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58 Destiny Quotes

We are but as the instrument of Heaven. Our work is not design, but destiny.

Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") Quotes , Source: Clytemnestra (pt. XIX)

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We are what we must And not what we would be. I know that one hour Assures not another. The will and the power Are diverse.

Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") Quotes , Source: Lucile (pt. I, canto III, st. 19)

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Unseen hands delay The coming of what oft seems close in ken, And, contrary, the moment, when we say "'Twill never come!" comes on us even then.

Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") Quotes , Source: Thomas Munster to Martin Luther (l. 382)

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They only fall, that strive to move, Or lose, that care to keep.

Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") Quotes , Source: The Wanderer (bk. III, Futility, st. 6)

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The irrevocable Hand That opes the year's fair gate, doth ope and shut The portals of our earthly destinies; We walk through blindfold, and the noiseless doors Close after us, forever.

Dinah Maria Mulock (used pseudonym Mrs. Craik) Quotes , Source: April

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I feel that I am a man of destiny. [Ger., Ich fuhl 's das ich der Mann des Schicksals bin.]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Wallenstein's Tod (III, XV, 171)

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O Hamlet, what a falling-off was there, From me, whose love was of that dignity That it went hand in hand even with the vow I made to her in marriage, and to decline Upon a wretch whose natural gifts were poor To those of mine!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Ghost at I, v)

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A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at IV, iii)

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Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O, that that earth which kept the world in awe Should patch a wall t' expel the winter's flaw!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at V, i)

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Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at V, i)

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We shall be winnowed with so rough a wind That even our corn shall seem as light as chaff And good from bad find no partition.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Mowbray at IV, i)

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Here burns my candle out; ay, here it dies, Which, whiles it lasted, gave King Henry light.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Clifford at II, vi)

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Think you I bear the shears of destiny? Have I commandment on the pulse of life?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (King John at IV, ii)

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Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

Alexander the Great Quotes

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Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Fate is what happens to you when your luck runs out.

Michael Garrett Marino Quotes

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In life, the only certainty is uncertainty.

Robert Levine Quotes

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It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

Sir Winston Churchill Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Men heap together the mistakes of their lives and create a monster they call destiny.

John Oliver Hobbes Quotes

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

Alfred A Montapert Quotes

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Nature is at work.. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.

David Seabury Quotes

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But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.

Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

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Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.

Henri-Frederic Amiel Quotes

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Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz Quotes

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