73+ Best Destiny Quotes: Exclusive Selection

For Friedrich Nietzsche, destiny keeps the form of Amor fati (Love of Fate) through the important element of Nietzsche’s philosophy, the “will to power”, the basis of human behavior. Inspirational destiny quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Destiny Quotes

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

One love, one heart, one destiny. Robert Marley

We ought to face our destiny with courage. Friedrich Nietzsche

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. Steve Maraboli

Listen to the advice of your own Destiny! All is a given! Sorin Cerin

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. John Lennon

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Siddhartha Gautama

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route. Haruki Murakami

There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk. Guy Gavriel Kay

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. J.K. Rowling

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Gautama Buddha

You speak of destiny as if it was fixed. Philip Pullma told you. You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand. L.J. Smith

Destiny cuts the cake of love, Three slices to some, To others, a crumb. Stefano Benni

A man does not make his destiny: he accepts it or denies it. Ursula K. Le Guin

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had. Alice Sebold

When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do. RuPaul Charles

Some things are destined to be it just takes us a couple of tries to get there. J.R. Ward

Our eventual fate will be the sum of the stories we told ourselves long enough. Crystal Woods

Destiny is not a 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

Destiny doesn’t do home visits you have to go for it yourself. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn’t going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear. Haruki Murakami

The willing, Destiny guides them. The unwilling, Destiny drags them. Seneca

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone we find it with another. Thomas Merton

It’s choice not chance that determines your destiny. Jean Nidetch

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. Hermann Hesse

Destiny’s what you make of it. You have to face whatever life throws at you. Darren Shan

Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? Garth Nix

For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary to fulfill our own destiny, according to God’s will, to be what God wants us to be. Thomas Merton

Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I shall seize fate by the throat. Ludwig van Beethoven

Control your own destiny or someone else will. Jack Welch

You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny. Roy T. Bennett

Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. Mandy Hale

Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. Daisaku Ikeda

Everyone gets an ending. Whether or not it’s happy is up to them. Stephen Chbosky

If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for. Thomas Merton

All of us have a path to follow and the path begins on earth. Richard Matheson

That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves. Garth Stein

I am a Pisces, a fish out of water, searching for a way back home. James Kidd

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. Seán O’Casey

Does our purpose on Earth directly link to the people whom we end up meeting? Are our relationships and experiences actually the required dots that connect and then lead us to our ultimate destinies? Jennifer Elisabeth

Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route. Haruki Murakami

‎Destiny finds those who listen, and fate finds the rest. Marshall Masters

Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do? Nicholas Sparks

Our choices determine our destiny. A.R. Bernard

I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street. Stephen Hawking

If tragedy never entered our lives, we wouldn’t appreciate the magic. Nikki Rowe

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. J.K. Rowling

Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way. Mike Norton

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it. Goldie Hawn

Sometimes you don’t get to choose your partner. Life chooses it for you. C.M. Stunich

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Siddhārtha Gautama

A person’s destiny is something you look back at afterwards, not something to be known in advance. Haruki Murakami

I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason. Jennifer Elisabeth

Silence is not our heritage but our destiny; we live where we want to live. Annie Dillard

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny? Jim Butcher

We live behind the closed doors of our own destiny. Sorin Cerin

You speak of destiny as if it was fixed. Philip Pullman

Fate or not, our lives are still the results of our choices. Taylor Jenkins Reid

Gods prefer simple, vicious games, where you Do Not Achieve Transcendence but Go Straight To Oblivion; a key to the understanding of all religion is that a god’s idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs. Terry Pratchett

Are you up to your destiny? William Shakespeare

Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny. Lao Tzu

I really believe that there is an invisible red thread tied between him and me, and that it has stretched and tangled for years across oceans and lifetimes. I know that it won’t break because our souls are tied. Jennifer Elisabeth

We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die. Douglas Coupland

If we keep going forward, following our own natural, intuitive, and sincere path then all things will have a tendency to align with what is a good intention. Donna Goddard

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim

Still she wondered did the present deliver up the future, or must you chase your destiny like a harpoonist? Edith Pearlman

You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was. Anthon St. Maarten

Together they spent their whole lives waiting for their luck to change, as though luck were some fabulous tide that would one day flood and consecrate the marshes of our island, christening us in the iridescent ointments of a charmed destiny. Pat Conroy

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. Lisa Mantchev