Fate Quotes

Fate with impartial hand turns out the doom of high and low; her capacious urn is constantly shaking the names of all mankind.


Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate.

Alexander Pope

Man blindly works the will of fate.

Christoph Martin Wieland

There is no armour against fate.

James Shirley

We seal our fate with the choices we make.

Gloria Estefan

Fate throws fortune, but not everyone catches.

Polish Proverb

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

Let nothing distract us from being happy, let nothing else determine our fate, but ourselves.

Olehile Fischer Thataone

We create our fate every day we live.

Henry Miller

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.

Amy Tan

Each man the architect of his own fate.

Appius Claudius

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

We make our fortunes and we call them fate.

Benjamin Disraeli

It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.

Thomas Mann

I'm not a religious person, so I'm not a hardcore fate fan but I guess it's got me thinking about that.

Caroline Dhavernas

Each one of us is the architect of his own fate; and he is unfortunate indeed who will try to build himself without the inspiration of God, without realizing that he grows from within, not from without.

David McKay

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

Be still, sad heart! And cease repining; behind the clouds is the sun still shining; thy fate is the common fate of all, into each life some rain must fall.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.


Holy shadows of the dead, Im not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people, to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.

Alexander III

Wide open and unguarded stand our gates, Named of the four winds, North, South, East and West; Portals that lead to an enchanted land Here, it is written, Toil shall have its wage And Honor honor, and the humblest man Stand level with the highest in the law. Of such a land have men in dungeons dreamed And with the vision brightening in their eyes Gone smiling to the fagot and the sword. O Liberty, white Goddess! is it well To leave the gates unguarded? On thy breast Fold Sorrows children, soothe the hurts of Fate, Lift the down-trodden, but with hand of steel Stay those who to thy sacred portals come To waste the gifts of Freedom.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Since I won't let the critics seal my fate, they keep hollering I'm full of hate. But they don't really hurt me none, 'cause I'm doing good and having fun.

Muhammad Ali

If thou think defeat is the end of thee, then go not forth to fight, even though thou be the stronger. For Fate is not purchased by any man nor is Power bound over to her possessors. But defeat is not the end, it is only a gate or a beginning.

Sri Aurobindo
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