Fate Quotes

Art is a revolt against fate.

Andre Malraux

Statesman only talk of fate when they have blundered

Benito Mussolini

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.

Alexander Pope

I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.


Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise, for the result is waste of time and general stagnation.

Sun Tzu

Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.

Ambrose Bierce

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

Robert Green Ingersoll

After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate.

Nguyen Cao Ky

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As - fail

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life

Carolyn Wells

Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion - what a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate

Henry David Thoreau

Your intelligence is measured by those around you; if you spend your days with idiots you seal your own fate.


The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.


A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character

Otto Bauer

Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as blessing every day that Fate allows you.


kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

e.e. cummings

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

Lemony Snicket

Angels deliver Fate to our doorstep - and anywhere else it is needed.

Jessi Lane Adams

Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.

Lord Byron

Stern fate and time Will have their victims; and the best die first, Leaving the bad still strong, though past their prime, To curse the hopeless world they ever curs'd Vaunting vile deeds, and vainest of the worst.

Ebenezer Elliott

Fate steals along with silent tread, Found oftenest in what least we dread; Frowns in the storm with angry brow, But in the sunshine strikes the blow.

William Cowper

Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.

Publilius Syrus

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.

Diana Trilling

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.

Albert Camus
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