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46 Fate Quotes

The wine is poured, you should drink it. [Fr., Le vin est verse, il faut le boire.]

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: On Visiting a Scene in Argyleshire

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They are raised on high that they may be dashed to pieces with a greater fall. [Lat., Tolluntur in altum Ut lapsu gaviore ruant.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: In Rufinum (bk. I, 22)

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Fate steals along with silent tread, Found oftenest in what least we dread; Frowns in the storm with angry brow, But in the sunshine strikes the blow.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: A Fable--Moral

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He has gone to the demnition bow-wows.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (ch. LXIV)

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Rowe's Rule: the odds are five to six that the light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an oncoming train.

Paul Dickson Quotes , Source: in the "Washingtonian", Nov., 1978

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All human things are subject to decay, And when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Mac Flecknoe (l. 1)

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'Tis Fate that flings the dice, And as she flings Of kings makes peasants, And of peasants kings.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Works (vol. XV, p. 103)

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Kabira wept when he beheld the millstone roll, Of that which passes 'twixt the stones, nought goes forth whole. - Edward B. Eastwick,

Edward B. Eastwick Quotes , Source: his translation of the "Bag-o-Behar" (Garden and the Spring)

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Stern fate and time Will have their victims; and the best die first, Leaving the bad still strong, though past their prime, To curse the hopeless world they ever curs'd Vaunting vile deeds, and vainest of the worst.

Ebenezer Elliott ("The Corn Law Rhymer") Quotes , Source: The Village Patriarch (bk. IV, pt. IV)

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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes

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Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.

Ovid Quotes

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Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.

Lord Byron Quotes

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Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.

Mary Renault Quotes

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A person must stand very tall to see their own fate.

Danish Proverb Quotes

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Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Chance generally favors the prudent.

Joseph Joubert Quotes

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Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.

Seneca Quotes

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Every one is the architect of his own fortune.

Mathurin Regnier Quotes

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There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.

Albert Camus Quotes

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It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.

Elizabeth E. Bowen Quotes

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