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There are certain events which to each man's life are as comets to the earth, seemingly strange and erratic portents; distinct from the ordinary lights which guide our course and mark our seasons, yet true to their own laws, potent in their own influences.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: What Will He Do With It? (bk. II, ch. XIV)

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Art and power will go on as they have done,--will make day out of night, time out of space, and space out of time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Society and Solitude--Works and Days

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It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny.

Jean Nidetch Quotes

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One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.

French Proverb Quotes

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Character is fate. (Destiny)

Heraclitus of Ephesus Quotes , Source: in Mullach's "Fragmenta Philosophurum Groecorum"

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Every man meets his Waterloo at last.

Wendell Phillips Quotes , Source: Speech

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Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.

Douglas Adams Quotes

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My death and life, My bane and antidote, are both before me.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 1)

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The future works out great men's destinies; The present is enough for common souls, Who, never looking forward, are indeed Mere clay wherein the footprints of their age Are petrified forever.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Act for Truth

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Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan Quotes

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No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.

Agnes DeMille Quotes

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Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

John F Kennedy Quotes

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Watch your thoughts, for they become words.Watch your words, for they become actions.Watch your actions, for they become habits.Watch your habits, for they become character.Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Lawrence Block Quotes

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I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.

Rita Mero Quotes

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I can't control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There's only now, there's only here. Give in to love or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today.

Johnathan Larson Quotes

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As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.

Harry S Truman Quotes

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It's choice--not chance--that determines your destiny.

Jean Nidetch Quotes

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It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped

Anthony Robbins Quotes

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Truly some men there be That live always in great horrour, And say it goeth by destiny To hang or wed: both hath one hour; And whether it be, I am well sure, Hanging is better of the twain; Sooner done, and shorter pain.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: The School-house, published about 1542

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For rarely man escapes his destiny. [It., Che l'uomo il suo destin fugge di raro.]

Ludovico Ariosto Quotes , Source: Orlando Furioso (XVIII, 58)

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Life treads on life, and heart on heart; We press too close in church and mart To keep a dream or grave apart.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: A Vision of Poets (conclusion)

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For I am a weed, Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam, to sail, Where'er the surge may sweep, the tempest's breath prevail.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 2)

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No living man can send me to the shades Before my time; no man of woman born, Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. VI, l. 623), (Bryant's translation)

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All, soon or late, are doom'd that path to tread.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XII, l. 31), (Pope's translation)

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