Quotations on Destiny

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There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Experience, Ability, Destiny, Man, Unity)

What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
- William R. Alger
(Keywords: God, Peace, Victory, Destiny, Will)

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Character, Habit, Destiny, Harvest, Law)

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
- Fernando Alonso
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Destiny, Job, Now)

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Family, Destiny, Destruction, Salvation, Woman)

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: History, Destiny, Friends, Nations, United)

I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Men, Fear, Community, Destiny, Sense, Weapons)

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
- Charles Barkley
(Keywords: Government, Education, People, Control, Destiny, Help, Poor)

Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: God, Children, Destiny, Parents, Responsibility)

The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
- Matt Blunt
(Keywords: Power, People, Determination, Destiny, Spirit)

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Civilization, Destiny, Living, Mankind, World)

Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Change, People, Control, Destiny, Lonely, Want)

We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Keywords: History, People, Culture, Destiny, Language)

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Art, Time, People, Friend, Being, Destiny, Silence)

The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Society, Possibility, Destiny, Duty, First)

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Health, History, Control, Awareness, Destiny, First, Habits)

Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
- Fidel Castro
(Keywords: Men, Destiny, Man)

An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past.
- Pierre Corneille
(Keywords: Thoughts, Destiny, Example, Order, Past)

The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Keywords: Survival, Destiny, Future, Question, Road, Years)

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Society, People, Goal, Destiny, Help, Nothing, Running, Trying, Will)

My mother's passion for something more, to write a different destiny for a dirt-poor farmer's daughter, was to shape my entire life.
- Faye Dunaway
(Keywords: Life, Daughter, Mother, Destiny, Passion)

Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.
- Marguerite Duras
(Keywords: God, Alcohol, Comfort, Destiny, Folly, Man)

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.
- Lawrence Durrell
(Keywords: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)

The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
- Freeman Dyson
(Keywords: Intelligence, Destiny, Question, Space, Will)

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
- Albert Ellis
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Control, Blame, Destiny, Ecology, President, Problems, Years)

So we've moved from an era when women's biology was women's destiny to today, which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny.
- Warren Farrell
(Keywords: Men, Women, Destiny, Today)

For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words.
- Ken Follett
(Keywords: Success, Anxiety, Care, Destiny, Suspense, Words)

American future lies in the East. The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny.
- Donald Freed
(Keywords: American, Destiny, Future, Lies)

Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Marriage, Destiny, Sense)

Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Keywords: Being, Destiny, Journey, Quest)

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Keywords: History, Destiny, Meaning, Mystery, Reason, World)

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.
- Mark Victor Hansen
(Keywords: Dreams, Control, Goals, Destiny, Future, Want)

There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Keywords: Poetry, Destiny, Misfortune, Old, Sorrow, Woman)

The destiny of man is in his own soul.
- Herodotus
(Keywords: Soul, Destiny, Man)

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Awareness, Destiny, Feeling, Mission, Nation)

Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores.
- Barry Humphries
(Keywords: Business, Destiny, School, World)

A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Keywords: Change, Society, Destiny, Revolution, Help, Will)

It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Aspirations, Destiny, Energy, Man, Now, Universe)

Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Islam, Destiny, Will)

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Blood, Destiny, Prison, Water)

The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them.
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Keywords: Cards, Destiny, Influence, Play, World)

I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Keywords: God, Truth, People, Destiny, Help, Lies, May, Pretty, Ugly, Will)

I mean, I think we're put here on earth to make your own destiny, to begin with. I don't think there's anything you can do this way or that way to change anything.
- Waylon Jennings
(Keywords: Change, Destiny, Earth)

Your destiny is in your hands. Creating the life you want is only, and always, up to you.
- Darren L. Johnson
(Keywords: Life, Destiny, Want)

The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Men, God, People, Strength, America, Destiny, Public, Reassurance, states, United, Unity)

Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.
- Barbara Jordan
(Keywords: America, Community, Destiny, Difficulty, Harmony, Spirit, Will)



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