Destiny quotes

  • Our choices determine our destiny
    -- A. R. Bernard

    #Destiny #Choices #Determine

  • The Land of Israel will be small, but the people of Israel will make it great. Not in opulence, but in eminence will their destiny be fulfilled, and the elixir of their pride will be distilled not out of dominion or far-flung borders, but out of the faithful and skillful building of the good society.
    -- Abba Hillel Silver

    #Pride #Destiny #Israel

  • When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other's destiny.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Destiny #Soul #Lifetime

  • Geography is destiny.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Destiny #Geography

  • The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Motivational #Destiny #Omission

  • Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Destiny #Omission #Our Actions

  • I'm a great believer in geography being destiny.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Destiny #Geography #Believer

  • The future belongs to you. Should anyone insult you, tell yourself this: I am a child of destiny who will unite East and West and change the world.
    -- Adeline Yen Mah

    #Children #Destiny #East

  • I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you're the author of your own destiny.
    -- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    #Believe #Destiny #Care

  • I was not in agreement with the sharp anti-Semitic tone, but from time to time I read arguments which gave me some food for thought. At all events, these occasions slowly made me acquainted with the man and the movement, which in those days guided Vienna's destinies: Dr. Karl Lueger and the Christian Social Party.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Party #Destiny

  • When over long periods of human history I scrutinized the activity of the Jewish people, suddenly there arose up in me the fearful question whether inscrutable Destiny, perhaps for reasons unknown to us poor mortals, did not, with eternal and immutable resolve, desire the final victory of this little nation.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Destiny #Long #People

  • In my opinion what distinguishes the Bible from the other books is its sense of time. Its first concern is to establish a calendar. Then it traces a genealogy. It imposes rhythms, it orders, it operates, it does not abandon the earth where its destiny must be fulfilled and whose own destiny must be fulfilled by it. Its history will be that of men and not of idle gods. The whole spirit must become incarnate and explore the possible.
    -- Adrienne Monnier

    #Bible #Book #Destiny

  • Poetry can add its grain to an accumulation of consciousness against the idea that there is no alternative - that we're just in the great flow of capitalism and it can never be any different - that this is human destiny, this is human nature.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Destiny #Ideas #Different

  • Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Destiny #Men #Waiting

  • Long tarries destiny, But comes to those who pray.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Destiny #Long #Praying

  • As long as men will not be freed from their errors and delusions, humanity will not be able to go towards ("marcher vers", Fr.) the accomplishment of its true destinies.
    -- African Spir

    #Destiny #Men #Errors

  • The essence of spirituality is the duty to live to its full the glorious destiny of being human. The purpose of religion should be to empower all people in this adventure of living with dignity and fulfillment.
    -- Agnivesh

    #God #Adventure #Destiny

  • Our future is our sense of common destiny.
    -- Ahmet Davutoglu

    #Destiny #Common #Our Future

  • I couldn't think. The basics of my life seemed altered and thrown into question. After all, our families--our ancestors--are our identities. Biology is destiny. I'm not who you think I am, I had said to T.J. the last time I'd seen him. Maybe I wasn't who I'd thought I was either.
    -- Aimee Friedman

    #Destiny #Thinking #Identity

  • Most worshippers of God are intent on the advancement of their own destiny, not on His worship. In India, no one has ever claimed to be a prophet. The reason is that claims to divinity are customary.
    -- Akbar

    #Destiny #Hypocrisy #India

  • No matter what happens around us, or to us, through love, our soul reaches immortality, conquering all dimensions and all destinies.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Destiny #Soul #Matter

  • So, if anatomy is destiny then testosterone is doom.
    -- Al Goldstein

    #Fate #Destiny #Doom

  • The absolute contingency of the encounter takes on the appearance of destiny. The declaration of love marks the transition from chance to destiny and that's why it is so perilous and so burdened with a kind of horrifying stage fright.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Destiny #Encounters #Transition

  • On n'e  chappe pas a'   son sort. One cannot escape destiny.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Son #Destiny

  • To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Attitude #Past #Destiny

  • Our history is not our destiny.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Future #Destiny #Our Destiny

  • Whether we like it or not, we are all on a journey, a Quest if you will, every day of our lives, and the path we must take is full of perils, and our destiny can never be predicted in advance.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Journey #Destiny #Quests

  • And it's a human need to be told stories. The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Destiny #Where We Come #Needs

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

    #Change #Fate #Destiny

  • No longer were there individual destinies; only a collective destiny, made of plague and emotions shared by all.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Destiny #Emotion #Individual

  • What, in fact, is a novel but a universe in which action is endowed with form, where final words are pronounced, where people possess one another completely, and where life assumes the aspect of destiny?
    -- Albert Camus

    #Destiny #People #Fiction

  • The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in which they participated wholeheartedly. To rebel against nature amounted to rebelling against oneself. It was butting one's head against a wall.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Wall #Destiny #Rebel

