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Quotes of the day: Destiny
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Published Friday, February 13, 2015 @ 7:42 PM EST
Feb 13 2015

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

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 social destiny.
-Aldous Huxley

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.
-Woodrow Wilson

Anatomy is destiny.
-Sigmund Freud

Biology is Destiny.
-Lois McMaster Bujold

Character is destiny.
-Heraclitus

Destiny has two ways of crushing us- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
-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.
-Bob Dylan

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 luck.
-Joseph Heller

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.
-Nora Ephron

Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to do it.
-Henry Miller

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.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
-Bob Marley

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.
-Henry Miller

I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
-Thomas L. Peacock

I don't expect to retire. Every man must work, that's his natural destiny.
-Henry Ford

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.
-Brian Aldiss

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
-Winston Churchill

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

It's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
-Coco Chanel

Let a man accept his destiny. No pity and no tears.
-Euripides

Loneliness is the way by which destiny endeavors to lead man to himself.
-Hermann Hesse

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.
-Jean-Paul Sartre

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
-Paul Tillich

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
-Robert Burton

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.
-Albert Schweitzer

Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
-John Oliver Hobbes

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of life are made. Destiny is known silently.
-Agnes DeMille

Our history is not our destiny.
-Alan Cohen

Sometimes in life you have an appointment with destiny, and sometimes you just have to get destiny to squeeze you in.
-Robert Brault

The deeds of a man, not the words of a prophecy, are what shape his destiny.
-Lloyd Alexander

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.
-Robert Brault

We are not permitted to chose the frame of our destiny. But what we put in it is ours.
-Dag Hammarskjold

We must always take risks. That is our destiny.
-T.S. Eliot

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.
-Samuel Beckett

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(February 14 is the birthday of George Jean Nathan and Paul Tsongas.)


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