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From Romeo And Julietto To Oedipus, The Best Quotes About Fate

Here’s a selection of Fate Quotes, covering topics such as love, life, inspiration and destiny.

We really hope you enjoy these quotes and that they give you something to think about.

Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.
Marissa Meyer

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
Hermann Hesse

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.

Whoever yields properly to Fate, is deemedWise among men, and knows the laws of heaven.

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
Carl Jung

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.
Amy Tan

I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.
Ronald Reagan

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…
John Lennon

As we move through life, the force of fate creates events that we only appreciate when we reflect on our existence.
Ronald Harmon

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.
Lemony Snicket

Maybe Fate isn’t the pond you swim in but the fisherman floating on top of it, letting you run the line wild until you are weary enough to be reeled back in.
Jodi Picoult

There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
Napoleon Bonaparte

It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.
Henry David Thoreau

Albert grunted. “do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
mort thought for a moment.
“no,” he said eventually, “what?”
there was silence.
then albert straightened up and said, “damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve ’em right.
Terry Pratchett

Nothing happens by chance, my friend… No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.
Richard Bach

When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be.
Julia Glass

Fate,” blue replied, glowering at her mother, “is a very weighty word to throw around before breakfast.
Maggie Stiefvater

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
Donald Trump

The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.
Oscar Wilde

Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We’re on some path that’s set since we’re born, but I still believe we can change some things. So I believe in my faith, but I still don’t believe in my fate.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.
Thomas Sowell

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
Sun Tzu

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
Joan of Arc

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Gautama Buddha

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

We may become the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets.
Karl Popper

I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.
Fannie Flagg

Fate’s sentence written on the brow no hand can e’er efface.

Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
Les Brown

No power or virtue of man could ever have deserved that what has been fated should not have taken place.
Marcellinus Ammianus

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Albert Einstein

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone.
William James

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Albert Camus

We seal our fate with the choices we make.
Gloria Estefan

Do not be afraid; our fate
cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.
Dante Alighieri

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
Elizabeth Bowen

Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate.
James Allen

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Many men would take the death sentence without a whimper to escape the life sentence which Fate carries in her hand.
T.E. Lawrence

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.
Franz Kafka

Some things are destined to be — it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.
J.R. Ward

Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. And you’ll survive.
Cassandra Clare

We create our fate every day we live.
Henry Miller

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
Groucho Marx

Funding for the original manned Voyager Mars Program was scratched in 1968, before humans had gotten out of Low Earth Orbit. Mid-’60s plans for a Venus fly-by with astronauts actually flying by it met the same fate.
P. J. O’Rourke

“do you think it was destiny that brought us together?”
he squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. “no. I’m pretty sure it was cinder.
Marissa Meyer

It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
Marcus Aurelius

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
Allen Saunders

It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.
Joseph Conrad

Man may his fate foresee, but not prevent …’Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
John Webster

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how i’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Amor fati – “love your fate”, which is in fact your life.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.
Paulo Coelho

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
Harry S Truman

Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?
some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.
Emery Allen

What’s meant to be will always find a way.
Trisha Yearwood

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.
Lisa Kleypas

Mitt Romney’s energy policy is a relic of the 19th century. We need a 21st century plan. The fate of the planet is at stake.
Bernie Sanders

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
Thomas Merton

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.
William Ernest Henley

Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling.

It lies not in our power to love, or hate,For will in us is over-rul’d by fate.
Christopher Marlowe

If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.
Viktor E. Frankl

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.
Kamran Hamid

I don’t believe in fate.
John Wooden

No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.
Rick Riordan

You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.

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.
Marcus Aurelius

A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of privet drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin dudley…he couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “to harry potter – the boy who lived!.
J.K. Rowling

I was in the biggest breakdown of my life when I stopped crying long enough to let the words of my epiphany really sink in. That whore, karma, had finally made her way around, and had just b*tch-slapped me right across the face. The realization only made me cry harder.
Jennifer Salaiz

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Seán O’Casey

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

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