Destiny Quotes

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. A mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.

Dag Hammarskjld

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.

Octavia E. Butler

Men do not shape destiny. Destiny produces the man for the hour.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

There is nothing in your destiny, nothing in your future that you cannot accomplish.

Larry King

Destiny and history are untidy.

Djuna Barnes

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Paulo Coelho

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

Robert Burton

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.

Williams Jenning Bryan

Human migration beyond Earth is our destiny, not as in something preordained, but in the sense of it being inevitable and necessary. The lot of humanity seems to be that of expanding consciousness into new territory.

Vanna Bonta

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.

Alfred A. Montapert

When you surrender and release the illusion of control, you begin to free-fall toward your destiny of a grand reunion with your original-self; a self uncorrupted by the worlds false lessons of fear and control.

Bryant McGill

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings.

William Shakespeare

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

For rarely man escapes his destiny.

Ludovico Ariosto

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.

R. D. Laing

The alienated human individual is bound to society as a whole by an invisible umbilical cord: the law of value. It acts upon all facets of his life, shaping his road and his destiny.

Che Guevara

Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny.

Henry Hancock

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.

Henry A. Kissinger

Marriage is ever made by destiny.

George Chapman

We must trust our soul's noncallings as well as its callings. Destiny seems to have very specific ideas about what each of us should be doing on the planet, and our greatest personal fulfillment always lies in those directions and none other.

Dianne Skafte

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.

Paul Tsongas

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.

Paulo Coelho

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
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