Destiny Quotes

Hanging and Riving goes by destiny.

William Shakespeare

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

French Proverb

Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.

Henry Miller

Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Bierce

Anatomy is destiny.

Sigmund Freud

Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection never our lot.

J. Weber

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Tyron Edwards

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny

Tryon Edwards

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Frank Outlaw

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Agnes De Mille 1908

I don\'t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Jean de La Fontaine

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

No man of woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny.

William Cullen Bryant

Alas! we are the sport of destiny.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

John Oliver Hobbes

We sow our thoughts and reap our actions. We sow our actions and reap our habits. We sow our habits and reap our character. We sow our character, and we reap our destiny.


The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.

Alexander Pope

I believe every person is created as the steward of his or her destiny with great power for a specific purpose to share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love.


Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz
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