  • I am a stronger follower of Veganism by principle, not just because of moral and aesthetic reasons. I truly believe in a Vegetarian lifestyle and I have faith and hopes in change in human destiny, thanks to the physical effects and benefits of a healthier diet and its influence on the character of the people. It will bring about some benefit and improvement to human society.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Believe #Character #Destiny

  • Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Destiny #Vegetarianism #World

  • There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies. At such moments one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable; life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only Being.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Moving #Destiny #Life And Death

  • But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people--first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Reflection #Destiny #Ties

  • [O]nly if every individual strives for truth can humanity attain a happier future; the atavisms in each of us that stand in the way of a friendlier destiny can only thus be rendered ineffective.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Destiny #Humanity #Atheism

  • Human beings are not condemned, because of their biological constitution, to annihilate each other or to be at the mercy of a cruel, self-inflicted fate.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Fate #Destiny #Men

  • Whatever may be, I am still largely the creator and ruler of my emotional destiny.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Responsibility #Destiny #Emotional

  • There’s a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost, that the ship has sailed, and that only a fool would continue. The truth is, I’ve always been a fool.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Fighting #Destiny #Men

  • If the Soul sees, after death , what passes on this earth , and watches over the welfare of those it loves, then must its greatest happiness consist in seeing the current of its beneficent influences widening out from age to age, as rivulets widen into rivers, and aiding to shape the destinies of individuals, families, States, the World; and its bitterest punishment, in seeing its evil influences causing mischief and misery , and cursing and afflicting men, long after the frame it dwelt in has become dust, and when both name and memory are forgotten.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Memories #Destiny #Men

  • To sow, that others may reap; to work and plant for those that are to occupy the earth when we are dead; to project our influences far into the future, and live beyond our time; to rule as the Kings of Thought, over men who are yet unborn; to bless with the glorious gifts of Truth and Light and Liberty those who will neither know the name of the giver, nor care in what grave his unregarded ashes repose, is the true office of a Mason and the proudest destiny of a man.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Kings #Destiny #Men

  • The elemental fact, present in our consciousness every moment of our existence, is: I am life that wills to live, in the midst of life that wills to live.... The essence of the humane spirit is: Preserve life, promote life, help life to achieve its highest destiny. The essence of Evil is: Destroy life, harm life, hamper the development of life
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Cute #Destiny #Essence

  • Life will drag us kicking and screaming to our destiny if we try to escape it.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Destiny #Trying #Kicking

  • Destiny is saying yes to the calling we were born with.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Destiny #Saying Yes #Calling

  • Thought of the incomprehensible sequence of changes and chances that make up a life, all the beauties and horrors and absurdities whose conjunctions create the uninterpretable and yet divinely significant pattern of human destiny.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Destiny #Patterns #Chance

  • And that," put in the Director sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue — liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Happiness #Brave New World #Destiny

  • ... he was one of those men who like to be observers at their own lives ... such people observe their destiny much as most people tend to observe a rainy day.
    -- Alessandro Baricco

    #Rainy Day #Destiny #Men

  • As eight years before, he was leaving ... to rewrite his destiny in orderly fashion.
    -- Alessandro Baricco

    #Fashion #Destiny #Eight

  • Read the flight of your arrow if you want to know your future.
    -- Alessandro Baricco

    #Destiny #Arrows #Want

  • I'm still auditioning and doing other movie parts, but I really like the developing and the writing. You have more control over your destiny.
    -- Alex Borstein

    #Writing #Destiny #Over You

  • But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Fate #Destiny #Blind

  • In him I saw my furture In him I saw my friend In him I saw my destiny Both my beginning and end
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Destiny #Beginnings And Ends #Saws

  • The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Destiny #Giving #Firsts

  • To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Distance #Destiny #Nightfall

  • There are at the present time two great nations in the world--the Russians and the Americans. The American relies upon his personal interest to accomplish his ends and gives free scope to the unguided exertions and common sense of the people. The Russian centers all his authority of society in a single arm. The principal instrument of the former is freedom; of the latter, servitude. Their starting point is different and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems marked by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Destiny #Two #Common Sense

  • Man's ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Destiny #Men #Creation

  • 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 Armand Montapert

    #Wrestling #Destiny #Action

  • France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Drama #Destiny #Men

  • It is the destiny of the emigrant that the foreign land does not become his homeland: his homeland becomes foreign.
    -- Alfred Polgar

    #Destiny #Land #Doe

  • We bear a heavy and therefore a great destiny.
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Fate #Destiny #Bears

  • Thy lot or portion of life is seeking after thee; therefore be at rest from seeking after it.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Destiny #Life Is #Thee

  • Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Inspiring #Dream #Destiny

  • Your first kiss is destiny knocking.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Kissing #Destiny #First Kiss

  • I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.
    -- Alija Izetbegovic

