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
Hate
Kings
Love
May
Old
Principle
Traitor
Treason
True
To bear is to conquer our fate.
Bear
Conquer
Our
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.
Along
Been
Chess
Dice
Find
Gods
He
Late
Most
Out
Playing
Plays
Queens
How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.
Adding
Always
How
Least
Should
Those
Treasury
Unfair
Wealthy
Which
Who
Suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate, But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain.
Blessings
My soul
Remain
Soul
Suffer
Thy
Turn
Which
Wrongs
Fate will find a way.
Find
Way
Will
Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.
Against
Art
Man
Revolt
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
Born
Gifts
Having
Life
Made
Me
Poor
Poverty
Taught
Thank
True
True value
Useful
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.
Act
Acted
Being
Come
Every
Human
Human being
Individually
Made
Myself
Personally
Poverty
Responsible
Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered.
Almost
Down
Exception
Fountain
Gentle
Heavy
Hideous
Idiot
Inhabitants
Metal
Offered
Our
Planet
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.
Am
Captain
Charged
Gate
How
I am
Master
Matters
My soul
Punishments
Soul
Strait
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.
Above
Among
Clouds
Fight
Guard
Hate
Know
Love
Meet
Shall
Somewhere
Those
I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us.
Around
Believe
Bound
Connection
Control
Deny
Drought
Every
Every time
External
External world
I think
Know
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Causes
Dominion
Else
Final
God
Nature
Nothing
Providence
Without
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Blind
Former
Future
His
Knows
Mortal
State
I stand by 'Roots' as symbol of the fate of my people.
People
Roots
Stand
Symbol
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.
Am
Cannot
Captain
Directed
Extent
I am
Mastered
My soul
Nor
Only
Passenger
Some
Soul
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.
Again
Come
Life
Living
Living Life
Never
Nor
Pass
Tell
Therefore
Thou
Though
Today
Heart is what drives us and determines our fate.
Determines
Drives
Heart
Our
Us
In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!
Alone
Comfort
Country
Days
Doubt
Dreary
Free
Great
Language
Oh
Powerful
Righteous
Russian
Fate loves the fearless.
Fearless
Loves
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.
Character
Firmness
Having
Love
Make
Make Up
Necessity
Own
People
Responsibility
Taking
Them
Themselves
Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.
Ask
Bend
Books
Characters
Determines
Drives
Heart
Mavericks
Need
Our
Outsiders
Passionate
Questions
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.
Alive
Among
Anyone
Cannot
Come
Despair
Down
Hand
He
His
Life
Little
Needs
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
Full
Wisdom
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
Always
Art
Done
Effort
Evil
Good
Naturally
Product
Without
Working
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
Always
Believe
Blow
Cheers
Divine
Everything
Evils
Experience
Fair
Fears
Flood
Force
Friends
The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
Advance
Anvil
Does
Firm
Justice
Makes
Planted
Sword
Who
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Cannot
Scorn

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