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I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
When Karim and his group heard about Saddam coming, they wanted to kill him, but fate had other ideas.
How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.
Before the Civil War, there were no national cemeteries, no processes for identifying the dead in the battle. There weren't any dog tags, and there was no next-of-kin notification. You didn't necessarily even hear what the fate of your loved ones had been. It was up to their comrades to write and inform you.
Drew Gilpin Faust
Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
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
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director's point of view.
My fate is in the hands of almighty Allah. I will deliver to the Gambian people and if I have to rule this country for one billion years, I will, if Allah says so.
I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.
Ludwig van Beethoven
It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Love cannot save you from your own fate.
Anyone working in the media can tell you that there seems to be an always-ready-to-explode segment of the populace for whom offense is a fate worse than anything imaginable. You'd think offense is one of the most calamitous things that could happen to a human being; right up there with the loss of a limb, or just missing a parking space.
The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.
Henry David Thoreau
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Musical compositions can be very sad - Chopin - but you have the pleasure of this sadness. The cheap consolation is: you will be happy. The higher consolation is the pleasure and recognition of your unhappiness, the pleasure of having recognised that fate, destiny and life are such as they are and so you reach a higher form of consciousness.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.
I'm not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don't walk away from it when something unfolds.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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