Fate Quotes

fate quotes

Call it fate, call it destiny, or whatever.  Some believe in it and some don’t.

Either way, you’ll find these fate quotes to be thought-provoking:

We create our fate every day we live. -Henry Miller

Each man is the architect of his own fate. -Appius Claudius

Control your fate or somebody else will. -Heinrich von Pierer

We make our own fortunes and we call them fate. -Benjamin Disraeli

Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Fate only takes you so far, then it’s up to you to make it happen. -Unknown

It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is. -Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. -William McFee

There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. -Diana Trilling

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. -Jean de La Fontaine

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. -Henry David Thoreau

Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

As we move through life, the force of fate creates events that we only appreciate when we reflect on our existence. -Ronald Harmon

Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of the bad. -William R. Alger

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

I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception. -Novalis

Whatever limits us we call fate. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • Benj
    • May 17, 2010

    I like the fate quotes…and it helps motivate an individual to his utmost talent and ability to perform.

    • Robert Edwards
    • May 18, 2010

    Good, here’s three more, the last my favorite

    Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd United States President)

    How a person masters his fate is
    more important than what his fate is.
    Friedrich Alexander von Humboldt, philosopher, 1769-1859

    I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act;
    but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Robert. Those are great ones.

    • Laurie
    • May 21, 2010

    Good quotes Shawn, one of my favorites is: What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. -Donald Trump Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Nene
    • June 8, 2010

    LOL! Shawn this is like pulling teeth. Do you honestly think I can choose a specific one I like? I love each and every one of them because each one gives a slightly different perspective on fate. Thank you for publishing. Please include a share on facebook link.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Nene, glad you liked it so much. As for the Facebook share button, let me look into that. But in the meantime, the Facebook Like button is right after the last quote, and that should do *almost* the same thing; your friends will see you like it…and hopefully they’ll come check out my blog! 🙂

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