Fate Quotes

Read the best selected fate quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about fate will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling. Seneca
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. John Dryden
I do not know beneath what sky nor on what seas shall be thy fate; I only know it shall be high, I only know it shall be great. Richard Hovey
There is tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries; on such a full sea we are now afloat; and we must take the current the clouds folding and unfolding beyond the horizon. when it serves, or lose our ventures. William Shakespeare
Men at sometime are the masters of their fate. William Shakespeare
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future. Anonymous
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on. Citium Zeno
Our fate, whatever it is to be, will be overcome by patience under it. Virgil
Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star. Lord Byron
We make our fortunes and we call them fate. Benjamin Disraeli
Chance generally favors the prudent. Joseph Joubert
Every one is the architect of his own fortune. Mathurin Regnier
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. Ovid
The men and woman who make the best boon companions seem to have given up hope of doing something else...some defect of talent or opportunity has cut them off from their pet ambition and has thus left them with leisure to take an interest in their lives of others. Your ambition may be, it makes him keep his thoughts at home. But the heartbroken people -- if I may use the word in a mild, benevolent sense -- the people whose wills are subdued to fate, give us consolation, recognition, and welcome. John Jay Chapman
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. Francis Bacon
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. Marcus Aurelius
Whatever limits us we call fate. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat. Elizabeth Bowen
It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards. Arthur Schopenhauer
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before. John Dryden
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause. Voltaire
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The wheel goes round and round, some are up and some are on the down, and still the wheel goes round. Josephine Pollard
Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. Virgil
Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. Henri Frederic Amiel
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. Confucius
One must either be the hammer or the anvil. German Proverb
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, ''I shall today be uppermost.'' Confucius
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain. Horace
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings. William Shakespeare
Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not. Francis Bacon
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. MoliFre
If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good. Ralph Waldo Emerson
But now our fate from unmomentous things, may rise like rivers out of little springs. Campbell
Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order. Seneca
Sail on ship of state, sail on, I union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, with all its hopes of future years, is hanging on thy fate. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth. Arabian Proverb
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate. Thomas Mann
Fate keeps on happening. Anita Loos
There is no armor against fate. James Shirley
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. Marcus Aurelius
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. Plutarch
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant. Seneca
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. Carl Jung

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