    #Lying #Believe #Destiny

  • In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them.
    -- Alija Izetbegovic

    #Destiny #Play #Trying

  • A cold realisation washed over me. From now on, my master would not always be there to protect and counsel me. 'This is big. Too big,' I said. 'What do I do?' 'You follow your destiny,' Ryoko said. 'As we all do. With honour and courage.
    -- Alison Goodman

    #Destiny #Cold #Bigs

  • The true destiny of America is religious, not political: it is spiritual, not physical.
    -- Alvin R. Dyer

    #Spiritual #Religious #Destiny

  • Our moral responsibility is not to stop future, but to shape it...to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Future #Responsibility #Destiny

  • It's up to you to make your own destiny and not up to destiny to make you
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Destiny

  • The destiny of [Google's search engine] is to become that Star Trek computer, and that's what we are building.
    -- Amit Singhal

    #Stars #Destiny #Google

  • Some people are just destined to be together. That's just the way it is.
    -- Amy Davis

    #Destiny #People #Together

  • One discovers that destiny can be diverted, that one does not have to remain in bondage to the first wax imprint made on childhood sensibilities. Once the deforming mirror has been smashed, there is a possibility of wholeness. There is a possibility of joy.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Destiny #Mirrors #Joy

  • The terrible thing about death is that it transforms life into destiny.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Destiny #Life And Death #Terrible

  • All art is a revolt against man's fate.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Art #Fate #Destiny

  • And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Destiny #Men #Faces

  • If we cannot shape our destiny there as no such thing as witchcraft.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Destiny #Shapes #Witchcraft

  • In the realm of human destiny, the depth of man's questionings is more important than his answers.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Destiny #Men #Important

  • If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Character #Destiny #Habit

  • Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Fate #Destiny #Persevere

  • A word, a look, an accent, may affect the destiny not only of individuals, but of nations. He is a bold man who calls anything a trifle.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Destiny #Men #Looks

  • I am lucky. I did not choose this life. It chose me. It's strange like that; not picking my path, but rather easing into the water and letting it carry me where it will. Yes, there will be nights where I feel like my destiny is at my fingertips and there will be nights I wish the lights were off and I could just make these sounds in the dark. Still, I will always be there, wherever there might be, staring into blackness hoping the blackness stares back at me.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Dark #Night #Destiny

  • Sometimes you have to open yourself to the random possibilities of, I guess, destiny.
    -- Andrew W.K.

    #Destiny #Sometimes #Possibility

  • It's time to stop letting your history control your destiny.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Destiny #Your Destiny #Control Your Destiny

  • I took the name Green Destiny from - well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Destiny #Light #Skills

  • I'm not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don't walk away from it when something unfolds.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Fate #Destiny #Thinking

  • I used to think that looking across a pillow into the fabulous face of Buster Keaton would be a more thrilling destiny than any screen career.
    -- Anita Loos

    #Destiny #Thinking #Careers

  • I always interpret coincidences as little clues to our destiny
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Destiny #Littles #Coincidence

  • I speak for the colored women of the South, because it is there that the millions of blacks in this country have watered the soil with blood and tears, and it is there too that the colored woman of America has made her characteristic history and there her destiny is evolving.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Country #Destiny #America

  • We are all cups, and our destiny is poured according to measures we cannot understand, cannot influence.
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Destiny #Cups #Influence

  • We can't control our destiny, but we can control who we become.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Destiny #Our Destiny

  • Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Fighting #Destiny #Men

  • To live in the universe of high modernity is to live in an environment of chance and risk, the ineveitable concomitants of a system geared to the domination of nature and the reflexive making of history. Fate and destiny have no formal part to play in such a system, which operates (as a matter of principle) via what I shall call open human control of the natural and social worlds.
    -- Anthony Giddens

    #Fate #Destiny #Play

  • It's everyone's destiny to be glooped at some point in their life.
    -- Anthony Head

    #Destiny

  • Go to Venice. Find Scorpia. And you will find your destiny.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Destiny #Venice #Your Destiny

  • The choices that we make through our lives, the people who intersect us on our path kind of change what our fated destiny is. So some of us are lucky enough for the choices that we make to keep us on our path.
    -- Anthony Mackie

    #Destiny #People #Choices

  • No destiny attacks us from outside. But, within him, man bears his fate and there comes a moment when he knows himself vulnerable; and then, as in a vertigo, blunder upon blunder lures him.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Fate #Destiny #Men

  • People's destinies are so different. Some people drag along, unnoticed and boring—they're all alike, and they're all unhappy. Then there are others, like for instance you—you're one in a million. You're happy—
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Destiny #People #Unhappy

  • It takes solitude under the stars, for us to be reminded of our eternal origin and our far destiny.
    -- Archibald Rutledge

    #Stars #Destiny #Silence

  • Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
    -- Ariel Dorfman

    #Responsibility #Fate #Destiny