A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
-Jean de la Fontaine
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a
region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
Anatomy is destiny.
Biology is Destiny.
-Lois McMaster Bujold
Character is destiny.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us- by refusing our wishes and by
-Henri Frédéric Amiel
Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself
nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you're
about will come true. It's a kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to
your own self, because it's a fragile feeling, and you put it out there,
then someone will kill it. It's best to keep that all inside.
Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it
isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery or simple bad
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
Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that
everything that happens is accidental.
Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you
in the ass to do it.
Destiny urges me to a goal of which I am ignorant. Until that goal is
attained I am invulnerable, unassailable. When Destiny has accomplished
her purpose in me, a fly may suffice to destroy me.
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Every man is working out his destiny in his own way and nobody can be of
any help except by being kind, generous, and patient.
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the
-Thomas L. Peacock
I don't expect to retire. Every man must work, that's his natural
I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny.
Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of
history are running in another direction.
-Richard M. Nixon
I was hardly fit for human society. Thus destiny shaped me to be a
science fiction writer.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of
destiny can be handled at a time.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
It's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
Let a man accept his destiny. No pity and no tears.
Loneliness is the way by which destiny endeavors to lead man to himself.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard
Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count
on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst
of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than
the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges
for himself on this earth.
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill
Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
May the men who hold the destiny of peoples in their hands, studiously
avoid anything that might cause the present situation to deteriorate and
become even more dangerous.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they
-John Oliver Hobbes
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of life are made. Destiny
is known silently.
Our history is not our destiny.
Sometimes in life you have an appointment with destiny, and sometimes
you just have to get destiny to squeeze you in.
The deeds of a man, not the words of a prophecy, are what shape his
The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead
us into it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Usually the woman has an appointment with destiny, and the man just
happens to be there.
We are not permitted to chose the frame of our destiny. But what we put
in it is ours.
We must always take risks. That is our destiny.
We write our own destiny. We become what we do.
-Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.