I do not believe in fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act.
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
Fate is not quite as strange as it appears.
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
Man’s character is his fate.
Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Fate – everything happens for a reason. And when fate happens look for the good in it as it is there.
Everything comes gradually at its appointed hour.
Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
Do not worry about the future for it is not yet come. Live each day in the present and make it beautiful.
Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
A true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
The fate of a nation has often depended upon the good or bad digestion of a prime minister.
Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us…. by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Each man is the architect of his own fate.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
It is a fundamental error to try to subject our own fate at call costs to our will. Our will is a function regulated by reflection; hence it is dependent on the quality of that reflection.
When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make a lemonade.
He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.
Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill.
Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should we desire to be deceived ?
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
The man of the past is alive in us today to a degree undreamt of before the war, and in the last analysis what is the fate of great nations but a summation of the psychic changes in individuals ?
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
I do not know beneath what sky nor on what seas shall be thy fate; I only know it shall be high, I only know it shall be great.
The future was with Fate. The present was our own.
Resolved to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her.